This weeks’s guest is Toronto comic book writer, Alpha 1 wrestling commentator, host of The Handsome Genius Club podcast and Lego enthusiast Anthony Ruttgaizer.
Linz, Tony, and Josh gathered this week to talk about all things current and nerdy. Well, mostly. Turns out Josh is about a year late on a theory that widely circulated the internet about year ago. Still made for an interesting discussion though.
After trying to figure out what version of reality they were currently in, things moved to Tony’s most favorite topic: Power Rangers. Seriously, we should probably think about changing the name of this podcast to Drunk on Power Rangers. What started out as a review about issue 11 of the Power Rangers comic from BOOM! Studios quickly turned in to a history lesson about the Power Rangers and then a full on geek out from Tony and Josh, while Linz just sat back and watched the weirdness. Of course, the new Power Rangers movie trailer came out, so that became part of the discussion as well.
This week your hosts remembered they were a comic book podcast and reviewed some books! Along with Power Rangers #11, Tony also reviews WWE #1. Not having watched wrestling when this storyline took place, he is interested in where this story is going and is appreciative of the “backstage look” this comic offers. Both the writing and the art are on point. Later in the podcast, Linz reviews Curse Words #1 written by Charles Soule and drawn by Ryan Browne. The is a fun book full of wizards and magic, but with a great twist that can only be brought to you by the duo working on this book.
Other topics brought up during this episode are the rumors behind the casting of Cable in the next Deadpool movie and the possibility of Hellboy 3. They also covered the newest Logan trailer.
Booze and a Book this week is Monsters Unleashed #1 paired with an Absolut Monster.
The Unstoppable Wasp #1 is a BRAND NEW COMICS series featuring a Happy-Go-Lucky Girl in a BIG WORLD!
After 16 years of isolation in the infamous Red Room, the young and ambitious Nadia Pym escapes her imprisonment, and sets her sights to exploring the world, leading her to Adventures in the U.S. In spite of her past, the young genius and scientist (who like her famous Father, Hank Pym), aspires to become a Hero. Relentless, Nadia is determined to set her mark on the world, while becoming the true meaning of “UNSTOPPABLE”.
Independent comic book artist Shane Heron (Black Hole Hunters Club, Monstrosity) always had a huge talent for drawing, but didn’t actually make his first comic until his mid-twenties. Despite the relatively late start, he made up for it with gusto, collaborating with past Speech Bubble guest Ricky Lima on a 24-hour comic that would eventually become the alien bounty hunters adventure Black Hole Hunters Club (https://www.facebook.com/BlackHoleHuntersClub/). He even created a comic with the host of this very podcast. Now he’s working on a new book of his own called Morris – a post-apocalyptic western featuring a sheriff with more than a passing resemblance to actor Wilford Brimley. Shane Heron Art (https://www.facebook.com/Shane-Heron-Art-220976711259696/) @YoungShaney (https://twitter.com/youngshaney?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shaneheron/)
Da Nerdette and Kyle Da Marvel Zombie celebrate their 1st Annual Winter Solstice episode with talks the news regarding Carrie Fisher’s health, Max Landis’s BIG FUCK UP, DCEU + Marvel News, 2017 Announcements from the crew of Heroes and Coffee podcast.
On Part. II of H&C’s Winter Solstice Special, Phoenix Da Nerdette and Kyle The Marvel Zombie discuss Christmas Movies, which of 2016 Comic-Book Movies will be lucky enough to get any nominations from the 2017 Academy Awards, their most anticipated movies of 2017, and what they are both looking forward to (and not looking forward to) in the next coming year.
Derek and Tony hold down the fort right before the holiday weekend, and they get into a bit of the holiday spirit with a few of their books they reviewed this week. They also go all across the board with a little bit of everything this week from all aspects of the comic industry.
The guys had some fun talking about about some serious stuff about the animosity against certain comic creators, and others who have taken up the backlash to raise funds to stop online bullying. Tony spoke a bit about what is going on in the books of Marvel, and Derek explained why his life is shitty, literally.
Booze and a Book was X-men vs Inhumans #1 paired with a Strohs for certain reasons
Speech Bubble welcomes it’s founding sponsor and owner of Hairy Tarantula , Leon Emmett. We discuss the history of the shop, how Leon keeps one foot in and one foot out of modern society and what the future holds for him when the original location of his comic shop closes at the end of December 2016.
Phoenix Da Nerdette and Kyle The Marvel Zombie share the thoughts on the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, Aquaman news, Armie Hammer’sShenanigans (possible role in the DCEU) and X-Men Blue + X-Men Gold.
We had a full house for this weeks podcast, with Tony, Linz, Derek, and newbie Josh all in attendance. We had a lot to talk about this week, but that never stops us from talking nonsense for at least the first 5 minutes of any podcast. This week was no different.
Once we got down to business, we had some great discussions about Power Rangers (of course), Infinity Gem theories, and the death of beloved actor Ron Glass. We threw some love at Dirk Manning for the results of his Kickstarter and shared a warm-fuzzy moment about the Dark Crystal. Linz tried to show some love to John Cleese, but she got the smack-down pretty quickly for that (not that we don’t all love John Cleese, but you’ll have to listen for context). The gang also discussed how the Bud Light Superbowl contest is our very own Willy Wonka’s golden ticket.
Linz got indepth with her review of AD: After Death from the powerhouse team of Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. The book is definitely something to pick up and definitely is pushing the boundaries of comic books in all the best possible ways.
Booze and a Book this week was Saga #40 with a great cocktail called The Robot.