It’s issue #32 and Dw/C welcomes David F. Walker, writer of the new Power Man & Iron Fist series for Marvel! We talk about Con culture, continuing a crime-hero legacy with David’s Shaft series from Dynamite, his stint on DC’s Cyborg and of course, the very special relationship between Luke Cage and Danny Rand. All this and David gives a shout out to the swear jar at Brian Michael Bendis’s house and how Mr. Bendis influenced David’s take on Mr. Cage.
01 Publishing’s Kat Rocha and Josh Finney join the gang for a tour through their wonderful catalogue of Graphic Novels and Prose Anthologies! From the black-as-hell joys of Josh’s Lovecraftian Noir Casefile: Arkham to the cyberpunk madness of Utopiates, Mike and Shawn watch in awe as the independent gurus take them through 01 Publishing’s origins, Josh’s creative process and even some Lovecraft history (#afraidofvaginas). All this while Shawn and Mike get stewed on San Diego Brewery Saint Archer’s Amazing Tusk & Grain Barrel Aged Ale!
The Magnificent King Harbor Brewing sponsors the latest episode where Dw/C welcomes actress/cosplayer extraordinaire Jenny Wenger, Actor/Comedian Curtis Fortier and sound design specialist Crows Chris Saunders, all of whom were in on the recent table read performance of Joss Whedon’s long-abandoned Wonder Woman script. We talk about the event, Cosplay, doing stand-up in the Middle East, “filtering”, We Can Never Go Home, Wytches, Len Wein’s return to Swamp Thing, Hollow Ship and Mike’s new show Geekin’ Out with the Comic Bug! All that, delicious King Harbor beer and a whole lot more!
In this issue we welcome Ruben Gerard, creator of the inimitable Penny Strikes. The discussion tackles the art of the comic strip, the differences between strips and comic books, similarities to the art of comedy and the joys and woes of the caricaturist. Also discussed: Cursed Pirate Girl, Vertigo’s Jacked, Weirdworld and a BIG spoiler for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Oh, and Mike has Rupert from the live studio audience give a comic his ‘feel test’.
Beers featured in this episode are Monkish Brewery’s beautiful Feminism Tripel, Inland Empire Brewing’s Habsburg Hefeweizen and Anchor Brewing’s collaboration with former Black Crow Chris Robinson, the wonderful Brotherhood Steam beer.
Dw/C welcomes back moviepilot.com Editor At Large Alisha Grauso to talk the upcoming Dr. Strange movie, Netflix’s Jessica Jones and the Marvel comic it’s based on, as well as Marjorie Liu’s Monstress, Tango Unlimited’s George Romero spin-off Descent of the Dead and the new Star Wars series Vader Down. Plus Shawn tells us why he thinks Fox’s new Lucifer TV series won’t live up to the wonders of the Mike Carey/Peter Gross comic of the same name. Oh yeah, and we debut a new Goose Island Farmhouse Ale, the Halia!