Mike interviews Charles Soule about writing “Death of Wolverine” and his other comic Letter 44.
This is it! The season finale of Drinking w/ Comics! Lots of great stuff to talk about – our survey, the death of Wolverine, Warren Ellis’ Supreme Blue Rose. Oh, and 1988′s Epic Comics’ Prestige Format mini series Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown. Also, we take a serious look at the top ten Marvel books ranked in the new free Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine (available at your local comic book store). What’s number 10? What’s number 3? What’s #1? Mike and Shawn run the list down and tell you if they agree.
Oh, and what the hell is that cube sitting on the desk?
This issue Mike and Shawn are joined on camera by the Action Figure Insider himself, renowned toy expert Daniel Pickett. Topics of discussion range from McFarlane Toys new Walking Dead Building sets, the new Flash tv show, Brubaker & Phillips’ The Fade Out and Grant Morrison’s Multiversity. The crew also gets a fantastic flashback pic from Daniel in the form of Piranha Press’ Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (specifically the infamous A Cotton Candy Autopsy) and Mike talks about The Comic Bug’s forthcoming new, second location in Culver City!!! All while enjoying Double Take Brewing’s Belgian White Ale.
Continuing the gulp-sized micro-series, Mike and Shawn discuss Eric Powell’s comic The Goon, as well as his recent collaboration with John Carpenter on the Big Trouble in Little China sequel book from Boom! Oh, and Mike goes one step further than you’d expect in mourning the social ills of the last few weeks.
In this issue of the show we drink Firestone Brewery’s Pale 31 and Speakeasy’s Metropolis Lager while we talk more about former guest Larime Taylor and his brilliant book A Voice in the Dark, which could use a little help from our viewers! Also, science Officer Sara offers up Buzzfeed’s list of top indie comics – which leads to a discussion on just what exactly ‘indie’ is. From we go into Bill Sienkiewicz’s Stray Toasters and Paul Gulacy’s art on Master of Kung Fu. Mike rounds it out by giving us the secret origin of the GIJOE franchise.