This episode the Drinking with Comics gang gets Podcrashed by comedian Chris Gore! Topics of discussion range from Chris’ new comedy album Celebrities Poop, to Saranac Brewery’s White IPA, to how Marvel should approach the inevitable recasting of the cast of the Avengers. Oh yeah, and the 90′s unforgiveable trend of gimmicky comic book covers goes to trial — is X-Force #1′s poly-bagged ridiculousness worse than Chromium? Tune in to find out!!!
This issue the crew welcome Robin Thorsen from the wildly popular web series The Guild and Tanya Bjork, creator of the comic book Havenhurst. Topics of discussion range from the guests’ own work to Black Snow comics’ Two Drink Minimum, Judge Dredd, Brubaker and Epting’s Velvet, the new Big Trouble in Little China comic from John Carpenter, Eric Powell and BOOM! Studios as well as A LOT of off-topic stuff. Mike draws lines in the sand with Coldplay and Neil Gaiman and the guys really put the “Drinking” back into the title with some Golden Road Point the Way IPA.
In light of the events of the previous episode, Shawn is put in a position where he must fight not only for his life but for his spot on the show. Meanwhile, Joe.Baxter makes a power play and Mike draws a line in the sand – with #davidgoyer.
Oh yeah, and we talk about Stone Brewery’s wonderful Saison, Mark Millar’s MPH, She Hulk’s dating habits, Dark Horse’s imminent loss of the Star Wars property back to Marvel, Tim Vigil’s Faust and Sequart’s wonderful Chris Claremont Documentary (which can be bought here: http://sequart.org/movies/4/comics-in-focus-chris-claremonts-x-men/)
In Issue 6, Shawn and Mike interview A Voice in the Dark creator Larime Taylor and talk to Cassidy James about his kickstarter campaign for Gun Up Paintball. We get a peek at Free Comic Book Day 2014 and Joe.Baxter’s face is finally revealed! Shawn and Mike drink Firestone Walker 805 while Joe.Baxter and Co. drink New Belgium Summer Helles.
Cassidy James’ kickstarter mentioned on the show:
Issue #5 is here and includes our first live studio audience! It also includes our interview with Stray Bullets creator David Lapham! Featured beer is Deschutes Red Chair, a tasty Pale Ale perfect for loosening the crew’s tongues while they discuss Ben Templesmith’s The Squidder, the finale of Transformers: Regeneration One, Garth Ennis’ Caliban, Deadpool’s Wedding, and a whole host more, including Mike’s story about a bizarre interaction with Glenn Danzig in the comic shop!
Also, the Grant Morrison Batman annotations that Shawn mentions are here:
And to supplement, because it ties in so heavy, here’s some to Morrison’s perplexingly awesome Final Crisis: