Chris, Mike and Shawn welcome Science Officer Jordan to the show! Beer, wine and mead are consumed while the newly completed 4 piece discuss Marvel’s Secret Empire and the DCU’s appropriation of Alan Moore’s The Watchmen in Batman: The Button. Are these Universe-shaking stories events or cataclysmic cash-grabs? Find out this episode. Oh yeah, and Mike tells the world why he hates superstar comic artist Alex Ross! Here’s a hint: Flash! AH-AH.
The Halloween issue! In honor of the season Mike and Shawn trade recommendations for scary comics, from the oeuvre of comics legend Mike Mignola to Joe R. Lansdale’s Hex and its legal issues, Alan Moore’s seminal run on Swamp Thing, 70s pulp soap Tomb of Dracula and Jason Martin & Bill McKay’s criminally underrated Night of the 80s Undead from Action Lab. Also, Mike talks the new All New, All Different Marvel re-launch and Shawn shouts his love for Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls to the rooftops. All this while imbibing Ninkasi Brewing’s Dawn of the Red India Red Ale and Sleigh’r Imperial Pumpkin Ale – watch them derail the show about 3/4 of the way through!