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.
Drinking w/ Comics welcome special guest Alisha Grauso! She’s the Editor-in-Chief of MoviePilot.com and the woman who called Spidey’s return to Marvel’s MMU waaay back in summer 2014! We drink Coastal Fog Brewery’s American IPA and talk Marvel movies, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange, Spider Gwen, Battleworld and… Newhart? Oh yeah, and the Inclusive Age!
In this issue Mike and Shawn go back to basics. Beers on tap include Goose Island’s delicious Sofie, Franziskaner and Alaskan Amber, and topics of discussion range from Robert Kirkman’s new book Outcast, Crystar the Crystal Warrior, the new batch of Guardians of the Galaxy solo books and 80s classic Nick Fury Vs. SHIELD. Oh yeah, and Joe.Baxter introduces the guys to the Stan Lee’s Excelsior Awards after Shawn and Science Officer Erin help him conduct some ESP experiments.