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!
Special guest Action Figure Insider Daniel Pickett joins the crew for an episode that begins by weighing the pros and cons of both the Gotham and Constantine television series before traveling off into a discussion that touches on the evolution of Spiderman’s most famous nemesis Venom, whether or not Frank Miller should follow through on a third installment of his “Dark Knight” narrative and Marisa Stotter’s new women-in-comics doc She Makes Comics. Oh yeah, and speaking of Constantine, Shawn talks about Richard Adam Reynolds & Waking Dream Studio’s BRILLIANT Constantine fan film “Soul Play”. And, ah, what’s with the racist Star Wars fans? Think they’d dig the Shaft comic Dynamite Comics just started publishing? The one that Mike loves? All this and New Belgium Brewery’s seasonal white IPA Accumulation add up to an hour packed with awesomeness!
In this issue Shawn and Mike welcome Sara and Erin, the show’s new ‘Science Officers”. They drink the new Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale and wax philosophical about Warren Ellis’ new Moon Knight, Garth Ennis’ Red Team, Matt Kindt’s 3 Story and days gone by when Marvel’s New Universe turned a family of four into the amorphous horror known as… Fami-leech! Plus: The threat of Tony Montana makes its presence known!