Drunk on Comics Podcast 231: Lunchbox Surprise
Linz and Tony were not alone in the studio this week, they were joined by the newcomer (although not a DoC virgin) Josh this week. While this is a welcome addition to the DoC roster, it does bring up a couple of questions; is Derek comic book dead? Why are all the voices in Linz’s head male? Do you really care?
After the briefest of introduction to our newest addition and talking about our visit with Source Point Press (and Derek’s holiday Negan sweater), the trio discuss some of the latest happenings in the area of nerddom. One of the main talking points was some of the most recent movie trailers; Kong: Skull Island, Full Metal Alchemist, and Ghost in the Shell. The general consensus is that these trailers make us excited. They also updated the progress of the Dr. Stranger movie, discussed the directorial change of Deadpool, dove in to the idea of the Pooh movie, and wrapped up the news by talking about the Inhumans television show.\
For books this week, Tony got in depth in to Thanos #1. Written by Jeff Lemire (a DoC favorite), the story answers some questions about what has been going on with everyone’s favorite purple bad guy post Secret War. Tony flexes some major nerd muscle by going in to the a brief history of the Eternals and Thanos’ offspring. This is a darker starting point than most Marvel #1’s have, but definitely a great starting point for a story that will probably take this character up his appearance in the MCU.
Linz covered Ether #1 from Dark Horse. Written by Matt Kindt, with art by David Rubin, this book is a fun and different take on the idea of a magical universe. The art does a great job of separating our world from the magical world, as you follow a scientist on his journey to explain how magic works. Something, however, has gone wrong in the magical realm, and our scientist is given the task of figuring out why. This book definitely does a great job of keeping your interest and adding some elements that doesn’t make it just another real vs. magic story.
Booze and a Book this week was Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar #5 paired with an Alien Brain Hemorrhage.