Drunk on Comics Podcast 279: Smartest Person in The Room
Sometimes the saying of “its better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt “ is a motto at the studio. But besides the many times the group makes themselves sound like idiots, they also have a wide variety of comic industry knowledge. Josh, Linz and Tony will try to explain in this weeks podcast how true that last statement is.
Linz reviewed 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #5. The book, which has had a variety of artistic ways to show the viewpoint of the children, has such an adult feel. The story seems as simple as the title, but it has so much more going for it that you need to read it to truly appreciate its complexity.
Tony talked about Generations: Iron Man and Ironheart. It was not as great as some of the other Generations titles. Although the going to the future in comic books brings some revelations, in the past few years, it all gets retconned anyways, so the plot of this book really suffered because of it. It was interesting, but also disconcerting to see Tony be the Sorcerer Supreme, and that may be its greatest flaw. As a “What If” story, that would be OK, but with the point of Generations, it is suppose to be cannon, which really takes the reader out of it since it makes no sense whatsoever to see Tony as any sort of magic user.
Booze and a Book was the pairing of Scales and Scoundrels #1 with a Dragon’s Milk Reserve: With S’mores.