Drunk on Comics Podcast Episode 241: When’s Our Birthday?
Tony sounded like shit this week, due to a cold that has been passed around between the crew (but not in a sexy way). We apologize. But he did manage to get through the podcast without sneezing in to the microphone. We take the wins where we can get them.
Linz started off the podcast with her review of Black Hammer #1 and #2. The comic has actually come out with 5 issues so far, but Linz only picked up the first two to try it out. She was not disappointed. This series is written by Jeff Lemire, which definitely set the expectations high. The first issue lays out the basics of the series. It starts on a farm in the middle of the country, but you soon find out that there is something very different about the family that lives there. Turns out that the family is actually made up of a group of heroes from another time and/or place that was transported to this farm in a small town and are now stuck there. The second issue follows the story of Golden Gail, the female hero who has powers very similar to Shazam. When she says the magic word, she transforms in to a young Golden Gail, no matter her current age. When they group is transported to there current location, she is stuck in the younger form of her body and has to live as a 9 year old child even though she is 55. This, of course, causes problems in their current life. It is a great story, Linz suggests picking up all 5 current issues.
In the news, the gang covered some TV related news. They talked about the upcoming Cloak and Dagger and even got in to a little bit of history behind the characters. They then talked about yet to be named X-men television series. Bryan Singer is interested in directing the show, but this does not make Linz any more optimistic about the possibility. They also touched on the Witchblade series that is currently in pre-production and how they hope they somehow maintain her sexy and powerful costume.
In other news, Marvel is getting back in to the console video game market and Linz and Josh get really in to the weird story about Marvel’s Entertainment Exec and the case of stolen DNA (while Tony makes fun of Linz).
Booze and a Book this week was Kamandi Challenge #1 with a Fin du Monde.