Drunk on Comics Podcast 192: Too Soon
This week Tony, Derek, and Linz got together in the studio to go over comics and nerd out. Before they could get things started, however, Tony had to get something off his chest concerning a certain provider of internet and the hell they put him through this week that left him without that connection that we all now base our lives around.
After getting the relief provided to him from his rant, the gang moved on to more pertinent subjects, like the great book they all read this week. This weeks review (preview, really) was for Paknadel & Trakhanov’s Turncoat #1, put out by BOOM! Studios. Because this was another preview (two in row now!) they tried to remain spoiler free, but managed to cover what made this story great. The book takes places at the end of a 300 year reign of an alien race referred to as Management and follows Marta, a former police office for Management who turned resistance fighter and helped rid Earth of the physical presence of the aliens. The main portion of the story occurs 5 years after the aliens left Earth and shows Marta as a private investigator who gets ends up getting a client she knows she shouldn’t help, but does so anyway. The events that follow show you more about how the Earth is recovering after have been under alien rule for so long and how Marta is viewed by both sides of the conflict. The art helps this story along by giving you that gritty feeling of a post invasion recovering while hinting at details that may be important to the story and you may have otherwise overlooked. This book is releases 3/16/16, and we strongly advise you check it out. Management would want you to.
The trio move on from there to cover Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II teasers and more about how the information leaked online early this year may be truer than anyone would care to admit. They also talked about the recent Captain America: Civil War trailer and the appearance of Spider-man. Somehow this lead to a discussion on crossovers (with the recent announcement of the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover) and what past crossovers were their favorite.
They covered subject of viewing comics on mobile devices and how a new company was trying to make it easier to consume comics this way. They also bid a sad farewell to The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Booze and a Book this week paired together Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #50 and a Paul Walker.