Scotch & Comics Episode 017 – Nothing To See Here

You're not making ME walk the plank, you landlubber.

You’re not making ME walk the plank, you landlubber.

Pretend it hasn’t been nearly three months. Pretend that your intrepid host Devin R Bruce has always been here, talking to you about the glory that is the comic book and the wonder that is the single malt Scotch whisky. And then pretend this is not entirely unexpected! Because boy howdy, was this a fun one to record. Put your feet up while he fixes you a (virtual) drink. and then rants at you about Batman And The Monster Men by Matt Wagner, Revival by Tim Seely & Mike Norton, Thunderbolts Classic from Marvel, The Invisibles from Vertigo, and Pirate Eye: Mark of The Black Widow from Action Lab Comics! Acceptable superhero fare, small town horror-noir, adventures in metafiction, and a pirate-gangster mashup you won’t soon forget. Is it a vision brought on by finishing off Grant Morrison’s breakfast smoothie? No, it’s just another episode of Scotch & Comics!

Show Notes

  • Seriously. Revival. Is good.
  • For more about Grant Morrison’s thought processes when he was making The Invisibles, and his insignts on superhero comics in general, you could check out Supergods. It’s in need of an edit but the concepts are fascinating.
  • Note: said I was influenced by READING ABOUT drug culture. Like, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Doors of Perception and Warren Ellis comics in general.
  • My friend Stan is awesome. Here is a link to his twitter.
  • Action Lab Comics is a company you should know about, and Pirate Eye: Mark of The Black Widow was just one great thing I’ve read from them. Princeless, Back In The Day, and Fracture are just a few of their awesome offerings. Visit them now and love them like I do!
  • Musical interludes this episode were: “Our World” by LTJ Bukem, “A Song For The Dead” by Queens of The Stone Age, “Miracle Drug” by A.C. Newman. “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles, and “Dead Man Walking” by David Bowie.

Link: Episode 017 on Libsyn
Download: Scotch & Comics Episode 017
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3 responses to “Scotch & Comics Episode 017 – Nothing To See Here

  1. One of my favorite S&C eps, even before my name got dropped. Thank you so much, Devin; Canadians really are nicer people.
    The section on The Invisibles was especially inspired.. You got more insight into the series from extemporaneous thoughts on four issues than many of us got from the whole series.
    Agreed on Supergods; would have been a masterpiece with a firm editorial hand. Instead it was a worthwhile but rambly read.

    • Thanks Jim! I was so shocked to get an email from you that I read it pretty much every day.

      I was so disappointed in Supergods. I wanted it to be coherent (or as coherent as Morrison could get) and informative so I could hook some non-comics people. Sadly, that was not the case.

  2. “Thanks Jim! I was so shocked to get an email from you that I read it pretty much every day.”
    Brace yourself for future shocks.

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