Welcome back! In this eighth episode of Scotch & Comics, your host Devin R Bruce climbs on board the peat train thanks to a liberal dosage of the Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt. Fortified by heavy doses of scotch that you could smell across the hall, he then leads a motley group of comics into the fray: The Hood from Marvel Comics’s Marvel MAX imprint, 2000AD’s Rogue Trooper, the third volume in Jeff Lemire’s Essex County trilogy from Top Shelf, and the first four issues of the post-Crisis Justice League title from DC Comics. From war to sci-fi, superhero adventures to small-town crises, Scotch & Comics serves up one hell of a strong cocktail!
Happy Harbor Comics is one of the best comics stores in Edmonton. If you’re in town, you should visit.
The Malt Troll Whisky Club is a group founded for the enjoyment of and education regarding whisky. Again: if in town, attending one of their tastings is highly recommended.
Ardbeg Distillery. The place that smells like heaven.
I really do think Thor: Vikings by Garth Ennis & Glenn Fabry is Mavel MAX superheroics done right. Thor fighting undead Vikings who are trying to loot Manhattan. How can you lose?
The whole “Saliva Teeth” thing I was talking about is kind of summed up in this post from the HeroMachine blog, but I’d seen it referenced in something else first. Anyone know what I’m vaguely referring to?
The Sweater by Roch Carrier is best known to patriotic Canadians in this short from the National Film Board. Every time I watch it I become six years old.
Seriously: the 1980s Black Canary Costume. Horrendous. No wonder she burned it.
I said “Giffen and his inkers.” I of course meant “Maguire and his inkers.” Blame the whisky, not the man.
Hey, remember when I made 8tracks playlists for these things? Well, I started doing it again. Featuring the music used in this episode (from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Medeski Martin & Wood, Beck, and The Soundtrack of Our Lives) and thirteen more tracks. Check it out!