Scotch & Comics Episode 020: Auld Lang Syne

Fun Fact: Robbie Burns' future was so bright he had to wear shades.

Fun Fact: Robbie Burns’ future was so bright he had to wear shades.

It may have been six months since the last episode of Scotch & Comics but that doesn’t mean that your host has gotten rusty. Or even gotten himself a Rusty Nail. (Ouch. I cut myself on that pun.) But in this special Robbie Burns Day episode, your host Devin R Bruce delivers an ode to comics. Specifically the comics Stormwatch, FF, Plastic Man, and Pretty Deadly. It’s a guid a body!

Show Notes:

  • Clarification: Martian Manhunter was in the Nu52 Stormwatch, not the Warren Ellis WildStorm version.
  • The Weird is a strange 80s DC book that Jim Starlin did. It’s a strange book but I like it.
  • The Golden Age magician that showed up in FF that I couldn’t remember is named Drakor. I can’t find references to him anywhere online, so if anyone knows if he has a previous publishing history, please let me know.
  • I feel like I give Pretty Deadly kind of poor lip service in this episode. I was kind of dumbfounded by how good issue 1 was. It’s really good, friends!
  • Musical interludes in this episode are: “Motherfuckers” by Murray Lightburn, “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces” by Ben Folds Five, “I’ve Got A Match” by They Might Be Giants, and “Sattelite Mind” by Metric. More cursing than usual, which is okay sometimes.

Link: Episode 020 on Libsyn
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3 responses to “Scotch & Comics Episode 020: Auld Lang Syne

  1. Worth the wait, Devin! Glad you could let the love flow after your Stormwatch disappointment.
    Your admiration for Pretty Deadly was quite clear; fears that you undersold it are misplaced.
    And man, I have gotta get my hands on some Jack Cole Plas goodness. All that I have read, I’ve loved – I just haven’t read much of it.

    Would it be too forward to ask for more S&C soon? Don’t fear the mic, man!

    • Aww Jim, you gotta get more Plastic Man. I finished the rest of the Archives Vol. 4 last night and it’s like comic book antidepressants. It’s fun and frenetic and full of silliness. (I also have a Jack Cole pin-up book. It’s amazing.)

      And I will start doing this more regularly. Bi-weekly at the absolute longest, never fully weekly but never this long again or I’m just gonna have ta quit!

  2. Music to my ears eyes, sir. Devin’s arch-nemesis: the relentless march of time. Whoops, wrong podcast thread.

    I neglected to mention: Your music choices were inspired. Loved ’em all.

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