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Scotch & Comics Episode 27: Just Like Falling Off A Bike

Falling Off A Bike

It’s me, Devin.

Welcome back to Scotch & Comics! It’s me, Devin R Bruce, coming to you with the first episode in…over two years? Really? It feels like shorter than that. So join me as I kick the tires and take this old podcast out for a spin.

In this episode I talk about a lot of different comic books, including: Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such from DC/Vertigo; Goodnight Paradise from TKO Studios; We Stand On Guard from Image; Dork from Dark Horse; Hex Wives from DC/Vertigo; and Three Fingers from Top Shelf.¬†Which book made me surprisingly angsty and depressed? Which book explains the real reason for the death of Marilyn Monroe? Which book had an unexpected appearance by a late nineteenth-century giant of English literature? All these questions will be answered, and more. Plus: the debut of a new segment (which is also the first segment)! It’s a bold, strange new era for Scotch & Comics. Thanks for being here.

Click here to listen!

Additional Notes:

Featured Music:

  • “San Ber’dino” by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
  • “The Kids Are All Right” by The Who
  • “The Hideout” by Sarah Harmer
  • “Chew” by Jello Biafra & NoMeansNo
  • “Memories of You” by Charles Mingus
  • “Chariots of the Gods” by Duck Sauce.
  • and of course, the opening and closing theme is “The Graveyard Shift” by NoMeansNo

Opening and closing theme is “The Graveyard Shift” by NoMeansNo. Album art by Brandon Schatz.

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Scotch & Comics: Episode 008 – Re-Peat Business

I know I wouldn't want to mess with this guy.
Rogue Trooper with his best friends and his combat gear.

 

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!

Show Notes
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!

Link: Episode 008 on Libsyn
Download: Scotch & Comics Episode 008
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