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March 18, 2019  

Ep 153 - The Fade Out

This week: An epic graphic novel of Hollywood in the early days of the Blacklist, THE FADE OUT tracks the murder of an up-and-coming starlet from studio backlots to the gutters of downtown Los Angeles, as shell-shocked frontman Charlie Parish is caught between his own dying sense of morality and his best friend's righteous sense of justice. 

Next Week: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret from destroying his life. 

Ep 153 - The Fade Out is Out Now!Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-153 #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #FadeOut #Brubaker #Phillips #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comics #cocktails 

March 11, 2019  

Ep 152 - Incognito

This week we continue our Brubaker/Phillips month with Incognito. Zack Andersen, once a member of the mercenary group the Overkill Brothers, lives a normal, bland life in the Witness Protection Progam, but he begins to miss the thrill of his former life of crime.

Next Week were reading The Fade Out as our Brubaker/Phillips month continues. An epic graphic novel of Hollywood in the early days of the Blacklist, THE FADE OUT tracks the murder of an up-and-coming starlet from studio backlots to the gutters of downtown Los Angeles, as shell-shocked frontman Charlie Parish is caught between his own dying sense of morality and his best friend's righteous sense of justice. 

Ep 152 - Incognito Out Now!Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-152 #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #Incognito  #Brubaker #Phillips #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comics #cocktails 

 

March 4, 2019  

Ep 151 - Last of the Innocent

This Week: One-part a coldblooded murder, one-part a twisted meditation on nostalgia through the lens of kids comics. It's "like Watchmen for the Archie set" as Criminal reaches new heights!

Next Week:Zack Andersen, once a member of the mercenary group the Overkill Brothers, lives a normal, bland life in the Witness Protection Progam, but he begins to miss the thrill of his former life of crime. We are reading Incognito as we continue our month of Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker books. 

Ep 151 - Last of the Innocent Out Now!Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-151 #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #Criminal  #Brubaker #phillips #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comics #cocktails 

February 25, 2019  

Ep 150 - Gotham City Sirens

This Week:Gotham City Sirens

Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn—they’re beautiful, they’re deadly, and for the first time in their lives, all three are trying to fly on the straight and narrow. Tired of playing by other people's rules, regardless of which side of the law they're on, these tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it.
 
Only, sometimes, friends can be more trouble than they're worth. Particularly when they're unaccustomed to things like loyalty… or sanity.
 
With the Bat away, these sirens will play, and no one— not Hush, the Riddler, or even the Joker—knows what to expect from the bad girls of Gotham City. But life off the lam is no bed of roses. Especially when maniacs are killing innocents and making it look like the Sirens are the culprits, when Ivy’s new civilian identity proves murderously difficult to maintain, and when Catwoman’s sister comes to town to ride of the demon she believes possesses her… and rid her of her life in the process!

 

Next Week: Last of the Innocent

One-part a coldblooded murder, one-part a twisted meditation on nostalgia through the lens of kids comics. It's "like Watchmen for the Archie set" as Criminal reaches new heights!

Ep 150 - Gotham City Sirens! Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-150-Gotham-City-Sirens #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #TheFix #ComicbookCouples #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comics #cocktails 

February 18, 2019  

Ep 149 - The Fix

This Week: The Eisner Award-nominated team of bestselling writer NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES) and artist STEVE LIEBER (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are in cahoots again for an all-new, ongoing crime series, THE FIX. THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.

Next Week: We finish up our comicbook couples month with Gotham City Sirens.  Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn—they’re beautiful, they’re deadly, and for the first time in their lives, all three are trying to fly on the straight and narrow. Tired of playing by other people's rules, regardless of which side of the law they're on, these tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it.
 
Only, sometimes, friends can be more trouble than they're worth. Particularly when they're unaccustomed to things like loyalty… or sanity.
 
With the Bat away, these sirens will play, and no one— not Hush, the Riddler, or even the Joker—knows what to expect from the bad girls of Gotham City. But life off the lam is no bed of roses. Especially when maniacs are killing innocents and making it look like the Sirens are the culprits, when Ivy’s new civilian identity proves murderously difficult to maintain, and when Catwoman’s sister comes to town to ride of the demon she believes possesses her… and rid her of her life in the process!

Ep 149- The FIX is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

February 11, 2019  

Ep 148 - Quantum Teens Are Go

This week: Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks.

Next week:The Eisner Award-nominated team of bestselling writer NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES) and artist STEVE LIEBER (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are in cahoots again for an all-new, ongoing crime series, THE FIX. THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.

Episode 147- Batman: Rules of Engagement is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

February 10, 2019  

Ep 148 - Quantum Teens Are Go

This week: Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks.

Next week:The Eisner Award-nominated team of bestselling writer NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES) and artist STEVE LIEBER (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are in cahoots again for an all-new, ongoing crime series, THE FIX. THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.

Episode 147- Batman: Rules of Engagement is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

February 4, 2019  

Ep 147 - Batman: Rules of Engagement

This Week: When Catwoman accepted Batman's marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne's and Selina Kyle's. A union between the World's Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City's fiercest criminals is a shake-up that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight's life--from the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate "family," to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he'd long hoped to leave behind.

Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemption--a mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, "I do." Standing in their way is...well, everybody, including Batman's lethal ex-girlfriend Talia al Ghul.

From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat's search lead them to happiness at last?

Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancée from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Joëlle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks!

Next Week: Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks in Quantum Teens are Go.

 

Episode 147- Batman: Rules of Engagement is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

January 28, 2019  

Ep 146 - The Unbelievable Gwenpool

This Week: 2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But that can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel's least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!

Next Week: When Catwoman accepted Batman's marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne's and Selina Kyle's. A union between the World's Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City's fiercest criminals is a shake-up that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight's life--from the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate "family," to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he'd long hoped to leave behind.

Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemption--a mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, "I do." Standing in their way is...well, everybody, including Batman's lethal ex-girlfriend Talia al Ghul.

From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat's search lead them to happiness at last?

Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancée from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Joëlle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks! 

Episode 146- The Unbelievable Gwenpool Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

January 21, 2019  

Ep 145 - Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight

This Week: Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove herself the best of the best! She's forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds that she still can't walk away from a challenge from her past! It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut - but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? Witness her in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history!  We’re reading Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight.

Next Week: 2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But that can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel's least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!

 

Episode 145- Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight Is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN