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May 21, 2019  

Ep 161 - By Chance or Providence

This week: By Chance or Providence collects Becky Cloonan's award-winning trilogy: Wolves, The Mire and Demeter, with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you've set them down.

Next week; Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers AssembleCaptain Marvel) and Emma Rios (Dr. StrangeOsborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage. 

May 14, 2019  

Ep 160 - Through the Woods

This week we begin our month of Written by Women with Emily Carrols Through the Woods. 

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course, you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

Next week we are reading Becky Cloonan's By Chance or Providence. By Chance or Providence collects Becky Cloonan's award-winning trilogy: Wolves, The Mire and Demeter, with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you've set them down.

May 6, 2019  

Ep 159 - Akria

Sorry, we missed publishing this last week.  We will try to catch up this week. Life got the better of us. 

This week: Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

Next week we begin our Written by Women Month with Emily Caroll's Through the Woods.  Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course, you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

 

 

April 22, 2019  

Ep 158 - Gotham City Garage

This week: In the distant future, America has become a wasteland, all save one unexpected haven: Gotham City, a forcibly domesticated utopia run by Governor Lex Luthor with the aid of his brutal enforcer, the Bat. Young Kara Gordon has no idea what lies outside Gotham's borders, but she's about to find out!

When an act of mercy pits Kara against Luthor's forces and even her own sister, Barbara Gordon, she flees into the "freescape," a desert fought over by motorcycle clubs, chief among them the Gotham City Garage. These tougher-than-tough women--among them unexpected versions of Harley Quinn, Catwoman and more--quickly learn that Kara is more than she appears, even before she demonstrates superpowers that reveal her to be more than human! They may even embrace Kara as one of their own, but only if she lives long enough! 

DC's greatest heroes and villains are reimagined as bikers in Gotham City Garage Vol. 1, based on the stunning line of DC Collectibles statues!

Next Week:  Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

April 15, 2019  

Ep 157 - Joy Ride

This Week: Earth Sucks. Steal a Spaceship. 

Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first, leaps before she looks, and is desperate for any means to leave her planet behind. And so she does. When Uma jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will throw at them.  This week we're reading Joy Ride

 

Next Week: In the distant future, America has become a wasteland, all save one unexpected haven: Gotham City, a forcibly domesticated utopia run by Governor Lex Luthor with the aid of his brutal enforcer, the Bat. Young Kara Gordon has no idea what lies outside Gotham's borders, but she's about to find out!

When an act of mercy pits Kara against Luthor's forces and even her own sister, Barbara Gordon, she flees into the "freescape," a desert fought over by motorcycle clubs, chief among them the Gotham City Garage. These tougher-than-tough women--among them unexpected versions of Harley Quinn, Catwoman and more--quickly learn that Kara is more than she appears, even before she demonstrates superpowers that reveal her to be more than human! They may even embrace Kara as one of their own, but only if she lives long enough! 

DC's greatest heroes and villains are reimagined as bikers in Gotham City Garage Vol. 1, based on the stunning line of DC Collectibles statues!

April 7, 2019  

Ep 156 - Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die

This Week:  You knew him as the Punisher. Frank Castle made a deal with the devil that made him the Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. And a deal with Thanos made him...dead?! Not to worry, Castle doesn't die easy. He's coming back - and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place! It all starts with an idea so simple he cannot believe no one has ever done it before. But as with all things worth doing, it's not going to be easy. And things soon get truly weird - as Castle takes on space sharks, faces down the future Guardians of the Galaxy - and runs into Galactus during a bar fight! It's Frank...er, the Punish...um, Cosmic Ghost Rider in the craziest caper he's ever had to deal with!

April 1, 2019  

Ep 155 - Motor Crush

This week we are reading Motor Crush. The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush. 

Next Week we are reading Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die. You knew him as the Punisher. Frank Castle made a deal with the devil that made him the Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. And a deal with Thanos made him...dead?! Not to worry, Castle doesn't die easy. He's coming back - and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place! It all starts with an idea so simple he cannot believe no one has ever done it before. But as with all things worth doing, it's not going to be easy. And things soon get truly weird - as Castle takes on space sharks, faces down the future Guardians of the Galaxy - and runs into Galactus during a bar fight! It's Frank...er, the Punish...um, Cosmic Ghost Rider in the craziest caper he's ever had to deal with!

Ep 155 - Motor Crush is Out Now! Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-155 #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #MotorCrush #Image #motorcycles #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comic s #cocktails 

 

March 25, 2019  

Ep 154 - Kill or Be Kiilled

This Week: The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) return with 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. 

Next Week: The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush. 

Ep 154 - Kill or Be Killed is Out Now!Find cocktails, Playlists and drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-154 #iTunes, #Stitcher #GooglePlay #Podbean #TuneIn #Spotify #FadeOut #Brubaker #Phillips #funnybooksandfirewater #podcast #comicbooks #comics #cocktails 

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