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July 20, 2019  

Ep 168 - Deadly Class

Hey All, Sorry we've been away for a few weeks.  Life got the better of us for a bit.  But we're back with a new month of comics, and we're gonna try to get caught up over the next few weeks.  This episode is Deadly Class, the Evil Harry Potter as we call it.  The basis for the short-lived series on Syfy.  Next episode we are reading Umbrella Academy. 

May 27, 2019  

Ep 162 - Pretty Deadly

This 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. 

Next Week: Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

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. 

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 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!

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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 

 

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

January 14, 2019  

Ep 144 - Rat Queens

This Week: Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Next 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.

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Find cocktails, playlists, and the drinking game at: www.funnybooksandfirewater.com/blog/ep-144