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October 8, 2018  

Ep 130 - Clean Room

This Week: From the minds of superstar writer Gail Simone and gifted artist Jon Davis-Hunt comes CLEAN ROOM VOL. 1: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION—a new vision of horror that takes you inside the locked chambers of sex, science, celebrity, and the supernatural.

Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Its creator started out as an obscure writer of disposable horror fiction who decided to change the world—one mind at a time. Now its adherents rule Hollywood while obeying their leader’s every command. 

That’s almost all that anyone knows about the movement—or is it a cult?—founded by reclusive guru Astrid Mueller. But reporter Chloe Pierce is sure that there’s something deeper hiding behind Honest World’s façade. Her fiancé was a devoted follower of Mueller, right up to the moment that he blew his brains out while holding a copy of her book. Now Chloe wants answers from the woman whose words command the loyalty of millions—and she’s ready to storm the top-secret sanctuary known as the Clean Room to get them.

But there’s more to Astrid Mueller than Chloe could ever imagine—and the truth that she’s about to discover is more astonishing than any of Astrid’s accomplishments, and more terrifying than any of her novels.

Next Week: The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing a wave of chaos that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat? Critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan brings together an unorthodox team for the most unnatural threats. With stunning art by up and coming star Mikel Janin, Justice League Dark Vol. 1 visits the unexplored corners of the DCU!



May 29, 2017  

Ep 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  

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May 8, 2017  

Ep 56 - Sandman

Its a book that Adam missed: Sandman.  Gaiman’s lucid dream of a comic blends superhero’s and the supernatural in a book that has rightly been labbeled a classic.

Next time on Funnybooks and Firewater were reading Planet Hulk.  Bryan has never read a Hulk book before, and this is a highly recommended Hulk story.  Also the basis for part of the next Thor movie.

April 17, 2017  

Ep 53 - Cinderella: From Fabletown, With Love

On this week's episode, it’s a combination of fair tales and espionage with Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love.  A Fables crossover with a kick ass woman as our hero. 

Next week we join a group of DC’s finest females was they fight crime in Birds of Prey.

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February 27, 2017  

Episode 46 - Y: The Last Man

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 

Next week we start a month of autobiography.  First up is a heart-breaking story of author Tom Heart dealing with the untimely death of his daughter.

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February 6, 2017  

Episode 43 - Ex Machina

This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan.  First up is Ex Machina.  The story of Michell Hundred, a man trying to balance being a super hero, and being the mayor of New York.  

Next week is Pride of Baghdad.  Based on a true story. Vaughan's tale of freedom vs slavery surrounds a small pride of Lions as they escape from the Bagdad zoo during the second Iraq war.

August 1, 2016  

Episode 16 - DMZ

This week we enter the Demilitarized Zone, AKA the DMZ, AKA Manhattan.  The story takes us thru a war torn New York in the center of a second American Civil War. Vertigo presents DMZ, a tale from expertly written by Brian Wood with beautiful Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Next we are reading and discussing the classic Batman book, Hush.

May 16, 2016  

Episode 5 - Preacher: Gone to Texas

With a new tv show starting at the end of the week, we took a look back at the 1995 comic that inspired it.  This week we read “Preacher - Gone to Texas” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion.  We are joined by Andy from the Bored as Hell podcast who was able to see the first episode of Preacher at SXSW.  Next week we prepare for the “X-men Apocalypse” film by reading the X-men hallmark “The Dark Phoenix Saga” from 1980.  Read, and drink along with us.

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