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It's been over a year since the first episode of Scotch & Comics came out. It has something to do with the way time works on the internet. But despite these chronal inconsistencies, your intrepid host Devin R Bruce is back with another installment in the Internet's fifth-best alcohol-related solo-hosted comics podcast! In this episode, take a jaunt through some of the ignored books in the 999 Regina Challenge, including Power Pack by Louise Simonson, Nexus by Steve Rude & Mike Baron, Man-Thing by Steve Gerber and a slew of artists, and Samurai Executioner by Kazuko & Koike. A little mellow music, a little Islay single malt, and four great comics from a wide depth and breadth of genres, publishers, and countries (okay, well, only 2 countries). Scotch & Comics: the only place where there are 24 weeks a year!

SPOILER ALERT: In my excitement about the comic, spoil the entire first story in Samurai Executioner Volume 5. So if you care about that sort of thing, you have been warned.

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Direct download: Episode_013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

That's right! The twelfth episode of Scotch & Comics is here, it's late, and it's just what you've come to expect - but not. Recorded on location on Devin R Bruce's secret retreat somewhere in the Canadian Rockies, on this episode your outdoorsy host reflects on Supergod by Warren Ellis and Garrie Gastonny, Love & Rockets by Gilbert Hernandez, Solomon Kane from Dark Horse Comics, and the first issue of the beloved Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth! Are you lost? In search of a true direction? Then come along on the RetreatCast and find what YOU have been searching for!

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Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: SC012_-_The_Retreat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25pm MDT

In this very special episode of Scotch & Comics, your intrepid host embarks on what (hopefully) will be the first in a series of reoccurring yet randomly scheduled debates on comics and comics culture, with a Scotch & Comics twist: the Drunk Comics Debates! In this inaugural debate, Devin R Bruce pairs up with Comics! The Blog's very own DrunkyToasterson, Brandon Schatz, to debate the relative cultural and creative merits of Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-volume opus, Scott Pilgrim. Who's for? Who's against? Who smashes a bottle of beer on the floor? Who compares O'Malley to Stanley Kubrick? The answers to these and more questions may surprise you.

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Twitter: @Doctor_Teeth
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Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: SC011_-_Drunk_Comics_Debates_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm MDT

In this, the tenth episode of Scotch and Comics, many questions are raised. Such as: What do a 1970s British cop series, a beloved grandma, and Teacher's Highland Cream have in common? Which Hernandez brother draws the best smashed-up cars? What comic book can get your intrepid host absolutely (in his own words) JAZZED? And what gives him the right to lay down the law when it comes to the Justice Society? It's a trip through a wide selection of comics, from Mark Waid's first story on The Flash, to Remender & Opena's take on The Punisher, to Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon, to the indie classic Love & Rockets, and DC's new Earth 2 series. Five Scotch-fueled diatribes and five energetic musical breaks: ten reasons to listen to Scotch & Comics!

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Twitter: @Doctor_Teeth
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Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: Scotch__Comics_Episode_010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm MDT

In this week's episode of Scotch & Comics, host Devin R Bruce covers his time at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, drinks some duty-free Glenfiddich, and talks about the 999 Reading Challenge. (And no, it's got nothing to do with a Pokemon-loving former US Republican "contender.") Then, he talks about why the first issue of Stumptown is a perfect crime comic AND waxes rhapsodic on the subject of Chuck Taine of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Short but sweet this week, there's still plenty of Scotch & Comics to wet your whistles!

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Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: Scotch__Comics_Episode_009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm MDT

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!

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Twitter: @Doctor_Teeth
Website: www.scotchandcomics.wordpress.com
Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: Scotch__Comics_-_Episode_008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm MDT

It's the day after Anna Howard Shaw Day and what better way to get over your love hangover than with a dose of Scotch & Comics! After going on a little bit about Glenlivet, French oak trees, barreling, and the difference a few drops of water can make, we dive into a strange but satisfying combination of comic books. This episode features Neil Young's Greendale, 1988's Deadshot miniseries (spinning out of DC's groundbreaking Suicide Squad title), a horrifying thriller in Silverfish, and the secret history of The Lone Ranger. A little of everything this week: western adventure, creepy crime fiction, ecological fantasy, and supervillains. If you want variety and slightly tipsy comics reviews, you have come to the right place!

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Twitter: @Doctor_Teeth
Website: www.scotchandcomics.wordpress.com
Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: Scotch__Comics_-_Episode_007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am MDT

In the first episode of Scotch & Comics to be released in 2012 (yet recorded in 2011), your intrepid host Devin R Bruce impales himself on a Rusty Nail and talks a little bit about his penchant for glassware. Then, it's off to the races as we discuss a wide range of comic books: the Elseworlds tale Batgirl and Robin: Thrillkiller, Silver Age stories from Turok: Son of Stone, and two series that were cancelled before their time: the second half of Welcome To Tranquility and the first volume of Thor: The Mighty Avenger. Alternate histories, dinosaurs, demons, and ancient gods: it's just a typical episode of Scotch & Comics!

NOTE: There are slight spoilers for Thrillkiller in this episode, nothing completely outrageous but a few examples of how things are different in this version of the DC Universe. I don't think it really ruins anything but you have been warned.

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Twitter: @Doctor_Teeth
Website: www.scotchandcomics.wordpress.com
Email: scotchandcomics@gmail.com

Direct download: Scotch__Comics_-_Episode_006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm MDT

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