Marvel Comics # 1, cover date October 1939 featured the first Marvel superhero – the Human Torch (also Sean wants to say this was also the debut of a certain sub-mariner named Namor). Eventually the publisher – Timely would become what we now know as Marvel Comics. We decided to honour that first appearance on our first appearance … in cocktail form.
The Human Torch:
1 part Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
2 parts Dr. Pepper
In this issue we introduce the concept of our podcast – which is three dudes talking about the comics that came out over the last few weeks, picking their favourites and drinking a themed cocktail or craft beer. Future episodes will include a segment called Required Reading – where we all read the same classic story line and discuss how well it holds up today. We will introduce the next issues Required Reading on each episode as well if you want to read along at home. In issue 2 we will be discussing 1984’s Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars – a twelve issue crossover that was conceived to promote a line of Mattel action figures.
We had two picks of the week for this episode.
Batman #44 (DC Comics) co-written by Scott Snyder and Brian Azzarello with art by Jock. We all agreed this was a great issue and the art was fantastic. A little different tone than recent stories from Snyder that addresses some real world issues
Daredevil #18 (Marvel Comics) written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee. Say it ain’t so! Mark Waid’s award winning and record setting (for length) run on the man without fear comes to a satisfying conclusion. Waid writes a great Kingpin and throws in some nods to the past with references to the classic Born Again story arc. Nice work Waid … we’re glad you signed it.