Iron Fist!

One of my favorite Marvel comics of the last few years was Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction’s Immortal Iron Fist. They didn’t write the entire run of the title, but they really defined what this book was, and the spirit and tone was continued by Duane Swierczynski.

It only ran for 27 issues, but I absolutely loved every bit of it. I was pretty disappointed when Marvel didn’t keep it going.

But no more! It appears that Marvel is bringing back Danny Rand this coming December. Word around is that we’ll learn more details at the Fear Itself panel at SDCC.

I know I’ll be reading it.

Holy Robin!

While we’re talking Batman, we all know that cartoon and 1960s TV Robin says the most ridiculous shit some times.

I found this first video via Geeks Are Sexy. A full 2:35 seconds of cartoon Robin being an idiot.

And if that wasn’t enough, here’s Burt Ward doing the same.

“Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors”? Are you serious?

Batman: Year One trailer

I love Batman. Frank Miller’s ‘Year One’ storyline defines the modern Batman for me.

DC Universe Animated Original Movies have been damn good in the past, and this one, due Oct 18th, looks like no exception.

Rogue Double Mocha Porter

So this beer was a birthday gift from my friend Ken this year. We here at Beer and Comics like a lot of what Rogue makes, but I hadn’t had this one. So good choice Ken!

The Double Mocha Porter pours with a chocolatey head, deep brown color. It leaves serious lacing on the glass as you drink it.

There is a sweetness in the aroma – to the point that the bitterness in the flavor is quite surprising. There is plenty of chocolate malt, but its not nearly as sweet as that first whiff hits at.

You also won’t be surprised at the 8.2% – the alcohol is high enough that its flavor comes through fairly distinctly in the palate.

Also present is Pacman.

You may have noticed that there is often a distinct flavor that Rouge’s beers have. For years all of their beers have been brewed using exactly one strand of yeast. For its ability to continually devour malt sugars and sometimes create high-ABV beers (and perhaps for its friendly, lovable character), they dubbed it Pacman.

It strikes me as something that could very well be attributed to the water, but since Brian and I once brewed using Pacman and gained the very same character, I’m going to have to go ahead and attribute it to this fine strand of bacteria.

In that familiarity of flavor, this beer is no exception.

This is a really solid beer, worth a few bucks whether you find it in the bottle or on draft at your favorite beer bar.


Batman x 2 = Wolverine? (Batverine?)

My friend Ish sent me a link to this, and while I don’t agree with the assessment that Batman x 2 = Wolverine, it is still pretty awesome.

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