As Huey Lewis once crooned “Gotta go back in time.” Well, that is what we do here from time to time at the Comics Misremembered Podcast. We wax nostalgic about old comics and talk about if they were as good as we (mis)remember them.
This week, we will talk about Marvel’s 1995 Miniseries Skrull Kill Krew. It was written by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar with pencils by Steve Yeowell.
It’s a story about Skrulls and the Krew that loved to kill them.
Listen to the podcast and you will hear:
Our take on this very interesting miniseries.
That it is very difficult to say “Skrull Kill Krew” after a few adult beverages.
Some influences we think are in the comic.
My totally spot-on impersonation of Marvel’s Tom DeFalco.
Also in the podcast, one of the influences I mention is a movie called Invaders from Mars. It originally came out in 1953 and then was remade in 1986. I could not remember the name of the director. I apologize, it was Tobe Hooper. The man who directed The original (and best) Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist. Here is a preview of Invaders from Mars:
We tried to see the Wonder Woman movie last weekend and got locked out due to tickets selling out at the theaters in our area so instead of a review of that movie, we decided to review some new comics that have recently come out.
Jon does a review of Marvel’s Darth Vader # 1 Vol. 2
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
I do a review for Boom Studio’s Godshaper # 1 and 2
Writer: Simon “Si” Spurrier
Artist: Jonas Goonface
We really like one of these books and the jury is out on the other one. Listen to the podcast to see which one you should buy.
We have a guest in the studio with us this week: Kevin Glennon. He is was a big fan of the G. I. Joe: Real American Hero comic as a kid and fan of our show. He asked if he could come on and talk about the comic series.
I am also a big fan of Larry Hama’s series and agreed to do an all G. I. Joe: RAH podcast this week. Jon, Kevin and I talk about the history of the series, the stories we (mis)remember as kids and what is going on with that comic today.
If you have never read the G. I. Joe comic – you are missing out on one of the greatest war comics ever made. We hope that you listen to the podcast and run out and buy the newest issue like we do every month.
Also, Kevin Glennon is an accomplished author and has published a book called:
I hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend. We are and by sheer chance of fate, we are doing a retroreview of a comic that takes place during the Vietnam War on Memorial Day Weekend.
This week we are reviewing the very excellent BORN (AKA Punisher: BORN) that was written by Garth Ennis with art by Darick Robertson (inks by Tom Palmer) and came out as a miniseries in 2003. It has since been collected into a trade paperback.
It is a look at Frank Castle (AKA Punisher) as a soldier in Vietnam. It gives a glimpse into the psyche of Castle to understand how a man can become a vigilante.
We start the podcast with a quick history of the Punisher character and the ups and downs of his comic series. We then move on to the review of BORN and also talk about some movies and TV shows that may have inspired the comic. Jon and I highly recommend that you pick up this miniseries if you are looking for something new to read even if you are a person that may have never read a Punisher story before. You will not be disappointed in this book.
The 1st Guardians of the Galaxy movie came out in 2013. The sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just came out on 5/5/2017. Both movies were very successful so you are pretty familiar with…
But are you familiar with the Guardians that came out in the comics in 2008?
Or the original Guardians that came out in 1969?
We are celebrating our 2nd year anniversary (5/15/2015) this week and we do it by giving you a brief history on who are the comic versions of the Guardians from 1969 and 2008. We also never had a chance to review the 1st Guardians movie so this is a double review of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Sit back and relax and let the non-sense flow over you.
Jon and I are reviewing 2 things this week: Captain America: Steve Rogers and the new mini-series and summer event Secret Empire.
For those not reading Captain America: Steve Rogers, you are missing some of the key elements that lead into understanding what is happening in Secret Empire (like understanding why Magneto would want to join Hydra). Do you have to read it before you read Secret Empire? No.
What I do at the start of the Podcast is give you a high level breakdown of what you need to know from issues 1 – 16 of Captain America: Steve Rogers in order to better understanding of the choices Steve Rogers in making in Secret Empire. PS – there will be spoilers. I also want to give my opinion of what I think of Cap as a Hydra Agent since I am a long time Captain America fan.
After that, Jon goes into talking about issues 0 and 1 of Secret Empire.
Jon reviews some of the story elements without giving too much away in both issues and then gives his opinion on if you should read it or not.
If you can’t get the physical copy, you can always go here for the digital version:
We have done 100 podcasts and this is the start of 100 more!
This week, Jon has read one of the comics that he missed when it originally came out. We discussed this in Comics Misremembered Podcast 95 and that comics is:
by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
This comic is as relevant today as it was when it was published in 2006. The story is told through the eyes and words of Matty Roth – the only embedded photojournalist in the Manhattan DMZ. Want to know more? Listen to the podcast!
We talk politics and comedy – you will swear you were listening to an episode for Bill Maher’s Real Time or the Daily Show.
For me, there were a lot of great things happening in the 90s. There was great music like Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Great Cinema like Dances with Wolves, Silence of the Lambs and Unforgive – actual Oscar winner movies that you wanted to watch! Bill Clinton was in the White House and everything was right in the world…at least for a little bit.
The worst thing we had to worry about was terrible comic story lines. Tonight, for our 100th podcast – we will share with you one of the 90s worst story lines – Spider-man’s Clone Saga.
I don’t remember much about the story. There was some of this…
and then I remember some of this…
I think this happened…
And some other stuff. We go over some details in the podcast. To be honest, the Clone Saga was not that interesting of a story idea. I was more interested in the office politics and stories that they threw away than the actual one that they used.
I think the 90s and this story can be summed up with this cover:
From the gaudy computer graphic font to the specialized, laminated cover – this comic embodies all that was wrong with Marvel and story telling in the 1990s. There is more computer generated stuff on the cover than actual art work! I am glad that this fad passed and we are getting back to story telling again. Mostly getting back.
Jon and I had a blast misremembering this story and recording this podcast. We hope to do 100 more and beyond and we hope you enjoy listening to them.
The live action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johansson recently came out so we decided to do a Movie Face/Off!
Anime Vs Live Action
Jon and I will read the plot for the Anime movie first and then the plot of the Live Action movie. We will then discuss the merits of each movie and ultimately, let you know which one is the superior movie and why.
In case you have not guessed it, there are major spoilers for both movies in this podcast so fair warning.
The Walking Dead Season 7 ended last Sunday so Jon and I will discuss the 2nd half of Season 7. We talk about Janis and the Scavengers (which is a great name for a band), Sasha’s sacrifice, Eugene’s betrayal, Ezekiel’s choice, Rick’s stand and more!
We also review the predictions I made based on the comic at the end of Season 7’s mid season episode and how much of it came true.
As always, there will be major spoilers in this podcast so if you have not watched all of Season 7 and want to be surprised, don’t listen now. Come back later.
I told him that a review of the 5 issues that are out would not be enough for a podcast. My idea was to Super-Size it and talk about the recent history of Thor prior to becoming unworthy.
I do a quick historical overview of Thor: God of Thunder which ran for 25 issues between 2012 – 2015ish before becoming The Mighty Thor.
Written by Jason Arron
Art by Esad Ribic
This series explains some of the questions that you may have with The Unworthy Thor that are not explained in the series. In fact, Unworthy Thor might as well be called Thor: God of Thunder # 26 because it is so closely linked.
We hope you enjoy the podcast and start reading the very excellent Unworthy Thor.
Welcome back to the podcast. We are doing a new comic review this week. We haven’t done one of these in a while and a few new books have come out. You know the drill: we read them, we review them and you either buy them or give a pass.
What does the title “Missed The Bus” comics mean? It means great comic series that have been published but for what ever reason Jon and/or myself have never read. The alternative title I have for this podcast is “Whats The Matter With You Dummies!?”
Hard to believe that there are some comics that exist out there that Jon or myself have not read. This is a true fact! There are some many comics that exist that we cannot get to all of them so some of the gems get left in the mine. Today, we talk about 3 of those series which are:
DMZ – Vertigo/DC
A Distant Soil – Image Comics
100 Bullets – Vertigo/DC
We talk about why we missed reading them when they were first released, why we want to read them now and is it even possible to read comics that are no longer being published?
Just so you know, I have read DMZ and 100 Bullets. It is only A Distant Soil that we both have not read.