CM Podcast 147 – The Surrogates and Altered Carbon

Jon and I have both seen the Altered Carbon series on Netflix and enjoyed it.  Jon was very interested to talk about its themes on the podcast.  I reminded him that Altered Carbon is based on a book, not a comic book so it wouldn’t fit with the milieu of our podcast.

I came up with a solution – there is a comic written by Robert Venditti with art by Brett Weldele called The Surrogates that came out in 2005 which has similar themes to Altered Carbon: a new technology is invented and it reshapes the world.

We give a brief overview of the stories for each book and then Jon and I discuss how the technology works, it’s social and economic impact in their respective worlds and how relevant it is in today’s real world.

It is a great and spirited philosophical podcast this week but we still manage to have a little fun.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 147

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