CM Podcast 108 – Wonder Woman Movie

Comics Misremembered Podcast 108

We used the Wonder Woman TV Theme song as the intro to this podcast.  The original recording is on YouTube.  Here is the full song:

Jon and I saw the Wonder Woman movie and we decided to make it our topic of discussion this week.

We start the podcast off talking about the comic book origins of Wonder Woman.  Then Jon and I share our experience with the comic book and why or why not we ever read it.

We then move on to talking about the movie.  What we liked and things that should have been changed.

This is a movie that can make or break DC comic movies.  Does it live up to the hype?  We discuss.

We finish the podcast by talking about the “Josh Whedon Wonder Woman Script” – supposedly, Josh wrote an early script for this movie and it isn’t very good.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 107 – New Comics Review

Comics Misremembered Podcast 107

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

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I do a review for Boom Studio’s Godshaper # 1 and 2

Writer: Simon “Si” Spurrier

Artist: Jonas Goonface

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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.

See you next week with a review of Wonder Woman.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 106 – G. I. Joe: RAH comic

Comics Misremembered 106

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:

Vampires, Vikings and Mailmen

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Click here to buy

A great mix of action, horror, comedy and heart.  If you are looking for something new and interesting to read then pick it up.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 105 – Punisher: BORN

Comics Misremembered Podcast 105

Hello and welcome back.

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.

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first issue of BORN

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.

Be safe and see you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 104 – New Comics Review

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We decided to cover some of the new titles we have been reading for this week’s podcast.  The comics we are covering today will be:

  • X-men Gold (Jon review) – written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ardian Syaf
  • USAvengers (Jim review) – written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina
  • X-men Blue (Jon review) – written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina
  • The Button Crossover (Jim review) – This is issues 21 and 22 of Batman by written by Tom King with art by Jason Fabok and issues 21 and 22 of The Flash by Joshua Williamson with art by Howard Porter.

Listen to our reviews/critique of the books and hopefully you will have found some new books to read.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 103 – Guardians of the Galaxy

Comics Misremembered Podcast 103

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…

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Guardians of the Galaxy movie from left to right: Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Nebula, Drax and Star-Lord.

But are you familiar with the Guardians that came out in the comics in 2008?

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Guardians of the Galaxy comics (2008) from left to right: Gamora, Rocket, Star-Lord, Adam Warlock, Drax and Phyla.

Or the original Guardians that came out in 1969?

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The original Guardians of the Galaxy (1969) from left to right: Vance Astrovik, Charlie-27, Martinex T’Naga and Yondo Udonta.

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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 102 – Marvel’s Secret Empire

Comics Misremembered Podcast 102

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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:

Marvel Digital Comics

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 101 – DMZ

Comics Misremembered Podcast 101

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:

DMZ

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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 100 – The Clone Saga

Comics Misremebered Podcast 100

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…

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and then I remember some of this…

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I think this happened…

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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:

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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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 99 – Ghost in the Shell movie

Comics Misremembered Podcast 99

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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 98 – Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

Comics Misremembered Podcast 98

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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.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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When Rick is smiling, shit is about to get real.

CM Podcast 97 – New Comic Review

Comics Misremembered Podcast 97

Hello once again.

Last week we meant to review 3 comics but we ran a little long so we only got in 2 books.  Jon still wanted to review the 3rd book:

The Unworthy Thor (click here to buy digitally)

Writer Jason Arron

Artist Olivier Coipel

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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

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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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

 

CM Podcast 96 – New Comics Review

Comics Misremembered Podcast 96

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.

The books we are reviewing this week will be:

Jon’s review for Marvel’s Darth MaulDirect link for Digital Comic

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Jim’s review for Marvel’s Great Lake AvengersDirect Link for Digital Comic

I also give a brief history on the 28 year old GLA.

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We hope you have enjoyed our 2 reviews.  See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 95 – “Missed The Bus” Comics

Comics Misremembered Podcast 95

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.

Enjoy the podcast.

You comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 94 – Logan Movie

Comics Misremembered Podcast 94

So I am trying something new with this post and putting the podcast at the start.  Hope you like it.

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There are 3 people on the podcast this week: Jim, Jon and Rick.  You may remember Rick made his debut appearance on our Podcast for Captain America: Civil War movie.

This week we are talking about Logan – The final Wolverine movie.

Rick was so excited about the Logan movie that he asked if he could join us.  So of course Rick was welcome to record with us on this podcast.

This is a spoil filled show so do not listen if you plan on seeing the movie in the near future.  Lots of discussion and debate and a few comic book references.  Enjoy.

Your comics pal,

Jim