Boston Comic Con is a 3 day event (Fri – Sun) where fans can meet comic artist, writers and comic book related celebrities. Jon and I have gone to it in years past and have always had a good time.
We went to it Sunday and we share our experience meeting establish artists and writers but also talking with independent artists. It was mostly good and a little bad and we will go over how it all went down.
Once there were greenfields kissed by the sun; Once there were valleys where rivers used to run; Once there was blue sky with white clouds high above; Once they were part of an everlasting love. We were the lovers who strolled through greenfields.
These are the lyrics to the song Greenfields and I played a snippet of it at the start of the podcast but they hold meaning to the comic, Green Valley which is published by Image Comics.
You see, Green Valley starts very playful. The Knights of Kelodia live in a great kingdom where they are admired by the townsfolk. They all live happy, full lives and share everlasting love in the greenfields outside the walls of Kelodia. That is, until one fateful day when all this good fortune is brought crashing down around them due to the tiniest of mistakes…
Green Valley is a comic written by Max Landis with pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
This story is a tale of knights, sword and sorcery and it has a twist ending. The covers also give away the ending and that is why I am only showing you the first 3 issues. Jon and I go over the comic. Jon talks about the story and characters, I talk about the twist and use some examples of how the twist was done in other media. I also talk about where I thought the comic was going and my take on “how I would have written it”. Finally, we end the podcast giving out final score on the overall story.
There are plenty of spoilers in the review and we do warn you when we start getting into spoiler territory so if you want to hear the “spoiler-free” version. Listen to the podcast until 7:35 then jump to 58:09 for the final review.
See you next week with our review of the Boston Comic Con 2017.
We then focus on his new comic in the continuing series of The Nocturnals called Nocturnals: Sinister Path.
Dan gives us a a quick recap of the new comics and then Jon and I review the story. We go over story elements and compare it to other greats works of art like L A Confidential and Leon The Professional.
We both think that this book is great and deserves your attention. If you cannot get to a comic shop, you can pick it up Comixology (along with the other Nocturnal titles).
It is another San Diego Comics Con so that means another round of Eisner Awards. Jon and I love the Eisners because it nominates that best of the best from the comic industry for categories like Best Writer, Best Artist, Best New Series, Best Ongoing series and more.
The award show spotlights comics that you are probably reading and some that were over looked last year. The nominees always makes for great material for a podcast.
Many comics nominated for Eisners were reviewed by us as comics that you should be reading like Saga, Paper Girls, Kill or Be Killed and Vision. There were also some comics that we have read but have not talked about on the podcast yet like Clean Room and Black Hammer. We are looking forward to giving a more in depth review for those.
Great discussion this week. Looking forward to next years crop of comics.
It’s July and the start of big blockbuster movie season. This year, Marvel and Disney release Spider-Man: Homecoming which welcomes Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jon and I were determined to see this movie come Hell or high water! We had several road blocks which we describe in the podcast but we finally were able to see it and boy, did we like it!
We do a breakdown of the movie: Tom Holland’s performance, his high school co-stars and the motivation of the villain, Vulture. We also share some Easter Eggs from the movie. Very few spoilers in this podcast.
Once of the things we both agree on, The Scorpion from the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man comic run did not look like a scorpion…
I say he looks kind of like a green squirrel man. It was just an odd costume design.
Listen to the podcast to find out why we even begin to talk about the Scorpio.
Back in 1984, there was a DC comic written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by George Perez called the New Teen Titans. The comic focused on some of the younger heroes in the DC Universe at the time: Robin, Kid Flash, Starfire, Cyborg and Changeling. They were the core team. It was a pretty popular book so Marv and George decided to do something that not a lot of books would do: introduce a new, likeable character to Teen Titans and then make her the teams worst enemy. It was a pretty bold move but it worked and that is the story that is told in New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract.
This year, DC Direct release an animated movie based on the story from the 1984 comic. Jon and I have seen the movie and we have also read the comic so now it is time to breakdown both.
Jon and I compare the 2 and let you know of the differences. The book does somethings better than the movie but the movie also does somethings better than the comic.
We also talk about the comic and what was going on in the world in 1984. We compare some historical events of the previous years and show you how we think these events influenced characters in the story.
I usually put the podcast link at the top of the page but going forward, I will put it at the bottom of the post. The reason being is that we are back on iTunes! If you want to subscribe to the podcast, here is the direct link:
This week we are going to talk about the Preacher TV show that is now in it’s second season on AMC.
Jon and I both watched the first season but never got around to giving a review of it. We felt now is the perfect time to talk about the show and how we felt the material was handled on screen. Jon and I are both fans of the comic and were very interested in it’s interpretation to the small screen.
After we talk about the show, we make some predictions on how the rest of the second season will play out based on the comic. We try make this part as spoiler free as possible. He do warn everyone that we will be talking about future story arcs. We both predict that Herr Starr will make his entrance during this season. Here is a page from the comic that will show you why Herr Starr is going to me the “Starr” of the show. *wry smile*
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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.