CM Podcast 117 – Boston Comic Con 2017

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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.

Looking forward to next year’s con.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 116 – Green Valley

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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 115 – New Comics Review

Another new comics review is here.  There are new comics and new series that start each week and it is our duty to inform you on what series are worth your time and money.

This week Jon and I have 4 comics that we will be reviewing and the podcast follows this order:

Comic 1 – Jon Review

Robotech # 1 – Titan Books

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Writer: Brian Woods

Artist: Marco Turini

A British publishing company is producing a comic based on an American anime that originated in Japan.  Jon gives the details on the update on a fan favorite series.

Comics 2 and 3 – Jim Review

Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting – DC

Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV

Artists: Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr.

These 2 books are the prelude to the Dark Multiverse series: The Metal.  Jim reviews them and lets you know why they are must reads for new and long time DC fans.

The final review is…

Comic 4 – Jon review

Felix Leiter – Dynamite

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Writer: James Robinson

Artist: Aaron Campbell

Ian Fleming’s American take on the super spy.  Jon reviews the first issue of this new series from Dynamite.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 114 – Nocturnals: Sinister Path

We are very excited to have a special guest this week, Dan Brereton!

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Writer and artist of Nocturnals and painter on The Psycho, DC’s Batgirl and Robin ThrillKiller, and hundreds of other comics. He is a legend.

We talk with him about his career, San Diego Comics Con, and his current Kickstarter campaign…

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In The Night Studio Kickstarter by Dan Brereton

We then focus on his new comic in the continuing series of The Nocturnals called Nocturnals: Sinister Path.

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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).

Nocturnals Comics on Comixology

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Things that I took away:

  • The correct way to pronounce his last name.
  • Dan Brereton has been going to the San Diego Comic Con for 30 years, not 29.
  • The great Frank Franzetta passed away in 2010 and for some reason, I thought he was still alive and painting.
  • I called Doc Horror by the name Doc Hammer. Doc Hammer is actually the co-creator of the Venture Bros, not one of the characters in Nocturnals.

This podcast was a blast and we had a great time with Dan Brereton. We to hope to have Dan back in the near future for other podcast projects.

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CM Podcast 113 – 2017 Eisner Awards

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.

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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.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 112 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

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.

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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…

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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.

Your comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 111 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

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.

Grab a Zima and enjoy the show.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 110 – Preacher TV series

Welcome back.

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:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/comics-misremembered-podcast/id1253595643

Okay.  On with the post.

This week we are going to talk about the Preacher TV show that is now in it’s second season on AMC.

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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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Thanks again for supporting and listing to the podcast.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 109 – Skrull Kill Krew

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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.

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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:

Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

 

CM Podcast 108 – Wonder Woman Movie

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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