CM Podcast 291 – Reckless (Comic OGN 2020)

Taken from the Image Comics website:

Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles, and the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them—a good guy. A bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his radical student days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears…his own past.

I purchased Reckless this past Wednesday and devoured it like a dog with a t-bone steak. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (with Jacob Phillips on colors) put out another fantastic read set in the Criminal Universe.

With help from my long time friend, Hector (who never reads comics), I give a spoiler free review to try can convince Hector that he should consider picking up this comic. I get Hector to judge a book by it’s cover – he looks at the above cover art and tells me what he believes will be in the comic.

Also in the podcast, I explain the connection between Folk singer, Bob Dylan, The Weather Underground – a 60s and 70s domestic terrorist group, Nuclear Existential Dread and The A-Team have to do with this comic.

Comic Misremembered Podcast 291

CM Podcast 140 – D. P. 7 (Marvel New Universe)

Back in 1986, Marvel was celebrating 25 years of comics.  Jim Shooter (Editor In Chief at Marvel) decided he wanted to do something special to commemorate Marvel comics so he and a few other writers and artist put their heads together and created the Marvel New Universe.

The New Universe would be different than the existing one.  It would be even more realistic.  Actions would have consequences and it would not rely on Myth, hidden alien races and supertechnology to tell a story.

One of the launch titles in the NU would be D. P. 7 which stands for Displaced Paranormals 7

(From left to right: DP7 premier issue, the great Wampus cover of issue 4, the final issue of a 32 issue miniseries – hilarious and the cover to the trade)

DP7 was written by Mark Gruenwald with art by Paul Ryan.  Since this universe cannot have mutants, they would get paranormals – a small group of the population would receive powers thanks a world event called The White Event.

I read some of the original DP7 comics back in the day but Jon has never seen them.  I picked up the Trade Paper Back called DP7 Classic which collected the first 9 issues and thought it would be a great, goofy ride of nostalgia and I was right.

Listen to the podcast for more insight into DP7.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 140