CM Podcast 233 – The Immortal Hulk (# 6 – 10)

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered Podcast. We are continuing our discussion on The Immortal Hulk. We are going over the 2nd story arc (issues 6 – 10) which is called “The Green Door“.

Let’s reintroduce the creators of this grand tale:

Writer: Al Ewing

Artists: Jon Bennet, Lee Garbett, Martin Simmons

Inkers: Ruy Jose, Le Beau Underwood & Rafael Fonteriz

Colorist: Paul Mounts

We start with the Hulk still at large and now being pursued by The Avengers for all the destruction he has caused since his resurrection. The Avengers confront Bruce Banner…

A fight ensues and the Hulk almost gets away but Tony Stark pulls out his Ace in the Hole – The Helios Weapon and knocks the Immortal Hulk out.

The Hulk is turned over to the United States Hulk Operations AKA Shadow Base. This is a military organization run by the General Reginald “Reggie” Fortean – the premiere hulk hunter. He has plans for Bruce Banner and The Immortal Hulk but I don’t think Bruce or the Hulk will cooperate willingly with those plans…

We continue the story and review of The Immortal Hulk in the podcast.

***Warning – There are spoilers in the podcast!!***

Jon and I both agree that this is will ultimately be an epic story run and will have a profound impact on Hulk lore for years to come. We highly recommend that you pick up the 2 trades we reviewed and continue on with the story.

Also, I referenced A Tell-Tale Heart on the podcast specifically mentioning a animated short from the 1950s that was narrated by James Mason. I found the clip on YouTube! Here it is:

Thanks for listening,

Jim

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CM Podcast 232 – The Immortal Hulk # 1 – 5

I am very excited about tonight’s podcast. We will be reviewing the first story arc of the Immortal Hulk # 1 – 5. The story arc is called “Or Is He Both?

I am excited because I have been reading this in issues for the last 2 years and think it is one of the best written, drawn, inked and colored stories of the last few years. This is not hyperbole. When the creators of this book finish their run, it will go down as one of the best Hulk stories of all time. Jon has not read the series so I gave him “Or Is He Both?” and we discuss the book.

Writer: Al Ewing

Artist: Joe Bennet

Ink: Ruy Jose

Colorist: Paul Mounts

Publisher: Marvel

***SPOILERS IN THE PODCAST***

The story opens with a Carl Gustav Jung quote:

“There are two people in every mirror. There is the one you can see…

and there’s the other one.”

Jon and I explore some of Jung’s psychological concepts, what that quote means and how it is applicable to Dr. Bruce Banner and his relationship with the Hulk.

We go on to talk about the ties the second issue has with the Incredible Hulk TV show from the 70s and the unique story telling of issue three.

We end the podcast with Jon’s opinion of the first story arc and if he is as excited as I am to talk about the second story arc next week.

If you can’t find the original issues, Marvel has reprinted a good chunk of them and they are called The Director’s Cut – they feature some supplemental material that wasn’t in the original release.

We don’t spoil everything in the podcast but we will next week so go out and read this comic and join use for part 2 next week!

Jim

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CM Podcast 139 – Avengers: No Surrender

We will be talking about the epic 16 part weekly Avengers storyline that begins with issue #675: No Surrender!

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The story is so humongous in scope that it need 3 writers and 3 artist to tell it:

Writers: Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub

Artists: Pepe Larraz, Paco Medina and Kim Jacinto

The only issues available so far are part 1 (675) and part 2 (676).  We decided we wanted to get on this early so you don’t miss the boat on this story.

Jon has never been an Avengers fan so this is his first dip into their universe.  In issue 675, we are introduced to Valerie Vector AKA Voyager

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You remember Valerie Vector!  She was one of the founding members of the Avengers!!  What do you mean you don’t remember her?  Well, that is because she was just created this year and retconned (we explain what this term means in the podcast) into the Marvel Universe.  This threw Jon for a loop because he thought she really was an older character.  Besides introducing a golden age character we never met before, you also find out that the Earth has been stolen and it’s up to the Avengers to figure out who did it.

This is a great starting point for those that have never read this title and, with only 2 issues out, it seems that it will be a ripping yarn.

Here is a quick reference guide to the different Avengers teams that exist today:

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Listen to the podcast and if you find it entertaining, then go out and pick up all 16 issues of the Avengers: No Surrender.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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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 37 – These books need some love.

Hello again,

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered!  This week we are going to be talking new comics – specifically comics that may get cancelled if you do not start reading them.  We have 4 titles to “sell” you.

Before we get into that, you may have noticed some issues with the Comics Misremembered podcast this week on iTunes such as a lag in updating and the logo missing.  This is happening because I am trying to up date some information to iTunes and it is not going according to plan.  I will eventually delete the podcast off iTunes and then submit it again so it is updated properly.  Keep posted to this website for more details.

Now, on with our review for new comics.  These are the 4 titles that we will be talking about:

  • Marvel’s Vision – written by Tom King with art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Marvel’s The Ultimates – written by Al Ewing with art by Rocafort
  • Marvel’s Hercules – written by Dan Abnett with art by Luke Ross
  • Image’s Ring Side – written by Joe Keating with art by Nick Barber

In the podcast, we give you multiple reasons why you will like and continue to read these books so listen to it and give it it the “First Issue Try”.  We are sure you will find a title or 4 that you like and want to continue to read.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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