CM Podcast 123 – New Comics Review

There are always new titles being launched and we picked up 3 of these new titles, read them and loved them.

The comics that we are reviewing are:

  1. Mech Cadet Yu #1 and #2 from BOOM! Studios.  It is written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa.
  2. Ghost Money # 1 from Lion Forge/Magnetic Collection.  It is written by Thierry Smolderen with art by Dominique Bertsil.
  3. Sink #1 from Comix Tribe.  It is written by John Lees with art by Alex Cormack.

These 3 comics are different from each other but are all worth your time.  If you are looking for something familiar and fun then you’ll love Mech Cadet Yu.  If you want something thrilling and abrasive then Ghost Money is what you want to read.  And if you want something that will scare you but also make you think, then go by Sink.

Listen to the podcast to get the full details of all 3 comics and then go right out and support these comics by buying them.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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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 42 – Anime in American Comics 2

This is not an error.  We are talking about anime in America comics again.  We had some much more material, Jon and I agreed to continue the conversation for 1 more week.

This time around, we focus on 3 “cyberpunk” animes/mangas that came out in the late 80s/ early 90s:

Appleseed

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Ghost In The Shell

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and we end with the very funny…

Dirty Pair

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“The original Japanese Kei and Yuri on the left and Adam Warren’s Americanized Dirty Pair on the right.”

These are 3 great sci fi/ cyberpunk comics that are fresh now as they were almost 30 years ago when they came out.  Check them out!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 41 – Anime and American Comics

This week we look at American Comic publishers and their attempts at making comics based on popular Anime series.

Some failed (Comico with Star Blazers, Antarctic Press with Robotech) and some were wildly successful ( Epic with Akira).

Here are the shows we review in the podcast:

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Voltron-Movie

and end with the awesome…

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If you have never watched any Anime or read any Manga, this is a basic primer for you.  This was a real fun podcast for us and we hope you enjoy it.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 17 – We reflect on our time at the Allston Comic Shop

The Verve sang “It’s a bitter sweet symphony that is life.”  No truer words were ever said when he heard of the shocking news this week.

The  Allston Comic Shop that we have been visiting for the past 30 years is shutting it’s doors at the end of September 2015.  This was a major blow to Jon and myself as I am sure it is to many of the patrons and employees of the shop.

This week, Jon and I go over the reasons we think why a comics shop in the middle of a city that 50 % of it’s residents are in the age range of 18 – 25 years old can close.   We review how the digital revolution is killing local business and speculate on how it will affect other industries.

This podcast is a lot of economy 101 but we guarantee it is very entertaining.  We take this week to relive the good times we had hanging at the Allston Comic shop.

We go back to comics next week.

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast Week 17:

CM Podcast 6 – Comic Collecting – Then and Now

Welcome back, True Believer!

This week Jon and I will tell stories of collecting comics from the 80’s up to 2015.  My story will cover DC’s The Doom Patrol.  I will cover who exactly are the Doom Patrol and focus specifically on the Doom Patrol that was written by Grant Morrison start with Vol.2 issue #19 (1989) and running through #63 (1993).

I bring this comic up because the individual comics can now be purchased digitally through DC.com.  I will also talk about the differences between buying back issues back in the day compared to today.

Jon goes over his comic book (and anime) experiences and talks about how he got into comics, why he loves collecting, his thoughts on the rise and decline of physical media regarding anime and how the comic landscape has changed in Boston over 30 years.

Join us on this trip down misremembered lane and hopefully inspire you to check out some old back issues.

– Jim

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