CM Podcast 237 – New Comic Review

It’s time for Jon and myself to do another round up of 4 new comics that have come out in the last month that we think you should go out and pick up at your local comic shop or online.

The 4 books we are reviewing are as follows:

The Last God #1 (of 12) (Jim Review 1)

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Pencils: Riccardo Federici

Colorists: Sunny Gho with Dean White

Publisher: DC Black Label

Folklords #1 (Jon Review 2)

Writer: Matt Kindt

Artist: Matt Smith

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

The Doll House Family #1 (of 5) (Jim Review 3)

Writer: Mike Carey

Artists: Peter Gross (layouts) and Vince Locke (finishes)

Publisher: DC Black Label – Joe Hill Comic Imprint

Undiscovered Country #1 (Jon Review 4)

Writers: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule

Artists: Daniele Orlandini and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Publisher: Image Comics

2 of the comics are fantasy, sword and sorcery comics and 2 are modern horror comics. All 4 are amazing reads and you should have them on your pull lists! Listen to the podcast for details on why we like the comics.

Jim

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CM Podcast 155 – New Comics Review

In our last New Comics Review, we did mostly independent titles so we decided to do some Marvel and DC new comics this time around.

There are 4 reviews this week and here are the titles:

  1. Writer Jason Aaron with Artist Ed McGuinness for Avengers #1 (Jim review)
  2. Writer Charles Soule with Artist David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira for Hunt for Wolverine (Jon review)
  3. Writer Tom Taylor with Artist R. B. Silva for Adamantium Agenda (Jon review)
  4. Writers Joshua Williamson, James Tynion and Scott Snyder with Artist Francis Manapul for Justice League: No Justice (miniseries) (Jim review)

The downside of some of these books is that Marvel and DC are renumbering their flagship titles again (Marvel’s Avengers #1 and DC will relaunch Justice League at the end of No Justice as a #1) but the creators on these books and the stories that they are telling make this change a little easier to swallow.

The upside is that Avengers #1 is a great starting point for non-comic readers who saw Avengers: Infinity War and want a jumping on point for the comics.  Same thing for Justice League: No Justice.  Both books introduce you to the core members of each team and show you what else is hiding in the shadows of their perspective universes.

The Wolverine books bring you up to speed on what has happen to Wolverine since the evens of Death of Wolverine and Legacy.  These books bring back familiar faces of villains and heroes of the mutant universe.

Jon and I were both very excited about the books we picked and hope that you find some new reading material.

PS – Sorry to Justice League: No Justice – I referred to the enemy characters as “Doom Titans” but they are actually called “Omega Titans“.  That’s why we call the podcast Comics Misremembered.

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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 93 – Disappointing Comics

Has this ever happened to you: There is a major announcement about a writer/artist/character that really excites you but when you get the final product and finish reading it, you are left wanting?

Well, it has happened to Jon and myself a few times.  This week, we recount 3 comics that we were psyched about reading but at the end of the day, we were disappointed.

Jon will cover 2 miniseries and I will do 1.  Here are the books we will be talking about:

From left to right:

  • Death of Wolverine
  • Final Crisis
  • Wolverine: Origin

Why did these comics that had all the right ingredients turn out so badly?  We will give you the answers.

We will be back next week with a review of the movie, Logan.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 86 – Death of X Review

There is a cloud of Terrigen mist that is sweeping the Earth changing humans into…INHUMANS!  More with each passing day.  The mist is also killing all the mutants that come in contact with it!?  Soon there will be no mutants left and only Inhumans.  This could be the…(dramatic drum roll)…Death of X.

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Are you excited?  That is the starting premise in the 4 issue limited series from the House of Ideas, Marvel.  I mean, that is an awesome start, right?!

Then you also get awesome variant covers.  Some are even reproductions of classic covers like these:

Who needs story when these covers are with the purchase price alone, amirite!  What?  You want to know about the actual story?  Really?  These covers aren’t selling you?  Okay.  I will tell you about the story but just remember: Be careful of what you ask for because you might just get it.  If you listen to the podcast, you will hear all the details of Death of X.  Fair warning: Spoiler Alert.  We cover it all.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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