CM Podcast 191 – Xmen God Loves, Man Kills

I love doing comic reviews and I especially love it when it’s a comic that I have heard about but never had the opportunity to read until now. This is one of those podcasts.

X-men God Loves, Man Kills is the 5th comic in the Marvel Graphic Novel series that came out in 1982. The original is hard to find but, thanks to reprints – you can get a cheap version of it today and, depending on which version you get, you’ll get bonus art and interviews with the creators.

On the left is the original copy of the comic that came out in 1982 and on the right is the current reprint that I purchased. The story was written by long time X-men scribe, Chris Claremont with art by Brent Anderson.

What also makes this a unique podcast – Jon actually read this comic originally when it came out. HE ACTUALLY READ A COMIC THAT I HAD NOT READ! This is a rare feat.

In the podcast we talk about what makes the Marvel Graphic Novel series so special and what was happening in the world during 1982 that actually influenced the comic. There is some reminiscing and shouting – you know, our usual comic talk.

Then we get into talking about the comic. We are introduced to Reverend William Stryker. He is a televangelist that loves God but is not found of mutants.

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Stryker, in fact, hates mutants with all his might…

I like how Nightcrawler is like “What did I do?”

As you can see in 2 panels that Reverend William Stryker is a very bad, no-good, terrible person and you will find out just what lengths he will go to to eliminate mutants from the face of the earth. If Stryker seems familiar to you, that is because the story from this comic was used in the movie X-men 2 AKA X2. William Stryker is the name of the main villain in the movie.

We talk about the story, its message and our thoughts on Stryker and his army called The Purifiers. We do spoil the story but if you saw X2, you already know how the story goes.

That’s it for this week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 136 – 3rd Annual Hazies Awards

It’s the end of the year, true believers so time for another Year End Wrap Up podcast.  At this time, most comic podcasts would do their “Top 10 Favorite Comics” or “Top 10 Worst Comic Reads“.  Not us!  Not this podcast!  We refuse to conform to the norm!!

Every year we do a fictitious award show based on comic events and comic books that came out during 2017.  We call it The Hazie Awards!  Now on to…

The 3rd Annual Hazie Awards

(2017 edition)

 
(I have to get a graphic or something for this part next year).

Here is the award that we do not give out to anyone

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Not actual award

In this count down, we give awards to Marvel, DC, The X-Men, The Inhumans, Donald Trump and more...

Listen to the podcast for a laugh or two when you are finished listening to all the Top 10 countdown podcasts.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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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 83 – 2nd Annual Hazies Awards

We survived another year of podcasting and it’s time to hand out Hazies for the best and worst things that have happened in the comic book industry this year.

It’s the 2016 Hazies Awards*

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*Not actual Hazie Award.  Just some image I found on the internet.

We were able to get through the first half of this year in this podcast.  Give a listen and see who won what in the 2nd Annual Hazies Awards!

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CM Podcast 82 – Walking Dead Season 7 Mid-Season Finale

AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 7 TV show has reached its mid-season finale last week so Jon and I are going to do a review on the story so far and what we think about the series this year.

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We’ve already done 2 podcasts on the Season 7 Premier and the 2nd episode that introduces Ezekiel so we will not be discussing those points in this podcast.

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We do talk about the rest of the season so this is how the podcast goes:

Section 1: Jon does not read the comic, I do.  I ask Jon how does he feel about this season so far?  Is it better or worst than previous seasons?  Does he like the introduction of Negan?  And a lot more questions.  I also give my opinions on the show.  We discuss the mystery figure at the end of the last episode and give our theories on who it will be.

Section 2: I did a review in CM Podcast 46 about how season 7 will play out based on the story line of the comic series.  I read the notes from that podcast and we compare it against what the show did.  We compare and contrast any similarities and/or differences.  Just how close is the comic to the TV show this year.

Section 3: Spoiler Territory – At this point, I warn you that I will be going over near future story lines and making guesses on how the rest of Season 7 will play out and how it will end.  Listen at your own risk.  I give plenty of warning to turn off.

Thanks for listening.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 75: TWD Season 7 Premier

Finally, it’s here!  The start of The Walking Dead Season 7 and we can finally see who Negan clubbed to death!  Yeah!

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“Negan looks like Fonzie with a cravat but it’s the zombie apocalypse so fashion sense is right out the window.”

Before we get into who got a bat to their head, I want to warn you up front; this podcast is full of episode 1 spoilers so if you have not watched the episode and want to keep it a surprise, don’t listen to it now.  Come back once you watch the show.

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Now we have that out of the way, let me run down the podcast.  I am recording by myself this week because Jon had to be called away on a Family Emergency at short notice.  Don’t worry.  He is all right and the situation has righted itself so he will be back with us next week.

I start the podcast by talking about cliffhangers and how I enjoy them and that taking time away from a show to process it can be a good and creative thing.

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I move into talking about the actual show and how it plays out.  How the show reveals the actual execution of person(s) on the show and how the remaining members of Rick’s team react.

I talk about the symbolism that was used in the show and where I believe the writes got their inspiration (besides the comic).

The podcast finishes on where Carol and Morgan are and what we can expect from  The Kingdom.

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“This shot reminds me of the movie The Shining.  I hope that Carol and Morgan will be okay.”

I then focus on the actual violence of the killings and how they are not as gory as people on the internet portray it.  I give an example of the movie Scanners and its infamous head explosion scene.  I promise to post it here and I am a man of my word:

Hope you enjoy my solo effort and hope to see you back here next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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