CM Podcast 197 – Giantkiller with Dan Brereton

Normally on Comics Misremembered, we start the podcast off with a small piece of music and then explain how that clip of music relates to the topic of the podcast.

This week we did not get a chance to go over the music track – which is David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (Super Creeps) because we wanted to devote all our time to out very special guest – Dan Brereton!!

Dan joins the podcast this week because he wants to talk about a very excellent kickstarter project he is promoting: The 20th anniversary collection of his Giantkiller comic.

You can see the kickstarter here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nocturnals/dan-breretons-giantkiller-monster-edition-hardcove?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=dan%20brereton

Dan goes over why he is choosing to work with Kickstarter.com for this and many future projects. We also go over the history of Giantkiller – it started as a DC comic. DC offer to put his main protagonist, Jack in some of the other DC comics like JLA and Dan said “No”. Why you ask? Well, he tells all in the podcast.

Dan goes over why he is choosing to work with Kickstarter.com for this and many future projects. We also go over the history of Giantkiller – it started as a DC comic. DC offer to put his main protagonist, Jack in some of the other DC comics like JLA and Dan said “No”. Why you ask? Well, he tells all in the podcast.

We go on to talk about the future of his Giantkiller characters and I even pitch him an “original” idea for a future story.

It was a great time and we look forward to talking with Dan on his future projects.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 192 – New Comic Review

There are new titles coming out every month so Jon and I are taking some time in 2019 to tell you about a few of them. We will be reviewing 4 new books that came out between December 2018 – January 2019.

I do 2 reviews and Jon does 2 reviews. I thought we enjoyed all 4 books but Jon surprised me and slipped in a last minute replacement of a book he bought and did not enjoy. This week it’s 3 recommendations and a pass.

I will list the books in the order of the reviews and who is doing the review:

Review #1 – Jon (recommendation)

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 and 2

  • Writer: Tom Taylor
  • Artist: Juan Cabal
  • Publisher: Marvel

Review #2 – Jim (Recommendation)

The Warning #1 – 3

  • Writer and Artist: Edward Laroche
  • Publisher: Image Comics

Review #3 – Jon (pass)

X-Men: The Exterminated (one shot)

  • Writers: Chris Claremont, Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson
  • Artists: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
  • Publisher: Marvel

Review #4 – Jim (recommendation)

Marvel Comics Presents #1

  • Writers: Charles Soule, Greg Pak and Ann Nocenti
  • Artists: Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker and Frederico Blee
  • Publisher: Marvel

Please listen to the podcast to see why we recommend (and pass) on these new comics. Go to your local comic shop (or online) and check them out now!

Your comics pal,

Jim

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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.

Stryker apostatizing humanity over mutants

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 188 – 4th Annual Hazie Awards

We started a tradition 3 years ago on the podcast called The Hazies where we did a review show for that previous year but we disguised it as an award show.

We still give out the same Hazie as we did back then. Here is a photo of it:

Everyone does year end reviews about the “Best Comics” of that year but we already spend the whole year telling you what comics you should be checking out so why be boring and tell it to you again. Jon and I decided that since it is the Holidays, we want it keep it light and make the last podcast of the year just one big party. This was the inception of The Hazies. This is our 4th Annual Hazie countdown and we create some “Awards” aka jokes for the Comic Industry (more like, at their expense).

See who won the Hazies for:

  • I’m All About The Foreplay
  • Circle of Jerks
  • That Not So Fresh Feeling
  • I Can’t Feel My Brain

and more! Grab a beverage of your choice, sit in your most comfortable chair and have a laugh with us at The Hazies.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 182 – Kraven’s Last Hunt

Hello and welcome back to Comics Misremembered.  I wanted to take a moment and post about the passing of a comics legend, Stan Lee.  He was a man of vision.  When he began writing in the 50s and 60s, a comic writer was considered an embarrassing job, but Stan saw it as an opportunity.  With the help of some great artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan was able to create some of the greatest stories of all time that have gone on to be loved by generations.

Normally, we record our podcast on the weekend but due to schedules this week, we recorded the podcast as week early so we did not have the opportunity to talk about Mr. Lee’s passing.  We will rectify this in our next podcast.

Speaking of great stories and creators, this week’s podcast ran through the Spider-man comics of the 80s.  It is considered to be the definitive Kraven the Hunter story and it’s goes by the title – Kraven’s Last Hunt.

Kraven’s Last Hunt was a 6 issue miniseries that ran through the Spider titles in 1987.  There were 3 books then which where: Amazing Spider-man, Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-man and Web of Spider-man.

The Story was written by J. M. DeMatteis with cover and interior artwork done by Mike Zeck (pencils) and Bob McLeod (inker).

Here are some of the covers:


Jon had never read this comic before and I only read it in a trade I picked up back in the early 90s.  We explain in the podcast why this is a great comic and why anyone that is interested in Spider-man should pick it up and read it.  It is a well crafted story about one of Spider-man’s lest known villains.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 172 – New Comics Review

Each week, new comic books are released and it is up to Jon and I to comb through these books and tell you about the comics that are the best!

This week we found 4 fantastic titles that you should be reading and you will want to add to your pull list.

Here are the 4 books…

 

Review # 1 (Jon review)

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Bonehead

Writer:       Bryan Hill
Artist:         Rhoald Marcellius
Publisher: Image Comics

 

 

Review # 2 (Jim review)

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Black Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda

Writer:       Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist:         Daniel Acuna
Publisher: Marvel

 

Review # 3 (Jon review)

WCA

West Coast Avengers

Writer:       Kelly Thompson
Art:             Stefano Caselli
Publisher: Marvel

 

Review # 4 (Jim review)

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Wasted Space

Writer:      Michael Moreci
Artist:        Hayden Sherman
Publisher: Vault

Listen to the podcast then go out and buy up these comics.  You will be glad that you did!

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 171 – Book Of Genesis

And now for something completely different…

That is a famous segue used on Monty Python’s Flying Circus and it is very apropos of this week’s podcast.  Talking comics may not be different but the subject matter will be.  This week we talk about:

Robert Crumb’s Book of Genesis Illustrated

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This is a hardcover graphic novel drawn by Crumb and it is his interpretation of the bible.  He includes all of the first book of the Judeo-Christian Bible Old Testament.

You may be asking yourself?  Why would I want to read (or reread) the Bible?  I am not a Christian or a believer of religion.

Listen to the podcast.  We make some valid points on why you may be interested in reading this.

Point #1

Crumb’s art is always fantastic.  Here are some panels from the book…

Looking at this book is, to me, worth the price of admission and this is just a small sampling of what you will find inside.

Other Points…

Jon and I give our own interpretations of the Bible and we communicate them with tongue firmly in cheek (especially talking of Sodom and Gammora).

It was also fun for me to reread these stories again.  I forgot so much but that is why we call our podcast Comics Misremembered.

Enjoy the podcast.  It is good for a laugh or two.

Your comics pal.

Jim

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CM Podcast 170 – John Byrne’s 2112

In last week’s podcast, I mentioned that I met Tom King at the Fax Expo Boston and he saw me carrying a copy of John Byrne’s 2112 graphic novel.  King asked if he could look at it and I began to tell him the history of how this book was made.  I did not get to meet John Byrne but it gave me an idea.

This was the impetus for this week’s podcast.  Jon has never read the graphic novel 2112 and I always like covering old comics so I thought we will do a review of it…

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Here is the cover.  Pretty cool, right?  It has dinosaurs there and tall futuristic towers in the back.  I know what you are thinking…”Dinosaurs are from the past!  How did they get into the future?!”  Well, we will find out together.  Also, there is the image of a masked man.  Who is this mystery man?  Well, that would be…

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Sathanus!  The main antagonist in our story.  You knew he was going to be a bad guy.  How many guys in masks with red eyes turn out to be humanitarians?  His mutant power…er, I mean – Halfling power (not mutant) is that he sucks the life out of people like a vampire.  He was born to be the bad guy and he has ‘anus’ in his name so that makes him an a-hole.

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Here is an image of Sathanus…uh, sucking.  Pretty brutal.  But who will be brave enough to take down this heel?  Why that would be…

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Agent Red – our main hero.  This scene is early on in the comic and as you can see here is a tough and stoic man.  Jon mentions in the podcast that Agent Red reminds him of Judge Dredd and that is an apt description.

Jon and I go over the graphic novel and let you know if this is something to be on the look out for next time you are at your local comic shop or flea market.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 169 – Boston Comic Con 2018

This year, the Boston Comic Con officially changed it’s name to Fan Expo Boston 2018 but I will always call it Boston Comic Con.

It was was held at the South Boston Convention Center (SBCC) for the 2nd year in a row and I hope it stays there going forward.

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This is a picture of the outside of the SBCC

Fan Expo was going big on the celebrities this year with features like: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Billy Dee Williams, Evangeline Lilly and many more.

I was not interested in those celebrities.  Our main draw were the comic creators.  They had John Byrne, Jim Lee, Tom King, J. Scott Campell and many more.

Jon and I spent last Sunday there.  We let you know who we met and what we saw…

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 167 – New Comics Review

Welcome back to another new comics review podcast.

There have been dozens of new titles that have come out and we picked 4 of the best to discuss.  Here is the order and comics we will be going over this week:

1.The Weatherman by Image Comics

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  • Story by Jody Leheup
  • Art by Nathan Fox

2. Spider-Man by Marvel

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  • Story by Nick Spencer
  • Art by Ryan Ottley and Humberto Ramos

3. Blackwood by Dark Horse Comics

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  • Story by Evan Dorkin
  • Art by Veronica and Andy Fish

4. Iron Man by Marvel

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  • Story by Dan Slott
  • Art by Valerio Schiti

Jon reviews the 2 Marvel books and I review the 2 independent books.  We recommend you pick up all 4 books and we will give you multiple reasons why in the podcast!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM podcast 157 – Deadpool 2

2 years ago we witnessed an R-rated comic book movie called Deadpool and it was good.  We did a podcast on the the movie and more.

Last week, the highly anticipated sequel came out.  Is it as good as the original or is it Deadpoo?  We will tell you what we thought of… Deadpool 2!

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We will tell you up front – this movie is as good as the original (even better, maybe).  Being a Deadpool movie, you know there will be jokes, violence and swearing but this movie also as heart and compassion (which were in the original – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it).  Jon and I give our opinions on the movie and we try not to spoil too much on what makes it great.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 148 – New Comics Review

There have been a lot of good comics to come out lately so Jon and I have decided to do another New Comics Review Podcast.

We will be reviewing 3 new comics.  These books have come out within the last 3 weeks so you should still be able to get them at your local comic shop (highly recommended) or download it digitally (if you must).  I will tell you up front that all 3 comics are worth buying and we hope to convey through the podcast why each one is great.

The 3 titles we will be reviewing (in the order we review them in the podcast):

Gideon Falls #1 written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino (Image Comics)

Dry County #1 written and illustrated by Rick Tommaso (Image Comics)

Highest House #1 written by  Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross (IDW Publishing)

 

Listen to the podcast  then rush out and pick up these 3 books.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 147 – The Surrogates and Altered Carbon

Jon and I have both seen the Altered Carbon series on Netflix and enjoyed it.  Jon was very interested to talk about its themes on the podcast.  I reminded him that Altered Carbon is based on a book, not a comic book so it wouldn’t fit with the milieu of our podcast.

I came up with a solution – there is a comic written by Robert Venditti with art by Brett Weldele called The Surrogates that came out in 2005 which has similar themes to Altered Carbon: a new technology is invented and it reshapes the world.

We give a brief overview of the stories for each book and then Jon and I discuss how the technology works, it’s social and economic impact in their respective worlds and how relevant it is in today’s real world.

It is a great and spirited philosophical podcast this week but we still manage to have a little fun.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 143 – The Realm

In the near future, there will be a cataclysmic event that will merge our world with one of fantasy.  The outcome will leave the world in shambles.  Civilizations will fall and humanity will be left to pick up the pieces and start over again…while being persecuted by Orcs…and a whiny wizard.  This is the world of…The Realm.

Jon and I will be reviewing the new fantasy/post apocalyptic comic series by co-creators Seth M. Peck (writer) and Jeremy Huan (artist).  It is published by Image comics.

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This is the Tony Moore cover of issue 1 that caught my eye and made me buy this book!

The series came out a few months ago and is currently up to issue 5 (as of the podcast).  There is a lot to like about this series and we give you a full break down of the story and characters.  Jon works in a Walking Dead comparison and I am not sure where he was going with it but he did it anyway (by the way, he is sober in this podcast). 😉

The comic is obviously inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons pen and paper Role Playing Game but you don’t have to know anything about D&D to enjoy this comic – trust me, I know next to nothing about Orcs and Dragons and I really liked this comic.

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This is the D&D guide homage that will be the cover of the trade.  Also, Jon does not read our Comics Misremembered Twitter and missed that I posted this image already.

Listen to the podcast and if it sounds like an interesting book, the good news is a Trade Paper Back will be coming out soon.  So run to your local comic store (or digital app) and buy this comic!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 137 – New Comics Review

It’s a new year and there were a lot of new comics released at the end of last year and into 2018.  We picked 4 titles to talk about and here they are:

This is the breakdown of the comic reviews:

Jon Review

The Phoenix Resurrection – Marvel

Writer: Matthew Rosenburg

Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

 

Jim Review

Void Trip – Image

Writer: Ryan O’Sullivan

Artist: Plaid Klaus

 

Jon Review

Batman and The Signal – DC

Writer: Scott Snyder and Tony Patrick

Artist: Cully Hammer

 

Jim Review

God Complex – Image/Top Cow

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Artist: Hendry Prasetya

This was a good batch of new comics that we reviewed.  Listen to the podcast and see if any (if not all) interest you.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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