CM Podcast 181 – My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

If you happen to be down at the beach and there is a spacey blonde staring off into the distant horizon, you don’t ask her if she is okay.  You keep moving and mind your business.  You’ll do this if you know what’s good for you and you’ll especially do this if you are a character in a Ed Brubaker Criminal story.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is the latest story from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips in their Criminal anthology series.  Unlike their other series, it is a hardcover novella instead of the traditional 4 to 5 issue miniseries.  The books are published through Image Comics.

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This story focuses on young Ellie and her time spent in a high class rehab center.  She tells us of her past problems with addiction which stem form her mother’s struggles with drugs.  She is draw to people with addiction problems and that explains why she listens to a lot of music where the lead singer has died of drug overdoses (and also explains the title).

While in rehab, she must attend ‘group sessions’ – a sharing therapy session where other addicts share their problems in a sitting circle.  While in a group session, Ellie shares her thoughts on drugs…

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As you can see, Ellie is not having a great time at rehab but she did meet a nice boy and maybe they can have some fun together.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is a great read.  The story and art are top notch.  Jon and I go over the story by we don’t spoil it.  Listen to the podcast and if you are looking for something more than superheroes in comics, we recommend picking this comic up.

You comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 181

CM Podcast 50 – New Comics Review

Jon and I bought some new comics and decided to review them.  We review 4 new books that came out within the last 4 weeks.

All 4 comics are #1 issues and you should still be able to pick them up at your local comic store or download them digitally.

Here are the 4 titles we reviewed:

From left to right:

  1. Micronauts #1 – IDW Publication
  2. 4 Kids Walk into a Bank – Black Mask Productions
  3. Black Panther – Marvel
  4. The Fix – Image

Listen to the podcast to find out if any (or all) these titles are worth your time and money.  Jon also gives a quick recap of the comic series, Huck.

We are off to see Captain America: Civil War so see you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 50