CM Podcast 141 – Happy! Comic and TV Show

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered.  This week we will be talking about the comic miniseries Happy! and the Syfy TV show with the same name.

The comic was created by:

Writer: Grant Morrison

Art: Darick Robertson

The comic series came out in 2012 from Image comics and was 4 issues long.  In the podcast, you will hear me say it was 6 issues long because I thought it was longer or I am confusing it with another Grant Morrison miniseries – I am not sure why.

The comic miniseries was made into a TV show for Syfy which aired its season finale last Wednesday.  It was popular enough to be renewed for a 2nd season.

I had different opinions regarding the comic versus the TV series and if you listen to the podcast, you will understand why.

Jon did not read the comic prior to watching the TV series so we’ll find out which one he likes or does he like both?

Enough jibber jabber, listen to the podcast to get Happy!

You comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 141

CM Podcast 105 – Punisher: BORN

Comics Misremembered Podcast 105

Hello and welcome back.

I hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend.  We are and by sheer chance of fate, we are doing a retroreview of a comic that takes place during the Vietnam War on Memorial Day Weekend.

This week we are reviewing the very excellent BORN (AKA Punisher: BORN) that was written by Garth Ennis with art by Darick Robertson (inks by Tom Palmer) and came out as a miniseries in 2003.  It has since been collected into a trade paperback.

It is a look at Frank Castle (AKA Punisher) as a soldier in Vietnam.  It gives a glimpse into the psyche of Castle to understand how a man can become a vigilante.

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first issue of BORN

We start the podcast with a quick history of the Punisher character and the ups and downs of his comic series.  We then move on to the review of BORN and also talk about some movies and TV shows that may have inspired the comic.  Jon and I highly recommend that you pick up this miniseries if you are looking for something new to read  even if you are a person that may have never read a Punisher story before.  You will not be disappointed in this book.

Be safe and see you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim