Another week, another dystopian future. This week we are covering the future of Transmetroplitan. This is a 1997 comic series that was written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson. It was published by DC under the new defunct Mature Sci-Fi imprint of Helix.
The story of Transmetropolitan starts with journalist, Spider Jerusalem living in isolation in the mountains (the way he likes it) when he gets a call from his publisher who tells him he needs to fulfill his contract of writing 2 more books. He doesn’t have any ideas for new books so he makes the decision to go back to the City to get his next story. This is a very difficuly decision because Spider hates the City. The cruel, dirty, polluted City.
Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson take use on a fun, cigarette and caffeine fueled roller coaster ride of what the world looks like in this nightmare vision of the future. You’ll laugh and laugh more.
It’s a dystopian future but it’s not too bad compared to some of the other futures we covered in the last few weeks.
Last week, we reviewed the 1st story arc to Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic: The Boys. This week we are reviewing the Amazon Prime version of the TV Show that launched on 7/26/19.
The first season is 8 episodes long and we are talking about the first 3 episodes because that is all that we were able to watch so far. We will be watching the rest of the series because we like it so much.
In the podcast, we talk about how the show introduces the Boys and The Seven differently than the comic. The way that Butcher (leader of the Boys) and Homelander (leader of the Seven) behave in the show and the comic are much different. This is not a bad thing. Things change when translating written work to a TV series.
Some things are different but somethings do remain the same like how Butcher finds out about Hughie and how Starlight is introduced to The Seven. If you are a fan of the comic, then I you will like the show.
At the end of the podcast, we talk about Carl Urban’s English accent and how he uses some of the Cockney Rhyming Slang. Then I put Jon to a test and see if he can decipher a Cockney Rhyming Slang sentence I put together.
Hello again and welcome back to Comics Misremembered. In this week’s podcast, we focus on The Boys. This comics was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. It originally came out in 2006 under the Wildstorm Imprint – this was Jim Lee’s imprint that was published through DC.
The Boys put out 6 issues under Wildstorm before it was cancelled. We explain the reason in the podcast. Luckily, it was picked up and published by Dynamite Entertainment for the rest of it’s run which ended with issue 72 (Nov. 2012).
Here are some of the covers of that run. The image on the far left is the cover for the 1st issue and it was also used when it when the first 6 issues were collected as a trade. The next image to the right is the newest recruit to The Seven – Starlight. Poor Starlight. We talk a little about her initiation into the Seven and it was nothing that she was expecting. The final image is of a mysterious man and his connection to all of the superheroes in The Boys universe. We don’t talk about him in this podcast but maybe we will talk more about him next week when we review The Boys TV show.
Jon only just started reading this comic when he heard Amazon was picking it up as a show. He was pleasantly surprised by it and wants to read all of the series. I originally read the series in issues when it came out.
We go over some of the story and characters that you will meet in the first 6 issue and there are no spoilers in this podcast but we do swear a bit describing some of the situations in the comic. Be warned!
See you next week as we talk about the show and how much of the comic were they able to use.
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!
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.
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.