It was 25 years ago this year that DC started the story line that would become a major media event – The Death of Superman.
Jon and I start the podcast talking about what we remember when those issue that came out leading up to the actual death of Superman and the subsequent “Reign of Supermen” comics that would follow in it’s wake (is this a pun? Maybe.).
After that, we focus on the recently released Marvel Comic Event – Legacy #1. This was written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic, Steven McNiven and many more!
Jon and I review that story lines of the first issue and prognosticate on the future of this miniseries and what Marvel is planning to do with all the Avenger/Spider-man family of books.
At the end of the Podcast, we give a shout out for Nick Spencer and his swan song to Captain America with the Generations: The Americas one shot.
We like video games. So much so that Jon and I attended PAX East this year and saw a lot of great games that will be coming out through 2016. This got me thinking that there are many video games that feature superheroes and this would make for a good podcast.
We start off the show talking about the classic Konami arcade game – X-men: Children of the Atom. This was a standard ‘Beat’em Up‘ that features X-men characters beating up on well know villains like Juggernaut, The Toad and Magneto. What was unique about this game is that a special cabinet was made that allowed 6 people to play at once. Here is a pic of how it looked:
This is one of the first (if not only) arcade that allows 6 people to play at once. I had a great time playing this one back in the day.
WE spend some time going over the other great arcade games and eventually move on to some awesome console games like: Ultimate Spider-man, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and X-men Legends.
These games are great because they all have fantastic stories with dozens of Marvel characters (both heroes and villains). The more we talked about them, the more I want to go back and play the games.
We end the podcast talking about the greatest superhero video series: Batman – Arkham Series: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight. This series is the pinnacle of how all video games featuring heroes should be made.
Also, we are celebrating out 1 year anniversary of Comics Misremembered this month so thanks for listening and looking forward to another year of making podcasts!
Welcome to a new podcast! This week we are going to the movies… to be honest, we already went to the movies and we saw – DEADPOOL!! Yes, that small art house movie that no one even heard about that came out last Friday and Jon and I will review it today.
Also, we have both see the Mid-season premier of The Walking Dead and we have much to say about this episode and things to come this season.
Before listening to the podcast, know this: THERE WILL BE MANY SPOILERS ABOUT DEADPOOL AND THE WALKING DEAD! So, if you have not seen either – go watch the movie and the TV show and then come back to the podcast.
I am looking forward to the upcoming Deadpool movie and that got me thinking about the character’s name. Rob Liefeld created Deadpool and he took the name from the Dirty Harry movie The Deadpool which came out in the 80s. So this will be the case of a movie that shares the title of an earlier movie but it is not a sequel. Weird.
It’s the end of 2015 and instead of doing a lame top 10 or 20 list of comics that you should have read like other sites and podcasts, we decided to come up with our own award show for the comics and publishing companies of 2015.
We are calling the award “The Hazie” because it fits with our theme of barely remembering the stories of comics that we have read. We had a great time coming up with creative categories in which we “award” comics, creators and companies for the material they put out in 2015.
Here is an artist rendition of the much coveted Hazie award:
(This is not actually the award. Maybe we will have an actual award next year.)
We had a great time recording this podcast. So much so, that we had to break it down into 2 parts. Here is part 1 of our Hazie Awards.
Today Jon and I talk about comic characters that are either Over hyped/Over saturated or under appreciated.
Starting with the Over Hyped! Over Saturated characters:
Cable – The mysterious mutant man that makes for mediocre monthly mythos. We both have a litany of problems that we have with this character and why he should not be brought back in October.
Superman – Yes, it may be a bit sacrilegious to not like Superman if you like comics but we can’t help ourselves. He may be the most boring character ever created and we will give you many reasons why this is true.
Batman and Deadpool spin-offs – Marvel and DC! Enough of these spin-off books!! We can’t take the over saturation of the excessive cashing in on these popular characters. If you keep this off – there will be a backlash in the market. The tipping point right now is Gwenpool. Really, Gwenpool!? Are you kidding me? Obviously not.
Now on to characters that are under appreciated and we would like to see more of (preferably in their own monthly titles):
Aquaman– The Superfriends cartoon made him a joke and recent comics have tried to change that. Comic fans know that Aquaman is a good character and if he was back in a monthly book, he could be a great character. Jon gushes about his man crush on Aquaman and explains why we need to have him more prominently placed in the DCU and DC You.
“I’m the reason why everyone hates Aquaman.”
Longshot (Marvel) and Firestorm (DC) – These are my 2 picks.
Longshot is a mutant alien with the powers of “luck” and he is a slave in a universe controlled by Walking Nightmares called Mojos that force him to compete on reality TV shows for their amusement. How relevant is this character today!! Give him his own series, Marvel!
“Longshot is the template for every Rob Liefeld character ever!”
Firestorm – DC character that is probably one of their most powerful characters ever created and no one knows what to do with him. Give him another chance, DC!
“Lose the flamehead and shoulder pads, Firestorm”
Give a listen to the podcast for the reasons to love and hate these characters.
Pssst! Hey, buddy! Did you know there is a war going on? Also, that this war is hush-hush therefore very secret? Well, now we let the cat of the bag and you know all about it!
That’s right – Marvel, the comic company that is terrible at keeping secrets has released their 2015 Secret War!! The main Secret War is great but there are like 763* Secret War Tie-In books. You don’t have the time or money to buy and read all those books so what are you going to do? Well, fret not, True Believer! Jim and Jon have done all the heavy lifting for you and have whittled down the tie-ins to 6 core books that are definitely worth reading.
Listen to the Comics Misremembered Week 12 podcast for all the low down on these books then run to your local comic shop (or download on your wireless device).
*My math is a little hazy so there could be less than this number.