What does the title “Missed The Bus” comics mean? It means great comic series that have been published but for what ever reason Jon and/or myself have never read. The alternative title I have for this podcast is “Whats The Matter With You Dummies!?”
Hard to believe that there are some comics that exist out there that Jon or myself have not read. This is a true fact! There are some many comics that exist that we cannot get to all of them so some of the gems get left in the mine. Today, we talk about 3 of those series which are:
DMZ – Vertigo/DC
A Distant Soil – Image Comics
100 Bullets – Vertigo/DC
We talk about why we missed reading them when they were first released, why we want to read them now and is it even possible to read comics that are no longer being published?
Just so you know, I have read DMZ and 100 Bullets. It is only A Distant Soil that we both have not read.
Now that you are up to speed, let’s continue with the podcast! In this week’s palaver, I am continue to go down the list of writers and artists that worked on these books. Most of them are not working in the comic industry anymore and that is a shame, with the exception of Jim Balent.
We talk about Dark Claw, Spider-Boy, Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD, Super Soldier, Magneto and the Metal Men and end with X-Patrol!
Jon makes a valid point that these comics are hard to find! In a world of digital downloads and unlimited virtual libraries, you can not buy any of these issue online. Send an email and tweet to Marvel and DC and make them convert these 90s gems into digital comics!!
Note to all you comic fans living in the Boston area – I will be at the Boston Comics Con on Sunday. I will be wearing a white T-shirt that says CMP (for Comics Misremembered Podcast). Say ‘Hi’ if you see me.
This week Jon and I will tell stories of collecting comics from the 80’s up to 2015. My story will cover DC’s The Doom Patrol. I will cover who exactly are the Doom Patrol and focus specifically on the Doom Patrol that was written by Grant Morrison start with Vol.2 issue #19 (1989) and running through #63 (1993).
I bring this comic up because the individual comics can now be purchased digitally through DC.com. I will also talk about the differences between buying back issues back in the day compared to today.
Jon goes over his comic book (and anime) experiences and talks about how he got into comics, why he loves collecting, his thoughts on the rise and decline of physical media regarding anime and how the comic landscape has changed in Boston over 30 years.
Join us on this trip down misremembered lane and hopefully inspire you to check out some old back issues.