CM Podcast 95 – “Missed The Bus” Comics

Comics Misremembered Podcast 95

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.

Enjoy the podcast.

You comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 74 – New Comics Review

There are always new titles from comic publishers coming out every week and we try to select some of the best books to read.  Here are some of the comics that we highly recommend.

This week I review the 3 new comics from DC Comic’s Young Animals imprint and Jon reviews 3 independent publisher titles.  Here are the reviews with time stamps:

  • 4:45 – James Bond – Dynamite Comics: Written by Andy Diggle with Art by Luca Casalanguida
  • 16:33 – Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye – DC’s Young Animals: Co-written by Gerard Way and Jon Rivera with art by Michael Avon Oeming
  • 28:35 – Briggs Land – Dark Horse Comics: Written by Brian Woods with art by Mack Chater
  • 42:52 – Shade the Changing Girl – DC’s Young Animals: Written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Marley Zarcone
  • 57:30 – Reborn – Image Comics: Written by Mark Millar with art by Greg Capullo
  • 1:08:40 – Doom Patrol – DC’s Young Animals: Written by Gerard Way with art by Nick Derington

I apologize if we mispronounced any of the writers or artist names.  We will try better next time.

This podcast runs a little longer than our normal ones because there are so many things to talk about with each of these titles.  We hope you enjoy our reviews and find some new comics to pick up.

Also, Will Magnus is the creator of the Metal Men not the Magnetic Man.  My brain was on overload.  Sorry.

Comics Misremembered Podcast 74

CM Podacst 64 -Amalgam Comics Part 2

Welcome back to the 2nd part of our 2 part discussion on Amalgam Comics.  If you missed the first part, go here to listen:

Amalgam Comics Part 1

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.

Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 6 – Comic Collecting – Then and Now

Welcome back, True Believer!

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.

– Jim

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