CM Podcast 245 – The One (1985)

We’re back with another podcast covering comics and this week, we will be talking about a favorite of mine. A 6 issue miniseries called The One written and art by Rick Veitch.

The One was published under Marvel’s imprint called Epic Comics. Epic Comics was a creator owned comic that had the publishing support of Marvel Comics. We did a 2 part podcast on Epic Comics – they were known for telling mature, thought provoking stories that were different than the main stream superhero comics.

Here are some of the covers to The One…

I was a teenage in 1985 and I remember seeing the cover for issue #1 of the One (It’s a Tide parody) and wanting to know what this comic was all about.

Jon and I are reviewing the trade paperback that was self published through Rick Veitch under his imprint King Hell Publishing. The trade is in black and white but the original Epic Comics were in color.

The One is full of commentary on superhero comics, politics and religion. It was published before Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and I think most of Miracle Man. Rick explored what would our world really be like if governments really created superheroes. It is a fun story that Jon and I only scratch the surf of reviewing.

If you are interested in reading this comic, you can buy it digitally here through IDW Publishing. We highly recommend checking it out.

Jim

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CM Podcast 44 – More Epic!

Jon and I continue with our talk regarding Epic Comics but this time we focus on 4 limited series:

Jon goes over the wild and weird Moon Shadow.

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I relive my teenage existential dread and fear with The Last American.

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Jon talks about the excessively sexual and violent Void Indigo and how the series was just too over the top for parental groups.

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And I end with a very misremembered review of The Light and Darkness War.

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If you enjoyed our reviews, you can find most of these series collected in trades.  Relive the 80s and early 90s with these great Epic classics.

See you next week.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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