CM Podcast 125 – Fall Comic Shows and Movies

The air starts to feel cooler, the days grow shorter and a butt-load of new shows debut on all the networks.  It must be Fall!  There are many comic related shows that are out now but Jon and I decided to watch 2 shows we swore we were never going to watch: The Inhumans and The Gifted.

We watched the first episode of both shows, we give an overview of the episode, some pros and cons and finally: will we continue to watch the series.  Our answers may surprise you.

We also do a quick recap of the upcoming movie trailers for: Thor Ragnarok, Justice League and The New Mutants.

Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 104 – New Comics Review

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We decided to cover some of the new titles we have been reading for this week’s podcast.  The comics we are covering today will be:

  • X-men Gold (Jon review) – written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ardian Syaf
  • USAvengers (Jim review) – written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina
  • X-men Blue (Jon review) – written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina
  • The Button Crossover (Jim review) – This is issues 21 and 22 of Batman by written by Tom King with art by Jason Fabok and issues 21 and 22 of The Flash by Joshua Williamson with art by Howard Porter.

Listen to our reviews/critique of the books and hopefully you will have found some new books to read.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 92 – Controversial Stories

Welcome back, CM Podcast fans.  Jon and I both have this cold that’s been going around so we apologize in advance for the coughs and hope to be back to 100% next week.

I have been reading Nick Spencer’s Steve Rogers: Captain America and really have been enjoying it.  It is a controversial story because it has Cap as an Agent of Hydra instead of the Sentinel of Liberty.  Time will tell if this will go down as a great story or terrible idea in the annals of history.

This gave me the idea to talk about 3 other controversial stories and how people reacted to them.  In this podcast, we review the following:

  1. Identity Crisis (2004)
  2. Ed Brubaker’s Captain America (2005)
  3. The new 52 Launch (2011)

Also, In the podcast Jon speaks to the criticism that DC received on their female characters in the new universe.  To give you a visual on how women were portrayed in the new 52 here are 3 examples (left to right): Catwoman, Starfire and Voodoo.

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As always, thanks for listening.

You comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 91 – Justice League Dark Movie

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Hi all and welcome back to Comics Misremembered Podcast.  Jon is sick so I am doing this podcast solo this week and I will be reviewing the Justice League Dark Animated Movie that was recently release on digital/Blu-ray/DVD.

Before I get into the movie, I realized that I did not talk about the intro music on the podcast.  The song is Magic Man by the band Heart.  If you like that song, go check out Heart on Spotify.  They have a lot of good music.

okay, back to the movie…

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The podcast is 2 parts: the beginning is an overview of the movie and my final verdict on if you should watch it.  The 2nd half of the podcast, I give a back story and some history of each of the members of Justice League Dark and the villains.

At this point, I want to touch back on Zatanna’s outfit again…

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Now this is one of the tamer images I found on the internet.  It is part classy, part sleazy.  This has got to be one of the greatest costumes of all time.  My words do not do it justice.  I just wanted to give you a visual aid before you listen to the podcast.

Thanks for listening.

Your Comic Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 80 – CW’s Invasion! Week

This week was really big for the CW DC shows: Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.  They had their 1st crossover event – Invasion!

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This poster looks supercool with the soon-to-be- Hall of Justice in the back

The crossover was pretty good and most of the shows (I am looking at you, Supergirl) did a good job of keeping the story together and also introducing all the characters to new viewers.

What many people might not know is that the Invasion! storyline was based on an actual DC Comics Event that happened across all the comics in 1988.

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The DC Comics Invasion! Event had more than just the Dominators to fight.  Earth was invaded by 9 alien races!

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Most of the Axis of Evil Aliens (from left to right): Dominators, Khunds, Gil’Dishpan, Thanagarians and Daxamites.

The DC comics Invasion! introduced the concept of The Meta Gene and also impacted many of the comic books and characters for years to come.

Listen to the CM Podcast and I will go over both the TV show and Comic versions of Invasion!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 53: Summer Crossover Events

It’s a new comic review.  We are going to review:

(from left to right)

  • DC’s DC Universe Rebirth #1 (4:09)
  • Avenger’s Standoff Omega (28:17)
  • Civil War II #0 (34:48)
  • Steve Rogers: Captain America #1 (53:35)

I have included the time code for each review, in case you want to jump ahead to that point but I recommend listening to the entire podcast for all the humor and political references.

*MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS*

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We do revel some plot points in all the comics (not all the surprises but most).  The surprise twist to Captain America was spoiled for me prior to reading it (Thanks, Internet!) but I also have to reveal it in order to give my take on “Why Captain America says what he says at the end of the comic” so don’t say we did not warn you!!

Enjoy the podcast and your Memorial Day Weekend.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 35 – Comics Show Review

This week was mad crazy with all the comic related programming.  Not only did we get the return of 2 shows we really like: Flash and Agent Carter but we got the premier of a brand new DC show called Legends of Tomorrow.  By the way, did we mention the new Suicide Squad trailer dropped?

We talk about all the returning and new shows in the podcast and what we think about the upcoming Suicide Squad.  We also give a little history lesson on how Flash and Legends of Tomorrow relate to their comic counterparts.

We have a lot to discuss this week and hope you enjoy the podcast.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 21B – Flash Season 2

We feel that we did not get to talk about the Flash show as much as we wanted to so we do a quick recap of Season 1 and then go over the first episode of Season 2.

Season on ended with Central City being engulfed by a Time Singularity vortex.   Only one man has the power to save the city.  Who is that man?  Freddie Mercury, tell the people who that is:

‘Flash!  He saved every one of us!”

Thanks, Queen.  It was Flash – just not the same Flash as in that music video.  It was Central City’s own Scarlett Speedster – The Flash!  He put his powers in gear and was able to save the city from total annihilation.  Or did he?  We review this in the podcast.

We also talk about the new “villain” that is introduced called Atom-Smasher and his mysterious benefactor, Zoom.  I speculate on who exactly Zoom will be and give you a primer on the 21st century Zoom.

Jon gives his insight on Flash and his different relationships that he has with his father and Dr. Wells.

After talking about the Flash, we do a quick rundown on upcoming comic-related shows like The Walking Dead and I remember the upcoming CW show – DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.  Here is the clip I mention in the podcast:

We hope you are enjoying Flash and like our commentary in the podcast.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 21A – Agents of SHIELD and Flash

Thanks for stopping by again and tuning into our new podcast!

This week Jon and I have a discussion about 2 current comic related TV shows:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • The Flash

We enjoy both of these 2 shows and go over what works and what doesn’t work on each show.  It’s a spirited debated that rocks the recording software so much that we needed to cut the podcast a bit short his week.

There is still much to talk about and we will talk about the premier of Flash season 2 in a future podcast.

Enjoy,

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 7 – Heroes in Cinema – a retrospective

Jon and I review the humble and meager beginnings for Marvel and DC heroes on TV with shows like Batman (1966), Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk to the mega franchises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We described how the medium has changed from sophomoric stories for the sole purpose of commercialization to sophisticated, well crafted epic dramas (and some commercialization).  We will review the highlights and pitfalls of Marvel and DC through the years and let you know which movie and TVs shows are worth your time (Tip: Avoid any movies that have the words “Superman” and “Returns” in the title).

We had fun putting this together so we hope you have as much fun listening to it.

– Jim

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