CM Podcast 228 – New Comic Review

Every week, new comics arrive at your local comic shop. It is our job to tell you about the very best that is out there and what you should be reading.

For this New Comic Review, we have 4 comics that have come out within the last 2 weeks and we highly recommend that you pick up. We will give you a review of the comics. We keep these reviews mostly spoiler free.

Review # 1 by Jon

Grimm Tales of Terror presents The Bridgewater Triangle #1 (of 3)

  • Written by: Brian Studler
  • Artists: Deivis Goetten and Maxflan Araujo
  • Publisher: Zenescope

Review # 2 by Jim

Inferior 5 # 1 (of 12)

  • Writers: Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire
  • Artists: Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire
  • Publisher: DC

Review # 3 by Jon

Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey # 1

  • Written and Art by Matt Wagner
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Review # 4 by Jim

Dead Eyes # 1

  • Written by Gerry Duggan
  • Art by John McCrea
  • Published by Image Comics

You may recognize this comic by another title called Dead Rabbits. It did a review for it in CM Podcast 178 which you can listen to here:

https://comicsmisremembered.com/2018/10/20/cm-podcast-178-new-comics-review/

I explain why the title of the book changed and why you want to pick up the new version.

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 228

CM Podcast 68 – Grendel

Let’s go back to the 80s where androgyny bands played synthetic tunes to coked out crowds.  Yes, there was a lot of experimenting going on in songs,on TV shows and in comics during that time.

The 80s brought the Brit Comic Blitz of Alan Moore, Alan Grant and Grant Morrison and they showed how comics can be more than superheroes.

This also allowed independent companies like Comico carve out a niche market for themselves with avant-garde comics like Grendel.

Grendel was like no other comic at the time – the “hero” Hunter Rose was a thief and murder that ran a mob and was being pursued by the police.  This is ground breaking stuff and certainly would not be approved by the American Comic Code!

Over time, the mantle of Grendel passed from one generation to the next.  Sometime for good and sometimes for evil but always a great story.

Jon and I relive our 1st encounters with Grendel and discuss this epic tale.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 68