CM Podcast 192 – New Comic Review

There are new titles coming out every month so Jon and I are taking some time in 2019 to tell you about a few of them. We will be reviewing 4 new books that came out between December 2018 – January 2019.

I do 2 reviews and Jon does 2 reviews. I thought we enjoyed all 4 books but Jon surprised me and slipped in a last minute replacement of a book he bought and did not enjoy. This week it’s 3 recommendations and a pass.

I will list the books in the order of the reviews and who is doing the review:

Review #1 – Jon (recommendation)

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 and 2

  • Writer: Tom Taylor
  • Artist: Juan Cabal
  • Publisher: Marvel

Review #2 – Jim (Recommendation)

The Warning #1 – 3

  • Writer and Artist: Edward Laroche
  • Publisher: Image Comics

Review #3 – Jon (pass)

X-Men: The Exterminated (one shot)

  • Writers: Chris Claremont, Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson
  • Artists: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
  • Publisher: Marvel

Review #4 – Jim (recommendation)

Marvel Comics Presents #1

  • Writers: Charles Soule, Greg Pak and Ann Nocenti
  • Artists: Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker and Frederico Blee
  • Publisher: Marvel

Please listen to the podcast to see why we recommend (and pass) on these new comics. Go to your local comic shop (or online) and check them out now!

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 185 – New Comics Review

We have another fantastic new comics review round up for you this week.  There are literally dozens of new series that have started between November and December.  Jon and I have culled the wheat from the chaff to bring you 4 great books that you should be reading right now!

Here is the order of the comics and which one of us is doing the review…

Review 1 – Jon

Prodigy #1

Writer   Mark Miller  and Artist  Rafael Albuquerque

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Review 2 – Jim

Electric Warriors #1

Writer  Steve Orlando  Artist  Travel Foreman

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Review 3 – Jon

Middlewest #1

Writer  Scottie Young   Artist Jorge Corona

Image Comics


Review 4 – Jim

Bitter Root #1

Writer  David F. Waller and Chuck Brown   Artist  Sanford Green

Image Comics


4 great review for 4 great books.  Listen to the podcast and see why you should go out and purchase these comics!

Your comics pal.

Jim

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CM Podcast 178 – New Comics Review

We’re back again.  Still recovering from our colds, we are back to give you the low down on some great new comics that have recently come out.

We will be reviewing 4 new issues in this podcast.   I can say that all 4 reviews are positive and we recommend picking up all 4 titles.  In the podcast, we’ll give you an overview of the story and art.

Review #1 is by Jon for Superior Octopus

  • Writer:     Christos Gage
  • Artist:     Mike Hawthorne
  • Publisher:     Marvel

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Review # 2 is by Jim for Dead Rabbit

  • Writer:     Gerry Duggan
  • Artist:     John McCrea
  • Publisher:   Image

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Review # 3 by Jon for X-Men: Black – Magneto

  • Writer:     Chris Claremont
  • Artist:     Dalibor Talajic
  • Publisher:   Marvel

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Review #4 by Jim is Murder Falcon

  • Writer and Artist:    Daniel Warren Johnson
  • Publisher:  Image

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Well, there you have it – 4 new issues that are well worth picking up and reading.  Go to your local comic shop or just download them digitally.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 172 – New Comics Review

Each week, new comic books are released and it is up to Jon and I to comb through these books and tell you about the comics that are the best!

This week we found 4 fantastic titles that you should be reading and you will want to add to your pull list.

Here are the 4 books…

 

Review # 1 (Jon review)

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Bonehead

Writer:       Bryan Hill
Artist:         Rhoald Marcellius
Publisher: Image Comics

 

 

Review # 2 (Jim review)

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Black Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda

Writer:       Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist:         Daniel Acuna
Publisher: Marvel

 

Review # 3 (Jon review)

WCA

West Coast Avengers

Writer:       Kelly Thompson
Art:             Stefano Caselli
Publisher: Marvel

 

Review # 4 (Jim review)

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Wasted Space

Writer:      Michael Moreci
Artist:        Hayden Sherman
Publisher: Vault

Listen to the podcast then go out and buy up these comics.  You will be glad that you did!

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 152 – The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale

The Walking Dead Season 8 just ended last Sunday – it was All Out War!  Negan Vs Rick in a Battle Royal for the title of Ass Kicker of the East Coast!

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The battle that has been brewing since the beginning of season 7 finally reach it’s denouement and we have a victor!  Jon and I talk about the events of the 2nd half of Season 8 and we review the predictions that I made in our previous TWD podcast 145. Click on the link if you want to listen to it.

I liked how Season 8 resolved itself and look forward to Season 9.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 148 – New Comics Review

There have been a lot of good comics to come out lately so Jon and I have decided to do another New Comics Review Podcast.

We will be reviewing 3 new comics.  These books have come out within the last 3 weeks so you should still be able to get them at your local comic shop (highly recommended) or download it digitally (if you must).  I will tell you up front that all 3 comics are worth buying and we hope to convey through the podcast why each one is great.

The 3 titles we will be reviewing (in the order we review them in the podcast):

Gideon Falls #1 written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino (Image Comics)

Dry County #1 written and illustrated by Rick Tommaso (Image Comics)

Highest House #1 written by  Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross (IDW Publishing)

 

Listen to the podcast  then rush out and pick up these 3 books.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 145 – The Walking Dead Mid-Season 8 Premiere

Another February ends and another season of Walking Dead’s mid-season premiere show airs. Followed by another awesome Comics Misremembered Podcast talking about the show and spoiling the rest of the season.  It goes without saying:

**MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST REGARDING THE SHOW AND THE FUTURE OF SEASON 8**

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Rick looks pissed in this poster and if you watched the episode, you know why.  I will not discuss the object of Rick’s misery in this post but we do discuss it in the podcast.

Morgan also looks to be backsliding to his former killing machine modem.  Jon and I chat about that and where we think it will lead.

We also speculate of the future of the Walking Dead TV show after Season 8.

Finally, I do my favorite section – Season Spoiling Predictions based on prediction of the comic series.  I have read the comic, Jon does not.  I make calculated guesses on what will happen to the characters based on the comic storyline.  It has been pretty accurate in the past, what will happen this season!?

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 143 – The Realm

In the near future, there will be a cataclysmic event that will merge our world with one of fantasy.  The outcome will leave the world in shambles.  Civilizations will fall and humanity will be left to pick up the pieces and start over again…while being persecuted by Orcs…and a whiny wizard.  This is the world of…The Realm.

Jon and I will be reviewing the new fantasy/post apocalyptic comic series by co-creators Seth M. Peck (writer) and Jeremy Huan (artist).  It is published by Image comics.

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This is the Tony Moore cover of issue 1 that caught my eye and made me buy this book!

The series came out a few months ago and is currently up to issue 5 (as of the podcast).  There is a lot to like about this series and we give you a full break down of the story and characters.  Jon works in a Walking Dead comparison and I am not sure where he was going with it but he did it anyway (by the way, he is sober in this podcast). 😉

The comic is obviously inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons pen and paper Role Playing Game but you don’t have to know anything about D&D to enjoy this comic – trust me, I know next to nothing about Orcs and Dragons and I really liked this comic.

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This is the D&D guide homage that will be the cover of the trade.  Also, Jon does not read our Comics Misremembered Twitter and missed that I posted this image already.

Listen to the podcast and if it sounds like an interesting book, the good news is a Trade Paper Back will be coming out soon.  So run to your local comic store (or digital app) and buy this comic!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 141 – Happy! Comic and TV Show

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered.  This week we will be talking about the comic miniseries Happy! and the Syfy TV show with the same name.

The comic was created by:

Writer: Grant Morrison

Art: Darick Robertson

The comic series came out in 2012 from Image comics and was 4 issues long.  In the podcast, you will hear me say it was 6 issues long because I thought it was longer or I am confusing it with another Grant Morrison miniseries – I am not sure why.

The comic miniseries was made into a TV show for Syfy which aired its season finale last Wednesday.  It was popular enough to be renewed for a 2nd season.

I had different opinions regarding the comic versus the TV series and if you listen to the podcast, you will understand why.

Jon did not read the comic prior to watching the TV series so we’ll find out which one he likes or does he like both?

Enough jibber jabber, listen to the podcast to get Happy!

You comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 137 – New Comics Review

It’s a new year and there were a lot of new comics released at the end of last year and into 2018.  We picked 4 titles to talk about and here they are:

This is the breakdown of the comic reviews:

Jon Review

The Phoenix Resurrection – Marvel

Writer: Matthew Rosenburg

Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

 

Jim Review

Void Trip – Image

Writer: Ryan O’Sullivan

Artist: Plaid Klaus

 

Jon Review

Batman and The Signal – DC

Writer: Scott Snyder and Tony Patrick

Artist: Cully Hammer

 

Jim Review

God Complex – Image/Top Cow

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Artist: Hendry Prasetya

This was a good batch of new comics that we reviewed.  Listen to the podcast and see if any (if not all) interest you.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 116 – Green Valley

Once there were greenfields kissed by the sun;
Once there were valleys where rivers used to run;
Once there was blue sky with white clouds high above;
Once they were part of an everlasting love.
We were the lovers who strolled through greenfields.

These are the lyrics to the song Greenfields and I played a snippet of it at the start of the podcast but they hold meaning to the comic, Green Valley which is published by Image Comics.

You see, Green Valley starts very playful.  The Knights of Kelodia live in a great kingdom where they are admired by the townsfolk.  They all live happy, full lives and share everlasting love in the greenfields outside the walls of Kelodia.  That is, until one fateful day when all this good fortune is brought crashing down around them due to the tiniest of mistakes…

Green Valley is a comic written by Max Landis with pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

This story is a tale of knights, sword and sorcery and it has a twist ending.  The covers also give away the ending and that is why I am only showing you the first 3 issues.  Jon and I go over the comic.  Jon talks about the story and characters, I talk about the twist and use some examples of how the twist was done in other media.  I also talk about where I thought the comic was going and my take on “how I would have written it”.  Finally, we end the podcast giving out final score on the overall story.

There are plenty of spoilers in the review and we do warn you when we start getting into spoiler territory so if you want to hear the “spoiler-free” version.  Listen to the podcast until 7:35 then jump to 58:09 for the final review.

See you next week with our review of the Boston Comic Con 2017.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 95 – “Missed The Bus” Comics

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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 89 – Spawn

Image Comics will be celebrating 25 years in comics this month.  Hard to believe that a fledgling studio founded by “rockstar” artists who would go on to make millions of dollars would still be around today.

Image was founded by Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Erik Larson, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and… Todd McFarlane.

Our podcast will be focusing on Todd’s comic creation, SPAWN!

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This 1st issue went on to sell 1.7 million copies.  Sure that seems like a lot but that could have been a fluke!  It was was thanks to the plucky spirit of the creators that Image studios persevered.

Jon and I go over a brief history of Todd McFarlane’s career prior to Spawn and then we will talk about the meager begins of the demonic anti-hero.

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“This image embodies everything that was happening in comics during the 90s”

Press play for a little history lesson on one of the founding fathers of the Image Universe.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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PS

I found the farting Violator video clip on YouTube.  This a the highlight of the movie so if you never saw it… you’re welcome.

CM Podcast 88 – Wanted

Time to go back to the past again.  This time, we will be reviewing the comic and movie by the same name: Wanted.

The comic was written by Mark Millar with art by J.G. Jones and it came out in 20003.  The movie came out 5 years later on  06.27.08.

Jon and I do a quick recap of the movie and then opine on what we thought of it compared to the comic miniseries.

You will also learn of the “Does it have a loom in it?” question that you can ask on judging the quality of a movie.

Great fun was had recording this one.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 82 – Walking Dead Season 7 Mid-Season Finale

AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 7 TV show has reached its mid-season finale last week so Jon and I are going to do a review on the story so far and what we think about the series this year.

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We’ve already done 2 podcasts on the Season 7 Premier and the 2nd episode that introduces Ezekiel so we will not be discussing those points in this podcast.

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We do talk about the rest of the season so this is how the podcast goes:

Section 1: Jon does not read the comic, I do.  I ask Jon how does he feel about this season so far?  Is it better or worst than previous seasons?  Does he like the introduction of Negan?  And a lot more questions.  I also give my opinions on the show.  We discuss the mystery figure at the end of the last episode and give our theories on who it will be.

Section 2: I did a review in CM Podcast 46 about how season 7 will play out based on the story line of the comic series.  I read the notes from that podcast and we compare it against what the show did.  We compare and contrast any similarities and/or differences.  Just how close is the comic to the TV show this year.

Section 3: Spoiler Territory – At this point, I warn you that I will be going over near future story lines and making guesses on how the rest of Season 7 will play out and how it will end.  Listen at your own risk.  I give plenty of warning to turn off.

Thanks for listening.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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