In our last New Comics Review, we did mostly independent titles so we decided to do some Marvel and DC new comics this time around.
There are 4 reviews this week and here are the titles:
Writer Jason Aaron with Artist Ed McGuinness for Avengers #1 (Jim review)
Writer Charles Soule with Artist David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira for Hunt for Wolverine (Jon review)
Writer Tom Taylor with Artist R. B. Silva for Adamantium Agenda (Jon review)
Writers Joshua Williamson, James Tynion and Scott Snyder with Artist Francis Manapul for Justice League: No Justice (miniseries) (Jim review)
The downside of some of these books is that Marvel and DC are renumbering their flagship titles again (Marvel’s Avengers #1 and DC will relaunch Justice League at the end of No Justice as a #1) but the creators on these books and the stories that they are telling make this change a little easier to swallow.
The upside is that Avengers #1 is a great starting point for non-comic readers who saw Avengers: Infinity War and want a jumping on point for the comics. Same thing for Justice League: No Justice. Both books introduce you to the core members of each team and show you what else is hiding in the shadows of their perspective universes.
The Wolverine books bring you up to speed on what has happen to Wolverine since the evens of Death of Wolverine and Legacy. These books bring back familiar faces of villains and heroes of the mutant universe.
Jon and I were both very excited about the books we picked and hope that you find some new reading material.
PS – Sorry to Justice League: No Justice – I referred to the enemy characters as “Doom Titans” but they are actually called “Omega Titans“. That’s why we call the podcast Comics Misremembered.
It was 25 years ago this year that DC started the story line that would become a major media event – The Death of Superman.
Jon and I start the podcast talking about what we remember when those issue that came out leading up to the actual death of Superman and the subsequent “Reign of Supermen” comics that would follow in it’s wake (is this a pun? Maybe.).
After that, we focus on the recently released Marvel Comic Event – Legacy #1. This was written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic, Steven McNiven and many more!
Jon and I review that story lines of the first issue and prognosticate on the future of this miniseries and what Marvel is planning to do with all the Avenger/Spider-man family of books.
At the end of the Podcast, we give a shout out for Nick Spencer and his swan song to Captain America with the Generations: The Americas one shot.
I told him that a review of the 5 issues that are out would not be enough for a podcast. My idea was to Super-Size it and talk about the recent history of Thor prior to becoming unworthy.
I do a quick historical overview of Thor: God of Thunder which ran for 25 issues between 2012 – 2015ish before becoming The Mighty Thor.
Written by Jason Arron
Art by Esad Ribic
This series explains some of the questions that you may have with The Unworthy Thor that are not explained in the series. In fact, Unworthy Thor might as well be called Thor: God of Thunder # 26 because it is so closely linked.
We hope you enjoy the podcast and start reading the very excellent Unworthy Thor.
Another San Diego Comic Con and another Eisner Awards show. Jon and I will be reviewing the 2016 nominees and winners for most of the Eisner categories.
The Eisners always have some stiff competition and this year’s contenders were some heavy hitters. I agree with most of the winners, especially Paper Girls!
We read the nominees, give our options on the lists (if we have any) and discuss the winners. Some of the titles that were nominated and won were some of our picks in previous podcast so go through our site and listen to our old podcasts. We will give you insight to future Eisner winners!
“Star Wars! Give me those Star Wars! Whole lotta Staaaaar Waaars! Da-Da-Da-Dun!”
We start the show with Bill Murray covering the Star Wars theme and it gets better from there. We are talking about the new Star Wars comics that Marvel launched last year and if they are worth reading and collecting.
Jon covers the main book – Star Wars! He runs down the story line for the first 12 issues and gives his opinion on the book and it’s characters.
I pick up from there and talk about Darth Vader and go over the first 12 issues. I will let you know if this book is worth reading.
We then share our thoughts on the Disney Rebel and Clone Wars show and how we wish Disney would do a live action show.
Join us for a lively conversation on comics and story telling. Bonus – there is some feedback that I did not pick up on happening on my mic so I kind of sound like Darth Vader!