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

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CM Podcast 227 – Sugar & Spike: Metahuman Investigations

Back in 2017, I saw a trade paperback for a books called Sugar & Spike: Metahuman Investigations. The cover looked interesting but what caught my eye was the writer – Keith Giffen.

Keith Giffen is a well known writer and artist that has worked on high profile books like Legion of Superheroes and JLA. He is one of my favorite writers because he loves to inject humor in his projects. The 80s JLA is a great example of telling superhero stories with humor instead of the normal grim and gritty style that was popular at the time.

I wasn’t too familiar with the artist Bilquis Evely but I looked at a few pages and really liked her style for this book so I immediately picked it up.

Now, you may not be too familiar with the titular duo and that is okay. These characters were created back in the 50s by writer and artist Sheldon Mayer. They were originally baby characters that were in a funny book. Here is an example of Mayer’s version of Sugar & Spike:

In the podcast, Jon and I go through Sugar & Spike’s cases and we point out that all of their cases are based on silly DC silver age story lines and Giffen pays homage to these classics. One of the pages of the comic references the exact comics:

We both highly recommend this book for the art and humorous story. Jon mentions that this book reminded him of the old Moonlighting show and that is a great example of why this book works: a pair of opposites begrudgingly work together to solve crimes while knocking each other down a peg.

There probably will never be a sequel or follow up so I will just have to enjoy what I have and re-read it again.

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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