It’s the holiday season so I wanted to review a comic that was a little light-hearted and offered hope for the future and found that in Chrononauts.
Chrononauts was written by Mark Millar and features art by Sean Gordon Murphy. It was published by Image Comics in 2015 as a 4 issue limited series. You can read it as a Trade Paperback.
You can argue that the majority of Mark Millar stories aren’t very original but I have to admit all his stories are very entertaining. Chrononauts may not be breaking any new ground telling the story of 2 time traveling scientists but it is an extremely fun read and features fantastic artwork from Sean Gordon Murphy.
Murphy’s art in this book is worth the purchase alone. He has to create scenes from the 1500s all the way up to modern times and he does not slouch in capturing each time period. He has a great eye for detail and it shows in every panel of this comic.
I also talk about time travel in media and go over some examples of how books and movies tried different ways of presenting time travel to its audiences.
I said in the podcast that there would be spoilers but I barely spoiled anything with my description of the comic so listen to it without worry.
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
Writer Mark Miller and Artist Rafael Albuquerque
Review 2 – Jim
Electric Warriors #1
Writer Steve Orlando Artist Travel Foreman
Review 3 – Jon
Writer Scottie Young Artist Jorge Corona
Review 4 – Jim
Bitter Root #1
Writer David F. Waller and Chuck Brown Artist Sanford Green
4 great review for 4 great books. Listen to the podcast and see why you should go out and purchase these comics!
We will be going back to 2003, George W. Bush was in office, the US was administering shock and awe to Iraq and we have the official formation of the Department of Homeland Security.
There was a lot going on in the world, so it seemed like the perfect time for writer Mark Millar to pitch the Elseworlds tale “What if Superman grew up in 1950s Communist Russian?” Luckily for all of us, the DC editors gave him the green light.
This leads to a 3 issue Elseworlds tale entitled Superman: Red Sun. Written by Mark Millar with art by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett.
These are the 2 Tradepaper back covers of the collected story. Both are done by Dave Johnson so you get an idea of how great it looks.
Jon has never read this story so he found it very shocking. I read it when it originally came out and recently reread it when I bought the TPB.
Jon and I had a great time going over the book and there are spoilers but we save them for the very end of the podcast and do warn you to stop listening if you are going to read it.
As Huey Lewis once crooned “Gotta go back in time.” Well, that is what we do here from time to time at the Comics Misremembered Podcast. We wax nostalgic about old comics and talk about if they were as good as we (mis)remember them.
This week, we will talk about Marvel’s 1995 Miniseries Skrull Kill Krew. It was written by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar with pencils by Steve Yeowell.
It’s a story about Skrulls and the Krew that loved to kill them.
Listen to the podcast and you will hear:
Our take on this very interesting miniseries.
That it is very difficult to say “Skrull Kill Krew” after a few adult beverages.
Some influences we think are in the comic.
My totally spot-on impersonation of Marvel’s Tom DeFalco.
Also in the podcast, one of the influences I mention is a movie called Invaders from Mars. It originally came out in 1953 and then was remade in 1986. I could not remember the name of the director. I apologize, it was Tobe Hooper. The man who directed The original (and best) Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist. Here is a preview of Invaders from Mars: