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 173 – Superman: Red Son

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.

Enjoy the show.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 109 – Skrull Kill Krew

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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.

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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:

Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

 

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 74 – New Comics Review

There are always new titles from comic publishers coming out every week and we try to select some of the best books to read.  Here are some of the comics that we highly recommend.

This week I review the 3 new comics from DC Comic’s Young Animals imprint and Jon reviews 3 independent publisher titles.  Here are the reviews with time stamps:

  • 4:45 – James Bond – Dynamite Comics: Written by Andy Diggle with Art by Luca Casalanguida
  • 16:33 – Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye – DC’s Young Animals: Co-written by Gerard Way and Jon Rivera with art by Michael Avon Oeming
  • 28:35 – Briggs Land – Dark Horse Comics: Written by Brian Woods with art by Mack Chater
  • 42:52 – Shade the Changing Girl – DC’s Young Animals: Written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Marley Zarcone
  • 57:30 – Reborn – Image Comics: Written by Mark Millar with art by Greg Capullo
  • 1:08:40 – Doom Patrol – DC’s Young Animals: Written by Gerard Way with art by Nick Derington

I apologize if we mispronounced any of the writers or artist names.  We will try better next time.

This podcast runs a little longer than our normal ones because there are so many things to talk about with each of these titles.  We hope you enjoy our reviews and find some new comics to pick up.

Also, Will Magnus is the creator of the Metal Men not the Magnetic Man.  My brain was on overload.  Sorry.

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