CM Podcast 30 – Comic Movies and their impact on comics

I was scrolling through my Twitter feeds earlier this week and I saw this post from Jimmy Palmiotti previewing an upcoming cover to the Harley Quin series.  Here is the art for the cover:

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As you can see, Harley has changed the color to her hair.  In fact, the comic version of Harley Quinn is starting to look more and more like the Suicide Squad movie version of Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie.

I have noticed this with each passing year that if a comic movie or show is successful, the more the comic series starts looking like that successful movie or show.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  Well, the answer all depends on what changed in the comic.

Jon and I talk about the following successful movie franchises and the direct impact to their comic counterpart.  Here is the list:

  • Superman franchise
  • Batman franchise
  • X-Men franchise
  • Spider-man franchise
  • Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Guardians of Galaxy

These changes are going to be more common with each release of DC and Marvel’s upcoming movies and the changes are not necessarily a good thing.

At the end of the podcast, we touch quickly on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I share a comic story of the Marvel translation of Return of the Jedi.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 28 – Age of Apocalypse

It’s another trip back in the Comics Misremembered time machine.  Next stop, 1995 – Grunge rock is king, flannel is what you are wearing and you are super interested in the upcoming Marvel Event: Age of Apocalypse.

It’s the summer time so that means Marvel is putting together another mutant crossover event that will run through the summer months and into fall.  Marvel has been doing this for years up to this point and the events have been decent.  This new one, Age of Apocalypse seems different though since it starts with the cancellation of all the current 1995 roster of mutant books.  What??!

Join Jon and me as we fire up our neurotransmitters and misremember the Age of Apocalypse crossover event and what we really liked about it.

The event started with Alpha:

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And ends appropriately with Omega:

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We highly recommend checking out all the books that are part of this series and see how it will compare with the upcoming summer Fox movie Age of Apocalypse.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 8 – Heroes – in your livingroom!

Hello and welcome back to another CM Podcast, faithful listeners.

This week Jon and I pick 3 comics each that we feel should be made into a cable TV series, Animated Series or Big Screen movie.

Jon’s Picks are:

  • Superior Spiderman storyline
  • The Legion of Doom – not based on any comic, just a series from the bad guys perspective.
  • East of West

My picks are:

  • Manhattan Projects
  • Saga
  • Strikeforce: Morituri

We each give a limited overview of the series we are pitching and tell you why it be good for TV or a movie.  We also hope to turn you on to new comics series that you are not reading and/or should pick up in tradepaper back.

What do you think of the picks?  What would you like to see as a series or movie?

-Jim

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