CM Podcast 188 – 4th Annual Hazie Awards

We started a tradition 3 years ago on the podcast called The Hazies where we did a review show for that previous year but we disguised it as an award show.

We still give out the same Hazie as we did back then. Here is a photo of it:

Everyone does year end reviews about the “Best Comics” of that year but we already spend the whole year telling you what comics you should be checking out so why be boring and tell it to you again. Jon and I decided that since it is the Holidays, we want it keep it light and make the last podcast of the year just one big party. This was the inception of The Hazies. This is our 4th Annual Hazie countdown and we create some “Awards” aka jokes for the Comic Industry (more like, at their expense).

See who won the Hazies for:

  • I’m All About The Foreplay
  • Circle of Jerks
  • That Not So Fresh Feeling
  • I Can’t Feel My Brain

and more! Grab a beverage of your choice, sit in your most comfortable chair and have a laugh with us at The Hazies.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 181 – My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

If you happen to be down at the beach and there is a spacey blonde staring off into the distant horizon, you don’t ask her if she is okay.  You keep moving and mind your business.  You’ll do this if you know what’s good for you and you’ll especially do this if you are a character in a Ed Brubaker Criminal story.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is the latest story from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips in their Criminal anthology series.  Unlike their other series, it is a hardcover novella instead of the traditional 4 to 5 issue miniseries.  The books are published through Image Comics.

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This story focuses on young Ellie and her time spent in a high class rehab center.  She tells us of her past problems with addiction which stem form her mother’s struggles with drugs.  She is draw to people with addiction problems and that explains why she listens to a lot of music where the lead singer has died of drug overdoses (and also explains the title).

While in rehab, she must attend ‘group sessions’ – a sharing therapy session where other addicts share their problems in a sitting circle.  While in a group session, Ellie shares her thoughts on drugs…

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As you can see, Ellie is not having a great time at rehab but she did meet a nice boy and maybe they can have some fun together.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is a great read.  The story and art are top notch.  Jon and I go over the story by we don’t spoil it.  Listen to the podcast and if you are looking for something more than superheroes in comics, we recommend picking this comic up.

You comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 181

CM Podcast 171 – Book Of Genesis

And now for something completely different…

That is a famous segue used on Monty Python’s Flying Circus and it is very apropos of this week’s podcast.  Talking comics may not be different but the subject matter will be.  This week we talk about:

Robert Crumb’s Book of Genesis Illustrated

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This is a hardcover graphic novel drawn by Crumb and it is his interpretation of the bible.  He includes all of the first book of the Judeo-Christian Bible Old Testament.

You may be asking yourself?  Why would I want to read (or reread) the Bible?  I am not a Christian or a believer of religion.

Listen to the podcast.  We make some valid points on why you may be interested in reading this.

Point #1

Crumb’s art is always fantastic.  Here are some panels from the book…

Looking at this book is, to me, worth the price of admission and this is just a small sampling of what you will find inside.

Other Points…

Jon and I give our own interpretations of the Bible and we communicate them with tongue firmly in cheek (especially talking of Sodom and Gammora).

It was also fun for me to reread these stories again.  I forgot so much but that is why we call our podcast Comics Misremembered.

Enjoy the podcast.  It is good for a laugh or two.

Your comics pal.

Jim

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CM Podcast 170 – John Byrne’s 2112

In last week’s podcast, I mentioned that I met Tom King at the Fax Expo Boston and he saw me carrying a copy of John Byrne’s 2112 graphic novel.  King asked if he could look at it and I began to tell him the history of how this book was made.  I did not get to meet John Byrne but it gave me an idea.

This was the impetus for this week’s podcast.  Jon has never read the graphic novel 2112 and I always like covering old comics so I thought we will do a review of it…

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Here is the cover.  Pretty cool, right?  It has dinosaurs there and tall futuristic towers in the back.  I know what you are thinking…”Dinosaurs are from the past!  How did they get into the future?!”  Well, we will find out together.  Also, there is the image of a masked man.  Who is this mystery man?  Well, that would be…

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Sathanus!  The main antagonist in our story.  You knew he was going to be a bad guy.  How many guys in masks with red eyes turn out to be humanitarians?  His mutant power…er, I mean – Halfling power (not mutant) is that he sucks the life out of people like a vampire.  He was born to be the bad guy and he has ‘anus’ in his name so that makes him an a-hole.

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Here is an image of Sathanus…uh, sucking.  Pretty brutal.  But who will be brave enough to take down this heel?  Why that would be…

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Agent Red – our main hero.  This scene is early on in the comic and as you can see here is a tough and stoic man.  Jon mentions in the podcast that Agent Red reminds him of Judge Dredd and that is an apt description.

Jon and I go over the graphic novel and let you know if this is something to be on the look out for next time you are at your local comic shop or flea market.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 167 – New Comics Review

Welcome back to another new comics review podcast.

There have been dozens of new titles that have come out and we picked 4 of the best to discuss.  Here is the order and comics we will be going over this week:

1.The Weatherman by Image Comics

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  • Story by Jody Leheup
  • Art by Nathan Fox

2. Spider-Man by Marvel

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  • Story by Nick Spencer
  • Art by Ryan Ottley and Humberto Ramos

3. Blackwood by Dark Horse Comics

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  • Story by Evan Dorkin
  • Art by Veronica and Andy Fish

4. Iron Man by Marvel

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  • Story by Dan Slott
  • Art by Valerio Schiti

Jon reviews the 2 Marvel books and I review the 2 independent books.  We recommend you pick up all 4 books and we will give you multiple reasons why in the podcast!

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM podcast 157 – Deadpool 2

2 years ago we witnessed an R-rated comic book movie called Deadpool and it was good.  We did a podcast on the the movie and more.

Last week, the highly anticipated sequel came out.  Is it as good as the original or is it Deadpoo?  We will tell you what we thought of… Deadpool 2!

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We will tell you up front – this movie is as good as the original (even better, maybe).  Being a Deadpool movie, you know there will be jokes, violence and swearing but this movie also as heart and compassion (which were in the original – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it).  Jon and I give our opinions on the movie and we try not to spoil too much on what makes it great.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 96 – New Comics Review

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Welcome back to the podcast.  We are doing a new comic review this week.  We haven’t done one of these in a while and a few new books have come out.  You know the drill: we read them, we review them and you either buy them or give a pass.

The books we are reviewing this week will be:

Jon’s review for Marvel’s Darth MaulDirect link for Digital Comic

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Jim’s review for Marvel’s Great Lake AvengersDirect Link for Digital Comic

I also give a brief history on the 28 year old GLA.

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We hope you have enjoyed our 2 reviews.  See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 83 – 2nd Annual Hazies Awards

We survived another year of podcasting and it’s time to hand out Hazies for the best and worst things that have happened in the comic book industry this year.

It’s the 2016 Hazies Awards*

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*Not actual Hazie Award.  Just some image I found on the internet.

We were able to get through the first half of this year in this podcast.  Give a listen and see who won what in the 2nd Annual Hazies Awards!

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CM Podcast 63 – Amalgam Comics Part 1

Marvel and DC crossover comic events are very rare nowadays but that was not always the case.  In fact, 20 years ago was one of the best Marvel/DC comic events that ever happened and it was called the Amalgam Universe!

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These Amalgam comics were the result of a battle between the Marvel and DC universes…

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The champions fought each other in a limited series called DC Versus Marvel (or Marvel Versus DC depending on which issue you were buying).  The heroes battles each other and it caused such a mess that is smashed the 2 universes together in 1 amalgamated universe.

Jon and I reflect back on the events that lead up to the Amalgam Comics to be published.  This will be a 2 part podcast so tune in next week for part 2.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 51 – Captain America: Civil War

There was this new movie that came out May 5th 2016 called Captain America: Civil War.  Have you heard about it?  This may be the biggest grossing Marvel Movie and it immediately became one of our top 3 comic book movies of all time and we will tell you why.

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We have a 3rd party joining our podcast today – his name is Rick and he is a comic enthusiast.  He is a fan of the podcast and lives locally so we gave him an opportunity to contribute to the podcast this week.  I feel that he gave a unique perspective to the discussion and we hope to have him on future podcasts.

Before we start…

Major Spoilers Ahead!!

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We will go over what we liked and what we would change.  In order to give you a the best possible deconstruction and reasons why you should see it, we need to go over all the elements of the plot so if you have not see the movie, we recommend – see the movie (it’s really good) and then come back and listen to the podcast.

We also try to compare the movie to the comic equivalent but for a thorough review of the comic Civil War, go listen to our CM Podcast 40.

We talk comics, politics and movies in this one and we hope you enjoy it.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 51

CM Podcast 21B – Flash Season 2

We feel that we did not get to talk about the Flash show as much as we wanted to so we do a quick recap of Season 1 and then go over the first episode of Season 2.

Season on ended with Central City being engulfed by a Time Singularity vortex.   Only one man has the power to save the city.  Who is that man?  Freddie Mercury, tell the people who that is:

‘Flash!  He saved every one of us!”

Thanks, Queen.  It was Flash – just not the same Flash as in that music video.  It was Central City’s own Scarlett Speedster – The Flash!  He put his powers in gear and was able to save the city from total annihilation.  Or did he?  We review this in the podcast.

We also talk about the new “villain” that is introduced called Atom-Smasher and his mysterious benefactor, Zoom.  I speculate on who exactly Zoom will be and give you a primer on the 21st century Zoom.

Jon gives his insight on Flash and his different relationships that he has with his father and Dr. Wells.

After talking about the Flash, we do a quick rundown on upcoming comic-related shows like The Walking Dead and I remember the upcoming CW show – DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.  Here is the clip I mention in the podcast:

We hope you are enjoying Flash and like our commentary in the podcast.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 3 – Frank Miller

This week Jim and Jon focus on the writer/artist Frank Miller.  Frank Miller is responsible for creating some of the greatest story lines for characters like Daredevil and Batman.  He also has created his own creator owned property such as Give Me Liberty and Sin City.  We analyze his stories through the cultural and political landscape of the 80’s and 90’s and how Miller wrote his own fantasies and fears into his protagonists.  So come with us for the Rise and Fall of Frank Miller.

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CM Podcast 2 – Marvel’s Secret Wars

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered.

In the Week 2 podcast, Jim and Jon cover:

  • The history behind why Marvel created the original Secret Wars in 1984.
  • We talk about our impressions of that landmark 12 issue maxi series.
  • Review the events in Jonathan Hickman’s 2015 Avengers and New Avengers that lead up to the new Secret Wars.

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CM Podcast 1 – Welcome to Comics Misremembered

Here is the link to the Week 1 Podcast.  In this episode Jim and Jon cover:

  • Crisis on Infinite Earth – The 1985 12 issue series that defined DC comics
  • Convergence – The head scratching, confusing 8 issue series released by DC comics in May 2015
  • Quickly touch on the super excellent Multiversity by DC comics.
  • Old Man Logan mini series – we review the original series that will make an appearance in Marvel’s 2015 Secret Wars.

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