CM Podcast 70 – Alan Moore Pt. 2

Our Alan Moore Tribute continues this week…

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We are chronologically chronicling the career of creator and comic composer (and cantankerous critic), Alan Moore.

We left off at The Watchmen and continue with the year 1988 and the comic Batman: The Killing Joke.

Other comics we touch on are:

  • From Hell
  • Spawn
  • Violator
  • WildC.A.T.s
  • Supreme
  • Judgement Day Miniseries
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Top 10
  • Providence
  • and more Moore!

Join us for a lively discussion and Dan Campbell Jokes (regional American Football humor).

Comics Misremembered Podcast 70

CM Podcast 49 – Superheroes in Video Games

We like video games.  So much so that Jon and I attended PAX East this year and saw a lot of great games that will be coming out through 2016.  This got me thinking that there are many video games that feature superheroes and this would make for a good podcast.

We start off the show talking about the classic Konami arcade game – X-men: Children of the Atom.  This was a standard ‘Beat’em Up‘ that features X-men characters beating up on well know villains like Juggernaut, The Toad and Magneto.  What was unique about this game is that a special cabinet was made that allowed 6 people to play at once.  Here is a pic of how it looked:

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This is one of the first (if not only) arcade that allows 6 people to play at once.  I had a great time playing this one back in the day.

WE spend some time going over the other great arcade games and eventually move on to some awesome console games like: Ultimate Spider-man, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and X-men Legends.

These games are great because they all have fantastic stories with dozens of Marvel characters (both heroes and villains).  The more we talked about them, the more I want to go back and play the games.

We end the podcast talking about the greatest superhero video series: Batman – Arkham Series: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight.  This series is the pinnacle of how all video games featuring heroes should be made.

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Also, we are celebrating out 1 year anniversary of Comics Misremembered this month so thanks for listening and looking forward to another year of making podcasts!

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 49

CM podcast 31 – The 1st Annual Hazies

Hello Comic friends,

It’s the end of 2015 and instead of doing a lame top 10 or 20 list of comics that you should have read like other sites and podcasts, we decided to come up with our own award show for the comics and publishing companies of 2015.

We are calling the award “The Hazie” because it fits with our theme of barely remembering the stories of comics that we have read.  We had a great time coming up with creative categories in which we “award” comics, creators and companies for the material they put out in 2015.

Here is an artist rendition of the much coveted Hazie award:

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(This is not actually the award.  Maybe we will have an actual award next year.)

We had a great time recording this podcast.  So much so, that we had to break it down into 2 parts.  Here is part 1 of our Hazie Awards.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 31

CM Podcast 11 – It’s a comic review podcast

It’s time to do another comic review.  There has been some very good (and very bad) comics released lately and we want to make sure you know about these titles.

Jon and I each review 3 comics this week.  Here is the rundown and the order in which we reviewed the comics:

Jon’s 3 picks

  • We Stand on Guard – Image studios
  • Nonplayer – Image studios
  • Fight Club 2 – Dark Horse studios

Jim’s 3 picks

  • Broken World – Boom! studios
  • Transference – Black Mask studios
  • Bloodstrike – Image studios

Give a listen to the podcast and hopefully you discover a new favorite book with the help of our review.

– Jim

Week 11 Review Podcast:

CM Podcast 4 – The Image Years

Welcome to the 4th podcast.  This week Jon and myself focus on the founding of the Image Comic publisher.  We start with the past history of the founding members: Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Eric Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio.  When then focus on their image launch titles: Youngblood, Spawn, WildC.A.T.s, Savage Dragon, CyberForce, ShadowHawk and Wetworks respectively.

We riff on these books for a few minutes and then play a few rounds of the Rob Liefeld Name Creator game (see previous post for rules).  We finally touch on the present state of Image comics and how it has changed over their 20+ years of publishing.  It is our longest podcast to date but we had a great time recording it and reliving our memories.

– Jim

Here is the direct link to the podcast

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The Rob Liefeld Name Game

We will be doing our upcoming podcast on Image Comics this week.  One of the founding members is artist (in the loosest sense) and writer (more of a general idea jotter) Rob Liefeld, who is responsible for creating some of the most utterly forgettable characters in comics history.  I have been reviewing the names of the characters he created for Youngblood, The Brigade and Bloodstrike and I have come up with a cool game to play.

You will need the following to play:

  • A pair of 6 sided dice
  • The Rob Liefeld Name Creator grid (listed below)
  • Beer (no necessary but can enhance the fun)

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Instructions:

  1. Designate which of the 2 dice will be Die 1 and Die 2.
  2. Roll the dice.
  3. Using the numbers on the face of the dice, create your name.  Ex. If I roll Die 1 as a 4 and Die 2 as a 2, then my character name is Die Fist.
  4. Come up with a completely implausible origin story for your character (the more inept, the better).
  5. Repeat steps 1-4.

The funny thing is you may actually roll some of the names that Rob actually created so watch out for copyright infringement.

We will be playing this game during the taping of the podcast.

– Jim