CM Podcast 153 – Sebastian O

Back in 1993, DC created an imprint called Vertigo which was to feature comics with mature themes.  One of the first miniseries to be published under that imprint was Sebastian O.

Sebastian O was written by Grant Morrison with artwork by Steve Yeowell.  It was only 3 issues long and it featured a Steampunk Victorian dandy named Sebastian O who was wrongly imprisoned then escapes and seeks vengeance on the people who put him there.  It’s a comedy by the way.

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I read the original miniseries when it came out but Jon has never read it until now.  We’ll let you know if you should read it and if it deserves an ongoing series.

We also give a little history lesson on Vertigo and some of it’s earliest titles.  It’s a fun podcast we put together this week to help brace you for the fallout of next week’s Avengers: Infinity War movie podcast.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 153

CM Podcast 109 – Skrull Kill Krew

Comics Misremembered Podcast 109

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