CM Podcast 221 – TerrifiCon 2019

Jon and I normally will go to the Boston Comic Con (now called the Fan Expo Boston) and that is being held this weekend (8/16 – 8/18) but we will not be attending this year. :0

The reason we are not going is nothing that Fan Expo Boston did; they have always put together a good show. The real reason we are not going is that we found a better Comic Con called TerrifiCon. It was held last weekend (8/9 – 8/11) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and it had 3 times as many comic creators than the Fan Expo Boston!

This con has been going on for a few years now and this was our first trip there and also to Mohegan Sun. We had a great time at both!

In the podcast, we talk about the trip from Boston to Connecticut and our experience in the Mohegan Sun and meeting all the writers and artist that were at the con.

We really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to 2020 lineup. Go to www.terrificon.com for more details.

See you there next year,

Jim

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CM Podcast 219 – 2019 Eisner Awards Nominees and Winners

At this time each year, there is the San Diego Comic Con – one of the oldest, largest comic cons. At this comic con, writers and artists get together to celebrate their peers with the Eisner Awards.

We like to cover the nominees to find out about stories that we may have missed during the year and to see if what we recommended in our “New Comic Review” podcasts get nominated. Here is a list of the categories and order that we cover in this podcast…

Best Short Story

•             “Get Naked in Barcelona,” by Steven T. Seagle and Emei Olivia Burrell, in Get Naked (Image)

•             “The Ghastlygun Tinies,” by Matt Cohen and Marc Palm, in MADmagazine #4 (DC)

•             “Here I Am,” by Shaun Tan, in I Feel Machine (SelfMadeHero)

•             “Life During Interesting Times,” by Mike Dawson (The Nib),

•             “Supply Chains,” by Peter and Maria Hoey, in Coin-Op #7 (Coin-Op Books)

•             Winner: “The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot

•             Beneath the Dead Oak Tree, by Emily Carroll (ShortBox)

•             Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise, by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox (Dark Horse)

•             No Better Words, by Carolyn Nowak (Silver Sprocket)

•             Winner: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)

•             The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils In Suits, by Arabson, translated by James Robinson (IHQ Studio/ Image)

Best Continuing Series

•             Batman, by Tom King et al. (DC)

•             Black Hammer: Age of Doom, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommaso (Dark Horse)

•             Gasolina, by Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter (Skybound/Image)

•             Winner: Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julaa Madrigal (Boom Box)

•             The Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Ruy José (Marvel)

•             Runaways, by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka (Marvel)

Best Limited Series

•             Batman: White Knight, by Sean Murphy (DC)

•             Eternity Girl, by Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew (Vertigo/DC)

•             Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, and Mark Morales (DC)

•             Winner: Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)

•             X-Men: Grand Design: Second Genesis, by Ed Piskor (Marvel)

Best New Series

•             Bitter Root, by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green (Image)

•             Crowded, by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt (Image)

•             Winner: Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image)

•             Isola, by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl (Image)

•             Man-Eaters, by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk (Image)

•             Skyward, by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett (Image)

Best Webcomic

•             Winner: The Contradictions, by Sophie Yanow

•             Lavender Jack, by Dan Schkade (WEBTOON)

•             Let’s Play, by Mongie (WEBTOON)

•             Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe, (WEBTOON)

•             Tiger, Tiger, by Petra Erika Nordlund, (Hiveworks)

Best Writer

•             Alex de Campi, Bad Girls (Gallery 13); Twisted Romance (Image)

•             Winner: Tom King, Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

•             Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows, Quantum Age (Dark Horse); Descender, Gideon Falls, Royal City(Image)

•             Mark Russell, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound, Lex Luthor/Porky Pig (DC); Lone Ranger(Dynamite)

•             Kelly Thompson, Nancy Drew (Dynamite); Hawkeye, Jessica Jones, Mr. & Mrs. X, Rogue & Gambit, Uncanny X-Men, West Coast Avengers (Marvel)

•             Chip Zdarsky, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Two-in-One(Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist

•             Sophie Campbell, Wet Moon (Oni)

•             Nick Drnaso, Sabrina (Drawn & Quarterly)

•             David Lapham, Lodger (Black Crown/IDW); Stray Bullets (Image)

•             Nate Powell, Come Again (Top Shelf/IDW)

•             Tony Sandoval, Watersnakes (Magnetic/Lion Forge)

•             Winner: Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker (First Second) [Also won for Best Publication for Teens]

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

•             Matías Bergara, Coda (Boom)

•             Winner: Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)

•             Karl Kerschl, Isola (Image)

•             Sonny Liew, Eternity Girl (Vertigo/DC)

•             Sean Phillips, Kill or Be Killed, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies (Image)

•             Yanick Paquette, Wonder Woman Earth One, Vol. 2 (DC)

Best Cover Artist

•             Winner: Jen Bartel, Blackbird (Image); Submerged (Vault)

•             Nick Derington, Mister Miracle (DC)

•             Karl Kerschl, Isola (Image)

•             Joshua Middleton, Batgirl and Aquaman variants (DC)

•             Julian Tedesco, Hawkeye, Life of Captain Marvel (Marvel)

Lots of new stories to go out and find. We will see you next week!

Jim

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CM Podcast 175 – Heroes In Crisis

Heroes in Crisis is the new 9 issue miniseries by writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann.

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It is published by DC and it is their 2018 event comic.  How do I know it’s an Event Comic?  Well, it does have “Crisis” right there in the title.  I mean, that’s a dead give away right there, man.  C’mon!  Do you even comic book?

Enough of that silliness, let’s get back to serious business – talking about comic books!  Jon and I had the opportunity to read the first issue of Heroes in Crisis that came out this past Wednesday and we decided to give it a review on the podcast but also take some guesses as to who is the murder.  What?  You didn’t know it was a murder mystery?  Yep.  There are many murders in this book and it was a hero that did it?  (Or was it?)

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Okay.  Before we go too much further in the plot, let me just say right here:

  THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST! 

Now, it’s just the first issue so I don’t know how much we can actually be spoiling but we do take some “stabs” at guessing who ultimately is responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary.

First Spoiler: There are 2 suspects that the reader is given at the end of the issue…

Harley Quinn

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and

Booster Gold

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I know exactly what you are thinking: “Who is Booster Gold?” or “Hell Yeah, it’s Harley Quinn!”  Both are valid points.  Listen to the podcast and we give our opinions on who really is responsible for the murders.  It just might change your opinion!  We also go over a quick history of Booster Gold for those that need a refresher.

Heroes In Crisis is starting off with a bang (and a stab)!  We look forward to the rest of the series.  Also, if you want to know why “Crisis” is DC’s event brand, you should really listen to Podcast 132: CW’s Crossover Event: Crisis on Earth-X.  I rundown all the related Crisis titles DC has published.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 169 – Boston Comic Con 2018

This year, the Boston Comic Con officially changed it’s name to Fan Expo Boston 2018 but I will always call it Boston Comic Con.

It was was held at the South Boston Convention Center (SBCC) for the 2nd year in a row and I hope it stays there going forward.

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This is a picture of the outside of the SBCC

Fan Expo was going big on the celebrities this year with features like: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Billy Dee Williams, Evangeline Lilly and many more.

I was not interested in those celebrities.  Our main draw were the comic creators.  They had John Byrne, Jim Lee, Tom King, J. Scott Campell and many more.

Jon and I spent last Sunday there.  We let you know who we met and what we saw…

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 166 – 2018 Eisner Awards

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Last week was the San Diego Comic Con where they held the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.  So this week, Jon and I will be doing a review of the nominees and winners of some of the categories from the:

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Or as I like to call the podcast:

2 Ignorant Clods Butcher Names and Talk About Comics They Didn’t Read (For The Most Part).

Jon and I recognized a few of the creators and titles up for awards this year like: Monstress, Black Hammer and Hellboy.

Congratulations on all the winners and please don’t be too angry at us if we pronounced your name wrong.  We will do better next year so keep up the good work!

Jon also goes over the 2 DC Movie Universe trailers that dropped: Aquaman and Shazam.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 159 – Anniversary Issues

Remember that Flintstones episode where Fred gets the cops to sing the “Happy Anniversary” song to Wilma for their anniversary?  What do you mean you don’t know what ‘Flintstones’ are?  Well, go on Youtube and watch it.  I’ll wait.

You’re back!  Good.  And you heard the song?  Great.  That song runs through my head every time someone mentions the word ‘anniversary’ and it’s happening now that I am going to talk about 3 recent anniversary issues:

  • Invincible Iron Man #600
  • Amazing Spider-man #800
  • Action Comics #1000

Jon and I reminisce about what we remember regarding anniversary issue back in the day and then we dive into talking about these 3 issues.  The stipulation I give Jon on these comics is: If I was a new reader and this was my first issue reading about these characters,  would I enjoy it?

I know that there are other anniversary issues that came out recently (Captain America #700 and Deadpool #300 to name a few) but these 3 issue illustrate what I think all milestone comics do:  1) the are the ending to an epic story line or 2) they are a starting on point to a new story line, direction or character (sometimes all 3).

I will tell you this regarding the 3 books: 1 is not very good, 1 is very excellent and 1 is a missed opportunity.  Listen to the podcast to find out which is which.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 117 – Boston Comic Con 2017

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Boston Comic Con is a 3 day event (Fri – Sun) where fans can meet comic artist, writers and comic book related celebrities.  Jon and I have gone to it in years past and have always had a good time.

We went to it Sunday and we share our experience meeting establish artists and writers but also talking with independent artists. It was mostly good and a little bad and we will go over how it all went down.

Looking forward to next year’s con.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 104 – New Comics Review

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We decided to cover some of the new titles we have been reading for this week’s podcast.  The comics we are covering today will be:

  • X-men Gold (Jon review) – written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ardian Syaf
  • USAvengers (Jim review) – written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina
  • X-men Blue (Jon review) – written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina
  • The Button Crossover (Jim review) – This is issues 21 and 22 of Batman by written by Tom King with art by Jason Fabok and issues 21 and 22 of The Flash by Joshua Williamson with art by Howard Porter.

Listen to our reviews/critique of the books and hopefully you will have found some new books to read.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

CM Podcast 37 – These books need some love.

Hello again,

Welcome back to Comics Misremembered!  This week we are going to be talking new comics – specifically comics that may get cancelled if you do not start reading them.  We have 4 titles to “sell” you.

Before we get into that, you may have noticed some issues with the Comics Misremembered podcast this week on iTunes such as a lag in updating and the logo missing.  This is happening because I am trying to up date some information to iTunes and it is not going according to plan.  I will eventually delete the podcast off iTunes and then submit it again so it is updated properly.  Keep posted to this website for more details.

Now, on with our review for new comics.  These are the 4 titles that we will be talking about:

  • Marvel’s Vision – written by Tom King with art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Marvel’s The Ultimates – written by Al Ewing with art by Rocafort
  • Marvel’s Hercules – written by Dan Abnett with art by Luke Ross
  • Image’s Ring Side – written by Joe Keating with art by Nick Barber

In the podcast, we give you multiple reasons why you will like and continue to read these books so listen to it and give it it the “First Issue Try”.  We are sure you will find a title or 4 that you like and want to continue to read.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for listening.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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