You know summer is in the air when the blockbuster movies start to make their way to the movie theater and there is no bigger summer movie than Avengers Infinity War!
This is a big movie, with a big story and even bigger cast. I can say without any hype, there has not been a movie so many years in the making with a bigger pay off than this. You may think the Star Wars movies have an epic storyline – Avengers Infinity War’s story is even bigger! The stakes are huge and the heroes are desperate to “save the day”.
Now, I will not give any plot points away in this post but I can guarantee you that there are plenty of spoilers regarding the movie in our podcast.
So this is your first and last spoiler warning – we talk about the movie and go over critical plot points.
If you have not seen the movie and don’t want anything spoiled – DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST YET!!
Go see the movie (which we advise you to do) then come back and hit play on the podcast.
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.
The final part in our John Byrne Trilogy – The Week 15 podcast part 3.
In this podcast, Jon and myself talk about Byrne’s work in the late 80’s into the 90’s.
Superman: Man of Steel – This was Byrne’s 1989 reboot of the Superman franchise. Jon and myself don’t really care for Superman so we both have not read it but we go over a couple of facts I found on the internet.
After a few years with DC, Byrne comes back to Marvel and takes over West Coast Avengers. The first change he makes is to call it Avengers West Coast and then goes no to write and draw on of the most epic Vision stories titled Vision Quest. We talk about the bizarre love triangle (apologies to New Order) between Vision, The Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man. Jon gives the best line in this discussion “Kids, practice safe hex.” This will one day become a T-Shirt. Bryne is also responsible for the creation of a 3rd Avengers team called The Great Lake Avengers.
We end this discussion with John Byrne’s independent work with Dark Horse. He creates John Byrne’s Next Men. I go over how this project was almost a DC then a Marvel property but it ultimately goes to Dark Horse.
If you want to see some of John Byrne’s excellent pencils and inks then check out this tumblr account – John Byrne Draws. It is not run by John Byrne: