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.
In our last New Comics Review, we did mostly independent titles so we decided to do some Marvel and DC new comics this time around.
There are 4 reviews this week and here are the titles:
Writer Jason Aaron with Artist Ed McGuinness for Avengers #1 (Jim review)
Writer Charles Soule with Artist David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira for Hunt for Wolverine (Jon review)
Writer Tom Taylor with Artist R. B. Silva for Adamantium Agenda (Jon review)
Writers Joshua Williamson, James Tynion and Scott Snyder with Artist Francis Manapul for Justice League: No Justice (miniseries) (Jim review)
The downside of some of these books is that Marvel and DC are renumbering their flagship titles again (Marvel’s Avengers #1 and DC will relaunch Justice League at the end of No Justice as a #1) but the creators on these books and the stories that they are telling make this change a little easier to swallow.
The upside is that Avengers #1 is a great starting point for non-comic readers who saw Avengers: Infinity War and want a jumping on point for the comics. Same thing for Justice League: No Justice. Both books introduce you to the core members of each team and show you what else is hiding in the shadows of their perspective universes.
The Wolverine books bring you up to speed on what has happen to Wolverine since the evens of Death of Wolverine and Legacy. These books bring back familiar faces of villains and heroes of the mutant universe.
Jon and I were both very excited about the books we picked and hope that you find some new reading material.
PS – Sorry to Justice League: No Justice – I referred to the enemy characters as “Doom Titans” but they are actually called “Omega Titans“. That’s why we call the podcast Comics Misremembered.
It’s the beginning of the Summer Movie push. Captain America: Civil War came out and was spectacular. The next major comic franchise is X-men Apocalypse and it is…good? Good. It’s good. I can confidently say it is a good movie.
Why is it good and not great? Well, we review the pros and cons of the movie in the podcast. We also give a quick history of Apocalypse in the Marvel Comic Universe and is he the same character in the Fox Movie Universe.
**Major Spoilers Ahead**
In order for Jon and myself to give you an informed opinion about the movie and why we only think it’s good, we have to talk about the plot and characters so this is your warning. There are many spoilers in this podcast.
It’s another trip back in the Comics Misremembered time machine. Next stop, 1995 – Grunge rock is king, flannel is what you are wearing and you are super interested in the upcoming Marvel Event: Age of Apocalypse.
It’s the summer time so that means Marvel is putting together another mutant crossover event that will run through the summer months and into fall. Marvel has been doing this for years up to this point and the events have been decent. This new one, Age of Apocalypse seems different though since it starts with the cancellation of all the current 1995 roster of mutant books. What??!
Join Jon and me as we fire up our neurotransmitters and misremember the Age of Apocalypse crossover event and what we really liked about it.
The event started with Alpha:
And ends appropriately with Omega:
We highly recommend checking out all the books that are part of this series and see how it will compare with the upcoming summer Fox movie Age of Apocalypse.
You have probably already seen the promo pictures at Marvel.com or over a dozen web and social sites. It’s the All-New, All-Different Marvel! Why when I look at these pictures I am getting a sinking feeling that most of these changes will not be for the better. Here is the gut feeling that I get when I look at these photos:
The are bringing back Wolverine, Hyperion and Spectrum – supposedly, these 3 characters were dead but now they are all alive with the reset of the new marvel universe.
More diversity – X23 is now the new Wolverine, the new Ms. Marvel will be part of the new-after-Secret Wars-Avengers and they are introducing a native american hero. Add these new heroes to the recent Thor, Spider-Man and Captain American changes and you can see that Marvel is really committed to having a universe that better reflective of the real universe.
The Thing will now be a Guardian! This seems like a logical choice – The Guardians of the Galaxy are a bunch of misfits that all have good hearts and like to save… the galaxy. Blue Eyed Ben Grimm is a good fit on that team!!
I like that they are bring back Citizen V. Does that me the Thunderbolts are coming back?
Agent Coulson – Is it me or does anyone else have a problem with Marvel hammering the Cinematic and Television Universes into the Comic Universe? Come on, Marvel – Let’s keep the moving media and the static media separate. No need to put these characters into the comics.
Getting rid of the mutants and the Fantastic Four – Where are the other members of the X-men and the Fantastic Four? I know that Marvel had made some bad movie deals with Fox and Sony so now they are marginalizing the presence of X-men and Fantastic Four (and Peter Parker too) but some of us fans still love these characters. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater, Disney/Marvel.
Stephen Strange… with a battle axe?! Why would the Master of the Mystic Arts need a physical weapon? I am not too sure I like this.
Teenage-Angst Karnak – I have been told that the person in the hoodie and jeans is Karnak – one of the inhumans. Why does he look so moody? Karnak is a martial arts master, not a teenage mutant ninja turtle!
I don’t know if I want to read a Vision comic. I like Vision in an ensemble book. I don’t know how I will like him in a solo book.
Why is Iron Man in both pics? Are there 2 Iron mans… er, men?
Why are you changing Daredevil’s costume? Is it because the show because the show is closer to the all red costume.
Well, that’s all I have for now. How are you all feeling about these changes?