Episode 141: Invasion!

Welcome to Journey Into Misery, where I explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to the patient and perpetually perplexed Helena Hart.

The Dominators and their Alien Alliance want Earth’s metahumans, and if they can’t have them they’ll wipe them all out, in this classic crossover from the eighties.

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Watchmen #1, Page 16

Under The Hood is a Watchmen minutiae podcast by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Kieran Shiach where they go through one page of Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins’ genre-defining comic and discuss, dissect and deliberate over meaning, theme and craft way more than we probably should.

Rorschach steps up the violence, and we spend more time talking about violence, color and purple prose.

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Watchmen #1, Page 15

Under The Hood is a Watchmen minutiae podcast by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Kieran Shiach where they go through one page of Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins’ genre-defining comic and discuss, dissect and deliberate over meaning, theme and craft way more than we probably should.

Rorschach is out for answers, and we dive into the nine panel grid in even more detail than we already have.

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Episode 139: Convergence

Welcome to Journey Into Misery, where I explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to the patient and perpetually perplexed Helena Hart.

All of your favorite dead universes come back to fight each other for dominance, as we cover the comic which took over the entire DC publishing slate for two months.

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Watchmen #1, Page 14

Under The Hood is a Watchmen minutiae podcast by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Kieran Shiach where they go through one page of Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins’ genre-defining comic and discuss, dissect and deliberate over meaning, theme and craft way more than we probably should.

This episode is the first of what is likely to be many deep dives into the psyche of Walter Kovacs, as Rorschach broods on a roof before taking his entertainment at the bar below.

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