Episode 146: X-Statix

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

Mutants have a reputation for being weird, and the mutants of X-Statix take it to another level! Come meet Mr. Sensitive, U-Go-Girl and Doop, and learn about the Princess Diana controversy which briefly rocked the world.

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Episode 145: Spider-Man (J.M. DeMatteis)

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

This week we’re visiting arguably the greatest Spider-Man story of all time, as well as some more classics told by the legendary J.M. DeMatteis.

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Episode 142: House of M

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

It’s a world where mutants are the dominant species, humans are are going extinct and Spider-Man is a pro wrestler. Come with us, to the House of M.

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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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