All posts by Kieran Shiach

Writer and host of Journey Into Misery. Follow @KingImpulse for terrible self-deprecating jokes and strong opinions about pop music.

Episode 140: Avengers Disassembled

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

Not like this. Not like this. LIKE THIS! Kickstarting the Bendis Age of Marvel Comics with Avengers Disassembled

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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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Watchmen #1, Episode 13

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.

Dan goes to far trying to bond with Rorschach and gets cut down, leaving him a gloomy gus all alone in his Owlcave.

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Episode 137: Kingdom Come

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

Superman is MIA and the world is overrun by the next generation of heroes with little regard for how their awesome power affects the man on the street. Armageddon is nigh, and the only person who can stop it is a regular pastor with visions of the end of the world.

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