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.

Planetary #12 (Memory Cloud)

Kieran Shiach has read Planetary more times than he can count. Helena Hart is reading it for the first time. In this podcast, we’ll go through the groundbreaking sci-fi superhero mystery issue-by-issue to talk about its influences and its impact.

In the 12th issue: The Fourth Man

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Planetary #11 (Cold World)

Kieran Shiach has read Planetary more times than he can count. Helena Hart is reading it for the first time. In this podcast, we’ll go through the groundbreaking sci-fi superhero mystery issue-by-issue to talk about its influences and its impact.

In the eleventh issue: spies, old friends and revelations.

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Planetary #10 (Magic & Loss)

Kieran Shiach has read Planetary more times than he can count. Helena Hart is reading it for the first time. In this podcast, we’ll go through the groundbreaking sci-fi superhero mystery issue-by-issue to talk about its influences and its impact.

In the tenth issue: a doomed planet’s last hope, an intergalactic peacekeeping organisation’s newest officer and a hidden island’s greatest warrior.

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Planetary #9 (Planet Fiction)

Kieran Shiach has read Planetary more times than he can count. Helena Hart is reading it for the first time. In this podcast, we’ll go through the groundbreaking sci-fi superhero mystery issue-by-issue to talk about its influences and its impact.

In the ninth issue: a flashback to the previous Third Man, a mission to a fictional world and a love letter to Grant Morrison.

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Episode 175: Thunderbolts

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

Delivering justice, like lightning. It’s everyone’s favourite supervillains turned superheroes turned government sponsored supervillains pretending to be superheroes turned black ops kill squad turned supervillains turned superheroes.

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Planetary #8 (The Day The Earth Turned Slower)

Kieran Shiach has read Planetary more times than he can count. Helena Hart is reading it for the first time. In this podcast, we’ll go through the groundbreaking sci-fi superhero mystery issue-by-issue to talk about its influences and its impact.

In the eighth issue: monster movies, Marilyn Monroe analogues and a brief history of McCarthyism.

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