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 #7 (To Be In England, In The Summertime)

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 seventh issue: Jakita mourns a fallen friend, Grant Morrison makes a cameo and Warren Ellis drops the mic harder than any other comic creator in history.

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Episode 171: Thor (Jason Aaron) [Part 1]

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

Ahead of The War of the Realms, here’s the first part of our big deep dive into Jason Aaron’s epic run on Thor; covering The God Butcher, The League of Realms, the fall of Odinson and the rise of a new Thor.

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Episode 170: Green Lantern (Blackest Night)

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

The dead rise from their graves to take over the DC Universe in this Geoff Johns’ summer crossover event which brings together the seven Lantern Corps for the first time to fight Nekron and his Black Lanterns.

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