Category Archives: Podcasts

Episode 119: JLA (Grant Morrison & Howard Porter)

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

With the Justice League movie in cinemas, we take a look at one of the most iconic runs on a JLA comic of all time.

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Episode 118: Thor: Ragnarok

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

With the new film in theatres, we looked at the Ragnarok storyline from the comics and then the story which followed which was a big influence on the first Thor movie as Asgard comes to Oklahoma.

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Watchmen #1, Page 7

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 goes for a rummage through The Comedian’s unmentionables and Kieran & Hass get distracted talking about David Mazzuchelli.

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Watchmen #1, Page 6

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.

We finally come face-to-err, mask with Rorschach and Kieran gives us a bit of background on the title to Watchmen #1 and how it might reflect the themes of the story.

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Watchmen #1, Page 5

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.

We finally hit a full nine-panel grid and meet Rorschach for the first time.

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Watchmen #1, Page 4

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.

The Comedian meets his demise and the world of Watchmen’s 1985 is explored in more detail thanks to background art and easter eggs.

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Episode 117: Secret Empire

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

Secret Empire is over, which means we’re going through the event itself and try and figure exactly where it went wrong.

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