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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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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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