Category Archives: Journey Into Misery

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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Episode 116: Captain America (Nick Spencer)

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 coming to a close, so we’ve put together a special two-parter to explain everything that went down so you don’t have to read it. First up, all the events that lead up including social justice supervillains, sentient cosmic cubes and that infamous “Hail Hydra” page.

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Episode 115: The Fourth World (Jack Kirby)

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

There came a time when the Old Gods died! Silence closed upon what had happened — a long, deep silence — wrapped in massive darkness… it was this way for an age… THEN — THERE WAS NEW LIGHT!

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Episode 112: Wonder Woman (Origins)

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

To celebrate Wonder Woman as everyone is rightly doing, we tried something different and tackled all her many different canonical origins, from William Moulton Marston to Greg Rucka.

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Episode 111: X-Men (The Phoenix Force)

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

Here us listeners! No longer are we the podcast you knew! We are life, and fire incarnate! Now and forever, we are Phoenix!

Or, y’know, for the next hour or so at least.

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