Category Archives: Journey Into Misery

Episode 21: Secret Wars (1985)

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

Marvel have a brand new Secret Wars out this year, so now’s the best time to dig into the event comic that started event comics with the original crossover extravaganza.

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Episode 20: Ultron

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

In anticipation for blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron cinema release, here is everything you need to know about everyone’s favourite maniacal menace.

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Episode 19: Robin

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

This week’s episode focus on the Boy (and Girl) Wonders that have stood beside Batman in his fight against crime, and gets about as dark as the show is ever going to get in places because of course it does, there are children involved.

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Cinema Crisis #2: Throne of Atlantis

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

Helena and I went away this weekend, which meant there was just no time to write the necessary show notes for a full episode of Journey Into Misery. So instead, we decided to do two bonus episodes.

We didn’t want to deprive people who already listened to the Crossover Chaos of new content, so we did something brand new for everyone as well. We watched the movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis to see if Aquaman could live up to Helena’s idealised vision of him that she’s created, and to see if a Geoff Johns Justice League story translates better animated than it does on the page.

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Crossover Chaos #1: Identity Crisis

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

Helena and I went away this weekend, which meant there was just no time to write the necessary show notes for a full episode of Journey Into Misery. So instead, we decided to do two bonus episodes.

First, this was originally made available through Patreon and then Gumroad and is the first in our series called Crossover Chaos, which tackles the big event stories that always seem to get in the way.

I sat down with Helena and told her all about what happened in DC Comics’ much maligned Identity Comics. It’s the comic that some people say “ruined comics” and Helena reacts about as well as you’d expect.

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Episode 18: Spider-Woman

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

In another ensemble episode, this week we’re talking about the five (FIVE!) women to go by the name Spider-Woman since the late-seventies, and a few other assorted spider-themed ladies as well!

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Episode 17: Daredevil (Waid/Samnee)

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

There’s a lot to cover this week as Matt heads into the Shadowland, before emerging in happier, brighter place under the pen of perennial JiM favourite, Mark Waid.

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