Watchmen #1, Page 3

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 dive even deeper into the brutal beating of The Comedian, gush even more about John Higgins’ use of colors, and go into detail on what The Comedian keeps on his shelves.

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Episode 5: The Best Comics of August 2017

The Monster Society of Comics is an ever-evolving roundtable discussion podcast about the best comics that came out in a given month.

This month, Elle Collins and Kieran Shiach are joined by Megan Purdy and Kat Overland to talk about the best books they read in August 2017

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Watchmen #1, Page 2

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.

As we move to the second page of Watchmen, we talk about framing and establishing a location, as well as as the bold color choices of John Higgins.

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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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Watchmen #1, Page 1

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.

This week we’re looking at the cover to Watchmen #1 and delving into the first page as we talk about the nine panel grid, vanishing points and three scraps of paper on the sidewalk.

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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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