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First, this was originally made available through Patreon and then Gumroad and is the first in our series called Crossover Chaos, which tackles the big event stories that always seem to get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 56: Ryan Carse

On this episode of Have A Nice Day, I’m joined by Ryan Carse, the editor of the amazing Tag Rope Magazine to talk all about Saturday Morning SmackDown, the origin of The Tag Rope and tape-trading with his auntie!

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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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Episode 16: Daredevil (Brubaker/Lark)

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

Matt Murdock is off to jail this week, before a jaunt Europe and dealing with possibly the worst fate one of Matt’s love-interests has endured yet. Also, the most bizarre C-List villain yet!

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Episode 15: Daredevil (Bendis/Maleev)

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

This week we’re going from the grounded and gritty Frank Miller to the over-the-top bonkers cynicism of Ann Nocenti, with demons, aliens and lots of identity issues.

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