Episode 165: Legion

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

One of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe and the son of Charles Xavier, it’s David Haller!

(He doesn’t like to be called “Legion” but we had to put it in the title of the episode.)

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52 #6 (China Syndrome)

52: The Podcast is a year-long retrospective of the groundbreaking weekly American superhero comic 52 from DC Comics.

This week: Black Adam makes some friends, Booster Gold discovers a secret and T.O. Morrow coins a philosophical argument about the nature of man’s relationship to artificial intelligence four years before it enters the public consciousness.

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Planetary #3 (Dead Gunfighters)

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 third episode: The Phantom Cop of Hong Kong, Helena correctly guesses an analogue and we meet god… kinda.

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Planetary #2 (Island)

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 second episode: Planetary goes international, we chat about Godzilla and learn what Elijah Snow can really do.

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Planetary #1 (All Over The World)

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 first episode: we meet the team for the first time, chat about Doc Savage and discover how creating a multiverse can come back to bite you.

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