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Journey Into Misery is a podcast that seeks to explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to a patient and perpetually perplexed newcomer to the mediumHosted by Kieran Shiach, with permanent second-chair Helena Hart, each week sees one character or concept explained in as much detail as possible to showcase just what comics fans have to put up with sometimes.

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Journey Into Misery is a podcast that seeks to explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to a patient and perpetually perplexed newcomer to the mediumHosted by Kieran Shiach, with permanent second-chair Helena Hart, each week sees one character or concept explained in as much detail as possible to showcase just what comics fans have to put up with sometimes.

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Good Eggs

By ChaoticRambler - Sep 23 2019
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The original Good Eggs. If you’re looking for a crash course on a particular comics property, this podcast is it. If you want the perspective of someone who isn’t as inoculated against the weird malarky that comes with the genre, this is it. Two sweet humans dive through comics history, and attempt to summarize its twists and turns in an entertaining fashion

Amazing, but hard to hear.

By Captain Killy - Apr 19 2019
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Love this podcast, particularly for getting a taste of unfamiliar characters who connect with series’ that I’m reading ATM. It’d be five stars except that as someone who is hard of hearing, the audio quality makes it hard to hear at times even on high volumes.

iTunes Ratings

152 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
8
4
1
5

Good Eggs

By ChaoticRambler - Sep 23 2019
Read more
The original Good Eggs. If you’re looking for a crash course on a particular comics property, this podcast is it. If you want the perspective of someone who isn’t as inoculated against the weird malarky that comes with the genre, this is it. Two sweet humans dive through comics history, and attempt to summarize its twists and turns in an entertaining fashion

Amazing, but hard to hear.

By Captain Killy - Apr 19 2019
Read more
Love this podcast, particularly for getting a taste of unfamiliar characters who connect with series’ that I’m reading ATM. It’d be five stars except that as someone who is hard of hearing, the audio quality makes it hard to hear at times even on high volumes.
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Journey Into Misery

Latest release on Oct 11, 2019

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Journey Into Misery is a podcast that seeks to explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to a patient and perpetually perplexed newcomer to the mediumHosted by Kieran Shiach, with permanent second-chair Helena Hart, each week sees one character or concept explained in as much detail as possible to showcase just what comics fans have to put up with sometimes.

Rank #1: Episode 131: Rogue

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This week we're talking about one of Marvel's mightiest mutants, the Southern Belle by the name of Rogue.

Apr 18 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #2: Episode 107: X-Men (Age of Apocalypse)

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The world looks very different than it did yesterday, as we dive into the complicate mire of Age of Apocalypse and try to make sense of the '90s mega-events.

Apr 12 2017

1hr 46mins

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Rank #3: Episode 119: JLA (Grant Morrison & Howard Porter)

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With the Justice League movie in cinemas, we take a look at one of the most iconic runs on a JLA comic of all time.

Nov 17 2017

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: Episode 31: Young Avengers

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I'm too busy to write the intro this week, so I've handed it over to H

"This is Young Avengers. It's about Young Avengers. Avengers, that are young."

Thanks bae.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jul 08 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 100: Cable

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We made it all the way to one hundred episodes, and to celebrate we're tackling one of the most complicated characters in all of creation, Cable!

Feb 24 2017

2hr 30mins

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Rank #6: Episode 36: Fantastic Four (Jonathan Hickman)

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It's (still) clobberin' time, as we tackle Jonathan Hickman's modern classic run on Fantastic Four & FF. Also, the first special guest in Journey Into Misery history.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Aug 12 2015

1hr 51mins

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Rank #7: Episode 116: Captain America (Nick Spencer)

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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.

Sep 04 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #8: Episode 57: Batman (Grant Morrison)

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In what is undoubtedly our longest episode ever, we tackle Grant Morrison's legendary run on Batman. Spanning multiple titles, dozens of artists, Damian Wayne, Doctor Hurt, Leviathan and the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jan 06 2016

2hr 54mins

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Rank #9: Episode 117: Secret Empire

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Secret Empire is over, which means we're going through the event itself and try and figure exactly where it went wrong.

Sep 14 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #10: Episode 171: Thor (Jason Aaron) [Part 1]

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Ahead of The War of the Realms, here's the first part of our big deep dive into Jason Aaron's epic run on Thor; covering The God Butcher, The League of Realms, the fall of Odinson and the rise of a new Thor.

[image gallery]

Mar 25 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: Episode 49: D-List Good Eggs & Bad Eggs (#SCOIP)

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We're at the halfway mark of the Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts, and The Beyonder still isn't satisfied!

On this very special Journey Into Misery, Kieran is joined by Graeme McMillan (Wait, What?), J. Rachel Edidin (Rachel and Miles X-Plain The X-Men) and The Beast Must Die (SILENCE!) to discuss their favourite D-List heroes and villains, or in JiM parlance, the best Good Eggs and Bad Eggs!

Cover art by Joe Hunter

Nov 11 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #12: Episode 39: Captain Britain

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Rule Britannia! We're talking about the United Kingdom's foremost superhero, Captain Britain!

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Sep 02 2015

1hr 52mins

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Rank #13: Episode 161: X-Factor Investigations

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While the X-Men deal with world-ending crises, someone needs to be there for the little guy, and that's where X-Factor comes in. A mutant private investigation firm that becomes something so much more, in one of the best, most loved runs of the 21st century.

Check out the image gallery here.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: Episode 34: Starman

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There's a Starman, waiting in this podcast! Multiple Starmen, as we talk about one of the most sprawling superhero legacies in DC Comics history.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jul 29 2015

1hr 44mins

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Rank #15: Episode 142: House of M

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It's a world where mutants are the dominant species, humans are are going extinct and Spider-Man is a pro wrestler. Come with us, to the House of M.

Aug 26 2018

38mins

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Rank #16: Episode 22: The Avengers (Jonathan Hickman)

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There is only Secret Wars! Before that, however, was three years worth of Avengers stories where things just get progressively worse for everyone involved. Get ready for Marvel's blockbuster summer event with our thrilling recap of Jonathan Hickman's monumental Avengers/New Avengers saga.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

May 06 2015

2hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Episode 110: Guardians of the Galaxy (Brian Michael Bendis)

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There's a new Guardians film out this week, so we looked at the complete run on the most recent volume of the comic by one of the industry's most influential heavyweights.

May 03 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #18: Episode 108: Watchmen

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We've taken the most important superhero comic of all time and reduced it to its major story beats. What could go wrong?

Apr 19 2017

1hr 50mins

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Rank #19: Episode 6: Guardians of the Galaxy

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

This week we're covering the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy all the way from before they were a team in Annihilation through to the most recent issue of the relaunched comic.

Jan 10 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: Episode 38: New Teen Titans

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Titans Together! This week we're talking about one of the biggest ongoing superhero comics of the 1980s, Marv Wolfman and George Perez's New Teen Titans.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Aug 26 2015

1hr 40mins

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Episode 177: House of X & Powers of X

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Humans of the planet Earth. While you slept, the world changed.

Oct 11 2019

1hr 48mins

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Episode 176: Black Lightning

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He's a father, an educator, an outsider and a hero... Black Lightning!

Sep 23 2019

45mins

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Episode 175: Thunderbolts

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Delivering justice, like lightning. It's everyone's favourite supervillains turned superheroes turned government sponsored supervillains pretending to be superheroes turned black ops kill squad turned supervillains turned superheroes.

Aug 05 2019

1hr 9mins

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Episode 174: The Atom

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Al Pratt, Ray Palmer, Ryan Choi; the many men to don the mantle of the mighty mite!   [image gallery]

Apr 08 2019

58mins

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Episode 173: Thor (Jason Aaron) [Part 2]

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Odinson is unworthy, Jane Foster is Thor and the War of the Realms is coming.

[image gallery]

Apr 02 2019

1hr 39mins

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Episode 172: Marville

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Happy April Fools! I had to read this god-awful comic, so you have to listen to what we have to say about it!

Apr 01 2019

38mins

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Episode 171: Thor (Jason Aaron) [Part 1]

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Ahead of The War of the Realms, here's the first part of our big deep dive into Jason Aaron's epic run on Thor; covering The God Butcher, The League of Realms, the fall of Odinson and the rise of a new Thor.

[image gallery]

Mar 25 2019

1hr 27mins

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Episode 170: Green Lantern (Blackest Night)

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The dead rise from their graves to take over the DC Universe in this Geoff Johns' summer crossover event which brings together the seven Lantern Corps for the first time to fight Nekron and his Black Lanterns.

[image gallery]

Mar 18 2019

1hr 59mins

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Episode 169: New X-Men

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One of the most groundbreaking & influential runs on X-Men; featuring Xorn, Kid Omega, Cassandra Nova and a super-sentient racist bacteria.

Check out the image gallery here.

Mar 11 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 168: Gotham Central

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How do you get by as a cop in the same city as Batman? With great difficulty, as the officers of Gotham's Major Crimes Unit discover every time they go to work.

Check out the image gallery here.

Mar 04 2019

1hr 15mins

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Episode 167: Iron Man (Armor Wars)

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Tony Stark's tech is out in the wild, and he's going to have to go rogue to shut it down in this instant classic story from the late-eighties.

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Feb 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Episode 166: Teen Titans (Geoff Johns)

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A roster of veteran Titans return to mentor the new generation, in this hugely popular revival of DC's greatest superteens.

Check out the image gallery for this episode here.

Feb 18 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 165: Legion

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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.)

Check out the image gallery for the episode here.

Feb 11 2019

1hr 16mins

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Episode 164: The Outsiders

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The lovable misfits who handle the jobs too dirty for the Justice League... The Outsiders!

Check out the image gallery for this episode here.

Feb 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Journey Into Misery Extra #75 - Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day

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We're making this milestone 75th bonus episode of Journey Into Misery Extra available to everyone!  The Titans and Young Justice are tested like never before, not everyone's going to survive and whoever does comes out changed forever. 

It gives a bit of extra context to two upcoming episodes of the show, so while not essential to enjoy those episodes, it's a fun bonus (if your idea of fun involves two dead Titans, ya weirdos.)

Jan 31 2019

11mins

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Episode 163: Spider-Man (J. Michael Straczynski)

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Spider-Man reads from the book of Ezekiel and makes his peace with sins past, but what would he do with one more day?

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Jan 28 2019

1hr 33mins

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Episode 162: Birds of Prey

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Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress are just the start when it comes to DC's fiercest female superheroes as we dive into 25 years of Birds of Prey continuity.

Check out the image gallery for this week's episode here.

Jan 21 2019

1hr 18mins

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Episode 161: X-Factor Investigations

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While the X-Men deal with world-ending crises, someone needs to be there for the little guy, and that's where X-Factor comes in. A mutant private investigation firm that becomes something so much more, in one of the best, most loved runs of the 21st century.

Check out the image gallery here.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 160: Superboy

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Kon-El was one of the biggest breakout stars of DC in the '90s and 00's and then disappeared completely. Track the rise and fall and return of Superboy in our latest episode.

Check out the image gallery for this week's episode, here.

Jan 07 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 159: Continuity Catch-Up 2018

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Catch up on the year in superhero comics with our bumper continuity catch-up. Who lived, who died, who got married, who didn't; everything you need to know about superheroes in 2018 in this episode.

Dec 31 2018

1hr 27mins

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iTunes Ratings

152 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
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4
1
5

Good Eggs

By ChaoticRambler - Sep 23 2019
Read more
The original Good Eggs. If you’re looking for a crash course on a particular comics property, this podcast is it. If you want the perspective of someone who isn’t as inoculated against the weird malarky that comes with the genre, this is it. Two sweet humans dive through comics history, and attempt to summarize its twists and turns in an entertaining fashion

Amazing, but hard to hear.

By Captain Killy - Apr 19 2019
Read more
Love this podcast, particularly for getting a taste of unfamiliar characters who connect with series’ that I’m reading ATM. It’d be five stars except that as someone who is hard of hearing, the audio quality makes it hard to hear at times even on high volumes.