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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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The Best Gab? YES!

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Are you hungry for thoughtful conversation featuring a fresh perspective that doesn’t fall into the same dull POV of so many comic book podcasts? Well, look no further. You found that voice. Sending much love from your friends at the Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast!

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

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152 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
8
4
1
5

The Best Gab? YES!

By MouthDork - Oct 09 2019
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Are you hungry for thoughtful conversation featuring a fresh perspective that doesn’t fall into the same dull POV of so many comic book podcasts? Well, look no further. You found that voice. Sending much love from your friends at the Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast!

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

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Journey Into Misery

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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.

Episode 24: Spider-Man (The Clone Saga)

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It's one of the most talked about and controversial storylines in comics history, the "epic" that encompassed everything Spider-Man for over two years known as The Clone Saga!

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

May 21 2015

1hr 55mins

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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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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 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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Episode 147: Magneto

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In one of our biggest episodes ever, we dive right into Magneto's convoluted backstory, warts and all. Are his kids really his kids? What's up with Joseph and Xorn? How was he a teenager during World War II and still kicking around today? All that and more will be answered in this blockbuster episode of Journey Into Misery.

Oct 01 2018

2hr 1min

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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 23: Runaways

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This week is all about Marvel's #1 source of teen angst and supervillain parents, The Runaways! It's teen drama plus they have a dinosaur, how isn't there a movie yet?

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

May 16 2015

1hr 36mins

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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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Episode 35: Fantastic Four (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby)

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It's clobberin' time! This week we tackle one of the most important runs in comics history, as Stan Lee & Jack Kirby build the Marvel Universe from the ground up with the Fantastic Four!

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Aug 05 2015

1hr 48mins

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Episode 28: Black Panther

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Bow down to the king! It's comics' favourite monarch, T'Challa of Wakanda. Also featuring Shuri, T'Chaka, White Wolf, Erik Killmonger and the disembodied spirit of the clone of Adolf Hitler.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jun 17 2015

1hr 30mins

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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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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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Episode 18: Spider-Woman

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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!

Apr 01 2015

1hr 3mins

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Episode 29: Blue Beetle & Booster Gold

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Bwa-Ha-Ha! It's the best double-act in comic books, The Blue & The Gold! Featuring chuckles, time-travel, and heartbreaking grief.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jun 24 2015

1hr 34mins

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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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Episode 27: Hawkeye

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This week we're tackling everyone's favourite blonde haired, blue-eyed archer.  No, not that one, it's Hawkeye, or rather, Hawkeyes as we talk about the multiple characters to rock purple better than anyone else in comics.

Also, listen right through to the end for a brand new segment!

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Jun 10 2015

1hr 16mins

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Episode 17: Daredevil (Waid/Samnee)

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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.

Artwork by Joe Hunter

Mar 26 2015

1hr 27mins

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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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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.

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Mar 25 2019

1hr 27mins

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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