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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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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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: Episode 13: Daredevil (Frank Miller)

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It's the start of Daredevil season, and we're starting with the most influential and exciting run of them all, Frank Miller's! Featuring Elektra, Born Again, The Man Without Fear and more!

Kieran is @KingImpulse on Twitter & Helena is @Hachiee

Fan mail, death threats, corrections and questions can be sent to journeyintomisery@gmail.com

We have a Patreon to cover the hosting costs and hopefully be able to put out more shows that last longer. If you enjoy what we’re doing and want more, please take a look at the rewards we’ve got and consider signing up.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Feb 28 2015

52mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Episode 10: Shazam

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This week we're weaving in between the story beats that make the original Captain Marvel such an iconic figure, and the real-life drama that surrounded the character. A true Journey Into Misery as we head from the distilled fun of CC Beck to the cynical mess of The New 52.

Feb 06 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #6: 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!

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Nov 11 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #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.

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Mar 25 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Episode 154: Batman (Snyder/Capullo)

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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's horror-tinged five year run redefined Batman for this decade, and we're gonna dig into it on this week's Journey Into Misery.

Nov 26 2018

2hr 3mins

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Rank #13: Episode 7: The Hulk (Planet Hulk - Marvel Now)

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This week we’re talking about the time The Hulk got shot into space, the time Hulk beat up all the superheroes and the time there was a bunch of different coloured Hulks.

Jan 18 2015

55mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Episode 5: The Flash (The New 52)

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Here's a little midweek bonus episode as we wrap up our Flash discussion with Flashpoint, The New 52 and why Barry Allen is history's greatest villain.

Jan 07 2015

29mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Episode 9: Black Widow

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This week we talk about Marvel's highest profile female superhero, Black Widow, and her unfortunately history of being defined by the men in her life.

Feb 01 2015

48mins

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Rank #19: Episode 16: Daredevil (Brubaker/Lark)

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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!

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

Mar 18 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: 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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