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Journey Into Misery, where Kieran Shiach explains complicated comics characters and concepts to the patient and perpetually perplexed Helena Hart.
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Nov 17, 2017

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 13, 2017

With the new film in theatres, we looked at the Ragnarok storyline from the comics and then the story which followed which was a big influence on the first Thor movie as Asgard comes to Oklahoma.

Sep 14, 2017

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

Sep 4, 2017

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.

Aug 28, 2017

There came a time when the Old Gods died! Silence closed upon what had happened — a long, deep silence — wrapped in massive darkness... it was this way for an age... THEN — THERE WAS NEW LIGHT!

Aug 9, 2017

Things get dark as we head into the black and grey world of the Uncanny X-Force.

Aug 2, 2017

Almost as if an angel from heaven itself, Journey Into Misery is back with an angel in her own right, Angela!

Jun 7, 2017

To celebrate Wonder Woman as everyone is rightly doing, we tried something different and tackled all her many different canonical origins, from William Moulton Marston to Greg Rucka.

May 17, 2017

Here us listeners! No longer are we the podcast you knew! We are life, and fire incarnate! Now and forever, we are Phoenix!

Or, y'know, for the next hour or so at least.

May 3, 2017

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.

Apr 26, 2017

We're zipping forward to the 853rd century to see what superheroes are like in the future and what happens when the future comes back to destroy the past, in DC's ambitiously epic crossover event.

Apr 19, 2017

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

Apr 12, 2017

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 1, 2017

This week's episode is a special one that's light on character development or high action, but is packed with references and Easter Eggs that are well worth discussing.

Mar 29, 2017

Helena didn't know we were doing this when we started recording, and it ended up being really fun. Marvel's best pet superheroes unite to save the world from Thanos, dragons and spoiled little girls.

It's significantly shorter than most episodes, but there's a reason for that that we explain a little in the episode itself, and it'll become clear in a few days.

Mar 22, 2017

The Long Halloween, Dark Victory and Hush. Three comics that a lot of people really love and a lot of people really hate. Let's see how this goes.

Mar 15, 2017

Geoff Johns' defined Green Lantern for nearly ten years, and it's going to take more than one episode to tackle it all. To start, we're going from Green Lantern: Rebirth to The Sinestro Corps War.

Mar 8, 2017

We're looking at one of the most interesting and exciting characters of the past twenty-five years, the mysterious and enigmatic clone of Wolverine, X-23!

Mar 2, 2017

Over fifty years ago, the villains killed the heroes... except for Wolverine. What they did to him was so much worse. We talk about Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's instantly iconic story, the character's future and what, if anything, the movie might crib from the comics.

Feb 24, 2017

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 14, 2017

We're so close to Episode 100, but before we get there we've got the LA noir story of Kate Spencer, the Manhunter.

Feb 9, 2017

It's Marvel's premiere kid superteam, going on adventures way above their pay grade and emotional maturity. It's the Power Pack!

Jan 31, 2017

It's the long awaited Doom Patrol episode of Journey Into Misery, featuring Grant Morrison, Gerard Way, Rachel Pollack and yes, John Byrne too.

Jan 12, 2017

It had to be done sooner or later, so in order to tide you over waiting for the next proper deep dive episode, we knocked up a quickie with everything you need to know about Civil War II.

Dec 23, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We're celebrating Yuletime this year with a look at a very special Santa story.

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