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Journey Into Misery

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

Dec 16, 2016

These guys, right? We're back, two weeks in a row, to talk about the Superior Foes of Spider-Man, one of the best comedy, crime and superhero comics of the last ten years!

Dec 9, 2016

We made it to our two year anniversary, can you believe it?! As always, we're celebrating our birthday with an anthology episode featuring a bunch of awesome (and not-so-awesome) characters that don't have enough backstory to warrant a full episode of the show.

Nov 13, 2016

It's been a rough week for everyone. We can't do much, but we can do this. We talked about one of the greatest superhero comics ever made, and the feelings it makes us feel.

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Oct 31, 2016

We're back and we're celebrating Halloween by talking about the spooky and mystical world of Doctor Strange!

Sep 28, 2016

WE CAN SEE YOU! It looks like you're getting ready to download the latest Journey Into Misery, all about Grant Morrison's mindbending run on Animal Man!

Sep 21, 2016

Where you when Superman died? Helena wasn't born, and Kieran was two years old, so let's learn about a little history this week on Journey Into Misery

Sep 14, 2016

This week we're the Superior Journey Into Misery as we tackle a story of mind-swaps, redemption and goblins with the Superior Spider-Man.

Sep 7, 2016

There is only Secret Wars! as this week we head to Battleworld to tackle Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's mega-event

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