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 medium
Hosted 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.
X-Men (X of Swords)
Krakoa goes to war!
X-Men (Dawn of X)
The Krakoan Era truly begins!
Dark Nights: Metal
Perpetua v The Batman Who Laughs with the multiverse on the line!
Justice League (Scott Snyder)
Justice League vs Legion of Doom for the fate of the multiverse!
The guardian angels of the Marvel Universe!
The War of the Realms
Malekith's war comes to Midgard as Jason Aaron wraps up his run on Thor.
Nice (as Helena would say)
Loving this podcast. Came across it by accident really, so I started at the beginning. Not all the episodes are to my taste but that’s more to do with the subject matter, squirrel girl for example, didn’t appeal to me, but I might check it out once I’ve caught up.
Love the interaction between K and H and the effort it takes to put this stuff together.
Keep up the good entertaining Well thought out work guys, you make my journey to work much much more interesting and not a misery at all lol.
The Good, the Bad, and the Eggly
As a long time comics reader, I sometime need reminding that "Captain Britain fighting Dracula in his castle on the moon, accessed by a flying pirate ship captained by a ghost" is not a normal thing. Kieran does a great job of explaining the complex storylines, and Hannah has the perfect reactions.
6/6 infinity gems
A podcast of wikipedia notes
It would appear Kieran Shiach is simply reading notes from comic sites and wikipedia as supposed to actually reading even a quarter of the comics he reviews in this. Its quite pathetic and feels like plagiarism with a couple of sprinkled opinions here and there. I would advise people not to listen to this if they want to understand the history of comics or just comics. He never actually directly or even indirectly comments on any details of the comics such as favorite panels or quotes or the type of details one would remember forom reading them.
Also it would seem these other "stellar" reviews have been written by his friends from twitter. etc
You're better off reading comicvine, wiki pages etc because at least when they make mistakes you can see the cross reference them online.
Helen does not come across as very clever and thus makes this whole process painful.