Deconstructing Comics #565: “Mister Miracle” and comics journalism hype

Mister Miracle

DC recently launched a new Mister Miracle series, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Well and good, thought Emmet, but then he saw a certain CBR headline that set him off. “King and Gerads have redefined comics”? Hyperbolic much?

So Emmet recruited Kumar to review both Mister Miracle #1 and the hype surrounding it. Is the use of suicide in the story meaningful? Hackneyed? How accessible is this comic to readers who don’t know the character? And, why does everything in comics have to be super-hyped nowadays?

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Zone 4 Xtra: Of a Mature Nature

Get ready for a Zone 4 episode like you’ve never heard before! It’s the originals (more or less), Brant, Chuck K., Cary and John talking about the Top 5 Creepiest Sex Scenes in Comics. No joke, that’s what this episode is about! (It was all Chuck K.’s idea!)

So sit back and be prepared to bask in the awkwardness and hilarity that is this New Years special episode of Zone 4!

This episode is for MATURE LISTENERS ONLY!

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Links Mentioned During the Show

Superheroes Who Completely Lost Their $#!T

The 5 Creepiest Sex Scenes in Comics

The PKD Black Box-Episode #51: Justice Jogger For Sale.

DC Entertainment and Boom! Studios artist Dave Beaty along with special guest host Darrell Taylor join Shawn as they reminisce about the Super Powers Collection by Kenner! We talk about the toys (good, great, and bad), the Super Powers mini-comics, & geek out over childhood memories.

Show Notes

World of Hurt Kickstarter Project by Jay Potts – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/53746704/world-of-hurt-the-thrill-seekers-graphic-novel?ref=live

Jetta – Tales of the Toshigawa: Full Circle OGN – http://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=jetta

Bushi Tales – http://www.bushitales.com

Some of Darrell Taylor’s podcasts – http://comicbookroadshowandnoapologies.wordpress.com/

Super Powers Mini Comics – http://rapidshare.com/files/454150248/SuperPowersMiniComics.zip

Unreleased Super Powers Line – http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/03/unused-and-unbelievable-action-figure-designs-for-road-warri/