Crossover Chaos #1: Identity Crisis

Welcome to Journey Into Misery, where I explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to the patient and perpetually perplexed Helena Hart.

Helena and I went away this weekend, which meant there was just no time to write the necessary show notes for a full episode of Journey Into Misery. So instead, we decided to do two bonus episodes.

First, this was originally made available through Patreon and then Gumroad and is the first in our series called Crossover Chaos, which tackles the big event stories that always seem to get in the way.

I sat down with Helena and told her all about what happened in DC Comics’ much maligned Identity Comics. It’s the comic that some people say “ruined comics” and Helena reacts about as well as you’d expect.

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We now do Let’s Plays over at our new YouTube channel! We’re currently journeying into Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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We reached the Howard The Duck level and that episode is available right now! The next series of goals includes Frank Miller’s The Spirit, two player Let’s Plays and video episodes of JiM!

Bonus episodes

Every month on the Patreon, we do a few bonus episodes that supporters get advance access to. We wanted to make them available to everyone though, and some people have told us they want to support the show in a less linear fashion, so they are available for pay-what-you-want on Gumroad.

It’s important to us that they are available to everyone, and please feel free to take every one of the bonus episodes for free. However, if you do want to contribute to the show in any way, the option is there.

Image Gallery

As I go through the podcast, I bring up images to show Helena what a character looks like. You can follow along with this image gallery.

Journey Into Misery art by Joe Hunter.

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