Pick of the Week Podcast

01.09.2011 – Episode #266 – Starman/Congrorilla #1

Show Notes

Running Time: 00:55:20

January 9, 2011 – It's the first Pick of the Week Podcast in 2011 and the guys try to shake off the rust after a few weeks of not doing the show. This week, Ron goes with a wild card Pick, Josh channels Ron, and Conor wants one of his favorite books to go quarterly.

00:02:13 – Ron shocked everyone with is Pick of the Week, Starman/Congorilla #1.
00:09:25 – Josh has some continuity-based problems with Avengers: Children's Crusade #4.
00:12:10 – Avengers: Prime #5 wraps up a fantastic classic Avengers tale.
00:14:44 – Jonah Hex #63 has the return of Jordi Bernet and a super fucked up story.
00:16:31 – Opinons are split on Ultimate Captain America #1.
00:19:19 – Thanos Imperative: Devestation brought Marvel Cosmic to an end… or did it?
00:23:22 – With G.I. Joe: Origins #12, we now have a new Best G.I. Joe Title.
00:24:13 – Josh and Ron loved Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #4.
00:25:56 – Echo #27 provided no Strangers in Paradise answers.
00:26:31 – After 27 #2, Josh might be the only one left enjoying the book.
00:27:47 – The terrible fashions in Superboy #3 were really distracting.
00:29:32 – She-Hulks #3 is another great issue from a series probably fated to fail.
User Reviews:
00:30:24 – thj0011 really loved Who is Jake Ellis? #1.
00:31:48 – Sinestroll really didn't like Brightest Day #17.

Book of the Month:
00:36:21 – Ron choice for the first Book of the Month of 2011 is Charles Burns' X'ed Out.

00:42:46 – Ben from Austin, TX feels burned by J. Michael Straczynski.
00:47:50 – Ed from New Jersey wants to know about Acme Novelty Library.

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  1. NathanNicdao NathanNicdao says:

    Ron hates Bianchi.

  2. ColdWarKid ColdWarKid says:

    Yay! Someone else likes Stars!

  3. SummerSleep SummerSleep says:

    Is there Starman spoilers in the Starman/Congorillia section?

  4. AMuldowney AMuldowney says:

    My Sundays feel normal again.  Thanks, guys!

  5. Ron Richards ron (@ronxo) says:

    @SummerSleep  no spoilers as far as I could tell…

  6. SummerSleep SummerSleep says:

    @ron, Thanks for telling me. I’m reading through the series, and I love that you picked the book, but I was worried about the spoilers. Great review btw.

  7. thj0011 thj0011 says:

    Just for future reference I’m lazy and my screenname is from my school email address, ha. Just with an extra 1. I do like your take on it though and will now be saying it like that.

    Great show, glad you’re back.

  8. Brett Booth drew the Larfleeze Christmas special.  also, he did a Redwall adaptation graphic novel.  it’s short and kiddified, but it was real nice looking

  9. MegaPhilip MegaPhilip says:

    Hex: Need to check that out!

    Ultimate Cap: I felt the same way, love the team but the book itself wasn’t particularly enjoyable. Wish I hadn’t have know the whole story was about Veitnam Cap to begin with, think I would have enjoyed #1 better if that would have come as a surprise.

    27: I’m with Josh, thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t play any instruments but this has been really fun and I’m totally loving the Golden Age format. One thing though is I would like to see this as a 6 issue series I think. I don’t want to tell creators wha tto do but it seems like the 4-issue story trend that I’ve seen recently is more marketting driven than story driven, I’m one to be hesitant to pay $3.99 an issue but I’d gladly but 6 issues of this. Up to the creator I suppose.

  10. AlanRob AlanRob says:

    Wu Tang Clan Ain’t ‘Nuthin To Fuck With!!!

  11. Great show, but Ron keeps saying “amalgam” when he means “analogue”. I’m losing sleep over it.

  12. ed209AF ed209AF says:

    so my first ever voicemal makes it into the show…. and my work computer wont play the podcast… that clock is going to move so slow today

  13. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @RapidEyeMovement  You shouldn’t, because he’s not going to stop.

  14. @Josh: “Sanctimonious” to describe JMS’s style of late is perfect. Well done. 

  15. kennyg kennyg says:

    “Billy the Kid…” was great.

    I too feel burned by J. Michael Straczynski. But mainly because he won’t finish The Twelve!

  16. Really want to pick up X’ed Out after that review. Sounds a little like a Daniel Clowes book. Have any you guys read David Boring or Like a Velvet Glove Cast In Iron…?

  17. Given Ben from Austin’s question, and Ron’s punk disillusionment, Stiff Little Fingers – Nobody’s Hero would’ve been appropriate song for episode.

  18. ed209AF ed209AF says:

    thanks for the answer on Acme. i’ll add Jimmy Corrigan to my amazon wishlist.

  19. Urthona Urthona says:

    Lucy and the football is the perfect amalgam to JMS and his readers.

  20. 8bitjm 8bitjm says:

    TEN YEARS!  Ron reminded me of Jeremy Piven from this clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pupHeSHOEE) of Grosse Pointe Blank

  21. Avistann Avistann says:

    Great show. Also, we shall see who is right about Silver Surfer because he is getting a mini series real soon.

  22. gobo gobo says:

    Stars! Woo! One of my favourite bands.  Also they’re from Montreal :)

  23. SolomonKull SolomonKull says:

    Any chance of you guys ever releasing an .ogg version of the podcast to download?  I feel dirty using proprietary codecs (mp3) when open source codecs exist (ogg-vorbis).

  24. nick0606 nick0606 says:

    I don’t get the in what happened in the closet joke

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