Pick of the Week Podcast

02.20.2011 – Episode #272 – S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

Show Notes

Running Time: 00:59:15

February 20, 2011 – While Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards have a ho-hum week of comics, Josh Flanagan steps it up and decides to finally embrace fun. And there's just a little bit of G.I. Joe and a little bit of L.A. Confidential in this one too.

Comics:
00:01:47 – Ron's Pick of the Week, S.H.I.E.L.D. #6, left him wanting more.
00:11:29 – Hulk #30 splits opinions in a surprising way.
00:14:08 – Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 should have been called Venom #1.1.
00:17:34 – G.I. Joe Cobra II #13 wrapped up the series with a bang.
00:21:54 – Josh took a chance on Superman Batman #81 and loved it.
00:23:37 – Conor almost made Young Justice #1 his Pick of the Week.
00:28:02 – Hawkeye: Blind Spot #1 is just the stuff Josh was looking for.
00:30:11 – Wolverine & Jubilee #2 was missing the fun tone of the first issue.
00:31:00 – Uncanny X-Force #5 was not quite as good without Opena on art.
00:32:51 – The Shade pops up in Justice League of America #54! Yay, Shade!
00:33:44 – Fables #102 adds superheroes!
00:35:00 – Garth Ennis makes housewife vigilantism fun in Jennifer Blood #1.
00:37:16 – Transformers: Infestation #2 ends with… well, it ended.
 
User Reviews:
00:38:25 – Neb was a little disappointed by Hellblazer #276.
00:40:26 – amcdole83 was all about Green Lantern #62.

E-Mail:
00:40:42 – James in Washington, DC sees some parallels between L.A. Confidential and the X-Men.
00:46:15 – r3v wants Catwoman recommendations.

Voicemail:
00:47:50 – Robert from San Francisco, CA says that Ron's got some 'splainin' to do!
00:49:02 – Sam from Canberra, Australia wants a Dr. Strange series

Big Boa:

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Music:
Dog Days Are Over
Florence + The Machine


 

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Comments

  1. MegaPhilip MegaPhilip says:

    I waited till right before this issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out to buy in, but after reading all 6 this week, I found it pretty tight (though it does take place over lots of time) and fitting well into the Marvel U for the most part. Either way I’m glad I waited a bit and am loving the heck out of it and can’t wait for more! Can’t wait for more Spider-Man and Venom either.

    Also, I want to give Diggle a shoutout for DD:Reborn. Issue #2 was great and makes me wish he would be writing DD after the relaunch (or whatever).

    And Uncanny X-Force was on issue #5 this week.

  2. stuclach stuclach says:

    I’m glad to hear Young Justice was solid.  I’ve really enjoyed the cartoon.  I may go pick up the issue.

  3. NathanNicdao NathanNicdao says:

    LOL BIG BOA!

  4. SpiderTitan SpiderTitan says:

    I Love Florence & The Machine!

  5. powerdad powerdad says:

    @Josh, does this mean you’re also coming to the Emerald City Comicon? (The podcast didn’t explicitly call out the ifanboys attending.) It’d be cool to meet you in-person. I’ve met Ron, Conor, Gordon, and even Sonia, but it’d be fun to say a quick “Hi” in-person.

    Not a biggie either way. Just curious.

    Fun show. G.I. Joe is just a tad after my time, but my younger brother was more into it, so you guys remind me of him (in a good way).  I really only remember Cobra Commander and Zar-tan for whatever reason from the series. Do the current comic have Zar-tan?

  6. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @powerdad  He’s not. It’s just Chicago for Josh in March.

  7. einstein399 einstein399 says:

    @SpiderTitan  Me too!

  8. edward says:

    @josh: i read how to be good. it was definately was a book. i did like the guy that thought he got superpowers from taking drugs though

  9. edward says:

    and @conor: Selina’s Big Score is written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. it’s pretty awesome

  10. powerdad powerdad says:

    @conor  Well….oh…*sniff*…I didn’t want to meet him in the first place!  Emerald City Comicon is that much beter without him!! 

    (*boo* *hoo* *hoo* *sniff* *sniff*)

    It’s always been better without that show off.  Gives me more quality time with Ron and Conor and Paul…Paul is coming right? Oh god, Paul has to come now!!!  The pain! The pain!

  11. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @edward Yeah, I merged SELINA’s BIG SCORE and WHEN IN ROME in my head.

  12. Minion Minion says:

    Nice try Josh. We know you hate fun.

  13. AlanRob AlanRob says:

    Congrats Ron, on the Food and Comics panel.  Love the Taste of Comics podcast.

    I really enjoyed the Strange mini series that Mark Waid wrote last year, where Dr. Strange finds a new apprentice.  Still waiting for Casey’s introduction into the Marvel U proper.

  14. Hulk #30 might be making fun of Loeb’s run?

    Even if it isn’t true then I’ll buy it! 

  15. Big Boa looks like a white Martian Manhunter with a Cylon helmet.
    Still love the show, hope to see you guys at Em City CC.
     

  16. powerdad powerdad says:

    It was fun to hear about the Hulk issue. I vaguely remember seeing the cover (the two hulk faces together), but didn’t realize I should take this image literally. I’ll make sure to pick this issue up when I’m next in my local shop.

  17. electricv01 electricv01 says:

    No Thunderbolts?  :(

  18. Nick Fovargue Bootmobile says:

    Just FYI, Hickman has said that he wanted it to be called Shield but for legal reasons they went with the acronym. That’s why it doesn’t really have much to do with Fury and people talk about “Shield” without the acronym.

    Also, it has been stated by Marvel that Shield is in main Marvel continuity.

  19. powerdad powerdad says:

    I think I’m going to have to read the trade for SHEILD once it comes out. It’s sounds like a lot of fun, perhaps a bit like The Five Fists of Science…a bit. 

  20. popaklaw popaklaw says:

    @Ron:  The Use of the term “colored” lanterns is very insensitve of you.  They prefer Lanterns of Color.  Please see HR for the diversity and sensitivity training you so clearly deserve.

  21. popaklaw popaklaw says:

    On Big Boa:  Wasn’t he a response to Rocky Balboa being included in the Order of Battle mini.  It was a collection of OHOTMU listings for the joes.  Rocky was a boxing trainer for the Joes but was retracted in the next issue.

  22. RoiVampire RoiVampire says:

    Josh you were totally right about How to Be Good. as soon as you said nick hornby i knew which book you were talking about. only book of his i never finished.

  23. FabYoni FabYoni says:

    giant robots are more interesting than silly soldiers any day. but that is a funny photo, good point

  24. mrlogical mrlogical says:

    James from DC?  That’s me!  My apologies for selling short Josh and Conor’s love of LA Confidential.  I look forward to Iceman getting a job as a consultant on a big superhero TV show.

  25. FabYoni FabYoni says:

    @FabYoni  p.s. Sam from Canberra; you should read the original Steve Ditko Dr. Strange stories, they are pretty great…you could even take hallucinogenic drugs while you read them, that’s what they used to do–i saw that on the BBC so it must be true.

  26. Darwyn Cook/Ed Brubaker run on Catwoman is one of my favourites of all time, you guys need to do a spotlight on it. Maybe as part of a Catwoman/Bane episode in prep for the next Dark Knight?

  27. iSpiderMan says:

    Florence + The Machine love their music.

  28. Latimagic Latimagic says:

    @mrlogical I thought that was an awesome comparison.  Unfortunately the only proof of what really happened at the Victory Hotel is a crappy lo-res photoshop.

  29. gregbmarcus gregbmarcus says:

    In case you were wondering they did make a Big Lob toy. (apparently in 2010?!)

    http://www.yojoe.com/action/10/biglob.shtml

  30. r3v r3v says:

    Finally had a chance to listen to this week’s POTW show.  Thanks for answering my Catwoman question. Sounds like I should start with Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score, but of course it’s not on Amazon, Instocktrades, or my normal online comic book shop. Figures.  I’ll hit up a local shop at lunch or something.

    In the meantime I grabbed Catwoman (Book 1): The Dark End of the Street off Amazon. 

  31. mrlogical mrlogical says:

    @Latimagic  hah! nice.

  32. iSpiderMan says:

    @r3v have you tried Things From Another World? Midtown?

  33. Urthona Urthona says:

    All Dr. Strange needs is a creator like Hickman, Ennis, Morrison, Abnett/Lanning, that has stories they want to tell and Doc would be fine.  Slammin’ all Doc Strange fans as pot smokers was a harsh toke, dudes, totally bogus.

  34. ohcaroline ohcaroline says:

    Coming to this late and with all due respect to all the wonderful content that has been on the podcast in the past, but @mrlogical ‘s email is the best thing I’ve ever heard.

    (You know that scene where Bud is stuffing Ron Rifkin’s head in the toilet and RR says “stop him” and Exley smirks and says, “I don’t know how”?  THAT should have been X Men Noir.  Ahem.) 

  35. kennyg kennyg says:

    Was it just me, or was there no mention of Brightest Day #20 in this podcast? I was quite surprised, it had an 18% pick of the week ratio and a big ass fight!

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