Pick of the Week Podcast

04.15.2012 – Episode #330 – Saga #2

Show Notes

Total Running Time: 01:01:25

April 15, 2012 – Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards return to the show just in time to go from the wheelhouse to the sphere of excitement. Also, SECRETS, a legacy of beards, and a surprise cameo!

Comics:
00:01:51 – Another month, another Pick of the Week for Brian K. Vaughan for Saga #2.
00:10:45 – Ron and Josh differ greatly over America’s Got Powers #1.
00:15:24 – Northlanders #50 ends the viking series with a thud.
00:19:32 – Comics legend Dave Gibbons returns to monthly work with The Secret Service #1!
00:21:59 – Secret #1 is yet another awesome start to an on-going by Jonathan Hickman.
00:26:29 – Surprise! Conor loved Fantastic Four #605.
00:31:27 – Cobra #12 finally wraps up the Chuckles story. Or does it?
00:32:29 – Anyone want a new board game? Try Journey Into Mystery #636.
00:33:56 – Josh says Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #4 continues the most fun Lobster Johnson story… ever.
00:35:16 – A super powerful character is revealed in Uncanny X-Men #10.

User Reviews:
00:36:30 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:37:21 – DescendentDroog really likes Batman and Robin #8.
00:39:20 – Wentos loves Courtney Crumrin #1.

E-Mail:
00:40:26 – Adrian from Vancouver, BC doesn’t understand Marvel’s pricing.
00:45:09 – Levi wants to know where Joe Kelly went.

Voicemail:
00:47:23 – Scott from Texas is absolutely in love  with Scarlet Spider and especially Ryan Stegman.
00:50:06 – Marco from Cape Town, South Africa  is bummed that iFanboy didn’t get an Eisner nod… and he wants to be Green Lantern rather than Batman.

Contest Winner:
00:57:20 – The winner of the iFanboy Avengers vs. X-Men: Playtime’s Over contest is announced!

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Music:
“You Really Got Me”
Van Halen

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Comments

  1. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    Woot for the podcast! Woot for my question being on the podcast! Thanks guys! :)

  2. Ilash Ilash says:

    Pretty funny to hear a South African accent on the show (though the Cape Townian accent is way less pronounced than South African accents from other areas). I would call in too but I’m too cheap to call long distance.

  3. Wentos Wentos says:

    Never heard of Courtney Crumrin? It’s been an Oni Press staple for ten years now! Conor, I insist you pick up the hardcover reprint of the first miniseries. Educate yourself!

  4. edward says:

    So a few comments about the marvel $2.99/3.99 situation
    I’ve been buying my issues totally digitally for a while now using an app that I won’t name

    Marvel’s $3.99 issue are $4.49 on that app in Australia. I don’t know if that’s the same in America but it sucks for us. Particularly considering the strength of our dollar.

    And I am TWICE as liking to buy issues if they are $2.99.

  5. k5blazer k5blazer says:

    Great podcast and great opening song!

  6. Why no love for Tomasi’s “Batman & Robin”? Been a great run but I don’t recall it being a weekly pick.

  7. Sorry about that. Did not see it when I first looked at the notes and thought it was not mentioned. Cannot agree with DescendantDroog that B&R has been better than Snyder’s Batman but it has been a pretty close second.

  8. If we had to compare both I think it would be tough for me to say which is better with Batman & Batman and Robin.

    The difference would be the writing because Snyder’s run has been fantastic while Tomasi clearly was stalling for time and stretched it to eight issues. But art? Woof that is a coin flip. Maybe Capullo by an inch because of the fantastic fifth issue….But Gleason is KILLING it eight straight issues. Just KILLING it….and hardly ‘standard’ if you mind me nitpicking Josh.

  9. AmirCat AmirCat says:

    Conor, Ted Naifeh is an awesome writer/artist/creator in San Francisco. He happens to look like you …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Naifeh

  10. edward says:

    Gleason is pretty standard. Great for superheroes but still standard

  11. JDC JDC says:

    Knifey-spoony?

  12. great show guys, the intro music makes me want to buy a Trans-Am and cruise around town.

  13. Thanks for another great podcast! I especially loved the pricing discussion…Ron Richards, you crack me up. :)

  14. Sphinx Magoo says:

    I was kinda curious about America’s Got Powers, but based on the reviews I might wait a bit. I still enjoy Todd Nauck’s WildGuard series which brought superheroes to the reality TV series genre.

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