Pick of the Week Podcast

08.07.2011 – Episode #296 – Severed #1

Show Notes

Total Running Time: 01:02:00

August 7, 2011 – A bizarre obsession with hobos and movie stills takes over the podcast this week as Josh, Conor and Ron spent most of their time in the early 1900s for this week thanks to some great comic books and graphic novels. Oh, and no sports!

Comics:
00:01:45 – Scott Snyder's creator owned book from Image, Severed #1 gets Conor's pick for this week 
00:11:05 – Greg Rucka's take on The Punisher #1 was fantastic but the art fell a little short for everyone
00:14:50 – Despite the easy jokes, Ron really had fun with The Infinite #1 from Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld
00:18:09 – The new Terry Moore series started with Rachel Rising #1 and everyone checked it out
00:20:58 – The fun doesn't stop with DC Retroactive 1980s: The Flash and Conor and Ron loved it
00:23:06 – Josh is really enjoying Red Skull #2, along with a beautiful cover
00:25:09 – S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #2 is totally working for Ron still, loving the big concepts and crazy stuff
00:28:56 – Conor and Josh enjoyed the return to earth in Irredeemable #28
00:30:34 – With Batman: Gates of Gotham #4, the creative team changes are hurting what was a great book
00:32:20 – Conor and Josh were disappointed bythe last issue of Jonah Hex #70
00:33:59 – Ron wishes he could get more Jae Lee after seeing Wolverine #13
00:34:30 – Ultimate Fallout #4 got alot of media attention, but Conor's still not buying it.

User Reviews:
00:36:51 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:38:13 – odare77 was pretty hard on Flashpoint #4.
00:40:44 – Pdubble comes down on  Superman #714.

Book of the Month:
00:44:30 – Josh takes us back to Czarist Russia with the amazing graphic novel Petrograd

E-Mail:
00:51:33 – Steve needs to know about super heros and hair products
00:53:02 – Isaac wants to know about comic book movies and tv shows that aren't actually based on comic books


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Comments

  1. Heroville Heroville says:

    I’M TALKING!

  2. keith7198 keith7198 says:

    Got it downloaded and ready!

  3. Heroville Heroville says:

    Have none of the iFanboys seen The Middle Man TV show?

  4. jmack jmack says:

    how could you not talk about secret six it had the most pow’s

  5. @jmack None of them read it. What could they have to say about it?

  6. CronyC CronyC says:

    @jmack  They don’t read it. They did talk about it in a video show though.

    @Isaac: Misfits is good. When I was a kid I loved The Ripping Friends. That’s kinda superhero-ish lol.

  7. Ajacks7 Ajacks7 says:

    We can talk about how much AJ Burnett sucks if you want connor.  Only two more years of him

  8. StripeyTees StripeyTees says:

    The Vaccines intro’ing. Oh, another good choice Ifanboys.

    Comics?

    Comics what?

  9. NawidA NawidA says:

    Misfits is awesome. This episode was as well.

    Oh and Ron, you can say “black”. And latino is preferred over hispanic as well. 

  10. jerome says:

    Unbreakable.

  11. lorddowney lorddowney says:

    sweet tooth was beautiiful this week shame there was no time for it. lemire water colored his art

  12. Doughboy says:

    Hey Josh.  Not to be that guy, but there are a LOT of lighthouses on the great lakes.
    http://lighthouse.boatnerd.com/

    The air conditioner bit?  It was funny even though Connor and Ron didn’t laugh.  :) 

  13. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    @Doughboy  No shit. Hey, now I know. I got all possessive with my lighthouses.

  14. edward says:

    you were born in a lighthouse weren’t you josh?

  15. Slockhart Slockhart says:

    Mystery Men is -technically- based on a comic, but from what I can tell I think only the Shoveler wasn’t created for the movie. They were created by the same guy who did (and may have actually been supporting characters of) The Flaming Carrot.

  16. WonderManFan WonderManFan says:

    Love the Wonder Man reference. Keep up the great work, guys.

  17. edward says:

    what was that TV show were Jerry O’Connel got superpowers. he could float but had to use aerosol cans to fly around?

  18. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @edward  My Secret Identity

  19. bigben2012 says:

    Awww I was hoping ya’ll would talk about Mystic # 1 :( Looks like I’m writing a review for #2? :)

  20. cromulent cromulent says:

    Automan!

  21. edward says:

    @PaulMontgomery  good times

  22. BoyBlue BoyBlue says:

    Man, listening to Ron talk about The Infinite makes me feel like he’s gonna make it the pick soon…

  23. keith7198 keith7198 says:

    Red Skull #2 is still my pick of the week. Talk about a near perfect book start to finish. Just feels like you’re reading something important.

  24. pyynk pyynk says:

    And now the theme from The Greatest American Hero is stuck in my head.

    Have to disagree slightly with the call on Hex.  In my opinion, the dream sequence was the only way they could “kill” Hex and say goodbye to the current continuity and still have him prepped and ready for All Star Western in September.  Still, I’ll definitely agree that the art change was irritating and I would rather have had a victory lap with Jordi Bernet.

  25. keith7198 keith7198 says:

    Hex was a good book but not what I would call great. I thought the previous issue was a stronger book than this one.

  26. icn1983 icn1983 says:

    Isaac here!

    A) I love both “The Incredibles” and “Darkman.”  Even “M.A.N.T.I.S.” had its moments.   i just structured that sentence poorly.  Also, in addition to being the best “Fantastic Four” movie, “Incredibles” is also the best adaptation of “Watchmen” so far. 

    B)  “Mystery Man” was actually based on characters from Bob Burden’s “Flaming Carrot Comics.”  I distinctly remember being disappointed that the movie wasn’t going to feature The Flaming Carrot himself.

    Thanks for reading my e-mail on the show!

  27. OliverTwist OliverTwist says:

    Hey, After reading the review and hearing the podcast, wasn’t the young prodigy(in Severed) running away to connect up with his father and play  via a letter he was reading on the train?

  28. Urthona Urthona says:

    @olivertwist – yes.  and I was wondering if somehow this was a letter from Porter to lure him?  Hope they don’t make Porter his father, that would be lame.

  29. as far as the TV shows and movies….watching a documentary on HBO called “Superheroes” about people who believe they are real life superheroes. Its fascinating. Cool graphics too. 

  30. Jdudley says:

    THE VACCINES!!!
    Just sa them at Lolla and they F’ing rocked! 

  31. mrlogical mrlogical says:

    re the polybagging of Ultimate Fallout #4, I did not assume that had anything to do with collectibility.  Rather, I assumed that it was to force any looky-loos whose interest had been piqued by the new coverage to actually buy the issue if they wanted to read the story.  Particularly given that it was just 7 or 8 pages, it’d be pretty easy for someone to flip through and say “oh, yep, Spidey’s black but not much happens, got it.”  The clear polybagging seemed consistent with the randomly polybagged Jonah Hex issue that came out when the movie did, rather than the more obviously “collectible” polybags from the recent Fantastic Four and Ultimate Spiderman deaths.  Just a thought.

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