Pick of the Week Podcast

11.22.2009 – Episode #211 – The Flash: Rebirth #5

Show Notes

Running Time: 01:18:41

November 22, 2009 – Things go flying off the rails almost immediately in this extra-long episode of the Pick of the Week Podcast! A blown call time and technical difficulties throw everything out of whack and the show descends into madness as the week in comics share time with Nazi fashion, the Lethal Weapon movies, Zombie Roy Disney, more Tom Petty hate, and the return of an old running joke!

Comics:
00:02:28 – The Flash family returns and The Flash: Rebirth #5 is Conor’s Pick of the Week!
00:14:13 – Punisher #11 was crazy insane but was it good?
00:18:06 – Mark Waid and Peter Krause are both at their best in Irredeemable #8.
00:20:47 – Hellblazer #261 shows that things are the same all over.
00:25:52 – Invincible #68 brings back the old school Invincible action!
00:29:09 – Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Paul Azaceta, and JM Ken Nimura set things right with Amazing Spider-Man #612.
00:31:19 – Phonogram: The Singles Club #5 caused Ron to spend more money.
00:32:56 – No Francis Manapul on Adventure Comics #4 makes iFanboys sad.
00:35:20 – Hey, Ron read Dominic Fortune #4! Who knew?
00:36:50 – Realm of Kings and Realm of Kings: Inhumans were not too much for Ron.

User Reviews:
00:39:20 – Jedimasterrob2001 raved about Supergirl #47.
00:40:48 – miyamotofreak did not rave about Dr. Horrible One Shot.

Email:
00:44:30 – Scott F. from Scotland misses some creators.

Voicemail:
00:52:19 – Chris from Georgia asks about the viability of smaller trades.
00:55:03 – Tom from Knoxville, TN thinks Nova is better than Green Lantern Corps.
00:58:45 – Meg from Pittsburgh, PA wants to compare the iFanboys to characters in The West Wing.
01:01:57 – Tio from Orange County, CA asks for definitive artists.
01:05:49 – Jose wants to know what everyone thinks of the DC lantern rings.

Etc.:
01:09:24 – Talksplode: Don’t Miss with Robert Kirkman
01:10:09 – Star Wars Giveaway! Five iFanboy Members will win Draw Star Wars: Clone Wars!
01:11:28 – December is giveaway month at iFanboy!

Sponsors:
This episode of iFanboy is brought to you by:

Evangelion 1.01 is available now on DVD from FUNimation!

DrawerBoxes, BoxSort Upright Dividers and Boxlox Box Anchors available at CollectionDrawer.com. Make sure to mention iFanboy when ordering!

Discount Comic Book Service – 40% off all major publishers with flat rate shipping of $5.95 on all US Orders – dcbservice.com

Head over to Audiblepodcast.com/ifanboy to get yourself a free audio book download and a free 14 day trial from Audible!

Music:
Crazy Train
Ozzy Osborne

Download

http://media.libsyn.com/media/ifanboy/iF...
(Right-click and choose "Save As..." and save locally)

Subscribe

Get Involved

Doing the podcast is fun and all, but let's be honest, listening to the 3 of us talk to each other can get repetitive, so we look to you, the iFanboy listeners to participate in the podcast! "How can I get in on the fun?" you may ask yourself, well here's how:

  • E-Mail us at contact@ifanboy.com with any questions, comments or anything that may be on your mind.
  • Call us at 1-888-FANBOYS (326-2697) and leave a voicemail

Please don't forget to leave your name and where you're writing/calling from and each week, we'll pick the best e-mails and voicemails to include on the podcast!

Comments

  1. matt matt says:

    i would just like to point out that blackest night: flash #1 will ship before rebirth #6. and flash ongoing is schedule april 2010 

  2. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    West Wing!

    Okay, let’s give this a shot.

    Josh – Sam

    Conor – Leo

    Ron – Josh

    Jim – Toby

    Sonia – Louise Thornton

    Mike – Danny

    Paul – Lord John Marbury 

     

  3. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Gordon – Ron Butterfield

  4. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    Mike is Danny.  That’s awesome.  But if you listen, Conor is definitely Toby.

  5. Jeez, that Ginger Ale thing reminds me why I gave up on Spider-man.

    And yeah, the Dr. Horrible review was short. There wasn’t much more to say. 

  6. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @josh & Paul: I’ll take Leo!

  7. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    Dead man walking.

  8. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    Well, obviously without that part.

  9. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Will Bailey? Aw, man…

     

  10. ghettojourno ghettojourno says:

    Jae Lee is doing interiors for the next Dark Tower series: The Battle of Jericho Hill. He just missed this last mini.

  11. stuclach stuclach says:

    Thank you for answering my voicemail.  I certainly didn’t mean to imply that people should be forced to make the transition to trades away from issues, but I think the industry is slowly moving in that direction.  I was primarily wondering if three issue trades every three months would make the transition less painful for those that prefer issues.  I think the answer you guys gave was no.  Fair enough.

  12. Did I just get called a candy ass?

  13. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    No?

  14. flapjaxx flapjaxx says:

    Very appropriate song for this off-the-rails episode.

    Good point by Josh about how issues like the current Punisher one cause you to think about what you want out of comics and how much desecration of a character you’re willing to accept in the interest of a crazy story. It’s often a give and take. In general, if a character isn’t really threatened or hurt, it’s tough to get a memorable story. But that can easily come off as a gimmick.

    I wish they’d just drop the whole thread about Peter sleeping with a drunk girl. Every time they refer to it, it just becomes more and more off-putting to me. The new revelation that he wasn’t even drunk just makes matters even worse, as far as I’m concerned! It’s a total lose-lose from every standpoint; Marvel’s just digging the hole deeper. Just never speak of it again, Marvel–like you did with MJ and Peter’s baby–and I’ll be more likely to become a casual Amazing Spidey reader again.

  15. Megnolia Megnolia says:

    It seems I was close on some of my picks and with Paul on a few.

    Josh – Sam

    Conor – Leo

    Ron – CJ

    Mike – Will

    Jim – Toby

    Sonia – Amy Gardner

    Paul – Lord John Marbury (naturally)

    Thanks for answering my question, boys!

     

     

  16. ghettojourno ghettojourno says:

    Jim Cheung is supposed to be working with Allan Heinberg on Avengers: Children’s Crusade.

  17. 1SinMuse 1SinMuse says:

    OW THE HUMANITY!!  Ifanboy on crack!

  18. redlibertyx redlibertyx says:

    I love when the iFanboys go off the rails.

     

    Also: Adrian Alphona. What’s he been doing for like five years? 

  19. edward says:

    So the device used in Flash:Rebirth is the same as the device use in the use Star Trak Film? (Not that it’s a bad thing) Using time travel to alter the history of an established character, right? 

  20. peterporker peterporker says:

    "i have hope on all my fingers" LMAO !!!!     my shop is selling the rings for 3.99 if you dont get the books that come with them….epic fail

  21. Ilash Ilash says:

    Man, how drunk were you guys? That was one funny episode!

  22. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    Not drunk at all. That’s the sad thing.

  23. Megnolia Megnolia says:

    This episode is an instant classic. I love the insanely off the rails shows!

  24. JamesSeals JamesSeals says:

    Definitive Artists/Characters: In no particular order…

    Ron Garney "Captain America," Jim Aparo "Batman," Curt Swan "Superman," Phil Hester "Green Arrow," Jack Kirby "Ben Grimm," and Alex Maleev "Daredevil."

    -J.

  25. Jeff Reid JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

    Wow, guys.  That was an episode and a half.  I mean that in every sense.

    I like it when you guys have fun, so keep it up!

    And yay for December give-aways! Maybe I can finally win something. 

  26. tomdpimp tomdpimp says:

    Thanks guys for answering my voicemail and giving it a really good comparison.  Nova as Doctor Who is great cause I think Doctor Who is a fantastic show and Dan and Andy’s are Brits so they must be fans of that show.  What i should have asked was more about the supporting characters in Nova and Green Lantern Corp? 

  27. PraxJarvin PraxJarvin says:

    @tomdpimp Abnett and Lanning have both written Doctor Who tie-in fiction before. And one or the other has written Torchwood tie-in fiction fairly recently. 

  28. DaveCarr DaveCarr says:

    West Wing Fun!

    Josh- Sam

    Conor: Toby

    Ron C.J (Season 1-4)

    Gordon: Mrs Landingham

    Mike: Charlie

    Sonia:  Amy Gartner

    Dave: Bruno

    Jim: Arnold Vinick

  29. DaveCarr DaveCarr says:

    Paul: Will Bailey.

  30. Chris Rohling Anson17 says:

    Oh my god… This is the best episode ever. EVER.

  31. Heroville Heroville says:

    Was the winner of the iVerse contest announced or not?

  32. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    Yes, last week on Twitter, and in the show notes.  It uh… it wasn’t you. ;-)

  33. Heroville Heroville says:

    Damn! :shakes fist in the air:

  34. Chris Rohling Anson17 says:

    I just have to post again. This was fuckin’ hilarious. The after credits scene was great!

     

    Hot… hot mess.

  35. Tad Tad says:

    For Scott F, Jeff Purves was a background layout artist on the Hellboy Animated films and Turok: Son of Stone.  I believe he was playing around with a comic project but is basically paying his bills with animation work and enjoying family time.  Next time I see him I’ll ask if he’s got any comic stuff cooking.

  36. rodfa02 rodfa02 says:

    Just finished listening to the latest podcast.  It was …fascinating

    Also, none of the guys were drunk?  Wow.

  37. JoseRivera83 JoseRivera83 says:

    Ummm….guys? I think for the last e-mail you got it confused. DRAKErivera called about the lantern rings, not me. It says Jose on there, but it was Drake who called.

  38. NathanNicdao NathanNicdao says:

    Audio-Debauchery.

    Was this wild or what? I wonder what is going on in the room. Hurm..

    If you were behind schedule, many times when people are they accidentally (and/or forcefully) create genius.

    ..

    My LCS limits the reservation of the Power Rings to those who subscribed to Blackest Night. Kinda sucks.                              I want the Black and the Green ones.Maybe I’ll subscribe. It’s a great deal anyway and I get the released books.          Worth it?We’ll see.

     

  39. muddi900 says:

    The not-retcon in Flash:Rebirth was totally unexpected, but clearly the book is more for long time fans. Or maybe that’s how people felt when Green Lantern Rebirth originally came out.

  40. I’d collect the rings if they didn’t jut the hell out like four feet.

  41. Mart Mart says:

    Phenomenal show chaps, keep drinking the ginger.

  42. drakedangerz drakedangerz says:

    Crazy Train indeed.

  43. Jim Mroczkowski Jimski (@jimski) says:

    Charles Grodin??

    What could Charles Grodin have possibly done?

    Is it because he left the Beethoven franchise?

  44. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    Ron just decides that he doesn’t like actors. There’s no rhyme or reason behind it. Seriously.

  45. ohcaroline ohcaroline says:

    Do you guys remember Charles Grodin’s talk show? I totally get the hate, based on that alone. The only thing I ever thought he was good in was ‘Midnight Run,’ and that’s because I could totally sympathize with DeNiro in thinking that maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if the mob got this guy.

  46. drakedangerz drakedangerz says:

    Maybe Charles Grodin talked shit about The Smiths?  That’s enough to get Ron to hate anyone, even his own mother.

  47. Gabe Gabe says:

    Now that’s entertainment! However, what does Ron have agaist charles grodin? Has he seen midnight run?

  48. wolf wolf says:

    Jerk Lantern!

  49. stuclach stuclach says:

    You guys need to record all your episodes after Josh’s bedtime. That was a lot of fun. 

    Is it just me or did Ron suggest that Tio’s wife take up either Cooking or Sewing as a hobby?  What about cleaning?  She could do that, too.  Or gossiping.  How ’bout birthin’ babies? #SincerityNotDetected

  50. peterPanic peterPanic says:

    Best show in ages. Loved it………

  51. I miss the West Wing. :~(

  52. That was a damn good episode. 

  53. This was amazing, guys.  I haven’t laughed so hard in a very long time.  The West Wing bit was particularly inspired, as was the music choice for this episode.

    Someday, I’m going to go to the Princeton library and read tiny Jim Lee’s thesis, which was apparently on the "mad artist theory."  Take that for what you will.

  54. excalipoor excalipoor says:

    Another good episode. The ring jokes are funny. But I am one of those people who are actually thinking about getting those rings. i really want all of them. dammit.. >_<

  55. Josh Christie UMFskibum says:

    Wow, can you guys delay the podcast by an hour every couple of weeks so the show goes off the rails?

     

    Please?

  56. JoeFX JoeFX says:

    Damn!  I didn’t know there wasn’t gonna be another Nova HC, that news totally ruined my hour.  I was really looking forward to another hardcover collection.  I didn’t think I had any kind of OCD but thinking of having trades mixed with that HC makes me shudder.

  57. whats this about someone being replaced by paul?

    explain ron…….

  58. VichusSmith VichusSmith says:

    Wow. Since the 80′s I have never heard such a pronunciation of the title Evangelion. iFanboy’s pronunciation creates an image of the king of the jungle wearing a white suit, healing the infermed with his paw and tearing non-believers to shreds.

     

    Maybe paul should handle the live reads…

  59. Evangelion makes me so angry you just can’t believe the anger that spews out of my mouth. So pissed off by the ending (both the TV and the film’s finale). But now reading that these pesudo-remakes have a completely different ending in mind…..I might just watch it for the sake of seeing a better ending.

  60. Tiocore Tiocore says:

    Thanks for answerng the voicemail! Couldn’t make out what artist Conor was naming on the Batman books..

  61. VichusSmith VichusSmith says:

    I have to watch it again (i’m an old 20-somethign man, after all) but I loved End of Evangelion When I moved out, it was the only DVD I took with me, but I still haven’t found the time to watch it again! Thanksgiving is a good excuse…

  62. Has it been confirmed that there will not be another Nova hardcover or is it just because there hasn’t been another one and they have enough material to make another one?

    I want a second hardcover . . .

  63. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @Tio: Norm Breyfogle

  64. thescimitar thescimitar says:

    Probably the funniest POTW podcast I’ve heard.  From trashing Tom Petty, to the Jim Lee jokes and Josh’s ‘what ring am I wearing’ routine, this whole podcast had me howling with laughter.

     

    Fun stuff guys, keep it up.

  65. J4K3 J4K3 says:

    As a "hardcore Punisher fan" I must say that Frankencastle was jarring at first, but otherwise a lot of fun. The story of it is probably better to those who have read the rest of Remender’s run thus far (I have no idea if anyone at iFanboy has), and the craziness just makes it better.

    Besides, anyone who’s not happy with a Frankensteined Punisher has a new MAX series to read!

  66. lantern4life lantern4life says:

    Favorite episode!  More Crazy Train episodes.

  67. PymSlap PymSlap says:

    In Punisher #11, moving from one page to the other, as Frank looks in the cracked mirror and sees his six-gun, the perspective is so engrossing. A transcendent comic book.

    And it’s kind of cool that people can be divided over whether they love it or hate it. Personally, I’ve loved this kind of thing since I was like 4 YOA. Is Moore this good on The Walking Dead? I’m going to have to sample his books from that series (Issues 1-7 according to Wikipedia).

  68. rjspring rjspring says:

    Great show, also wondering if there really will not be a second Nova hardcover…?

Leave a Comment