Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week Podcast – Episode #444 – Daredevil #5

Show Notes

Josh, Paul and Conor affect robot voices for a little while and then talk about comic books in this one.

Running Time: 00:59:53

Comics:Daredevil_5
00:02:27 – Daredevil #5
00:11:57 – Grayson #1
00:18:49 – Star Wars #19
00:22:20 – The Royals: Masters of War #6
00:26:55 – Spider-Man: 2099 #1
00:31:15 – Avengers: Undercover #7
00:22:55 – Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15
00:36:30 – Abe Sapien #14
00:39:07 – The Walking Dead #129
00:40:22 – Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #5

Audience Questions:
00:43:30 – Brian from Parts Unknown is curious about the grooming habits of the X-Men.
00:47:00 – Scott from Parts Unknown wants to talk about favorite character homages in comics.

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  1. Best homage in comics is probably Astro City

    • Great one!

    • After reading exactly what an homage is, I have to say the G0dland book example was perfect, as it really pays tribute and respect to Kirby. Not that Astro City isn’t paying tribute and respect, but it’s harder to define to exactly what, other than a love for Universe-style superheroics. I like the specificity of the G0dland homage.

    • That’s what makes it so good. Its not just an homage to A comic but to EVERYTHING ABOUT COMICS. The characters, the creators, the fandom, the industry. The feeling of having all those characters live in your head and having their lives be a part of yours. Its an impressionistic depiction of what living with comics is like.

      Also, Planetary is really more of an homage to the Challengers of the Unknown and not the FF. The Four are explicitly the bad guys.

    • @Heroville Wow, I never made the Challengers connection. Good call!

  2. Hey, Paul did you read Original Sin #5.1?How do you feel about Angela now written in as Thor’s long lost sister from the banished Tenth Realm?

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      I didn’t read the issue, so I can only react to the concept. It’s possible that the execution is good and it could result in a great story or great storytelling down the line.

    • Also, if you read recent news there is a female Thor revealed with her own book in October. I assume that this is Angela and also a future issue of Avengers shows Thor wielding an axe.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Sounds like a fun new direction to me. All for it.

  3. The phone beep! Nailed it! I was totally cracking up at that point. 🙂

  4. To me the Alan Moore run on Supreme was huge tribute to the Silver Age Superman, but I love Planetary. I am also a little disappointed that Conor doesn’t seem to like the art of the great Tom Grummet.

    • I loved Tom Grummett in the 90s; he was one of my favorite artists. Same with Dan Jurgens. But like Jurgens, his art is very much of a time, and that style doesn’t really work for me on most modern books. Especially for a book that so relies on having art that is a tribute to Kirby.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      He’s in that Ordway camp for me. I don’t want to dismiss any artists entirely outright, but it’s not a sensibility that I enjoy, personally.

    • That’s interesting because I find Ordway’s style to be timeless. But it’s art, so…

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Actually, I’ll walk that back. Earlier Ordway I like. It’s the more recent stuff I’m not as wild about.

  5. I just listened to “Ron Richards: The iFanboy Story” interview/podcast. Great stuff! Cannot recommend it enough. It’d be great to one day hear the same origin story the iFansters…

  6. “Marvel’s new Captain America is black” screamed the main stream media headline and I thought, “Just a stunt”, then found out it is Sam Wilson and thought “OK, that makes sense” – SO it is “canon” and not complete offshoot (like, I don’t know, the New 52 ! 😉 BUT this, and the female Thor (blond, hmm – I’ve read Ms Marvel rumors online) really shakes up status quo (and, not for nuthin’, but Iron Man’s new armor looks a a bit feminine, non? ) – – so, larger question: WHY is Marvel doing a shake up like this? I believe comic book division is autonomous and so Marvel (not Disney) decision.

  7. Ha, Ant man was inside Foggy’s Bottom.
    (Washington DC Neighborhood)

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