Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #328 – FF #16

Show Notes

Ron Richards is back! Just before he heads out of town again for Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle! But in the meantime, we manage to fill the time with talk about comic books and the spoiler of talking about those comic books, and how the book spoils itself when read. There’s no escape.

Running Time: 01:00:47

Pick of the Week:
00:02:36 – Ron likes an ending, but he also likes a wrap up issue, which brings us to his Pick of the Week, FF #16.

00:10:50 – It’s Daredevil #10 with a winning cover and ninja Mole Man.
00:16:13 – Maybe Rick’s gone too far in The Walking Dead #95.
00:18:21 – Opinions are mixed on Avengers vs. X-Men #0 and The Avengers #24.1. But, there are crying robots.
00:24:08 – The New Deadwardians #1 is for someone.
00:26:23 – Cap’n Steve is a not great cartoonist in Avenging Spider-Man #5.
00:32:51 – Ron likes Uncanny X-Force #23. Again.
00:34:00 – They get Clint in Secret Avengers #24.
00:35:11 – Choker #6 is a real thing, with an ad for Infinite Horizon.
00:36:21 – Scalped #57 proves that it was Diesel!
00:37:55 – Bloodstrike #26 was very similar to the last issue they put out a long time ago.

User Reviews:
00:40:00 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:40:45 – Dix cannot deny The Flash #7 any longer.
00:42:28 – Akamuu was surprisingly wooed by Ghost Rider #9.

Book of the Month:
00:43:50 – Conor expounds on the massive Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition, which is massive. Big.

00:51:33 – John wants to know if AvX is going to be the event that we want it to be.

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  1. Sometimes, when I listen to the podcast, I have to ask myself things like, “Did I just listen to them talk about necrophilia?”

    But don’t you guys change one damn bit.

  2. When is IFanboy video coming back? You guys have had almost 6 months off, time to get back to it.

  3. Hi guys so according to the dictionary “necrophilia” is defined as “An erotic attraction to corpses” so basically it sounds like a give or take. I have Daredevil 10 on my stack so I am yet to read it. So it depends if his cuddling is out of sexual urges or he had the intention to commit sexual things with the corpse. I know it doesn’t answer it, and I’m sure you guys have moved on from that discussion, but none the less hope this comment helps.

    • An erotic interaction with a corpse? Sounds like marriage! Hiyooo

    • Brought to you by the letter S…AS IN SNAP!

    • i actually got my DSM off the shelf for this.

      interestingly, there’s no specific diagnostic category for necrophilia (either in the ICD or the DSM), so it most likely falls under the classification of “paraphilia not otherwise specified.” the essential criteria are listed as “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one’s partner, or children or other nonconsenting persons that occur over a period of at least six months,” and “the diagnosis is made if the behavior, sexual urges, or fantasies cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupation, or other important areas of functioning.”

      so, there you go. no penetration is required to diagnose necrophilia. the main question for diagnosis is whether or not there’s distress or impairment associated with matt’s corpse-cuddling. i didn’t read the issue, so i can’t say either way. nerd point administered to myself.

  4. I really liked the factoids you dropped during the Wally Wood Artist’s Edition discussion. I did not know about the Fedex box parameter and Wood’s 22 Panels. That’s the kind of stuff that keep’s me listening week in week out. Thanks!

    I also got a chance to look through the WW AE at my LCS. While it was impressive and inspired a massive amount of “want it,” I did not pay out for it. It helped that I already have several of those slipcased EC Box Sets from the 80’s with the B&W art reproduced oversize. He’s heavily represented in those. The Eisner AE will be even more expensive at $200 suggested retail.

    • im curious as where josh got the info about the fed ex boxes and comic szies. im not sure it is correct. art boards standardized in 1967 and fed ex didnt exist until 1971. perhaps it was just shipping in general, but according to this:


      it had more to do with printing costs moreso than shipping. remember also that for a very long time a majority of comic artists lived in the new york area. pages were often delivered by hand or courier and not shipped. which in addition to being costly also ate up time. an artist could finish a few pages in the evening and get the pages to the company in the am, and also get thier page vouchers when they dropped off the art.

  5. Hey Ron, you were on my plane to Seattle for the emerald city con…i think i saw you at a bar to on saturday night, but i was drunk and could be wrong haha

  6. You got to me about the Wally wood artist edition. I held out on the Dave Stevens artist edition, and have been regreting it since it sold out. It’s pricey(whew), but … dam it seems worth it.

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