Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #385 – Thor: God of Thunder #8

Show Notes

The three iFanboys reunite to herald the coming of space sharks! This week, Paul Montgomery, Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick sail the solar winds from the ruined shores of future Asgard to the interior of Deadpool’s head and the tumult of modern Riverdale!

Running Time: 01:04:19

Pick of the Week:
00:01:33 – Josh laughs like the Joker
00:02:15 – Thor: God of Thunder #8

Thor_God of Thunder_8Comics
00:12:40 – The Private Eye #2
00:17:50 – Battlefields: The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova, Part 3 #6
00:22:14 – Batman and the Red Hood #20
00:26:03 – Life with Archie #29
00:32:18 – Deadpool #9
00:34:57 – Chin Music #2
00:37:56 – Suicide Squad #20
00:41:26 – The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4
00:44:30 – Uncanny Avengers #8

User Reviews:
00:39:30 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:45:17 – escargot4lunch reviews Batman #20.
00:48:00 – wraith1701 reviews Avengers Arena #9.

Audience Questions:
00:49:51 – NARM!
00:50:18 – Eric from Michigan thinks a tone change might be in order for some long-running comics.
00:55:04 – Brett or Brent from Oklahoma wants the guys to pick their three favorite comic book characters.

“The Warp Riders”
The Sword


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  1. I went to listen to this in itunes, but it is actually the Iron Man 3 podcast. I will just download it from here and put on the ipod. Just thought I would let you know.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Apologies for the hiccup. The correct show is now on the feed, so if you have the goof version, simply delete it and try downloading again.

      Again, apologies for the mixup.

    • If you’re still having trouble getting the new podcast from iTunes: delete the ifanboy icon from your library and re download it. worked for me!

  2. no biggie! thanks for the quick fix. I am so used to the new Podcast on Sunday afternoons/evenings, I thought I was going to have a panic attack!

  3. If I buy something from the iFanboy Amazon set up and then return it for whatever reason do you lose the money you would’ve got?

  4. I loved the three granddaughters of Thor and I hope they are reoccurring characters.

  5. Good stuff guys. The one area that I would disagree a bit is with Batman and Robin.

    It’s fine if you guys don’t like it, and I understand that you might be griefed out by too many years of Batman brooding, but I actually think it would be missing the point to say it’s a book all about grief. It feels to me like Tomasi is writing this book with a wink and a nod to the fans who have been through this before. This feels purposely absurd and fun.

    I mean, in the first issue Batman became Dr. Frankenstein. In this issue Batman essentially switched places with Red Hood. He took advantage of Jason’s vulnerable state, making Jason feel like part of the family, and then in the end he showed that he was just using Todd. Todd felt like a son of Batman for a moment and then Batman told me him that Damian was his only son. Brutal.

    It’s absurd in all the right places with the right dramatic beats. Plus I like (as Paul said) the Harriet the Spy aspect of Carrie Kelly. I personally don’t think it’s reveling in anything. It’s giving an outlet for Bruce’s anger and sadness but meanwhile it’s giving us fun, surreal tales. It feels like a fever dream tale, with the Carrie Kelly parts being the sections of the book that bring us back to reality.

    Just some food for thought. Cheers!

  6. ^Yeah, I liked B&R more than the guys did too. The pages with the Red Hood weren’t super great, but everything else was.

    Thor was a great POTW, by the way. I’m not even a Thor fan, but what Aaron and Ribic are doing here is so undeniable that the title is basically becoming my favorite comic.

    Good stuff, guys.

  7. Great Show as usual guys. Since you did a three favorites list, I wanted to join in.

  8. Jean Grey – Silver Surfer – Batman

    Thor, ThunderCats crossover? Not bad in terms of alliteration. Versus Thanos maybe?

    My fantasy x-over had always been Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets into the Marvel U. Coincidentally there was a BOTP-ThunderCats one-shot. I can’t claim to have ever read it however.

  9. NARM!

  10. Street Sharks… Another child of the nineties, I see.

  11. As far as DC and their current editorial woes go, I like to look on the bright side, at least now I have more time to reread the great stuff they were putting out before the new 52, namely Green Lantern and Morrisons Batman.

  12. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Tim Drake. Amanda Waller. Jimmy Olsen. But I’m thinking of very specific versions of each character, none of whom exist any more.

  13. Wolverine. Silver Surfer. Lucifer.

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