Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #342 – Fury MAX #4

Show Notes

I am Adam, Prince of Eternia, Defender of the Secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Kringer, my fearless friend. Fabulous, secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said: “By the Power of Greyskull! … I have the comics!” Kringer became the mighty BattleCat and I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the Universe! Only three others share this secret… Our friends Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards. Together we defend Castle Greyskull from the evil forces of Skeletor!

Running Time: 00:59:52

Pick of the Week:
00:01:55 – There’s nothing that’s not awesome about the Pick of the Week, Fury MAX #4.

00:08:44 – A discussion about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 threatens to take over the show.
00:15:41 – Avengers vs. X-Men #7 was a comic book.
00:17:43 – Jae Lee shows everyone how it’s done in Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1.
00:25:37 – Animal Man #11 featured guest art that should be regular art.
00:27:09 – Rocketeer Adventures 2 #4 closes out the mini-series in style.
00:28:25 – Ron thinks more people should read Mind MGMT #2.
00:29:38 – Earth 2 #3 a bitchin’ costume and a bitchy green cloud.

User Reviews:
00:32:00 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:32:40 – thewalrus1235 is fully on-board with Thief of Thieves #6.
00:34:15 – rogerwhitson loves everything about Action Comics #11.

00:37:20 – Chris thinks that current superhero teams have too many members.
00:41:30 – Jon G. from Louisville, KY wonders if The New 52 will end up like “Age of Apocalypse.”

00:43:30 – SunnyvaleTrash from Canada wants to know if iFanboy is reading the Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight digital comic and wants to know what some of the best arcs are from the original series.
00:47:38 – John from Long Island, NY asks about Ryan Ottley’s thoughts on comic book exclusivity.

00:54:15 – San Diego Comic-Con info!

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  1. No Man-Thing talk?

  2. Once again, Conor nails how I feel about the Before Watchmen books. Excellent analogy using the Star Wars expanded universe stuff.

    I was laughing my ass off right along with you guys about the He-Man stuff. Classic!! Wasn’t Skeletor’s purple velvet cat named Panthor? That thing was awesome until it got too many scratches and the flocking would strip off. I think the comic kinda sucked, but it did its job in getting Adam out of the woods and creating a wonderful sense of nostalgia.

    Completely agree with the Animal Man art. Love the strange, slightly skewed anatomy. Reminds me a little of Mignola’s. Also agree with the over design of so many of the New 52 costumes. I think they run the risk of looking dated eventually. I wouldn’t mind seeing the spandex get faded out. Nothing screams “man” like running around in a unitard.

  3. I was hoping you guys would talk about Batman: Earth One. Do OGN’s not count for the pick of the week?

    • Trades are ineligible for the Pick of the Week. That’s why we created the Book of the Month feature.

      We have in the past talked about trades on the show, but not often.

    • I love that there’s the issue pick of the week then book of the month, good use of release date factor cause we don’t need a graphic novel of the week but since they do come out throughout the month, it would be nice to hear podcasts or a little more talk on em in columns or combined in a podcast with other topics, kinda like how the Brian Wood/Massive and Ken Garing/Planetoid combo podcast but with say an interview with a writer on a new ongoing then an interview with a writer/artist on a current OGN or trade or just you guys discussing it even.

  4. Can the AVX updates stop….please?

    • Nope!

    • Lucky the fast forward button exist 🙁

    • Avatar photo tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

      Heh, know what ya mean (even though I don’t mind the AvX talk) I reaaalllly disliked Ron’s dissing of the Avengers: X-Sanction series on the podcast. For me, after I’ve been warned a few times that a series is lousy, I’d rather hear about something that is good than hear the 3rd issue of said lame series is still crap. But ya takes the good with the bad and I usually think the podcast is lotsa fun.

    • bigben2012 and tripleneck have a point.

      One of the tenants of iFanboy has been that if you don’t like something, don’t buy it. Escape the cycle of negativity and the collector mindset and feel free to drop it. That no matter what the hype machine says I am sure you will be able to jump back into the Marvel books after the event.

      It sounds like the guys could take a little of their own advice.

    • @DFWRob: Except, I *like* AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, so…

    • @Connor: Really?

      It doesn’t seem like it. For the past couple of weeks the discussion of the books gets more and more negative. If you and the guys really are enjoying it thats great but just to let you know that isn’t coming across to the audience.

    • @DFWRob: I made one issue the Pick of the Week, I said the last issue was amazing, and this week I said this was the first bad issue. Sounds like you’re only hearing what Ron has been saying.

      Also, I didn’t say the other guys were enjoying it (Ron isn’t and Josh isn’t reading it), only that I am.

  5. You guys do know that no conversation on a comic book podcast about He-Man is complete without Tim Seeley.

  6. Great podcast guys! I do not know that much about He-Man, but I still want an Ifanboy He-Man podcast!

  7. Are you guys gonna talk Marvel: Now in a podcast soon? I’m curious to hear all of your thoughts.

    • Possibly if it comes up in a compelling email or voicemail, that tends to be the only way we discuss news on the show.

      But honestly, right now there’s not much to talk about with Marvel NOW. We need to actually see what happens first before we get a real sense of it.

  8. Hearing Josh and you guys ding over the evil-lyn / bitch-lyn line was great. I was crying laughing as well. Love this podcast.

  9. I generally prefer small-sized teams, but as you guys said, it depends on the writer.

  10. I’m glad you guys moved from thinking alone in a room to group think. You’re all about community, right?

    • I have no idea what that means.

    • Ha, maybe I misinterpreted Ron’s comment. A few weeks ago, on the podcast, Ron kept saying “I thought about it for 36 (or however long) hours.” I assumed when Ron replied to the exclusivity question by saying “I had to think about it for a good 6 hrs” (followed by you and Josh adding something about thinking together/group think), I thought he was trying to bring that “thinking for ridiculous amounts of time” thing back…

    • Oh yes, I called a meeting for us to think about it together

  11. btw – re: Action #11 – meant to write a review (never got around to it). Loved the issue, but something that wasn’t mentioned about the new “Johnny Clark” identity is how it’s a dramatic departure from the “Superman is the alter-ego” (as opposed to Batman’s “Bruce Wayne is the alter-ego”) element of the mythos. Kal states specifically about how he needs to be Superman 24 hrs/day. Pretty impressed at GM making such a radical shift in the Superman status-quo. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

  12. I know I might be in the minority (actually I have no clue if i’m in the minority or not) but I couldn’t stand He-Man when I was a kid. For me the order of 80’s cartoons/toys/comics went something like:

    1. Transformers
    2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    3. Thundercats
    4. MASK
    5. GI-Joe
    6. He-Man

    In fact, i liked the 90’s “New Adventures of He-Man” much more. But after hearing you guys give it such a glowing recommendation I might give the new He-Man comic book a try. Luckily it’s available digitally.

  13. You guys were thinking about Modulok. http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0885/

    • OH MAN I LOVED MODULOK! and that IS the head in Skeletor’s hand at the end of the comic

    • I didn’t catch that till you mentioned it! Pretty cool. Now, all of the sudden, I care about this comic, haha. I was far more of a Turtles fan as a kid, so I went nuts over the IDW book, while this He-Man barely registered. I did have a load of toys though as a kid. My favorite was Cyclone.

  14. “Bitch–Lyn” made me laugh a bit too loud in public.

  15. Can I just say that ‘Bitch-Lyn’ might be the funniest thing ever on this site.

  16. As someone who had all the He-Man toys growing up…. I was in tears laughing hard at this podcast. I think I might listen to again.

  17. I found my stinkor toy at my parents house when i was visiting recently and it still stunk a little when you twisted his waist.

  18. Great show. Y’all should reserve 10-15 minutes just to talk about old toys. I think toys suck these days. Thanks again

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