Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #344 – Batman Beyond Unlimited #6

Show Notes

Thanks to the double combination of recovering from the San Diego Comic-Con and the late night Dark Knight movie experience, Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick, and Ron Richards are overtired and a bit punchy, but you know that’s just when things get interesting and a bit wacky.

Total Running Time: 01:01:38

Pick of the Week:
00:02:15 – The anthology approach for revisiting the alternate future in Batman Beyond Unlimited #6 gets Conor’s attention.

00:08:40 – It may just be another issue, but Saga #5 maintains the quality.
00:13:18 – Peter David flexes his writing chops with a great issue in X-Factor #240.
00:17:17 – Avengers vs. X-Men #8 hits a new low.
00:20:30 – And yet Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke continue to impress on Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2.
00:23:40 – It may be a bit confusing as to who’s who but The Activity #7 is worth the effort.
00:27:50 – The art returns to form in Justice League #11.
00:28:38 – Another art tour de force in the oddly released Wolverine #309.
00:29:22 – And yet the art fails big time in Captain Marvel #1.
00:31:30 – Josh assets that they can do wrong, and they continue to succeed with¬†B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Devil’s Engine #3.
00:32:40 – Things just get better in Wonder Woman #11 with Cliff Chiang back.

User Reviews:
00:35:15 – DavidClark is raving about X-O Manowar #3.
00:38:11 – NinjaWizard23 is blown away by the crossover magic of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3.

Book of the Month:
00:41:56 – Don’t be distracted by the celebrity name, Get Jiro! is the real deal.

00:49:35 РErik from Rio De Janeiro is coming to MorrisonCon and SF and NY and wants travel tips!
00:53:20 – Alex from Woodland, CA is struggling with older comics.

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  1. Avatar photo tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    Hm, no mention of Daredevil #15?

  2. Woodland, CA getting represented on iFanboy! Thought i was the only one on here.

    • Is it the same as Woodland Hills? Because I used to go to the mall there all the time. Or is it Robert Evans’ house, Woodland, because that shit is dope.

    • Haha nah, it’s a little town right next to Sacramento. That’s why I was surprised to hear it on your podcast. We get mistaken for Woodland Hills all the time.

    • @Heysideburns Woodland, CA with 2 proud iFanbase members! We may not have comic shops, but we’ve always got Ludy’s BBQ!
      @Josh I didn’t want to live in a replica of Robert’s house. I wanted the real thing. I got together with Geroge Hamilton, who I called Georgie at the time, and over lunch we had ourselves a picture. Now, 35 years later, he has a tan and I lie outside of Sacramento.
      Also, thanks very much for answering my question on the show guys, I appreciated the input and will take the advice to heart. I’ve actually been reading through the Spider-Man Omnibus vol 2 and been thoroughly enjoying it by simply ignoring most caption boxes and focusing on Romita’s mastery.

  3. I’ve been enjoying Hell on Earth as well, but I miss Johann, Abe, and Liz.

  4. What other cons you guys going to be at?

  5. Forbidden Planet in NYC is NOT a good shop for service. The people who work there are rude, nasty hipsters who act like you’re bothering them when you ask them for help. EVERY time I’ve gone in there I’ve experienced brusque behavior. MIdtown [ especially the Downtown store on Fulton Street ] is filled with friendly, helpful people. And NO I don’t work for Midtown. This is just my experience.

  6. I didn’t think the Whichever Kubert art in the latest Avengers vs X-Men was bad … certainly it was miles less wonky than the illoes in the first two issues.

  7. I liked the art on the new Captain Marvel book, on the inside, I agree that the cover was so very very divergent from the inside art, it was like the reverse of how it usually is, usually (historically) the cover is all painted and fancy and the inside gets the clean and classic treatment.

    the inside art reminded me of Mark Texeira.

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