Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #355 – Legends of the Dark Knight #1

Show Notes

Ron Richards, Josh Flanagan, and Conor Kilpatrick gather together to talk comics one more time before heading to the Big Apple for New York Comic Con. But the real question on everyone’s mind is: will you pick me up at the airport?

Running Time: 00:58:45

Pick of the Week:
00:01:38 – A trio of top notch creative teams land the Pick of the Week with Legends of the Dark Knight #1.

00:09:48 – Chew‘s John Layman kicks off his Gotham City run with Detective Comics #13.
00:13:01 – Avengers vs. X-Men #12 wraps things up and Ron is conflicted.
00:19:46 – Who watches the Uncanny X-Men #19?
00:21:20 – AvX Vs. #6 brought the much needed funny.
00:23:40 – Daredevil: End of Days #1 is finally here and it has a retro vibe.
00:27:18 – Finally some good art on Smallville: Season 11 #6.
00:28:16 – Conor started panicking while reading Uncanny X-Force #32.
00:30:54 – Action Comics #13 made Josh tear up.

User Reviews:
00:32:23 – The Top Five Community Picks of the Week.
00:33:48 – Lawless really enjoyed Green Lantern #13.
00:36:11 – ejunkerman goes on a rant about Uncanny X-Men #19.

00:42:35 – Isaac N. from New York is a little troubled by Mark Millar’s recent comments.
00:46:57 – Jake E. from Peoria, IL doesn’t like movies being advertised on comics but comics not being advertised before movies.
00:50:23 – Jesse B. has a relationship question.

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  1. Nice podcast

    So basically Scott justified his actions because the end resulted in the re-emergence of more mutants.

    Well… In the X-men First Class movie, that was what Shaw was going to do… except with nuclear weapons.

    Phoenix force vs. Nuclear bomb… not really a good argument for Scott.

  2. josh mentioned that he gets a lot of comic book documentaries, so what are the best ones?

  3. i think there are a couple of points that make the damning of cyclops seem particularly unfair:

    1. m-day was awful. grant morrison’s x-men established that mutants were the natural successors to humans. and that it was only a matter of time. in this light “m-day” was a betrayal of that destiny. in meta way it also represents how marvel put down the x-men to build up the avengers. in world this is what cyclops is fighting for a thriving young society that was cut down unfairly before its time. cyclops is in the right.

    2. how easily the scarlet witch gets forgiven by the avengers just because she’s “one of them”. other than vision none of them try to make her face consequences for her actions. she destroyed and sterilized an entire race. what the? and she cries when the phoenix five kill hawkeye, um didn’t she kill him too? the scarlet witch is a b****.

    3. the avengers have no plan. hide hope? from a godlike force? how? split the phoenix? did nothing to prevent what they wanted. teach hope kung fu to defeat a godlike force. sure that one worked but it’s still stupid. cyclops’s plans on the other hand are simple and make sense let hope become the phoenix her training with cable being enough to balance her (even if it didn’t happen in an avengers book). the avengers are stupid thugs.

    4. wolverine’s plan is to kill hope. yes the guy who schism-ed because children shouldn’t go into battle is willing to kill a little girl. and the avengers don’t think that’s grounds to kick him off their team. wolverine is a hypocritical traitor.

    when these are combined but still the avengers win and are heroes, of course it seems cyclops got gipped big time.

    and completely disagree that cyclops is the new magneto, because his fight is not about the vanity of wanting to rule or having mutants dominate humans, he just wants his people to have a chance to see another generation. but i wish he was and comes back to punish the sh** out of any mutant traitors that join the avengers!

  4. This week on iFanboy Theatre: “At the Airport”.

  5. Hey, enjoyed the show. I’m not sure how useful this’ll be, but here’s some clarification on the Legends of the Dark Knight Series. There have been 18 digital issues so far, with a new issue released each Thursday. Each digital issue is around 24 slides, meant to be viewed in landscape on your tablet. So each issue is roughly half the length of a standard DC book. I haven’t seen the print edition, but it sounds like the first three issues were included.

    Later issues alternate between stand alone stories and three parters. Out of the issues not included on this edition I can specifically recommend issues #11-13, written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and drawn by Phil Hester which centers on Slam Bradley from Brubaker’s Catwoman run. Issue #16 is the one written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Gabriel Hardman, and it’s pretty great as well. I would read the hell out of a bat-book by that creative team.

    It’s a worthwhile $1 to spend each week to see how these creators attempt to tell a story in half the space they normally would have. Also, you get to see quite a few artists draw the Gotham universe who you wouldn’t see under normal circumstances. The Lindelof/Lemire debut issue has probably been my favorite, but they’ve all been pretty solid.

    • +1 on this. I’m not completely caught up on them, but I love the digital releases on LOTDK. It’s a lot of fun to read, and I love that it comes out on a weekly basis. Totally worth the digital buy. Plus, you save money, $.99/chapter vs. $3.99/3 chapters. Just save a buck and read them digitally. 🙂

  6. What this site needs (aside from more cowbell) is more relationship advice. I would totally listen to iTherapist if you guys did it!

    • Indeed, well done on the advice given to the lovelorn chap this issue.

      Sanity and self-respect demands he move on, finds someone who loves him for himself, not his comics collection. The ex-girlfriend saying that she may let him share digital copies with her is either her taking advantage, or (more likely) taking pity. Like you say, we’ve all been dumped, it feels awful but lying down in the gutter and begging for attention is just inviting a further kicking.

      Good luck sir!

  7. didn’t mentioned the fun twist at the end of AVX Vs.
    Mind Control Dolls!!!

  8. I still argue that they should have an HONEST to god ad in front of movies and during TV shows about the comics that the show is from. I still haven’t seen that, and I think it would translate. Plus the month Avengers came out comic sales rose without direct ties.

    Plus it goes to a simple mentality, people are sheep heard them so that your company makes MORE profit off them in an easy cost effective way.

  9. I really wish that comics companies actually gave as much of a damn about promoting their titles as we do, peeps.

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