Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #305 – O.M.A.C. #2

Show Notes

A return to normalcy as we’re finally done wi– wait, what? There are more new DC books? Crap. Also, we figure out just how many plots there are and examine life on Utopia.

Total Running Time: 01:00:25

Pick of the Week:
00:02:00 – Conor had so much fun reading O.M.A.C. #2 that he made it the Pick of the Week!

00:10:23 – Good Chaykin or Bad Chaykin in Avengers: 1959 #1? Neither. GREAT Chaykin.
00:13:09 – Ron and Conor disagree over X-Men: Schism #5. And then things go off the rails…
00:18:18 – Chew #21 shows again that this is one of the best series out there.
00:21:26 – Yes, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1 is somewhat similar to Kick-Ass.
00:24:07 – Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1 made Josh feel bad. But is that good?
00:25:24 – The most surprising thing this week? The Huntress #1 was really good.
00:26:41 – Steve Rogers said… what in Thunderbolts #164?
00:28:22 – Action Comics #2? Great story. Rough art.
00:30:23 – Do not read Severed #3 by yourself in the dark.
00:31:29 – It may have been a while, but Fear Agent #31 was worth the wait.
00:33:22 – Would Animal Man #2 continue the awesome? (Yes.)
00:34:48 – Swamp Thing #2 was a prime example of Good Wordy.

User Reviews:
00:36:02 – The Top 5 Community Picks of the Week.
00:37:38 – yyzKyle really loved Detective Comics #2.
00:39:29 – dix wasn’t all that impressed with Justice League International #2.

00:42:06 – Callum from Isle Of Man asks which old DCU stories we miss.
00:44:31 – Anthony wants to know good writer/artists.
00:46:28 – C.J. from Albany, NY has a wife who wants NYC-based comics.

Brought to You By:
The New York Comic-Con – October 13 – 16, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC – Tons of comics and media guests! Don’t miss the last big comic con of 2011!

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  1. Wow, I was just about to put an mp3 on my player to go out with, noticed episode wasn’t up yet, refreshed a minute later BAM. Nice timing, ifanboy crew!

  2. Can’t say I agree about Swamp Thing. I’m a huge Snyder fan but two-thirds of that issue felt like bloated coffee shop talk.

  3. I think what needs to be done with Action Comics is to follow the Batman & Robin formula by having rotating artists, that way you can get some of the most talented artists to draw Superman, without having to worry about them meeting a monthly deadly for too long.

  4. I actually thought the same thing about where Wolverine is getting the cash for his new school from. Then i realised that he know Warren Worthington III – he solves financial issue for the X-men

    • Two Avengers paychecks

    • He’s the best at what he does so I’m sure he’s loaded besides he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that blows his money on material objects. I bet he just uses money to travel but besides that it just sits there and accumulates. I mean c’mon Bullseye was rich from all his jobs and just paid off Deadpool and Deadpool is the the best at what Wolverine does so why wouldnt Logan be rich.

    • Logan’s the kind of dude to get a paycheck and spend it on booze and women in one night, isn’t he?

  5. I thought Ron’s hair looked nice in the video.

  6. I tried to get my friend into buying a DC book last week. But he refused because they were at #2 and my shop was sold out of all the other #1’s.

    I told him since it was a new continuity it didn’t matter if he didn’t have the first issue. Sadly he didn’t listen…

  7. By the way guys, Brent Anderson only did the pencils for AC #2.

    AC #3 and #4 will have pencils by Gene Ha.

    Then it was just announced by DC that Andy Kubert is going to be filling in for Morales next year for issues #5-6.

    So yeah, not really that bad when you look at it. But it is silly that Morales can’t be a monthly artist.

  8. Hey C.J! There is a great webcomic series that takes place in NYC.

    Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran

    You and your wife could read online together or you can get a handy first volume on amazon right here:


    It’s really fun and I think both of you would really love it.

  9. As I was listening to the podcast I started to get an idea to create a webcomic (if I can get an artist) for a captain america parody. Since he was born in the 20’s and frozen in the 40’s I can totally see Cap having problems . . . adjusting . . . . to the way things are today. Could be a lot of fun.

  10. Eye love it!

  11. My computer’s blank screen saver faded in over the Lonely Man outro. It was perfect.

  12. The JLI comments stung a little as I much prefer it to OMAC. In fact, I dropped OMAC as of this month but had a blast with JLI.

  13. Ex Machina is set in NYC. DMZ was mentioned and that’s reallllllly good.

  14. I can buy a #2 without buying number 1. I can also buy the last issue of a series i’ve never read. The second issue of hellboy i bought is the the one where he dies.

  15. Im picking up suicide squad #2 without buying #1, Im also getting #3 of animal man n swamp thing

  16. I really enjoyed that Josh declared himself to be a “comedy snob” in this episode, only to laugh at the phrase “Jeff Smith’s Bone” later in the show. Highbrow! 🙂

    I didn’t find Swamp Thing #2 to be particularly wordy or hard to follow, but I wonder if the fact that I read it digitally might have helped that. Guided view removes most questions about where you’re supposed to read next, and a particularly wordy couple of pages doesn’t feel like the same kind of a slog when it’s shown to you one or two balloons at a time. Not that I think George Perez’s Superman would’ve been much less of a mess in panel-by-panel mode, as that still would’ve taken a few months to get through.

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