Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #574 – The Dregs #2

Show Notes

You’d think with Josh Flanagan missing, that the show would have been shorter. Somehow we end up giving you 10 bonus minutes of great comics talk as Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick tackle the tough subjects of today’s modern comic book reader. If you see Josh, please tell him we’re worried and we love him, no matter what. But maybe not as much as that damn purple elephant.

Running Time: 01:11:33

Pick of the Week:
00:01:45 – The Dregs #2

00:13:01 – The Flintstones #9
00:17:29 – All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1
00:20:37 – Nightwing #16
00:24:45 – Superman #18
00:30:58 – Green Lanterns #18
00:32:12 – America #1
00:34:43 – Death of Hawkman #6

Star Wars Corner:
00:36:10 – Star Wars #29

Patron Pick:
00:38:39 – Royal City #1

Patron Thanks:
00:45:52 – Carl Phillis
00:46:53 – Nick P
00:48:00 – Ethan Harrison
00:49:00 – Shaun Kreider

Audience Question:
00:51:09 – Wes from Fridley, MN wants to talk about socially inspired changes in comics
00:57:55 – Kevin From Fairfax, VA has got it in for storylines he doesn’t like. He REALLY hates Flashpoint!
01:01:48 – Necklace Knot Un-Tyer Man and Sleep Boy get in on the super powers game and we welcome them

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  1. Haven’t listened yet buy just noticed in the rundown that there’s no Marvel books this week (Star Wars Corner excluded). Who could’ve predicted this 2 or 3 years ago? Strange times in comics.

  2. I’m reading barely any Marvels these days, they’re so pricey and I think, well, I shall read them on Unlimited – but six months on, I just can’t bring myself to care. The MU just ain’t compelling these days.

    I apologise for not taking part in the Patreon vote, I almost did once, but on seeing how much catalogue stuff there was to wade through, just couldn’t be bothered. if there was a shortlist of say five, that’d be great.

  3. Man I can sew buttons with telekinesis. I am going to make a killing!

  4. Avatar photo Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Conor, thank you for reading DEATH OF HAWKMAN. Nice to hear that there was true in the title. I was curious about it but not enough to, y’know, buy and read the book myself.

    • Yep. Thanks for taking one for the team. I was curious if DC would slip some rebirth plot points into this since Hawkman is a traditionally f’d up continuity mess, but I guess not. I really love Hawkman and wish they’d figure out a way to do something cool with him.

    • The book (and by extension DCs handling of Hawkman) is bizarre on so many levels. One WOULD think that Rebirth would be the perfect time to (try to) fix Hawkman (again) but instead they keep putting out these bizarre Hawkman/Adam Strange team-up books that don’t seem to fit anywhere or relate to anything recognizable.

      I think about this iFanboy Mini whenever I read a Hawkman book:


  5. Avatar photo ethanharrison">ethanharrison (@twitter.com/nixonrodeo) says:

    Haha my power having emoji eyes is pretty great Conor! Pretty hilarious and definitely brings up some interesting ideas for what would appear in a different scenarios. Now I just need a good hero name…..hmmmmm.

  6. Curious if you guys read and had thoughts on Riverdale #0. I didn’t think it was that good but it does have some interesting implications for the timeline of events in the show, like Polly apparently having her suicide attempt/breakdown at the same time or at least around the time of Jason’s disappearance and death. It’s seems really weird for Betty to not have seen or heard from her sister at all since she was apparently committed. As close as they were portrayed in this comic, you’d think she’d have gone to visit and talk to her at whatever hospital or facility she’s in. I still like the show but it has the typical amount of frustration I get at logic and how the world works as I have with the other CW comic-based shows.

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