Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #609 – Captain America #695

Show Notes

We get some classic comics discussion about letting super heroes just be super and some hilarious voicemails from you, the loyal iFanbase, to entertain Ron, who returns to the show… only to leave again and Conor and Josh give no quarter.

Running Time: 01:03:26

Pick of the Week:
00:02:15 – Captain America #695

00:14:40 – Batman: The White Knight #2
00:19:48 – The Jetsons #1
00:22:32 – Dastardly and Muttley #3
00:26:15 – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #6
00:31:07 – Lazarus X+66 #4
00:32:44 – DuckTales #2
00:33:59 – Deathstroke #25
00:35:56 – Elsewhere #4

Star Wars Corner:
00:37:24 – Star Wars: Darth Vader #7

Patron Pick:
00:39:45 – Deadman #1

Patron Thanks:
00:44:20 – Mackenzie Gleason
00:46:20 – Christopher Olivares
00:47:10 – Denton Theriot
00:48:10 – Kim Schou

Audience Question:
00:50:01 – Lukas B. from Austria thinks Ron is the problem.
00:51:20 – Nick P. from Luxembourg via Newport Beach, CA wants to know where Magneto stands on the Electro scale.
00:53:15 – Sean C. from New York City is curious about a world without Image.

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  1. Congratulations, Ron! BTW, I use the time codes all the time.

  2. Congratulations, Ron! You shall be missed and I will look forward to your pop-ins!!

  3. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Oh god, not back to the Shemp years…

  4. Wow, Ron, you leave us stunned again :.( But this time you leave when the fate of podcasting is so up in the air. Will there even be podcasts six months from now? If not, please find some way to let us know you are alive and well, in this mysterious new place you’re going. I hope it’s great there. I hope you and your new bride (mazel tov btw) are accepted into the community. On a scale where one is Electro and ten is Nute Gunray, you are a one. You are Electro.

  5. What, you marry Stan Lee’s daughter or something, and now you can’t be on the show? You bastard! You beautiful, beautiful bastard! We love you, man, and we’ll miss you!

  6. Wow! Congratulations, Ron!

  7. Sad face for Ron. 🙁 Congrats!!!

    Come back soon. Seriously I’m listening to the 2006 episodes and you guys have been great from the start. The first time Darwyn really came up on air after Josh read New Frontiers and you all gushed… I teared up a little. I actually read Cap this week, so thought I would jump in on the show as I saw the twitter buzz. Anyway back to 2006, will listen to this again at some point.

    I can’t say thank you enough for all the great comic recommendations and conversations. You have all expanded my comic landscape. Seems like a good time to gush myself.

  8. I am looking forward to hearing more about why Ron can’t make the weekly podcast.
    I think most other pod-casters have another job- including the two jamokes.
    I got the conflict of interest with working at Image the first time, so we are in suspense to hear the reason this time.
    And I hope there are many- pop-ins

    Ronald Popins

  9. Congrats, Ron! You’re definitely going to be missed as the show is never quite the same without the three of you but a new wife and a new job is a pretty good excuse for a leave of absence. Here’s hoping to loads of pop-ins, though!

  10. +1, I 100% use the time codes, nearly every episode.

    I listen at work, sometimes I space out or get distracted and have to backtrack, “wait what are you talking about?” or I’m skipping around to avoid spoilers etc. Thanks for always including them!

  11. Ron I can take or leave, but those time codes are absolutely critical!

    I skip books that I’m reading in trade, and jumping around 15 seconds at a time always seems to land me right at the “He’s Luke’s father” moment.

    And just kidding about Ron- enjoy your upgraded life, and know that you will be terribly missed by the iFanbase- at least until we disagree with one of your special edition reviews.

  12. I suspect Ron just got a hot new job working on a Ducktales book.

  13. Congratulations Ron. Wish you a long and happy marriage. You will be missed.

    Captain America was the perfect way to start the new run. Really got back to the heart of the character.

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