Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #613 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1

Show Notes

Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick don’t mention the word “jamoke” even once in the episode, but we do wonder at this point, how long can we drag the use of that out? It’s a 5th week, and there is a dearth of books, but there are still some winners, and it turns out, we have a lot to say.

Running Time: 01:05:10

Pick of the Week/Patron Pick:
00:01:51 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1

00:13:13 – Batman Annual #2
00:20:38 – Moon Knight #189
00:24:34 – DC New Talent Showcase 2017 #1
00:35:44 – Lazarus X+66 #5
00:38:49 – Kill or Be Killed #14
00:40:56 – Mystik U #1

Patron Pick (Redux):
00:43:20 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1

Patron Thanks:
00:45:04 – Craig Byrd
00:46:21 – Adrian Lilley
00:47:25 – Sam R.
00:49:18 – Joao Fontes

Audience Question:
00:52:50 – Patrick wants to know about crossovers and the JLA versions.
00:55:05 – Isaac is curious what other podcasts we might do some day?

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  1. Avatar photo webhead921 (@Grapes4Lunch) says:

    I just really hope they put Josh’s review of Split on the Blu-ray case. “Fuck that movie” -Josh Flanagan, iFanboy

  2. Am now confused: so was I wrong in thinking BATMAN ANNUAL #2 took place on Earth-2? (at least a version of Earth-2) That scene where dying Batman tells Selina to get protection from his younger counterpart on an alternate Earth… I thought that was the first solid indicator. I liked this story, but my true Earth-2 Batman died protecting Gotham from the mysteriously powerful Bill Jensen in my favorite comic book ever, ADVENTURE COMICS #462!

    Llike Conor, I assumed Bruce’s uncle in BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1 was gay – but Josh’s mobster inference was intriguing, because now I’m wondering if Busiek will have a crazy young Bruce imagine his poor gay uncle is his mobster enemy and attack him.

  3. I agree, Lee Weeks needs to be on a monthly book.

    I may be wrong but I think the Dick/Barbara daughter that Coner mentions is Gotham Girl. I’m assuming the guy in the background is Jason, Is that right??

    Lazarus- Great point about the camera. I never even thought about it while reading.

    Also my Mack Weldon sweatpants arrived the other day, very comfortable and fit great.

  4. One of the most confusing things about this year’s New Talent Showcase is that three of the artists, Minkyu Jung, Siya Oum and Sam Lotfi, are in last year’s edition.

    I dislike ‘jamokes’ – it’s too regional as a running gag, never mind too American!

    • I can maybe clear up some of this — last year’s Showcase was short on artists, so they pulled Sam, Siya and Minkyu from the 2nd workshop and put them on stories. When THIS year’s Showcase rolled around, I don’t believe they had yet selected the *3rd* class, so they had to use the 2nd class again.

      It’s a weird situation, and some of it may have to do with the fact that there were more writers in the inaugural workshop than in my class, as well as the difference in the nature of the two workshops: the writer’s workshop is a 13-week online course, while the artists are brought to Burbank for 7 or 10 days.

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