Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #620 – Rock Candy Mountain #8

Show Notes

Ryan Haupt is back with Conor and Josh to make three again. There’s much joy for great art, and even two brief mentions of manatees. It’s a strong bunch of comics and plenty to be happy about. Right up until the patrons assigned us 80 pages of reading.

Gradings!

Running Time: 01:07:59

Pick of the Week:
00:01:58 – Rock Candy Mountain #8

Comics:
00:09:59 – Batman #40
00:17:20 – Daredevil #598
00:21:03 – Vs #1
00:24:29 – X-Men: Red #1
00:31:55 – Justice League #38
00:33:49 – Runaways #6
00:34:53 – Dastardly and Muttley #6
00:36:45 – The Walking Dead #176
00:38:35 – Spider-Man #237

Patron Pick:
00:40:59 – Young Monsters in Love #1

Patron Thanks:
00:48:20 – Eldridge Davis
00:49:38 – Jeff Wiggins
00:51:21 – Jose Ulloa
00:52:55 – Rory Armstrong

Audience Questions:
00:56:59 – Mark wants to know why digital comics cost the same as printed comics per issue.

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Comments

  1. PERFECT timing to accompany me on a car unburying mission here in Chicago. Thanks in advance!!

  2. Wait, no Swamp Thing Winter Special?! I was sure you guys were going to cover it so I didn’t vote for it. Damnit, just when I thought I knew you guys!

    Though I voted for Vs so it wasn’t exactly my week.

    • Totally agree. I thought they were too. I feel like I don’t know them anymore. Lol

    • I read it. It was fine.

    • Just listened to your longer review on the Hangout, Conor, and wow, it’s like we read a different book. First, “romance”?! Um… that was really anything but. It’s pretty much existential horror. It was a super simple story but it has literally stayed with me for days. Really haunting stuff.

      Also, Fabok is a weird one for me. I’m not a huge fan of the style he works in (I’ve only really liked Finch’s stuff on Batman) but I still really enjoy his work. Lovely colours in that story too,

    • Like I said, I barely remember the story itself.

      We are consistent, if nothing else, of not really being into horror stories.

    • Haha, that’s certainly true!

  3. I never cared for Jean Grey as a whole. And I picked up Phoenix Ressurrection out of morbid curiosity and a recommendation from someone at my LCS. And I found it to be surprisingly good. I actually think it’s better than it should have been. But it is a direct lead in to X Men Red. Which I wasn’t going to get until Phoenix resurrection convinced me otherwise. Definitely curious to see where it goes from here.

  4. I have enjoyed Asrar’s work before which is why I was kind of shocked at this-
    https://imgur.com/a/2SGmf
    Art is subjective- this is not. It’s bad. It’s like some Aspen comics artist got called up for his big shot under Asrar’s name.
    It’s not the only example in this book and no perspective on ‘cartooning’ explains it.
    Marvels art problem is expanding into establish artists.
    Maybe the inker shares some blame here- but look at it and tell me honestly that’s is good in really anyway.

    Also- I too have tried Harry’s from the iFanboy link and it is definitely my go to shave now.

  5. For those interested, it looks like the complete Rock Candy Mountain is being released in two trades and both are in this month’s Previews. I think vol 1 came out a while ago but they relisted it now that 2 has been solicited. If you buy them from Discount Comic Book Service, they’ll run you $15 for both. That’s the route I took.

  6. Honey Badger (X Men Red) is a Clone of Wolverine much like Laura Kinney, X23 or All New Wolverine. Laura returns to her place of origin and fines two more clones. One is dead with in 1 comic, the other is a 10-12 year old Honey Badger. Originally Laura refused to let her “have adventures” but soon she proves herself (don’t they all) Gosh people read comics

  7. For Mark, there are a lot of options for you in digital if you’re worried about cost:

    1) Amazon on a semi-regular basis discounts Marvel trades through Kindle, and these purchases are compatible with your Comixology account. Seriously, you can buy a trade of 5+ issues for less than the cost of one issue. So, doesn’t help with your singles but you can catch up for waaaaaay cheap (I do this with Thor, Dr. Strange and Black Panther, will probably start doing this with X-Men Blue and Gold).

    2) Comixology Unlimited is now offering 10%-15% discounts on purchases of Marvel, Image, IDW, Boom, Dynamite and others (sorry, no DC yet). So, $6 a month gets you access to their already extensive library PLUS discounts on new issues.

    • One more option is your local library. The Cleveland public library system pairs with a service called Hoopla that provides access to digital media, including comics. You can check out five items a month, and they have a library that includes all the DC Rebirth stuff, lots of Image and Dark Horse, and they recently added some Marvel stuff. It is all in trade format, so you won’t be current, but I’m finding that less important as I get older.

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