Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #634 – The Avengers #2

Show Notes

It was a week of comics, neither great, nor terrible. Perhaps not full of standouts, but, as it turns out, there’s plenty to talk about. Inkers get their due. We tease the heck out of our upcoming Booksplode, we play, “Is this Garth Ennis?*”, and we call something stupid.

*It is.

Running Time: 01:16:31

Pick of the Week:
00:02:27 – The Avengers #2

00:15:13 – A Walk Through Hell #1
00:21:22 – Captain America #702
00:26:26 – Superman Special #1
00:31:23 – The Mighty Thor Standing at the Gates of Valhalla #1
00:38:15 – Aquaman #36
00:39:32 – Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1
00:40:58 – Quicksilver: No Surrender #1
00:42:47 – Flavor #1
00:44:33 – The Wild Storm #13

Patron Pick:
00:45:09 – X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

Patron Thanks:
00:51:35 – Allen Shipley
00:52:54 – Steven Peiper
00:53:24 – Ben Clifford
00:54:00 – Pete Oghena

Audience Questions:
00:58:45 – Zack asks if the style in the DC Who’s Who or the Handbook of the Marvel Universe is better.
01:04:03 – Travis makes a faulty assumption about reviewer bias.

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  1. A question about the Star Wars comics

    I’ve been reading the first trades in the marvel Star Wars series by Jason Arron and enjoying it.

    Would I have problems with spoilers and continuity if I was to jump onto collecting the book monthly when the next story starts.

    Plus is any of the dark horse stuff good, specifically the old republic stuff.

    Great podcast as usual

  2. Nice inner discussion to start the show guys. They are highly underappreciated. The penciller sets the stage, but what we see in the panel.is what the INKER laid down. They can make or break a book (As evidenced by multiple inkers on some books).

    Aquaman has been amazing (art and story) so thanks for hitting on that book. I’d like Abnett get a crack at Batman and do.somerhing similar over there (big, flushed out, layered, soap opera style stirytelling) because I never feel shorted after reading his Aquaman like I do with some other books.

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