Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #638 – Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1

Show Notes

Conor Kilpatrick’s still sick and doped to the gills on cold medicine, while Josh Flanagan is just plain exhausted… it’s another week of talking comics at iFanboy.

Running Time: 01:02:56

Pick of the Week:
00:02:16 – Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1

00:10:19 – Thor #1
00:15:07 – The Man of Steel #3
00:19:53 – The Weatherman #1
00:23:04 – Titans Special #1
00:28:21 – The Wild Storm: Michael Cray #8
00:30:29 – The Magic Order #1
00:33:39 – Mister Miracle #9
00:36:25 – Stellar #1

Star Wars Corner:
00:38:37 – Star Wars: Thrawn #5

Patron Pick:
00:40:23 – Hawkman #1

Patron Thanks:
00:46:29 – Dan Carson
00:47:35 – David Baroldy
00:48:23 – Carl Perry
00:49:29 – Cody Campbell

Audience Question:
00:53:43 – Greg M. asks about missed creator opportunities.

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  1. Great show as always with some interesting discussions.

    First, as far as the destruction of Krypton in Bendis’ Superman, I also hated the idea of having a villain actually destroying the planet but that was until I read Bendis’ thematic reasons for doing this. He noted that Superman was, at its conception, a take on the Moses story and/ or about the Jewish immigrant but the one thing that never fit was that the destruction of Krypton was a natural calamity, whereas both the pogroms in Eastern Europe and Pharoah’s edict to kill the male Israelite children were calamities done by man against man. Bendis did mention when he first took over that he wanted to look a bit closer at Superman’s Jewish origins and I assume this is a big part of it. It might go nowhere but it might also be an interesting and quite different lens to view Superman as a survivor of a holocaust, and what that means for who he is.

    As for Hawkman, I’m surprised they don’t go for a take more similar to Timothy Truman and John Ostrander’s Hawkworld series, which, as I recall, was a really interesting take on the character that was a mix of political scifi and police procedural. It might actually be a good fit for DC’s upcoming Black Label imprint. Otherwise, yeah, the “Who is Donna Try”-ification of Hawkman does the character no favours – nor Donna Troy for that matter!

    Finally, about the whole trend of “one man destroys the world” happening at Image right now, social media might play a part but it’s probably just the case of tapping in to the collective unconscious right now, which, as Conor correctly pointed out, probably has a lot to do with politics and the actions of a certain political figure – especially considering how liberal most comic book creators are.

  2. The Thrawn comic is an adaptation of the novel by Timothy Zahn which is why it’s written that way. I think it’s been good, but the Vader comic is the best Star Wars comic to me right now.

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