Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #677 – Red Sonja #3

Show Notes

It’s a weird, light week of comics and Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick struggle to find enough comics to talk about. But soldier through they do, proving once again that they can and will flap their gums on just about any subject for about an hour.

Running Time: 01:00:59

Pick of the Week:
00:01:46 – Red Sonja #3

00:09:00 – The War of the Realms #1
00:14:25 – The Immortal Hulk #16
00:18:26 – The Green Lantern #6
00:26:02 – The Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU
00:28:24 – Section Zero #1
00:32:15 – Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2

Patron Pick:
00:33:43 – Major X #1

Patron Thanks:
00:43:10 – Patrick Kunkel
00:44:13 – Joel Everett Wheeler
00:45:00 – Jason Smith
00:46:55 – Stanley Martin

Audience Questions:
00:47:55 – Adam T. likes some legacy/replacement characters but not others.
00:52:48 – Kenneth J. from the Great White North can’t decide which of two classic comics he should purchase.
00:54:15 – Mark B. wants the “Graphic Novel” vs. “Trade Paperback” debate settled once and for all.

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  1. Regarding the dated looks in Section Zero #1, if I remember correctly this issue was originally published in ’99 or ’00 from the short-lived Gorilla Comics so that explains the 90’s style.

    I believe they are planning to reprint the 3 issues from Gorilla, and then finishing the story in issues #4-6 that they never got a chance to do.

  2. ‘Graphic novel… it’s like fancy dress for comics,’. Brilliant, Josh!

  3. Yup, Section Zero is indeed a literal leftover from the ’90s.

    I was pretty surprised to hear Josh disparage the paper quality in Detective 1000 (I actually only listened to last week’s pod just before this one so this may be a comment for last week – which would make more sense) because that’s the new stock used by DC on all their comics and I think it’s a gigantic improvement over the flimsy, glossy stuff they were using before. This is much sturdier, doesn’t suffer from glare problems and captures the colours quite nicely. Unless I’m misremembering and they used the old stock for Detective?

    Finally, one super nitpicky, grammar-nazi point: the singular of pants is pants, not pant.

    I’ll see myself out.

  4. Avatar photo JFernandes (@jdfernandes) says:

    Re: Graphic novel vs. collected editions

    How I explain it when asked is by comparing it to DVD releases: a graphic novel would be equivalent to a movie, whereas a collected edition would be equivalent to a season of a television series or a mini-series.

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