Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #686 – DCeased #2

Show Notes

It’s a surprise Pick from unexpected corners of the comic world. It’s also a completely expected complaint about the overall ambient temperature, just to level things out. We do our damnedest to go on just long enough, instead of last week’s shambling tirades. Plus, so much event talk that the show itself is an event.

Running Time: 01:20:01

Pick of the Week:
00:02:10 – DCeased #2

00:11:45 – The War of the Realms #5
00:17:53 – The War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #4
00:22:30 – Old Man Quill #6
00:25:07 – Black Cat #1
00:31:56 – Meet the Skrulls #5
00:35:03 – Batman #72
00:38:48 – Man-Eaters #9
00:42:30 – Justice League #25
00:44:43 – The Walking Dead #192

Patron Pick:
00:50:44 – The Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1

Patron Thanks:
00:57:41 – Ryan Devitt
00:59:31 – Patrick M. Coyle
01:01:41 – Joseph Fernandes
01:02:15 – Ainsley Knox

Listener Mail:
01:04:03 – Andrew is thinking about decompressed comic book storytelling.
01:07:49 – Justin starts us talking about event comics and what that even means.

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  1. Ton Taylor is indeed “The Guy”
    Some of us *cough* have been Loudly proclaiming that fact since Injustice.
    Doesn’t matter if you played that game or even liked it- it was a very satisfying Justice Leage story.
    In fact I would go as far as to say that in many ways it’s the Justice League the New 52 could have been.
    Just go back and read it.

    ‘Guys’ like Tom Taylor and Al Ewing are the kind of writers that get how to Innovate within continuity instead of swinging a Hickman like bat at everything to leave there mark by ‘Forever Changing’ everything then walking away.
    The kind of writing that offers something new and exciting while understanding the job of working with these established characters.

    • Injustice was great by Tom Taylor and was better than the New 52 Justice League run which didn’t become good until the Throne of Atlantis arc. Then it dropped off in quality until after Forever Evil. Injustice dropped off in quality when Tom Taylor signed the Marvel contract and then he delivered again with Injustice 2. I will say that I wasn’t a big fan of Superior Iron Man or X-Men Red, but Tom Taylor doesn’t fail with DC characters.

  2. If you want to see the classic Oliver and Dinah dynamic, then Injustice Year One by Tom Taylor is a must read. Injustice was better than Justice League when Tom Taylor was writing it. The team up that you never thought would work so well was Oliver, Dinah, and Harley where Injustice: Year One t would be great for a Booksplode. Tom Taylor’s final issue of his Injustice run is what I wanted the future of DC to be with Lara as Superman’s daughter. The only writer who has written Harley Quinn in the last 10 years where I believe it’s the character from the animated series is Tom Taylor and in Injustice 2, he had the Booster Gold and Blue Beetle dynamic down too. It’s why Tom King’s version of Booster Gold didn’t sit well with me especially after reading Injustice 2. I do think that Tom Taylor should replace Tom King on Batman next year instead of someone like Bendis since he just understands the DC characters so well.

  3. As a reader of Walking Dead straight through I’d just like to point out that the death wasn’t shocking at all. It’s been pretty evident we were going in this direction for quite some time. Also it’s a good thing in my opinion since it opens up a different storytelling space. It didn’t feel like a stunt I guess is what I’m trying to say.

    I know Walking Dead is over the hill as far a popularity goes, but as far as reading goes (I stopped watching the show a long time ago) I’m not going anywhere. It’s probably been the most consistent comic book reading experience I’ve had in recent history, which is a nice change of pace from the revolving creative door that is Marvel and DC. Maybe not the best book I’m reading (that’s probably Low), but certainly the most consistent. It’s nice to have that anchor.

  4. JFernandes (@jdfernandes) says:

    Soooooo, I was listening to this AS I was wiping down a table. So now the question to you, Josh: will you use your power for good or evil?

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