Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #695 – Superman: Up in the Sky #2

Show Notes

Indoor kids, mass extinction, and an honest to god John Muir joke. Conor Kilpatrick is away one week longer, so Ryan Haupt joins Josh Flanagan to talk about the best books of the week.

Running Time: 01:16:14

Pick of the Week:
00:01:54 – Superman: Up in the Sky #2

00:12:08 – DCeased #4
00:18:18 – House of X #2
00:23:47 – Agents of Atlas #1
00:34:06 – Old Man Quill #8
00:37:08 – Daredevil #9
00:42:36 – Sensational Spider-Man: Self Improvement #1
00:47:08 – Sea of Stars #2

Patron Pick:
00:48:30 – Absolute Carnage #1

Patron Thanks:
00:55:42 – Russell Skogstad
00:57:45 – Kendall Wilson
00:59:35 – Alan David Muir
01:01:59 – Dave Cambrian

Audience Questions:
01:05:05 – Patrick would like our ideas on realizing The Great Machine on film.

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  1. Yeah, the 3D Man in Agents of Atlas is indeed Triathlon. Busiek always meant to be connected as a kind of indirect legacy character, but I think when the character didn’t click so much, they pivoted into him taking over the mantle entirely. I think he can be credited with getting the ball rolling to enable the Agents of Atlas comic to go ahead in the first place, as all that was happening in some kind of zeitgeist in those years.

    I agree a lot on your opinion of Absolute Carnage. Speaking of zeitgeists, I guess we’re still in the 90s revival with all the 90s kids having grown-up enough to be nostalgic. I never saw so much TMNT stuff in the news recently, for example.

  2. I believe the scene with Moira that Ryan was recalling was from last week’s Power of X #1.

  3. I appreciated the John Muir joke.

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