Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #700 – Event Leviathan #4

Show Notes

iFanboy celebrates its 700th episode with a triple-sized all listener e-mail spectacular! Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick, and special guest Ryan Haupt asked you, the iFanbase, to send them e-mails… and you delivered!

Running Time: 03:19:31

Pick of the Week:
00:03:57 – Event Leviathan #4

00:12:34 – Conor talks briefly about Pick of the Week runner-ups: The Amazing Spider-Man #29, Black Cat #4, Batman: Universe #3, and The Riddler: Year of the Villain Special.

Patron Pick:
00:13:56 – Moon Knight Annual #1

Audience Questions:
00:25:37 – The tradition continues as we field questions from the loyal iFanbase for over 3 hours! Listen as this iFanboy trio slowly fall apart, talking comics and ephemera to the very bitter end.

  • Ken J. from The Great White North asks about Jim Aparo vs. Neal Adams, the best universe for Miles Morales, the relative worth of Man-Bat as a villain, Jefferson Pierce as Batman, and if Ron can come back to talk about the X-Men.
  • Jeremy G. from Vancouver, Canada asks about Sara from TKO Studios and about TKO’s business model.
  • Nick P. from Newport Beach, California (but living in Luxembourg) wants to know where the comics industry will be in five years.
  • Bryan R. from San Francisco, California wants to know if there are books that we are not reading that they think they would enjoy.
  • Eric F. wants to hear what everyone thought of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
  • Jay K. from South Carolina asks about the difficulty of making friends with comic creators and then reviewing their work.
  • Wes A. from Fridley, Minnesota asks about Marvel 10 years post the Disney acquisition and the top indie book since the end of The Walking Dead.
  • Lukas B. from Neulengbach, Austria wants to know if Ron will ever write a book for Marvel and if the Big 2 will embrace gender fluidity.
  • Mark N. was raised on Marvel Comics and is trying to get into DC Comics but is having trouble.
  • Owen M. wants to know if we are excited for the return to the Big 2 of the creators who left years ago to make Image books.
  • Andrew M. from California wants to know why comics are so frequently late.
  • Adam from Orlando, Florida wants to know what Josh’s worst case scenario is for an interview with Alan Moore.
  • Ryan A. from the UK wants to know which comics we would recommend if their fellow podcasters suddenly had amnesia.
  • Coree B. wants to know the comics that got us into reading on a regular basis.
  • Jon M. inspires Conor to create a new spreadsheet.
  • Ken O. from Madison Heights, Michigan wants to know which artists we would choose to draw adaptations of Neal Stephenson’s novels.
  • Ryan S. asks about series we read only in trades, non-fiction books, and favorite vegetables to cook on the grill.
  • Michael D. from Newcastle, England, UK wants the Big 2 characters to age in real time like the characters in 2000AD.
  • T. Scott B., MD wants to know what segment will replace the Patron Powers segment when we finish and if there is a master list of all the powers.
  • Chris L. from the iFanboy Data Analytics Department presents a report on the past 12 months of Patron Powers.
  • Brian C. from Cleveland, Ohio wants to know about Conor’s shaving routine.
  • Troy from Woodridge, Illinios wants to know how Ryan feels when he guest stars on the show.
  • Adrian Z. wants to know what it would take to get Conor to read Star Wars comics.
  • Andrew D. from Bemidji, Minnesota feels guilty when he goes to see the comic book movies that are reshaping the film industry that he loves.
  • Jason M. from Oakville, Ontario, Canada asks if we could own the original art to any comic book cover, which would we want?
  • BionicDave from Los Angeles, California worries that he is listening to the podcast in the wrong way.
  • Roy S. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania wants to know what we would call iFanboy if we could go back and change it.
  • Ryan K. wants to know why none of Josh’s comics were ever published.
  • Brian C. from Cincinnati, Ohio asks about favorite superhero headquarters that aren’t currently being used.
  • Kendall from Round Rock, Texas wants to know more about Conor’s near brushes with celebrity vehicular manslaughter.
  • Jason R. from Colorado Springs, Colorado wants to know our favorite series and favorite mini-series from the past decade.
  • Jalina R. from Colorado Springs, Colorado wants to know our favorite writer and favorite artist from the past decade.
  • Greag B from Oakland, California wonders what we think of Titans on DC Universe.
  • Rob G. really wants Ron to come back to the show and wants to know what he can do to make it happen.
  • Andrew B. has an answer for Josh’s “Which Kubert’s artwork do I like better?” question.
  • Wayne M. from Melbourne, Australia wants to know why it’s only the non-American superheroes that are named after national stereotypes.
  • Dennis M. from Hudson, Massachusetts wants to know everyone’s favorite Patron Power that they’ve bestowed.
  • Brian I. from New York wants to know how comic book artists, who disappear from doing interiors or from comic book work altogether, make a living.
  • John W. from the UK doesn’t really read comics anymore but still listens to the show every week.
  • Thom C. from Madison, Wisconsin wants to know about comic book reading experiences tied to specific times and places.
  • Zach from Texas asks Josh about his favorite guitar pedals.
  • Ian M. from Montreal, Quebec, Canada wants to know if, after 700 episodes, we have thought about changing the format of the show.
  • James R. wants to know what the best podcast recording weather is.
  • Jordan “The Commandant” S. from Canada asks how Goodfellas Minute affected the Pick of the Week and wants to know our current favorite podcasts that we listen to.
  • Caleb from Minnesota asks us to list our top 5 current comic books.

Patron Thanks:
01:40:07 – Peter Stonecipher
01:41:32 – Ben Gosney
01:42:21 – Brandon Jared
01:43:26 – Mik Guevarra

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  1. Didn’t get a chance to submit a question but I always love the anniversary shows. Congrats on 700!

  2. Great show as always! It was interesting that while listening to my number one podcast (not pandering, just the truth) I heard numbers three (The Adventure Zone), four (The Smartest Man in the World), and five (Revisionist History) mentioned. I got back into listening to podcasts about 4 years ago, and iFanboy was the one that got me back. I now listen to 20 or so but this one is always the first one I listen to. Thank you for 700 great episodes!

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