Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #702 – Harleen #1

Show Notes

Conor Kilpatrick thinks Josh Flanagan is tired. He did yawn. The number of times is in dispute. Also, there’s some disagreement on what comics were good and which weren’t this week. But they manage. Somehow.

Running Time: 01:08:23

Pick of the Week:
00:01:22 – Harleen #1

00:12:30 – The Avengers: Loki Unleashed #1
00:18:25 – The Avengers #24
00:22:37 – Detective Comics #1012
00:25:24 – Black Science #43
00:34:25 – Powers of X #5
00:35:58 – Criminal #8
00:37:29 – The White Trees #2
00:39:00 – Batman/Superman #2

Patron Pick:
00:41:48 – The New Mutants: War Children #1

Patron Thanks:
00:47:55 – Jack Scott
00:48:47 – Alex Herrera
00:49:30 – Luis Recio
00:50:35 – B

Listener Mail:
00:52:24 – Bryan from Chicago, IL wants to know about the state of new IP over at the Distinguished Competition.
00:57:44 – Nick from New Jersey wants to know why we’re all about that Kang.

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  1. What, does Daimian *not* count as new DC intellectual property that has stuck around the last ten years or so? I’ll forgive Conor for forgetting that one.

    I can only be an armchair studio executive, but it always seems that DC has always been a bit stuck in a corporate tar pit that simply seeks to continually use and reuse the same core IP, mostly because of their licensing and merchandising. That said, there’s been a lot of creative stuff in the last ten years or so within that narrow focus, from Morrison’s expansion to the Bat Universe/Batman Incorporated, to Geoff Johns, with the emotional spectrum for Green Lantern and the Seven Siblings of Shazam.

    Marvel always seems to take a “throw as much as possible to the wall and see what sticks approach” to IP, and Johns tried that as well with New 52. There’s still a few new IP concepts lingering from that, although certainly not enough to really make a robust and thriving library. As always, it’s likely down to the fact that really NOTHING from either Marvel nor DC that is truly **original** IP has emerged in the last ten years — do Miles, Ms Marvel, Spider-Gwen as the listener mail offers really count?– as creators tend to keep that sort of stuff out of the work-for-hire hands.

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