Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #736 – Strange Adventures #2

Show Notes

Ryan Haupt joins Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick to talk about this week’s comics and the science of Superman. Correct!

Running Time: 01:13:32

Pick of the Week:
00:01:49 – Strange Adventures #2

00:11:13 – DCeased: Hope At World’s End #3
00:18:47 – Valkyrie: Jane Foster #10
00:24:03 – MAD Magazine #14
00:31:55 – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
00:34:15 – A Man Among Ye #1
00:37:41 – Young Justice #15

Patron Pick:
00:40:49 – Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Patron Thanks:
00:55:06 – JM
00:56:52 – Todd Weber
00:58:45 – Pete Foltz

Audience Questions:
01:00:00 – Rashaad B. has a science question about Superman.

The Unified Theory of Superman’s Powers can be found here.

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  1. I personally love Snyders Batman (and Justice league), I really enjoyed Dark Knights Metal and am looking forward to reading Death Metal, once distribution gets to Europe. I think there are a lot of comic readers that “this is for”, its probably going to be one of DCs top books this month.

    • Not trying to be snarky either, I;m just saying that Snyder has a big enough fan base that this book could be just for Snyder fans and it would sell well. I still pretty much buy everything he writes because I got into monthly comics with the N52 and Snyders Batman was my favorite for years.

    • There is no doubt that Death Metal will sell well which is needed in the industry to help prop up stores. It’s awesome that you love it where you get something out of it, but I don’t know anyone who likes it just like the guys here. His Justice League run is a very difficult read with throwing so much at readers and stringing them along with the bad pacing. Snyder isn’t the same quality of writer like he used to be.

  2. iFanbird :). Bless you Ryan. It is an extremely silly joke right at the top of the episode but it made me smile so hard.

  3. I’m in complete agreement with Josh and Ryan on Death Metal where I will call it bad storytelling. I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to say that Snyder’s Justice League run is terrible and frankly impenetrable for a lot of readers. I have not seen a run in a long time lead on readers so badly for so long with constantly having the team lose only to keep setting up more events. It is a waste of the consumers’ time and I feel bad for the ones who bought every issue. It’s not enjoyable.

    The red lettering on black is awful and The Batman Who Laughs has sold well with constantly making him a thing where he is incredibly over exposed. He is Bruce Wayne where Joker’s death resulted in Joker gas turning Bruce into the Joker and then he killed the Bat family. If I would want to read a version of that type of character, I would rather just read Nemesis even though things are taken too far in that comic. Scott Snyder isn’t as good as he used to be as a writer and tries so hard to be Grant Morrison when he isn’t Grant Morrison. Introducing breaking the Source Wall and all of the different forces along with walls of texts is not good at all.

    That final issue of Last Knight on Earth was really bad as far as the villain reveal with that Batman and I don’t believe Snyder when he says he could just tell a Scarecrow story in his sleep where he doesn’t want to at this point. All Star Batman by him with those first 6 issues were really good with great Romita Jr. art and I liked the one shot format of the second arc. However. I just don’t enjoy his DC work anymore. I feel like he doesn’t know how to tell a basic super hero story now where it’s very try hard in conjunction with the art. The writers clearly aren’t talking to each other and don’t care where the end of Doomsday Clock by Johns as a Superman tribute with that set up is better than what Snyder and Bendis are doing.

  4. I think I’m with Conor on Death Metal. I am constantly lost and I don’t really enjoy it, however I like to give Snyder and Capullo a shot when they team up on a book. They have an incredible amount of goodwill with me having done the Batman New 52 run which got me back into comics again after decades of being completely off. It’s cool if people are really digging it, but it just isn’t for me. And that’s fine.

  5. I grew up like Josh, pretty much alone in my comic fandom. This show and the community around it makes me feel less that way and I love that. So, really quickly, just wanted to say THANKS YALL.

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