Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #764 – Crimson Flower #1

Show Notes

Comics! Where have you been?! It’s so good to see you again, bringing the good stuff with you. May you enjoy the reprieve from monotony that we have enjoy with this past week’s stack. We’d also like to welcome the G.O.S.H. system to the program.

Running Time: 01:09:11

Pick of the Week:
00:02:23 – Crimson Flower #1

Comics:
00:13:40 – DCeased: Dead Planet #7
00:21:20 – Maestro: War and Pax #1
00:27:12 – Rorschach #4
00:36:23 – Legion of Super-Heroes #12
00:38:45 – Batman/Catwoman #2
00:41:05  – Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1
00:45:45 – Barbalien: Red Planet #3

Patron Pick:
00:47:33 – Rain Like Hammers #1

Patron Thanks:
00:53:01 – Farren
00:54:22 – Jordan Thill

Audience Questions:
00:55:56 – Karl wonders about the Mafia/Maggia connection.
00:58:50 – Rob asks us to answer me, these questions 3. Which are all unrelated, but short, and include Cosmic Odyssey, Doom and Richards, and The Wild Storm.

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  1. I absolutely love the G.O.S.H. system and that is brilliant on Josh’s part. I would include Marvels X from recent history as part of it honestly. I wasn’t sure about Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1, but will definitely read it now. I honestly hate the structure of Batman/Catwoman and it’s over 3 time periods with the past, present, and future. I wish it was just the present and future.

    The future is incredibly obvious, but the past and present are difficult to separate at times requiring me to flip back with pages to figure out the correct time period. It’s an example of doing visual cues incredibly poorly. Catwoman’s costume in the past should be purple and Batman’s costume should be more different as well. In the past, Catwoman’s costume is black and it’s gray in the present where they’re not distinct enough. Clay Mann is a great artist, but it’s hard to follow where the narrative as it switches doesn’t flow properly along with the art except with the future sections.

  2. Surprised the guys didn’t know who the Pantheon was considering the large part they played in Peter David’s 90’s Hulk run. It’s awesome having him back, Maestro has been great!

    • Josh wasn’t reading comics when those books were coming out and I didn’t really read the run — I probably only read a handful of issues. I’d love to read the whole run someday.

  3. re: Rorschach #4

    The elevator scene in this issue is in reference to the Captain Carnage conversation between Dan & Laurie (Nite Owl & Silk Spectre 2) during their dinner on the last page of Watchmen #1.

    (Captain Carnage used to pretend to be a super villain to be beaten up)

    “Whatever happened to him?

    He pulled it on Rorschach and Rorschach dropped him down an elevator shaft.”

    PHAAA HA HA HA

    It’s unclear in its storytelling, but most likely in Rorschach #4 that this scene was meant as flashback re-contextualization of the original Watchmen story, rather than an exploit of the new Strong-guy Rorschach (one assumes due to the presence of a costumed villain, probably placing it pre-Keene act in 1977) My guess it’s to add modern day unknowable-truth-paranoia to the original, tying both versions together.

    Are there bombs? Is their a plot? What is truth in a world of lies and insincere motivations?
    only Tom King can save us with all his answers.
    Wait…are we in a cult too?

  4. Love Helmet

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