Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #788 – X-Men #1

Show Notes

Sure it’s fun now but what’s it gonna be like when the Jamokes are 75 years old and still doing a podcast about comics?

Running Time: 01:01:05

Pick of the Week:
00:01:44 – X-Men #1

00:10:51 – Karmen #5
00:14:28 – The Nice House on the Lake, Book Two
00:21:15 – The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2
00:29:26 – Justice League Infinity #1
00:30:45 – The Avengers #46
00:32:30 – Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 2 #3
00:36:40 – Serial #5

Patron Pick:
00:38:41 – Skybound X #1

Patron Thanks:
00:45:30 – Matt Huber
00:47:02 – Case Aiken
00:47:55 – Bailey Simone
00:49:22 – Barry Currey II

Audience Question:
00:50:21 – Ethan J. is a big DC fan who was out of comics in the mid-2000s and is looking for recommendations.

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  1. Thanks for another fun show, with the highlight being the discussion of The Nice House By the Lake. I’m definitely not sorry, now, that I passed after the first instalment… it was an OK read but didn’t grab me, and I think you’ve explained why. One big reason was that I just found the cast members unbearable. Smug.

    X-Men #1 was more my cup of tea, though I could have done with having more questions answered. Why were these mutants voted to be the X-Men, are they the most admired, or the most annoying and the Krakoans want rid of them? Why on Earth would they move into the centre of the city, immediately putting millions in danger? Why are there people in plastic bags outsidd the Treehouse?

    Josh is dead on about the giant robot, that’s a metal Minion. Anyway, this was a lot of fun overall, even if Cyke still seems shifty to me. I wouldn’t be surprised were the X-Men lulling the world into a false sense of security before they eat them.

    I get annoyed by the page-long infodumps – I’m glad I missed the Lake House equivalents – and find the logo boring as heck, but I’ll give this comic another look.

  2. Just to let you guys know Manifest Destiny is not at all like the story that was in skybound X, the story was a parody of a popular side character that died. The real book is not comical, but actually a well done monster story set in an otherwise realistic lewis and clark journey.

  3. Mr. Softee looks like delicious icecream
    but tastes like they forgot to put the flavor in it.
    It’s dey no DairyQueen on Main street in Topsham.

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