Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #440 – The Royals: Masters of War #5

Show Notes

What we talk about when we talk about Ghostbusters. And Batman ’89. And maybe even some comics.

Running Time: 01:06:34

Pick of the Week:
00:01:55 – The Royals: Masters of War #5

00:11:47 – Shutter #3
00:16:09 – Infinity Man and the Forever People #1
00:22:30 – She-Hulk #5
00:26:40 – All-New Invaders #6
00:34:48 – The Walking Dead #128
00:36:17 – Angry Birds #1
00:39:10 – Figment #1
00:42:15 – All-New X-Men #28

Show Biz:
00:46:00 – Vincent D’Onofrio is the Kingpin! And then the rest is just Ghostbusters and Batman ’89. Seriously.

“Cleanin’ Up the Town”
The Bus Boys


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  1. Paul,
    Ghostbusters is genius.

    Dogs and Cats, Living Together, Mass Hysteria!!

    Someone saw a cockroach up on 12. That must be some cockroach. Bite your head off, man.

    Personally, I think its a sign from God. But don’t quote me on it.
    Yeah, I think that’s a smart move, Mike.

    One of the great comedies of all time.

    • Egon, tell him about the Twinkie.

      This building should be condemned.

      Hey, if we’re wrong, we’ll go back to jail! Happily! But if we’re right, and we can stop this, then you, Mr. Mayor, you…will have saved the lives…of millions…of registered voters!

      Why this is not up with “Godfather” and “Caddyshack” as must-know films to make it in the world is beyond me.

    • You’re right, no human being would stack books like this.

      Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head. Remember that?

      Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown… THROW IT!

  2. Dragonheart, Josh. The movie with the scottish dragon was called Dragonheart. His name was Draco and was voiced by Sean Connery. I’m not ashamed that I didn’t have to look any of this up.

  3. My pick would be Armor Hunters#1. SPOILERS!

    They fucking blew up Mexico City! NICE!

    What will it take for the ifanboy crew to talk about a Valiant book in the podcast. Valiant is my favorite publisher right now.

  4. I agree with Paul. Ghostbusters is overrated.

  5. Is the download link missing or is my phone being stupid? Or am I being stupid?

  6. I also agree with Paul regarding Ghostbusters. I saw it when it originally came out and I simply thought it was, at best, OK. I did not think it was great even in 1984. I don’t think it has held up all that well. I am a big Bill Murray fan but the movie as a whole is not a comic masterpiece.

    • Yeah, I’m not a big Ghostbusters fan too, saw it when it came out and never since. I much prefer Spencer, Tracy and Kong. That discussion on this week’s show was up there with the Band of Brothers business … blimey!

      As regard why so many British artists are so adept at drawing Second World War planes and tanks and the like, I think it’s cos they’re raised on Commando books, which have been coming out twice monthly or something since Jesus was a boy. Nearly 5000 issues so far and still we’ve not won the war …


      Thanks for another great show, lads.

  7. The thing about wanting to give Dan Aykroyd more jokes is understandable, but when you see the films that Aykroyd wrote where he is the jokester, it just doesn’t work. (Nothing but Trouble, Dr. Detroit, Caddyshack II [though that he didn’t write). He tends to work better in either the more straight man role (Blues Brothers). Or when he’s oddly old fashioned leaning on naive sentiment (Ghostbusters, Spies Like Us) he’s great. For whatever reason Aykroyd as comic relief joke guy only seemed to work on SNL. In film he works best as straight man, naive guy or authority figure (Tommy Boy, My Girl, Sgt. Bilko)…

    I’ve clearly thought to much about Dan Aykroyd’s career…

  8. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Oh, Paul.

  9. Forgot to say, that Ron Wimberley artwork with shovel-fisted stretching heroines has me thinking he’s after a gig with the new Ms Marvel.

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