Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #450 – The Fade Out #1

Show Notes

iFanboy celebrates its 450th episode with an extra-sized all listener e-mail spectacular! Josh Flanagan, Paul Montgomery, and Conor Kilpatrick asked you, the iFanbase, to send them e-mails on any topic you wanted… and you delivered!

Running Time: 02:35:14

Pick of the Week:
00:01:46 – The Fade Out #1

Comics:The Fade Out_1
00:13:48 – Some other comics came out this week.

00:15:45 – Marco from Canada asks about how the iFanboys like to enjoy their favorite podcasts.
00:22:12 – Denver Dave from Denver, CO wants to know who the best panel-to-panel storyteller is in comics right now.
00:25:26 – Stuart from Sydney, Australia wants to start reading Archie Comics and has a problem with non-US superheroes.
00:30:34 – Paul from Australia asks about possible DC Comics movies.
00:31:27 – Skrull_Dave wants to know what the best comics are right now at the mid-year.
00:34:36 – Coree wants to know who has the best supporting cast in comics.
00:36:17 – Brad from Slidell, LA just bought a house in a dubious location.
00:37:22 – Andrew has some theories about the infinity stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
00:40:53 – Dave from Chicago, IL asks about 100 Bullets, Kabuki, and continuously new versions of trades.
00:44:19 – Mike from Antioch or Brentwood, CA wants to know which family of books needs fewer titles and whether or not DC has a “First Family” like Marvel.
00:50:18 – Sam from South London, England asks if the iFanboy have any Pick of the Week memories, how soon is too soon to show his daughter Star Wars, and recent fancy hardcover purchases.
01:02:36 – Scott from Orlando, FL asks about preferred formats.
01:05:01 – Scott from Denver, CO thinks that Paul has a familiar laugh.
01:06:01 – Bryan wants to know what straight men look for in comic book chracters.
01:10:10 – Matt asks about the term “Space Opera”.
01:12:35 – Amancay is confused about Asgardian immortality.
01:14:46 – Working Man from Arizona has a crush on a woman at work.
01:18:34 – Steve from Maryland has some ideas for the next film for Paul to watch.
01:20:36 – Monty asks about black character names.
01:20:46 – Aaron from Nebraska or Texas and BionicDave from Los Angeles, CA ask about the name “iFanboy”.
01:26:01 – Tony has a maintenance question about his first generation iPad.
01:27:30 – Ryan from Orando, FL has been out of comics for the past five years and wants to know what he missed.
01:29:17 – Drew asks about the spelling of Conor’s name and wants to know what it is the iFanboys do for work.
01:35:23 – Joel from Prosser, WA has some music requests and wants to know which canceled books hurt the most.
01:39:40 – Tom wants to know which 200+ run of one title the iFanboys would read if they could.
01:41:38 – Brian is coming to visit Los Angeles with his wife and wants some suggestions of what to see and do.
01:47:07 – Chris from Pennsylvania has 20 long boxes of comics and wants to know what to do with them, asks why so many adults hate DC’s kid-friendly animation, and inquires about Batman ’66 Blu-ray anticipation.
01:50:57 – Steve from Maryland asks about dancing Groot as homage to Ally McBeal and if there will ever be retro-movie reviews on iFanboy.
01:52:09 – Jeff from Atlanta, GA wants to know the iFanboys favorite bands and repeat listener questions.
01:57:35 – Saad from Huntington Station, NY wants to know about hidden superhero gems that could make great TV shows and movies, and wants to know the origin of “Bad Roommate Black Panther”.
02:00:48 – Brendan from Chicago, IL asks about cover credit for multiples artists on collections.
02:03:33 – Rob has a Making Comics question for Josh.
02:08:51 – Matt from Louisville, KY is a big Transformers fan and wants to know why the books aren’t talked about on the show.
02:09:58 – Alisdair from Scotland asks what the best comic from a creator the iFanboys don’t like and the worst thing from their favorite creators.
02:11:19 – Eric asks about advertisements in digital comics.
02:12:53 – Matthew from North Carolina asks if the iFanboys could go back in time and do something different with iFanboy.com what would they do.
02:13:29 – Stew from Pomona, CA wants to know about iFanboy’s “Graphicly Era”.
02:16:55 – Fabricio from Guayaquil, Ecuador asks about Pacific Rim 2, favorite Dick Grayson/Nightwing story, and the best episode of The Simpsons.
02:19:40 – Teemu from Helsinki, Finland asks about foreign podcast listenership and wants to know about a missing Booksplode episode.
02:21:16 – Wes from Newport, MN asks what the iFanboys’ Top 5 Comics are right now.
02:28:25 – Benjamin from Port Angeles, WA asks if the iFanboys can go back and revisit their comic book movie reviews.

“Back and To The Left”
Texas is the Reason

“Rich Girl”
Hall & Oates

The uncut video from the livestream:


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  1. This was so much fun, getting to watch the guys do their thang! (Podcasting.)

    I loved all sixteen hours of it that you somehow condensed into 2.5 hours here.

    The answers to the questions were fantastic, as were the random stats. I am still flabbergasted that 23% of iFanboy’s listeners are from foreign countries. Maybe we should be pronouncing the word as “rébar.”

    Viva Conor, Paul and Josh!

    • Thanks, Dave! It was fun.

      More demographic stats:

      77.15% – United States
      7.56% – United Kingdom
      5.86% – Canada
      9.43% – All other countries

      1. United States
      2. United Kingdom
      3. Canada
      4. Australia
      5. Germany
      6. Ireland
      7. Sweden
      8. Mexico
      9. China
      10. Philippines

      1. California
      2. Virginia
      3. New York
      4. Texas
      5. Illinois
      6. Ontario
      7. Florida
      8. Pennsylvania
      9. Ohio
      10. New Jersey

    • We’re not banned in China? Alright!

    • Conor, would you be willing to share the exact number of downloads from Germany? Or isn’t that something to be shared? (Which I’d respect, of course.) It’s just that I’d like to know the number of my brethren here. Curiosity.

      Oh, and congratulations. It’s nice you guys keep going on. After the changes concerning this site’s content I was a bit “fearful”.

    • @Rhymer: Unfortunately, I cannot. We don’t share our numbers. I can tell you that the most popular region in Germany, by far, for downloads is Nordrhein-Westfalen.

    • Okay, I understand, of course. Thanks for the info.

  2. My first comment on the site. I have been listening for about 1 year and I am also catching up on the POTW from the beginning.

    ANYWAYS, thanks so much for that guys, it was great and I love the live shows. Keep em coming!

  3. Is there a video feed of this?

  4. It would be great if there was a basic video show/hangout once a month.
    Nothing to take away from the landmark epic sessions, but just a regular POTW podcast done via Google Hangouts.
    I bet there would be a spike in numbers and I wouldn’t or shouldn’t require any extra work.

    What do you think?

  5. Was Murmur was supposed to be the complete rebranding?

  6. I started listening in 2009 and have gone back and listened to everything I could get my hands on. Will you guys ever re release the old podcasts?

  7. Just checking out the recorded live stream. Those were a couple of intense minutes from the start! “Where’s the video? Where’s the video..??” 😉

    Anyway, thanks for doing what you’re doing. It’s always a joy to listen to the podcast!

  8. Thanks for the recommendations guys! We’re both a fan of live music, so we’ll definitely have to check out the venues that were mentioned. We’re really super excited for the trip! So far we’ve got beach camping, a trip to the Bradbury Building, and a short jaunt on the One on tap, in addition to the capper of our trip, quite possibly the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever attempted to do — Wasteland Weekend.

  9. great show! Josh thanks for the hardcore history heads up… listened to an episode last night while drawing and its awesome.

    450 more. please.

  10. In regard to Thor’s immortality and the Elves in LOTR. I don’t think they can age or die of natural causes or disease but they can be killed (stabbed, hit by a car, shot by arrows, etc.).

  11. “Is this the man who… wrecked the buffet at the Harrow club this morning?”

  12. Doesn’t everyone think that the Beatles are the greatest and most important rock band ever but aren’t they like Citizen Kane and isn’t it time to retire the Beatles as #1…like we already know that.

    MY top 5 bands:
    1. Hot Water Music
    2. Bad Religion
    3. Fugazi
    4. The Lawrence Arms
    5. Jawbreaker

  13. Thanks guys! I just went back and found the best of ifanboy podcast – thanks for mentioning it! So very funny. Ron laughed a lot. I miss that.

  14. Thanks for a fun edition, it’s weird how many of those Eighties films I’ve not seen. I’ve seen a couple of Star Wars films, if that helps.

  15. Perhaps one of my year end picks will be Alias, I like that spy book. Maybe Lazarus too, dunno yet.

    Fun show though.

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