Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #473 – Lazarus #15

Show Notes

This week, Josh Flanagan has started taking on the qualities of a dictator and he and Conor Kilpatrick deal with a hard-hitting existential life question. Also — comics!

Running Time: 00:59:00

Pick of the Week:
00:01:23 – Lazarus #15

00:10:26 – MPH #5
00:15:11 – Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #10
00:18:11 – The Multiversity: Mastermen #1
00:23:05 – The Kitchen #4
00:25:39 – Uncanny X-Men #31
00:27:12 – Ms. Marvel #12
00:28:33 – Ei8ht #1
00:31:39 – Silver Surfer #9
00:33:27 – She-Hulk #12

The Tom Katers Memorial Movie Stills Segment:
00:36:26 – This week we got our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman!


Audience Questions:
00:42:49 – Name Withheld By Request used to work behind the scenes in the comic book industry and now he doesn’t. He misses it.
00:52:47 – Justin is unsure about the future of Marvel and DC’s comic book lines.

“Here I Go Again (20th Anniversary Remaster)”


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  1. Name Withheld-I’ve never had a job that was creatively fulfilling or that made me happy and some deeply resonant way. I suspect, as Josh alluded to, that such a thing probably won’t materialize for the vast majority of us. So, in my free time, in my off work hours, I’ve tried to spend time doing work for creative projects, some of which may never see the light of day, but it makes me happy, and it reminds me that there is more to my work then my job, much more.

    So, maybe try to find a project that can give you that satisfaction, reach out to your former colleagues, and see if there are any projects they have that you might be able to contribute to, or come up with some of your own. That way, you can still have something that you can look forward to working on, regardless of what you have to pay the bills, or fulfill your various other responsibilities

  2. It seems like the job in comics question comes up a lot on the podcast.
    And the guys’ responses are pretty subjective and consistent in that they say there is no money in working in comics.
    Sure it must be tough going and a wildly unreliable line of work from an artist-writer side of things.
    But Marvel and DC are large companies with lots of roles and some of them must be remotely creative and yet still offer some financial security.
    It’s that I kind of doubt that 25,000 is the ceiling and in fact a quick check on several salary estimate sites like this one
    Well it would seem to confirm that.
    So it really depends on what you want but it might just be possible to have a big boy job And work in comics at least tangentially.

  3. I wish DC could just lighten up the tone of the movies a bit. The Aquaman photo looks like a transit poster for an ultimate fighter owned tattoo shop. Why do they hate fun so much?

  4. I love Lazarus, and am a proselytizer for it everywhere I can manage. If it gets canceled, I will join Josh on his Rampage of Joshes for Lazarus.

  5. I don’t think I’m even gonna pick up this weeks issue of Multiversity. I’m sure that it’s gonna be an exact copy of Superman:Red Son. If you want Nazi superheroes, just read Uber, been out for ages.

    The colouring and indeed the art in Deadly Class is just getting better and better. Can’t wait for next issue, the South American cartel backstory is well crafted, there was a scene a few issues back where the main girls father is crucified in their small barrio. That scene alone should have made it POW.

    Lazarus still my favourite book as per issue 9, sadly DC still can’t get it together. Out of a bumper crop of great issues, only one DC made it to my list and that’s only because the guy writing it is CCO. My current top 5 are all Image and has been that way for a while.

    I’m dropping All New X Men, the different dimensions/ultimate dimension storyline was just so uninspired and boring. I’m also pretty shocked you haven’t talked about Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, another top drawer book.

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