Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week Podcast – Episode #542 – 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2

Show Notes

It’s a another one of those pesky fifth weeks, which means there aren’t a whole lot of comics to talk about this week (and again, no DC Rebirth books means no ratings), but even in a light week there are gems to be found, and Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards are just the guys to find them! But if you need three guys to keep the title and details of Jupiter’s Circle and Jupiter’s Legacy straight, these are not your guys.

Running Time: 00:58:28

Comics:4 Kids Walk Into A Bank_2
00:01:22 – 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2
00:08:27 – Captain America: Steve Rogers #2
00:14:54 – Jupiter’s Circle, Vol. 2 #1
00:20:30 – Spider-Man #5
00:25:39 – Starve #10
00:29:35 – Captain Marvel #6
00:33:02 – All-New, All-Different Avengers #11
00:35:39 – Sweetness #1

Star Wars Corner:
00:36:26 – Darth Vader #22

Audience Question:
00:38:36 – Matthew from North Carolina has got a backlog of digital comics to read and needs help.
00:41:28 – Eric from Chicago, IL is about to become a dad and is finding his tastes are changing.
00:46:46 – Conor from California is looking for good stories featuring Charleston Comics characters.

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“Sweetness”
Jimmy Eat World

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  1. No player- no download link.
    And another Jimmy Eat World song? Hey I like them too- but they’e just not That good.

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
    Where is the marvel editorial presence?
    Captain America depending on the “event that no one read”
    As manipulative as “Hail Hydra” issue was this second issue was just as boring.
    Red Skull in bed reading the kid cube a story was– dumb.
    This story just seems too big for Spencer’s britches which is why it just seemed like such a bad idea to try in the first place it would have taken such exceptional story telling techniques to execute and none of that seemed to be here and even more than Spencer I have to hold editorial responsible it just seems like Marvel is coming apart at the seams due to that lack of creative oversight on a higher level.

    Ultimate Spider-Man with Miles was great right up until the last Ultimate universe issue- ever since this first 616 issue it’s been a dud. Unlike previous ultimate characterization of Miles this is young peter parker tale all over again with txt messaging and youtube not as much a Miles story.

    • Although I’ve already voiced my opinion on Marvel and I’ve finally exhaled and I’m now just in a slightly perturbed state of peace with the direction (or arguably lack thereof) their comics are heading… I’ll just hop in here to say I agree with all your points. Also the Miles Morales books in the Ultimate Universe was basically Bendis at his best (or when he’s actually trying). Such a fun read that was… /nostalgia

      I feel like that, and a couple other books were telling such fantastic stories and it all ended, thanks to an event to ‘reset’ the Marvel Universe (for better or perhaps for the worst)…

      Anyway, on a side note, the new Han Solo releasing later this week seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun (at least judging from preview pics I’ve seen).

      Lol, if not for Star Wars I would be exclusively DC at the moment.

  3. I thought (for about 1 billion nano seconds) that I was about to witness the birth of a new who’s-on-first style comedy routine as Josh tried to explain how “very niche-y” the POTW was, but alas, unlike me you guys didn’t think he was talking “Nietzsche” and the Ubermensch. So opportunity missed and podcast comedy was never the same.

  4. I chuckled when Conor said he moved a bunch of trades to storage.

    So Conor, in 10 years will you be donating them to charity?

  5. Following up on Ron’s question about Charlton comics, there are two collections I am aware of: Action Heroes Archives #1 and #2 from DC’s archive line. The books are a sampling of different heroes, mostly drawn by Steve Ditko, For those interested in learning more about the company, the TwoMorrows magazine Back Issue highlighted the company and its history in issues # 9 (August of 2000) and Issue #79 (April of 2015). The earlier issue is no longer available in either print or digital format, but the later is available in both. This is unfortunate because the earlier issue was more detailed. Dick Giordano was the editor in chief in the late 1960’s and Jim Aparo,John Bryne and Bob Layton all worked there early in their careers. Both issues are well worth reading if you come across them.

    • When I mentioned Back Issue #9 in my previous post, I was mistaken, I meant to refer to Comic Book Artist #9 – another Two Morrows publication. Digital versions of this magazine are available for purchase.

  6. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Freelancer is right about the old ACTION HEROES ARCHIVES line. There was also a single Archive Edition with just Captain Atom stories. Here’s a quicker, easier option: digital.

    The only digital Charlton era comics on Comixology right now is Captain Atom. https://www.comixology.com/Captain-Atom-1965-1967/comics-series/40245?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L3RhYmxldC9zbGlkZXJMaXN0L3Nlcmllc1NsaWRlcg

    DC gave him a good run in a solo series in the ’80s. https://www.comixology.com/Captain-Atom-1986-1991/comics-series/61060?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L3RhYmxldC9zbGlkZXJMaXN0L3Nlcmllc1NsaWRlcg

    DC also gave Blue Beetle a decent (but not really memorable) run during that same time. https://www.comixology.com/Blue-Beetle-1986-1988/comics-series/9123?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L3RhYmxldC9zbGlkZXJMaXN0L3Nlcmllc1NsaWRlcg

    Both are probably best know as Justice League members. Those comics were digitized too.

  7. Josh, I’m a little confused about your comments concerning issue 10 of Captain America: Sam Wilson (this happened last episode). Based on these comments, it seemed like you are leaning towards the idea that a white writer isn’t capable of or isn’t properly equipped to write a story involving predominantly black characters. Am I correct in that assessment of what was said?

    If that is the case, I disagree. Does this also work in the opposite direction? Should David Walker only write Cyborg and perhaps Power Man, but leave Iron Fist alone? Would he not have the proper voice for writing a predominantly white cast of characters?

    I personally don’t care what the race of any writer is as it pertains to the races of the characters they are writing. Just give me good, well written stories. And I’d be willing to bet that overall, you feel the same way.

    Love your show, I never miss an episode. You guys are great.

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