Pick of the Week Podcast

Pick of the Week #558 – Hadrian’s Wall #2

Show Notes

Sometimes you get together to talk about the week in comic books. And sometimes you listen as Conor Kilpatrick loses his once sharp mental faculties live on the show. Also on this episode, Medusa’s unique shower problems, the merits of the pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s, and a cameo appearance from Ron Richards’ dog! You never know what you’re gonna get on this show.

Running Time: 01:04:00

Pick of the Week:
00:02:04 – Hadrian’s Wall #2

Hadrians Wall_200:10:46 – Black Widow #7
00:16:05 – Infamous Iron Man #1
00:20:02 – Green Lanterns #9
00:22:55 – Death of X #2
00:31:26 – Archie #13
00:32:43 – Mockingbird #8
00:34:50 – Batman #9
00:36:10 – I Hate Fairyland #10
00:37:16 – The Astonishing Ant-Man #13
00:38:25 – Green Arrow #9
00:39:18 – Trinity #2

Patrons’ Choice:
00:40:09 – Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1

Audience Question:
00:48:01 – Josh H. from Australia wants the iFanboys to reexamine their views on married characters.

Patron Thanks:
00:53:59 – JoRel Rollins
00:55:57 – Jack McGuigan
00:56:40 – Alexander Cox
00:58:09 – Adam Parisi

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  1. I have yet to read Trinity#1 or #2 but am excited to read number two after reading Francis’ post on Instagram about the story. Looking forward to hitting up the store this week to get it.

  2. Wow, I never knew Lipps, Inc. sang “Funkytown.” I learn a lot about music from this podcast.

  3. As a married man I do think it is a generalization to say that no one wants to read about married couples, but I can understand that it might not sell comics. I do agree that marrying off “single” characters is a bad idea, but for characters that have long-term relationships from the beginning I think it can work. I love reading Elongated Man and Sue stories, and Hawkman and Hawkgirl stories really hit home with me (how more romantic can you get than finding and losing the love of your life throughout time?) Do I expect everyone to agree? No, but I do think there might be a niche market for it, and I believe that in the right hands (probably someone who is married) there could be a good book about a married couple out there.

  4. This was another enjoyable show. If you liked Hadrian’s Wall, then you might want to check out The Fuse (Image), which is a police procedural set on a space station. The writer is Anthony Johnson and the artist is Justin Greenwood. It is a straight up procedural without any supernatural elements at all. It stays true to its basic premise.

    The first arc of Southern Cross also featured an investigation into a murder aboard a space freighter, but it also has stronger science fiction elements including alternate or parallel realities.

    • Haha! My thought exactly, the fuse is great reading.

      I think the creators described it as wanting to do law&order on a space station, which is pretty much exactly what it is.

  5. Thanks for introducing me to Hadrian’s wall. Fantastic writing!

    For some reason I have to say when I read this book I kind of wished I lived in that setting. Love the sci-fi theme in general, so it’s just right up my alley.

    Great weekly picks as usual from the iFanboy team.

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