289 – Harrow County 1, Warren Ellis’ Injection,
Lady Killer, Secret Wars 2, The Mantle 1, Thor 8!

Johnny Destructo, Ambush Bug and Optimous Douche discuss this week’s books: Harrow County 1, Injection 1, Lady Killer, Secret Wars 2, The Mantle 1, Thor 8!

Take a listen and then feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree, or email us at info@poptardsgo.com!

Here are the time stamps, since we tend to ramble:

email – 01:31
Harrow County 1 (Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook) – 05:16
Injection 1 (Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey) 12:37
Lady Killer 1-5 (Jamie S Rich, Joelle Jones) – 15:03
Secret Wars 2 (Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic) – 22:44
The Mantle 1 (Ed Brisson, Brian Level) – 30:44
Thor 8 (Jason Aaron, Rusell Dauterman) – 40:00

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6 Comments to “289 – Harrow County 1, Warren Ellis’ Injection,
Lady Killer, Secret Wars 2, The Mantle 1, Thor 8!”

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  1. J.Goodwin says:

    Mark is absolutely right about Flashpoint.

    The “story result” from Flashpoint was the new DCU, but it was effectively a non sequitor in terms of what happened during Flashpoint.

    The Amazons aren’t warring with Atlantis in the new universe, Europe isn’t under the sea, Thomas Wayne isn’t Batman, etc etc etc. Flashpoint is more or less like Age of Apocalypse that way, a lot of interesting world-building and storytelling, but in the end you have a handful of characters that make it out of that world with memories intact, and everyone else goes back to business as usual with no knowledge of those events.

  2. J.Goodwin says:

    What to give someone? The Bendis New Avengers Omnibus.

    Almost 50 issues and from there you can roll straight into Civil War.

    That Omnibus is also still available in my area for under 50 bucks because Marvel did an HC warehouse clearance offer to retailers at some point. It’s a steal.

  3. Roland says:

    Ill get to work on Three Shades of Grey ASAP

  4. jaydee says:

    New Avengers Omnibus…I was going to say Bendis NA trade one, but sometimes people want the “movie Avengers”

    Great pick though!
    Wish I had the $50 Omnibus!!!!
    You can buy it and email it to me at Info@poptardsgo.com!
    That’s how email works. I’ve researched it.

  5. roland says:

    I’m enjoying Secret Wars so far, I mean its not Jungle Book level good but its fun. Tangent time…. I was reading the AICN comic book reviews talkbacks…and their is so much anger at the big 2 these days. And if this were 5 or 10 years ago i might be joining in with the chorus of disgust, but I see things in a different way now. In general most of the complaints I am seeing are “why don’t they write good stories instead of pandering to Identity Politics or a certain demographic of people, or whats cool in the current zeitgeist of things. All they do is rebrand, resex, rerace and existing character to boost sales, yadda, yadda ,yadda.” And while I agree with that general sentiment, what do people expect? Do they expect ABC, CBS, or NBC to make kickass content all the time and not cater to broad demographics and markets to please as many people as possible? The good content is on the cable and premium cable channels anyways, kinda the same with the comics Industry too right? You want the good stuff, go Image or Valiant or Dark Horse or wherever. A lot of us grew up with the big 2’s characters and stories, but come one people this isn’t a big market and they’re going to cater and pander to make as much money as possible. I see a lot of “Why cant they do X, Y, or Z?” or “Why don’t they make comics the way I want them” Every once and awhile good stories come down the pike from them, but there is a lot of chaff to wade through, its the nature of the beast, I learned to just accept that and move on. Luckily we live in a an age where I can access podcasts and or reviews from lots of different sources at my fingertips to help me pick and choose what to spend my money and interest on. I don’t know where I was going with this, just felt like typing a little bit during Lunch. Maybe I think the hardcore comic book fans(or the internet in general) expect too much these days. Unless JD has offered you some Worthers Originals and a ride on his bang-bus nobody is raping your childhood these days, move on to some content you enjoy instead of harping on shit that you don’t enjoy.

    This wasn’t aimed at any of you Three Amigos, just the general internet comic book fan I see commenting these days.

    Year 5 A.R

  6. J. Goodwin says:

    The last 10 years of Marvel and the last 10 years of DC are both better than the previous 10 years at either of them. The problem is that people like what they grew up with. The bigger problem is that many of these people liked what they grew up with when they were growing up with it, and it was Spawn and Venom comics, then they realized that those comics weren’t all super hot, and that there was better stuff out there (it wasn’t anyone’s exclusive on crap in those days, the Vertigo imprint may have been 90% of what was worth reading at the time in retrospect).

    Now the industry is routinely turning out things that have better art, better scripting, and that are generally honest to the characters in a way that’s slightly homogenized in the way that Taco Bell is slightly homogenized. It has the flavor of culture, and the flavor of comics, and it’s targeted towards a broad audience instead of the guys who either loved Spawn or shat on Spawn, or shat on Spawn after loving spawn.

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