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Pick of the Week #594 – Aliens: Dead Orbit #3  

Coming to you LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con….well, one-third live. And by “live,” we mean recorded. You know what we mean. So while Conor Kilpatrick is braving the masses at the San Diego Comic-Con, Josh Flanagan and Ron Richards are left to fight the oppressive summer heat. Good thing we have comics to keep us entertained. Also…Mekaneck? Running Time: 01:10:43 Pick of the Week: 00:01:59 - Aliens: Dead Orbit #3 Comics: 00:10:55 – Astonishing X-Men #1 00:17:09 – Royal City #5 00:20:22 – Archie #22 00:22:39 – Lazarus X+66 #1 00:25:33 – Superman #27 00:32:03 – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #2 00:34:08 – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #6 00:35:16 – I Hate Fairyland #14 00:36:52 – Secret Empire #6 00:41:13 – Green Lanterns #27 Patron Pick: 00:42:19 - Generation Gone #1 Patron Thanks: 00:50:28 - Tim Mikulski 00:52:09 - Chris Hazen 00:52:43 - Charlton Vogt 00:53:37 - Scott Haselwood Audience Question: 00:57:10 – Will writes in about costumes and gives us an excuse to talk about Electro and Jack Kirby Brought To You By: • GeekFuel - A mystery box for geeks and gamers each month. Get a FREE box, you just pay shipping and handling, go to Geekfuel.com/ifanboyfreebox • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Detroit Has a Skyline Too” Superchunk

Booksplode #20 – The Street Angel Gang  

It’s back! Thanks to our awesome Patrons, it’s the return of the Booksplode! What’s a Booksplode you might ask? It’s a bi-monthly special edition podcast in which we take a look at a single graphic novel or collected edition, something we really just don’t have time to do on the regular show. This month we are reviewing The Street Angel Gang by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca. Running Time: 00:19:17 Music: “Theme from ‘The Warriors’” Barry De Vorzon

Pick of the Week #593 – The Defenders #3  

This week, amongst the usual weekly comic book talk nonsense, Conor Kilpatrick learns that math is hard, Ron Richards has a mini X-Men meltdown, and Josh Flanagan gives us his thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Running Time: 01:00:00 Pick of the Week: 00:01:32 - The Defenders #3 Comics: 00:09:58 - Spider-Men II #1 00:13:31 - X-Men: Blue #7 (plus Weapon X #5, Generation X #4, Jean Grey #4) 00:17:18 - Calexit #1 00:24:36 - Dark Days: The Casting #1 00:33:06 - Action Comics #983 00:34:30 - Deadly Class #29 00:35:30 - The Flash #26 00:36:23 - Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #24 Star Wars Corner: 00:37:15 - Star Wars: Darth Vader #3 Patron Pick: 00:39:32 - Mage: The Hero Denied #0 Patron Thanks: 00:46:03 – Rhyan Sollace 00:46:56 - Jonathan Evans 00:47:21 - Benjamin G. Komar 00:48:03 - Gene Law Audience Question: 00:50:47 - Peter from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada wants some stories set in the super hero world that are not about super heroes. Brought To You By: • Harry’s – Go to Harrys.com/ifanboy right now and enter code ifanboy at checkout to get free trial shave set! • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “A-Punk” Vampire Weekend

Pick of the Week #592 – Rock Candy Mountain #4  

The gang is back together and there are a great many things to laugh about, and even some actual comic talk. There’s a startling revelation about an art switch, there are salacious allegations of plagiarism, and deep, existential truths are revealed and wisdom gained. There are even gopher based super powers. It’s a whole thing. Plus hobos! Running Time: 01:07:19 Pick of the Week: 00:02:04 – Rock Candy Mountain #4 Comics: 00:11:45 – Jupiter’s Legacy, Vol. 2 #5 00:17:45 – Motor Girl #7 00:21:28 – Seven to Eternity #7 00:24:46 – X-Men: Gold #7 00:35:07 – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #5 00:37:18 – Black Bolt #3 00:39:13 – Superman #26 00:41:01 – Green Arrow #26 Star Wars Corner: 00:42:53 - Star Wars #33 Patron Pick: 00:45:30 - Deathstroke #21 Patron Thanks: 00:51:09 - Greg Norwood 00:52:44 - Johnson Phung 00:53:40 - Keith Mondore 00:54:28 - Randy Horman Audience Question: 00:56:47 - James’ comic shop is closing down! What can he do? 01:00:41 - Karl has had it with our lack of respect for math. Brought To You By: • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Hobo Song” Johnny Cash

Special Edition – Spider-Man: Homecoming  

Is the third time the charm for everyone’s favorite wall-crawling webslinger? That’s what Sony hopes as they finally gave in and allowed Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man home to the Marvel (Cinematic) Universe in the aptly named Spider-Man: Homecoming! Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick investigate. Running Time: 00:45:23 Music: “Theme (from “Spider Man”) [Original Television Series]” Michael Giacchino “Blitzkrieg Bop” The Ramones

Talksplode #73 – Joshua Williamson  

Thanks to iFanboy patrons, it’s Talksplode time. Joshua Williamson is probably best know for his work on DC Comics’ The Flash from Rebirth onward, as well as the crossover with Batman on The Button, which we can’t talk about, and Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad. He’s also done a great deal of creator owned series, including the current ongoing, Birthright, with Andrei Bressan, and the recently concluded Nailbiter, with Mike Henderson. We talk about these series and characters, as well as what it’s like to be working on a top tier DC book after putting in about 17 years of dues paying in comics. You can find out more about Joshua Williamson at thejoshuawilliamson.com, or on Twitter. Total Running Time: 01:05:54 Music: “Thunderstruck” AC/DC

Pick of the Week #591 – Eleanor and the Egret #3  

Now that Conor Kilpatrick knows Spanish, he’s settling into his life on the other side of the border. Luckily, Josh Flanagan and Ron Richards pick up the slack and not only discuss the week in comics, but the merits of styrofoam. Modern marvels! Running Time: 01:06:27 Pick of the Week: 00:01:40 – Eleanor and the Egret #3 Comics: 00:10:21 – Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 00:18:55 – Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1 00:22:40 – The Defenders #2 00:26:12 – Rebels: These Free and Independent States #4 00:32:33 – The Dregs #4 00:33:48 – Infamous Iron Man #9 00:35:14 – Lucifer #19 Patron Pick: 00:36:22 - Clue #1 Patron Thanks: 00:50:25 - Thomas Cronan 00:51:11 - Alan Travis 00:52:14 - Kyle Franz 00:53:18 - Rob Carmack Audience Question: 00:54:33 - Matt Kelly from East Northport, NY wants us to reminisce about our first comic convention experiences. Brought To You By: • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Shaggy” RVIVR

Pick of the Week #590 – The Mighty Thor #20  

With Ron Richards out this week and possibly in need of a good lawyer, Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick must deal with DC kicking them in the balls with all its extra pages… and somebody being hung over. Running Time: 01:14:45 Pick of the Week: 00:01:52 – The Mighty Thor #20 Comics: 00:10:21 - Batman #25 00:16:10 - Daredevil #22 00:18:55 – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 00:24:46 - Aquaman #25 00:29:39 - Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1 and Lobo/Road Runner Special #1 00:34:37 - Silver Surfer #12 00:35:56 - Luke Cage #2 00:38:26 - Superman #25 00:40:40 - G.I. Joe #6 00:43:11 – All-Star Batman #11 Star Wars Corner: 00:45:25 - Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 Patron Pick: 00:48:17 - Shirtless Bear-Fighter! #1 Patron Thanks: 00:53:08 - Drew Hamilton 00:54:28 - Michael Nohaile 00:55:35 - Jacob Masters 00:57:00 - Evan Marquez Audience Question: 01:01:33 - Tony from San Antonio, TX and Ron D., also from Texas, have similar questions about the quality of comic book art and how to judge it. Brought To You By: • Harry’s – Go to Harrys.com/ifanboy right now and enter code ifanboy at checkout to get free post shave balm! • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “If 6 Was 9" Jimi Hendrix

Pick of the Week #589 – Dark Days: The Forge #1  

This week Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick talk about the week that was in comic books while facing their greatest enemy. Not the absence of Josh Flanagan. Not failing old man memories. And not creeping summer heat. No this week their great enemy was a dodgy internet connection and thus, less than optimal sound quality. We apologize. Running Time: 00:55:38 Pick of the Week: 00:01:23 – Dark Days: The Forge #1 Comics: 00:10:32 – Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1 00:15:43 – Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1 00:19:39 – The Defenders #1 00:23:38 – Secret Empire #4 00:28:25 – Detective Comics #958 00:28:53 – Jimmy’s Bastards #1 00:30:00 – Bug! The Adventures of Forager #2 00:31:30 – Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1 00:32:42 – Kingpin #5 00:33:41 – Green Valley #9 Star Wars Corner: 00:34:42 – Star Wars #32 Patron Pick: 00:36:24 – Birthright #25 Patron Thanks: 00:39:27 – Benjamin Terry 00:40:17 – James Layman 00:41:03 – Jeff Shea 00:42:12 – David McFarlane Audience Question: 00:43:53 – Stephen D. from London, UK is wondering which Twin Peaks-like comic books the iFanboys enjoy. 00:47:13 – Damian M. from Upstate NY wants to know which expanded universe Twin Peaks comics the iFanboys would want to read. 00:49:12 – Esteban R. tried out Twin Peaks on the iFanboy’s recommendation and he did not like it. Brought To You By: • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Dance of The Dream Man (Instrumental)” Angelo Badalamenti

Pick of the Week #588 – The Flintstones #12  

Sometimes it's so hard to say goodbye. First, we said goodbye to our beloved vacuum cleaner and now we say goodbye to our comic book of 2016 and 2017, The Flintstones. The tremendous accomplishment of The Flintstones, that punches you in the beef, and is celebrated despite lack of sleep and extreme heat. Just another week here at iFanboy. Running Time: 01:04:23 Pick of the Week: 00:01:23 - The Flintstones #12 Comics: 00:13:16 - Batman #24 00:19:52 - The Divided States of Hysteria #1 00:23:32 - Nova #7 00:25:16 - Daredevil #21 00:30:28 - Doctor Strange #20 00:32:33 - Spider-Man #17 00:34:28 - Superman #24 00:36:48 - Iceman #1 00:38:28 - Avengers #8 Star Wars Corner: 00:40:19 - Darth Vader #1 Patron Pick: 00:42:22 - DKIII The Master Race #9 Patron Thanks: 00:50:57 - Josef Lindner 00:52:08 - Daniel Hortick 00:52:57 - Randolph Morley 00:53:40 - Mik Guevera Audience Question: 00:56:40 - Chris from Chicago wants to get to the bottom of these...ratings...ratings...ratings. Brought To You By: • Harry's - Go to Harrys.com/ifanboy right now and enter code ifanboy at checkout to get $5 off any set-- including the Father's Day Set! • Amazon - Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: "Kiss of Death" Mutoid Man

Pick of the Week #587 – Deadpool #31  

It's a fifth week, but there's plenty to talk about in comics. There is both accord and great rift on the comics of the week, but we come out it of still speaking with one another, but Josh might be close to walking. Or Conor. Could go either way. There's Funko, and lots of series are ending, but Secret Empire continues, regardless of what you think, so deal with it! Running Time: 01:03:55 Pick of the Week: 00:01:30- Deadpool #31 Comics: 00:11:22 - Secret Empire #3 00:15:10 - Wonder Woman Annual #1 00:18:47 - Judge Dredd: Funko Universe 00:27:44 - Doctor Strange #21 00:29:08 - Flash #23 00:32:13 - Black Road #10 00:33:35 - Old Man Logan #24 Star Wars Corner: 00:35:45 - Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7 Patron Pick: 00:38:10 - Cable #1 Patron Thanks: 00:44:58 - José De La Torre 00:45:42 - Eduardo Ramirez 00:46:24 - Johnny Nelson 00:48:16 - Scott Goeke Audience Question: 00:49:26 - Kevin wants to know if there's a good series for the youths. 00:52:23 - Andy likes comic book history and needs input. 00:56:28 - Steve tries to rend us apart by comparing us to Cheers characters. Brought To You By: • Amazon - Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: "Lincoln's Funeral Train" Greg Graffin

Special Edition – Wonder Woman  

The brightest light in the DC Universe Cinematic Universe finally has her own film and Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards are here to talk about it! It’s finally time… the world is ready for Wonder Woman! Running Time: 00:33:32 Music: “Wonder Woman” Charles Fox and Normal Gimbel

Special Edition – Iron Fist  

Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards talk about the fourth 13-hour original series from the partnership of Netflix and Marvel Studios–Iron Fist! Running Time: 00:23:15 Music: “Kung Fu Fighting” Carl Douglas

Pick of the Week #586 – The Kamandi Challenge #5  

Josh Flanagan, Ron Richards, and Conor Kilpatrick weather the extremist movement within the iFanboy Patrons to talk about this week’s comic books, revisit the Black Science Challenge and discover that everything is Command-D. Running Time: 01:01:43 Pick of the Week: 00:01:28 – The Kamandi Challenge #5 Comics: 00:10:30 – The Old Guard #4 00:14:21 – Black Hammer #9 00:19:16 – I Am Groot #1 00:26:47 – X-O Manowar #3 00:28:32 – Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 00:30:57 – Infamous Iron Man #8 00:33:15 – Rebels: These Free and Independent States #3 00:34:46 – Secret Warriors #2 Patron Pick: 00:36:46 – Strawberry Shortcake: Funko Universe Patron Thanks: 00:44:02 – Jamie Carter 00:45:01 – Jeffrey Figley 00:45:20 – Megan 00:46:12 – John Fox Audience Question: 00:49:59 – Ryan form Madrid, Spain is confused about an aspect of The Flash’s super powers. 00:51:10 – Andrew from Santa Cruz, CA is having problems reading Lazarus and doesn’t want to let Josh down. 00:53:31 – Stephen from New Hampshire had a bad experience at a comic book store. Brought To You By: • Harry’s – Go to Harrys.com/ifanboy right now and enter code ifanboy at checkout to get $5 off any set– including the Father’s Day Set! • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Strawberry Fields Forever” Ben Harper

Special Edition – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract  

The iFanboy Animation Brain Trust — Conor Kilpatrick, Paul Montgomery, and Ryan Haupt — discuss the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract! Plus a look ahead to Batman and Harley Quinn! Running Time: 00:38:40 Music: “Breaking the Law” Judas Priest

Pick of the Week #585 – Batman #23  

Josh is overwhelmed with both content that we put out, and that is coming in. Also, it’s HOT again folks! This week, we’re both just fine with, and not at all OK with the same books at the same time, for basically the same reasons. It can get very confusing. Running Time: 01:06:44 Pick of the Week: 00:02:04 – Batman #23 Comics: 00:11:20 – Secret Empire #2 00:17:54 – Superman #23 00:21:32 – Luke Cage #1 00:25:39 – The Flash #22 00:33:45 – Daredevil #20 00:34:16 – The Mighty Thor #19 00:36:48 – Eleanor and the Egret #2 00:38:02 – Nick Fury #2 Star Wars Corner 00:39:19 – Star Wars #31 and Star Wars: Poe Dameron #15 Patron Pick: 00:42:41 – Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1 Patron Thanks: 00:49:25 – Mark Bennett 00:50:55 - Bryan Herhold 00:52:33 - Michael Freveletti 00:53:20 - Scott Carelli Audience Questions: 00:54:46 – Ron (a different one) has thoughts about the Anti-Life Equation. 00:57:05 - Frank asks a horrible, horrible question that shall never be spoken of again. Brought To You By: • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” Chris Cornell

Booksplode #19 – Roughneck  

It’s back! Thanks to our awesome Patrons, it’s the return of the Booksplode! What’s a Booksplode you might ask? It’s a bi-monthly special edition podcast in which we take a look at a single graphic novel or collected edition, something we really just don’t have time to do on the regular show. This month we are reviewing Roughneck by Jeff Lemire. Running Time: 00:25:06 Music: “The Whole World’s Got the Blues” Crystal Shawanda

Pick of the Week #584 – X-Men Blue #3  

Conor has been deprogrammed and that leads to engaging Josh and Ron is some in depth discussions about "What is evil?" and other musings about comic books, because that's what we do. Running Time: 01:04:33 Pick of the Week: 00:01:50 - X-Men Blue #3 00:11:52 - Avengers #7 00:17:26 - Green Valley #8 00:19:49 - All-Star Batman #8 00:26:01 - Rocket #1 00:31:20 - Deadpool #30 00:33:12 - Uncanny Avengers #23 00:34:56 - Action Comics #979 00:37:15 - New Super-Man #11 Star Wars Corner 00:37:38 - Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 Patron Pick: 00:40:25 - Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1 Patron Thanks: 00:47:16 - Allan David Muir 00:48:46 - James Burton 00:49:21 - Luke Batt 00:49:56 - David Crohn Audience Questions: 00:50:37 - Kevin from Fairfax, VA wants us to imagine a movie about the comics industry, who would write and direct it and what would it be about? 00:56:04 - Rashaad from Florida calls in with a deep X-Men lore question. Brought To You By: • Amazon - Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: "Seventeen" Jimmy Eat World

Special Edition – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  

Not even Ron Richards’ shaky hotel internet connection can’t stop him from talking about Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 02 with Conor Kilpatrick! Running Time: 00:26:10 Music: “Daddy’s Song” Harry Nilsson

Pick of the Week #583 – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1  

We welcome new co-host Ezekiel Steve Conor Benito who joins Josh Flanagan and Ron Richards to talk about so many Guardians of the Galaxy comics and engage in labored baseball metaphors. Running Time: 01:02:15 Pick of the Week: 00:02:06 - All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Comics: 00:09:36 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1 00:13:04 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout #1 00:14:48 - Batman #22 00:18:43 - Secret Empire #1 00:29:11 - The Flintstones #11 00:30:47 - X-Men: Gold #3 00:31:47 - Nova #6 00:34:28 - Black Bolt #1 Patron Pick: 00:37:03 - Youngblood #1 Patron Thanks: 00:42:11 - Blake Etheridge 00:43:08 - Julian Halligan 00:43:47 - Freddie Wadsworth 00:44:45 - Scott Seaholm Audience Question: 00:47:00 - Ken L. from Valparasio, IN is curious why some of the words in comics are bolded and some are not. 00:49:50 – Eric F. from Brooklyn, NY asks about the criteria that should be used to decide the best comic book writer of all time. Brought To You By: • Harry’s – Go to Harrys.com/ifanboy right now and enter code ifanboy at checkout to claim your Free Trial Set! • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “New York Groove” Ace Frehley

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