League Podcast & Do617 Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. Aug 3, 2016




Killer queens, dynamite with a laser beam in this week’s picks! To coincide with this summer’s deadly DC movie hit is Suicide Squad Rebirth #1! … Frank The Tank stars in Punisher #4 - Not for kids, duh! … Joelle Jones’ killer housewife is back in Lady Killer 2 #1 from Dark Horse. Be careful at this lady’s Tupperware party—of demise! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.


Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 4, 2016


Frank Castle, fresh of the news of his Netflix television announcement dons the skull once again in Punisher #1 from Becky Coonan and Steve Dillon! … Who is the traitor among the G.I.Joe ranks? Find out in G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #228! … For a new book, try out Satellite Falling #1 from IDW to scratch the itch of space operas with bounty hunters on lone planets! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. July 22, 2015







Let the punishment end!The Activity team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads took over The Punisher for an extended run so hopefully we’ll see some of this Frank Castle in Netflix’ Daredevil Season 2. Punisher #20 promises to go out with a BANG! … We’re going dark with this week’s picks. JLA Gods And Monsters Batman (One Shot) puts alternate reality Man-Bat Kirk Langstrom in the Bat Suit! Be sure to check out the latest from Bruce Timm and DC Animation on iTunes or wherever you get your movies. … Titan brings us Blacklist #1 based on the James Spader TV series of the same name. Will the Concierge of Crime Raymond Red Reddington help the FBI? Tune in to your Local Comic Shop to find out! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!



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Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 6, 2015



Forget Hitchhikers’ Guide, the real crazy happened in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 from IDW. Dirk arrives in San Diego and hopefully doesn’t have to deal with a horse in his stairwell! … Frank heads back to L.A to do what he does best, #punishment in Punisher #18. The nerd starter kit starts here with Valiant Universe Handbook 2015! For the secret origins of all of your favorite Valiant heroes past and present! OHOTMU Beware! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!


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Ramping up for the big Cap movie this weekend got us all excited, preened and pumped for some small screen Marvel action, NOW!

The weekend brought us to the store for a DVD copy of Thor: The Dark World and a stranger, peculiar animated relative (second cousin?) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.

Mixing Anime and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (I think) made for a great sequel to the Madhouse produced Marvel Anime series, but underserved as a rally cry for this weekend’s live-action Winter Soldier. The Cosmic Treadmill ran with this on the HUD, and here’s what worked and what didn’t! 

The Punisher, for better or for worse, has always been a favorite Marvel character. I grew up with his War Journals, his Armory, his War Zone and throughout the ‘80s. Artists like Jim Lee Mike Zeck drawing Frank Castle and his family’s murder was my raison d’être! One day, I thought, I’d be rich and sexy enough to buy Amazing Spider-Man #129. I thought wrong!

As for Black Widow, co-star of this movie and The Avengers, I’ve only been interested since Iron Man 2. ScarJo’s stoic yet sexy expressions and her trickery over Loki in The Avengers certainly puts her in the front lines of the squad, but ‘back in my day’ Black Widow was second string. I have more Mockingbird comics in my long boxes than Natasha Romanoff!

Either way, story wise, this is a great pairing. You know what you are going to get with Frank Castle. He’s the opposite of Batman—killer, judge, jury, executioner. Black Widow, a former Russian spy, now S.H.I.E.L.D. spy under the thumb of Director Nick Fury (Cinematic, Samuel L. Jackson version) is one who must answer to military protocol and her higher ups.


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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for August 15, 2012


Punisher, in space, fighting the Hulk in Space Punisher #2. As Smilin’ Stan would say, ‘Nuff Said. Are you a Trekkie? We encourage you to move from streaming Netflix to picking up some of these awesome IDW Star Trek comics to explore new worlds. This week, Captains Picard and Janeway are highlighted in the giant sized 100 page Summer Spectaular! Blind lawyer Matt Murdock and longtime partner Foggy are on the outs, but husband and wife pop cartoonists the Allreds are on the ins. Mike Allred and colorist Laura join Mark Waid on his lucent version of the usually gloomy hero Daredevil vs. Stilt-Man in issue #17. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.


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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week! August 3, 2011


Adult comic book collectors will remember a magical time long ago where covers were wrapped in bags and holograms. This era was known as the 1990s. Relive the magic of inordinate amounts of pouches, gigantic guns and pursed lips from the polarizing Rob Liefeld and Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman in The Infinite #1. … Speaking of big guns, Marvel is returning Frank Castle to clean up the scum of New York. With The Punisher #1, Greg Rucka (Batwoman, Queen and Country) returns to the comic book industry with a vengeance! … Tank Tankuro is the first robot to appear in Japanese comics! This pre-World War II manga was the progenitor for Astro-Boy and many more. Read a preview of the first English translation here. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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