Power Pack #36: The Twelfth

You can listen to the episode by clicking: Episode 47.

The Beer

An issue featuring Jon Bogdanove’s first crack at writing the kids and the plot line of Franklin Richards as one of the infamous 12!!!! Man, we are going to need some help on this one! We need Matt Matt Lazorwitz from WMQ Comics!

The Theft

(This may be his actual picture we don’t know!) Any-who…..I was sitting around cleaning the bathroom the other day, thinking about how awesome this issue was, and it occurred to me that this really is a game changer for this series.

The Bathroom

This was the first issue that Jon Bogdonav, normally an artist, wrote. This guy is going to go on to be the main series writer soon…..Mind BLOWN!

The Blast

I mean, I do not want Louise Simonson to go away, but if we are going to have a new writer, I am glad it will be someone familiar with the series….so, I guess that is a reason to dance.

The Dance

I know what you are saying, why all this random chatter about who the writer will be on the series…blah…blah…blah….Tell us what is in THIS book!

The Dinner

Have you ever thought about me or what I want…have you. Maybe I am putting all of my heart and soul into this. I am not just some giant, robotic killing machine. Is that how you see me….A GIANT KILLING ROBOT!

The Dock

Maybe I am more than that. Maybe I am a fun loving goofy uncle that plays with fire. Maybe I am a deep thinking scientist. Maybe I am a really good cook that likes to share recopies. You don’t know….You never ask!

The FantastiCar

Ok, actually I am just a mean evil robot. I also may just be coming up with random statements to preface random pictures we got from the book. As it is, if you are not reading this on our web page, it will probably not make any sense.

The Frankenstein

Speaking of which, you should check out our web-page. We work really hard on it. We work our poor little hands to the bones just to entertain you, and you never look at our page. It makes me just want to slap you like a fly.

The Hand

See, I bet that made no sense at all. I bet you just feel underwater with all of these weird non sequitur that I am throwing out.

The Life Aquatic

Did that upset you? Do feel angry? Do you want to hit me with a pillow? Do you want to have a pillow fight? WELL COME AT ME BRO!

The Pillow Fight

You thought you were safe in your little playground, just enjoying your podcast, never knowing that there was this evil giant robot writing weird things in show notes…well….now you do!

The Playground

And now that you are are all angry and confrontational, what are you going to do? Might I suggest coming over to our web-page and write us a note about your feelings! Yeah…do that. Just unload on us!

The Scream

And now that I have said my peace, I think that I will relax by having some nice freshly baked bread….and maybe reread this excellent comic where Franklin sleeps over at the Power Pack house and gets attacked by a giant robot.

The Thing

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5 thoughts on “Power Pack #36: The Twelfth

  1. Oh you think I don’t read the text on the web page, eh? Shows what you know, I read it every time, so there you big mean evil killing ROBOT! And just for that, I’ll … uh … very politely leave some comments. (please don’t squish me)

    I love this issue. I mean seriously, I LOVE THIS ISSUE! Bog delivers a 100% great story, the dialog is on point, and the artwork is a home run on every single page. It’s almost impossible to do the funny/best rankings because there’s something to love throughout. Ben Grimm smelling bread. Master Mold. Alex super-energized and destroying. Love love love!

    If you want to hear more of my thoughts on this issue, here’s my suggestion. Listen to your podcast episode again. That covers it. Completely. I’ll wait. … still waiting … try using 1.4x speed like I do … *whistles* … You done yet? No? sigh … *plays sudoku* … Oh, you’re done! Cool! So, uh, where was I…

    Matt was a great addition to the show. He earned his alliteration badge with that stellar 86.2% success rate. Well done. I appreciate him giving more detail on “The Twelve” storyline, as he answered some longstanding questions I had about it but had given up X-books by the time they were resolved. Fun to hear, and now I don’t have to Google it. Winning!

    My interpretation of Jeff during stars and detention. Best kid: Alex. Worst kid: Alex. Rules? Ah, yer mudda’s mustache!

    Oh and Jeff, I really need to see the numbers behind those percentages. Math minds want to know. By my calculations, you had a 73.8% level of accuracy with a margin of error +/- 43%. Well, technically it’s 42.51%, but it’s ok, 43% is fine. (But it is 42.51%. You know what, it’s fine. 43% is fine. Really. It doesn’t bother me at all. Sure, no big deal. really. just, yeah, it’s 42.51%)

    Hmm, do I want to read Prince and the Pauper now? Hmm. I kinda do, but my lips get so tired from novels, and it eats into my comic-reading time. But hmm.

    Thanks again, my Pack-Men! (Don’t know if you noticed, my twitter handle used to be “Tim Price – Podcrasher”, but I liked it so much when you read it as “Tim Price – The Podcrasher” I had to change it.)



    I loved Ben stopping and smelling the bread baking…it is what all normal people would do. I would really like to have more time spent just with the Power’s hanging out with the Fantastic Four. Not even in a fight the villain of the week kind of way either, but just as friends and family’s having a get together. It could be super mundane and I would eat it up.

    Guess I have to go listen to my show to hear your thought about it…be right back…Wow, very insightful! Good job with that Tim! And if I might add, you have a great sounding mental voice and are very funny. 🙂

    I do play a little it of Calvin Ball with the “Rules” of the show, but I really do think that the best kid can also be the worst kid. But I think I prefer your explanation of, “Ah, yer mudda’s mustache!”

    Checked your math, your 42.51% should have actually rounded to 42.52% as you didn’t follow the decimal down for enough. But that’s okay, what’s accuracy amongst friends anyways?

    Wow, I hadn’t noticed the change with the addition of the “The” to your name, and I am sorry that we messed it up. That said, I am also flattered that you liked our flub so much that you changed it…making us retroactively correct, and that is the best kind of correct!! (Is it though? I really don’t know if it is but I have said it and am now going to have to stand by it.)

    Talk at you later buddy, hope you are having a great one and hoping your daughter is recovering well. Give her our best.


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