Power Pack #53: Chinks in the Armor

You can listen to the episode by clicking: Episode 70.

Beer and Cover

Let me be real with you guys….this is not our favorite issue. There are problems within it. Art, story, characters….you name it. With that in mind, let’s see if we can start off with the positives.

New Powers

This really awesome interior cover was done by friend of the show, Jon Bogdanove. It features the kids with their new powers, and Franklin. Katie is holding up Franklin and Jack, who is shooting a powerball. Julie and Alex are flying in the background. It is pretty awesome.

The Bad Guys

Then we have the rest of the book. Okay. Positive…positive…….Dr. Doom is in the book as part of Acts of Vengeance. He also has a plan. But, he is not the best Doom and his plan is kinda lame.

Worst Puzzle Ever

I guess you could say this issue is a giant puzzle. But it is a 20 piece puzzle made of big pieces that are all individual colors and they don’t go together and they don’t form anything.


And your brother jumps over the puzzle knocking it over repeatedly.


Positive….positive….Okay…here is something positive. It looks like Alex and Julie are hitting that serious growth spurt that comes in the teenage years. I mean, they are as tall, or taller than their father, and they are just giants compared to Jack and Katie. So, that is a positive, right?

The Note

Maybe I was a little too sassy in that last paragraph. Let me try again….how about this note. It has great cursive, and looks very nice. As far as the content goes and how it is the weakest trap that was ever set yet Alex falls for it……well.

Hey There Big Boy

What about that trap? Well, let’s take a look at that. The bad gal waits for Alex to show up, reveals herself, then has him watch as she harms his dad. Fine….Okay. At least she has a nice coat.

Buff Boy

Keeping on with the positive theme, it also appears that Alex is really hitting the protein shakes to help with those growth spurts. ‘Cause the boy is getting THICK. I mean, Gold’s Gym has a new spokesman. Watch out.


All in all….I guess this could have been worse. I mean…it was not Weekend at Bernie’s 3!

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2 thoughts on “Power Pack #53: Chinks in the Armor

  1. I probably read my roommate’s copy of this issue, but I had no memory of it. By coincidence, I came across a copy of it last year, and bought it because hey, it’s Power Pack, and Acts of Vengeance. A sure thing, right? … I don’t always make good choices.

    Making me nostalgic for the panel of Alex and Johnny Rival doing the chicken dance. It must have been, because two podcasters and one crasher all titled that panel “chicken dance.” Good times.

    Even with this issue, it’s great hearing you guys discuss it. Thank you, my Pack-Men.


    1. Always fun to have a discussion about things that we love. Sometimes those things have a bad day, but they are still worth discussing.
      I bet the copy you found set you back a pretty penny… maybe even fifty of them. 😉
      Chicken Dance out!!


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