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The podcast for pop culture and comic book fans. Each week the panel of comic book enthusiats take a look at current titles, collected trades, and give their take on current pop culture news.

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The podcast for pop culture and comic book fans. Each week the panel of comic book enthusiats take a look at current titles, collected trades, and give their take on current pop culture news.

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Too Much Matthew

By Maijstral - Jun 22 2019
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As the years have gone on and Matthew has basically turned into a living, derailing, pop culture reference machine, I can't listen to this show anymore. At least on Critical Hit there is a good GM who reigns him in like a good show host would.

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Awesome podcast but cannot find episodes lower than #339

iTunes Ratings

241 Ratings
Average Ratings
217
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7

Too Much Matthew

By Maijstral - Jun 22 2019
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As the years have gone on and Matthew has basically turned into a living, derailing, pop culture reference machine, I can't listen to this show anymore. At least on Critical Hit there is a good GM who reigns him in like a good show host would.

Amazing

By Readying - Mar 29 2015
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Awesome podcast but cannot find episodes lower than #339
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Major Spoilers Comic Book Podcast

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The podcast for pop culture and comic book fans. Each week the panel of comic book enthusiats take a look at current titles, collected trades, and give their take on current pop culture news.

Rank #1: Major Spoilers Podcast #840: Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted

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Welcome to the center stage - SPIDER-GWEN! Batman/Hush is here, and what it does is interesting. Powers of X #1 has dropped and Matthew shares his thoughts.

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NEWS

http://majorspoilers.com/2019/08/04/kevin-conroy-joins-crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover/

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
BATMAN/HUSH
Director: Justin Copeland
Writers: Ernie Altbacker
Stars: Jason O'Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Stuart Allan
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: July 20, 2019
A mysterious villain uses Catwoman, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and several of Batman's other enemies and allies in a game to create chaos in Batman's life.
[rating:4.5/5]

MATTHEW
POWERS OF X #1
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: R. B. Silva
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: July 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after.

You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!
[rating:3.5/5]

DISCUSSION

Spider-Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted?
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking the comics world by storm with her own series! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse! From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
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Aug 07 2019
46 mins
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Rank #2: Major Spoilers Podcast #839: The Justice Society Returns

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The Justice Society Returns! No, really! We also talk The Joker, The Boys, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #98.

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NEWS

https://youtu.be/t433PEQGErc

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
The Boys is an American superhero dark comedy web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series was developed by Eric Kripke. It premiered on July 26, 2019.[2] In early July 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a second season ahead of the series premiere.
[rating:4.5/5]

MATTHEW
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #96
Writer: Tom Waltz/Kevin Eastman
Artist:Michael Dialnyas
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price:$3.99
Release Date: July 31, 2019

As the war for New York reaches a fever pitch, Splinter makes his final gambit for complete victory. Meanwhile, the Turtles are on the run and may not be able to count on each other for survival!
[rating:3.5/5]

RODRIGO
FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HOUSES
Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Nintendo
Cover Price: $59.99
Release Date: July 26 2019
Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer’s Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?

The game features the refined gameplay the Fire Emblem™ franchise is known for. Command a party of warriors to move and fight on a grid-based battlefield and, for the first time in the series history, assign battalions of troops to support individual units in battle. As a professor, you are responsible for teaching your students and improving their skills in their academic lives and in battle. These may be school assignments, but the stakes are very real. Your students’ lives depend on your leadership. It’s up to you to guide each of them, so that they may wield a variety of weapons, master the study of magic, and acquire special skills such as horsemanship. But there’s more to being a professor than commanding armies. Freely roam Garreg Mach Monastery and the academy within it, while interacting with talented students to build relationships and gather intel. After meeting one enigmatic girl named Sothis…you’ll come to realize that she appears only within your mind. What other mysteries await?
[rating: 4/5]

DISCUSSION

JUSTICE SOCIETY RETURNS
Writers: Various
Artists: Various
Publisher: DC Comics
The superheroes that make up the Justice Society of America take on the disciples of a mad god named Stalker, who is out to eliminate war by ending life itself.

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Jul 31 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #3: The Legion Clubhouse #006: The MacGuffin Legion (and Mark Waid too!)

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In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we examine Superboy #98, and Adventure Comics #300 and discover the point where the Legion goes from a plot device to main event. Also, Legion of Super-Heroes writer, Mark Waid stops by to talk about his favorite Legion member.

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime... This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

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Superboy #98
The Boy with Ultra-Powers!
July 1962
w:Jerry Siegel
a: Curt Swan
A super-powered young man named Ultra-Boy has arrived in Smallville with his guide Marla Latham, for the purpose of trying to learn the secret identity of Superboy. Mingling in with the youth of Smallville, Ultra-Boy attempts to learn Superboy's secret identity, at first asking Superboy's confidant Pete Ross. This cause Pete to worry about accidentally revealing the fact that he knows Superboy's secret identity.

Meanwhile, both Ultra-Boy and Superboy find out that they are really costumed super-heroes when they both scan each other with their x-ray visions and see their costumes under each other. When Pete is trapped in the Smallville bank's vault, Ultra-Boy and Superboy arrive to save him. However, when Superboy's x-ray vision is unable to peer into the workings of the lead based vault door, Ultra-Boy is able to do so because his vision does not have the same limitation.

With Pete Ross freed, Ultra-Boy reveals to Superboy his purpose for trying to learn Superboy's identity: That he's really an alien from the 30th Century, and that his reward for learning Superboy's identity would be membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes. With his mission a success Ultra-Boy returns to the future with Marla and bids farewell to Superboy and Pete. - via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #300
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
September 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte/Al Plastino
When the powers of the Legionnaires go out of control, they summon Superboy to the 30th century to aid them. They discover the cause is a lead masked villain called Urthlo. When Urthlo drives back Superboy with Kryptonite vision, Superboy frees Mon-El from the Phantom Zone long enough for him to defeat Urthlo, who turns out to be a robot sent to the future by the teen-age Lex Luthor. But when the lead antidote (Serum XY-4) created for Mon-El proves to only be temporary, he is returned to the Phantom Zone to save his life. - via DC Wikia

Apr 14 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: Major Spoilers Podcast #689: Earth X

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Things get weird on Earth X, while we take a look at The Flash #4, Bounty #2, Adam and Gill’s Triva Game, and Rightwing #2. Plus Luke Cuge!

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NEWS
Luke Cage Trailer arrives - Reaction
http://majorspoilers.com/2016/08/09/television-luke-cage-trailer/

Make sure to head to Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers for a bonus track episode where we discuss fans trying to shut down Rotten Tomatoes.

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
THE FLASH #4
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Neil Googe
“Lightning Strikes Twice” part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters.
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
Bounty #2
Writer: Kurtis Wiebe
Artist: Mindy Lee
Sisters Nina and Georgie are bounty hunters, wanted criminals, and flat broke. In their quest to finally get paid, they've taken on a dangerous job on a familiar planet. It's a showdown between old enemies and new allies as the epic sci-fi adventure continues!
[rating: 3/5]

RODRIGO
Adam and Gill's Trivia Game
Adam Smith and Gill Hatcher, the respective founders of two of Scotland's longest running anthology comics, Khaki Shorts and Team Girl Comic. They've come together to bring the world 'Adam and Gill's Trivia Game', a brand new comic collection of expert-level humour and nonsense.
[rating:2/5]

ASHLEY
Nightwing #2
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Javier Fernandez
“Better than Batman” part two! Nightwing and his new mentor Raptor embark on their first assignment for the Parliament of Owls. Will Raptor prove himself a superior mentor for Nightwing? Or will they both fall prey to the fangs of Kobra?
[rating 4/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2016/08/09/major-spoilers-poll-week-blue-vs-gold-edition/

If you want to suggest a trade paperback, you need to send an email to podcast@majorspoilers.com. That suggestion will go into the hopper and at least once a month, we’ll pick a number of suggestions for you to vote on, and at the end of the polling period, the book with the most votes will get the Major Spoilers Podcast treatment.

DISCUSSION:
Earth X
Collects Earth X (1999) #0-12, X. Spawned from the brilliant creative mind of Alex Ross, EARTH X is one of Marvel's greatest epics. Along with writer Jim Krueger and artist John Paul Leon, Ross breathes life into and gives amazing detail to every facet of the EARTH X mythos – exploring the depths and heights of the Marvel Universe, from the roots of its humble beginnings to the peak of its ultimate potential.

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Aug 10 2016
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #5: Major Spoilers Podcast #726: Torchwood Vol. 1

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We’ll find out who is a wall and who is the wall. Plus, we review The Flash #21 and Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #12, and discuss the Torchwood trade paperback. There are also meanderings talking about our kids and diets, and the kick butt poll of the week!

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NEWS
DC launches Digital Service with Titans series and more
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/04/25/titans-and-young-justice-outsiders-to-debut-on-upcoming-dc-branded-digital-service

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
THE FLASH #21
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Howard Porter
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
“THE BUTTON” part two! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
[rating: 4/5]

MATTHEW
DOCTOR WHO: NINTH DOCTOR #12
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Adriana Melo
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
New adventures of the ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston!
[rating: 3/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/25/major-spoilers-poll-week-braindead-weekend-edition/
TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
TORCHWOOD VOLUME 1 - WORLD WITHOUT END TPB
Writers: John Barrowman, Carol Barrowman
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Based on the TV show Torchwood!
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired four series between 2006 and 2011. In contrast to Doctor Who, whose target audience includes both adults and children, Torchwood is aimed at an older audience

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Apr 26 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #6: Black Panther vs. The Klan

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Black Panther vs. The Klan! Plus, Shazam! Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope #1, Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, and Sonitus #1.

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NEWS
Production is underway on SHAZAM!
https://batman-news.com/2018/02/05/shazam-plot-synopsis-official/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE SORCERER POPE #1
Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist: Ismael Canales
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics’ favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas. Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Jason Fabok
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price:$7.99

Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them.
[rating: 3/5]

RODRIGO
Sonitus #1
Writer: Cody Sousa, Dan Sheppard
Artist: Cecilia Lo Valvo, Dee Cunniffe
Publisher: Alterna
Cover Price: $1.50
Mysterious voices lure a man back to his hometown to visit an abandoned house that he used to frequent as a child. But as he journeys through his old hangout, he encounters a supernatural presence that forces him to face his past and his darkest fears.
[rating: 2/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2018/02/13/major-spoilers-poll-week-favorite-cover-madness-editions-week-two/

DISCUSSION
ESSENTIAL BLACK PANTHER VOLUME 1
Writer: Don McGregor, Jack Kirby
Artist: Rich Bukler

Embark on an expedition into the heart of Marvel's dark continent! Join T'Challa, King of Wakanda - AKA the Black Panther - as he fights to uphold peace and justice in both his own African kingdom and the urban jungle of New York City. Experience the thrills as one of the Marvel Universe's noblest knights-errant takes on everything from hate mongering heels to futuristic frog time machines, as brought to you by the inimitable imaginations of some of comicdom's most sensational scribes.

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Feb 14 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #7: Major Spoilers Podcast #730: The Return to the Amalgam Universe

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: It’s time to make another trip to the Amalgam Universe. We also review Destroyer #1, The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD #1, Animal Jam, and the most recent episode of Doctor Who. Plus which Roger Moore Bond film is the best Roger Moore Bond film?

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NEWS
Black Lightning isn't part of the Arrowverse
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/05/18/television-black-lightning-first-look-trailer-arrives/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #1 (of 6)
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice...putting her on a crash course with her family's original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. An intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

MATTHEW
The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD #1
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: André Lima Araújo
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“CITY OF GOD” Nothing lives forever, be it man, god, or empire, but that doesn’t mean you have to go quietly. Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns. The critically acclaimed THE WICKED + THE DIVINE inevitably vandalizes history as it turns to the Sack of Rome. Showcasing the epic art of ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO (Avengers AI, Man Plus), the special is NOT included in the forthcoming fifth volume of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

RODRIGO
Animal Jam
Writer: Fernando Ruiz, Eric Esquivel
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover Price: $3.99
Hey Kids, it's Animal Jam! The world's largest online playground for kids where they can learn about the natural world is now a new and exciting comic! Join in on the fun for all new adventures with all of your favorite characters!

ASHLEY
DOCTOR WHO 10.6
A long time ago, the Doctor is sent to execute Missy, only to have Nardole interrupt on the behest of River Song. He refuses to kill Missy, instead opting to imprison and guard her for 1000 years. In the present, the Pope comes to the Doctor, asking to help translate a text called "Veritas". Everyone who has read it has committed suicide, and the Doctor, Nardole, and Bill are brought to the Vatican to investigate. While there, Bill and Nardole discover a portal, which leads them to the Pentagon. They find the portals being projected leading all over the world. The Doctor temporarily restores his sight using Time Lord technology, but is ambushed by aliens. Nardole realizes the projectors are not projecting portals, but the whole world. His realization causes him to dematerialize. Bill finds the Doctor, who tells her the world is a simulation, and Veritas contains the proof. Bill then disappears due to the alien's intervention, the Doctor realizing this is a test to see if they can conquer the Earth. However, the simulation is too exact, as his sonic sunglasses still work perfectly, and the virtual Doctor sends his information to the real one to warn of the coming invasion.

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/05/23/major-spoilers-poll-week-bond-james-bond/

DISCUSSION
Amalgam
"Assassins
On Earth-9602, two deadly assassins named Catsai and Dare decide to take on The Big Question. On their way they easily kill Deadeye and Lethal and defeat Wired. After The Big Question blinds Dare, Catsai manages to deliver the fatal blow."

"Bullets and Bracelets
Bullets and Bracelets is the adventures of the team of Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and The Punisher (Trevor Castle). The two had apparently been husband and wife in the Amalgam universe, but their union had come to tears after their first child was born. In this adventure, they reunite to find their baby who had been kidnapped by the Hand, although more nefarious forces including the villainous Thanoseid (read: Darkseid + Thanos) are masterminding the abduction. "

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May 24 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #8: Major Spoilers Podcast #686: Superman & Batman Generations

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: You picked it, and we review it - Superman and Batman Generations! Plus Rightwing #1, Kim & Kim #1, Faith #1, and the new young Han Solo!

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NEWS
Alden Enrenreich is Young Han Solo
http://majorspoilers.com/2016/07/17/movies-alden-ehrenreich-young-han-solo/

Make sure to head to https://members.majorspoilers.com to get a bonus track where we discuss 30 years of Big Trouble in Little China and The Love Bug!

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Yanick Paquette
He’s been Robin, Batman, a spy, a ghost. Now, Dick Grayson returns to Gotham City to reclaim the life that was taken from him. But when a new evil threatens those he loves most, Nightwing faces being torn away from home once again in order to destroy the dark force once and for all. Powerhouse artist Yanick Paquette joins series writer Tim Seeley to return Nightwing to the DC superhero stage!
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Because you demanded it…the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?
[rating: 4/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2016/07/19/new-comic-releases-july-20-2016/

If you want to suggest a trade paperback, you need to send an email to podcast@majorspoilers.com. That suggestion will go into the hopper and at least once a month, we’ll pick a number of suggestions for you to vote on, and at the end of the polling period, the book with the most votes will get the Major Spoilers Podcast treatment.

DISCUSSION:
Superman & Batman: Generations Volume 1
Writer/Artist: John Byrne
This incredible tale follows the exploits of Batman and Superman as they meet in the late 1930s and encounter each otheralong with colourful menaces including the Joker and Mr. Mxyzptlkacross the decades. Along the way, as the two heroes establish their own families, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight pass on their missions and names to a new generations of heroes: their own sons and daughters!

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Jul 20 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: Action Comics #1000

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Action Comics #1000!? Steven Spielberg takes on the Blackhawks? And we review The Damned #9, Captain America #700, the new Overwatch Archive, and Wolverine: The Long Night Podcast

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NEWS
Steven Spielberg to direct Blackhawks movie
http://variety.com/2018/film/news/steven-spielberg-blackhawk-dc-1202756319/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
THE DAMNED #9
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Publisher: Oni Press
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 18, 2018
Before they were cursed, before they were damned, Eddie, Morgan, Sophie, and the Wyrm were just kids with big dreams of striking it rich. But when your plan is to rob a demon-run gambling operation, those dreams can quickly turn to nightmares. Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn present a new story from Eddie’s past, one that spells trouble for his future.
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
CAPTAIN AMERICA #700
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Chris Samnee
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
Cap is finally "OUT OF TIME"!
• Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization-and that's to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not!
• PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America's past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!
[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
OVERWATCH ARCHIVES: RETRIBUTION
Experience pivotal moments from history in Overwatch Archives. Join a team of four heroes and participate in cooperative, story-driven missions that give you a new perspective on the era before the fall of Overwatch.

This year, you can take command of the agents of Blackwatch and face off against Talon in an exciting new mission, Retribution. You’ll also get a second chance to stop an omnic insurrection as last year’s Uprising mission returns for a rematch. Looking for more of a challenge? Dial up the difficulty and earn additional achievement rewards.

You’ll earn Archives Loot Boxes as you play, unlocking new cosmetic skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays based on moments from Overwatch’s past. Archives Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but hurry, they get reencrypted and filed away come April 30.
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT PODCAST
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Stitcher Premium & Marvel
Federal agents are led to the fictional town of Burns, Alaska working a serial murder case. Logan is the main suspect. The agents will uncover Logan's dual identity and the corruption in the small town. Logan is attempting to escape from society and over the course of the series recover some of his lost memories. He is however drawn to execute "frontier justice". Located near by is the Aurora cult, who may or may not have power or be involved in the murders.
[rating: 3/5]

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DISCUSSION
Action Comics #1000
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $7.99
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future—this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

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Apr 18 2018
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #10: The Legion Clubhouse #004: The Legacy of Tom Tanner

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In this episode, we take a look at Superman #147, and Action Comics #290. There is evil afoot, and only the Legion of Super-Heroes (with Superman and Superboy) can stop them!

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime... This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

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Superman #147
The Legion of Super-Villains!
August 1961
w: Jerry Siegel
a: Curt Swan/Sheldon Moldoff

Adventure Comics #290
Secret of the Seventh Hero
November 1961
w: Robert Bernstein
a: George Papp

Mar 17 2017
32 mins
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Rank #11: The Legion Clubhouse #005: What a Bunch of Animals

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In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we look at Adventure Comics #293, and Action Comics #287. What do you do when the Legion is taken down by brains in jars? What's a Whizzy?

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime... This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

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Adventure Comics #293
The Legion of Super-Traitors!
March 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: Curt Swan
After a day of work at Pa Kent's store, Clark is called into action as Superboy, however when attempting to save an air craft from crashing, Superboy suddenly leaves it to crash, forcing Krypto to come to the rescue. Afterward, Superboy suddenly snaps again and is about to throw Krypto into space along the path of a Kryptonite meteor, however he snaps out of it again.

Before Superboy can learn the source of his uncharacteristic behavior, he receives a call from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Going to the designated meeting place, Superboy meets with Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad who have come to Earth to get Superboy's aid updating their records of which Kryptonian criminals had been banished to the Phantom Zone before Krypton's destruction. As Superboy is showing the Legion, Mon-El suddenly appears and warns Superboy that the Legion plans on betraying him and freeing the Phantom Zone criminals. The Legion members then suddenly blast Superboy with special Kryptonite rings that incapacitate the boy of Steel. It's revealed that the Legion are under the control of the Brain Globes of Rambat, who seek to conquer the Earth, but saw Superboy as their only obstacle.

With Superboy defeated, and not considering the Legion members as a threat, the Brain Globes free the Legion and prepare for their conquest. Realizing that the globes had no effect on Krypto prompt the Legion to travel through time and collect Comet the Super-horse, Streaky the Super-cat, and Beppo the Super-monkey to form the Legion of Super-Pets. With the aid of the Super-Pets, the Legion of Super-Heroes are able to defeat the Brain Globes and force them to abandon their goals of conquest. With the globes defeated, the Super-Pets return to their respective eras and Saturn Girl revives Superboy and informs him that she cannot tell him how they defeated the Brain Globes. She then sends Superboy to destroy the device the Brain Globes intended to use to move the Earth. Afterward, Superboy returns home to inform his family what came over him that day and his plan to clear things up with the authorities as well. - via DC Wikia

Action Comics #287
Supergirl's Greatest Challenge
April 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: Jim Mooney
After spending time at her friend Margie's house where her Superman fan-club has Lois Lane over as a guest visitor, Supergirl (as Linda Lee Danvers) returns home. There she is told by Fred Danvers that the sheriff is about to blow up the tree stump which hides the secret exit to their home which Supergirl uses to leave unseen. Supergirl rushes off to prevent the entrance from being seen. Returning home once more she gets a signal from the Legion of Super-Heroes to visit them in the 30th Century.

At first she wonders why the Legion called her because they all appear to be busy doing other things, however she strangely finds them at the Legion's headquarters. The Legion quickly have her board their ship to go out into space to stop the Positive Man. Supergirl succeeds in doing so by attracting a negative creature from space to cause the two to explode.

Returning to Earth, the Legion members find that their super-powers no longer work, and in order to avoid a crime spree, Supergirl with the help of Whizzy (the future descendant of her super-cat Streaky) help make it appear as though the Legion still has their super-powers by helping them out behind the scenes.

However, this is all a trick, and the "Legion" members are really members of the Chameleon men, alien shape changers who are posing as the Legion. With Supergirl's guard down, they use a Phantom Zone projector to shunt both Supergirl and Whizzy into the Phantom Zone. Using Whizzy's telepathic abilities, they gain the aid of the owner of an android factory they had saved earlier to send in an android resembling the Chameleon Men to enter the Legion base and free Supergirl and Whizzy.

Supergirl then quickly defeats the Chameleon Men, trapping them in a transparent dome, and freeing the other Legion members. After she says goodbye to the Legion and Whizzy and returns to her own time and relates to the story to Streaky. - via DC Wikia

Mar 31 2017
36 mins
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Rank #12: The Legion Clubhouse #003: Born on a Monday

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In this episode, we take a look at Action Comics #276 and Superboy #89, and we get to talk with comic book writer, Chris Roberson.

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime... This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

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Action Comics #276
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends
May 1961
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Jim Mooney
While spending time with the other girls in the orphanage in her civilian guise of Linda Lee, Supergirl becomes upset that she doesn't have any female friends whom she can confide in. Switching to her Supergirl identity when she receives a call, she meets Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes, along with two other newer Legion members, Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl who have come to the 20th Century to cheer Supergirl up.

They take her back to the 30th Century and invite her to join the Legion, and introduce her to the other new members: Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, and Brainiac 5 -- The latter being the descendant of Superman's old foe Brainiac. After partaking in the Legion of Super-Heroes' parade, Supergirl prepares to return to her own time, when Brainiac 5 asks her to stay and be his girlfriend. Supergirl politely declines because she has to return to her own time.

Back in the 20th century, Supergirl is contacted by Lori Lemaris and Jerro to test out a new force field they hope will protect Supergirl from harmful Kryptonite rays. The device works, however when Supergirl tries to throw the Kryptonite into space she scares off Krypto. burying the Kryptonite on a distant planet and returning home, Supergirl's force field device is damaged by a meteor and Lori is unable to repair it. When Supergirl returns to the orphanage as Linda Lee, the girls tease her when she is forced to lie to them and tell them she has no boyfriend, when in reality she has two admirers in both Brainiac 5, and Jerro. - via DC Wikia

Superboy #89
Superboy's Big Brother
June 1961
Writer: Robert Bernstein
Artist: George Papp
While out with Ma and Pa Kent, Clark notices a rocket crashing to Earth. Investigating it as Superboy, the Boy of Steel is shocked to find an occupant inside that has a star chart and a medallion around his neck from Jor-El, his own father, about his apparent son. Believing that this person is a previously unknown and long lost brother, Superboy is disappointed to find that the occupant has amnesia. Taking him in with the Kents, they decide to name him Mon-El, based partially on the day of the week he landed on Earth (Monday) and on Kryptonian names. Pa Kent also sets Mon-El up with a civilian guise of Bob Cobb so that Mon-El can assume a civilian life in Smallville, as a brush salesman.

However, Superboy beings to get suspicious of Mon-El's true nature, and begins to doubt his origins when he realizes the buckle on Mon-El's belt is not made of any Kryptonian metal, and Krypto doesn't recognize Mon-El. As a final test, Superboy tries to expose Mon-El to Kryptonite as the boy sleeps and is shocked that it has no effect.

The next day, after Mon-El tries to show up Clark for Lana Lang's affections, Superboy decides to trick Mon-El into "revealing" himself by orchestrating a Kryptonite meteor hoax while they're playing. To do so, Superboy paints lead meteors to resemble Kryptonite and throws them into space so that they land on Earth at the right time. Superboy is shocked to find that Mon-El is effected by the lead meteors just as Superboy would have been effected by real Kryptonite. This causes Mon-El's memories to return, and he reveals that his real name is Lar Grand, who was from the planet Daxam, and landed on Krypton just before it's destruction and befriended Jor-El before departing the planet, and that the crash really did cause him to have amnesia. As lead being the Daxarian's weakness, Mon-El is about to die, however Superboy comes up with a solution to save Mon-El's life, by sending him to the Phantom Zone until he can find a cure for Mon-El's lead poisoning. - via DC Wikia

Mar 02 2017
59 mins
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Rank #13: MSP #747 Pre-Show: Orville vs. Discovery

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The JLX are here! And so is the Speed Demon! Plus, The Beautiful Death #1, Wonder Woman #31, Southern Bastards #18 and BUG!

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NEWS
HBO Orders Watchmen Pilot
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/09/21/television-hbo-orders-watchment-pilot/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #18
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Chris Brunner, Jason Latour
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“GUT CHECK,” Part Four. Roberta Tubb’s entire life has prepared her for this moment. But how far is she willing to go to avenge her daddy?
[rating:3.5/5]

MATTHEW
BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4
Writer: Lee Allred
Artist Mike Allred
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: Price: $3.99
Bug meets Boston Brand, known more commonly as Deadman, one-time circus performer turned nomadic ghost. Deadman has now become trapped in a robotic body, and Bug’s chase through dimensions and realities may just be the key to breaking the spook out of his tin can.
[rating: 3.5/5]

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THE BEAUTIFUL DEATH #1
Writer/Artist: Mathieu Bablet
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
The apocalypse has been and gone. The age of humanity is at an end, and horrifying insect aliens from the depths of infinite space are the new masters of the Earth!

What does resistance mean, when there’s nothing left to fight for?

That’s what Wayne, Jeremiah, and Soham, the only survivors of the devastating invasion, struggle with – seeking a future that justifies their presence on a ruined world.

As they pick through the remains of human civilization, keeping out of reach of the bugs, none of them suspect that they are part of a much larger plan, one that involves another, unknown, survivor!
[rating: 3/5]

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WONDER WOMAN #31
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
"Children of the Gods" part one! Spinning out of the pages of DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR, legendary writer James Robinson comes on board to answer one of the biggest questions of the year: Who is Wonder Woman's brother? Taken away from Themyscira in the dead of night, the mysterious Jason has been hidden somewhere far from the sight of gods and men...but his life and Wonder Woman's are about to intersect in a terrifying way, bringing them face to face with a cosmic threat they never imagined! Don't miss the start of the next great Wonder Woman epic!
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
JLX
JLX are a team of metamutants in the Amalgam universe that defected from the Judgment League: Avengers after they unjustly tried Aquamariner for crimes against humanity.

SPEED DEMON
James Sanders was a member of the Squadron Sinister known as Whizzer until he pursued a solo life of crime as Speed Demon. He eventually found himself a member of the Thunderbolts despite being unsure if he even wanted to reform.

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Sep 27 2017
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #14: Major Spoilers Podcast #759: Best of 2017

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It is that time of year, time to name the best comics, television, movies, and games on our lists for the year!

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Dec 26 2017
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #15: Avengers Under Siege!

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Jarvis is almost killed as the Masters of Evil put the Avengers Under Siege! Plus Blackwood #1, Hunt for Wolverine #1, Resident Alien #2, and Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery Mobile Game reviews.

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STEPHEN
BLACKWOOD #1
Writer: Evan Dorkin
Artist: Veronica Fish
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 30, 2018
When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College--a school that trains students in the occult--their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean's curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: David Marquez, Paolo Siquier, Walden Wong
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: April 25, 2018

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan's death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine's return are laid down here... who will solve it first?

[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
RESIDENT ALIEN #2 (Vol. 5)
Writer: Peter Hogan
Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 9, 2018
Nurse Asta and Shaman Twelvetrees earn Harry's complete trust and learn more about the newest mystery that's haunting him. Stranded on Earth, Harry's only hope of communicating with his home planet could possibly be found in New York City! Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series!
[rating: 4/5]

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HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS MYSTERY Mobile Game
Studio: Jam City & Portkey Games
Cover Price: $0
Release Date: April 25
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing video game set in the Harry Potter universe, established by J. K. Rowling's series of novels. The game is set between Harry's birth and his enrolment to Hogwarts. Players can create and customise their own personal avatar who is a student attending Hogwarts, a British school for magic. They can attend magic classes, learn spells, battle rivals and embark on quests. Through the game's encounter system, players will be able to make choices that have an impact on the game's narrative.Players can interact with notable characters from the series such as Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall.
[rating: 4/5]

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DISCUSSION
AVENGERS UNDER SIEGE
Roger Stern
John Buscema
Marvel

There are certain unwritten rules that apply to the Avengers:
The Earth's Mightiest Heroes are a united and unbeatable Unit.
No intelligent foe would launch a direct assault on their Mansion
Jarvis, the team's butler, is off limits to physical assault.
But Baron Zemo, master strategist and leader of the Masters of Evil, has no use for the restraints of society. Preying upon their emotional differences, he will divide and conquer the globe's premiere super-team. Outsmarting their high-tech defense system, he will kick down their front door,. Harnessing the power of the world's most vicious villains, he will stop at nothing to taste victory...including beating a helpless butler.

This is the story that breaks all the rules. You've been warned.

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May 02 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #16: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, and things get really dark. Archie Comics #30, Red Sonja/Tarzan #1, and The Mainstream #1 all get reviewed, plus we talk about why so many people are upset about the Venom trailer.

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NEWS
The first Venom trailer is here
http://majorspoilers.com/2018/04/24/new-venom-trailer-finally-arrives-and-people-are-still-complaining/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ARCHIE #30
Writers: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Artists: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 25, 2018
It’s the run-up to the most important event in the gang’s lives—the spring dance! Who’s going with whom? Who’s NOT going with whom? And how will Archie end up tanking the whole night?
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
RED SONJA/TARZAN #1
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist:Walter Geovani
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release: May 2, 2018
The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle! Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
[rating:4/5]

RODRIGO
The Mainstream #1
Writer: Michael Dolce & Talent Caldwell
Artist:Tony Moy
Publisher: Zenescope
Cover Price: 3.99
Release Date:April 18, 2018
There are people on this Earth that do not belong. It’s up to a Chicago detective and a covert, inter-dimensional police force to send them back where they came from.
[rating: 2.5/5]

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DISCUSSION
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Tyler Boss
Publisher: Black Mask Studios
Cover Price: $14.99
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.
When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.
180ish pages of full color comic-booking about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny from rising star writer Matthew Rosenberg and equally rising star artist Tyler Boss.

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Apr 25 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #17: The Legion Clubhouse #007: Dumbest Origin Story?

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In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we take a look at Adventure Comics #301 and Adventure Comics #302, and discuss what might just be the dumbest origin story of all time. Plus, what happens when you lose your powers?

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime... This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

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Adventure Comics #301
The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy
October 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
The Legion holds an "open audition". They reject a powerless rich kid named Lester Spiffany and an applicant called Storm Boy who fakes his powers with a hidden weather control device. Bouncing Boy is then randomly chosen to tell his origin. After gaining his bouncing powers by accidentally drinking a super-plastic formula, he is rejected for Legion membership. But when Bouncing Boy uses his rubbery properties to ground himself so he can defeat a criminal with an electric shocker, he is invited to join the Legion. His story encourages the new applicants to keep trying. - via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #302
Sun-Boy's Lost Powers!
November 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Sun-Boy make a trip to Metropolis where the people are unveiling the first of a series of statues in honor of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The first statue is revealed to be of Sun-Boy, who has to use his powers to destroy the statue when it begins to topple, threatening to crush spectators of the event. Flying back to headquarters later, Sun-Boy realizes his powers have run out when he cannot use them to illuminate a city going through a black out.

This prompts Sun-Boy to try and restore his powers, using a similar atomic device that first gave him his powers, and later a volcano, however both attempts fail to restore them. When an entomologist visits the Legions base to gift them with insects from other planets, Sun-Boy's powers briefly come back. Later when Ultra-Boy and Superboys arrive for a scheduled meeting, Sun-Boy asks them to help try to restore his powers using a mirror device and both heroes x-ray visions. This attempt also fails. After giving up, Sun-Boy accepts the fact that his powers are gone, and he is asked to resign from the Legion, he cleans out his locker and supplies and leaves.

Later, while watching the Legion in action, Sun-Boy is visited by Bouncing Boy who has come to take his Legion monitor. Later, Kranyak, a villain which Sun-Boy helped incarcerate, learns of the news about Sun-Boy's powers escapes from prison. Reuniting with his gang, Kranyak attacks Sun-Boy to learn if the stories are true. Learning that they are indeed true, Kranyak tells Sun-Boy that he is going to destroy the other Legionaries. Realizing how to finally restore his powers, Sun-Boy travels to the planet Lurna. There he makes a flame-beast blast him with it's flame breath, this miraculously restores his powers.

Sun-Boy then returns to Earth where he stops Kranyak and his gang from crushing the Legion's base with a giant chunk of ice and easily defeats the crook. After Kranyak has been turned over, Sun-Boy explains to the Legion how his powers were restored: That the only way his powers could be restored would be exposure to sufficient heat energy from living creature that has heat-based powers. He goes on to explain he figured it out when he touched a firefly from the planet Lurna, and so went there find a creature with stronger flame powers. He also explains that the reason why his powers weren't restored by Superboy and Ultra Boy is because they are really robots.

This was figured out while Sun-Boy watched the Legion in action and the two heroes were drawn towards Cosmic Boy whenever he used his magnetic powers. When revealed as robots, the Legion checks out their inner workings and learn that they were sent to the future by Ultra Boy and Superboy, who were busy in the 20th Century celebrating the birthday of Pete Ross. The robots were sent to the future to take their place, and they caught caught in a storm during their travel through the time barrier which caused them to forget they were really robots. With all the loose ends tied up, Sun-Boy is welcomed back into the ranks of the Legion of Super-Heroes. - via DC Wikia

Apr 27 2017
37 mins
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Rank #18: Major Spoilers Podcast Movie Special: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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We went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Rob, Stephen, Zach, and The Boy share their VERY SPOILERY thoughts and reactions to the movie.

WARNING: We're serious - we spoil this movie. If you haven't seen the movie, you should listen to this later.

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

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May 03 2014
52 mins
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Rank #19: Major Spoilers Podcast #568: The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Dresden Files, Captain America 3, Lumberjanes #1, Aquaman and the Others, Forbidden Love, Guardians of the Galaxy, and… Rodrigo!

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NEWS
Captain America 3 arrives in 2016
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Archie Comics KILLS Archie Andrews
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Lumberjanes #1
Writer(s): Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
Artist(s): Brooke Allen
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things.

MATTHEW
Aquaman and The Others #1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Ed Tadeo, Lan Medina
Publisher: DC Comics
A “FUTURES END” prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Don’t miss the start of this all-new series!

RODRIGO
Forbidden Love
Writer: Jessie Young
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
https://writejessewrite.squarespace.com/forbidden-love

ZACH
Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #1
Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Publisher: Marvel
GET READY FOR MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WITH AN ALL-NEW COMIC BOOK PRELUDE—WRITTEN BY COSMIC LEGENDS DAN ABNETT AND ANDY LANNING!

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Time to put two heroes in the ring and see who will emerge victorious in a battle for the ages!

Who would win in a fight - Iceman, or the Human Torch?

Discussion
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin

From the mind of best-selling author Jim Butcher, an ALL-NEW, COMPLETELY ORIGINAL Dresden Files story that pits Chicago's mystical detective against bloodthirsty rural monsters. Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them... that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse

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Apr 09 2014
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #20: Major Spoilers Podcast #577: Writing Witchblade

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast - Ashley V Robinson stops by, Ant-man has a director, Wilson Fisk is found, Starlight #4 shines, Witchblade #175, Jirni #1, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-man #2, and Scarlet Witch vs. Hermione!

NEWS
Ant Man Director Announced
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Vincent D’Onofrio to play The Kingpin
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Starlight #4
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Goran Parlov
Publisher: Image Comics
Duke and his young companion are getting deeper into Tantalus’ underground movement, doing everything they can to infiltrate the invaders and meeting some unlikely allies. It’s been 40 years since Duke last held a gun. Does he still have what it takes to drive out alien invaders and save Tantalus for a second time?
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
Witchblade #175
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Laura Braga
Publisher: Top Cow
DOUBLE-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Starting a new storyline, the team of writer RON MARZ and artist LAURA BRAGA continue their acclaimed run, providing an entry point for new readers, as well as a celebration of all that’s gone before. Also features a second story by MARZ & BRAGA, revealing a previously untold tale of the Witchblade in feudal Japan, as well as other bonus features.

[rating:4/5]

RODRIGO
Jirni Vol. 2 #1
Writer: JT Krul
Artist: Paolo Pantalena
Publisher: Aspen
Ara is a warrior-princess with the blood of the mystical D'jinn flowing through her. Powerful, brave, and capable, she is determined to finish her quest to find her kidnapped mother, no matter what obstacles may fall in her path. But, the desert she wanders through seems endless, and something is hunting her. Or is it the other way around?

[rating:4/5]

ZACH
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider=man #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Publisher: Marvel
PART TWO OF THE BIGGEST SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE YEAR “REVIVAL” • After the mind-blowing reveal at the end of the first issue, miles life will NEVER be the same again. • With SHIELD gone, the biggest villain in SPIDER-MAN history is out and nothing can stop him. • Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

[rating:3.5/5]

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Magic it up!
Last week, the Major Spoilers populace determine that Herminone Granger could best Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in a battle of the magic-types. But I wonder how Hermione would hold up against the Scarlet Witch?

http://majorspoilers.com/2014/06/10/major-spoilers-poll-week-majiks-stuffs/

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Discussion: Ashley V Robinson stops by to talk up her upcoming web series, acting, and her contribution to the Witchblade mythos.

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Jun 11 2014
1 hour 29 mins
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