Major Spoilers Comic Book Podcast

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.

Episodes

Major Spoilers Podcast #725: JLA: The Nail  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: A world without Superman!? Say it isn’t so, The Nail. Plus, Doctor Who, Cthulhu, The Judas Contract, and at least one comic book review!

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NEWS
The Last Jedi Trailer
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/14/movies-behold-glory-star-wars-last-jedi/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers
Writer/Illustrator: R.J. Ivankovic
Publisher: Chaosium
Cover Price: $9.95
The iconic Lovecraft story, The Call of Cthulhu, is now a children's book!

The late Professor Angell's research has been discovered by his grand-nephew, Francis Wayland Thurston. Francis delves into the papers and discovers a bas-relief depicting an odd creature with an octopoid head, spurring him to read on. He learns of the raid led by Inspector Legrasse and the voyage of the Vigilant, captained by Gustaf Johansen.
[rating: 4.5/5]

MATTHEW
DOCTOR WHO -SEASON 10 Episode 1 "The Pilot"

The Doctor and Nardole have occupied themselves under the guise of a university professor and assistant. Bill Potts is called to the Doctor's office, where Bill becomes the Doctor's student.

[rating: 4/5]

RODRIGO
AMERIKARATE #2
Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Publisher; Action Lab Comics
Sam Kickwell has been thrown back into the high-stakes world of professional karating thanks to the ninja assassin who took his limbless brother’s life. But while he prepares for the fight of the century, he inadvertently comes kick-to-kick with FBI karate expert Cynthia Weaver. Will the two team-up to take down a megalomaniacal maniac…or will their sparks ignite a karate-fire that will consume them both?!
[rating: 3/5]

ASHLEY
TEEN TITANS THE JUDAS CONTRACT
Director: Sam Liu
Writer: Ernie Altbacker
Tara Markov is a girl who has power over earth and stone; she is also more than she seems. Is the newest Teen Titan an ally or a threat? And what are the mercenary Deathstroke's plans for the Titans?
[rating: 4/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/18/major-spoilers-poll-week-doctor-edition/

TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
JLA: The Nail
Writer: Alan Davis
Artist: Mark Farmer
An Elseworlds tale!

What if there was no Superman? What if the DC Universe was forever changed because of a single, tiny nail? Collected together for the first time ever, these two Elseworlds classics examine a world without the Man of Steel after, years in the past, a flat tire prevents Ma and Pa Kent from discovering a small rocket ship with an alien baby inside.

As a result, the world's greatest hero never comes to be. Without Superman as a symbol of unimpeachable integrity or a selfless leader who inspires greatness in their ranks, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Atom, and Green Lantern must battle public contempt and personal mistrust as they attempt to work together to protect a world that fears them.

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The Legion Clubhouse #006: The MacGuffin Legion (and Mark Waid too!)  

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #724: Death and Taxes!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Taxes! Death and Taxes! Plus, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Royals #1, and Lilith Dark #1. We also discuss the age old question, hard shell or soft?

NEWS
New Warriors headed to Freeform
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/06/television-new-warriors-headed-freeform/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Nancy Drew has a killer plan. In order to clear their names from accusations of their father’s murder, she and the Hardy Boys will have to infiltrate a family of petty thieves — by beating them at their own (card) games!

The classic characters dive deeper into the seedy underbelly of a tourist-town — and they begin to find out if they’re really able to go bad in order to do good.
[rating: 4.5/5]

MATTHEW
Royals #1
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Jonboy Meyers
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99

THE “RESURRXION” OF THE INHUMANS BEGINS!

A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets – and the last hope – of their people.
Penned by fan-favorite Al Ewing (The Ultimates, New Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard) and drawn by the white-hot Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn), ROYALS is a Marvel-style space epic that takes the Inhuman Royal Family and plunges them into the unknown! The knowledge they seek could change the course of Inhuman destiny, but it cannot be attained without cost…for at the end of days, the Last Inhuman tells the tale of how seven left Earth for the stars…but only six return
[rating: 2/5]

RODRIGO
Lilith Dark #1
Writer/Artist: Charles C. Dowd
Publisher: Alterna Comics
Cover Price: $1.50
Lilith Dark has no time for princess stuff; she’s far too busy fighting giant monsters and capturing unicorns… or at least that’s how she imagines things. But what if these imaginary beasties, creatures, and monsters were actually real? What then? Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
[rating: 3/5]

ASHLEY
MOTOR CRUSH #5
Writer: Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
Artist: : Babs Tarr
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
END OF STORY ARC. END OF VOLUME 1. Domino is forced to make impossible choices and everything falls apart. Featuring part five of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL, the final chapter of the prelude to ISOLA: ISLAND OF THE DEAD #1, coming soon!
[rating: 4.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/11/major-spoilers-poll-week-taco-tuesday-edition/

TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform
While most comic books deal with spandex-suited superheroes saving the day, the protagonists in New York Public Interest Research Group's (NYPIRG) "Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform," published in 1977, are the everyday taxpayers who are getting shafted by a tax code increasingly riddled with loopholes that directly benefit the rich. The only full-fledged, full-length comic book we know of that’s dedicated to the issue of tax reform, "Blood from a Stone” offers a concise and witty introduction to the history of taxation and the need for progressive tax reform in the United States.

While the comic is now over 36 years old, it remains strikingly prescient considering that tax reform has once again become one of the dominant topics of debate in Washington. In fact, many of the specific tax breaks called out as in need of reform in the comic, such as the preferential rate for capital gains or accelerated depreciation, are on the top of the list of the breaks that still need to go!

We are proud to pluck this comic from its obscurity and to post, for the first time since its original release, a digitized copy of this fascinating comic in its entirety. - via TaxJusticeBlog http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2013/09/exclusive_vintage_tax_reform_c.php#.WO0iF1MrIUG

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Major Spoilers Podcast #723: This S-Town  

This one is going out to long time fans of the Major Spoilers Podcast! We start with a discussion of S-Town and it goes everywhere after that. It's a bunch of nerds talking about things they love!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #275: Ben Penrod  

It’s a special episode of my Wayne’s Comics Podcast, so I thought for #275 we’d go where this show has never gone before – to talk with the leader of a successful comics convention! I talk with Ben Penrod from Awesome Con about that high-octane event, including how it came to be, what goes on there, and what we might expect from them in the future. He even discusses how it got that name, and why he thinks it’s perfect for the years ahead! Comics conventions are a big part of the comics experience these days, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! For more about Awesome Con, including details about this year’s event, go to their website here, and for more about the other conventions Ben is part of, head to this link.

The Legion Clubhouse #005: What a Bunch of Animals  

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #722: Ghost in the Shell  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Ghost in the Shell makes us question our post-life choices, Mass Effect Andromeda is playable, Booster Gold The Flintstones Special #1 and Ultimates 2 #5 all get reviewed.

NEWS
What's going on with Comic Cons?
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/20/comics-portal-happening-comic-conventions/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BOOSTER GOLD THE FLINTSTONES SPECIAL #1
Writers: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Russell
Art: Pier Brito, Rick Leonardi
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Welcome to the twenty-fifth century, where the Earth is a polluted postindustrial nightmare, most animals are extinct and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world’s citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the prehistoric past to see what happened the last time they hit the planet. In this bygone era, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble must help Booster learn the truth and return to his own time armed with the information that will bring down the invaders-if Booster can convince them to help him. No problem-we all know how persuasive Booster can be, right? Right?!

And in the backup feature starring The Jetsons, in a new twist on an old twist about our future, The Jetsons live in a world of robotics and gadgetry. But how does dying change when grandma’s brain can be digitally imprinted onto a housecleaning robot?
[rating:3.5/5]

MATTHEW
ULTIMATES 2 #5
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Travel Foreman
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
• Philip Nolan Vogt has a decision to make - one that will either save the Multiverse, or damn it forever to somewhere beyond hell.
• Philip Nolan Vogt is only human...
• Extra! At the end of this issue, you will know the name of the Cosmic Jailer. Heaven help you.
[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Price: $59.96
Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory as the Pathfinder-a leader of military-trained explorers. This is the story of humanity's next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival.
[rating:4/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/28/major-spoilers-poll-week-ghost-shell-edition/

TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Writer/Artist: Masamune Shirow
Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg super-agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers," capable of exploiting the human/machine interface by re-programming human minds to become puppets to carry out their criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside-down and inside-out.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #721: GO GO POWER RANGERS!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Go Go Power Rangers! You Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! Also, what’s going on with comic conventions, reviews of Diablo House #1, Captain America: Sam Wilson #20 and Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpsemaker #2.

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NEWS
What's going on with Comic Cons?
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/20/comics-portal-happening-comic-conventions/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpsemaker #2
writer | artist | cover: Francesco Francavilla
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
It started like a very ordinary investigative case for the Spirit, but just when he seemed to have it all figured out, the tale took an unexpected turn to reveal a larger criminal plan at work. Will Danny Colt find a way out or will this end up with a BANG?
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
Captain America: Sam Wilson #20
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Daniel Acuna
Publisher: Marvel
“THE END OF THE LINE” is reached, and there’s no way out for Sam Wilson, Captain America!
[rating:2.5/5]

RODRIGO
Diablo House #1
Writer: Ted Adams
Artist: Santiperez
Publisher: IDW Publishing
“The premise is that there’s a house in La Jolla, California, called Diablo House, which is modeled after Antoni Gaudí’s work in Barcelona. Basically, in this house, there’s a host, just like there would be in classic horror comics, and people can go in and essentially sell their soul to their devil. Every issue’s going to be a throwback to those twisted tales from the ’70s. Every issue is going to be a standalone story. "

[rating:3/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/21/major-spoilers-poll-week-favorite-rpg-edition/

DISCUSSION
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 1 TP
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando
Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell
Cover Price: $19.99
Dive into the first collection of our best-selling, modern, ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins the Power Rangers to combat the onslaught of evil attacks plaguing Angel Grove. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path.

Collects issues #1-4, plus the prequel issue #0.

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The Legion Clubhouse #004: The Legacy of Tom Tanner  

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #720: Giant Size Man-Thing  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Check out our Giant Size Man-Thing #4 review. Plus, Gamma Gals #1, Super Sons #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #13, and All Star Batman #8.

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NEWS
The Tick Gets a New Costume
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/12/television-tick-moves-series-serafinowicz-gets-new-costume/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ALL STAR BATMAN #8
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Mark Morales
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
“Hats and Bats”! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #13
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
The remaining Power Rangers storm the Command Center in hopes of taking back their home from Rita and her forces. But is it already too late for Zordon and Alpha 5?
[rating:3.5/5]

RODRIGO
GAMMA GALS #1
Publisher: Fanbase Press
Creator: Stefano Terry
Kira, Harriet, and Sue are your average high school students at Brightstone City High School by day, but by night, they are The Gamma Gals, protecting Brightstone City from countless super villains, monsters, and more!

The Gamma Gals is a creator-owned, 4-issue digital comic book series that features three D&D-loving teenage girls who awaken from a gamma-irradiated storm to discover they have extraordinary superpowers. Created, written, and illustrated by newcomer Stefano Terry, The Gamma Gals features a diverse cast of characters that aims to show all readers that everyone can be a superhero.
[rating:3.5/5]

ASHLEY
SUPER SONS #2
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
“When I Grow Up” part two! Robin and Superboy—in the clutches of Lex Luthor! The boys are in big trouble! How exactly are they supposed to explain what’s happened to Superman and Batman? Plus, Kid Amazo’s power grows, and this tyrant in the making is about to make life miserable for the Super Sons!
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/07/major-spoilers-poll-week-wolvies-loganites/

DISCUSSION
GIANT SIZE MAN-THING #4
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Ed Hannigan, Ron Wilson
Cover Artist: Glynis Wein, Frank Brunner
Man-Thing saves a girl who is attacked with fire for trying to expose a corrupt school system.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #719: The Sixth Gun Vol. 3  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We dive back into the bins to see what The Sixth Gun Vol. 3 has in store for us. Plus we review Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1, Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot, Vampirella #1, and New Super-Man #9!

NEWS
Everyone gets a Venom
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/03/03/solicitations-get-venom-get-venom-get-venom/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
THE BIG LIE is a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve ever read… When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with the femme fatale Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting, hard-boiled tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit and dames. Inspired by new crime classics like Ed Brubaker’s Fatale and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker series, writer Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!

MATTHEW
JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER (ONE SHOT)
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Michael Walsh, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Walsh
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.

RODRIGO
VAMPIRELLA 2017 #1
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Jimmy Broxton
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
After a sleep of over a thousand years, Vampirella finds herself back among the land of the living, but in a world far different than the one she remembers, where hope is laced with fear and blood has a far different taste. And speaking of taste, finding an appropriate outfit for the era leads our fanged fatale to a chance encounter that will garner her not one but two potential allies.

ASHLEY
NEW SUPER-MAN #9
Writer: Yang, Gene Luen
Artist: Bogdanovic, Viktor
The New Super-Man is coming to Metropolis! Our young hero's newfound fame has attracted the attention of the last person he would have wanted: Lex Luthor! Now, Lex is going to take Kenan on a mission to track down a mystery villain stalking Lexcorp - and if the pair want to find the culprit, they'll have to go through the Chinese Triad gang! But trouble in Metropolis means catching the attention of the Man of Steel

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DISCUSSION
THE SIXTH GUN VOL 3
Traveling by secret railroad, Becky and Drake accompany an order of mysterious monks on a quest to bury General Hume's body on holy ground. But Malevolent forces spurred by a sinister necromancer stage a terrifying attack on the train-Drake vanishes without a trace. Alone, Becky continues her journey to a secluded mountain fortress where she discovers how deeply her fate is entwined with that of The Sixth Gun. Meanwhile, Gord revisits a haunted mansion from his past hoping to discover a means to destroy the Six, but the ghosts he stirs have no intention of letting his quest continue.

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The Legion Clubhouse #003: Born on a Monday  

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. -

Major Spoilers Podcast #718: Wolverine Evolution  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We take a look at Wolverine Evolution so you don’t have to! Plus reviews of Batman #18, Green Arrow #18, Future Quest #10, and Brave Chef Brianna #1. Also, did you hear they are making a Nightwing movie?

NEWS
WB announces Nightwing movie
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/02/24/movies-nightwing-movie-works-wb/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN #18
Writer: Tom King
Artists: Danny Miki, David Finch
Publisher: DC Comics
U.S. Price: $2.99
“I AM BANE” part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn’t enough—now he’s going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
Future Quest #10
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Ron Randall
Publisher: DC Comics
Not since the time of Mightor has planet Earth seen titans battle like this! The towering mechanical might of Frankenstein Jr. hurls megavoltage at the largest creature ever to stride the planet’s surface! Race Bannon fights with power no Terran has ever possessed! The Herculoids arrive from the far reaches of time and space to join the fray! And then, it all goes wrong…

[rating:4.5/5]

RODRIGO
Brave Chef Brianna #1
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Selina Espiritu
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Budding chef Brianna Jakobsson is trying to run a successful restaurant, but her customers are all literal monsters! Perfect for fans of Adventure Time and Steven Universe, and features a first-ever chalkboard back cover!
[rating:3.5/5]

ASHLEY
GREEN ARROW #18
Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
'REUNION' part one! Oliver Queen and Roy Harper once patrolled the streets as Green Arrow and Speedy, but a massive falling-out left them estranged for years. Now, learn the truth behind the tragic dissolution - and triumphant reunion - of one of comics' most iconic super-duos as Green Arrow and Arsenal join forces once more!
[rating: 4/5]

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DISCUSSION
Wolverine Evolution
Collects Wolverine (2003) #50-55. It's the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember - or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it's certain to rock their world.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #717: Trekker  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Mercy St. Clair is Trekker! MST3K is getting the comic book treatment. So is Highlander! And James Bond! Where will it stop!? Find out in this week’s exciting episode.

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NEWS
MST3K Comics are coming
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/02/17/business-getting-mst3k-merchandise-comics/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Highlander: The American Dream #1
Writer: Brian Ruckley
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Publisher: IDW Publishing
The cult-classic franchise makes its triumphant return! In the thirty years since its release, Highlander has inspired a cult following and numerous spinoffs with its epic clashes between powerful immortals. Now, The American Dream follows Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod as he navigates through the American Civil War and 1950s Manhattan toward The Gathering in 1986. Reunite with familiar faces, such as Connor’s secretary Rachel, and meet new immortals, such as Osta Vazilek, but remember… There can be only one!
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
SEX CRIMINALS #16
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics
SEX CRIMINALS is BACK.

Full sex! Deep crime! Big floppy 16th issue!

[rating:4/5]

RODRIGO
James Bond Black Box #1
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Rapha Lobosco
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.
[rating:2.5/5]

ASHLEY
FEY WINDS
by: Nicole Chartand
http://www.feywinds.com/
Kit used to live a simple life, an “innocent woodland creature” kind of simple life. But then a curse turned her human, and now, with her adventuring buddies (and their own curses), she’s on a quest to uncurse herself and her friends (hopefully), find magical treasures (unlikely) and stay ahead of the trouble that seems to be chasing them around the Seven Kingdoms (not gonna happen)… and maybe a raid a chicken coop or two on the way!
[rating: 5/5]

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DISCUSSION
TREKKER: RITES OF PASSAGE TPB
Writer: Ron Randal
Artist: Ron Randal
Peerless bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair is enlisted to safeguard a vulnerable young woman en route to her home world, though exactly where she’s going and why is a mystery. But her need for protection becomes apparent when cyborg assassins look to terminate Mercy’s ward . . . and Mercy!

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Major Spoilers Podcast #716: March Volume 3  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Are you ready for the Secret Empire? We review, Powerless on NBC, Archie #17, and Champions #5. Plus, if you have not read March Volume 3, it is a must buy book.

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NEWS
THE SECRET EMPIRE IS COMING!
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/02/13/solicitations-yay-theres-another-marvel-epic-event-coming-way/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ARCHIE #17
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cheryl Blossom’s unleashed on Riverdale, creating chaos and tumult at her whim! Only Veronica can stop her—but how will she get back from her Swiss boarding school in time to save her friends?
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
Champions #5
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin – I mean, “improve” – it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life!
[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
Powerless
Ep. 1 & 2
Network: NBC
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
[rating:2.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
March: Book Three
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
By Fall 1963, the Civil Rights Movement is an undeniable keystone of the national conversation, and as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is right in the thick of it. With the stakes continuing to rise, white supremacists intensify their opposition through government obstruction and civilian terrorist attacks, a supportive president is assassinated, and African-Americans across the South are still blatantly prohibited from voting. To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative projects, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #715: NanananananananaPODCAST!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Batman, Batman, everywhere as we take a look at Batman’s first adventures in the Silver Age. Plus: Sink #1, Homies #4, Midnighter and Apollo #5, and Angel City #5 get reviewed, and we discuss the all important Poll of the Week!

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NEWS
Iron Fist Trailer Arrives
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/02/07/television-danny-rand-gone-long-time-iron-fist-trailer-arrives/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ANGEL CITY #5
Writer: Janet Harvey
Artist: Megan Levens
Publisher: Oni Press
Cover Price: $3.99
On the run from the law, Dolores and Joe have more heat than they can handle as they dodge bullets in Little Tokyo, and studio smears in the papers. But they discover hope in each other—and find some unlikely allies in a Boyle Heights garage.
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #5
Written by: Steve Orlando
Art by: Fernando Blanco
U.S. Price: $3.99
Midnighter always knew that one day he would have to face the Devil himself to answer for all the people he’s killed here on Earth…and that day is today! It’s a bare-knuckle brawl between Midnighter and Neron for the soul of Apollo!
[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
Homies #4
writer: David Gonzales, Elliott Serrano
artist: Andrew Huerta
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Barrio Quien Sabe is full of some of the most colorful, oddball characters in the world, but what about one from out of it? The Homies go back in time as they remember the arrival of Alien Ese, the illegal alien from outer space! Starting with his travels across the galaxy, to crash landing in Roswell, New Mexico, to escaping Area 51 and finally hitchhiking his way to L.A., the story of Alien Ese tells us that no matter where you’re from, if you’re an immigrant looking for a better life, you’re always welcome in the barrio!
[rating:3/5]

ASHLEY
SINK #1
Writer: John Lees
Artist: Alex Cormack
SINK is a series of offbeat, stand alone crime stories, all linked by one shared location: Sinkhill.

A forgotten East End district of a warped funhouse mirror vision of Glasgow, Scotland, Sinkhill is a hive of crooks, deviants and killers, and ordinary folk unfortunate enough to live among them.
[rating: 2.5/5]

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DISCUSSION
Batman: The Dynamic Duo - Archives Volume 1
This volume reprints BATMAN #164-167 and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-333 -- considered to be the first "Silver Age" adventures of Batman & Robin. Some of the pulse-pounding tales you can expect within include "The Joker's Last Laugh," "The Man Who Stole From Batman," "Batman's Super-Powered Punch," and "Batman Battles the Living Beast-Bomb!" All this, plus an Elongated Man story!

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The Legion Clubhouse #001 - Those Darn Kids  

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 #247
The Legion of Super-Heroes
April 1958
w: Otto Binder
a: Al Plastino
A group of mysterious teens arrives in Smallville, and Superboy is shocked to find that they seem to know his greatest secret. But what is THEIR secret?

Adventure Comics #267
Prisoner of the Super-Heroes
December 1959
w: Jerry Siegel
a: George Papp
The future teens return, and their knowledge of the past tells them that the greatest menace of all is... Superboy himself? Can he prove his innocence when his crimes are already in the history books?

OTTO BINDER: THE LIFE AND WORK OF A COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION VISIONARY
by Bill Schelly
Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary chronicles the career of Otto Binder, from pulp magazine author to writer of Supergirl, Captain Marvel, and Superman comics. As the originator of the first sentient robot in literature ("I, Robot," published in Amazing Stories in 1939 and predating Isaac Asimov's collection of the same name), Binder's effect on science fiction was profound. Within the world of comic books, he created or co-created much of the Superman universe, including Smallville; Krypto, Superboy's dog; Supergirl; and the villain Braniac. Binder is also credited with writing many of the first "Bizarro" storylines for DC Comics, as well as for being the main writer for the Captain Marvel comics. In later years, Binder expanded from comic books into pure science writing, publishing dozens of books and articles on the subject of satellites and space travel as well as UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Comic book historian Bill Schelly tells the tale of Otto Binder through comic panels, personal letters, and interviews with Binder's own family and friends. Schelly weaves together Binder's professional successes and personal tragedies, including the death of Binder's only daughter and his wife's struggle with mental illness. A touching and human story, Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary is a biography that is both meticulously researched and beautifully told, keeping alive Binder's spirit of scientific curiosity and whimsy.

Major Spoilers Podcast #714: IT'S A FIFTH WEEK!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: It’s a fifth week podcast! There is only one way to celebrate, with Amalgam Comics! Plus we discuss Ben Affleck is off of the Batman movie. Also we review Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #8, The Fear Diaries #1, and Justice League Dark get reviewed.

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NEWS
Ben Affleck Steps Down as Director of Batman Movie
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/01/31/movies-ben-affleck-drops-batman-directing-gig/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BALTIMORE: THE RED KINGDOM #1
Writer: Mike MIgnola, Christopher Golden
Artist: Peter Bergting
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King—evil incarnate—is taking over the world. Baltimore’s team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines while others are in hiding.

Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore’s fight has gotten bigger than he’d ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?!
[rating:4.5/5]

MATTHEW
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, & Tini Howard
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: Final issue! Are Kimberly, Trini, and Zack ready to leave behind the life of a Ranger once more? What does this mean for Tommy and Kimberly?
[rating:4.5/5]

RODRIGO
THE FEAR DIARIES #1
(W) Garrett Gunn
(A) Nicolas Touris, Jim Callahan, Ulises Grostieta
(L) HdE
A dangerous threat to children across the world has returned. In the depths of The Nightmare Realm, The Dark Mistress has bode her time, waiting for the right moment to strike. Theodore Bearsly and his ragtag team of stuffed heroes face the greatest battle yet as they encounter The Dark Mistress' army of evil toys who will stop at nothing to collect the fear of every child on earth.
[rating:2.5/5]

ASHLEY
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
director: Jay Oliva
written by: JM DeMattieus & Ernia Altbacker
Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigran.
[rating: 5/5]

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DISCUSSION
Bruce Wayne Agent of SHEILD
Bruce Wayne Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. was written by Chuck Dixon with art by Cary Nord and Mark Pennington.

AMAZON
Amazon, written and drawn by John Byrne, featured Amazon aka Princess Ororo Munroe of Themiscyra.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #713: Trade Waiting Right NOW!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The Last Jedi! Conan the Slayer #6, Curse Words #1, and Dante get reviewed, and we discuss the industries need to switch to a new distribution model.

NEWS
Star Wars Episode VIII has a title - what does it mean!?
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/01/23/movies-star-wars-episode-8-title-revealed/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
CONAN THE SLAYER #6
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Davila
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
In pursuit of his traitorous brother, the inexperienced new chief of the Kozaks has foolishly ventured into the bowels of Gorey Castle. The callow youth’s only hope now is his bodyguard, Conan—will the Cimmerian reach him in time? Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) wrap up their first thrilling story arc!
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
CURSE WORDS #1
Writer:Charles Soule
Artists: Jordan Boyd and Ryan Browne
Publisher: Image Comics
“THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,” Part One The new ongoing series from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) is COMING FOR YOU! A wizard has appeared in New York City, and he’s casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich-it’s great! But it’s not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an EVIL WIZARD, and EVIL THINGS are on the way. CURSE WORDS is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light…and MAGIC.
[rating: 3/5]

RODRIGO
DANTE, ONE-SHOT
Story: Matt Hawkins & Jason Ning
Art / Cover: Darick Robertson
Publisher: Top Cow
Dante was a family man with a wife and young daughter, and also a top assassin working for an international crime syndicate. For two decades he worked hard to keep these two lives separate and was then ready to retire. Manipulated into thinking he could quit with the syndicate’s blessing, Dante was betrayed and accidentally killed a young Asian boy while fighting to save himself. This act changes him forever as he is supernaturally cursed and wakes up inexplicably covered with tattoos. Dante tries to uncover the source of this supernatural curse while looking for his family that has now disappeared.
[rating:3/5]

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Planet Superboy - A Legion Clubhouse Teaser  

First episode is coming February 2, 2017!

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