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 #737: The new Doctor Who  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We talk Doctor Who, Clue #2, Archie #22, and Aliens: Dead Orbit #3.

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NEWS
The 13th Doctor has been announced
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/16/television-next-doctor/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
CLUE #2
Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Nelson Daniel
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
After multiple murders rock the mansion, our earnest investigators discover a mysterious room that may hold all the answers. Meanwhile, Upton works to make all the guests happy—and keep them alive!
[rating:3.5/5]

MATTHEW
ARCHIE #22
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Pete Woods
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Tragedy has descended upon one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents. This is one you’re going to want to buy, keep, and re-read over the years, because we promise it will never leave you.
[rating: 3.5/5]

RODRIGO
ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT #3
Writer: James Stokoe
Artist: James Stokoe
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Wascylewski survived the sudden breach in his ships hull, but is in no better a situation: he comes to, cocooned tightly to the wall under the surveillance of the twin xenomorphs. With only two hours left on his countdown timer and nowhere to go, he will have to pull out his final tricks in order to stay alive.
[rating: 3.5/5]

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Major Spoilers Podcast #736: The Sixth Gun Vol. 5  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Things are getting cold for the Sixth Gun, and the San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner. Plus we review The House #5, Castlevania on Netflix, Harbinger Renegade #5, and Centipede #1.

NEWS
Marvel Legacy brings back old renumbering system
http://majorspoilers.com/tag/marvel-legacy/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
CENTIPEDE #1
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Eoin Marron
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Based on the classic Atari game! When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, Dale’s journey begins. But he is not out to save his world. It is already too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing he wants is revenge! Writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist EoinMarron (Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original) bring you a tale of survival and vengeance like you’ve never seen before.
[rating:2/5]

MATTHEW
HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (“MASSACRE” – PART 1)
Writer: RAFER ROBERTS
Artist: DARICK ROBERTSON
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99

Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 event – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero!

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.
[rating: 3/5]

RODRIGO
Castlevania is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont, who defends the nation of Wallachia from Dracula and his minions. Wikipedia
Network: Netflix
Number of episodes: 4
Written by: Warren Ellis
Language: English
Executive producers: Adi Shankar, Fred Seibert, Kevin Kolde, Warren Ellis
[rating: 2/5]

ASHLEY
THE HOUSE #5
Writer: Phillip Sevy
Artist: Drew Zucker
They thought they found a way out. They thought they had escaped. They thought they were safe.

They were wrong.
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
The Sixth Gun Volume 5: Winter Wolves
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Together, Drake Sinclair and Becky Montcrief hold five of the Six — a set of pistols that can rewrite all of creation! This makes them targets for the living and the dead... for the human and the inhuman. As otherworldly spirits align against them, Drake and Becky find themselves trapped at a trading post frozen in a preternatural winter. If the cold doesn't kill them, the hideous beasts lurking in the shadows will!

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Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga - Major Spoilers Podcast #735  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Forget the Clone Saga from the ‘90s, we’ve got the Original Clone Saga right here! We also review Batman Elmer Fudd Special #1, Elephantmen #77, Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27, and Superman #25.

NEWS
Ron Howard takes over Han Solo directing duties
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/06/22/movies-ron-howard-takes-directing-duties-han-solo-flick/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Lee Weeks
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #27
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Dario Brizuela
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
A fortune-teller has predicted doom for Plastic Man’s sidekick, Woozy Winks! Plas needs the Scooby gang to find out if the fortune-teller’s curse is a scam. But if the curse isn’t real, who’s behind the series of accidents that might guarantee that it comes true?
[rating: 3/5]

RODRIGO
ELEPHANTMEN #77
Writer: Richard Starkings
Artist: Axel Medellin
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Now celebrating its tenth year of publication, ELEPHANTMEN begins its final story arc.
[rating: 2.5/5]

ASHLEY
SUPERMAN #25
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Doug Mahnke
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
BLACK DAWN' part six! The extra-sized finale to 'Black Dawn' reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear! RATED T
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
BSpider-Man: The Original Clone Saga
Remember the good old days when Spidey's life wasn't very complicated? When evil scientists like the Jackal sought to destroy him? When Gwen Stacy showed up on his doorstep, suddenly alive? See the original clone saga unravel as Spider-Man tries to keep up!
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Blade: Undead by Daylight - Major Spoilers Podcast #734  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We take a look at Blade: Undead by Daylight, Batman #25, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1, and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (minus Spider-Man and the Wolverine) Plus FIDGET SPINNERS!

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NEWS
More Batmans than you can shake a stick at
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/06/16/solicitations-will-dark-nights-metal-reveal-evil-batman/
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/06/19/solicitations-dc-comics-september-2017/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN #25
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mikel Janin
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“The War of Jokes and Riddles” part one! Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight’s greatest failure…and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before—get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making!
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1
Writer: Andrew Aydin, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Conley Lyons
Artists: Joanna Estep, Maria Fröhlich
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
DECONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: THE TRIPLE FEATURE! Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more! 100% Grade A satire. Accept no substitutes.
[rating: 4/5]

RODRIGO
Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite (Demo)
[rating: 3/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
Blade: Undead By Daylight
Collects Tomb of Dracula (1972) #10, 24, 58; Blade: Crescent City Blues #1.

Relive the adventures of Marvel's half-vampire monster slayer — the man called Blade! In his deadly debut, Blade becomes immortal enemies with the biggest bloodsucker of all — Dracula himself! The stakes get higher when Blade's girlfriend is targeted by vampires! For Blade and Safron, love definitely hurts! Then, Blade heads to New Orleans to take on the city's new crime boss — one that just happens to be the vampire that killed his mother! Deacon Frost isn't the only thing giving Blade the blues — there's some bad Voodoo going down. Good thing Blade knows a Brother who can help with that! Get ready for Blade's sensational new series with four key stories that give you the lowdown on the Daywalker!

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The Legion Clubhouse #010: Dead - Not Dead  

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, Element Lad joins the team and Action Comics #308 features the return of a dead Legionnaire... or does it?

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 #307
The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero
April 1963
w: Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
With the space pirate known as Roxxas on the loose, looting various planets, the Legion of Super-Heroes decides to take on one more new member before tackling the criminal. After the typical number of "dud" heroes, the Legion agrees to select Mystery Lad, who only reveals the true nature of his powers to Saturn Girl in secret.

The Legion accepts him on Saturn Girl's say so, and Mystery Lad joins the group on their quest to stop Roxxas. During their battle, Mystery Lad exhibits different supposed abilities that keep the other Legion members missing. However, when Roxxas recognizes Mystery Lad for what he can really do - Change the properties of matter - Mystery Lad decides to turn himself over to Roxxas so nobody else gets hurt. However, when "Mystery Boy" refuses to turn objects into gold for Roxxas, he changes the gas aboard the ship into a toxic one that threatens to kill him. Roxxas and his goons, wearing space helmets manage to avoid the effects of the gas and try to make their escape. However, they are captured by the Legion who manage to arrive just in time to save Mystery Lad's life. In the aftermath of their adventure, Mystery Lad is accepted into the Legion, and rechristened Element Lad. -via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #308
The Return of Lightning Lad!
May 1963
w:Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
While draping a ceremonial cape on the grave of the recently deceased Lightning Lad, the Legion of Super-Heroes is shocked when Lightning Lad seemingly rises from his coffin, alive and well. After recharging his apparent lost powers, Lightning Lad rejoins the Legion. However, on their daily routine of missions, each of the Legion members (including Chameleon Boy's new pet Proty) begin to suspect that the person aiding them is not their Lightning Lad.

After busting up some alien criminals, the Legion figures out the truth, that this is not really Lightning Lad at all, but his twin sister disguised as him. She reveals that she took the body of her brother to a planet where there is perpetual lightning as a suitable resting place and decided to take his place to continue his heroic tradition in his place. With the truth revealed, the Legion accepts her into their team and she is rechristened as Lightning Lass. - via DCWikia

Major Spoilers Podcast #733: The Only Living Boy Vol. 1  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Dark Days: The Forge #1 goes under the microscope. Plus we review the upcoming Zodiac Starforce, Tekken #2, and The Only Living Boy Vol. 1.

NEWS
Black Panther trailer lands while Black Panther titles are cancelled
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/06/09/movies-first-teaser-trailer-black-panther-arrives/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Dark Days: The Forge #1
Writers: James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists: Jim Lee, Various, John Romita, Jr., Andy Kubert
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
[rating:4,5/5]

MATTHEW
ZODIAC STARFORCE: CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE #1
Writer: Kevin Panetta
Artist: Paulina Ganucheau
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Zodiac Starforce returns (in July)!

An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests--theyre also battling monsters!

After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought theyd get a little break! But a new big bads come out to play, and demons are starting to overrun the downtown!
[rating: 3.5/5]

RODRIGO
TEKKEN #2
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Andie Tong
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

For 40 years a civil war has raged within the Mishima family, one that has pitted father against son, grandfather against grandson, for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu Corporation.

The King of Iron Fist Tournament – a legendary martial arts contest that pits the world’s strongest fighters against each other in the quest for fortune and glory – has been home to many such battles.

After disappearing following his skirmish with the demon Azazel, Jin Kazama has recently resurfaced, recruiting several of the world’s greatest fighters to help him retrieve a rare artefact from within the Zaibatsu archives.

Still struggling to control the Devil Gene which rages inside of him, Jin hopes to secure the artefact before it can fall into the hands of his diabolical grandfather Heihachi.

[rating: 3,5/5]

ASHLEY
THE HOUSE #4
Writer: Drew Zucker
Artist: Phillip Sevy
As horror besieges them from all sides, Harker finds a sliver of salvation. But is this opening deliverance or doom?
[rating: 4.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet
Nominated for three Harvey Awards, THE ONLY LIVING BOY tells the story of 12-year old Erik Farrell, who runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He'll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

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Destiny, NY Vol. 1 - Major Spoilers Podcast #732  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We take a look at Destiny, NY Volume 1 and discuss the magic and mayhem inside. Also, THERE’S A NEW D&D STORYLINE COMIN’ Y’ALL! Plus, Batman #24 and Teen Titans Annual #1 get reviewed.

NEWS
Next Dungeons and Dragons storyline announced
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/06/05/gaming-next-dungeons-dragons-storyline-announced/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN #24
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Danny Miki, David Finch
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
“Aftermath”! Gotham City is at peace…but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies—one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1
Writers: Christopher Priest, Benjamin Percy, Dan Abnett
Artist: Paul Pelletier
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to our epic crossover is here, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke
[rating: 3.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
DESTINY, NY VOLUME 1: Who I Used To Be
Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Logan McBride struggles to find purpose. She was the subject of an incredible prophecy when she was a child, but fulfilled her foretold destiny when she was just thirteen. Now in her twenties, Logan navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while searching for her place in a world that tells her sheʼs already finished. Slice-of-life romance and drama meets the mysterious intrigue of urban fantasy in the first volume of this brand new graphic novel series by author Pat Shand (Guardians of the Galaxy, Robyn Hood) and Manuel Preitano (Wonderland, Goddess Inc).

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The Legion Clubhouse #009: Super Chill Powers  

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we take a look at Adventure Comics #305 and #306, and we meet the kids that didn't get into the Legion of Super-Heroes.

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!

http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/LegionClubhouse8.mp3

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Adventure Comics #305
Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
February 1963
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
With the recent demise of Lightning Lad, the Legion of Super-Heroes begins looking for an adequate replacement to fill the void left by the heroes death. After testing a series of would-be Legionnaires who's powers either turned out to be duds or artificial, the Legion is met by a costumed youngster calling himself Marvel Lad.

Wanting nothing but the best possible candidate to take the late Lightning Lad's place, the Legion puts Marvel Lad on a series of complex tests to see if he stands up to the Legion's values and codes. When Marvel Lad is able to complete all the missions the Legion asks him to reveal the origins of his powers before he is introduced into the group.

The next day Marvel Lad arrives and reveals that he is really Mon-El in disguise. He then reveals to an astonished Legion that Brainiac 5 had developed a new version of serum XY-4 to try and cure Mon-El of his lead poisoning that forced him to reside in the Phantom Zone. To test out if the serum will work, but not get the other Legion's hopes up, Mon-El took on the guise of Marvel Lad and try out for Legion membership, that way if the serum didn't work the Legion wouldn't be disappointed.

Having passed the Legion's tests, Mon-El is welcomed into the Legion as their new member, and Mon-El returns to the Phantom Zone one last time to get the last laugh on the criminals trapped there who have taunted and tormented him during his time living within the Zone.
via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #306
The Legion of Substitute Heroes
March 1963
w: Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
After being rejected for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes, five super-powered teens decide to join together to become the Legion of Substitute Heroes. They are: Night Girl, who has super-human strength but only during the night; Fire-Lad who can breath fire; Chlorophyll Kid who can control plant life; Polar Boy who has freeze powers; and Stone Boy, who can turn into an immobile, and indestructible stone statue at will.

Building a secret base, the Substitute Heroes decide to try and be on call to help the Legion of Super-Heroes when there is trouble. However, whenever there is a mission to be accomplished, the Legion seems adept at solving the problem on their own. However, when the Legion is busy fighting robots in space, the Earth is attacked by a number of Plant Men. Easily defeating them, the Legion of Substitute Heroes tracks the race to their planet, where they find that the Plant Men are preparing for a full scale invasion of the Earth. The Substitute Heroes work together and crush the Plant Men's scheme, using their own reproduction methods against them. Returning to the Earth as unsung heroes in light of the Legion's recent victory over the robots, the Legion of Substitute Heroes decides to remain together, but deciding to keep their victory secret so as not to steal any of the Legion's glory in the hopes that some day they can act publicly as the Legion of Substitute Heroes.
via DC Wikia

Major Spoilers Podcast #731: Wonder Woman: The Circle  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We examine Wonder Woman: The Circle, Talk X-men and the Fantastic Four, and partake in a five year plan… or not. Plus Flash #23, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, KISS/Vampirella #1, and The House #4!

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NEWS
Are the X-Men and Fantastic Four back?

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
FLASH #23
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
[rating:3.5/5]

MATTHEW
The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Jon Morris
Cover for The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Meet the lesser of all evils!

Every hero needs a villain. But not all villains are dangerous—some are incompetent, comical, or just . . . weird. In his follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, author Jon Morris presents over a hundred of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains to ever see print in comics. Meet D-list rogues like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), Swarm (a crook made of bees; Nazi bees), and many more. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains affectionately and hilariously profiles oddball criminals from the history of comics.
[rating: 5/5]

RODRIGO
KISS/Vampirella
Writer: Chris Sebela
Art: Annapaola Martello
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
L.A. Is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town, including Vampirella. While Vampi goes out and hunts down monsters all across La La Land - defending humanity from evil - she's also killing it every night on stage as a member of the all-girl rock group Witchkraft - defending rock 'n' roll from a dying scene. Help arrives in the form of four creatures who've just flown into town: The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Away from their home turf and trying to record their new album, KISS discove''rs that all their favorite L.A. bands have mysteriously broken up, disappeared, sold out, or gone crazy. Led by a driver who moonlights in the occult and haunted by satanic strangers dressed in black, KISS finds themselves drawn into a web conspiracy that threatens to kill rock 'n' roll itself.
[rating: 3/5]

ASHLEY
THE HOUSE #4
Writer: Drew Zucker
Artist: Phillip Sevy
As horror besieges them from all sides, Harker finds a sliver of salvation. But is this opening deliverance or doom?
[rating: 4.5/5]

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DISCUSSION
WONDER WOMAN: THE CIRCLE
What is the deadly secret of the mysterious Circle? Wonder Woman will find out in this new hardcover collecting issues #14-19 of her hit series. Also in this volume, the reformed Secret Society of Super-Villains invades Paradise Island, led by Captain Nazi!

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Major Spoilers Podcast #730: The Return to the Amalgam Universe  

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
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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.

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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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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #282: Michael Heitkemper, Mike Marts  

It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #282 features my interview with writer Michael Heitkemper, one of the creative forces behind Freedom Fighter from Insane Comics! We go behind the scenes to talk about how this book arrived on shelves, how he and artist A.J. Fulcher work together to make comics, and the fact that this title has many surprises in store for readers! For more on this book and to buy it, go to this link.

Then everything concludes with the return of Mike Marts, who updates us on how AfterShock Comics is doing! We discuss how the company’s first year and a half has been, what the Animosity comics has meant to them, and what comics they have being released now! There’s a lot of great product coming from this comics company, so be sure to check out their titles!

Major Spoilers Podcast #729: Lost Cities of Gold?  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Lost Cities of Gold? Maybe… but this week we also talk about the upcoming Doomsday Clock from DC Comics. We also review Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #3, Secret Warriors #1, Mass Effect: Discovery #1, and Quince #5.

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NEWS
The doomsday clock has started!
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/05/15/solicitations-superman-doctor-manhattan-finally-meet/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #3
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
The team’s plan has been set into motion – but will they get caught in their own trap? The three teen detectives must keep up their appearances as criminals – and also stay alive! – while undercover with a band of thieves dead-set on pulling a major heist in of one of the most heavily-guarded places in Bayport!

MATTHEW
SECRET WARRIORS #1
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Javi Garron
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra - and he's coming after Inhumans!
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. QUAKE, wants no part of Hydra, so she goes underground, teaming up with MS. MARVEL, MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR, KARNAK and INFERNO to set things right - for the Inhumans, but also for the entire country!

RODRIGO
Mass Effect: Discovery #1
Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative and ultimately retrieve a scientist who s made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

ASHLEY
QUINCE #5 (English version)
Writer: Sebastian Kadlecik & Kit Steinkellner
Art: Emma Steinkellner
Lupe finally gets to show off her superpowers (and her superhero costume) when she saves the life of her longtime crush.

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The Legion Clubhouse #008: Death Comes To The Clubhouse  

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we take a look at Adventure Comics #303 and Adventure Comics #304, which features the death of a 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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Adventure Comics #303
The Fantastic Spy!
December 1962
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
Sun-Boy and Lightning Lad are recuperating in the hospital after sustaining injuries on a mission. Sun-Boy is given a curative capsule in his injured ankle by Dr. Landro and told that he will be cured in a few days. Later, the Legion has a meeting where they meet their newest member: Matter-Eater Lad, a boy who can eat and digest anything.

After a series of missions end in failure, the Legion begins to suspect that there is a traitor in their midst. At the same time the criminal alien known as Meglaro manages to escape from prison. Brainiac 5 builds a device which leads him to the truth: None of the Legion members have turned traitor, but they have been betrayed by Dr. Landro. Using a device, the Legion learns that Landro put a shrunken spy in the "curative capsule" which was implanted in Sun-Boy's leg, and that's how mission secrets were revealed to the enemy. With the spy plot revealed, Superboy is dispatched to defeat and recapture Meglaro, and the other Legion members work to remove the capsule from Sun-Boy's ankle and capture the spy. - via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #304
The Stolen Super-Powers
January 1963
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
After getting a warning from the criminal Zaryan the Conqueror stating that he predicts a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes will die, Saturn Girl is the first to find it and after reading the message she destroys it. Shortly thereafter, Saturn Girl is elected to be the official leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Shortly thereafter, Saturn Girl becomes a strict and cruel leader, "punishing" Legion members for being unable to follow her orders. As punishment she would "ground" members from the Legion and use a device that would steal their powers and give them to Saturn Girl. When the threat of Zaryan is on it's way, Saturn Girl heads out on her own to tackle Zaryan's menace by herself. However, Lightning Lad intercepts the rocket first and is blasted with a ray while he destroy Zaryan's rocket.

Fatally wounded, Lightning Lad explains to Saturn Girl, that when she found the message from Zaryan, she was unknowingly watched by Mon-El in the Phantom Zone, who told Lightning Lad of her plan to sacrifice herself so none of the other Legion members were killed. Lightning Lad, learning the truth decided to sacrifice himself so that Saturn Girl may live.

When Lightning Lad finally dies, the entire Legion gathers and has a funeral to remember to their fallen friend, Garth. - via DC Wikia

Major Spoilers Podcast #728: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2013)  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: It’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, but maybe not the Guardians of the Galaxy you want to see. Is there gonna be a new Hellboy movie? Also we review Back to the Future #19, The Walking Dead #167, and Amerikarate #3. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

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NEWS
Hellboy movie?
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Back to the Future #19
Writers: Bob Gale, John Barber
Artist: Marcelo Ferreira
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
HARD TIME part 1! The secrets of Jailbird Joey threaten Marty and Doc—what did Uncle Joey do in the past that was so bad… and what does that mean for Marty in the present day of 1986? You can bet your bottom dollar that Doc Brown has a theory
[rating: 4/5]

MATTHEW
The Walking Dead #167
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
“A Certain Doom”
Is it possible, could it be, that the inevitable can somehow be… avoided? Rick and Andrea have a tough decision to make.
[rating: 4/5]

RODRIGO
AMERIKARATE #3
Writers: Brockton McKinney & Corey Kalman
Artist: Devin Roth
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Sam Kickwell is captured by the nefarious henchman Bloodbreaker! The evil dictator Neon gloats, certain he has imprisoned the only thing standing between himself and world domination! But Karate MasterForce Agent Cynthia Weaver has infiltrated the megalomaniacal tyrant’s lair, and is prepared to kill her way to the top—with karate!
[rating: 3.5/5]

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TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Steve McNiven
There's a new rule in the galaxy. No one touches Earth! No one! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the invincible Iron Man as they embark on an explosive and eye-opening adventure.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #727: Sixth Gun Vol. 4  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The Sixth Gun is back, and it doesn’t stop being good. Marvel Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day lands in stores on Saturday. Also, reviews of Empowered and the Soldier of Love #3, Tekken #1, and House #2.

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NEWS
Unbreakable/Split sequel is on the way
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/27/movies-unbreakablesplit-sequel-way-m-night-shyamalan/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Marvel Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day
FREE
The Marvel Universe is under siege from the greatest threat it has ever known! Everything has been leading to this as Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring the entire Marvel Universe together for the highly-anticipated SECRET EMPIRE series! UNITED THEY STAND against a common foe, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Defenders, the Champions, the Inhumans, Spider-Man and more must hold together as an unwavering front! Yet even their combined might may not be enough to withstand the awesome power of Hydra!
Then, after his globetrotting adventures Spider-Man has returned to his friendly neighborhood as Chip Zdarsky and Paulo Siqueira present a sneak peek at PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN! A new companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker is back in the Big Apple he's brought the Ol' Parker Luck with him! Don't miss your first taste of this back-to-basics and high-flying ongoing series!
[rating: 4/5]

MATTHEW
Empowered and the Soldier of Love #3
Writer: Adam Warren
Artist: Karla Diaz
As the very fabric of reality itself unravels around them in a frighteningly literal storm of burning passion, can a desperate Empowered and Ninjette stop the embittered, disillusioned, and out-of-control Soldier of Love from using her supercharged magical-girl powers to eradicate the entire concept of love from their city?
[rating: 3.5/5]

RODRIGO
TEKKEN #1
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Andie Tong
Cover Price: $3.99
All new comic series based on the iconic fighting game franchise! Written by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings) and illustrated by Andie Tong! This sensational new comic series will tap into TEKKEN’s rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon including Jin, Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams and Paul Phoenix.
[rating: 3.5/5]

ASHLEY
THE HOUSE #2
Writer: Philip Sevy
Artist: Drew Zucker
Publisher: Sucker Productions
A body is missing. One of their own is dead. Darkness falls in The House and the safe haven they had hoped to find turns deadly.
[rating: 4/5]

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TRADE PAPERBACK DISCUSSION
The Sixth Gun Vol. 4
Collecting issues #18 - #23. The Six. A set of cursed pistols with the power to reshape the world. The Knights of Solomon will stop at nothing to possess this power. Captured, isolated, and tortured, Drake Sinclair is offered a choice: join the Knights' quest or die. Meanwhile, Becky Montcrief's search for Drake brings her to the town of Penance--a mysterious place populated by a host of twisted townsfolk. All the while, the Sixth Gun schemes, and the secrets it holds will shake the very foundations of reality.
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The Legion Clubhouse #007: Dumbest Origin Story?  

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #726: Torchwood Vol. 1  

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]

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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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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
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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]

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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]

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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

CLOSE
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