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 #745: Chit-Chat  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We chit-chat about a lot of things... sometimes we even talk about comics.

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The Legion Clubhouse #012: Model Citizens  

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, revenge and murder are high on the to-do list for villains in the adventures of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Also, we see what good teenagers should be doing.

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Adventure Comics #309
The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero
June 1963
w: Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
With the other Legion members out on various mission, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, and Sun-Boy are tasked with selecting a new member into their group. When an applicant named Jungle King, who can control animals with his mind, tries to join the group he is rejected for membership as the animals he control can be easily startled and become a menace.

Angry that he had been rejected, Jungle King uses his powers to gather some of the most dangerous creatures in the universe and forms "The Legion of Super-Monsters" and renaming himself Monster Master for the purpose of terrorizing people and getting revenge against the Legion. His first attempt at revenge, toppling Sky City, is met with failure when the Legion arrives and stops the city from being toppled over, however Monster Master and his Super-Beasts manage to escape.

Tracking Monster Master to the planet Inshar, the Legion battle each of the Super-Beasts, and each are swiftly defeated. Ironically, Monster Master meets his own demise when he rejects a vapor-beast interested in joining his Legion of Super-Monsters. The rejected beast then touches Monster Master, killing him as when such a creature touches it's prey it becomes a lifeless vapor. With the menace of the Monster Master ended, the Legion marvel over the irony of their foes defeat. . -via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #310
The Return of Lightning Lad!
July 1963
w:Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
The Legion of Super-Heroes are assigned to stop a masked criminal who has been terrorizing Metropolis. When the Legion finally confront the Masked Man, they soon realize he can mimic their powers and exhibit many more. During the course of their fight, the Masked Man manages to kill Ultra-Boy.

In subsequent battles, the Masked Man manages to kill all the Legion members until only Superboy remains. Superboy deduces that the Masked Man is Mxyzptlk V, the distant relative of Mister Mxyzptlk, the imp who pesters him in his own time. Using a word reversing device, Superboy manages to trick Mxyzptlk V to say his name backwards, sending him back to the 5th Dimension and reversing all the damage he'd done, including returning the dead Legionnaires to life. . - via DCWikia

Major Spoilers Podcast #744: The Sixth Gun Vol. 6: Ghost Dance  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Becky does the Ghost Dance in The Sixth Gun Vol. 6. We also review Bombshells United #1, Archie Vol. 4, and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #6. Plus, which day is the first day of the week?

NEWS
Batman: The Animated Series is 25 years old today (Sept. 5)

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE #6
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Does blood run thicker than water? In this thrilling climax of the hugely acclaimed first arc, the murderer of Fenton Hardy is revealed… but do Nancy Drew and the Hardy brothers believe it? In order to find out where the truth actually may lie they must return to a place from their pasts and risk their lives.
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #1
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Marguerite Sauvage
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Bombshells are back in an all-new series! As our new tale begins, the year is 1943, and Wonder Woman is called to Arizona for help by two young girls named Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy! The girls’ friends and families are being displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps! To save them, can Wonder Woman fight against the same people she once fought alongside?
[rating: 4/5]

RODRIGO
NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT SEASON 1
Amazon Studios
A plague of shadows has swept across the land, turning innocent creatures into terrible monsters. One champion remains to battle the darkness and return the world to the light: Niko. Armed with his magic sword and guided by a determined Princess, young Niko journeys to the Curse-ed Volcano to face the evil sorcerer Nar Est and free his people from their magic prison.
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
ARCHIE vol 4
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Joe Eisma, Joe Morelli, Pete Woods
Publisher: Archie Comics
The fourth volume of the ARCHIE series features the headline-making comic event "OVER THE EDGE," where the lives of Archie and his friends are forever changed.
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/09/05/major-spoilers-poll-week-beginning-end-edition/

DISCUSSION
THE SIXTH GUN VOL. 6: GHOST DANCE
Our world has not always been this way. And our world may be different yet. Becky Montcrief embarks on a Ghost Dance to witness what the terrifying, reality-shaping power of the Six Guns have wrought... and what they might yet bring about. But she is pursued by a band of fierce Skinwalkers, and in order to survive these supernatural hunters, she must fight side-by-side with the most unexpected of allies — the four horsemen of General Oliander Bedford Hume!

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Major Spoilers Podcast #743: Amalgam Comics!  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: IT’S A FIFTH WEEK EVENT! This week we take a look at Doctor Strangefate and Magneto and the Magnetic Men. Plus, we get a little political, a bit romantic, and a bit litigious in our discussions. Also, Blue Beetle #12, Kim and Kim #2, and Generations: Thor #1.

NEWS
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/08/25/superman-a-classic-message-restored

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BLUE BEETLE #12
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Artist: Scott Kolins
U.S. Price: $3.99
Guest-starring Batman! Jaime Reyes may be back in his Blue Beetle armor, but he’s still a relative novice at the superhero game. And that’s raised the attention of someone who’s been doing this a long time. See what happens when the Caped Crusader swings over to El Paso to provide some schooling.
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor Vol 1 1
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Publisher: Marvel
HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
• When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt – facing a young Odinson!
• A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.
• Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world’s most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
KIM & KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #2
Writer: Mags Visaggio
Artist: Eva Cabrera
Publisher: Black Mask
The Fighting Kims are broke and stranded. So what do they do about it? The answer, as usual, is 'nothing helpful.' Featuring a journey into the afterlife and an action scene in a fruit stand and also some legit relationship stuff. And now it's an Eisner-nominated series!
[rating: 4/5]

DISCUSSION
Doctor Strangefate
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Publisher: DC Comics

Magneto and the Magnetic Men
Writer: Gerard Jones
Artist: Jeff Matsuda
Publisher: Marvel

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Major Spoilers Podcast #742: Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Because our Patrons demanded it! This week we take a look at Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers! Plus, Nightwing The New Order #1, Gotham City Garage, Niko and the Sword of Light, and The Defenders!

NEWS
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/18/television-jetsons-get-live-action-treatment-abc/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #1
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Aritst: Trevor McCarth
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without “weapons”—where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders’ aim toward Grayson’s own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he’s been hunting for years—the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don’t miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM!
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE Chapter 1
Writer:Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Brian Ching, Kelly Fitzpatrick, & Wes Abbot
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: 99 Cents

It’s been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham into utopia—into the Garden—saving his people from the wasteland. But his city isn’t paradise for everyone, and Kara Gordon is about to discover why.
[rating: 2.5/5]

RODRIGO
NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT SEASON 1
Amazon Studios
A plague of shadows has swept across the land, turning innocent creatures into terrible monsters. One champion remains to battle the darkness and return the world to the light: Niko. Armed with his magic sword and guided by a determined Princess, young Niko journeys to the Curse-ed Volcano to face the evil sorcerer Nar Est and free his people from their magic prison.
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
DEFENDERS SEASON ONE
Four of Marvel's biggest heroes are each working individually but have one common goal in mind -- to save New York City. Burdened with their own personal challenges, Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand (Iron Fist) realize that they likely won't be able to accomplish their goals working solo. That realization leads them to team up and form The Defenders, a supergroup that is more equipped to save the Big Apple than the heroes would be if they continued to work on their own.
[rating: 2.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/22/major-spoilers-poll-week-not-easy-green/

DISCUSSION
LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy scoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of LOCKJAW, LOCKHEED, REDWING, HAIRBALL, and an all-new FROG THOR!

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Major Spoilers Podcast #741: The Six Fingered Hand  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The Six Fingered Hand bring the demons to comics and the Defenders are there to push back on evil. Plus Time and Vine #2, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8, and DuckTales - Woo-oo!

NEWS
https://www.skybound.com/tvfilm/partnering-amazon-studios/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
TIME AND VINE #2
Writer/Artist: Thom Zahler
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $4.99
Jack starts teaching Megan the rules of time travel, while Darren teaches her all about the winery. And Megan takes her first solo trip back in time to the ‘80s, where she discovers a startling family secret!
[rating:3/5]

MATTHEW
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #8
Writer:: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Artist: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: 3.99 U.S.

“WITCH-WAR” Part Two, “Burnt Offerings”: Edward Spellman, trapped in Harvey’s body, has been reunited with Sabrina, and is ready to enact his dark agenda!
[rating: 5/5]

RODRIGO
DuckTales 2017 Pilot
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/14/video-watch-full-pilot-episode-new-ducktales-series-right-now/

Donald Duck takes Huey, Dewey and Louie to Scrooge McDuck’s mansion where they uncover family secrets, leading to an epic road trip to the Lost City of Atlantis.

Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, Disney XD’s animated comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
[rating: 4.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/15/major-spoilers-poll-week-fight-fight-fight-2/

DISCUSSION
DEFENDERS EPIC COLLECTION: THE SIX FINGRED HAND SAGA
The greatest non-team in comics gets the Epic treatment! J.M. DeMatteis and Don Perlin take Doctor Strange, the Hulk, Nighthawk, Hellcat and the Son of Satan on wild adventures into the occult - and against each other. These weird tales begin with a broken Eternity, evolve to include demons, Dracula and the Devil-Slayer, and culminate in a double-sized issue #100 extravaganza. If the Defenders can't prevail it'll be Hell on Earth -literally! Collectively known as "The Six-Fingered Hand Saga," it's one of the most compelling Defenders adventures of all time. COLLECTING: VOL. 6; DEFENDERS (1972) #92-109; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #101; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #268

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Major Spoilers Podcast #740: Beyond the Black Hole  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The two-part crossover event of the century continues as we discuss Beyond the Black Hole! (No, really.) Plus The Shadow #1, Super Sikh #2, and Things You Shouldn’t Remember #2.

NEWS
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/07/business-netflix-purchases-millarworld/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
The Shadow Vol. 3 #1
Writer: Si Spurrier & Dan Watters
Artist: Daniel HDR
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
For the better part of a century the Shadow’s sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers – but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he’s saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting – Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

So when a horribly burnt man – incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries— arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital – she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow – and with Mary’s help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice?
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
SUPER SIKH #2
Writer: Eileen Kaur Alden, Supreet Singh Manchand
Artist: Amit Tayal
Publisher: Rosarium Publishing
Secret agent Deep Singh is on his way to his long-awaited vacation to the land of the King--Graceland. However, with all the demented, dangerous, and downright deadly enemies he has faced over the years, our turbaned hero has never run into the likes of the TSA.

Meet Deep Singh. He loves Elvis and hates bad guys. By day he works at a tech company and lives with his parents. But that's just a front. For Deep Singh is really a top secret agent for the United Nations, fighting terrorism all around the world.

The Sikh superhero comic book from Eileen Kaur Alden, Supreet Singh Manchanda, and Amit Tayal is now being published by Rosarium Publishing!
[rating: 4/5]

RODRIGO
Things You Shouldn't Remember #2
Writer: Luis Roldán Torquemada
Artist: Mariano Eliceche
Publisher: Darby Pop
Marc and his captor (Tommy) pay a visit to Monica Young – a small-town teacher with a problematic recollection –while Travis does whatever is necessary to remain alive. Meanwhile, Christine Wahnfried – a quirky California pharmacist – opens the wrong door and ends up somewhere beyond space and time.
[rating: 4/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/08/major-spoilers-poll-week-check-cable-edition/

DISCUSSION
BEYOND THE BLACK HOLE
Writer: Michael Teitelbaum
Artist: Al McWilliams/Dan Spiegle
Publisher: Whitman Comics
In the Black Hole, Dan Holland, Charlie Pizer and Dr. Kate McCrae sight the Cygnus, Dr. Reinhardt's massive space cruiser, and the crew of the U.S.S. Palomino goes to another earth in another universe.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #739: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The origin story of the Greatest Robin of Them All in Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying. Plus, Justice League Action, MST3K Live, Mech Cadet You #1, and Savage Things #6.

This episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast is brought to you by GeekFuel. Save 25% off your first box when you sign up at http://GeekFuel.com/25OffMajorSpoilers.

NEWS
Marvel Brings Back Marvel Value Stamps
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/27/solicitations-marvel-brings-back-marvel-value-stamps/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
MECH CADET YU #1
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
SAVAGE THINGS #6
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Publisher: Vertigo
Cover Price: $3.99
Cain has been murdering his way across New York City, and Abel has been one step behind him the whole time. As he and Kira take out the last of Black Forest's thugs, and get nearer to Cain himself, they can't help but think that maybe he's been luring them to exactly where he wants them-which is far from where he'll end up causing the worst damage.[rating: 1.5/5]

RODRIGO
Mystery Science Theatre 3000, LIVE! Watch out for Snakes Tour!
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION s1e22
Writer: Jim Krieg
As Superman and Batman take Stargirl on a ride-along to protect the United Nations from Gorilla Grodd and his army of gorillas, Mister Mxyzptlk pops up from the 5th Dimension and thinks it would be great fun to put each of the superheroes' brains into another hero's body. Even when the Justice League's bravo team and Firestorm arrive and fall for the same brain-swapping move, the Justice League must find a way to trick Mister Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards and defeat Gorilla Grodd.
[rating: 5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/08/01/major-spoilers-poll-week-web-shooter-edition/

DISCUSSION
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Jim Aparo
Following Jason Todd’s death, Batman is pushed to the limits. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson goes on a journey of self-discovery as he returns to the place where it all began. As the Dark Knight and Two-Face face off, Dick Grayson and Tim Drake discuss the future of Batman and Robin.

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Major Spoilers Podcast #738: Atomic Blonde: Coldest City  

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Atomic Blonde: Cold City takes center stage, and we discuss what caught our attention at SDCC’17. Plus Batman/The Shadow #4, KFC #3, Sheena #0, and Travelers Season One.

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NEWS
Ant Man + The Wasp taking shape
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/22/movies-ant-man-wasp-casts-michelle-pfeiffer/

Captain Cold and Damien Darhk return to The Legends of Tomorrow
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/23/television-captain-cold-damien-darhk-return-legends-tomorrow/

Star Trek Discovery Trailer
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/22/television-star-trek-discovery-gets-brand-new-sdcc-trailer/

Frank Miller announces Superman: Year One
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/07/23/sdcc17-frank-miller-announces-superman-year-one/

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN/THE SHADOW #4
Writers: Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder
Artist:Riley Rossmo
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City’s worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman’s heart! But if he’s freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
KFC #3: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, Sean Parsons, Hi-FI, and Carlos M. Mangual
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: FREE
The Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a “thieving varmint” who steals his space-bound Zinger chicken sandwiches. Who else but DC’s Green Lantern can help the Colonel scan the universe to catch the thief?! KFC #3’s creative team includes writer Tony Bedard, penciler Tom Derenick, inkers Trevor Scott and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott.

[rating: 2.5/5]

RODRIGO
SHEENA #0
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Artists: Moritat
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $0.25
In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets… Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!
[rating: 3/5]

ASHLEY
TRAVELLERS SEASON ONE
created by : Brad Wright
Thousands of special operatives, sent back in time from the future, are tasked with preventing the collapse of society. These operatives, known as "travelers", take over the body of a 21st century individual via a transfer of consciousness; to minimize impact on the timeline, it is performed moments before the person's recorded time of death. The transfer requires the exact location of the target; smart phones and GPS have made this possible only from the early 21st century onward. Prepared using social media and public records concerning their targets, small teams of travelers must maintain their hosts' pre-existing lives as cover while carrying out missions, dictated by their director in the future, aimed at saving the world from a series of catastrophic events. The Director communicates with travelers via pre-pubescent children used as messengers; unlike adults, any child can safely be taken over for a few minutes and then released from control. The show focuses on one team of five travelers, starting from their transfers of consciousness. As the series progresses, travelers affect the present and future in unanticipated ways.
[rating: 3.5/5]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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DISCUSSION
Atomic Blonde: Coldest City
Writer: Antony Johnston
Artist: Sam Hart
Publisher: Oni Press

November 1989.

MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton was sent to Berlin to investigate the death of another agent, and the disappearance of a list revealing every spy working there. She found a powder keg of mistrust, assassinations and bad defections that ended with the murder of MI6's top officer, as the Berlin Wall was torn down.

Now Lorraine has returned from the Cold War's coldest city, to tell her story. And nothing is what it seems.

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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]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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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
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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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!

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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
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/05/18/television-black-lightning-first-look-trailer-arrives/

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

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

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

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

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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!

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