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 #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!

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?
https://www.facebook.com/MikeMignola1/posts/10155256693977521

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]

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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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
http://majorspoilers.com/2017/04/14/movies-behold-glory-star-wars-last-jedi/

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

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

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

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

[rating: 4/5]

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

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

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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]

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

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
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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

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Major Spoilers Podcast #723: This S-Town  

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

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #275: Ben Penrod  

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

The Legion Clubhouse #005: What a Bunch of Animals  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #722: Ghost in the Shell  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Major Spoilers Podcast #721: GO GO POWER RANGERS!  

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

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

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

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

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

[rating:3/5]

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

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

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

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The Legion Clubhouse #004: The Legacy of Tom Tanner  

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

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

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

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

Major Spoilers Podcast #720: Giant Size Man-Thing  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Legion Clubhouse #003: Born on a Monday  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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