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17 Dec 2018

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.

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    Major Spoilers Podcast #809: Aquaman's Blue Suit

    How did Aquaman get his blue suit? What did Hellboy say when the demon showed up? Is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really all that it is cracked up to be? And is Doomsday Clock #8 any good? Find out in this week's Major Spoilers Podcast.

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    NEWS

    Chris Ryall returns to IDW Publishing
    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/12/10/chris-ryall-returns-to-idw-publishing-as-president-publisher-and-chief-creative-officer/

    Conan Enters the Marvel Universe
    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/12/08/conan-enters-the-marvel-universe-in-avengers-no-road-home/

    REVIEWS

    STEPHEN
    HELLBOY HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2018
    Writer: Mike Mignola, Various
    Artist: Various
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: December 12, 2018
    Three wintry tales featuring a Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck team-up for a New Year's Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family's English home, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new tie-in story, and Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw Lobster Johnson.
    [rating:5/5]

    MATTHEW
    DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8
    Writer: Geoff Johns
    Artist: Gary Frank
    Publisher: DC Comics
    Cover Price: $4,99
    Release Date: December 5, 2018
    The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.
    [rating:1.5/5]

    RODRIGO
    SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
    Initial release date: December 7, 2018
    Designer: Masahiro Sakurai
    Composer: Hideki Sakamoto
    Composer: Hideki Sakamoto
    Platform: Nintendo SwitchSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
    [rating: 4.5/5]

    ASHLEY
    THE FLASH VOL 8 FLASH WAR
    Writer: Joshua Williamson
    Artist: Howard Porter
    Publisher: DC Comics
    Cover Price: $16.99
    Release Date: Dec 12, 2018
    One of the biggest Flash adventures starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who's conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive--and he'll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally's old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City, where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world. It's a major turning point for the Flash family!

    Join Wally West, Barry Allen and other DC Universe characters as they join together for the ultimate race against time. Writer Joshua Williamson (Justice League vs. Suicide Squad) continues his smash-hit run on the Fastest Man Alive with The Flash Vol. 8: Flash War! Collects The Flash #46-51 and a story from Annual #1.
    [rating: 5/5]

    MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/12/09/major-spoilers-poll-of-the-week-a-long-winters-nap/

    CLOSE
    Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

    Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

    A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

    Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.


  • Posted on 12 Dec 2018

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    Major Spoilers Podcast #808: Live Action Anime Edition

    Cowboy Bebop is getting the live action treatment at Netflix!? We have A LOT of thoughts about that. Plus reviews of Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons #3, The Wicked + The Divine #40, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic, and Injustice 2 Vol. 4!

    Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future!

    NEWS

    Cowboy Bebop Getting Live Action Treatment at Netflix

    https://youtu.be/evClc6EcTFQ?t=56

    REVIEWS

    STEPHEN
    RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #3
    Writer: Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
    Artist: Troy Little
    Publisher: Oni Press/IDW Publishing
    Cover Price: $4.99
    Release Date: December 5, 2018
    A dimension where the Dungeons & Dragons paradigms are real. The rules are absolute... or, at least, they were... until Rick and Morty make their mark. Get ready to plead the fifth (edition) in this unlawful, chaotically evil story of family friction and fantasy frolics.

    The world's greatest roleplaying game.
    Reality's most dysfunctional animated series.
    What could go wrong?
    [rating:4/5]

    MATTHEW
    THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #40
    Writer: Keiron Gillen
    Artist: Jamie McKelvie
    Publisher: Image Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: December 5, 2018

    “OKAY,” Part One The pop-obsessed sensation starts its final arc. Yup, you read it right. We’re rushing toward the climax. Are you really going to stop now? C’mon. Stay with us. We’ve got a five-years-in-the-making conclusion to be getting on with.
    [rating:4/5]

    RODRIGO
    MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 THE COMIC
    Writer: Joel Hodgson, Harold Buchholz, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe
    Artist: Todd Nauck, Mike Manley, Jack Pollock
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: December 12, 2018
    Mad scientist Kinga Forrester's plan to dominate all media has succeeded in conquering comics! Jonah, Tom Servo, and Crow have been forced into public domain comic books and are desperately trying to riff their way out of them! But has Crow succumbed to four-color fever, or is the strange new persona he's taken on hold a surprise for Kinga?
    [rating: 3/5]

    ASHLEY
    INJUSTICE 2 VOL 4
    Writer: Tom Taylor
    Artist: Bruno Redondo
    Publisher: DC Comics
    Cover Price: $24.99
    Release Date: Dec 5, 2018
    The follow-up story to the prequel tale of the smash-hit video game of 2017 is here with Injustice 2 Vol. 4! Batman and Superman are back at it each trying to save the world by rescuing it from the other one.

    Steel (Natasha Irons) leads a task force in protecting the President-elect at the inauguration. Batman's team is on the verge of breaking free from Ra's al Ghul's jungle stronghold, but the Dark Knight himself gets tangled up with Poison Ivy.

    However, when a larger battle breaks out, Blue Beetle thinks he's coming to save the day, but his inexperience leads instead to disaster...and death.

    From best-selling writer Tom Taylor, scribe of the original Injustice: Gods Among Us graphic novel series, comes Injustice 2 Vol. 4! Collects issues #21-26.
    [rating: 5/5]

    MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/12/02/major-spoilers-poll-of-the-week-cowboy-bebop-edition/

    CLOSE
    Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

    Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

    A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

    Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.


  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    Major Spoilers Podcast #807: The Consultant

    Who do heroes turn to when they find themselves in trouble? Is the Consultant the answer? Also, Hellboy and the BPRD 1956 #1, Man-Eaters #3, Sword Daughter #4, and Hex Wives #2 go under the microscope in this week's episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast!

    Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future!

    REVIEWS

    STEPHEN
    HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1956 #1
    Writer: Chris Roberson
    Artists: Yishan Li, Mike NOrton, Michael Avon Oeming, Dave Stewart
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 28, 2018
    Pressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets' secret plans, but a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that would lead to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work-both inside the B.P.R.D. and out.
    [rating:4/5]

    MATTHEW
    MAN-EATERS #3
    Writer: Chelsea Cain
    Artist: Kate Niemczyk
    Publisher: Image Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 28, 2018

    "A VISIT FROM AUNT FLO," Day Three Maude suspects that the cat lady downstairs may be part of a cult. The toilet is clogged by a strange blockage in the septic system. And a recent spat of deadly mauling attacks takes its toll on the community. Plus: bonus backmatter featuring art and words by smart, angry teens!
    [rating:4/5]

    RODRIGO
    SWORD DAUGHTER #4
    Writer: Brian Wood
    Artist: Mack Chater
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
    Cover Price: 4.99
    Release Date: December 5, 2018
    On the run from the Forty Swords, Dag and Elsbeth fall back to the wilds of Northern Europe and shelter with a secretive group of mountain warriors. Elsbeth learns the history of the sword she carries, and we get a glimpse at the woman she's destined to become.
    [rating: 4/5]

    ASHLEY
    HEX WIVES #2
    Writer: Ben Blacker
    Artist: Mirka Andolfo
    Publisher: Vertigo
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 28, 2018
    Nov 28, 2018 The wives of Desert Canyon still don’t know the secret power they possess. Their husbands continue their campaign of insidious manipulation. Izzy hears scratching in the walls. A cat jumps into a cake. Blood is spilled. And the creepiest sex scene in all of comics.
    [rating: 4/5]

    MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/11/25/major-spoilers-poll-of-the-week-time-travel-companion-edition/

    DISCUSSION

    The Consultant Volume 1
    Writer: Jason Sterr
    Artist: Daniel Maine, Simon Fraser
    Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
    Marcus Greenberg has a very particular set of skills, as a former Navy S.E.A.L., he does the dirty work of our nation’s superheroes, keeping his clients out of the papers and off of death row. With the help of his assistant Russell, a reformed shape-shifting supervillain, Greenberg is the go-to-guy for making super-sins disappear. When the hero Spartan is arrested for murder, its sets off a chain of events that threaten not only Marcus’s business model, but the lives every super-powered “hero” in his rolodex. Collecting The Consultant #1-4; written by Jason Sterr, art by Dainel Mainé, and covers by Simon Fraser.

    CLOSE
    Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

    Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

    A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

    Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.


  • Posted on 28 Nov 2018

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    Major Spoilers Podcast #806: Doctor Who?

    The ninth Doctor has adventures you only dreamed about, Gary Hart gets a second life, Pokemon: Let's Go Evee is a hit, the Go-Bots are back, and PICKLE RICK! It is all in this week's Major Spoilers Podcast.

    Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future!

    NEWS

    https://youtu.be/2wcj6SrX4zw

    REVIEWS

    STEPHEN
    RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: PICKLE RICK #1
    Writer: Delilah Dawson
    Artist: CJ Cannon
    Publisher: Oni Press
    Cover Price: $4.99
    Release Date: November 21, 2018
    The biggest pickle-sized character in pop culture comes to comics! In this reimagined version, written by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) and with art from series artists CJ Cannon and Brittany Peer, Rick gets out of some much-needed family therapy time by inventing a fruit gun, which he uses on himself, and things go…poorly. Yes, cucumbers are fruits! Plus, Jaguar’s back and he’s on a mission to save his daughter.

    [rating:3/5]

    MATTHEW
    GO-BOTS #1
    Writer:Tom Scioli
    Artist: Tom Scioli
    Publisher: IDW Publishing
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 21, 2018

    Go-Bots have changed our way of life. Leader-1 is a self-aware fighter jet on a hostage rescue mission with his partner, Commander Nick Burns. Scooter is the personal transport and best friend to undergrad A.J. Foster. Turbo is Matt Hunter's transforming race car in the hottest sport in America, Go-Bot Racing. Cy-Kill is the champion of the illegal, underground Go-Bot Fighting League. A sophisticated sci-fi epic from the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. JOE. They say they're here to help us, but are they here to replace us?
    [rating:3/5]

    RODRIGO
    POKEMON: LET'S GO EVEE
    Initial release date: November 16, 2018
    Director: Junichi Masuda
    Developer: Game Freak
    Series: Pokémon
    Genre: Role-playing video game
    Platform: Nintendo Switch
    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! bring the experience of a classic Pokémon RPG to Nintendo Switch, with gameplay that is easily approachable for newcomers to the series but is also deep enough to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.
    [rating: 4/5]

    ASHLEY
    THE FRONT RUNNER
    Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga
    Release Date: Nov 21, 2018
    Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.
    [rating: 4/5]

    MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/11/18/major-spoilers-poll-of-the-week-cola-wars-part-3/

    DISCUSSION

    DOCTOR WHO: WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTION
    Writer: Cavan Scott
    Artist: Blair Shedd
    Publisher: Titan Comics
    Cover Price: $14.99
    The Ninth Doctor is BACK with a brand-new miniseries: WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTION! Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a NEW temporal war brews on the horizon, with the Doctor and his friends caught between the twin threats of the Unon and the Lect – two species with intertwined histories who are jostling to replace the Time Lords on the universal stage. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself? Collects The Ninth Doctor #1-5

    CLOSE
    Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

    Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

    A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

    Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.


  • Posted on 21 Nov 2018

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    Major Spoilers Podcast #805: Excelsior

    Pikachu talks! Grant Morrison takes on Green Lantern #1, Rodrigo likes J.T. Krul, Marvel Knights happened... and... Hey, Kids Comics! Plus, some thoughts on Stan Lee.

    Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future!

    TRAILER

    https://youtu.be/1roy4o4tqQM

    REVIEWS

    STEPHEN
    HEY KIDS COMICS #4
    Writer: Howard Chaykin
    Artist: Howard Chaykin
    Publisher: Image Comics
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 14, 2018
    More trials and triumphs-but mostly trials-drawn from the way things really happened as a business built on cheap paper and cheaper ideas became the foundation of the entertainment world's modern-day ATM.
    [rating:4/5]

    MATTHEW
    THE GREEN LANTERN #1
    Writer: Grant Morrison
    Artist: Liam Sharp
    Publisher: DC Comics
    Cover Price: $4.99
    Release Date: November 7, 2018

    Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN! In this debut issue, when Earth’s space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps—and quite possibly the Multiverse at large—to its very core. There’s an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps’ ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.

    [rating:3.5/5]

    RODRIGO
    ARTIFACT ONE #2
    Writer: J.T. Krul, Vince Hernandez
    Artist:: Romina Moranelli
    Publisher: Aspen
    Cover Price: $3.99
    Release Date: November 14, 2018
    Introducing Remi, a young and energetic explorer and relic hunter, whose boundless curiosity leads to a startling discovery beyond anything she could have imagined!

    Some time has passed since the tragedy of issue one, as Remi attempts to make sense of the clues her father left behind. However, even in a new village surrounded by new acquaintances, Remi discovers that the ruling Akolouth Clerics will stop at nothing to shroud all kingdoms in their brand of religious devotion. They also will stop at nothing to hunt her down and kill her!
    [rating: 3/5]

    ASHLEY
    MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #1
    Writer: Donny Cates
    Artist: Travel Foreman
    Publisher: Marvel Comics
    Cover Price: $5.99
    Release Date: Nov 7, 2018
    Cover by Geoff Shaw. In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel's CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe! In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment. He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him. Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green. But all of that is about to change. Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember... In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light...must come from the dark...
    [rating: 2/5]

    MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

    http://majorspoilers.com/2018/11/11/major-spoilers-poll-of-the-week-pumpkin-pie-edition/

    DISCUSSION

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee

    CLOSE
    Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

    Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

    A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

    Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.


  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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