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The podcast for pop culture and comics fans. Each week the panel of comic enthusiats take a look at current titles, collected trades, and give their take on current pop culture news.
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DATE: Wed, 29 Sep 2010
SIZE: 53.8 MB
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MSP#239: The Wraithborn Podcast

This week on the show; Rodrigo returns, Bob Harras gets promoted, we read Wraithborn, and long for a bullet to the head. NEWS Bob Harras named EiC of DC Comics LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen BULLET TO THE HEAD #4 2 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature Written by MATZ   Art and cover by COLIN WILSON The crime noir masterpiece continues, written by Matz and drawn by Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker's Point Blank)!  The book centers on a pair of assassin buddies and a pair of cop buddies, with a body count that grows as the story progresses and each pair trying to figure out what is happening! In this 4th issue of the award-winning crime saga, the violence intensifies and with a pulse pounding last page! [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo PATRICIA BRIGGS’ MERCY THOMPSON: MOON CALLED #1?32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +?Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS w/ DAVID LAWRENCE?Art by AMELIA WOO?Cover by BRETT BOOTH?“Negative Art” retailer incentive cover by BRETT BOOTH?Mercy Thompson inhabits two worlds without truly belonging to either.  To the human inhabitants of the Tri-Cities she’s an oddity, a female mechanic operating her own garage.  To the town’s darker residents, werewolves, vampires, and fae, she’s a walker, a last-of-her-kind magical being with the power to become a?coyote. Mercy warily straddles the fine line dividing our everyday world from that darker dimension. Till a boy, mauled by vicious werewolves and forever changed by the attack and on the run from those who committed the crime, appears at her door.  Now her two worlds are about to collide.  Outnumbered and out-muscled, can Mercy possibly save the boy?  Or even herself? Mercy Thompson: Moon Called volume 1 #1 begins Dynamite’s eight-part adaptation of Patricia Briggs first Mercy novel.  Personally supervised by Ms. Briggs, the series is sure to thrill fans both old and new! [rating: 2/5] Matthew Secret Avengers #5 COVER BY: Marko Djurdjevic WRITER: Ed Brubaker PENCILS: David Aja A secret foe has been revealed - or has he? Find out everything you need to know about the OTHER Nick Fury as Secret Avengers continues to explore the volatile landscape of Marvel's new Heroic Age! [rating:4.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Marvel Zombies vs. Marvel Vampires VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Wraithborn The Wraithborn power is normally given to a specially chosen warrior, someone who has trained for decades to wield the power and fight the Immortals. But, due to "unforeseen circumstances", the power is passed on to an ordinary high school girl who doesn't know anything about what's going on, but she's got to figure things out fast because a lot of "people" (including the Immortals) are coming after her. The book is a supernatural, dark fantasy story inspired by folklore and mythologies from around the world. The idea being that all these legends were based on some truth, that gods and demons and angels and so forth really do exist, and once walked this earth. But one day, they all seemed to vanish, and eventually we just wrote them off as fiction. But they're still around, and they're trying really hard to get back and reclaim their former "lordship and dominion" over all humankind. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 25 Sep 2010
SIZE: 46.6 MB
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MSP#238: Random Comic Talk

This issue: It's the weekend, and Stephen and Matthew are super glad it is here. There's a lot of random comic talk, plus the duo answer YOUR questions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 22 Sep 2010
SIZE: 54.8 MB
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MSP#237: The Blacksad Podcast

This week on the show; Rodrigo is still gone which means Matthew and Stephen must tackle Blacksad on their own. Plus, Birds of Prey and some Mickey Mouse antics from BOOM! Studios. NEWS DC Comics stays in NYC, everyone else goes west LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #300 Written by Ted Osborne, Stefan Petrucha Drawn by César Floyd Gottfredson, Ferioli Pelaez COVER: Daan Jippes First, mouse mischief multiplies when a cloning experiment goes wrong in a tale we could only call “300 Mickeys!” Then, experience the classic Floyd Gottfredson tale “Dan the Dogcatcher” in its first wide U.S. release since 1932 and in its original layout! Regular edition features a brand-new cover by Disney Comics master Casty. [rating:3/5] Matthew Birds of Prey #5 Written by GAIL SIMONE • Art by ALVIN LEE • Cover by ALINA URUSOV Join writer Gail Simone and guest artist Alvin Lee as two Birds track down a missing team member in Thailand...where someone is hunting them to make sure they never return! Plus, the shocking events of BRIGHTEST DAY continue to rock Hawk and Dove, the newest recruits to Oracle's organization! [rating:2/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK FIGHT! Thanos vs. Darkseid VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Blacksad The story is set in a film noir environment, in the USA of the late 1950s. All the characters are anthropomorphic animals (female characters are often much more anthropomorphized, though it varies depending on the animal.), their specific species reflecting their personality and their part in the story. For example, nearly all the policemen are canid, usually German Shepherds, Bloodhounds, Foxes or Scottish Terriers. The strip is made with a rather dirty-realist outlook, a dark cinematic style and fairly clean, realistic lines. Coupled with the truly lavish and time-consuming drawing, done in watercolor, the strip appears very realistic indeed despite using animals. The quality of the drawing has improved noticeably throughout the series, with sharper, higher-quality colour and fewer grainy lines in later issues. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 18 Sep 2010
SIZE: 54.3 MB
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MSP#236: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast

This issue: It's the Saturday show, done in the Tuesday style! Rodrigo is absent, leaving Matthew and Stephen to run the asylum and they do their best talking about comics, Adam West, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Tue, 14 Sep 2010
SIZE: 38.1 MB
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MSP#235: Mark Waid is Misunderstood

This issue: Mark Waid, Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios, stops by to talk comics, copyright, and file sharing. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 11 Sep 2010
SIZE: 40.0 MB
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MSP#234: Dr. Peter Coogan Drops By

This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan drops by to talk about upcoming conventions and the Institute for Comic Studies. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 60.1 MB
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MSP#233: Podcast: 1602

This week on the show; Marvel 1602, Locke and Key to Fox, Sandman goes to television, Dragonstorm, Cthulhu, and Brightest Day... or is it? NEWS Locke & Key to Fox LINKAGE Sandman getting television treatment LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #3 Written by Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Christopher Possenti Clayton Diggs’s journey into a Lovecraft-inspired world of horror worsens and more terrifying pieces begin falling into place. Clayton finally learns the identity of the mysterious man in the photographs. But the answers he finds only lead to more questions… An all-new ongoing supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson and Johanna Stokes.?[rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo Dragonstorm #0 After following a trail of clues in searching for the missing Master Okun, Dragonstorm ends up at a warehouse in New York. Knowing full well that he is walking into a trap he finds more than he expected and is given an offer that will change his life forever. [rating:1/5] Matthew Brightest Day #9 Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI • Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO • Covers by DAVID FINCH The resurrected have discovered their purpose for being back, but where will the knowledge lead them? Who is the new Aqualad? And what strange event is taking place around the White Power Battery in New Mexico? [rating:2/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK On Average, How Many Times Do You Read a Single issue of a comic book? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Marvel 1602 The eight-part series takes place in a timeline where Marvel superheroes have been transplanted to the Elizabethan era; faced with the destruction of their world by a mysterious force, the heroes must fight to save their universe. Many of the early Marvel superheroes — Captain America, Nick Fury, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man — as well as villains such as Doctor Doom and Magneto appear in various roles. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 04 Sep 2010
SIZE: 17.6 MB
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The Want List MSP Special: What's in the box?

We aren't leaving you hanging this weekend. Here's a special video presentation from your friends at Major Spoilers.

DATE: Wed, 01 Sep 2010
SIZE: 58.9 MB
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MSP#231: The Cerebus Podcast

This week on the show; Two Batmen, Comics on Tuesday, Cerebus! Plus, Daleks, Cylons, and the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week! NEWS New Comic Tuesday? LINKAGE Two Batmen in November LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Coldspace #4 (Boom Studios) Written by Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Calderon Drawn by Jeremy Rock The conflict between the warring factions has reached critical mass, and Mulberry wants his money! Will he survive the gang warfare? Will he get the hot chick? This is the comic finale of the year with Samuel L. Jackson’s stamp of approval, so don’t miss it! [rating:3/5] Rodrigo Scott Pilgrim vs. The Video Game [rating:4/5] Matthew THE BOYS #46 Written by GARTH ENNIS Art by RUSS BRAUN Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON Having learned a certain unpleasant truth, Hughie sets out to discover just how dangerous things will now be for the Boys. Frenchie and the Female stay glued to the Homelander, MM almost blows his top, and Annie hears some words of wisdom from an unexpected source. Butcher, meanwhile, gives Hughie the scoop on one of the team’s highest-placed informants… but the most dreadful secret of all is still to come, in part three of “Believe.” [rating:3.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week, Major Spoilerite Rich wants to know who would win in a fight between Captain Picard's greatest foe, The Borg, or Doctor Who's foe, the Cybermen. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Cerebus, Volume 1 This first volume, uniquely in the series, consists of one to three-issue storylines with only occasional back-references. Cerebus is introduced as an amoral barbarian mercenary, fighting (and betraying) for money and drinking it away. During his adventures, he encounters the warrior Pigts (whose religion reveres aardvarks) and the insane wizard Necross who turns himself into a giant stone Thrunk (a parody of The Thing). Most of the series’ prominent characters are introduced (or at least mentioned) in these issues, including Elrod of Melvinbone; Lord Julius; Artemis (a.k.a. The Roach); and Jaka. The series takes a sharp change in direction with issue #20 which is the first of the “Mind Games” issues that are a feature of the comic and introduces the philosophical Suenteus Po and the ultra-matriarchial Cirinists. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 28 Aug 2010
SIZE: 41.0 MB
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MSP#230: It's so sad when it comes to an end...

This issue: You know what sucks? When you favorite thing ends and leaves you hanging. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 25 Aug 2010
SIZE: 51.6 MB
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MSP#229: Lone Wolf and Cub

This week on the show; Lone Wolf and Cub, a touching email, reviews, news, and much, much more! NEWS DC Universe Online gameplay sneak peek LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen MGM Drive-In Theater: It, The Terror From Beyond the Stars #2 (of 4) Dara Naraghi (w) • Mark Dos Santos (a) • Steve Mannion (c) Re-tooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure, we join the spaceship Challenge 142 returning from a rescue mission to Mars. It carries the only survivor of an earlier failed expedition who is suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Now, as they travel Earthbound… they may be wrong about their prisoner, as something monstrous may have come on board the ship… [rating:4/5] Rodrigo Enforcers #1?Excitement explodes off the pages as Federal Drug Czar, Senator Lawrence Fulton recruits Special Forces Commando Maddox Turner to train an elite group of D.E.A. agents known as Enforcers to combat a powerful New York City drug cartel called The Alliance. The Enforcers focuses on America’s war on drugs that has taken a turn for the worst as drug lords across the country unite to create stronger drug cartels that openly challenge the nation’s law enforcement communities. To combat these cartels, newly appointed Federal Drug Czar, Senator Lawrence Fulton has created The Enforcers Project. The goal of The Enforcers Project is to place small teams of specially trained and equipped men and women appointed as D.E.A. Enforcers in major cities throughout the nation. Their mission will be to target specific drug cartels and use all their resources to destroy the illegal operations. [rating:4/5] Matthew Doctor Who #14 Writer: Tony Lee Artist: Matthew Dow Smith Final Sacrifice, Part 2 of 4: Long live the Queen! As the war between the Soul Free and the Terror builds, the Doctor discovers who’s really pulling the strings behind the scenes! And as “Mr. Finch” faces off against Emily, Alexander Hugh and the Edwardian Torchwood agents choose their own sides in the coming war... [rating:4/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week, Major Spoilerite Rich wants to know who would win in a fight between Captain Picard's greatest foe, The Borg, or Doctor Who's foe, the Cybermen. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1 Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Itt?, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a d?tanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagy? clan, he is forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigor?, they seek revenge on the Yagy? clan and are known as “Lone Wolf and Cub”. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 21 Aug 2010
SIZE: 46.6 MB
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MSP#228: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Subtitles

This issue: Rodrigo reviews Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The movie discussion continues as the Pop Culture Trio discuss subtitles, Star Wars on Blu-Ray, and casting actors as superheroes. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
SIZE: 46.6 MB
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MSP#227: Days of Future Podcasts

This week on the show; Kitty Pryde becomes unstuck in time, Witchblade gets a one-shot, Booster Gold time travels as well, and it's a Monster Mash! NEWS Judge Dredd to be dirty and gritty LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Zatana #4 Written by PAUL DINI • Art by CHAD HARDIN and WAYNE FAUCHER • Cover by STEPHANE ROUX • 1:10 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND Zatanna loves Vegas, and Vegas loves her – but should Zee be wary of the attentions of a handsome, well-connected casino owner? She can hold her own against the most ridiculous Royal Flush Gang ever assembled, and she can just about cope with her cousin Zachary's immature antics, but she'd better watch out for the sultry fire demons that are hot on her heels! [rating:4/5] Rodrigo WITCHBLADE: DUE PROCESS #1 ONE-SHOT?(w) Phil Smith   (a) Alina Urusov   (cov) Alina Urusov Sara has to make amends with an innocent man she sent to prison. Before young Sara Pezzini was called to bear the Witchblade she made a horrible mistake that destroyed a man’s life. Today that man is being released from prison and has to put the pieces of his life back together. In order to protect his family, this desperate father made a deal with demonic forces, and now it is time to pay. When Sara tries to reach out and make her past wrong right, she's confronted by demonic forces. The stakes: a man's very soul. [rating:4/5] Matthew Booster Gold #35 Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DEMATTEIS • Art by CHRIS BATISTA and RICH PEROTTA • Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE Back in the past, Booster Gold is mistaken for himself and embarks on an untold journey in space with Blue Beetle to obtain a rare and secret artifact. Needless to say, their mission goes horribly, horribly wrong… [rating:4/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK The Poll of the Week last week was so close, that we are declaring David Kessler and Lawrence Talbot winners. That means they have to go up against Lon Chaney Wolfman and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein Monster to claim the championship. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Days of Future Past Days of Future Past deals with a dystopian alternate future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 14 Aug 2010
SIZE: 44.5 MB
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MSP#226: It Came from 1985

This issue: Why did all the most awesome movies of all time come out in 1985? The answer may surprise you... Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 11 Aug 2010
SIZE: 52.4 MB
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MSP#225: Batman: Year One

This week on the show; Batman: Year One, Ultimate Spider-Man gets animated, Cthulhu strikes, Irredeemable gets reviewed, and Wolfman vs. Wolfman. NEWS Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series Creative Team LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #2?Written by Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson?Drawn by Christopher Possenti The Lovecraft-inspired event of the year continues! Darkness is rising and soon all will hear…THE CALLING! Clayton Diggs tinkers on the brink of madness as he struggles to identify the first piece in this bizarre, paralyzing puzzle — all before a great one awakes and the world changes…forever! An all-new ongoing supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, HEXED) and Johanna Stokes (DEATH VALLEY, STATION)! [rating:3/5] Rodrigo Prince of Persia #2?Written by JORDAN MECHNER?Art by TOM FOWLER, DAVID LOPEZ, BERNARD CHANG, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, CAMERON STEWART, NIKO HENRICHON, PETE PANTAZIS,  & DAVE STEWART?Five very different people are about to be put to death for a crime they didn’t commit. Well, one of them may have done it. But the only way they can escape the hangman’s noose is to find the common thread that ties them together. The one man they have all encountered, and who changed their lives – Dastan, the prince of Persia! [rating:3.5/5] Matthew IRREDEEMABLE #16 Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Peter Krause The Paradigm are still reeling from their no-holds-barred battle with the Plutonian. Alliances are forged and broken, and one hero is revealed to have powers beyond the team’s wildest dreams. But they may not be enough to prevent the ghastly event that’s on the horizon… This is the perfect time to pick up Mark Waid’s explosive, Eisner-nominated superhero series! [rating:3.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Yes, we are dragging this out longer than we should, but who emerges victorious in this week’s Wolfman battle? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Avengers Forever The story recounts the beginning of Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman and Jim Gordon’s with the Gotham City Police Department. Bruce Wayne returns home from training abroad in martial arts, manhunting, and science for the past 12 years, and James Gordon moves to Gotham with his wife, Barbara, after a transfer from Chicago. Both are swiftly acquainted with the corruption and violence of Gotham City, with Gordon witnessing his partner Detective Flass assaulting a teen for fun. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 07 Aug 2010
SIZE: 48.8 MB
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MSP#224: I'd like to hang with...

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk about the celebrities they would like to meet and have a real in-depth conversation with. They also discuss the use of real-world versus fictional cities in comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Aug 2010
SIZE: 50.4 MB
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MSP#223: Avengers Forever

This week on the show, the Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at Avengers Forever, review a bunch of comics, and discuss the merits of relieving oneself on the job. NEWS Batman wets himself LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Ultimate (comics) Mystery #1 Marvel [rating:2.5/5] Rodrigo Nancy in Hell #1 Image Comics [rating:1.5/5] Matthew Wonder Woman #601 DC Comics [rating:3/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Last week’s Major Spoilers POW (Poll of the Week) featured two teen wolves fighting each other to the death.  The winner was the van surfing, beer drinking, basketball playing Scott Howard from Teen Wolf.  This week, we’re continuing the wolf fighting as last week’s champion takes on a newcomer VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Avengers Forever The character Immortus sends his servant Tempus to kill an apparently critically ill Rick Jones, the possessor of the ‘Destiny Force’, a powerful ability utilized during the Kree-Skrull War storyline.] Rick, however, is saved by the alien Kree Supreme Intelligence, who urges him to use the Destiny Force to summon aid. With the help of former Zodiac member Libra, Rick pulls various members of the superhero team Avengers from the past, present and future. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 30 Jul 2010
SIZE: 47.0 MB
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MSP#222: Magic and Digital Comics

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew discuss why magic does or doesn't work in superhero comics, and Chip Mosher from Boom! Studios stops by to talk about digital comics and news from Boom! Studios. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 28 Jul 2010
SIZE: 57.9 MB
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MSP#221: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Podcast

There was a convention, or something... SCOTT PILGRIM! BATMAN! PEN TO THE EYE! and the usual dose of goofy that you expect from the Major Spoilers Crew. Remember kids, we have "a Matthew". NEWS San Diego Comic Con News LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Killing the Cobra #3 IDW Publishing [rating:3/5] Rodrigo X-Men Origins: Deadpool One-Shot [rating:2/5] Matthew Marvel Zombies #5 [rating:3/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK The 80s gave us kids who didn't fit in until something extremely strange happened to them to make them cool and fun.  The 2000s gave us kids who didn't fit in until something extremely strange happened to them to make them cool... and angsty. Entering into the ring this week is one Scott Howard, awkward teen until the light of the silvery moon unleashes his genetic code turning him into TEEN WOLF.  Also entering the ring is one Jacob Black, who... uh... crappit, never seen the movies, have not interest in it, but he is TWILIGHT WOLF! VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (Volume 6) It’s finally here! Six years and almost 1000 pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona’s seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn’t Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn’t that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn’t, but one thing is for certain all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour! The sixth and final volume to indie comics most influential series in the last decade! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 24 Jul 2010
SIZE: 32.4 MB
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MSP#220: Costumes

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew share their views on superhero costumes, what works, what doesn't and what really doesn't. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jul 2010
SIZE: 65.8 MB
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MSP#219: The Walking Dead Podcast

In this issue: THE DEAD LIVE! THE DEAD LIVE! NEWS Warlord of Mars announced. LINKAGE THUNDER Agents Return LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Bullet to the Head #2 [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo Stuff of Legend #3 [rating:4/5] Matthew Astro City: Silver Agent #1 [rating:3.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK There have been several images released from Marvel’s Thor movie that show off the costumes the Norse gods will be wearing.  While more time has been spent talking about Wonder Woman’s costume change, one has to wonder if the Thor costume design will play a role in audiences liking or ignoring the film VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 17 Jul 2010
SIZE: 69.3 MB
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MSP#218: The Critical Hit Supplemental Edition

This issue: Rodrigo discusses changes to Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition, listener e-mail, and Dr. Peter Coogan stops by to talk about the Comic Arts Conference at the San Diego Comic Con. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 14 Jul 2010
SIZE: 57.4 MB
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MSP#217: The X-Men Supernovas in the Sky Podcast

In this issue: Rodrigo returns, Avatar gets bent, and the X-Men meet their match? NEWS Mark Waid Sez he will stop reading super-hero comic books LINKAGE Ed Norton will not be in Avengers Movie LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER #2?Written by Robert E. Howard, Michael Alan Nelson?Drawn by Damian Couceiro?Savage warrior Cormac FitzGeoffrey has discovered who murdered the knight he considered a brother – and he will not rest until his thirst for revenge is quenched! [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo The Last Airbender movie review [rating:2/5] Matthew The Boys #44?By: Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson?As the greatest religious festival on the superhero calendar gets under way in New York, the Homelander finds himself front and centre, very much against his will. But so does Annie, whose heightened public profile leads her to get something terrible off her chest. Meanwhile, Butcher ponders what to do about 'the Hughie situation', and MM makes his own feelings known... just when everything was going so well... [rating:3.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK When a hero falls, one would hope that they are able to go to a better place, but sometimes, just sometimes, they come back as a ghost to haunt our lives and make us miserable.  If ghosts could be tangible enough to fight each other, and could die once again, who would win in The Major Spoilers Spooktacular Poll of the Week? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION:X-Men Supernovas As old threats are still having their effects, new, more deadly threats emerge from the unlikeliest of places. Threats that spell doom for the X-Men. Plus: What could possibly strike terror into the heart of…Sabretooth?! And who are the Children of the Vault? Mike Carey (Ultimate Fantastic Four) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) take over X-Men, or at least what’s left of them! Collects X-Men #188-199, Annual. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 07 Jul 2010
SIZE: 21.4 MB
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MSP#216: Previews July 2010

This issue: Matthew and Stephen take a peek at the July 2010 Previews catalog from Diamond Comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 02 Jul 2010
SIZE: 37.9 MB
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MSP#215: Four Years of Fun

This issue: Major Spoilers turns four! Matthew and Stephen reflect on the past. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 30 Jun 2010
SIZE: 56.7 MB
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Major Spoilers 214: The Hellblazer Podcast

In this issue: Jeph Loeb at Marvel, Power Girl gets the brush off, Hellblazer reviewed, and Green Lantern or Legion? NEWS Jeph Loeb named EVP, Head of Television at Marvel LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen BULLET TO THE HEAD #1 Written by MATZ • Art & Cover by COLIN WILSON Dynamite proudly presents its first-ever crim noir series !Two cops. Two killers. A political scandal. One beautiful corpse. And a city gripped with fear. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents Bullet to the Head – a classic crime noir tale of violence and revenge from writer Matz (Killer) and artist Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker’s Point Blank)! [rating:4/5] Dueling Review PowerGirl #13?Written by JUDD WINICK • Art and cover by SAMI BASRI?Power Girl dives headfirst into the next chapter of her life on Earth with new series writer Judd Winick (JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST) and artist Sami Basri (THE SHIELD)! And what events will draw her to her former JLI teammates from JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST? [rating:1.75/5] Matthew DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #1 (of 5)?story JAY FAERBER?art JULIO BRILHA?Dynamo 5 returns in an all-new miniseries! As the team struggles to adjust to their new powers, they must combat an alien menace with its roots in an untold adventure featuring Captain Dynamo, Omni-Man, Supreme, and other Image heroes! [rating:4/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK While there are many pieces of cool jewelry worn by heroes of the world, this week’s poll of the week wants to know which of the following you would prefer to wear. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Dangerous Habits John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it’s his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine’s front door. John Constantine has lung cancer. Though condemned to hell, Constantine continues to laugh in the face of this all-too-serious world. Despite it preternatural overtones, this story is actually a down-to-earth tale about life, death, and the little details in between. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 26 Jun 2010
SIZE: 36.5 MB
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MSP#213: Comic Book Talk

This issue: Matthew and Stephen attempt to catch up on all their backlog of comic reading. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 23 Jun 2010
SIZE: 59.3 MB
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MSP#212: The Starman Podcast

In this issue: Rodrigo is M.I.A. which means Matthew and Stephen get to review Starman, talk Green Hornet, and talk up the Major Spoilers Experience! NEWS A Mess of Green Hornet News LINKAGE LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen THE LONE RANGER #22 Written by BRETT MATTHEWS Art by SERGIO CARIELLO In this issue, “Resolve” continues and takes a deadly turn as Cavendish tears through the Ranger’s family to strike at the man himself… [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo No Rodrigo this week. (insert frown face here) Matthew Agents of Atlas #2 COVER BY: TOM COKER WRITER: JEFF PARKER PENCILS: LEONARD KIRK SHIELD digs deeper into the mystery of Jimmy Woo’s golden age team to find out how one becomes a GORILLA MAN! What they find leads to the hidden location of the mind-clouding beauty VENUS. It’s the greatest flying saucer ride of the year! [rating:4/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Everyone has a favorite something; be it mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets, Pepsi, Coke, fishcakes, and so on.  Each year about this time, we take a moment to reflect on where we’ve come from and where we’re going, and the Complete Major Spoilers Experience.  There are a lot of individual elements that make up the Complete Major Spoilers Experience, and today, we want to find out what is your favorite. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: DC Comics' Starman Omnibus 2 The classic super-hero series STARMAN, starring a Gen-X super-hero, is re-presented in high quality format. The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight – antiques collector and dealer – inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. In this volume, Jack’s disturbing dreams drive him to New York City to meet his father’s old friend, Wesley Dodd, the Sandman of the 1940s, and learns of another Sandman – an alien who came to Earth as a hero of the 1970s. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 19 Jun 2010
SIZE: 34.8 MB
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MSP#211: Speaking of Awards...

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at the 2010 Eisner Award Nominees and give their WAG predictions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 16 Jun 2010
SIZE: 65.0 MB
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MSP#210: The Podcast out of Space

In this issue: Atomic Robo, HP Lovecraft, Charles Fort, Batman, Catman, and Superman! Let's Get Dangerous! NEWS New Aqualad is coming LINKAGE Marvel goes Day and Date LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Batman #700?Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by TONY DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT, FRANK QUITELY, DAVID FINCH & RICHARD FRIEND Cover by DAVID FINCH Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with this oversized special! And he's brought an all-star roster of artists along with him including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely to celebrate this milestone 700th issue featuring stories spotlighting each of the Batmen from different eras – Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne. You won't want to miss this blockbuster story that paves the way for the return of Bruce Wayne and sports mind-boggling covers by superstars David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY) and Mike Mignola (BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, Hellboy)! [rating:5/5] Rodrigo Darkwing Duck #1?Written by Ian Brill?Drawn by James Silvani?COVER A: Magic Eye Studios?COVER B: James Silvani Once St. Canard’s greatest protector, Darkwing Duck was known the world over as ‘The Terror That Flaps In The Night.’ Now, mysteriously, DW has not been seen or heard from in well over a year – and St. Canard finds that evil is once again on the rise. But when a nefarious plan threatens everyone, Darkwing Duck knows it’s time for the Duck Knight to return! ‘Let’s Get Dangerous!’ with Disney and BOOM! Studios as one of Disney’s most beloved characters makes a comeback in his own not-to-be-missed original ongoing series! [rating:4.5/5] Matthew Secret Six #22?Written by GAIL SIMONE ?Art by JIM CALAFIORE ?Cover by DANIEL LUVISI It's the bloody (and we mean bloody) conclusion to the "Cat in the Cradle" arc! Catman rages against those that have been trying to destroy his life. Will tensions within the Six force them to leave Catman to fend for himself? And is someone leaving the team? Let's hope not! [rating:5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Superman has been around for a very long time, and has had many things happen to him. On of which was the Superman Red/Superman Blue storyline that occurred in 1963, and then adapted again in 1998. Do you prefer Superman Blue or Superman Red? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Atomic Robo: The Shadow out of Space It is 1926 when H.P. LOVECRAFT comes calling to warn ATOMIC ROBO of imminent doom. But the SHADOW FROM BEYOND TIME escapes into the future, intersecting with our world through the 20th century. The future and history of the universe hangs in the balance as ATOMIC ROBO teams up with, uh, ATOMIC ROBO in a last ditch effort to protect reality itself. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 12 Jun 2010
SIZE: 39.6 MB
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Major Spoilers #209: Batman at 700

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at Batman and why he's as popular today as he was in 1939. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 09 Jun 2010
SIZE: 50.1 MB
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MSP#208: Box 13 Podcast

In this issue: Mouse Guard, Hawks of Outremer, Stephen King, Joe Quesada, Goonies, Mario, Link, and Box 13! NEWS Joe Quesada promoted to Chief Creative Officer LINKAGE Goonies turns 25 LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER?Written by Rober E. Howard, Michael Alan Nelson?Drawn by Damian Couceiro? BOOM! Studios brings you an epic story by Conan creator Robert E. Howard published in comic book form for the first time ever! As a wandering warrior born and bred on the battlefield, Cormac FitzGeoffrey is a renowned fighter, a ruthless adversary, and a man who is no stranger to the ways of bloodshed and violence. Cormac counts his friends on one hand, so when he learns that his most recent liege has been murdered, nothing will stop his quest for revenge. By oath, a path of vengence will be marked by the blood of his enemies. Covers by Joe Jusko and Karl Richardson. [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD #1 (of 4)?Written by Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman?Illustrated by: Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The game: Tell the best story, get your bar tab cleared! The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen. Featured in this issue are stories by Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things). [rating:4/5] Matthew Stephen King's N #4 [rating:3.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK If you were a pretty pretty princess, who would you rather be rescued by - Link or Mario? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Box 13 Box 13 is a re-imagining of the popular radio serial of the same name.  It follows the harrowing adventures of author Dan Holiday as he unlocks clue to his past and his very identity. Holiday has spent the last several years of his life researching the secrets behind the MKULTRA project. His latest book has brought him a degree of notoriety around the country and around the world. And, during his recent book tour – Dan discovers something that will change his life forever. Join him as he leans what lurks inside Box 13. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 05 Jun 2010
SIZE: 39.0 MB
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MSP#207: Previews June 2010

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew take a gander at the June 2010 Previews catalog from Diamond Comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 02 Jun 2010
SIZE: 54.0 MB
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MSP#206: Head Games

In this issue: Fables gets a commercial, Vampires are back, and Locke and Key get inside your head, all in this episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast. NEWS Vertigo does Fables Commercial LINKAGE LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Justice League: Generation Lost #2?Written by KEITH GIFFEN and JUDD WINICK • Art by JOE BENNETT • Cover by TONY HARRIS • Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE? Spinning out of BRIGHTEST DAY, DC's new biweekly event begins here! Someone is targeting the old members of the defunct Justice League International. Now, surviving members Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire and Ice have to figure out what unseen mastermind is threatening to destroy the entire Super Hero community! There are no gray areas here – it's black and white and red with blood all over for this lost generation of Super Heroes as original JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL writer Keith Giffen is joined by superstar scribe Judd Winick (BATMAN, GREEN ARROW) for a new era in excitement! [rating:3/5] Rodrigo American Vampire 3?Written by SCOTT SNYDER and STEPHEN KING • Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT? The era of the American vampire officially begins as Pearl Jones declares war on the powerful coven of vampires that ended her life, and Skinner Sweet declares war on, well, everyone! Scores will be settled in blood in this installment, the third of five over-sized issues featuring stories by author Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. [rating:3/5] Matthew Rise of Arsenal #3 Written by J.T. KRUL • Art by GERALDO BORGES and MARLO ALQUIZA • Cover by GREG HORN? Roy Harper's journey into his own heart of darkness continues as Arsenal hits the streets ready to take his revenge on whoever makes the mistake of getting in his way. But what happens when that hit list includes one of his oldest friends – Dick Grayson? It's Arsenal and Batman together, but this ain't no team-up. [rating:0/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Major Spoilers reader, Silvergray suggested we pit Kermit the Frog against Elmo Monster to see who gets the flock knocked out of him.  So Major Spoilerite, which side of the ring will you sit on? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Locke and Key: Head Games New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father’s murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack’s dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind – the head games are just getting started! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 29 May 2010
SIZE: 22.7 MB
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MSP#205: This TV Show Would Make a GREAT Comic Book!

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew discuss what television shows would make a great comic book. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 26 May 2010
SIZE: 62.2 MB
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MSP#204: LEGION!

In this issue: The Super Future Friends Return, radioactive dust, Brightest Day, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and TORNADO! NEWS No Ordinary Family, Smallville, The Cape LINKAGE LINKAGE LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1?Written by Chris Roberson?Drawn by Robert Adler? A science-fiction publishing event! Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life – androids – become apparent. The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a ’special’ human with the power to feel others’ emotions, and Charlie Victor, who’s the perfect man for the job – or is he? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the world’s animals. John W. Campbell Memorial Award-nominee Chris Roberson writes the prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published! [rating:3.5/5] Rodrigo OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR #2?Written by Hub?Illustrated by Hub?Cover by Hub A samurai whose father Okko killed many years ago seeks revenge, but the warrior chooses instead to confront a demon-hunting bunraku, who has his sights set on Okko’s longtime faithful companion, Noburo. The ronin and the hunter engage in an epic, violent duel, a duel that may well be Okko’s last… Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content) [rating:4/5] Matthew Brightest Day #2 Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI • Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO • Covers by DAVID FINCH • Variant cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT BRIGHTEST DAY continues, but in ways you can't possibly expect! What does BRIGHTEST DAY mean to the DC Universe? Is everything from here on out going to be bright and shiny? No, BRIGHTEST DAY means something else entirely, something we can't tell you...yet. But we can tell you our heroes will need to rise up more than ever to combat the forces of evil, and a select few will uncover a secret that binds them ALL. [rating:1.5/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Over the last 20 years, there have been some really good animated series based on DC characters.  This week, we want to know what your favorite DC animated television series of the last 20 years is the bee’s knees VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Fan-favorite LEGION writer Paul Levitz returns to the 31st century super team he made supreme with an all-new intergalactic era! This exciting series picks up on threads from Geoff Johns’s “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes” storyline and creates its own all-new ones, including a Green Lantern Corps tie-in and the destruction of a major planet! Rocket on board here as Levitz and rising star artist Yildiray Cinar (TEEN TITANS) revitalize one of DC’s most beloved franchises starting with an oversized first issue with a Variant cover by superstar artist Jim Lee! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 22 May 2010
SIZE: 30.3 MB
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MSP#203: PREVIEWS!

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew take a gander at the May 2010 Previews catalog from Diamond Comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 19 May 2010
SIZE: 60.5 MB
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MSP#202: The Authority

In this issue: Respect. My. Authority! Plus, Dinosaurs and Robots, girls in not much clothing, and the end of and era, and the relaunch of another. NEWS The Site Went Down... Heroes gets cancelled LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Atomic Robo #3 // Revenge of the Vampire Dimension (#3 of 4)?Written: Brian Clevinger?Art: Scott Wegener? It’s been a long week for ATOMIC ROBO. The Vampire Dimension invaded his home. A giant mutant sea-beast chased him through Tokyo. An insane and probably not super genius velociraptor shot him out of the skies over the South Pacific and held him hostage in a cave. Now he’s being haunted by a scientifically impossible entity from his past. Meet ATOMIC ROBO’s newest nemesis: his oldest nemesis! [rating:5/5] Rodrigo Witchblade #136?Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Stjepan Sejic. ? "Pantheon," Part 3 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV! Sara Pezzini, the current bearer of the Witchblade, is caught between the deadly robotic assassin Aphrodite IV and the corrupt mega-corporation Cyberdata. Even with a mystical gauntlet at her disposal, will Sara be able to walk away from this encounter? [rating:2/5] Matthew New Avengers Finale ?COVER BY: Bryan Hitch?WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ?PENCILS: Bryan Hitch In the wake of SIEGE, an ALL NEW shocking conclusion to the landmark NEW AVENGERS series. NEW AVENGERS is coming to an end…but not without a bang. For the first time ever, series regular Brian Bendis teams up with the superstar artist that reinvented team books for this generation…Bryan Hitch. The entirety of the Marvel landscape has changed and many Avengers do not know their place in it. But before they can move on, some very important loose ends need to be tied up. A.K.A. it's payback time!! All this and a bevy of super star artists stop by to pay tribute to the work they made famous over the course of this top-selling book. [rating:3/5] MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK With Ryan Reynolds now appearing in both the Deadpool and Green Lantern movies, we thought it was high time to get both of these characters in the ring to see who would emerge victorious. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Absolute Authority The Ellis/Hitch run of The Authority lasted 12 issues, divided in three story-arcs: The Circle, Shiftships, and The Outer Dark. They showed an increasingly dangerous enemy: an international terrorist (previously seen in Stormwatch), an invasion from an alternative Earth, and “God,” the hostile alien creator of the Solar system, with corresponding high scale violence and property destruction. The usage of a narrative tool called decompression, taken mainly from manga and novel in American super-hero comic-books, was distinctive: big, panoramic panels were used to examine action in deep detail, with a slower rhythm and lighter plotting per issue. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 15 May 2010
SIZE: 33.5 MB
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MSP#201: Iron Man 2 and Tron

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk Iron Man 2 and Tron. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 12 May 2010
SIZE: 54.2 MB
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MSP#200: The Xenozoic Podcast

In this issue: Dinosaurs, Cadillacs, and Hellboy in Mexico! Plus, boobs and wieners talking about boob and wieners. NEWS Star Wars cast available on TomTom GPS LINKAGE Rise of the Apes LINKAGE HTML Comics taken down by FBI and publishers LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Hellboy in Mexico (4 Slices of Meatloaf) Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Richard Corben Colorist: Dave Stewart Cover Artist: Mike Mignola During the 1950s, Hellboy caravans across Mexico with a trio of vampire-killing luchadores, finding the undead; evil turkeys; a terrible bat god; and a little too much tequila. Rodrigo CARS #5 (4 Slices of Meatloaf)?Written by Alan J. Porter?Drawn by Allen Gladfelter?SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99?COVER A & B: Allen Gladfelter?Diamond Code: FEB100765 Lightning McQueen is going all out to win the Route 66 Dash, a cross country, Cannonball Run-style race! But with his partner, Mater, slowing him down, how can he hope to best Chick Hicks and his partner, the Drift King? Matthew IRREDEEMABLE #13 (3.5 Slices of Meatloaf)?Written by Mark Waid?Drawn by Diego Barreto?SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99?COVER A: Paul Azaceta?COVER B: Chris Cross?Diamond Code: MAR100797 The members of the Paradigm are held captive, helpless to prevent Modeus from manipulating Plutonian into his greatest act of evil yet. The second year of Mark Waid’s epic begins a new story arc and steamrolls into uncharted waters never before seen in the superhero genre. Nothing will ever be the same in a post-Plutonian world. Covers by Paul Azaceta and CrissCross. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK A lot of media attention has been cast on Vivid Entertainment over the last couple of months as the word is spreading that the company is set to release an adult movie parodying the 1960s Batman television series.  The buzz surrounding the release has prompted Vivid Entertainment to create a new imprint called Vivid Superheroes where they plan to continue the superhero porn parodies of characters in both the DC and Marvel catalog. With Batman XXX: A Porn Parody set to arrive this month, it leads us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Do you want to see pornographic parodies of your favorite comic book superhero? YES! I want to see my heroes in and out of costume NO! Let's keep some things pure and just let comic artists deliver the titillating images NO OPINION! I'm not interested in watching, but not bothered by it, either VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Xenozoic Tales Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 In the storyline, the Earth has been ravaged by pollution and natural disasters of all sorts. To escape this, humanity built vast underground cities in which they lived for approximately 600 years. Upon emerging, the humans found that the world had been reclaimed by previously extinct lifeforms (most spectacularly, dinosaurs). In the new ‘Xenozoic’ era, technology is extremely limited and those with mechanical skills command a great deal of respect and influence. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 08 May 2010
SIZE: 31.8 MB
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MSP#199: The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril and The Maltese Falcon

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew put down the comic books, and pick up the prose, this month looking at The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, and The Maltese Falcon. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 05 May 2010
SIZE: 55.1 MB
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MSP#198: The Battle Podcasters

In this issue: Slabbing your comics, Odin's daughter, American Vampires, and RED MONIKA! NEWS Warner Bros. says no to animated sequels LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Leaves of Yggdrasil (2 Slices) Writer/Artist - Joe McGlone Colors/Tones - David House Editor - Jeremy Harper Publisher - Fallenmage Productions Leaves of Yggdrasil focuses on the character Sarah Callahan. Adopted children often wonder about their real parents, Sarah Callahan did. Then the dreams started, the old man with one eye nailed to the tree, the strange birds that spoke, and the feathers at her bedside after she awoke. Sarah Callahan was about to find out that she was not just anyone’s daughter. Teenage years are about growing up and self discovery, Sarah is called upon to do just a little bit more, at least now she knows who her father is. Rodrigo American Vampire #2 (2.5 slices of meatloaf)? Written by SCOTT SNYDER AND STEPHEN KING; Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE 1:25 variant cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON It's been nearly 20 years since notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet was buried on boot hill. But when a group of grave-robbing collectors of Western memorabilia uncover his final resting place, they find much, much more than they bargained for. And: Pearl Jones was attacked and left for dead by a cabal of powerful Hollywood vampires. Now, a mysterious stranger comes calling and Pearl gets a second chance at life - and at revenge. Matthew Justice League: The rise of Arsenal #2 (1.5 slices of meatloaf) Written by J.T. KRUL; Art by GERALDO BORGES and MARLO ALQUIZA; Cover by GREG HORN Spinning out of CRY FOR JUSTICE, "The Rise and Fall" continues here as Roy Harper discovers that getting a prosthetic arm doesn't make him whole again, he's also forced to deal with Green Arrow's shocking revelation from JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1. And sparks fly when Roy's old flame Cheshire shows up…to kill him! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK The highly anticipated Iron Man 2 arrives in theaters this week, and Marvel has a lot riding on this film.  Could it beat The Dark Knight?  Will it be as popular as the first film?  Will there be a secret moment after the credits letting us in on Captain America? We’ll find out next week, but for now… Will you see Iron Man 2 in theaters on opening day? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Battle Chasers The story takes place in a high fantasy setting with some elements of the steampunk and sci-fi genres. The story stars a quintet of main characters, including a nine-year-old girl named Gully, whose father mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind a pair of magical gloves. A pulchritudinous warrior named Red Monika tries to enlist a swordsman haunted by the death of his wife, Garrison, to assist in freeing a prisoner, which Garrison turns down. Red Monika accidentally releases four extremely powerful villains during the breakout. Garrison overcomes his grief and joins Gully, the wizard Gnolan, and the towering war golem Calibretto to stop the villains' rampage. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 01 May 2010
SIZE: 30.3 MB
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MSP#197: Dead is Dead, Right?

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk up dead characters in comics, relaunching number ones, listener email, and muppets. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 28 Apr 2010
SIZE: 53.4 MB
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MSP#196: Tell Us about Tellos

In this issue: Meet Kevin, The crew talks Tellos, Nova #36, Power Girl #11, and Aladdin all get a look under the microscope. NEWS Archie Comics first openly gay character LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Power Girl #11 (4.5 Stars) Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY; Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER Power Girl's life has been torn apart, and the last thing she needs is to find out that one of her closest allies is now one of her deadliest enemies! But, we're sorry to say, that's exactly what Satanna has managed to serve up! Rodrigo Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost (4 Stars) Thief, gambler, liar and cheat, Aladdin’s reckless soul falls under the eye of the sorcerer Qassim, who has spent his life scouring the sands for the Dreaming Jewel. This lost relic of shattering power will enable Qassim to steal the magic of the Djinn of the Lamp and reshape the world in his own malicious design. But to do so, he requires a mystical ability carried within Aladdin's blood...power that not even Aladdin himself knows about. An epic adventure that twists the classic saga into dark, unexplored territories with multi-Eisner nominated writer Ian Edginton! Matthew Nova #36 (4 Stars) WRITER: Dan Abnett Andy Lanning After months away, Nova finally returns to Earth! The Human Rocket and his cosmic comrades Darkhawk and Quasar return home with a dire warning about the monstrous threat about to emerge from The Fault! But there’s a problem on Earth…remember that red-eyed Quasar seen on the last page of the REALM OF KINGS one-shot? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK We’ve already established that a large number of Major Spoilerites bag and board their comics.  But what happens after?  Do you consider yourself a a Comic Book Collector, who hopes some day your collection may be worth something, or a Comic Book Reader, who likes to keep things around for occasional rereading? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Tellos The series featured a young boy named Jarek and his half human, half tiger companion Koj. They encounter the swashbuckling pirate Serra, a literally fox thief named Rikk, his companion in crime Hawke, Brad the dragon, Tom a turtlish-wizard and many other mysterious entities. The heroes strive to unravel the mystery behind Jarek’s origin and escape the attentions of a mad boy-wizard seemingly bent on his destruction. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 24 Apr 2010
SIZE: 58.6 MB
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MSP#195: The Doctor is In

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk up the 11th Doctor, and then dive into a heated discussion over quality vs. quantity, what comic shops may want to consider to make it, and promotion, promotion, promotion. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 Apr 2010
SIZE: 52.6 MB
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MSP#194: Elephantmen Podcast

In this issue: Elephantmen, Batmgirl, Drive-In Theaters, and Matthew... NEWS X-Men vs. Vampires LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Batgirl #9 (3.5 slices)?Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER; Art by LEE GARBETT and TREVOR SCOTT ; Cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau The conclusion to "Batgirl Rising" begins here with part one of the four-part "Flood" storyline! A string of bizarre, technology-based "suicides" gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they're the real targets of a nefarious madman Hell-bent on revenge… Rodrigo Tales of the Starlight Drive-in #9 (3 slices)?Created by Mike San Giacomo The on-going series stretching across 50 years takes a jump into the late 2000s with the latest installment. Against a backdrop of some of the most beloved films of that decade, readers will enjoy an invisible man watching an invisible man and King Kong sliding in to save the day. www.visionarycomics.com Matthew Irredeemable Special #1 (3.5 slices) Writer(s): Mark Waid Artist(s): Howard Chaykin, Emma Rios, Paul Azaceta The first year of IRREDEEMABLE came to a cataclysmic resolution, and before the jaw-dropping second year starts, Mark Waid is delivering an original stand-alone issue! Join the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN team of Mark Waid and Paul Azaceta, along with legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin, and BOOM! Favorite Emma Rios for the IRREDEEMABLE SPECIAL! Showcasing a never-before-seen glimpse into the Plutonian's heroic beginnings and insights into his former teammates, the once-great Paradigm. Secrets will be revealed! Clues will be given! Threads will be tied up! This is a not-to-be-missed chapter in Mark Waid's twilight of the superheroes masterpiece! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Time to bring back the battle between the bots (or cyborgs, or mechanical monsters, or whatever). This week Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation gets tossed in the ring with Inspector Gadget. Fighty-Fighty! Who would win in this fight? Data Inspector Gadget VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Elephantmen They were genetically engineered to be supra-human weapons of mass destruction, but ultimately dismissed collectively as Elephantmen. Hip Flask, Ebony Hide and Obadiah Horn count amongst their number; wounded animals who, despite their differences and origins, must live in the world of man. Collects Elephantmen #1-7 featuring art by Ladronn, Moritat, Henry Flint, Tom Scioli, Dave Hine, and Chris Bachalo. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 17 Apr 2010
SIZE: 32.7 MB
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MSP#193: Heros to Villans and Back Again

This issue: What happens when heroes become villains, and villains become heroes, and is it always (or ever) a good thing? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
SIZE: 57.2 MB
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MSP#192: Kraven's Last Podcast

In this issue: Eisner Awards announced, Samuel L. Jackson has a new comic, and Kraven goes out with a bang! NEWS Eisner Awards Announced LINKAGE REVIEWS (Three Way Edition) COLDSPACE #1?Written by Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Calderon?Drawn by Jeremy Rock?SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99?COVER A: Dave Johnson?COVER B: Jeffrey Spokes?Diamond Code: FEB100744 Publisher: Boom! Studios From legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson and Emmy nominated writer/producer Eric Calderon, the team that brought you the Emmy-award-winning, best-selling AFRO SAMURAI comes their next original series – COLD SPACE. When an on-the-run outlaw crash-lands on a hostile planet on the brink of civil war, he finds himself in the crossfire between two warring factions. But in chaos lies opportunity – because where there’s war, there’s money to be made. A hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure with covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson and IRREDEEMABLE cover artist Jeffrey Spokes! CONTEST The Sounds Like A Yoda It Does contest is closed, all entrants should listen to the show for winner details. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Has your comic book spending increased since listening to the Major Spoilers Podcast? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Kraven's Last Hunt “Kraven’s Last Hunt” (also known as “Fearful Symmetry”) is an acclaimed comic book storyline by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck published in 1987, featuring the final battle between Kraven the Hunter and Spider-Man. The story took place in Web of Spider-Man #31-32, Amazing Spider-Man #293-294 and Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132. The story has two themes that occur repeatedly: Kraven frequently saying to himself, “They said my mother was insane.” with the last time being just before he commits suicide; as well as a version of the chorus of William Blake’s poem The Tyger: “Spyder, spyder burning bright! In the forests of the night what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?” Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 07 Apr 2010
SIZE: 60.1 MB
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MSP#191: The Life and Times of The Major Spoilers Podcast

In this issue: We talk about the iPad, and nothing but the iPad! We also talk about the richest duck in the world - the one who has more money than Steve Jobs (the man behind the iPad). (relax...) NEWS Greg Rucka Leaves DC Comics LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen The Lone Ranger #21 Dynamite Entertainment Rodrigo Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #3 Dynamite Entertainment Matthew Justice League of America #43 DC Comics CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Both Jughead Jones and Matter-Eater Lad can eat, and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat like there is no tomorrow and neither will gain an inch on the waistline. But who can eat the most? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck These stories, written and drawn by legendary cartoonist Don Rosa, chronicle Scrooge McDuck’s fascinating life. See how Scrooge earned his ‘Number One Dime’ and began to build his fortune! An Eisner Award-winning in its original publication. See how Scrooge earned his ‘Number One Dime’ and began to build his fortune! Collecting the first six chapters of the award-winning twelve part epic adventure. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 31 Mar 2010
SIZE: 56.7 MB
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MSP#190: The Podcast Knows...

In this issue: What evil lurks in the heart of man? The Shadow knows... The Major Spoilers crew also know things about comic conventions, Aladdin, and Godzilla. NEWS Scott Pilgrim vs. the HD Trailer LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Kansas City Planet-Comic-Con LINKAGE Rodrigo Aladdin, Legacy of the Lost #2 Matthew Justice League Rise of Arsenal #1 CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Are you at all interested in another American Godzilla movie? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Shadow (1987-1988) Got to be honest with you, a lot of crazy stuff happens in this short lived series from DC Comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 26 Mar 2010
SIZE: 20.9 MB
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MSP#189: D&D 4e PHB 3 and Secret, Secret, We've Got a Secret

This issue: Rodrigo and Stephen discuss the new Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook 3 from Wizards of the Coast, then the entire crew shares a secret that you may not know about them. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
SIZE: 60.1 MB
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MSP#188: The Kick-Ass Podcast

In this issue: Time traveling Lincoln, Light that kills, and a little book from Mark Millar called Kick-Ass! NEWS Boom! brings back DuckTales, too! LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Time Lincoln LINKAGE Rodrigo The Light #1 and #2 LINKAGE Matthew Green Lantern Corps #46 LINKAGE CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK The spring holiday is just around the corner, and when you get back to eating meat, and ditching that fish for another year, one other major questions remains - chocolate bunnies, or Peeps? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Kick-Ass Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you – the comic that starts where other super-hero books draw the line. Kick-Ass is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you’re an idiot! Wolverine: Enemy of the State’s team of Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. This title collects Kick-Ass numbered 1-8. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 20 Mar 2010
SIZE: 18.3 MB
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MSP#187: The Evil Twin Syndrome

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talks about alternate dimensions in pop culture, and wonders why do evil twins always have a beard? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 17 Mar 2010
SIZE: 55.1 MB
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MSP#186: The Losers

In this issue: A popcorn comic reviewed, Superman owes for damages, and Darkwing Duck is back!? NEWS Darkwing Duck arrives at Boom! LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Red Robin #10 LINKAGE Rodrigo Black Widow and the Marvel Girls #4 LINKAGE Matthew Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special LINKAGE CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Should Superman be held accountable for all the damage that occurs when he fights? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Losers This collection introduces The Losers, formerly an elite U.S. Special Forces unit that served as the covert bloody hand of America until they stumbled across a C.I.A. secret they couldn't ignore. The C.I.A. tried to kill them, but they're about to learn that it takes more than one try to eliminate The Losers. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 13 Mar 2010
SIZE: 36.3 MB
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MSP#185: Visual Plagiarism

This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan stops by to talk about the Nick Simmons plagiarism issue, and swiping in general. He also gives everyone a head's up on upcoming conferences and presentations. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 10 Mar 2010
SIZE: 56.3 MB
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MSP#183: Podcast by Gaslight

In this issue: Travel back to the Victorian Era and see what makes Batman tick. Plus, Rodrigo breaks hearts, The Ultimates are new, yet again, and JSA - ALL THE WAY! NEWS JMS will write Superman and Wonder Woman LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen New Ultimates #1 LINKAGE Rodrigo Heartbreakers LINKAGE Matthew JS A All-Stars #4 LINKAGE CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Who has the best Villain Pantheon: Batman, or Spider-Man? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Gotham by Gaslight Gotham by Gaslight is a DC Comics one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola with inks by P. Craig Russell. It spawned a sequel Master of the Future (1991) also written by Augustyn but with art by Eduardo Barreto. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 06 Mar 2010
SIZE: 30.0 MB
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MSP#182: The World of Toys

This issue: The conversation starts off with talk about Byrne and eventually gets around to a discussion of toys. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 03 Mar 2010
SIZE: 59.4 MB
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MSP#181: The Dark Phoenix Podcast

In this issue: Stan is the Man, Speedy no bueno, Jean Gray dies..again, and the Dingo at your baby. NEWS Stan Lee and Boom! Studios Join Forces LINKAGE Speedy Gonzales: The Movie LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Zorro #20 LINKAGE Rodrigo Dingo #4 LINKAGE Matthew Wonder Woman #41 LINKAGE CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Are you in for getting a Brightest Day White Lantern Ring? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Dark Phoenix Saga “The Dark Phoenix Saga” is an extended X-Men storyline in the fictional Marvel Comics Universe, focusing on Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force, ending in Grey’s apparent death. It was written by Chris Claremont with art by Dave Cockrum and John Byrne. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 27 Feb 2010
SIZE: 20.6 MB
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MSP#180: This one time, at a M:TG Tournament...

This issue: Rodrigo recounts his adventures to the lands to the North and his many epic battles with other Planeswalkers. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Feb 2010
SIZE: 55.9 MB
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MSP#179: The Podcast and Me

In this issue: Pedro and Me, DC and Marvel comics reviewed, plus the crew asks you what we should review next. NEWS Jim Lee and Dan DiDio named Co-Publishers of DC Comics LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Batman: Streets of Gotham #9 LINKAGE Rodrigo THOR #606 LINKAGE Matthew Doctor Voodoo #5 LINKAGE CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. LINAKGE MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK What trade paperback should we review next? VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Pedro and Me Pedro and Me is an autobiographical graphic novel by Judd Winick regarding his friendship with AIDS educator Pedro Zamora after the two met while on the reality television series, The Real World: San Francisco. It was published in September 2000 Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 20 Feb 2010
SIZE: 23.1 MB
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MSP#178: How did YOU get into comics?

This issue: Each of the members of the Major Spoilers crew answers the question, "How did you get into comics?" Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
SIZE: 57.4 MB
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MSP#177: Holy Terror, Batman!

In this issue: The Muppets gear up for another movie, Hunter's Fortune moves to issue #3, The Wolfman reviewed, and JSA All-Stars still has Magog in it. Also, LOTR Blu-Ray? A contest that YOU can enter, and a discussion of Batman: Holy Terror. NEWS The Greatest Muppet Movie of all Time REVIEWS Stephen Hunter's Fortune #3 Rodrigo The Wolfman Matthew JSA All-Stars #3 CONTEST Call the Major Spoilers hotline with your best impression of Yoda saying something nice about Major Spoilers, and you could win some Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Will you buy the Blu-Ray theatrical release of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Batman: Holy Terror Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 11 Feb 2010
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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MSP#176: Oh, Snap!

In this issue: Angelus and THe Darkness are friends, fairy tales come to life, Tom Welling prime is a black lantern, and Gwen Stacy falls for Spider-Man. Oh, Snap! NEWS Who will save the Superman franchise REVIEWS Stephen The Legendary Talespinners #1 Rodrigo Angelus #2 Matthew Adventure Comics #7 MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Did you like Smallville: Absolute Justice? MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Prisoner - Amazing Spider-Man #121 Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 06 Feb 2010
SIZE: 18.2 MB
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MSP#175: Soon I Will Be Invincible

This issue: Trying something a little different this time as Stephen picks a book from his growing pile, reads it, then talks about it. Also, Matthew and Rodrigo make an appearance to talk about their reading (or lack of) books. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 03 Feb 2010
SIZE: 49.6 MB
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MSP#174: The Prisoner - Shattered Visage

In this issue: This issue features LEGOs, Dingos, Heroes, and Number Six. NEWS iPad reactions REVIEWS Stephen The LEGO Book Rodrigo Dingo #3 Matthew Irredeemable #10 MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK What comic book city would you want to live in? MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Prisoner - Shattered Visage Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 30 Jan 2010
SIZE: 44.6 MB
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MSP#173: A Big Ol' Hairy Discussion

This issue: It starts okay, then suddenly the discussion turns to comics as a niche market for only those in the know. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
SIZE: 58.7 MB
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MSP#172: The Greyshirt Podcast

In this issue: This issue features Captain Americas, Batman, and Greyshirt. Plus Joe the Barbarian... enough said. NEWS Torchwood headed to the U.S. and Fox Television REVIEWS Stephen Batman: Streets of Gotham #8 Rodrigo Joe the Barbarian Matthew Captain America #602 MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Kitty Pryde vs. Phantom Lass - Set the Phasers to stunned. Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Greyshirt - Indigo Sunset Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 23 Jan 2010
SIZE: 55.4 MB
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MSP#171: Listener Feedback

This issue: It's all about feedback from the listeners, as the Major Spoilers Crew dives deep into the mailbag and answer your letters. BONUS: Check out the feedback and responses from that other podcast - Critical Hit. Yup, it's a crossover episode. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 20 Jan 2010
SIZE: 49.7 MB
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MSP#170: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

In this issue: Can anything stop the Juggernaut? The Major Spoilers Crew will find out in this brand new (and still free) installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS Trade in your comics for a Deadpool variant LINKAGE REVIEWS Stephen Booster Gold #28 Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges; Art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund; co-feature Art by Mike Norton and Norm Rapmund; Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund After the shocking events of BLACKEST NIGHT, Booster Gold finds himself lost in time! And in the co-feature, Jaime Reyes at last comes to terms with the scarab's murderous side — and Blue Beetle will never be the same! Rodrigo Nola #3 Written by Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran Drawn by Damian Couceiro SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99 COVER A: Erik Jones COVER B: Chris Brunner She cheated death and now the hunt is on! Nola continues her quest for revenge in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and finds herself in the destroyed city’s twisted web. From Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) and scripted by Heroes comic writer Pierluigi Cothran! Matthew Amazing Fantasy #15 Yes, that Amazing Fantasy #15. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK As mentioned yesterday, the S.W.O.R.D. series is coming to an end, but writer Kieron Gillen says it will end naturally and make a heck of a mini-series.  This got us thinking - instead of an ongoing series that has the potential of being canceled midway through its run, would going the mini-series route be the better option?  That way if the series stumbles, it can wrap up the mini-series and the company can move on.  As long as the minis continue to sell, the company can keep producing arc after arc. What say you the fine Legion of Major Spoilerites? Long running series for me, I gots to have my epic tale Make ‘em short and sweet, but keep ‘em coming Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut Black Tom Cassidy dispatches the Juggernaut to kidnap Madame Web in the hope that her psychic powers would help them defeat the X-Men. She receives a vision of their plan, and calls Peter Parker to ask him to stop the Juggernaut. Spider-Man makes many attempts to stop the Juggernaut, all of which end in failure. When the Juggernaut reaches Madame Web, he separates her from her life-support system, almost killing her. As Madame Web is taken to a hospital, Spider-Man again tries to stop the Juggernaut, finally trapping him in a vat of wet cement. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 16 Jan 2010
SIZE: 19.9 MB
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MSP#169: The Immortals

This issue: Famous immortals throughout pop culture are discussed, and it leads to a discussion of what The Major Spoilers Crew would do if they were immortal. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 13 Jan 2010
SIZE: 52.5 MB
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MSP#168: The Five Fists of Science! SCIENCE!

In this issue: This is has Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla trying to achieve world peace by kicking the crap out of Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan... what else do you want? Oh, we've got Spider-Man 4, Buffy/Angel, and Brightest Day talk too, if you are really into that thing, but really, it's all about science. SCIENCE! NEWS Angel is Twilight Spider-Man Kicked to the Curb Linkage Brightest Day follows the Blackest Night Linkage REVIEWS Stephen BPRD: KIng of Fear #1 (64 in the series) Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Guy Davis Colorist: Dave Stewart Cover Artist: Mike Mignola After the defeat of the mystic Memnan Saa, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense -- on the outs with the United States government after the bloodstained rescue of Liz Sherman -- embarks to the Ural Mountains, the site of B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth, to put the frog menace to rest once and for all. Rodrigo The Muppet Show Comic Book #1 Written by Roger Langridge Drawn by Roger Langridge Roger Langridge’s celebrated run on THE MUPPET SHOW continues with this first issue of the new ongoing series! With the theater in disarray after the events of PEG-LEG WILSON, the Muppet gang decides to take their show on the road! Is the world ready for traveling Muppet minstrels? Matthew Suicide Squad #67 Written by John Ostrander and Gail Simone; Art by J. Calafiore; cover by Daniel LuVisi Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect The Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he's targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot – the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is) – and this Wall hits back! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Alfred Pennyworth has been the Batman's batman for years and has patched up the Dark Knight more times than we can count.  Likewise, Edwin Jarvis began catering Tony Stark, but eventually found himself waiting hand and foot on anyone who stopped by the Avengers Mansion.  Both butlers have extensive military experience, and both know how to keep a stiff upper lip, but in a fight, who would emerge victorious? Alfred Pennyworth Edwin Jarvis Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Five Fists of Science True story: in 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain's connections and Tesla's inventions, they went into business selling world peace. So, what happened? Only now can the tale be told - in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of mankind. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 09 Jan 2010
SIZE: 48.0 MB
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MSP#167: The End of Time Podcast

This issue: Matthew and Stephen share their thoughts on the new Sherlock Holmes movie, and dive in to the last three episodes of the David Tennant Doctor Who Episodes. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 06 Jan 2010
SIZE: 52.8 MB
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MSP #166: The Supreme Podcast

In this issue: The Supreme Power returns, Thor is spectacular, 2010 is Spidey's year, and much more in the latest installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS Thor will change the conventions of the superhero movie Linkage 2010 is the Year of Spider-Man Linkage REVIEWS Stephen Buck Rogers #7 Writer: Scott Beatty Penciller/Inker: Carlos Lopez The Future is here! From Dynamite, writer Scott Beatty and artist Carlos Rafael comes the all-new adventures of Buck Rogers! In "The Space Beneath: Parts 1 (of 2)" Buck goes underground on the trail of his captured ship as he despearalty fights for a hope of home! Matthew New Avengers #60 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILS: Stuart Immonen Get ready for something you never thought you'd see! Is this the end of Luke Cage? Has the Dark Reign found a casualty so horrifying that the Avengers may not be able to keep it together? Another shocker from the crack team of Bendis and Immonen. Rated A …$3.99 MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK What USPS Stamp is your "Do Not Mail" stamp? Archie Beetle Bailey Calving and Hobbes Dennis the Menace Garfield Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Supreme Power Babylon 5 creator and Amazing Spider-Man writer J. Michael Straczynski presents a new vision of a world about to give birth to its first generation of super-heroes! Follow the origins of these new heroes and anti-heroes – from their birth through adulthood – and examine how their lives and abilities change and shape the world around them. The god-like Hyperion discovers his whole life has actually been an elaborate government-made lie, and his reaction could mean the end of the Earth! Do the world’s other super-powered beings have any chance at stopping Hyperion if the truth sends him over the edge? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 30 Dec 2009
SIZE: 63.5 MB
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MSP#164: The Best of 2009

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew take a moment to reflect on the best and worst 2009 had to offer. There are also plenty of listener comments and phone calls to fill out the episode. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 26 Dec 2009
SIZE: 9.05 MB
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MSP#163: The Robot Overlord Interview

This issue: Matthew takes a moment to speak with the Robot Overlord. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 23 Dec 2009
SIZE: 55.9 MB
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MSP#162: The Podcast Supreme

In this issue: Rodrigo is MIA once again, but that doesn't stop Matthew and Stephen from having a lively discussion about The Squadron Supreme, Ghostbusters, Brian Singer, and Santa's Naughty and Nice list. NEWS Ghostbusters a go in 2010? Linkage Brian Singer to direct X-Men First Class Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Stephen Ghost Busters Displaced Aggression #4 Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Tom Nguyen Part 4 (of 4): "A Win-Winston!" While Peter, Ray and Egon were trapped in the time stream, Winston has been waging a guerilla war against Kozar'Rai and his demonic stormtroopers. But before the four of Ghostbusters can celebrate their reunion, they need to stop Kozar'Rai from reassembling Stonehenge in the heart of Central Park! Also, a bonus 8-page back-up story starring Janine, from Ilias Kyriazis and artist Mike Dialynas! Matthew THUNDERBOLTS #139 Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA Scourge and Ghost vs. Gorilla-Man and M-11, the Human Robot? Oh, it’s on! A former ally has earned Norman Osborn’s ire, and now he’s sent his team of psychos to unearth—and kill—none other than The Agents of Atlas! Can the Thunderbolts take down the squad of ‘50s misfits, or will they destroy themselves first? That’s right, writer Jeff Parker has brought his cult-fave team to town for a two-part throwdown…and when the dust clears, one T-Bolt won’t be left standing! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Have you been Naughty or Nice in 2009? Loving every minute of it Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Squadron Supreme Freed from the constraints of keeping the comic’s Earth looking (at least superficially) like our Earth and of tying into the continuity of other books, Mark Gruenwald explored the ramifications of super-heroes taking over the world to save it from itself. A “pre-Watchmen Watchmen“; it substitutes for that book’s cynicism with a sense of humor and history. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
SIZE: 26.3 MB
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MSP#161: Spoilers, Major Spoilers...

This issue: Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew talk up James Bond; the movies, the actors, the good and the bad, and what they like and don't like about the series. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
SIZE: 61.4 MB
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MSP#160: A Midsummer's Podcast

In this issue: Zombie Blue Beetle, Angelus returns, Mark Waid is Incorruptible and The Super Friends forget they are friends, and forget they are super heroes. It's all in the latest installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS What are you looking forward to this week? Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Angelus #1?(W) Ron Marz?(A) Stjepan Sejic?(Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Eric Basaldua Taking flight from the pages of “War of the Witchblades”! Danielle Baptiste returns home to New Orleans to come to grips with her new role as the Angelus, the human bearer of the primal force of Light. To complicate matters she must sort out her undefined relationship with Finch while maintaining control of the Angelus host, some of whom covet her power. Stephen Booster Gold #27?Written by Dan Jurgens; Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund Black Lantern Ted Kord is out for blood in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes joins forces with Booster Gold in an attempt to take down Black Lantern Ted Kord once and for all. But the battle will have consequences for the Blue and the Gold, and Booster and Beetle's lives will be forever changed! Matthew INCORRUPTIBLE #1?Written by Mark Waid?Drawn by Jean Diaz?COVER A: John Cassaday?COVER B: Tim Sale?COVER C: Jeffrey Spokes Last April BOOM! Studios showed the world that MARK WAID IS EVIL with the smash-hit series IRREDEEMABLE. This December, BOOM! shows the world that Mark Waid is now… INCORRUPTIBLE! Super villain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to step up. Now Max Damage has changed his name to Max Daring and turned from his formerly selfish ways to become… INCORRUPTIBLE. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK How would you rate DC’s Blackest Night event so far? Loving every minute of it It’s good, but not the top of my stack Too many tie-ins, I’m only buying the main title I hate it I haven’t read any of it Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: A Midsummer's Nightmare Something is wrong with DC’s classic heroes. Each has forgotten the life in which he or she wore a flamboyant costume and protected the weak with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Even stranger, ordinary people everywhere are gaining their own powers in an insidious plan to cultivate Earth’s population as a race of super-soldiers. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 12 Dec 2009
SIZE: 29.0 MB
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MSP#159: John Carpenter's Major Spoilers Podcast

This issue: Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew talk about some of the films by John Carpenter as suggested by a post in the Major Spoilers Forum. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 09 Dec 2009
SIZE: 49.4 MB
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MSP#158: The Marvel Zombies Podcast

In this issue: Earth One! The Legion of Super-Heroes! Reviews! And: BRAINS! Plus: BRAINS! And stick around for, BRAINS! NEWS DC Comics announces Earth One Linkage DC Comics announces Brainiac and the Legion of Super-Heroes Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Deadpool Team Up #899 COVER BY: Humberto Ramos WRITER: Fred Van Lente - A PENCILS: Dalibor Talajic INKS: Array Stop rubbing your eyes, fanboy, they don't deceive you! Everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth stars in a third on-going series, hacking and wisecracking his way across the Marvel Universe with a new guest-star every month! First up: when master assassin ARCADE and NIGHTMARE, Lord of the Dream Dimension, join forces to destroy Wade Wilson and THE INCREDIBLE HERCULES, they get more than they bargain for, taking on two of the MU's most irresponsible heroes! Drunken mayhem, bad jokes, and billions of dollars of property damage ensue! Stephen Superman: World of New Krypton #10 Written by Greg Rucka and James Robinson; Art by Pete Woods; Cover by Gary Frank; Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen New Krypton is a planet so fresh, it's experiencing countless things for the first time. Its first spring. Its first blooms. Its first birth of a child. And now its first homicide. When an important figure in Kandor is murdered, the suspect seems obvious to everyone but Superman. But can he make Zod or the Council believe this is more than an open-and-shut case? And can he uncover the real killer in time to save the life of the accused? It's a dark mystery, but R.E.B.E.L.S. star Adam Strange arrives in time to help find answers…even though the truth may blow apart the civilized trappings of Kandorian society in the process. Matthew The Boys #37 Covers: Darick Robertson Writer: Garth Ennis Penciller/Inker: Darick Robertson Colorist: Tony Avi?a High in the French Pyrenees lies the little mountain village of Franglais, as quiet and peaceful a place as you could imagine... until her favorite son comes home. The Frenchman's origin is finally revealed, in a pulse-bounding tale of seething passion, vile betrayal and classic Gallic melancholy. Who is Black Pierre? Why is the lovely Marie not there to welcome her beloved Frenchie home? And how can one croissant change everything? Find out in The Boys 37! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Do you have a music soundtrack you listen to when reading comic books? A) Yes B) No Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Marvel Zombies Volume 1 Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer! Collects Marvel Zombies #1-5, plus extras. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 05 Dec 2009
SIZE: 16.1 MB
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MSP#157: The Name Game

This issue: Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew play another of Matthew's little games. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 02 Dec 2009
SIZE: 57.3 MB
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MSP#156: The Sin City Podcast

In this issue: Babes, Bullets, and Bedlam as the Major Spoilers Crew take a look at Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye. Plus: The Incredible Hercules, Superman: Secret Origins, and the Dingo. AND: Do you bag and board, or are you going to make Matthew hunt you down and knock some sense into you? It's all part of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS More JSA Pics Linkage Traci Lords is Deja Thoris in John Carter Movie Linkage Black Hole Remake on the Way Linkage Titan Publishing gets in the ring with WWE Comics Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo DINGO #1?Written by Michael Alan Nelson?Drawn by Francesco Biagini?COVER A: Tim Bradstreet?COVER B: Francesco Biagini A bold new mini from the writer of the best-selling FALL OF CTHULHU and the critically acclaimed series HEXED! A supernatural crime story in the vein of 100 BULLETS — a man named Dingo who’s after only one thing: a box. And he’ll stop at nothing to obtain it, no matter how many bad men get in his way. But the real question is, what’s in the box? And why is Dingo willing to kill to get it back? A rough-and-tumble thriller with a hint of the unearthly and a pinch of something nasty… Stephen Superman: Secret Origin #3 Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal; Covers by Gary Frank So long, Smallville; hello, Metropolis! Join Geoff Johns and Gary Frank as they explore a very different Metropolis from the one we currently know – one that has yet to experience life with Superman as its protector. Witness the transformative power one person can have on a city as young Clark Kent joins The Daily Planet, and Superman takes to the skies and gives everyone a reason to look up. Over the years, Superman has come to mean everything to Metropolis, but be here to learn why Metropolis means everything to Superman! Matthew INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138 Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI A battle of god-like proportions begins…right now! For months, the signs have been all over the Marvel Universe… The tension has been rising… All pointing to a single question: “What is CONTINUUM?” The answer turns out to be so deadly, so horrifying, that it will alter the course of the MU forever — unless Hercules and the New and Mighty Avengers can stop it in time… but standing in their way is the fighting-mad ARES, God of War! “And, in our backup tale, there’s no love for Venus as Aphrodite’s rain of pain continues to pour on the Agents of Atlas!” MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK What do you do with your comics? Bag and Board Bag only In boxes, but no protection Leave ‘em where they lay Trash or donate Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye The Hard Goodbye takes place in Sin City – a land as tough as leather and as dry as timber. Love is the fuel, and the now-infamous character Marv has the match, not to mention a “condition.” He’s gunning after Goldie’s killer and it’s time to watch this town burn. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 28 Nov 2009
SIZE: 18.5 MB
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MSP#155: 2009 Major Spoilers Holiday Gift Guide

This issue: Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew offer up gift ideas for the comic book fan in your life. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 25 Nov 2009
SIZE: 64.6 MB
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MSP#154: The Sandman Podcast

In this issue: Kull, Black Cat, and Klingon top the news, while comic book database software and Marvel titles are talked up in this week's reviews. The Major Spoilers Crew heft the might tome of Absolute Sandman Volume 1 and tell you all about it. NEWS New Kull movie on the way Linkage Smallville Trailer Shows of the JSA Linkage Child Abuse or Most Awesome Dad Ever? Linkage Anne Hathaway as Black Cat Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (of 8) Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG The epic continues! Fresh off their landmark run on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, superstars ERIC SHANOWER (Age of Bronze) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (X-MEN) return with L. Frank Baum’s MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Join new characters Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they’re whisked to Oz, and meet foes and friends! You’ve NEVER seen L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece like this before… Stephen ComicBase 14.1 ComicBase put the world’s largest database of comics right on your desktop, and makes it easier than ever to manage your collection with a clean, streamlined interface. Instantly look information on over 440,000 comics ranging from pre-Golden Age classics to independent and small press publishers—foreign comics too! With built-in information on virtually every comic published in the English language since 1878, along with current pricing from Comics Buyer’s Guide Matthew DARK AVENGERS #11 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO The explosive smash hit series from Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato continues!! The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can’t talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down and no joke…someone dies. For reelz!! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK There are few movies that have created throngs of movie nerds, and unfortunately many of those nerds some of them are quite annoying.  Which brings us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week! Star Trek Star Wars Harry Potter Twilight Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Absolute Sandman Volume 1 THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by Charles Vess. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 22 Nov 2009
SIZE: 18.7 MB
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MSP#153: Interview - "The Variants" Creators Stop by

This issue: Stephen talks it up with the creators of The Variants, a live action web comic that puts you on the other side of the counter of your favorite comic shop. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 18 Nov 2009
SIZE: 50.5 MB
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MSP#152: The Truth about Doctor True, and Other Amazin' Tales

In this issue: OH! Those Hulks are faaalliiiin! Eliza Dushku is unemployed, there ain't enough lizard-eatin' or Freddy Krueger for my tastes. The Blue And The Gold are reunited, but with more brain-eating this time! IN ADDITION: Why you shouldn't drink things out of hundred-year-old buried bottles! PLUS: Can R2D2 assimilate the Borg? All this and more, as the little podcast that could hits 152, it's time to listen to the MAJOR SPOILERS PODCAST... On the air now! (not valid in all 50 states... Sorry, Tennessee!) NEWS Fall of the Hulks promos Linkage MGM on the auction block Linkage V takes a tumble Linkage Dollhouse gets the axe Linkage DOCTOR WHO WATERS OF MARS ADVANCED REVIEW (WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS!) Best of 2009 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo NOLA #1 Written by Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran Drawn by Damian Couceiro After cheating death, Nola Thomas wakes up alone in a deserted New Orleans hospital. Bruised, broken, and badly burned, she emerges from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina with one thing on her mind…revenge. From Chris Gorak, the writer/director of the critically-acclaimed film, Right at Your Door! Stephen Booster Gold #26?Written by Dan Jurgen and Matt Sturges?Art by Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton and Norm Rapmund?Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund What's blue and gold and bloody all over? This BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Booster Gold's worst fears are realized when Ted Kord comes back as a Black Lantern intent on killing his former best friend. Good thing there's another Blue Beetle around to help…but will Jaime Reyes be too late to save Booster's life? Matthew Batman and Robin #6 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion Cover by Frank Quitely; Variant cover by Philip Tan In the startling conclusion to "The Revenge of the Red Hood," Gotham's new "protector" reveals his identity to Batman – and surprisingly poses a heart-stopping question to Dick Grayson about the future of Bruce Wayne! Plus, Robin at the mercy of Scarlet! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Marvel or DC? Coke or Pepsi? ABC or CBS? Taste Great, or Less Filling?  This week's Major Spoilers Poll of the Week wants to know if you are a die hard Star Trek or a die hard Star Wars fan? Star Trek Star Wars Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Salt Water Taffy Volume 3: The Truth About Doctor True Brothers Jack and Benny Putnam are being dragged against their will on a boring, summer-long vacation with their family in Chowder Bay. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one of the most mysterious places on earth! This third volume has the boys investigating a 19th century murder, a famed elixir, and an unusual ghost. As with everything else in Chowder Bay, not everything is as it appears. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 14 Nov 2009
SIZE: 20.1 MB
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MSP#151: Interview: Matt Sturges

This issue: Matthew Sturges, writer of JSA All-Stars, Blue Beetle, House of Mystery, Jack of Fables, and many more DC books, stops by to chat about the writing process. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 11 Nov 2009
SIZE: 71.3 MB
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MSP#150: Yup, 150 issues. Can you believe it?

In this issue: News is discussed, comics are reviewed, a poll is taken, and listeners call in, during the live recording of the 150th issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS Thoughts on that Batman and Robin #6 Cover Linkage Who is Norman Osborn’s Secret Weapon? Linkage Sherlock Holmes Trailer, or any other upcoming movie you are looking forward too Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Age of Reptiles: The Journey #1 Ricardo Delgado (W/A) and Jim Campbell (C)? Dawn breaks over a sprawling forest in Cretaceous North America—a dawn far colder than its peaceful, forest-dwelling herbivores are used to. The seasons are changing, and it’s time for the able-bodied to migrate south. But the trek is a dangerous one even when massive herds band together, for while there is safety in numbers, numbers also draw attention, and the carnivores are moving in! This journey may not last long when the first hunter arrives, a ferocious tyrannosaurus rex who has her sights set on a young triceratops! Matthew THE BOYS #36 Writer: GARTH ENNIS Penciller/Inker: DARICK ROBERTSON Covers: DARICK ROBERTSON Mother’s Milk’s story concludes with a bang, as we find out the nature of the debt he owes Butcher and see him bear witness to a great American tragedy. Hughie gets another view of The Boys’ mission, one he hadn’t considered before, in part two of Nothing Like It In The World. Stephen CINDERELLA:?FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1?Written by Chris Roberson?Art by Shawn McManus?Cover by Chrissie Zullo When supernatural artifacts from the Homelands begin surfacing in the modern world, it falls to Cinderella, Fabletown’s best kept (and best dressed) secret agent to stop the illegal trafficking. But can Cindy foil the dark plot before Fabletown and its hidden, exiled inhabitants are exposed once and for all? And how does her long lost Fairy Godmother factor into the equation? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK When digital comics become the norm, which will you most likely go for? A) Electronic copy of a single issue B) Collected printed trade C) Both D) Neither Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. MAJOR SPOILERS CALL IN: It's our 150th show, we can't let the occasion go by without phone calls from the fans. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 07 Nov 2009
SIZE: 26.5 MB
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MSP#149: Interview: Caleb Monroe

This issue: Caleb Monroe, the script writer behind The Remnant and Hunter's Fortune by Boom! Studios, stops by for a visit to talk writing, collaboration, and his time in the business. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Nov 2009
SIZE: 63.3 MB
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MSP#148: The Super Future Friends Pay a Visit

In this issue: Doctor Ten heads for America, but will he have his TARDIS? Doctor Horrible heads for the hills, but is it really Doogie Howser? Doctor Regulus tries to kill the Legion, but they don't die... THEY MULTIPLY! Plus: Rocky Marciano? Rocky Mariciano? Clark Kent was 257 years old when he fought Rocky Marciano... And: There's women present, so Stephen and I have to clean up the house and wear pants during the show. THEN: Three kids come back in time to tell Christopher Reeve that the underwear goes INSIDE the pants, but it's pretty clear that his resume may not be up to date. Either way, Rodrigo's at volleyball, and Dante has finally stopped vomiting, so the world is a happier place... NEWS Who’s excited about David Tennant getting his own American TV Show? LINKAGE Doctor Horrible Fan Film LINKAGE Men in Black 3? LINKAGE Smallville Year 10? LINKAGE Best of 2009 Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest: Meet the Winner! REVIEWS Superman: Secret Origin #2 Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal; Covers by Gary Frank Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's exploration of the origin of the greatest Super Hero of all time continues! In this second issue, readers will witness young Clark Kent's initial journey into the late 30th century as Superboy and see how meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes shapes the Superman he will one day become! Plus, more on the beginnings of the young Lex Luthor! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Everyone discusses the entries for the third annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest. Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Legion of Three Worlds and Beyond! Matthew, Adriana, and Kristin attempt to explain to Stephen what really happened during Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds series, and what major revelations or events are happening to the Legion in current DC continuity. Answers? Yes. More Questions? You betcha! Lot's of fun? That's a sure bet anytime the Super Future Friends make an appearance on the show. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 01 Nov 2009
SIZE: 35.4 MB
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MSP#147: Favorite Doctor Who Episodes

This issue:Hosts Stephen Schleicher and Matthew Peterson read listener mail, and talk about their favorite episodes of Doctor Who. Take a listen, the answers might surprise you. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 28 Oct 2009
SIZE: 51.4 MB
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MSP#146: Parker: The Hunter, Can't Lose

In this issue: Rodrigo is still MIA, Stephen is still hooked on Batman, and Matthew likes the shapely form or Spider-Woman. The A-Team returns, and ReBoot gets Rebooted, but never forget Parker, the Hunter, can't lose. NEWS First A-Team image revealed Linkage ReBoot Getting a Reboot Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest: Meet the Entrants Linkage REVIEWS Matthew Spider-Woman #2 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILS: Alex Maleev The Eisner award winning team of Bendis and Maleev (DAREDEVIL, HALO) unveil a big new chapter in the life of Jessica Drew as she heads to Madripoor to do SWORD's dirty work. Based on the ground-breaking motion comic and featuring all new material. And guest starring Spider-Man!! Stephen Batman Confidential #35 Written by Peter Milligan?Art by Andy Clarke Batman's adventures in Moscow have all been leading to this as BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL double-ships in October! With The Tsar ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb in Moscow, Batman must work with General Lukzov to stop the massacre. In order to save the day, Batman will have to gain a hand from an unlikely ally! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Matthew has it all up in his head that there is only one good writer at Marvel Comics. So we’re asking you, the Legion of Spoilerites to help answer the question. But is it an answer Matthew is prepared for? A) Brian Michael Bendis B) Matt Fraction Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: PARKER The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind – to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him! Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark’s groundbreaking Parker books are adapted for the first time as a series of graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke. The initial graphic novel brings to life the first Parker book, The Hunter, which introduces readers to the dangerous anti-hero’s cold and calculated world of criminals, thugs, and grifters. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 24 Oct 2009
SIZE: 20.9 MB
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MPS#145: Doctor Who is missing

This issue:Hosts Stephen Schleicher and Matthew Peterson discuss the early years of Doctor Who, why there are many episodes missing, and they take a trip down memory lane. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 Oct 2009
SIZE: 50.3 MB
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MSP#144: The Blackest Night Podcast (Part 1)

In this issue: we're down a man, but we still soldier on, just like the Five Doctors... (Does this mean Rodrigo is Tom Baker?) Could the foul-mouthed kid from the Bad News Bears really have a head that's sufficiently gourd-like? We need you to nerd the hell out, then send us pictures... If you don't Stephen will read some of his poetry. Plus: Is it just a coincidence that Corps is one letter from Corpse? Tim Drake wants a speckled lemonade and some bottomless steak fries! And the robot overlord decrees a change in the running order, and you MUSTOBEY ROBOT OVERLORD, or risk being marked as not one with Landru... Please lock your seatbacks and tray tables and return the stewardess to her original upright position, as the major spoilers podcast is on the air. NEWS Sinestro Rumor Linkage Who else is in the Thor movie? Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest Linkage REVIEWS Matthew Uncanny X-Men #516 COVER BY: Greg Land WRITER: Matt Fraction PENCILS: Greg Land INKS: Greg Land COLORED BY: Justin Ponsor LETTERED BY: VC - Joe Caramagna THE STORY: "NATION X” PART 1 (of 7) He returns. Stephen Red Robin #5?Written by Chris Yost ?Art by Ramon Bachs ?Cover by Francis Manapul "Council of Spiders," Part 1 of 4! Ra's al Ghul goes from hunter to hunted! What is the Council of Spiders, why have they been killing assassins, and who is the Wanderer? After the death of Red Robin last issue, the League of Assassins now must – wait, WHAT? Everything shifts into insane overdrive as the daughter of Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox completes her quest to find Red Robin, only to get caught up in one of the deadliest games on the face of the planet. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Leave it up to a fan to ask Ryan Ottley for a commission of Invincible and Superboy Prime fighting.  It's a cool concept and one we are happy to life for our own nefarious deeds.  So, we ask you, the Legion of Major Spoilerites, in a battle, who would win, Invincible or Superboy Prime? Invincible Superboy Prime Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Blackest Night (Part 1) Stephen and Matthew dive into the first three issue of DC's Blackest Night series and offer up their perspectives of what is going on in the core title, as well as the 20 or so tie-in issues that flesh out the story. BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 17 Oct 2009
SIZE: 36.8 MB
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MSP#143: Heroes are not superheroes and other myths with Dr. Peter Coogan

This issue:Dr. Peter Coogan returns to the program to talk about upcoming comic conferences, as well as a discussion as to why NBC's Heroes, is not a superhero show. Also, Stephen Schleicher and Dr. Coogan continue to explore the topic of superheroes as modern mythology. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
SIZE: 51.7 MB
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MSP#142: Podcast - Fall 2009

In this issue: Weasels and honkies and mice return, and the Orkin man rejoices. Asterix? I remember playing Asterix in the arcades in '82! Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth." Then: Rodrigo thinks those cuts should heal up nicely if you stop wearing that thing. Plus: For a change of pace, Stephen reviews a bat-title. Also: Every time the Time Lords get together, one of them DIES... so, they got that going for them. Which is nice... And: Jack Lord is spinning in his grave, but his hair still looks perfect. NEWS 50th Anniversary of Asterix this month Linkage New Hawaii Five-0 Linkage Best of 2009 Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Red Sonja #49 Writer: BRIAN REED Penciller: WALTER GEOVANI This is it as writer Brian Reed ends his Red Sonja run with style (and bloodshed)! And it all leads into the momentous events of Queen Sonja #1 as Dynamite welcomes writer Joshua Ortega and returning artist Mel Rubi to the pages of everyone’s favorite she-devil! Be there! Matthew GALACTICA: 1980 #2 Writer: MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciller/Inker: CEZAR RAZEK One of the most controversial series in Sci Fi’s history is back! Some fans love it, some fans hate it, but one thing’s for certain, writer Marc Guggenheim is going to do Galactica 1980 the “right” way! Lives will be lost as the re-imagining of 1980 begins here and unlike anything you’ve seen before in a Galactica comic book! Featuring artist Cezar (Zorro) Razek along with a fully painted cover from Lucio Parrillo. Stephen Batman: Unseen #1 (of 5) Written by Doug Moench; Art and cover by Kelley Jones? The fan-favorite Bat-team of Doug Moench and Kelley Jones reunite to introduce the newest member of Batman's rogues gallery in this twice-monthly, 5-issue miniseries! Horrible and unexplained murders have Gotham City held captive. Bizarre deaths have been occurring throughout the city, but the perpetrator is unknown. Even when the crimes have been committed in view of witnesses, all that is seen is a glimpse of a weird, skinless "meat-man" who seems to fade away after the crimes. Gotham's only hope is their Dark Knight Detective, but how can Batman find and fight an Invisible Man? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK A while ago, we asked you, the Major Spoilers Elite to cast your vote on which actor played your favorite Doctor.  Now months later, it appears as if two of those actors are caught in a tie.  We don’t like giving out two first place awards around here, as someone must always be the winner, and someone must always be the loser.  So we’re putting Doctor Who and Doctor Who in cage and asking you once again to cast your vote to decide who lives and who dies (only to be resurrected into the smiling face of Matt Smith). A) Tom Baker B) David Tennant Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 In the Winter of 1152, the Mouse Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many mouse through a cold and icy season. Some of the Guard’s finest – Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, the legendary Black Axe – traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard, and find themselves on a race against time to deliver crucial medicines. This is a winter not every Guard may survive… Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 07 Oct 2009
SIZE: 51.9 MB
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MSP#141: The Surrogates Podcast

In this issue: Mama said you ain't gonna earn nothin' actin' the fool, but she never figured on our costume contest... The EIC takes over BATO, PDQ! The Dark Knight says NAGANOOTCH! Who's the hottest soopaguy who's a love machine for the JLI? Can you dig it? Also: Second Stage Turbo Ranger Power... It's Morphin' Time! Bad tonsorial decisions in review! Sinestro and Carol Ferris still can't agree who is more in love with Hal Jordan! And now there's a better way to pretend to be a woman than a picture of Selma Blair and typing in lowercase... Get a surrogate! NEWS Dan DiDio to write The Outsiders s Linkage Who’s the sexiest, most handsome of all the DC superheroes? Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo KILL AUDIO #1 Written by Claudio Sanchez Drawn by Sheldon Vella KILL AUDIO follows the adventures of an immortal little troll who struggles to find a purpose in a land where musical and artistic creativity are controlled substances. With a growing team of misfits to keep him company on the crazy road to clarity and an aggravating nemesis setting them back at every turn, will Kill Audio ever find what he’s looking for? Matthew Green Lantern #46 Written by Geoff Johns; Art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; variant cover by Andy Kubert BLACKEST NIGHT continues! For months, Mongul has wrested control of the Sinestro Corps. Now Sinestro wants a word with him. And Hal wants a word with Sinestro. But in the midst of BLACKEST NIGHT, they'll all become the hunted as the fallen Sinestro Corps members rise. What will happen? Here's a hint: Sinestro gets some serious payback. Stephen Batman: Widening Gyre #2?Written by Kevin Smith; Art by Walter Flanagan and Art Thibert; Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz; variant covers by Gene Ha Kevin Smith's newest Batman adventure has only just begun and already the surprises are pouring in! This issue has more guest-stars, more twists, more turns and more Batman than you can handle. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Sometimes I fear what is going through the mind of SkrullBryan. He’s the one that sent along the Poll of the Week for this week, and I guess from the Skrull point of view, one might spend endless hours pondering the crazy beard look – especially if you are from a race that has more than enough reason to want to cover their chins. Regardless of the mental state of our shape shifting friend, the big question remains… Who makes this look "look" good? A) Dumbledore B) Alan Moore C) John Brown Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Surrogates: Flesh and Bone In a dark, downtown alley in Central Georgia Metropolis, a juvenile prank goes too far and a homeless man is killed. When the ensuing investigation reveals that the attackers aren’t who they appeared to be, justice depends on the testimony of a single missing witness – a street snitch with a history of providing information to a cop named Harvey Greer. Harvey is placed on special assignment to track down the informant, but others have their own designs, including a wealthy socialite and an ex-con turned religious leader known to his followers as The Prophet. As days pass and anger among the anti-surrogate population grows, the city stands on a razor’s edge. Will punishment be exacted in a courtroom or on the streets? Set fifteen years prior to the events of the original Surrogates graphic novel, Flesh & Bone sheds light on the past that binds the cast together. From the streets of Central Georgia Metropolis to the boardroom of Virtual Self, Inc., Flesh & Bone takes us on a journey through a city struggling to come to grips with its present. Not only a suspenseful thriller but also a cautionary tale, this book reminds us that tomorrow will be determined by the choices we make today. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 03 Oct 2009
SIZE: 23.3 MB
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MSP#140: Listener Feedback!

This issue:The Major Spoilers Crew dives deep into the mailbag to read and respond to their fans. Plus, to satisfy Matthew, yet another round of Word Association Theater. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 30 Sep 2009
SIZE: 52.3 MB
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MSP#139: Is the Man of Tomorrow, the Myth of Today?

In this issue: In this issue: Freddy's gonna get you, unless you can't afford a ticket. Ben Affleck and Nicholas Cage are still richer than you. And for once, your funny clothes might earn you more than a beating from the cool kids. Plus: Heroes gets company! Kara Zor-El tries to find the man what shot her paw! Bruce Campbell and Obama wonder who truly had the stronger chin. And Ripclaw is the best there is at what he does, and what he does is oddly familiar... You better stay away from him! He'll rip your lungs out Jim! But I'd like to meet his tailor. NEWS New Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer Reactions Linkage Reactions to NBC Pilot “CAPED” Linkage Ghost Rider and Daredevil films get sequels Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo ARMY OF DARKNESS: ASH SAVES OBAMA #2 (OF 4) Writer: ELLIOTT SERRANO Penciller/Inker: ARIEL PADILLA After surviving the Necro-Comic-Con 2009, our hero, Ashley J. Williams, wakes to (drum roll please) Dawn of the Dorks. The President has been sold a piece of the Necronomicon, so what’s a chosen one to do? Find out in the second chapter of ARMY OF DARKNESS: ASH SAVES OBAMA! You know you want to! Matthew Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #2 (of 5) (W) Mark Waid (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Rocafort, Stjepan Sejic First blood has been drawn and the action heats up in Part 2 of Top Cow’s biggest summer event to date! After a surprise strike by a team of Hunter-Killers on Cyberforce’s headquarters, members of both teams have been bloodied. When Ellis arrives with a surprising revelation, the two teams must decide if they can trust each other enough to take out a common foe? Stephen SUPERGIRL #45?Written by Sterling Gates?Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal?Cover by Joshua Middleton Continuing from ACTION COMICS #881 – “The Hunt for Reactron” part 2! Can Supergirl rely on her seemingly unstable childhood friend to help her track down her father’s assassin? Or will she ultimately get burned by Flamebird? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week it was announced that both Ghost Rider and Daredevil would be headed back to the silver screen for sequels to their original features, which many considered a pox on humanity.  There are some very good reasons to do a sequel, and while you may not go and see the followup flicks, we want to know which of the two is going to be the least horrible. Daredevil Ghost Rider Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Are comic book characters this generations modern myths in the way that Hercules, Zeus and the rest were to the olden age? Comic book characters do appear to fill out the role, but is it true or just a bunch of junk? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 26 Sep 2009
SIZE: 31.5 MB
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MSP#138: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Reviewed

This issue:Superman/Batman: Public Enemies arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 29, 2009. Rodrigo and Stephen had a chance to check the movie out early, and offer up a review. Plus, to satisfy Matthew, another round of the Random Thought Game. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 23 Sep 2009
SIZE: 58.4 MB
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MSP#137: Jack called, and wants his stuff back

In this issue: The Preacher returns, and The Bird turns out to be The Word. Jack called and he wants his stuff back, Muppets take flight, Zorro hooks up with a fox, and there's some butt=kicking going on. Plus, who you gonna call? Sure as heck better not be these guys, the Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air! NEWS Jack Kirby estate wants its copyrights back from Marvel Linkage Major Spoilers Costume Contest Linkage Adriana Ferguson sends us one of her sketchbooks "We Are Legion" sketch collection by Adriana Ferguson This is a softcover, 7.5''x7.5'' square, book 66pg collection of sketches and full color art pieces, with commentary, depicting the artist's take on the Legion of Super-Heroes universe with a few other DC universe characters as well. Artwork is done in a variety of mediums ranging from pencil sketches, marker, and digital painting, with 80% of the artwork being exclusive to this collection. There are 30 + different Legion of Superheroes depicted. Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo MUPPET PETER PAN #1 Writen by Grace Randolph Drawn by Amy Mebberson The timid Kermie Pan resides in the magical realm of Neverswamp, where the pushy fairy Piggytink tries to toughen him up! One night, while searching for his shadow, Kermie Pan and Piggytink encounter the Darling children, who run away to Neverswamp and encourage Kermie Pan to battle Captain Gonzo! Features A covers by Eisner-award winning MOUSE GUARD artist David Petersen! Matthew KICK-ASS #7 COVER BY: John Romita JR. WRITER: Mark Millar PENCILS: John Romita JR. INKS: TOM PALMER COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE Dave Lizewski has had better days. When he first pulled on the Super Hero suit, it was the thrill of a lifetime. Since then, he’s been banged-up, beaten, broken, bludgeoned, and all sorts of other b-words. He’s met a 9-year-old assassin and been on a super hero team-up. He’s watched people die and seen himself become an internet celebrity. But all that means nothing—compared to tonight. MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR.’s foul-mouthed super hero saga continues! Stephen ZORRO #16 Writer: MATT WAGNER Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), JOHN K. SNYDER III (25%) Colorist: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro! Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite’s Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc. This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego! Covers by Wagner and Snyder! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK 25 years ago, the silver screen exploded with the fluffy remains of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man. The Major Spoilers crew fell in love the Ghostbusters from the first time we saw them (some of us when the film originally debuted, one of us some time later when he was old enough). All of this has led to the discussion of which Ghostbuster was their favorite. Dr. Peter Venkman Dr. Egon Spengler Dr. Raymond Stantz Winston Zeddemore Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Preacher Volume 2 The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past–a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse’s monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
SIZE: 23.4 MB
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MSP#136: Altered States

This issue: Do altered states lead to greater creativity? It's the question that is pondered that leads to a discussion of drugs, depression, and insomnia as gateways to increased productivity in the creative arts. NOTE: You must be 18 years of age to listen to this podcast! Major Spoilers does not condone or endorse the use of drugs, nor do the members of the Major Spoilers crew encourage or suggest our listeners partake in recreational drugs. This is quite a different podcast than one you might be used to, so if you have any misgivings, turn back now! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 16 Sep 2009
SIZE: 61.8 MB
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MSP#135: The Cult Podcast

In this issue: DC used to make bad Batman and Superman films? Let's hope DC Entertainment does a better job of helping us part with our money, Poe #3, The Incredible Amadeus Cho, and Dark Avengers: Uncanny X-Men: Exodus: The Colon Saga: Final?: Plus Batman goes wacky-in-the-wickey-woo. Yes more Bat-S-Crazy than normal. NEWS DC Comics becomes DC Entertainment REVIEWS Rodrigo Hercules #133 COVER BY: Rafael Alberquerque WRITER: Greg Pak Fred Van Lente PENCILS: Rodney Buchemi Beginning a storyarc so earth-shattering, so momentous, so, well, incredible, we just had to give it to you TWICE A MONTH! (Well, for the three months, anyway). When terrible threats rise in Svartalfheim, the land of the Dark Elves, only Mighty Thor, Son of Asgard, can hope to triumph! But what happens if the Odinson is temporarily...unavailable? It's Hammer Time for Hercules as the Lion of Olympus gets his thunder on! Meanwhile, in Incredible Hercules 133, the Secret Origin of AMADEUS CHO begins! Who really killed Amadeus' family? What is his true relation to Hercules? And, most importantly, what is the connection between him and The Twelve's MASTER MIND EXCELLO? Everyone's favorite irascible boy genius is after the answers himself -- but to get them he's going to have to go through his arch-nemesis, PYTHAGORAS DUPREE, the sixth-smartest man on Earth Matthew DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: EXODUS Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by MIKE DEODATO Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI The climactic conclusion to the crossover event of 2009 is here! This is it, the final battle for the Dark Avengers and the X-Men that will change the status quo for the Marvel Universe. Emma Frost’s betrayal comes home to roost. Cyclops’ plan clicks into place, but is it too late? What can the X-Men do against the Sentry and Ares? Stephen POE #3 Written by J. Barton Mitchell Drawn by Dean Kotz SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99 He created Horror. Find out how horror created him… In this pulse-pounding issue Poe must rescue his brother and his brother’s wife from THE RED DEATH! But when THE RED DEATH offers to bring Poe’s wife Virginia back to life in exchange, will Poe make the right choice? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Robert E. Howard created a vast number of heroes and villains whose tales still reverberate across the comic book world today. Two, Conan and Kull are very similar to one another (and for that answer, be sure to listen to Major Spoilers Podcast #30 for an in-depth discussion about Howard), but they are from different distant lands. If the Cimmerians and the Atlantians put the two in a ring to fight it out, who would emerge victorious? Conan Kull Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Batman - The Cult Batman must stop the army of the homeless recruited by the mysterious Deacon Blackfire in this classic title illustrated by master horror artist Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of the “Swamp Thing”. Deacon Blackfire, charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, seemingly uses the city’s homeless to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 12 Sep 2009
SIZE: 20.3 MB
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MSP#134: A Crazy Ass Stephen Discussion: Space

This issue: Stephen ponders why space travel and alien technology doesn't play a bigger role in the comic book universe building. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 09 Sep 2009
SIZE: 52.6 MB
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MSP#133: WE3

In this issue: We three take a look at WE3, while Angus and Die Fledermaus duke it out. Will it be girls in bikinis, Victorian detectives, or the blind that go under the microscope? How about all three in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast. NEWS Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo Favreau and Downey team for Cowboys and Aliens Guillermo del Tor to produce Deadman Flick REVIEWS Rodrigo Witchblade #130?“War of the Witchblades” Part 6 (of 6)?(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic      (Cov) Sejic, Adriana Melo “War of the Witchblades” concludes here!?Will Sara Pezzini or Dani Baptiste emerge as the sole bearer of the Witchblade? Or will it be a completely new bearer? And who is the new Angelus? Matthew Daredevil #500 Eisner Award-winning scribe Ed Brubaker teams with a cavalcade of superstar artists, including Michael Lark, Klaus Janson, and more, to present the final chapter of his Daredevil opus! This leads directly into the shocking Dark Reign: The List- Daredevil and the game changing Daredevil #500, at Matt Murdock embarks on the path of no return—and you can’t afford to miss it! The Man Without Fear stands against his greatest challenge yet and one shocking decision will change Hell’s Kitchen forever! Don’t miss a special all-new story by Ann Nocenti & David Aja; a pin up gallery by today’s most acclaimed artists; and as special reprint of a key issue by Frank Miller! Plus, get your first look inside Dark Reign: The List—Daredevil by Andy Diggle & Billy Tan! Stephen SHERLOCK HOLMES #4 (OF 5) Writer: LEAH MOORE, JOHN REPPION Penciller/Inker: AARON CAMPBELL The penultimate issue in Dynamite’s acclaimed Sherlock Holmes comic book event! After Watson appeals to Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock himself arrives at the scene end of last issue, can the world’s greatest detective unravel his greatest mystery? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Given 15 minutes, Batman and MacGyver can make a nuclear fusion reactor out of bubblegum and bailing wire. But given 10 minutes, who would win in building something practical to get them out of a tight fix? LET THE BATTLE BEGIN! Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION WE3 The story follows the journey of We3, a squad of three prototype “animal weapons,” as they flee captivity. The group consists of a dog, “Bandit” a.k.a. “1?; a cat, “Tinker” a.k.a. “2?; and a rabbit, “Pirate” a.k.a. “3?, who were all kidnapped from a nearby city and encased in robotic armor. They were also given a limited ability to speak through skull implants. Their body armor fields numerous weapons, including mine laying devices, machine guns and razor claws. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 05 Sep 2009
SIZE: 28.1 MB
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MSP#132: Listener Feedback

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew dive into the mailbag and read a backlog of listener email. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 02 Sep 2009
SIZE: 49.1 MB
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MSP#131: Face it Tigger, you just hit the jackpot

In this issue: The House of Mouse buys the House of Ideas. And that's it. Really. Nothing else happened this week. Okay, so the Major Spoilers Crew also take a quick look at some comic book reviews, and dive headfirst into Kurt Busiek's Astro City: The Dark Age Volume 1. NEWS The House of Mouse, buys the House of Ideas CONTEST: Art Appreciation Moment of the Day: Name That Theme Winner is Announced. Now if Stephen will only ship the prize before the end of the year. REVIEWS Rodrigo HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #2 (2 of 5) Writer STEVE MOORE Artist CRIS BOLSON Delve into the shadows of a hero as we continue this untold tale from Hercules' dark past. As the son of Zeus and his companions begin their search for the traitors in the Egyptian king’s palace, they long for the excitement of the battlefield. But when military secrets continue to leak from the palace, the Greeks are forced to consider a long shot to gain information. Can even the courage of Hercules withstand a trip to Nakhtkeru the Necromancer? Matthew The Flash: Rebirth #4 Written by Geoff Johns; Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster? Stephen Batman: The Widening Gyre #1?Written by Kevin Smith; Art by Walter Flanagan and Art Thibert; Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz? The stakes are high as Batman encounters a new vigilante under his wing amidst what Smith describes as a "backdrop of romance, intrigue, and geek-bait guest stars galore." MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Disney bought Marvel Enterprises for $4 Billion.  The virtual press conference the companies had earlier today tried to spell everything out, and I particularly like this quote “We believe in the team at Marvel, and see no need to upset the apple cart.” Well, the apple cart is pretty much upset, as the nerd rampage continues across the Intardwebz, with some people proclaiming this to be the end of all things holy in the House of Ideas. But is it?  Is it really?  It’s time for you to cast your vote! Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Astro City: The Dark Age Volume 1 Today Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970’s, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the depths of it! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 29 Aug 2009
SIZE: 23.2 MB
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MSP#130: Something about Westerns

This issue: The western genre is discussed in comics, movies, and television. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 26 Aug 2009
SIZE: 66.3 MB
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MSP#129: Zorro, the fox, so cunning and free...

In this issue: Mister Schleicher goes to London towne... Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely Batgirl... Now that Tom Welling is here, what does this mean for THE FUTUUUURRRRE? Also: aliens come down, an' the give me some chiclets, and give my brother this weird green ring. Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, he's bold bold with his face, and his something something called Zorro. A dead-eyed ghost dog came out of nowhere and made me crash into the hospital! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and deader than a squirrel on a hot plate... Plus: Drunk versus Obsessive Compulsive, and both their mothers dress them funny. What we got you gotta give it to your mama, what we got you gotta give it to your papa, what we got you gotta listen to the podcast, you do a little dance and than you drink a little wodcast! The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Final Legion of Super-Heroes Hero History hits, what’s next? Batgirl reveal thoughts More Lantern Rings on the Way Stephen's interview with BBC Radio Listen to that interview here (LINKAGE) CONTEST: Art Appreciation Moment of the Day: Name That Theme Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Federal vampire and zombie agency Based off of the popular website, FVZA.org, created by Richard S. Dargan, FVZA chronicles a world where a deadly disease, representing a new threat of global terrorism, transforms innocent victims into Zombies and a long dormant government task force is called into action: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. Matthew Blackest Night Superman #1 Written by James Robinson; Art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose; Variant cover by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope Black Lantern Superman has unearthed Pa Kent's grave! But that's only the beginning of the horrifying things he's about to unleash on an unsuspecting Smallville. Stephen INVINCIBLE #65?story ROBERT KIRKMAN?art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA Funeral for the fallen. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Tony Stark, wealthy beyond means, free styling and loving the ladies. But when trouble calls, he dons the red and gold power suit and goes to fight crime. Bruce Wayne, wealthy beyond means, free styling and loving the ladies according to the tabloids. But when trouble calls he dons the cape and cowl and goes out fighting crime. There have already been polls where Batman and Iron Man try to kick each other’s asses, so we’re doing this weeks match a little different, with this question, “Who’s the better businessman, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?” There’s Rich, and then there is the Major Spoilers POOOOOLL of the Week! Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Zorro: Year One Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner a nd Mike Mayhew! The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 22 Aug 2009
SIZE: 21.3 MB
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MSP#128: Buckaroo Banzai Rocks, the Legend of the Seeker

This issue: Rodrigo talks up Legend of the Seeker, while Stephen celebrates the 25th annyversary of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 19 Aug 2009
SIZE: 57.3 MB
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MSP#127: X-Men vs. Legion of Super-Heroes

In this issue: The Big Bad Black Lantern revealed! Scantily clad teenaged girls, and it's not even Stephen's birthday! What's that Watermelon doing there? Meanwhile, Yorick, 355, and Dr. Mann find their way across the midwest, proving what your faithtul podcasters already knew: ain't nothin' goin' on there. Is it Johnny? Is it Danny? Or is it Johnny and Danny? Feel Ghost Rider's heat, makin' you hot, burn with me, heaven's on fire! And the most powerful superhuman force in the universe faces down against a bunch of kids from Westchester and somebody actually wonders about the outcome. In any case, it's a show, and seeing as how we went to all the trouble of HAVING one and everything... The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Necron Rises Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl Controversy REVIEWS Rodrigo Ghost Rider Heaven’s Fire #1 COVER BY: Jae Lee WRITER: Jason Aaron PENCILS: Roland Boschi The acclaimed GHOST RIDER run of writer Jason Aaron reaches its fever-pitched conclusion with six more issues of insanity, all jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love. The renegade angel Zadkiel is out to thwart Biblical prophecy by assassinating a young boy bred by Satanists to rule the world, so if Ghost Riders Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch are going to save the world, they'll first have to save the Anti-Christ. Guest-starring Hellstorm, the Son of Satan. Matthew Justice League America: Cry for Justice #2 Written by James Robinson; Art and cover Mauro Cascioli The team continues its proactive hunt for justice as the trail leads to an army of Super-Villains. But the big bad may be deadlier than all of the new team combined… Stephen Blackest Night: Batman #1 Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Adrian Saef and John Dell; Cover by Andy Kubert; Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz Deadman can't shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It's just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK We all know everyone is special - a unique snow flake that has no companion (except for the twins).  The DC Universe has a bunch of teenagers from the future who use their unique talents to save the universe, while Marvel 616 has a bunch of mutants who band together to save the universe.  They are in no way alike - really.  Trust us, we've got an uber-nerd working on this site, and he'll tell you. But even if they were remotely alike, and we could shape the universe to put the Legion of Super-Heroes and the X-Men on a deserted island and let them fight it out in a Battle Royale reality television series, who would come out on top?  Would the X-Men win because they have Wolverine, or would it be the Legion because they have a 12th Level Intellect that can figure out the endgame before it happens??FIGHT! X-MEN Legion of Super-Heroes Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Y: The Last Man Volume 2 1. One Small Step (issues #11–17) * In Oldenbrook, Kansas, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann help a Russian woman named Natalya Zamyatintwo male and one female astronauts forced to return to Earth after being trapped on the International Space Station the day the plague hit. recover * Comedy & Tragedy has a travelling group of actresses find a wayward Ampersand, inspiring them to write a play called The Last Man (The main character’s name taken from Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man). 2. Safeword (issues #18–23) * Yorick and his companions travel to Allenspark, Colorado, where 355 and Dr. Mann fix up Ampersand, while retired Culper Ring agent 711 forces Yorick to confront his survivor guilt. * In Widow’s Pass, the story moves to Queensbrook, set nine months after the One Small Step arc. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 15 Aug 2009
SIZE: 15.9 MB
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MSP#126: The Spectacular Spider-Man Josh Keaton

This issue: Josh Keaton, the voice behind Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the Disney XD Spectacular Spider-Man series swings by for a visit to talk about his long career in Hollywood, video games, and music. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 12 Aug 2009
SIZE: 57.0 MB
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MSP#125: The Goon Podcast

In this issue: Got to get tough, Yo Joe! Michael Keaton and Ron Ely: together again for the first time! Screws fall out all the time, the world’s an imperfect place. Plus: Punisher? I hardly know ‘er! Guys in funny hats what punches people a lot. Stephen has a Mighty A! And we discuss whether Ace The Bat-hound actually is in continuity or not, and whether Krypto really is just a super-douche. Stick around for blues improvisation from Blind Melon Schleicher, backed by Mud-Funny-Bone Lopez and the King Cobra, the Major Spoiler podcast is on the air. And as always, I like pie. NEWS Anyone see GI Joe? Linkage Death of John Hughes Linkage Doc Savage and Batman team up in November Linkage Punisher Rest in Pieces Linkage LISTENER E-MAIL Scott Hunter writes in to ask about the next installment of the Major Spoilers Dungeon Crawl, and Stephen answers with news of a new podcast coming your way! REVIEWS Rodrigo Hercules, Knives of Kush #1 Writer STEVE MOORE Artist CRIS BOLSON Colorist DOUG SIROIS Letterer TODD KLEIN  Steve Moore returns to take Radical’s controversial hero into Ancient Egypt, where mysticism and intrigue awaits. Recovering from the Thracian Wars, Hercules and his suriving band of mercenaries must take on Egyptian spies, assassination and face the mystery of a death cult known as…Kush. Matthew Justice Society of America #29 Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges; Art and Cover by Jesus Merino A new era begins for the Justice Society of America as writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) take over the series with new artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL) just as two new recruits make their debut with the team! Strange happenings at the JSA Mansion are weird precursors to an all-out attack on all members of the team — all but one! And what is the strange connection that new members King Chimera and All-American Kid might have with the turmoil? Stephen The Mighty #7 Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne; Art by Chris Samnee; Cover by Dave Johnson Ring of fire! Gabriel Cole's predecessor, Taylor Rhines, continues to leave him bizarre hints about the dark secret of Section Omega. But time may have already run out for Cole to crack the code, as a terrible power has taken aim at his family! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week we’re putting two of Dark Horse Comics characters into the ring to see who will walk away the victor. Will it be Eric Powell’s The Goon, or Mike Mignola’s Hellboy?  It’s the battle of the supernatural fighters in this week’s Major Spoilers POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of the Week! A) The Goon B) Hellboy Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION The Goon Bones will be broken and heads will roll! The Goon is a laugh-out-loud action-packed romp through the streets of a town infested with zombies. An insane priest is building himself an army of the undead, and there’s only one man who can put them is their place: the man they call Goon. Collects The Goon series and The Goon Color Special, originally published by Albatross Exploding Funny Books; presented here for the first time in full color. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 08 Aug 2009
SIZE: 28.1 MB
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MSP#124: Dr. Peter Coogan, College Classes about Comics

This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan from the Institute for Comics Studies returns to the show to tell of his adventures at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, as well as offer up his yearly roundup of comic book classes being taught at colleges and universities around the world. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 05 Aug 2009
SIZE: 46.7 MB
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MSP#123: The Tank Girl Podcast

In this issue: Can a rabbit be invisible and pink at the same time? My name is Mot, thanks a lot! And wouldn’t it be cool if the Plutonian had a flying dog in a cape that is ALSO a mass-murderer… Plus: Billy West will still be getting a paycheck… Norman Osborn is makin’ his list, and checkin’ it twice… But is the podcast brutal enough that Stephen will stop erasing and starting over? And: Punk Rock Girl, you look so wild, punk rock girl let’s have a child, we’ll name her Minnie Pearl, just you and me, we need fudge banana swirl, you and me… Stephen’s store got Mojo Nixon, so it don’t need no fixin, the Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air. NEWS A wrap up of some of the big news from the Major Spoilers website. Harvey Gets a Spielberg Remake Linkage The Iron Patriot End the Marvel U Linkage Futurama Cast is Back Linkage Alien Prequel Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo Incarnate #1?Creator and Writer NICK SIMMONS?Penciler NICK SIMMONS Mot is a boy who cannot die. Riddle him with bullets, burn him at the stake, douse him with napalm, hang him from the gallows…still, he will walk away. Forever haunted by a mysterious doppelganger that no one else can see, Mot has wandered the world for centuries, searching for meaning and, perhaps, an end to his endless life. Matthew Dethklok vs. The Goon Following the release of the highly anticipated Dethklok vs. The Goon, Dark Horse Comics and Adult Swim announce a brand-new comics series based on the immensely popular animated show Metalocalypse. The band’s five members—Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, and Pickles—will be featured in a full publishing program created by series co-creator Brendon Small and a collaborative team of Metalocalypse and Dark Horse artists and writers. Stephen IRREDEEMABLE #5 Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Peter Krause MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Time to bring the smack down talk back to the Major Spoilers Experience.  This week the Robot Overlords demanded we pick two of DC’s greatest female heroes and have them battle it out in the ring in a no-holds-barred right of the century.  Sometimes we really hate our Robot Overlords, but it’s either pick two fictional characters or have our precious, precious, Intardwebz taken away for a week. So…. A) Power Girl B) Wonder Woman Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Tank Girl As the name suggests, Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centers on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic’s style was heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips were frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The strip features various elements with origins in surrealist techniques, fanzines, collage, cut-up technique, stream of consciousness, and metafiction, with very little regard or interest for conventional plot or committed narrative. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 31 Jul 2009
SIZE: 27.3 MB
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MSP#122: A Conversation with Scott Johnson

This issue: Scott Johnson of Extra Life (www.myextralife.com) stops by to talk about making a web comic and podcast career his full time job. Scott offers up ideas, suggestions, and perspective on making a go of it full time. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 29 Jul 2009
SIZE: 57.5 MB
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MSP#121: Transmetropolitan Podcast

In this issue: Do YOU know the way to San Diego? Bunches of classic characters return from new companies! Tom Welling finally puts on tights! Faithful Spoilerites on a pilgrimage of geektitude! And your take on some DVD goodies! Plus: Bilateral Symmetry! Vince McMahon has a message for Bob Kirkman: He wants his swerve back. Rodrigo needs courage, Stephen needs a brain, and Matthew’s still searching for his way home… Show me the power, child, I’d like to say that I’m down on my knees today. It gives me the butterflies, gives me away, till I’m up on my feet again. I’m feelin… The Major Spoilers Podcast on the air! NEWS A wrap up of some of the big news from the San Diego Comic-Con. Julian talks about his trip and winning the 2009 Julian Challenge. REVIEWS Rodrigo The Wonderful Wizard of OZ #8 WRITER: Eric Shanower PENCILS: SKOTTIE YOUNG The search for Glinda, Good Witch of the South, is full of danger—a giant spider-monster that eats whole animals like a spider does flies. It’s full of strangeness—a whole village of living china statues. And it’s full of both danger and strangeness—little armless folks who shoot their heads as missiles. But Glinda remains Dorothy’s final hope to reach home, so Dorothy and her friends must brave the journey. Matthew GEMINI #4 (OF 5) story JAY FAERBER, art & cover JON SOMMARIVA & FCO PLASCENCIA Gemini’s journey of self-discovery puts him on a collision course with Dynamo 5! Stephen INVINCIBLE #64?story ROBERT KIRKMAN, art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA INVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!?The battle with CONQUEST concludes… and there is a casualty. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Stepping away from the “fighty-fighty” polls once again this week to do some digging into what DC direct to DVD movies from Warner Home Video are winners, and which one stumbled. ?What's been your favorite DC Direct to DVD Animated movie released so far? A) Justice League: New Frontier B) Superman: Doomsday C) Batman: Gotham Knight D) Wonder Woman E) Green Lantern: First Flight Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Transmetropolitan In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients — humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider’s interview with the Transients’ leader gets him a scoop he didn’t bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men’s room. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 25 Jul 2009
SIZE: 22.8 MB
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MSP#120: Star Wars Interviews with Tom Kane and Dee Bradley Baker

This issue: Stephen sits down to talk with Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Tom Kane (Yoda) and Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex) about their experiences on the show, a few tips on breaking into the business, and their joy of being voice actors. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 22 Jul 2009
SIZE: 52.4 MB
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MSP#119: The Preacher Podcast

In this issue: The Fastest Man Alive gets a producer! The Martians are due on Maple Street, and they’ve brought your daddy’s ass-watch! The future is upon us, but for some reason everybody sounds different! Plus: Creatures what are beautiful! Powers which are super! Heroes what are knocking boots! Sure and I’ve come to drain your wee blood, then! And finally, an internet troll who’s not a racist assclown. All this and more, as we say goodbye to 2009 and say hello to… the rest of 2009! The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS This week the Major Spoilers Crew give their quick shot thoughts on the San Diego Comic Con, Green Lantern: First Flight, the voiceless Futurama, Geoff Johns and the Flash movie, and Willem Defoe as Tars Tarkas. REVIEWS Rodrigo Beautiful Creatures #1?Written: Kurtis Wiebe?Pencils: Ash Jackson?Publication Date: 2009-09-23 They say we all have a monster lurking inside of us. Four beautiful college girls uncover their secret passengers - mythic creatures of a long dead age. The surfacing of their true nature hurls them into a hidden world of awakening magic, wonder and monsters. Torq THE BOYS: HEROGASM #3 (OF 6)?Covers: DARICK ROBERTSON?Writer: GARTH ENNIS?Penciller/Inker: JOHN McCREA The Occasional Death At Herogasm Isn't That Unusual, But How One Member Of Fantastico Checks Out Is Nothing Short Of Spectacular. In The Resultant Chaos The Boys Make Their Move- On A Target That May Not Be All He Seems. Hughie, Meanwhile, Runs Smack Into Black Noir In The Worst Possible Way, While Jack From Jupiter Spills A Few More Secrets To A-Train. And Speaking Of Secrets, What Does The Man From Vought-American Want With Vic The Veep...? Stephen PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: CHAPTER TWO #1 Writer: JIM KRUEGER Penciller/Inker: EDGAR SALAZAR (Main Story), DOUG KLAUBA (Special Origin Story) The Next Exciting Chapter Of Dynamite Entertainment's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS Is Here! Overseen Again By Ross, Who Plots And Art Directs The Entire PROJECT SUPERPOWERS Universe, Writer Jim Krueger Returns For Chapter Two, As The Pair Of All-Star Creators Are Joined For The Series By Edgar (DEATH DEFYING 'DEVIL) Salazar! The New Series Is Faster, More Intense, And The WORLD IS AT STAKE! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK We’re fortunate enough to have access to a plethora of comics at the Stately Spoiler Manor, but that doesn’t mean we’re loaded.  Sometimes one comic is needed more than others, and a tight budget might dictate what we take home, and what stays behind.  Which brings us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!?What is the absolute limit to your weekly comic book spending? Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Preacher Vol. 1 Here’s a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it’s the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal accident, you can’t watch but you can’t turn away. The story follows an ex-preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God’s abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend (a vampire) to find God so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Despite its superficial perversity, this book contains what may be the most moral character in mainstream comics. A cult hit in the making. Fans of Quentin Tarantino take note. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 22 Jul 2009
SIZE: 25.7 MB
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MSP#118: Green Lantern First Flight Reviewed

This issue: Rodrigo and Stephen review the Warner Home Video release of Green Lantern: First Flight. The Major Spoilers Crew then takes a crack at Boom! Studios' take on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 18 Jul 2009
SIZE: 20.9 MB
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MSP#117: A Conversation with Ralph Tedesco

This issue: Ralph Tedesco of Zenescope Entertainment, stops by to chat up the company, Grimm Fairy Tales, upcoming series, and what's going on at San Diego Comic Con. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 15 Jul 2009
SIZE: 45.4 MB
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MSP#116: The Last Iron Fist Podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew reflect on the week's news, offer up a few reviews, let the Iron Man and the Iron Fist battle it out, and take a peek under the cover of The Last Iron Fist Story from Marvel. NEWS This week the Major Spoilers Crew give their quick shot reactions to Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, Natalie Portman as Thor's girlfriend, Victoria joining the Major Spoilers Crew, a quick look back on three years of the Major Spoilers Experience, and a few more odds and ends. E-MAILS A lot of people enjoyed the Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons podcasts, and some even took the time to send in their thoughts. REVIEWS Rodrigo Doctor Who #1?Tony Lee (w) • Al Davison (a) • Paul Grist, Al Davison (c) At long last Doctor Who is an ongoing monthly series! Tony Lee (Doctor Who: The Forgotten), kicks off the time/space-faring series with the two-part “Silver Scream.” In chapter one, the Doctor travels to 1920s Hollywood where he befriends Charlie Chaplin and, of course, discovers an alien plot! Lee is joined by Al Davison (The Dreaming) on this first story arc. Covers by Paul Grist and Davison. Matthew The House of Mystery #15 Written by Matthew Sturges; Art by Luca Rossi and David Hahn; Cover by Esao Andrews Harry's true identity, Fig's heritage, Rina's heartbreak, a dragon's unrequited love and the Thinking Man's Army all converge in a very small space in this shattering conclusion to "The Space Between". And somewhere in there we manage to squeeze in "Jordan's Movie Idea with the Gorillas and Sh*t," illustrated by David Hahn (BITE CLUB, FABLES). Stephen Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Audio Book by Bob Andelman An audiobook narrated by author Bob Andelman, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life is the authorized biography that explores Eisner's amazing life, detailing a career that spanned 70 years. The biography features interviews with many of Eisner's contemporaries, such as Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Denis Kitchen, Jim Warren, Dave Sim, Denny O'Neil, and Stan Lee. Bob spent almost three years interviewing Eisner, researching his life and work, and interviewing friends, family, and the creative talents the comics master inspired throughout his career. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Who would win in a fight between Iron Man and Iron Fist?  Even though Tony Stark is encased head to toe in his Iron Man armor, with ever weapon known to man, the Iron Fist has a fist of iron, that can break and snap nearly anything with his Chi energies? A) Iron Man B) Iron Fist Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION The Last Iron Fist Story Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun’ Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass - the garb of the “Immortal Iron Fist” - and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? The answer to those questions will stun both him and his readers, as Danny Rand leaps from the pages of his breakout hit in Daredevil to his own history-spanning kung-fu epic that will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist! Brought to you by top-ten writer Ed Brubaker and breakout talent Matt Fraction (Punisher War Journal), with action-packed art by David Aja (Daredevil, Giant-Size Wolverine). Collects Immortal Iron Fist #1-6. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 11 Jul 2009
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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MSP#115: Meet Victoria

This issue: There's a new member in the Major Spoilers Family, and in this issue, listeners get to know Victoria, and talk about cosplay. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 11 Jul 2009
SIZE: 14.0 MB
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MSP#114: 2009 Comics and Media Conference Preview

This issue: Milton Griep, President of the ICv2.com website, stops by to talk with Stephen Schleicher about the upcoming Comics and Media Conference being held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 leading up to the San Diego Comic-Con. More information about the conference can be found here. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 10 Jul 2009
SIZE: 40.5 MB
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MSP#113: Dungeons and Dragons Crawl Part V: It all come crashing down...

This issue: Going down the cellar door leads to trouble in a way that might bring about THE END OF THE WORLD! If you aren't familiar with the 4th edition of D&D, you might want to check out Major Spoilers Podcast #28 and Major Spoilers Podcast #89 Part One: Dramatis Personae! Part Two: Graduation Day! Part Three:In the Streets of Moonhold! Part Four:An Encounter in the Alley! Will there be more? Only you have the power! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 09 Jul 2009
SIZE: 55.4 MB
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MSP#112: Dungeons and Dragons Crawl Part IV: An Encounter in the Alley

This issue: Orem, Randace, and Torq meet a band of Ne'r-do-wells in a dark Alley. If you aren't familiar with the 4th edition of D&D, you might want to check out Major Spoilers Podcast #28 and Major Spoilers Podcast #89 Part One: Dramatis Personae! Part Two: Graduation Day! Part Three:In the Streets of Moonhold! Come back tomorrow for the next installment of this MSP D&D Extravaganza! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 08 Jul 2009
SIZE: 56.6 MB
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MSP#111: Dungeons and Dragons Crawl Part III: In the Streets of Moonhold

This issue: Orem ventures into the world of Man, where he encounters someone and something not quite human as the Eladrin attempts to track down his missing instructor. If you aren't familiar with the 4th edition of D&D, you might want to check out Major Spoilers Podcast #28 and Major Spoilers Podcast #89 Missed Part One? Dramatis Personae! Missed Part Two? Graduation Day! Come back tomorrow for the next installment of this MSP D&D Extravaganza! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Tue, 07 Jul 2009
SIZE: 43.9 MB
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MSP#110: Dungeons and Dragons Crawl Part II: Orem faces his first challenge

This issue: As part of the Major Spoilers third birthday celebration, the Major Spoilers Crew begin an epic journey playing the 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In this installment, Orem faces his first challenge by taking on seven baddies at once. If you aren't familiar with the 4th edition of D&D, you might want to check out Major Spoilers Podcast #28 and Major Spoilers Podcast #89 Come back tomorrow for the next installment of this MSP D&D Extravaganza! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
SIZE: 44.0 MB
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MSP#109: Dungeons and Dragons Crawl Part I: Meet Orem

This issue: As part of the Major Spoilers third birthday celebration, the Major Spoilers Crew begin an epic journey playing the 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. In this installment, listeners learn all about character creation as Stephen Schleicher creates Orem Rivendorn as Dungeon Master Rodrigo looks on. If you aren't familiar with the 4th edition of D&D, you might want to check out Major Spoilers Podcast #28 and Major Spoilers Podcast #89 Come back tomorrow for the next installment of this MSP D&D Extravaganza! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 01 Jul 2009
SIZE: 19.9 MB
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MSP#108: Transformers 2 Reviewed

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at Transformers 2: The Revenge of the Fallen movie, and give you their honest reaction to the movie. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 01 Jul 2009
SIZE: 53.2 MB
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MSP#107: The New X-Men Podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk Thor, Gotham City, Grant Morrison's New X-Men volume 1, run through a Poll of the Week, and read listener e-mail. NEWS This week the readers pick the news, and voted to hear the Major Spoilers Crew talk about JMS leaving Thor LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Descendant #1 w: Michael Dolce and Marcus Perry a: Mariano Navarro In DESCENDANT Rayne Santiago, a United States counter-terrorism soldier, is forced to return to her South American homeland after years of exile due to abusing her own innate pyrokinetic abilities. There she she receives word of her brothers’ abduction by a rogue pharmaceutical conglomerate bent on using their DNA to manufacture super powers. Michael Dolce and Mariano Navarro’s experience in the small press superhero field combined with Marcus Perry’s past writing high-octane action films combines to tell a superpowered blockbuster the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Matthew 81_NEW_AVENGERS_54.jpgNEW AVENGERS #54 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO A Sorcerer Supreme is chosen! Be witness to a very important chapter in Avengers history and the lore of Marvel magic! Plus, the Avengers finally have a big showdown with the Hood and not everyone walks away from it unharmed! Stephen Gotham City Sirens #1 Written by Paul Dini; Art and Cover by Guillem March; Variant Cover by JG Jones This all-new series features the bad girls of Gotham City! Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people's rules regardless of which side of the law they're on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK We're taking the battle back, back, back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to the dawn of time, where we are pitting caveman vs. caveman. This week it's DC's Anthro taking on V.T. Hamlin's Alley Oop. Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Grant Morrison's New X-Men Volume 1 Sixteen million mutants dead - and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century, masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel’s mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes - replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Jun 2009
SIZE: 45.5 MB
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MSP#106: A look at the Comic Arts Conference 2009

This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan of the Institute for Comics Studies joins Stephen Schleicher as the duo discuss the Comic Arts Conference schedule of panels for the 2009 San Diego Comic Con. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Jun 2009
SIZE: 57.3 MB
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MSP#105: The Cigars of the Pharaoh Podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew goes outside their comfort zone and takes a look at The Adventures of Tintin. The poll of the week asks you to decide between your two favorite wisecracking robots, and plenty of reviews (including an exclusive advanced review). It's all in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS Thoughts on Ghostbusters 3 LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN #1 Written by Andrew Cosby and Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Ayhan Hayrula Toshiro Ono has spent his life making the best swords that have ever been forged and selling them to the highest bidder. But when his family is killed by a blade of his own making… Toshiro will do whatever it takes to make sure none of his swords ever kill again. Andrew Cosby, creator of EUREKA, and Michael Alan Nelson, creator of HEXED, brings feudal Samurai Japan to life like no other comic has done before. Matthew MIGHTY AVENGERS #26 Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The Avengers/Fantastic Four slobberknocker continues! This one’s got it all true believers: from MR. FANTASTIC and HANK PYM’S battle of the brains to HERCULES and THE THING’S battle o’ the brawn! When it’s over, expect BIG changes for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes– including the team’s all-new headquarters and a very disturbing DARK REIGN alliance. Stephen Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 Written by Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs and Georges Jeanty and Karl Story Cover by Dustin Nguyen : Variant Cover by JG Jones As a new Batman rises on the streets of Gotham City, the heroes, villains and citizens take notice. How will the police feel about this new Batman, and can he control the crime in Gotham the way the old Batman did? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week, we’re bringing it back ot robot on robot action by asking you to decide between the two beloved robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s kind of like asking you to choose between your two favorite children, but if you had to choose only one, would you pick Tom, or Crow? Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Tintin: Cigars of the Paraoh Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea when they meet Dr Sarcophagus, an Egyptologist who owns a papyrus that he believes will lead him to the undiscovered tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh (a pun on kiosk, a newspaper stand). He invites Tintin to accompany him. Tintin also has an unpleasant encounter with Roberto Rastapopoulos, a wealthy businessman. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 18 Jun 2009
SIZE: 56.8 MB
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MSP#104: Our Favorite Animated Movies Podcast

This issue: Disney has finally come to its senses and is returning to the world of hand drawn 2D animation. This started up a discussion around stately Spoiler Manor about all sorts of animated movies. We’re taking a look at our current pick of favorite animated movies in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 17 Jun 2009
SIZE: 46.6 MB
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MSP#103: The Dark Victory Podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers crew chat up Dark Victory, ponder the position of EIC, and give a average rating to a bunch of comics. All this, plus the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week. NEWS You're the EIC: DC Comics - Thoughts Linkage CONTEST The winner of the Major Spoilers 100th Issue Extravaganza podcast is announced during the show. You can check out the correct answers here. EMAIL A listener writes in to ask about Cthulhu and where to start reading the HP Lovecraft mythos. REVIEWS Rodrigo Witchblade/The Darkness/Angelus: Blood on the Sands?(W) Philip W. Smith ?(A) Sheldon Mitchell, Admira Wijaya and Tom Grindberg ?(Cov) Stjepan Sejic Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universe’s Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Admira Wijaya (Hercules) and Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders). Matthew Green Lantern Corps. #37 Written by Peter J. Tomas Art and Cover by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman Variant Cover by Rodolfo Migliari The penultimate "Emerald Eclipse" chapter is upon us as the breakout on Oa leads to vast devastation and death across the planet. As the War of Light rages, do Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, Kilowog and the rest of the Corps have the willpower to quell the riot and overcome the napalm-spewing Red Lanterns and the fear-spreading Sinestro Corps? Stephen THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #2 (of 4) story MAC CARTER art TONY SALMONS cover ADAM BYRNE Something sinister has been unleashed into the life of young pulp writer H.P. Lovecraft. His wretched dream of monsters and murder has come true! It can’t be coincidence… It can’t be merely that he’s begun a fast descent into madness… Two men are dead! Can Lovecraft stop the deadly beasts that seem to slip from his subconscious into the real world before the police discover that the trail of blood leads directly to his doorstep…. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Marvel dropped the pebble in the pool this week, with the announcement that Steve Rogers would be the latest hero to pass through Death’s Revolving Door and make his return in Captain America: Reborn. While it may not have been a huge surprise, thanks to Marvel’s numerous efforts to tease the return, it did cause quite a stir among the comic book fans. Which brings us to the latest Major Spoilers Poll of the Week! What do you think of Steve Rogers' return? * Super excited! * It's too soon! * Death's Revolving Door strikes again - I'll pass. * I'll believe it, when I see it! * What's a Steve Rogers? I don't read or care about Captain America Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Batman: Dark Victory The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues the story of an early time in Batman’s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham’s protectors. Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city’s dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city’s greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the seeming return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batman’s previous investigation of Holiday’s killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holiday’s crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 10 Jun 2009
SIZE: 69.3 MB
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MSP#102: Y: Because We Liked It!

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew chats up Captain America, ponder who is to be the next Batgirl, take a look at olde tyme lingerie, slip back to the days when Earth fell apart, marvel at young tykes with super powers, and discuss Vertigo's Y: The Last Man Volume 1 Deluxe hardcover by Brian K. Vaughan. NEWS Isaiah Bradley as the New Captain America? Linkage EMAIL Rufus asks Matthew to sort out the star date numbering from Star Trek, and Michael writes in to let the crew know he's still listening to the show despite his recent stroke. REVIEWS Rodrigo Salem's Daughter Written by: Ralph Tedesco Artwork by: Caio Menescal Colors by: James Brown The Salem witch trials of 1692 resulted in the hangings of 19 women and men. Over the years many came to realize that the trials were perhaps done in haste with no hard evidence of witchcraft being used by any of the accused. Two hundred years later, Anna Williams, is living a regular uneventful life in Essex County, Massachusetts. But there is more to Anna than meets the eye… much more. Now Anna is beginning to discover her unique powers and knows her life will never be the same as she reluctantly decides to follow her true calling. And a hardened and bitter gunslinger named Braden Cole is the one man who can help her along the way. Matthew PS238 #29 Aaron Williams Miss Kyle's Las Vegas vacation continues to spiral out of control as she and her stowaway students are called upon to solve a mystery that even the greatest casino security team has been unable to crack. Can Miss Kyle, Poly Mer, Zodon, Julie, and the Flea figure out who is robbing the casino blind? Meanwhile, back at ps238, Tyler finds that being in stasis isn't as peaceful as one would think! All this and more in ps238 #29! Stephen Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #3 Covers: Mel Rubi and Nigel Raynor Writer: Seamus Kevin Fahey and David Reed Penciller: Nigel Raynor Colorist: Ivan Nunes The term “Final Five” collectively describes five of the twelve Cylon humanoid models whose identity, knowledge, or existence has been deliberately or accidentally lost to the seven other humanoid Cylon models. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK With DC switching up the who’s who in the Batman universe, the final question on many people’s minds is, “Who is the new Batgirl?” Dc has been teasing readers for weeks with publicity images, but today, we’re giving you the chance to cast your vote on who you think is under the Batgirl cowl. CHOOSE! Who is the "new" Batgirl? * Barbara Gordon * Stephanie Brown * Holly Robinson * Cassandra Cain * Charlie Gage-Radcliffe * Vicki Vale * Rose Wilson * Helena Bertinelli * Wendy Kuttler Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Y: The Last Man In the series, on July 17, 2002, something (referred to as a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome — including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. The only exceptions appear to be Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 03 Jun 2009
SIZE: 61.8 MB
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MSP#101: Comics in the Classroom

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew reviews some comics, picks the comic they are most looking forward to this week, and ponder the use of comics in the classroom with Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the institute for Comic Studies. NEWS There's a lot of movies coming up, and they might not all be good. Linkage The Major Spoilers website moves to a brand spankin' new server. Does it work well for you? EMAIL John I.G. the second wants to know if there will ever be any more commentary tracks for Cowboy Bebop produced by the Major Spoilers crew. REVIEWS Rodrigo Graphic Classics Volume Seventeen Visions of the Future! Science Fiction Classics presents comics adaptations of stories from the original creators of science fiction including “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells and “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Also featured are “In the Year 2889” a rare short story by Jules Verne, and “The Disintegration Machine”, starring Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger. Plus E.M. Forster’s only SF tale “The Machine Stops”, and shorts by Lord Dunsany and Hans Christian Anderson. Matthew Herogasm #1 Writer: Garth Ennis Penciller/Inker: John McCrea An evil so profound it threatens all mankind… the mightiest heroes on the planet uniting to defend us all… a secret crisis of such utter finality that a countdown to civil or infinite war seems unavoidable… but have you ever wondered what really happens during Crossovers? The Seven, Payback, Teenage Kix, Fantastico and every other supe on Earth team up for an annual event like no other… and where the supes go, can a certain “five complications and a dog” be far behind? Vought-American prepare to make their move, in a story that will change the world of the Boys forever: Herogasm #1. Stephen Star Trek: Crew #4 Story by John Byrne Art by John Byrne Cover by John Byrne It's a war that has raged for decades… but who are the combatants, and what is their unexpected connection to the Earth of centuries past? The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will have only hours to find out, or die trying! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK There are a lot of comics being released this week, and some of them might be more anticipated by readers than others. This week sees the beginning of Batman and Robin #1, the “end” of Ultimate Spider-man with issue #133, more superhero turned bad in Irredeemable #3, a gruesome tale from Image Comics in the form of Chew #1, and the antics of Atomic Robo taking on the horror from space. A) Batman and Robin #1 B) Ultimate Spider-man #133 C) Irredeemable #3 D) Chew #1 E) Atomic Robo #2 F) Other VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew welcomes Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comic Studies to talk about comics in the classroom. From Classics Illustrated to using comics as a gateway to additional learning (plus a wild rant or two from Stephen) are discussed in the last half of the show. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 27 May 2009
SIZE: 93.4 MB
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MSP#100: Well, We Made it This Far...

Here it is the celebratory 100th issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast! This bonus sized edition (yup, it's a long one) includes live call-ins from listeners of the show and fans of the site. It was a lot of fun chatting with everyone and we really appreciate everyone around the world who stayed up way past their bedtime to join in on the fun. We gave away a lot of prizes during the show, and for those who couldn't make the live event, listen carefully after the intro and you'll find out how to win a copy of Neil Gaiman's Sandman Volume II: The Absolute Edition. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 20 May 2009
SIZE: 62.8 MB
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MSP#99: The One Before 100

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew gets down to business and discuss The Pet Avengers, Archie's nuptials, Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane, Kevin Smith, the Green Hornet, answer listener e-mail, review some comics, and wrap up their discussion on Top Cow's Rising Stars. NEWS Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers LINKAGE Archie's Getting Married? LINKAGE Kevin Smith is on the Green Hornet LINKAGE EMAIL Constantine writes in asking about heroes from the past REVIEWS Rodrigo We Kill Monsters #1 (Diamond order code of MAY091014) Written: Laura Harkcom, Christopher Leone Art: Brian Churilla Colors: Ronda Pattison Letters: Jeff Powell Publication Date: 2009-07-08? Two unassuming auto repair shop owners discover that monsters are infesting the world. When they are attacked, the glowing blue juice from the monster's brain heals his arm and saves Jake's life. But this gift only begins a life-long link to the monster invasion. Matthew Top Shelf: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 Alan Moore The third volume detailing the exploits of Miss Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is a 216-page epic spanning almost 100 years. Chapter one is set against the backdrop of London in 1910, 12 years after the failed Martian invasion and nine years since England put a man on the moon. With Halley's Comet passing overhead, the nation prepares for the coronation of King George V, while far away on his South Atlantic island, the science-pirate Captain Nemo is dying. Stephen The Voyages of She Buccaneer #5 (May 13, 2009) Will and Heidi Hughes The SheBuccaneer finally meets Black Ben and his fleet of Chinese pirates upon angry waves. With the help of an ancient wizard, teh Vengeance is set ablaze, and the SheBuccaneer is brought before the wicked Governor of Shanghai. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Last week's Major Spoilers Poll of the Week, stirred up a lot of discussion over the actresses who have portrayed Lois Lane. This brings us to this week's Poll of the Week - Who is the best Lois Lane? A)Joan Alexander B)Noel Neill C)Philis Coates D)Patricia Marand E)Lesley Ann Warren F)Margot Kidder G)Terry Hatcher H)Dana Delaney I)Erica Durance J)Kate Bosworth VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called "Specials") born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski's own Joe's Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 17 May 2009
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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MSP#98: Major Spoilers Live!

Building up to the 100th episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew took the time to test out their systems, to see what works, and what doesn't work. Last week, the trio of Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen took recorded an episode that went up on Ustream, the Major Spoilers site, and much more. For those of you who missed it, here is the result. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 14 May 2009
SIZE: 55.7 MB
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MSP#97: Let's do the time warp podcast

In this issue: The Merc With A Mouth Becomes The Merc With A Movie... Mysteries, Wrapped In Enigmas, Within Quandaries, surrounded by bacon and deep-fried for Tempura... Men In Jodhpurs and Men In Masks, Working Together for a Better Tomorrow. Plus! The redhead wasn't thrown off a bridge throws down with the the brunette who didn't turn into a giant bug! Wolverine and Ripclaw: If They Touch, Will The Universes Collapse? And The Return of Tainted Rice... NEWS Doc Savage and The Spirit? LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Fusion #1 (of 3) Starring Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Avengers/Thunderbolts (W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they’re drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath). Matthew MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #15 (RES) story MICHAEL ALLRED art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED “MISTER GRINNING SOUL!” A crazed cel phone salesman is being compelled to kill by some unseen force. Frank “Madman” Einstein and his groovy pals, the Atomics, receive “the call” to stop the horror. Stephen Unknown #1 Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Minck Oosterveer She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world’s most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she’s never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid in the vein of RUSE with international superstar Minck Oosterveer. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Superman and Spider-Man have each had their share of love interests over the years, but two have captured their hearts. This week, we toss Lois Lane and Mary Jane Watson into the ring and have them fight for the love and affection of their big beaus. Of course this would be pre-One More Day for Mary Jane and pre-New Krypton for Lois, but you get the idea... FIGHT! A) Lois Lane B) Mary Jane Watson VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called "Specials") born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski's own Joe's Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 10 May 2009
SIZE: 48.2 MB
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MSP#96: The Bonus Podcast

In this issue: TOM WELLING PRIME PUNCH!! More meatloaf, more meatloaf, more meatloaf! Hot chicks in armored bikinis! Plus: A podcast where apes evolved from men? The Mayor is back in harness, but where's Michael J. Fox? And two guys from the sixties fight it out to see who's hairpiece is supreme... Come with me, and you'll be in our world of pure imagination, where the snozzberries taste like snozzberries, no wangdoodles come to scoop you up and eat you, and you can't go backwards... got to go forwards to go back. Better to press on... NEWS Connor Kent Returns LINKAGE Meet the New Thor and Batgirl LINKAGE and LINKAGE E-MAIL BAG Mark Smith, creator of the New Brighton Archeological Society writes in. REVIEWS Rodrigo Witchblade Annual 2009 (W) Jay Faerber, Joshua Cozine, Joe Henderson        (A) Eric Basaldua, Sheldon Mitchell      (Cov) Eric Basaldua, Sami Basri Presenting the first ever Witchblade Annual issue, complete with a new, original self-contained story by writer Jay Faerber and artist Eric Basaluda. Includes a second bonus story! Beautiful women all over the city are killing men they don't even know, and then claiming they don't even remember the events. When Sara and partner Gleason are assigned to investigate the case, they're thrown head-first into the dangerous and deadly world of... plastic surgery? Plus an additional story featuring Ian Nottingham by newcomers Joshua Cozine & Joe Henderson, and artist Sheldon Mitchell (Freshmen Summer Special). Matthew Ex Machina #41 Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Tony Harris and Jim Clark; Cover by Tony Harris It's the beginning of a new storyline – one that will finally reveal the true source of the Great Machine's strange powers! As New Year's Eve approaches, Mayor Mitchell Hundred makes a shocking announcement while the retired Super Hero's past returns to haunt Times Square. Stephen The Literals #1 (of 3) Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges ; Art by Mark Buckingham and Andrew Pepoy ; Cover by Mark Buckingham Part 3 of "The Great Fables Crossover"! If you're a reader of JACK OF FABLES, then you're familiar with The Literals – an extended family of characters who literally embody literary notions. It's also very possible that one of The Literals may have created all of the Fables plus the universe in which they reside, unbeknownst to our beloved Fables. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Television Icons square off in this installment of the Major Spoilers Poooooolllll of the Week! Offered up by loyal Major Spoilerite Lifeisaglitch, this week we send into the ring two classic and beloved actors; Adam West, best known for his role as Batman in the 1960’s television series, and William Shatner, who has already been the target of our poll in the past (yeah, get your mind out of the gutter). Two will enter, one will leave. Who will it be? FIGHT! A) Adam West B) William Shatner VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Skye Asks: I think it could be interesting to have a discussion about comic book subscriptions. I can see several facets: The different ways you can get a subscriptions - pull lists, direct subscriptions, dcbs and other online services. The ways the various publishers offer subscriptions. The effect on comic shops. How popular are they? How timely are they - I sometimes get issues 3-4 weeks after they have been officially released from Marvel but usually 1-2 weeks after release. DC (although I think DC subscriptions are a third party) is always about 4 weeks after release. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 06 May 2009
SIZE: 46.1 MB
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MSP#95: Atomic Robo 3.1 Cover to Cover with Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew welcome Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener to the show to to a cover to cover discussion of Atomic Robo volume 3, number 1. Depicting the adventures of the eponymous fictional character created by 8-Bit Theater writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener, Atomic Robo began as a six issue mini-series published by Red 5 Comics starting in October 2007. It was nominated in the “Best Limited Series” category of the 2008 Eisner Awards. The first six issues of the series have been collected as Atomic Robo Volume 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne. Atomic Robo Volume 2: Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War was released as a trade paperback in February 18, 2009. The third series Atomic Robo Volume 3: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time, is out now. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 02 May 2009
SIZE: 32.1 MB
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MSP#94: The Word Association Game Podcast

This issue: Oh, Dear God! What Have We Done!? Matthew thinks it is a good idea for the MSP Crew to play a word association game. Yes, that's right, you, Dear Listener, are going to dive into the messed up minds of the hosts of this show. How does it work? 1) Matthew must win 2) Calvinball Connect the two, in this bonus Major Spoilers Podcast. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 29 Apr 2009
SIZE: 55.0 MB
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MSP#93: The League of Extra Ordinary Podcasters

Featuring, in this issue: Everything from merchandise to chicken fills you up this issue, and for dessert, a sampling of one Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. NEWS Marvel Teams with Walgreens LINKAGE E-MAIL BAG The Major Spoilers Crew featured in a RPG Maker 2000 Game, and James wants the crew to talk about darkness in comics. That's darkness, not THE Darkness. Also, James wants Matthew to record a wrestling episode or two, to which Stephen responds with a challenge. REVIEWS Rodrigo Sword of My Mouth #1 Jim Munroe (w) Shannon Gerard (a) If Ella didn't have her baby, she'd go crazy from the loneliness. But she might still go crazy from the guilt, because the baby isn't quite right. The world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. An all-new, six-issue story continuing on from the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent! Matthew Mighty Avengers #24 COVER BY: KHOI PHAM WRITER: DAN SLOTT PENCILS: RAFA SANDOVAL INKS: DANNY MIKI COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR CHASING GHOSTS" The SCARLET WITCH is back and her brother wants answers! Join QUICKSILVER as he races around the globe, hunting down the MIGHTY AVENGERS! Plus, what's HANK PYM'S problem with MR. FANTASTIC? And what does NORMAN OSBORN have in store for Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Guest starring QUICKSILVER, and featuring appearances by the YOUNG AVENGERS and the FANTASTIC FOUR. Rated A …$2.99 Stephen Jack of Fables #33 Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham; Art by Russ Braun and Jose Marzan Jr.; Cover by Brian Bolland Part 2 of "The Great Fables Crossover"! This is the opening salvo in what will come to be known around the world as "The Great Fables Crossover" (except for that one issue of FABLES that comes out the previous week that actually starts it, but who gives a crap?). You know, everyone is always saying, "Hey, we want to see Jack get his ass kicked." And since this is a crossover, there could be all kinds of people who might be kicking Jack's ass. But it'll probably only involve the one person you're thinking would do something like that. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Yeah, we’re being a little weird this week. Why would we have a Major Spoilers Poll of the Week about fried chicken? Everyone knows you don’t read comics and eat fried chicken at the same time… duh… It’s all in good fun, and just might help us in marketing Major Spoilers. (but really, it’s all about the fun) So, which is it Major Spoiler Legion? KFC or Popeye’s? A) KFC B) Popeye's VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review League of Extraordinary Gentlemen From the Wiki According to Moore, the initial concept behind the series was initially a “Justice League of Victorian England” but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world. Says Moore: “The planet of the imagination is as old as we are. It has been humanity’s constant companion with all of its fictional locations, like Mount Olympus and the gods, and since we first came down from the trees, basically. It seems very important, otherwise, we wouldn’t have it.”[1] Moore and O’Neill have revealed that they plan to map out many different eras in the League series with Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray being the two constants. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 22 Apr 2009
SIZE: 51.5 MB
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MSP#92: The GCPcast (That's the Gotham City Podcast to You Citizen)

Featuring, in this issue: Beauties and Beasties and Big Bad Wolves! Faceless Fellows Furiously Fighting! Someone's Son Seems Superhuman! Plus: Kidnappings, Outings, and Crime, oh my! Half-sister Christian, oh, the time has come! Comfortable surfaces for your pet rodent! SKAAR... IS COMING. And: LOBSTER STICKS TO MAGNET!! KOWA KOWA!! You don't drink, you don't smoke, what do you do? Subtle innuendo follows, there must be something inside... Settle in, grab a frosty beverage to wash down your hamburger (the CORNERSTONE of every nutritious breakfast) and get ready for the good, the bald, and the wonderful personality. We're gonna totally blow your mind, duuuude... NEWS SKAAR IS COMING! LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Runaways #7 COVER BY: HUMBERTO RAMOS WRITER: TERRY MOORE PENCILS: TAKESHI MIYAZAWA INKS: TAKESHI MIYAZAWA LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA The spookiest Runaways tale ever starts here! The Val Rhymin subplot has been brewing since issue one and peeks here! Chase’s boss is not what he seems! Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) welcomes former RUNAWAYS artist Takeshi Miyazawa aboard for this creepy tale of magic and mayhem! Rated T+ …$2.99 Matthew DYNAMO 5 #21 story JAY FAERBER, art MAHMUD A. ASRAR, YILDIRAY CINAR, & RON RILEY, cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY 32 PAGES, FC, $3.50 Visionary’s going on his first date! And it’s with that cute Firebird, too. But you know what happens when two super-heroes try to take a night off, don’t you…? The answer may surprise you! Stephen Fables #83?Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges; Art by Mark Buckingham and Andrew Pepoy ; Cover by Joao Ruas Part 1 of "The Great Fables Crossover"! Thrill! To the adventures of your favorite Fables as they fight for their very existence in the greatest Fables epic yet! Shudder! To the danger as all of existence is about to be wiped out with the stroke of a pen! Featuring Brazilian newcomer Joao Ruas, who brings his exquisite style and elegance as our new cover artist! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Watching the Watchmen and Their Counterparts We’re almost done with the battle between the Watchmen and the characters that inspired them. This week it’s a battle of the faceless ones as The Question takes on Rorschach. A)The Question B)Rorschach VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Gotham Central From Amazon The first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series is collected in hardcover for the first time! Written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, 52), this series pitted the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself. This volume collects two cases of the Gotham Special Crimes Unit. In the first, a cop is killed by Mister Freeze, and the squad is in a race against time to bring him in without the help of the Dark Knight. In the second story–the acclaimed, award-winning “Half a Life”–Detective Renee Montoya is outed as a lesbian and finds her work environment and personal life turned upside down. Things only become more complicated when she’s kidnapped by Two-Face. This debut volume features an introduction by acclaimed mystery author Lawrence Block. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 18 Apr 2009
SIZE: 29.1 MB
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MSP#91: Magic the Gathering Podcast

This issue: Rodrigo talks all about Magic the Gathering, and gets Stephen hooked on the card game that has been around for over 15 years. Magic: The Gathering (colloquially "Magic", "MTG", or "Magic Cards") is a collectible card game created by mathematics professor Richard Garfield and introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic is the first example of the modern collectible card game genre and still thrives today, with an estimated six million players in over seventy countries.[3] Magic can be played by two or more players each using a deck of printed cards or a deck of virtual cards through the Internet-based Magic: The Gathering Online or third-party programs. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 15 Apr 2009
SIZE: 46.8 MB
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MSP#90: After the Weasel War of 1149 Podcast

In this week's issue: Could Benton's boy be on his way to the screen? Have YOU ever heard a sound like the Rubber Band Man? And, does anybody REALLY want to know what goes in inside Matthew's big rubbery head? Plus: WHY not to wait for the trade! HOW to cover your pectoral regions and look good doin' it! WHERE can I get a painting that does my aging for me? WHO let that rhinocerous on this bus? All this, and Mrs. Frisby slaps down an injunction, as episode ninety leaps off the starting line, burns rubber through the chicane, leaps across the median, and into your hearts and minds... El podcast de los Alerones Principal está en el aire! NEWS Do You Want to See a Jonny Quest Movie? LINKAGE EMAILS Listeners write in to ask about Major Spoilers Comic Books, and what the Major Spoilers Crew thinks of "waiting for the trade". REVIEWS Rodrigo UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL # 2 The Story: Emma Frost has never been a simple person, nor has she had a simple past. The Hellfire Club. The Hellions. Generation X. Genosha. But you haven’t seen it all. Did you know about her history with Namor? With Tony Stark? With Norman Osborn? The X-Men have often operated on the outside of the Marvel Universe; that stops now and in this annual. Do not Rated T+ …$3.99 Matthew Green Lantern #39 Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion; Cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert; Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari "Agent Orange" Part 1 and featuring an "Origins and Omens" backup tale! As the orange light of avarice erupts in violence within the Vega System, the secrets of the Guardians' pact with the criminals of the universe that has kept the Vega System off limits is revealed. Hal Jordan comes face to face with the mysterious and immensely powerful Agent Orange in a bizarre confrontation. Stephen Grimm Fairy Tales #37 Writer: Dan Wickline Pencils: Alex Machain Who really wants to live forever? In the twisted style you've come to expect, Grimm Fairy Tales present Dorian Gray. Rockstar Don and his beautiful wife Stephanie seemed to have everything, success, love and…immortality. Like Dorian Gray years before him, Don’s life is forever young thanks to a mysterious portrait that hangs over his fireplace. But immortality is not the gift you might think as grief grips Don as those around him pass away over time. Again, the mysterious Belinda works her warped magic, sharing the secrets of the strange painting with Don and sending the story spiraling toward its heartbreakingly deadly conclusion. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Back by popular demand, it’s the battle of the stretchy people. Last time it was Ralph Dibny vs. Reed Richards, this week we pit Plastic Man with the crazy, mind warping, girl loving Elastic Lad! A)Plastic Man B)Elastic Lad VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Story and Art by David Petersen From the Wiki The story focuses on a colony of intelligent mice, who live in a medieval era, paralleling the same age in human history, though in their world there are no humans. “The mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world’s harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed. After persevering against a weasel warlord in the winter war of 1149, the territories are no longer as troubled. True, the day to day dangers exist, but no longer are the Guard soldiers, instead they are escorts, pathfinders, weather watchers, scouts and body guards for the mice who live among the territories. Many skills are necessary for the guard to keep the borders safe. They must find new safeways and paths from village to village, lead shipments of goods from one town to another and, in case of attack, guard against all evil and harm to their territories.” They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders; rather, they are guides for the common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another. The Guard patrols borders, finds safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watches weather patterns, and keeps the mouse territories free of predators. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 11 Apr 2009
SIZE: 16.6 MB
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MSP#90: Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook 2

This issue: Rodrigo has the latest Player's Handbook for the fourth version of Dungeons and Dragons, and explains all the new additions to the game. New classes, races, and other options for your D&D(R) game. This book builds on the array of classes and races presented in the first Player's Handbook(R), adding both old favorites and new, never-before-seen options to the game. The book adds a new power source for 4th Edition D&D; classes using the new primal power source include the barbarian and the druid. Player's Handbook 2 expands the range of options available to D&D players with new classes, races, powers, and other material. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 08 Apr 2009
SIZE: 65.8 MB
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MSP#88: We're Having an Identity Crisis Podcast

This issue: There's a new nightmare in town, but at least he didn't kill Kitty Genovese. Logan suffers from a premature release. The Bartons ain't the Bartons anymore. Plus: A League with in a League? Controversy among the Spoilerites? Dogs playing poker? Also, two guys get a restraining order from one 'Eel O'Brien' on this, the 88th consecutive string of running jokes and pop culture detritus (Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?) The Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air!! NEWS Controversial DCU Cover LINKAGE EMAILS Listener Hermit wants to know what the Major Spoilers Crew thinks of the leaked Wolverine movie. REVIEWS Rodrigo Astonishing Tales #3 COVER BY: KENNETH ROCAFORT WRITER: C. B. CEBULSKI DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY JONATHON GREEN JONATHAN HICKMAN PENCILS: KENNETH ROCAFORT LOU KANG NICHOLAS PITARRA FIONA STAPLES COLORED BY: IRO BOT LETTERED BY: TROY PETERI Marvel’s premiere all-new anthology continues as WOLVERINE & PUNISHER go toe-to-toe with the deadly Viper on the streets of Madripoor! Meanwhile, in the future, IRON MAN 2020 has problems of his own as his new energy-efficient air transport gets blasted by the mysterious Commodore Q! SUNSPOT and CANNONBALL continue their moviemaking mayhem in MOJOWORLD! And Jonathan Green (Anita Blake: The First Death) and the incredible Fiona Staples give us an untold tale of Spider-Woman’s past…and some of California’s most horrible vampires! Rated T+ …$3.99 Matthew New Avengers: The Reunion #2 The Story: Written by JIM MCCANN Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ Cover by JO CHEN Ronin & Mockingbird have found each other again, but they might be wishing they hadn't! There's a ticking time bomb out there and these two are going to have to either set aside their issues or duke it out before an entire city goes "BOOM!" Odds are there'll be a fight! Plus, what secret has Bobbi been carrying with her since BEFORE the Skrulls abducted her? Find out here as THE REUNION continues! Rated A …$3.99 Stephen The Mighty #3 Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne; Art by Peter Snejbjerg; Cover by Dave Johnson Alpha One may be the most powerful being on the face of the planet, but emotionally, he's vulnerable – and he needs a friend he can trust. His ally Gabriel Cole, who has just officially taken command of Section Omega, is becoming that friend. But neither man knows the danger they tempt by inviting each other into their homes. And what amazing secrets are hidden in Alpha One's underground headquarters? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Stretch ‘em out and they’ll always return to their natural shape, that is unless you stretch the stuff too far thus breaking its point of elasticity. This week, we return to the battle of the big two, this time with Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four, taking on the Elongated Man from the Justice League. Who wins the battle of the stretch, and who winds up a puddle of goo in the middle of the ring? A) Mr. Fantastic B) Elongated Man VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Identity Crisis Written by Brad Meltzer; Art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; Covers by Morales and Bair and Michael Turner When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 04 Apr 2009
SIZE: 55.5 MB
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MSP#87: JM DeMatteis Interview and Listener Feedback Special

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew dives into the Major Spoilers Mailbag to respond to listener e-mail, and hop on the Major Spoilers Hotline to answer some of the many messages they've received. Then Stephen chats with writer JM DeMatteis about his new work, The Life and Times of Saviour 28, being the Editor in Chief of Ardden Entertainment, and writing Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon series for Cartoon Network. Following that, the crew returns to give their spoiler filled review the Life and Times of Savior 28. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 01 Apr 2009
SIZE: 59.3 MB
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MSP#86: The Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before Podcast

This issue: Planet ComiCon, hot girls in wheelchairs, Batman or clones, or possibly both. Plus: Ye can't mix Life and Anti-Life...And also Comics: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Spoilerprise, it's two year and counting mission, to review strange new comics, to seek out new stories and new takes on old stories. To boldly split infinitives that no man has split before! And Scott Johnson... NEWS Star Wars the Clone Wars and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Return for Another Season LINKAGE EMAILS Listener Greg wants to know if the Major Spoilers Crew made it to the Kansas City Planet ComiCon or not. REVIEWS Rodrigo Cars: The Rookie #1 Written by Alan J. Porter Drawn by Albert Carreres SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $2.99 Diamond Code: JAN094067 Cars fans, start your engines! Before the big Dinoco 400 race, rookie sensation Lightning McQueen is interviewed by Darrel Cartrip. Full of braggadocio, McQueen reveals his scrappy origins as “Bulldozer” McQueen–a local short track racer who dreams of the big time…and recklessly plows his way through the competition to get there! Matthew Nova #23 COVER BY: DANIEL ACUNA WRITER: DAN ABNETT ANDY LANNING PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES INKS: SCOTT HANNA COLORED BY: GURU-EFX LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT War of Kings brings a new status quo...and a new penciler Andrea DiVito (Annihilation)! Who is the new Protector of the Universe? Stripped of his Nova powers and facing death, Rich Rider must stop the Worldmind’s plans before it’s too late. But he needs power to do it, which may come from a source that will change his very identity! It’s another unpredictable episode of the comic Ain’t It Cool News calls “awesomely jaw-droppingly cool stuff.” Rated T+ …$2.99 Stephen Oracle: The Cure #1 Written by Kevin VanHook; Art by Don Kramer and Jay Leisten; Cover by Guillem March Part 1 of 3-part story that will change the life of Oracle forever! Barbara Gordon, after disbanding the Birds of Prey, returns to Gotham City as a recluse only to lose herself to her Oracle identity entirely. But when the evil Calculator seeks the remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to save the life of his daughter, Oracle will be caught in the crossfire, and Barbara Gordon will pay the ultimate price! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Short and simple, Star Wars or Star Trek? A) Star Trek B) Star Wars VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Star Trek Scott Johnson from ExtraLife (www.myextralife.com) joins the Major Spoilers Crew this week to discuss all things Star Trek. In light of the upcoming movie franchise reboot, and Nerdtacular III, the panel waxes poetically about the best and the worst Star Trek has to offer, while Stephen loses all Trek-cred he has by saying he liked Enterprise over all the other series. It only gets better from there, in this lively discussion. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 28 Mar 2009
SIZE: 38.2 MB
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MSP#85: Comic Book Marketing 101

In this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast, Stephen sits down with Chip Mosher, Marketing and Sales Director of Boom! Studios, and Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, to discuss marketing small and independent comic books. Anyone who yearns to become a successful publisher or creator of a popular comic series needs to listen to Comic Book Marketing 101. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 25 Mar 2009
SIZE: 52.6 MB
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MSP#84: The New Brighton Archeological Society Podcast

The Wheel of Morality will turn,turn,turn, and we'll think of something funny to say about wherever it stops... theoretically, anyway. Johnny's got his gun, and he's lookin' for Keanu. Bulletproof girls still like to play headgames. Plus: Is it #1 or #401? The Lion, the Witch, and the pyramids at Giza! And Rodrigo says It's time to get things started... (Why won't you get things started?) on the most sensational, inspirationational, spoiletational, majorational... NEWS Green Lantern Begins Shooting in September LINKAGE EMAILS Listener Gaumer wants to know what the MSP Crew thinks of comic book renumbering, which leads to Stephen ranting about the guy behind the counter at the local comic book shop. REVIEWS Rodrigo Muppet Show #1 Written by Roger Langridge Drawn by Roger Langridge SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99 The incomparable Roger Langridge (FRED THE CLOWN) brings his absurdist humor to THE MUPPET SHOW stage! Longing for the swamp, Kermit forlornly plucks his banjo, while Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the entire gang tries to jolly him out of his funk. Packed full of madcap skits and gags, THE MUPPET SHOW is sure to please old and new fans alike. Matthew Hellblazer #253 Written by Peter Milligan; Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini; Cover by Lee Bermejo Confronting the demons of one's past should be familiar ground for John Constantine. But some vicious memories are so horrible and buried so deep that digging them up could leave no one to pick up the pieces. Stephen Supergirl #39 Written by Sterling Gates; Art by Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne; Cover by Joshua Middleton "Who is Superwoman?" part 3! Supergirl continues her manhunt for Reactron, determined to bring him to justice for the heinous crimes he committed in "New Krypton"! Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Inspector Mike Henderson investigate the appearance of a dead body in Metropolis Harbor. Whose body is it and what could it have to do with the new Woman of Steel? Find out as the big mystery of 2009 continues! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week it is a battle of the three apple high creatures that constantly foil their full sized foe. Who will win the battle between the blue Peyo creations, the Smurfs, and the Belgian knock-offs the Snorks? A) Smurfs B) Snorks VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION New Brighton Archeological Society Out of the ashes of misfortune will rise the next generation of great adventurers! After their parents are lost on an archeological expedition, four children begin to unlock the secrets of their parents’ mysterious lives, discovering a hidden world of mystical artifacts, mythical creatures, and arcane knowledge. Soon they find themselves drawn into a conflict over a great library that has kept two kingdoms at war for centuries, the children must save an enchanted forest, the birthplace of magic itself. Join us as these children become the latest members of the fabled New Brighton Archeological Society, and take their first steps towards their true destiny! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 18 Mar 2009
SIZE: 52.0 MB
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MSP#83: The Adaptation Podcast

In this issue, Peter Coogan returns, and we tackle adaptations... Super Bat and Man-Man make their way to the screen... Felicity and her friends deflect bullets with their wrists... Plus: What went wrong with Denny Colt? Big eyed robots slay each other for your love. And the DEAD LIVE!!!  All this and much, much less, with a side of fries, and free cheese log with every fill up... NEWS Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Next DC Animated Movie LINKAGE EMAILS Listener Bruce writes in to let listeners know of an upcoming Dark Crystal showing in Denver. REVIEWS Rodrigo and Stephen Wonder Woman Animated Movie Warner Home Video On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud strong warrior race of Amazon Women live in a utopian civilization shielded from the corrupt world of man. But a betrayal within the Amazon sisterhood leads to the escape of Ares, the God of War, and Amazon Princess Diana must capture him before he unleashes global chaos and destruction. With the aid of cocky fighter pilot Steve Trevor, Diana tracks Ares to the United States for a battle unlike any humankind has ever faced. Matthew HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD #2 Created by STEVE PUGH and WARREN ELLIS Based on a story by WARREN ELLIS Writer and Illustrator STEVE PUGH Letterer STEVE PUGH Alice wakes with a broken nose and a surly house guest. As more city blocks fall to the rioters, a murdered man staggers into Police City Central and discovers his death was only the start of the worst day of his life. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Robot Wars Returns! This time we place lovable robot sidekicks in the ring to see who kicks ass, and who gets a big “awwww...wook how cute dat widdle wobot is” from the audience. A) R2D2 - Star Wars B) Bubo - Clash of the Titans VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Adaptations This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew welcomes Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comic Studies to talk about adaptations in all their forms. From Watchmen to Classics Illustrated and even adaptations from film to comics, what works and what doesn’t, is up for grabs during the show. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 11 Mar 2009
SIZE: 61.6 MB
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MSP#82: The Dark Crystal Podcast

In this issue: Muppets, muppets, muppets! Zombies, zombies, zombies! Stephen says "Holy crap!" Rodrigo says "Why is this alien illeterate?" and Matthew just hums Paul McCartney tunes under his breath. Plus: pink pleather bikinis! The buying habits of of the North American comics fan! And two crazy mofos with big guns vy for your affections, and a teenage mutant ninja secretary is in the house, and she ain't bringing you your coffee, bucky.   When single shines the triple sun, What was sundered and undone The line between them was never so real, So have some beans at every meal. The Major Spoiler Podcast is on the air. NEWS Any Initial Watchmen Reactions? LINKAGE Saturn Girl Hero History LINKAGE EMAILS Listener David. writes in to tell us why comic companies should die. REVIEWS Rodrigo SUPER ZOMBIES #1 Writer: Marc Guggenheim and Vince Gonzales Penciller: Mel Rubi In a world filled with super-heroes, one man stands apart, Neuron, once known as Bernard Jaeger, the man responsible for saving the world, most particularly from the KHR SYNDROME. But it was this very plague which began to change the world forever, filling its population of super heroes with a deadly new hunger - a hunger for human flesh! Matthew Dynamo 5 #20 story JAY FAERBER, art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY CHANGE IS COMING! It’s Valentine’s Day, but the members of Dynamo 5 don’t have time to deal with their own love lives. Instead, they have to stop a feuding super-villain couple from destroying Tower City! Stephen Executive Assistant: Iris #0 (Aspen Comics) Created by David Wohl, Brad Foxhoven & Michael Turner Written by David Wohl Art by Eduardo Francisco Colors by John Starr Cover by Talent Caldwell Secretary. Bodyguard. Assassin. The Executive Assistant is all of the above rolled into one. She's meticulous, ruthlessly efficient and completely loyal to her employer. But... In the high-stakes web of corporate wealth and power, one young woman, Iris, must decide between her duty -- and her conscience. When Iris' employer, Mr. Ching, decides to settle a dispute between himself and a deceitful Russian businessman--out of the pleasantries of the conference room, she is given the order to 'force' a compromise. However, when the deadly realities of her obligations remind her of the tragic horrors of her past, Iris begins to question everything around her! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Who killed Edward Blake? It just might be Peacemaker, the character that inspired the Alan Moore Watchmen character. Let's throw them both in the ring and see who emerges victorious. A)Peacemaker B)The Comedian VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION The Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal is a cult 1982 fantasy film directed by puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, creators of The Muppet Show. Although still marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than previous material created by them. Characters for which they are famous do not appear, but some of the same performers are used. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking at the time. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive faeriedwarf designs. Froud also cooberated with Jim Henson and Frank Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth which was notably more light-hearted than The Dark Crystal. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Mar 2009
SIZE: 70.5 MB
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MSP#81: The Watchmen Podcast

In this issue: The Man of Steel on the auction block! The Commander In Chief takes over the industry! Wee Hughie oversteps his bounds! Plus: Deadshot's in your house, shootin' up your targets! I can has Silk Spectre? Chiana has invisible space blasters! And, Stephen Ignatius Schleicher is a rotten ol' somepin somepin, and all sorts o' mean nasty stuff, with 25 8 by 10 color glossy photographs with the circles and the arrows and the paragraph on the back describin' each one! So, when the chorus comes around, everybody sing together... with feelin'... NEWS Action Comics #1 Unrestored 6.0 up for auction LINKAGE Barack Obama on the cover of almost all comic books these days Suicide Squad: The Movie LINKAGE EMAILS Listener Thomas, CA. writes in to tell us he's become a comic nerd. ONEOFUS!ONEOFUS!ONEOFUS! REVIEWS Rodrigo FARSCAPE #3 (Boom! Studios) Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido Drawn by Tommy Patterson TV’s science fiction masterpiece FARSCAPE returns! Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon continues his creation in comic-book form right where the PEACEKEEPER WARS left off! Things aren’t looking good for the crew of Moya as Crichton and Aeryn are imprisoned on Hyneria. But don’t worry! Their last, best hope is… Rygel?! Matthew Justice League of America #30 Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes Featuring an "Origins and Omens" backup story! Can the entire combined might of the Justice League of Amercia and Dr. Light stand up to the cosmic entity known as Starbreaker as he continues consuming the sun? Could this be another Final Night for the DC Universe? Stephen The Boys #28 (Dynamite Entertainment) Covers: Darick Robertson and Dave Gibbons Writer: Garth Ennis Penciller/Inker: Darick Robertson/John Higgins Colorist: Tony Avila Butcher has warned Hughie to quit his undercover activities, so what's he doing at Silver Kincaid's memorial service? Godolkin oversteps the mark, MM stumbles onto something dreadful, and- much to her delight- the Female gets to follow Frenchie into action. And one of the G-Wiz kids gets an offer he can't refuse, as the stage is set for a face-off of cataclysmic proportions- in WE GOTTA GO NOW, part six. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Once again, it’s all about Matthew. This week were pitting Matthew’s two favorite comic book characters of all time against one another in an arena of death. On the Marvel side we have Mimic, once a member of the X-Men, he has the ability to copy peoples skills at will. On the DC side we present Blok, the stoic stone hero from the Legion of Super-Heroes. FIGHT!?A) Mimic B) Blok VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Watchmen Moore used the story as a means to reflect contemporary anxieties and to deconstruct the superhero concept. Watchmen takes place in an alternate history United States where the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, freelance costumed vigilantes have been outlawed and most costumed superheroes are in retirement or working for the government. The story focuses on the personal development and struggles of the protagonists as an investigation into the murder of a government sponsored superhero pulls them out of retirement and eventually leads them to confront a plot by one of their own to stave off nuclear war by killing millions of innocent people. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2009
SIZE: 68.3 MB
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MSP#80: The Fan Film

In this week's issue, we do what we do what we do... Rodrigo doesn't see the point in voting for a lesser evil... Steve knows what evil lurks in the heart's of fanboys (but not much else...) Matthew is smitten times two, but will they kiss? Plus: Doctor Peter Coogan returns for an analysis of why the other geeks are all better than you (and by you, I mean Stephen) and why they do that voodoo that they do so very well. Also, we wanna hear what you wanna hear! plus: matthew delves into poetry. NEWS Major Spoilers Podcast One Year Old! What do you want to hear in 2009? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com REVIEWS Rodrigo CTHULHU TALES #12 (BOOM! Studios) Written by Jeff Lester, William Messner-Loebs Drawn by Jeremy Rock, Chee The NECRONOMICON team of William Messner-Loebs and Andrew Ritchie return for Arkham SVU! That’s Spectral Victims Unit, in case you didn’t know. Cover artist Shane Oakley writes up a story of the sea and one strange child in Whistle For the Deep! Matthew New Exiles #18 COVER BY: TIM SEELEY WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT PENCILS: TIM SEELEY INKS: TIM SEELEY COLORED BY: WIL QUINTANA LETTERED BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI THE STORY: FINAL ISSUE! They WERE the New Exiles…but after last issue’s shocking ending and a loss that will tear them apart, how can our heroes possibly continue? The answers await you here, true believers, along with clues as to what the future holds for our favorite dimension jumpers! Join X-Maestro Chris Claremont for a bittersweet chapter we can only call “BEGIN ANEW”! Stephen Tangent: Superman's Reign #12 Written by Dan Jurgens Art by Carlos Magno and Julio Ferreira Cover by Dan Jurgens and Will Conrad The duel universe-spanning epic concludes as the Justice League of America attempts to rally against Tangent Superman. It all comes down to one last-ditch effort as all hope remains with one lone individual. Who's this being, and what's their relationship to the Man of Telekinesis? And what will become of the Tangent Universe? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Everyone knows it’s all about Matthew, as listeners and readers hang on to his every word. In two recent MSP episodes, Matthew proclaimed his love for Romona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim series and Monique from the web comic Sinfest. As there can only be one - who is going to win? It’s a cartoon cat-fight in this week’s Major Spoilers Poll of the Week! FIGHT!?A) Ramona Flowers B) Monique VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Fan Films Who would swing off a six-story building for a homemade Spider-Man movie? Why would newlyweds spend $20,000 on a Star Wars film from which they can never profit? How did three nobodies blow Steven Spielberg’s mind with an Indiana Jones flick they made as teens in the Eighties? They’re all part of the Fan Film revolution–an underground movement where backyard filmmakers are breaking the law to create unauthorized movies starring Batman, James Bond, Captain Kirk, Harry Potter and other classic characters. Regular people are making movies that the fans want to see–and which copyrights and common sense would never allow. Joining in the discussion this week is Dr. Peter Coogan and Clive Young. Dr. Peter M. Coogan writes about comics, is the director of the Institute for Comics Studies and co-founder and co-chair of the Comic Arts Conference, which runs during the San Diego Comic-Con International and San Francisco WonderCon. Clive Young is the senior editor of Pro Sound News, and is a regular contributor to MTV to Go, Videography magazine, VH1.com, iPodlounge.com and many more. His latest book, Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind the Camera hit bookstores in November 2008, and he joins us on the show this week, welcome to the show Clive Young. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 18 Feb 2009
SIZE: 63.7 MB
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MSP#79: Yaaaay! Scott Pilgrim Saves the Podcast

In this issue, the last son of Gallifrey gets animated, British superheroes cross the Atlantic, there can be only one! My love for you is like a truck... BERZERKER! Plus: Ragnarok and roll is here to stay, the goddamn Riddler's got to go, two ladies in tiny costume go head to head...Plus: McLovin WINS! And evil exes doesn't always mean boyfriends, jadies and lentilmen. Remember to keep your head and arms inside the mixer at all times, put on your safety goggles and PREPARE to REPAIR... The Major Spoilers podcast is air NEWS Anime Doctor Who reactions LINKAGE goddamn Riddler LINKAGE No Heroics Comes to ABC LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Berserker #0 (Top Cow)?(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown Jump on board the new comic series produced by “Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia and his DiVide Pictures partner, Russ Cundiff. Created by screenwriter Rick Loverd, Berserker combines elements of superheroes with Norse mythology and weaves in the very human themes of self-worth, courage and determination. Throw in some bone-crushing violence and punch-in-the-mouth action and you’ve got a recipe for a great Top Cow book! Matthew Avengers: The Initiative #21 COVER BY: HUMBERTO RAMOS WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS COLORED BY: STUDIO F - EDGAR DELGADO LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA THE INITIATIVE DISASSEMBLED begins here! The Fifty State Initiative stands revealed as a Skrull plot. Key personnel have left Camp Hammond, never to return. And that's the least of the shocking fallout from Secret Invasion. Is there a future for our heroes? It could be a moot question when the mad clone of Thor, last seen in CIVIL WAR, is revived and turned loose on Stamford! This is no idle hype, True Believer--after this story, the Initiative will never be the same! Stephen HIGHLANDER ORIGINS: KURGAN #2 (OF 2) (Dynamite Entertainment) Writer: Brandon Jerwa Penciller: Carlos Rafael Covers: Carlos Rafael(50%) and Carlos Rafael (50%) Colorist: Carlos Lopez Highlander mastermind Brand Jerwa returns to the mythos with a special 2 issue mini-series event telling the origin of the barbaric Kurgan for the first time ever! Joined by artist Carlos Rafael - who also provides two incredible covers -- Highlander ORIGINS: KURGAN #2 (OF 2) is the definitive tale of the immortal Kurgan, Connor MacLeod's most deadly foe! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week, we return to the battle between the characters from Alan Moore's Watchmen series, and the original characters that inspired them. This week, it's the battle of the ladies, as Silk Spectre wrestles with... well, there is no direct Charlton character that inspired Silk Spectre, but Alan Moore did say she is a cross between Phantom Lady and Black Canary. So, let's go with Phantom Lady. FIGHT! A) Phantom Lady B) Silk Spectre VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Scott Pilgrim Volumes 1 - 5 The series is about 24-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker, hero, wannabe-rockstar, who is living in Toronto and playing bass in the band "Sex Bob-Omb." He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona V. Flowers, but must defeat her seven "evil ex-boyfriends" in order to date her. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 11 Feb 2009
SIZE: 59.2 MB
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MSP#78: It's a Sinfest Podcast

In this issue: It's a cartoon wonderland, as we seek out braveness, boldity, heroism, and truthiness! Wolverine leads the X-Men (hopefully they don't go into battle in a giant koala pouch!) New York Comicon! The Devil made Slick do it, at least as far as you know. And the Legion of Super-Heroes goes quietly into that good night... Again. NEWS New York Comic Con 2009 Thoughts and Reactions LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Wolverine and the X-Men Cartoon The story starts when the mansion explodes, apparently due to an attack targeted at telepaths, Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey are missing. The X-Men disband and Cyclops begins to suffer from depression. One year later, the MRD (Mutant Response Division) is starting to detain mutants causing Wolverine and Beast to get the X-Men back together. Matthew Legion of Super-Heroes #50 Written by Jim Shooter; Art and cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay It's the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets' Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover! Stephen Batman: The Brave and The Bold Each episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features main character Batman teaming up with other characters from the DC Universe to thwart characters or solve crimes. Beginning usually with a small introduction (in which Batman teams up with one or more heroes different than that of the main story), the show is split into two parts: A small adventure right before the theme song, and the main adventure right after that. The show has no overarching story, instead having most episodes stand alone MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK The New York Comic Con kicked off the 2009 comic book convention season, and was a big success selling out most of the days of the show. With many more conventions ahead of us, this week we as the all important question about you and the con. Will You Attend Any Comic Book Conventions in 2009? A) Yes B) No C) Depends on the Economy. VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Sinfest (www.sinfest.net) The subject matter of Sinfest is often human nature, with particular attention paid to sexuality and religion. Less frequently, the strip will parody popular culture or indulge in political commentary. There are some recurring types of strip, such as “You Had to Be There” (where the reader is not told what the characters are discussing), “Japanese Calligraphy” (where one of the characters transforms over four panels into a kanji ideograph, usually related to the strip in some way.), “Porn Script Readings” (where Monique and Slick read porn star dialogue in deadpan style, except for once where they used flash cards for a Silent Film reading) and “Ninja Theatre” (where the characters take on the roles of heroes and villains in a martial arts movie). Though there is little in the way of overarching story or continuity in Sinfest, the central characters do undergo some development. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2009
SIZE: 58.5 MB
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MSP#77: Sex in Comics

In this issue: $3.99! Too much to pay for a comic... or FAR too much to pay for a comic? The mysterious troubadour revealed! Two men will enter, one man will leave, but both men will make more money than all three of us put together. Also on tap: News you can use, reviews to he'p you choose, the pop culture blues, Deadpool's dancing shoes, ain't go no Tom Cruise, and the dreaded Ess- Ee-Ecks gets dragged out of the backseat of the Yaris and into the light, as we look as Super Happy Adult Fun Time Activities in comic terms. NEWS Are comic prices causing readers to cull their pull lists? Any upcoming comic book/pop culture movies that we’ve mentioned on the site strike your fancy? REVIEWS Rodrigo DEADPOOL #5 COVER BY: JASON PEARSON WRITER: DANIEL WAY PENCILS: CARLO BARBERI “HORROR BIZNESS,” Part 2 (of 2) This is what Deadpool has to resort to, only days after single-handedly saving the entire planet from Skrulls? Oh, that’s right—nobody knows about that…Deadpool didn’t even want this job. But here he is anyway, in some dank corner of Eastern Europe, going toe-to-toe with an undead plastic surgeon and his flesh-eating clientele, contracted by the head of a greasy paramilitary unit to avenge the zombification of the guy’s young, ex-model trophy wife -- and all because Wade’s dead broke. Parental Advisory …$2.99 Matthew Wonder Woman #28 Written by Gail Simone; Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan; Cover by Aaron Lopresti "Rise of the Olympian"part 3 and a "Faces of Evil"issue! The Olympians are on Earth, and they're making their presence felt across the world! The JLA joins forces with Wonder Woman to stop Genocide, but even their combined might isn't enough! And the mysterious power behind The Society is at last revealed! Stephen Batman #685 Written by Paul Dini; Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs ; Cover by Alex Ross A "Faces of Evil"issue starring Catwoman! Continuing from this month's DETECTIVE COMICS #852, Selina Kyle's path of vengeance against Hush knows no bounds! After confronting the man responsible for nearly destroying her life, Selina's wrath propels her into a downward spiral. With Tommy Elliot almost certain to suffer dire consequences, could Catwoman's humanity be next to perish? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK You know what would increase attendance at comic book conventions around the country? Cage matches. Not cage matches with the GLOW or those Octagon fighters, but epic battles between the Editor-in-Chiefs of the comic book publishing world. Since the New York Comic Con is taking place this weekend, and since NYC is the supposed center of the universe, why not kick off these EIC Cage Match Battles with the head honchos from DC and Marvel. A) Joe Quesada B) Dan Didio VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION SEX IN COMICS This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew tackles the subject of Sex in Comics - not sex on comics, because, well, we keep falling off (ba-dum-bum). What do you think of the portrayal of sex in the funny books? What should be allowed, what shouldn’t? How far is too far? What comics feature the best and the worst on the subject? It’s a topic that is deep, and one we’ll attempt to tackle. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2009
SIZE: 27.0 MB
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MSP#76: Final Crisis Crisis

The Major Spoilers Crew breaks down the last issue of DC's Final Crisis in a page by page commentary. Final Crisis #7 Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; Covers by J.G. Jones and Doug Mahnke The dramatic finale to the epic, seven-part saga of the DC multiverse concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity that must be seen to be believed! Can the heroes of 52 Earths save the multiverse? And is the only way to save it, to change it forever? And as the skies bleed, as the walls between universes crumble and fall, the ultimate threat to life makes its presence felt as an evil beyond imagining arrives to claim its prize. Mandrakk the Dark Monitor is coming and the DC Multiverse will never be the same again! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 28 Jan 2009
SIZE: 59.3 MB
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MSP#75: The Marvelous Podcast

This week in Spoilers: Black Lanterns revealed, and people ain't happy... Sexy, sexy, lizard girls on parade... Phil Sheldon loses an eye, but the fun and games ain't over yet... Plus: Is a Robot Hottie a Robottie? Does sleeping with your alternate universe's girlfriend count as cheating? And what WAS the name of the cartoon cat with the garbage can on his head? All this and more, from the elegant Spoilers ballroom, adjacent to the lovely Pump Room, high above Chicago. NEWS Reactions to Martian Manhunter and Kal-L (Earth-2 Superman) outed as two of the Black Lanterns? LINKAGE Tom and Jerry back to the Big Screen LINKAGE ABC to Resurrect V LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Hero Squared: Love & Death #1 (Jan 28, 2009, Boom! Studios) It’s the return of Captain Valor, his parallel-world alter-ego, Milo, and at least one homicidal ex-girlfriend! DeMatteis’ and Giffen’s geeeenius super-hero series Hero Squared is back for a three-issue finale that will leave you gobsmacked! Interested in checking out Hero Squared but never had the chance? Matthew Kick Ass #5 (released Jan 2, Marvel) WRITER: MARK MILLAR PENCILS: JOHN ROMITA JR. Since he put on the green wetsuit and became Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has broken both legs, shattered his back; been run over by a Mercedes, smashed by garbage cans, and clobbered by gangsters; become a YouTube phenomenon and inspired a wave of costumed vigilantes…but none of that can compare to what’s going to happen now that John Genovese knows who he is. The super hero sensation of 2008 continues, courtesy of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Stephen Black Lightning: Year One #2 (Jan 21,2009, DC) Written by Jen Van Meter; Art and cover by Cully Hamner Jefferson Pierce returns to his old stomping grounds – the infamous Suicide Slum of Metropolis – in order to bring some hope to the residents of his downtrodden former neighborhood. He'll quickly learn, though, that a lawless place sometimes requires a lawless vigilante to drag it into the light. Acclaimed writer Jen Van Meter (CINNAMON, OUTSIDERS) and kinetic artist Cully Hamner (BLUE BEETLE, RED) combine forces to retell the electrifying origin of DC's most honorable hero, the bold and brave Justice Leaguer known as Black Lightning! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK This week, the Major Spoilers Poll is taking the Robot Wars to a whole new level by pitting robots who look like real women against one another. In the far corner, it's Jamie Sommers (a.k.a. The Bionic Woman)! She's not all robot, but has the power where it counts. In the near corner, and attractive Fembot that is designed to lure Austin Powers to his death! A) Jamie Sommmers B) Fembots VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Marvels (Marvel) Marvel Comics brings back Busiek and Ross’s fully painted retelling of key moments in the birth of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2009
SIZE: 54.3 MB
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MSP#74: HUSH

Wax on! Wax off! Who watches the Watchmen? All of us! Hush! Hush! Thought I heard it callin’ my name, yeah… The Commander In Chief is the Commander Out of Stock! Fan Feedback! Teen Titans! Nightwing Nocturnal! Witches Without Wardrobe! And this time, it’s personal! NEWS Amazing Spider-Man Barack Obama Cover Sells Out Karate Kid Remake? LINKAGE Watchmen Details Emerge LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Witchblade #123 (W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini wields half of the powerful ancient artifact known as the Witchblade. But now she faces a foe that predates even the mystical gauntlet, confronting a deadly horror that has descended upon Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Could the biblical Angel of Death truly have been unleashed? Meanwhile, the bearer of the other half of the Witchblade, Dani Baptiste, goes to the aid of one of her dance students, but is she being reckless with her power? Matthew Teen Titans #66 Written by Sean McKeever; Art and Cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose Teen guest stars galore! With only four members left, it's time for the Teen Titans to hold a recruitment drive! Who will make the cut, and who will be sent packing? Who will refuse to even show up, and who will bring a boatload of trouble with them? Stephen Nightwing #152 Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Don Kramer and Jay Liesten; Cover by Brian Stelfreeze A "Faces of Evil"issue! In this epilogue to "Batman R.I.P."and "The Great Leap,"both Nightwing and Dick Grayson are forced to deal with startling and tragic recent events, and things will never ever be the same – especially with Ra's al Ghul involved! EMAIL! The Major Spoilers Crew read and respond to listener e-mail. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK With the news H’wood is going to remake the original Karate Kid movie, with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi, it causes the crew at Major Spoilers to wax poetic about the multi-movie franchise. What flavor of The Karate Kid do you prefer? FIGHT! A) Morita Miyagi B) Chan Miyagi C) Don't care, as long as Hillary Swank is in it VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Hush (DC Comics) The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format! This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long “Hush” — an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime — reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue’s Gallery and introducing his newest foe! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2009
SIZE: 31.8 MB
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MSP#73: Final Crisis #6 Blow by Blow

The Major Spoilers Crew breaks down the latest issue of DC's Final Crisis in a page by page commentary. Final Crisis #6 Written by Grant Morrison; Art and covers by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino As the entire world turns against them, the last of Earth's Super Heroes must face the unstoppable power of the Gods of Apokolips for the final time. Supergirl vs. Mary Marvel! Superman vs. Darkseid! The fate of the Flash! And the incredible return of the New Gods! The End of Days has come and the ultimate war between good and evil will at last be decided on the battlefield of a broken world! And as the skies bleed, as the walls between universes crumble and fall, the ultimate threat to life makes its presence felt as an evil beyond imagining arrives to claim its prize. Mandrakk the Dark Monitor is coming and the DC Multiverse will never be the same again! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 14 Jan 2009
SIZE: 59.6 MB
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MSP#72: The Hybrid Podcast

We’ve said goodbye to 2008,and we’re ready to kick off 2009,with good news for Mark Millar fans,bad news for Wizard,the hunt gets wild,a trinity gets broken,and worlds collide,the dead walk,vampires among us, dogs and cats, living together… TOTAL CHAOS! Plus: Who will voice Hal Jordan?  Which metallic naked guy is better?  What evil lurks on the high seas?  NEWS Fantastic Force Returns in April LINKAGE Two Wizard World Shows Crash and Burn LINKAGE Green Lantern Next Warner Home Video Animated Movie LINKAGE Two Atomic Robo Series Planned for 2009 LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo BROKEN TRINITY : Angelus (W) Ron Marz (A) Brian Stelfreeze (Cov) Brian Stelfreeze, Jeffrey Spokes A BROKEN TRINITY tie-in! In First Born, The Angelus power chose the troubled young woman Celestine as its host. Now, Celestine's split personality struggles with The Angelus force for ultimate control, even as a rogue contingent of Angelus warriors plot their leader's overthrow. This is the second of three tie-in stand-alone issues to Broken Trinity, featuring the heavenly art of Brian Stelfreeze (Batman: Shadow of the Bat, X-Men: Unlimited) and the second of three alternate covers by Jeffrey Spokes (Sadhu: The Silent Ones). Other tie-in issues feature Witchblade and The Darkness. Matthew Marvel Zombies 3 #4 COVER BY: GREG LAND WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE PENCILS: KEV WALKER The horror hit reaches its blood-curdling, skin-eating, gore-caked climax! Machine Man trapped in the Zombie-verse! A.R.M.O.R. overrun by the walking dead! The Marvel Universe mere seconds away from being completely consumed by cannibalistic superhumans! All this, plus - straight from the pages of AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE - the hottie robot Jocosta! Be there for the finale of the series that IGN.com says "breathes new life" into the horror dynasty! Stephen Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #2 Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Duncan Fegredo, Guy Davis Colorist: Dave Stewart Cover Artist: Mike Mignola Hellboy contends with treacherous huntsmen, mystic visions, newly awakened bands of vicious giants, and a talking bird as he continues his journey across the rolling hills of England. Things far stranger await, should Hellboy's enemies succeed in resurrecting the Queen of Blood . . . EMAIL! The Major Spoilers Crew read and respond to listener e-mail. MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK As the battle for the fate of the Watchmen movie plays out in the courtroom, we’re pitting the Watchmen characters against the Charlton characters that inspired them. This week’s battle features Doctor Manhattan taking on Captain Atom. FIGHT! A) Doctor Manhattan B) Captain Atom VOTE! MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review Hybrid (Studio-407) When four friends decide to rent a schooner for the day, everything is smooth sailing until they encounter a derelict ship adrift in the ocean - a massive trawler that looks as if it had been dragged from the bottom of the sea. When they spot a frightened little girl waving at them from the bow, they have no choice but to investigate. As they get closer to the ship, they discover that the girl is not alone, and that a terrifying creature born from environmental abuse is also stalking the ship. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 07 Jan 2009
SIZE: 46.8 MB
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MSP#71: Goats and Gods of 2008

Now entering the ring, at a combined weight of 745 pounds… The Best of the Year 2008! And their opponents… The reigning tag team champions of the world! Standing 7 foot 2 inches tall, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania… The WORST of 2008! This match with be five falls with a 1 hour 30 minute time limit, and Stephen will certainly interrupt me any time I drift near a point… For the three schmucks in attendance, and the thousands listening at home... THE MAJOR SPOILERS PODCAST BRINGS YOU THE GOATS AND GODS OF 2008! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK It’s a theme we just can’t stop talking about at Major Spoilers; which robot would win when pitted against another robot foe. This week we take two cuties and put them in the Robot Arena of Death to see who will live and who will join the junk heap. In one corner, the cute and loveable Twiki from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century television series, while in the other corner, is that cute, loveable robot from Disney’s Wall-E. A) Twiki B) Wall-E VOTE The best and the worst of 2008 as it pertains to all things pop culture are discussed in this week's show. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 31 Dec 2008
SIZE: 54.3 MB
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MSP#70: We Are Legion!

When three teens from the future show up to screw with your head, what do you do? What do you do? Set the time cube for the year 3008, put on your safety goggles to protect against bouncing boys, and make sure that you wear your Bat-Timber Wolf repellent, because we’re piercing the timestream in the hopes that we too can make the cut. But, if nothing else, I’m sure the Legion of Substitute Heroes Auxiliary can use the services of Spoiler Lad and Meteor Attractor Boy, who can telekinetically attract meteors, but only to his head. This is an all Legion of Super-Heroes episode, and joining Matthew and Stephen (I didn't know they were coming apart?) are Kristen and Adriana from the Super Future Friends Podcast, a show all about the Legion from start to finish. NEWS Who’s excited about the new Adventure Comics? Thoughts on the upcoming Smallville Legion Episode Anyone interested in REBELS by Tony Bedard? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Since we're talking \about the Legion of Super-Heroes with Adriana and Kristen, it makes sense that the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week feature something to do with the founding members. Who’s your favorite and why? A) Cosmic Boy B) Lightning Lad C) Saturn Girl VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Legion of Super-Heroes We're all over the place in our discussion about LoSH. From why the teenagers are such pricks, to what we like and don't like about the Legion in all its incarnations (including the recent animated series), to our favorite moments and story lines. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Tue, 30 Dec 2008
SIZE: 6.20 MB
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MSP#68: F' Continuity! Part II

In this bonus episode, the Major Spoilers Crew continue their discussion on messed up continuity, and why the industry might want to consider rebooting every 15 years. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Mon, 29 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.7 MB
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MSP#68: X-Men Envy II

In this bonus episode, Rodrigo and Stephen continue their discussion on Heroes, X-Men, and what constitutes a rip-off vs. an homage. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 28 Dec 2008
SIZE: 15.2 MB
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MSP#67: Session 02: Stray Dog Strut

Get your Cowboy Bebop DVD cued up and watch along with the Major Spoilers Crew as they provide audio commentary for the episode, Stray Dog Strut. Stray Dog Strut Spike and Jet's next target is a serial pet thief who has stolen an apparently worthless dog from a research facility.. TRIVIA: This movie makes several references to Bruce Lee's Game of Death. Abdul Hakim appearance and name being modeled after NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 27 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.3 MB
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MSP#66: Session 01: Asteroid Blues

Get your Cowboy Bebop DVD cued up and watch along with the Major Spoilers Crew as they provide audio commentary for the episode, Asteroid Blues. Asteroid Blues (4/23/98) Fellow bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black tracks down Asimov Solensan and his girlfriend, both of whom are looking for buyers for the "Red Eye drug". TRIVIA: This episode makes a homage to Desperado, with Asimov resembling very much like Antonio Banderas's mariachi character. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 26 Dec 2008
SIZE: 10.6 MB
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MSP#65: Web Comics Bonanza

In this special episode (recorded December 16, 2008), the Major Spoilers Crew of Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen discuss Buckaroo Banzai, Doctor Who's Daughter, and the web comics each are reading. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 25 Dec 2008
SIZE: 22.4 MB
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MSP#64: The Annotated Final Crisis #5

In this special episode (recorded December 15, 2008), Matthew and Stephen break down the latest issue of DC's Final Crisis in a page by page commentary. Final Crisis #5 Written by Grant Morrison; Art and covers by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino Humanity enslaved! Time shattered and bleeding! Anti-Life triumphant! Can Earth's demoralized, beaten heroes rally their scattered forces for the ultimate super-battle against the nightmare armies of Apokolips when the forces of good meet the forces of evil on the bridge to Blüdhaven? As Darkseid's presence causes reality itself to sicken and the lights to go out across the universe, as even the Guardians fall, the true power of the evil gods finally reveals itself, and a major character returns for a shocking conclusion. Does the secret of humankind's salvation lie in a mysterious cave painting and a bolt of lightning? Or has the Last Day come for us all? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Dec 2008
SIZE: 51.1 MB
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MSP#63: Major Spoilers Holiday Special 2008

All work and no Rodrigo makes Jack a dull boy. The Doctor is in, but we can’t make our copay. The Late, Great Bird of the Galaxy is a little less lonely. Plus: You’ll not have that for that much longer! Santa Claus with a cape? Won’t you come and join the party dressed to kill? The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Doctor Who Christmas Special RIP: Majel Barrett Roddenberry Linkage Who is the new Black Panther? Linkage REVIEWS Matthew and Stephen take a look at the DC and Marvel Comics Holiday Specials. DCU Holiday Special 2008 Written by Alan Burnett, Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar, Dan DiDio and others; Art by Rodolfo Migliari, Kevin Maguire, Ian Churchill, Tim Levins, Yishan Li and others; Cover by Frank Quitely Celebrate the holiday as the Justice League of America host a surprise party guest! Dr. Light aids with the Festival of Lights and Nightwing delivers a special gift to Robin. Plus the super-secret origin of Santa Claus! DC Focus | 80pg. | Color | $5.99 US Marvel Digital Holiday Special The Story: MARVEL DIGITAL COMICS EXCLUSIVE Ho Ho Ho! It’s Holiday fun in the Merry Marvel Manner, as the house of ideas hangs the stockings by the Chimney with care in hopes that Galactus won’t soon be there. The X-Men celebrate their first holiday in their new home of San Francisco – and their first without Kitty Pryde among them in X-MEN: Blue Christmas by Jim McCann and Todd Nauck. Meanwhile, in the days before Secret Invasion, one family finds even the most humble of Holiday celebrations can be infiltrated by the Skrulls in a tale of Holiday Horror by Ryan Penagos and Juan Doe. And hey, what’re the holidays like for Jack Russell – Werewolf by Night? Find out in “WEREWOLF BY EVE!” by Marvel.com’s own Ben Morse and Stephanie Buscema. All of this, and…Santa Claus vs. The Illuminati?! Tis the season, and Brian Reed& Val Semeiks will bring it to ya! So stop on by for some Egg Nogg, Driedel spinning and probably a fist fight or two with your favorite Marvel heroes and villains in the Marvel Digital Comics Holiday Spectacular! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK We're spinning the fight out to the future where robots will be our supreme overlords. Instead of having us meatbags fight for their pleasure, the future will be filled with Robot Wars. In the latest round, we’re pitting Bender from Futurama, against Kryten from the BBC comedy Red Dwarf. A) Bender B) Kryten VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Favorite Holiday Comicsk (from the Wiki) Stephen and Matthew take a moment to take a look back at some of their favorite holiday moments in comics and television. Stephen asks the question, are holiday comics worth it? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
SIZE: 49.2 MB
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MSP#62: We are the Knights Who Say, "Spoilers!"

Somewhere in time: The mind behind the JSA goes MIA, Logan and Arnold are back in our hearts, and the soul of the Marvel Universe is back, but is it too late already? Plus: We explain how Urban Legends get started, we learn how bad puns get started, and we learn how short deadlines cause the podcast open to not make sense. NEWS Wolverine Trailer Linkage Terminator Salvation Trailer Linkage Geoff Johns Leaves JSA Linkage The mysterious connection behind Buckaroo Banzai and Big Trouble in Little China is Revealed! REVIEWS Rodrigo Witchblade #122 (W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic Gritty police drama meets supernatural thriller as mysterious deaths lead Sara Pezzini and her detective partner, Patrick Gleason, to the heart of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, a closed and cloistered society that does not tolerate outsiders. Something ancient and evil is stalking the community, something that even the Witchblade might not be able to stop. Matthew Marvels Eye of the Camera #1 COVER BY: JAY ANACLETO WRITER: KURT BUSIEK PENCILS: JAY ANACLETO COLORED BY: BRIAN HABERLIN LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars begins here! News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers, the all-new X-Men and the Secret Wars to Dracula and the Werewolf By Night. But this time, Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super-villains -- but by something far more personal, as well. Stephen Batman Confidential #27 Written by Andrew Kreisberg; Art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens ; Cover by Stephane Roux "Rights" part 3 of 4! In an attempt to gain insight into this new kind of criminal The Joker represents in Gotham, Batman goes undercover to share the lunatic's cell in the Gotham City Police Department's holding pen! And a rogue officer hunts down Commissioner Gordon! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK In the comic world, the Earth is always being attacked from forces from outer space. Two of the big heavies are the Skrull (Marvel) and the Dominators (DC). Both have unsuccessfully attempted take overs, but if it weren’t for a well placed Deus Ex Machina, which alien race would be our new overlords? A) Dominators B) Skrulls VOTE MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Order of the Stick (from the Wiki) The Order of the Stick (OOTS) is a comedic webcomic that satirizes tabletop roleplaying games and medieval fantasy through the ongoing tale of the titular fellowship of heroes. The comic is written and illustrated by Rich Burlew, who creates the comic in a colorful stick figure style. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 10 Dec 2008
SIZE: 64.9 MB
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MSP#61: F' Continuity!

This time down, Reqiuem for a bug chick! The great old one who sleeps at R’yleth! It’s night in Hyborea, do you know who your children are? How many punished could the Punisher punish if the puniser could punish punished. Continuity: Bad idea? Or the worst idea? And we have come to chew bubblegum and kick ass…but Rodrigo only brought grape Hubba Bubba! NEWS Secret Invasion #8 Reactions and Thoughts They Live Remake? LINKAGE Top Cow Promises $2.99 in 2009 LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar #4 Written by Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Mark Dos Santos Cthulhu has finally heard the call- and despite the best efforts of Cy and Lucifer, the evil Mr. Arkham’s plans have culminated in the war between the cults of Cthulhu and Nodens as an ancient city begins its slow ascent from the frigid depths of the ocean! Features two alternate covers, one by Mat Santolouco. Matthew New Avengers #47 COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PENCILS: BILLY TAN INKS: MATT BANNING COLORED BY: JUSTIN PONSOR LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT THE STORY: SECRET INVASION Tie-In! Of the thousands and thousands of heroes and humans affected by the Skrull invasion, one man's horror and heartbreak rises above the rest. This is the story of Luke Cage! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 Stephen Kull #2 Writer: Arvid Nelson Penciller: Will Conrad Colorist: José Villarrubia Cover Artist: Andy Brase Before the blood from his last battle has a chance to soak into Valusian soil, Kull faces new threats to his throne. As representatives from all corners of his kingdom seek his counsel, the new warrior-king accepts a strange invitation from a hotheaded Pict emissary. Kull will need to discard ancient prejudices and find allies in former foes if he's to save the newly united Valusian empire from a clandestine enemy that once threatened to enslave and exterminate mankind! MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK Favorite FIlm Punisher? A) Dolph Lundgren B) Thomas Jane C) Ray Stevenson MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION Does Continuity Matter? Is continuity really that important? Isnt it OK to tell stories that are just good stories and not tell them with everything else in the universe hinging on that story? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 03 Dec 2008
SIZE: 45.4 MB
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MSP#60: The Locke and Key Podcast

We've got a look into the future, a blast from the past, a pregnant pause from the present, and a reason to not morn a lost friend. Rodrigo wrestles with dragons, Stephen opens his umbrella, and Matthew... well, it's Matthew. NEWS Thor at the Bus Stop Linkage LISTENER FEEDBACK This week the MSP Crew respond to listener feedback about Doctor Who, getting that first LCS Job, and books about the history of comic books. REVIEWS Rodrigo: Dragon Prince #3 (W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Colors) Blond (Letters) Troy Peteri (Design) Chaz Riggs (Editor) Rob Levin (Covs) Jeff Johnson, Brandon Peterson Aaron Chiang has learned the truth of his heritage – he’s the last of the dragons, which have been hunted to extinction by a secret society of wizards called the Magi. Only Aaron’s mother stands between him and the Dragon Hunters…but she might very well be far more than she appears. Matthew: Birds of Prey #124 Written by Tony Bedard; Art by Michael O'Hare and John Floyd; Cover by Stephane Roux The Joker and Barbara Gordon face off in the ultimate confrontation. After she was crippled by the Clown Prince of Crime, Barbara became Oracle – but what will become of The Joker now that she has the upper hand? Stephen: The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1 Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba, Gabriel Bá Colorist: Dave Stewart Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá return with a story as American as semiautomatic weapons. The Umbrella Academy has saved the world, but the house they were raised in is destroyed. One member is bedridden, the side of her head held together with tape; and another has lost her voice, the source of her power. Now that they’ve fulfilled their destiny, does the Umbrella Academy have any future at all? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK There have been a plethora of comic book titles that have featured some of our favorite monsters. You can’t throw a goth without hitting a werewolf, vampire, or zombie comic in your local comic shop. Are there too many? Has the glut lead to monster burn out? Who has worn out their welcome? A) Vampires B) Werewolves C) Zombies VOTE Trade Paperback Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all... Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show! 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Mon, 01 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.1 MB
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MSP#59: Our Favorite Anime

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded November 18, 2008), Stephen and Rodrigo run down their three favorite anime works of all time, plus one they don't care for. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Mon, 01 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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MSP#58: X-Men Envy

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded October 8, 2008), it appears as though different mediums are ripping of comics. Is this okay? Has everything that can be done, already been done? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
SIZE: 9.09 MB
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MSP#57: Comic Books to Animated Film

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded September 30, 2008), Listener Julian writes in and asks the question, "With the popularity of animated comic book films rising in recent years, I was wondering if you guys can think of any other comic book deserving of the animated treatment?" The Major Spoilers Crew give their answers. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
SIZE: 10.8 MB
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MSP#56: Multiple Readings Required

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded September 24, 2008), Stephen wonders if there are comics that are worth reading multiple times for pleasure only. What other titles does the crew read? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 29 Nov 2008
SIZE: 25.5 MB
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MSP#55: Spore, MUDDs, and DCU Online

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded September 16, 2008), it wouldn't be a bonus week if it didn't contain game talk. Rodrigo reviews Spore, Matthew talks up Kingdom of Loathing, and the trio discuss why DCU Online works or doesn't. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 28 Nov 2008
SIZE: 26.2 MB
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MSP#54: Teaching Comics to Film Adaptations

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded September 10, 2008), Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew chat it up as they move from Mister Mxyzptlk, to the Kents, The Man with No Name, Zorro, Invincible, Youngblood, the Wildstorm universe, in jokes and references, and so much more! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 27 Nov 2008
SIZE: 21.9 MB
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MSP#53: Naturalized Rodrigo...

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded August 26, 2008), Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew reflect on days gone by. From stupid things done in college, to what might have been if things had gone differently, to Rodrigo becoming a citizen. Where have we lived? Where will we go? The answer is blowing in the wind... Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 26 Nov 2008
SIZE: 50.3 MB
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MSP#52: Our Favorite Television Shows of All Time

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment, Stephen, Rodrigo, and Matthew rundown their list of favorite television shows of all time. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Tue, 25 Nov 2008
SIZE: 14.8 MB
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MSP#51: Monstress Gets Blowed Up Real Good

This week, we offer up another series of After Show Discussion shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew have outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (recorded July 30, 2008), Stephen and Matthew talk about DC history and characters that keep dying and coming back to life again and again. From Monstress getting blowed up real good, to Black Canary getting her canary cry back, and that tricky Ra's al Ghul. Wait for the trade or get the single issues? Stephen spells out his Writing for the Trade Theory. And the thrill of the hunt. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Mon, 24 Nov 2008
SIZE: 8.70 MB
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MSP#50: It's Just Boobies, What's the Big Deal?

This week, we kick off another series of After Show Discussions and shows. These are conversations the Major Spoilers Crew has outside of the normal show, and range from sex in comics to our favorite animated features. In this installment (which just so happens to be our 50th episode), Stephen interviews Matthew about how he deals with minors coming into the store and wanting to be titles that may not be age appropriate. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2008
SIZE: 47.4 MB
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MSP#49: Haiku This Taffy Man

The azure bug is out of a home!  And so’s the giant squid!  And so’s the Rat-man!  For a change of pace, Batman fights the Joker…  Kirk gets his ride pimped…  Constantine gets his groove back…  And Rodrigo ends up sword-fighting his way past the palace guard and riding out of town in style, only to end up huddling in an inn while a reality storm passes overhead.  NEWS The Squid is Out of Watchmen Movie LINKAGE Brett Ratner on Hold for Conan LINKAGE New Enterprise LINKAGE DC Cancels Blue Beetle LINKAGE REVIEWS Rodrigo: Gears of War #2 Written by Joshua Ortega; Art by Liam Sharp; Cover by Brandon Badeaux Jace Stratton and Delta Squad find themselves neck-deep in Locust after an ambush! Facing overwhelming numbers and the threat of Boomers, will the team be able to fight its way back to Jacinto in one piece? And what does the reemergence of Locust in force mean for the success of the Lightmass Bombing some months back? Matthew: Hellblazer #248 Written by Andy Diggle; Art by Leonardo Manco; Cover by Lee Bermejo "The Roots of Coincidence" (Part 2 of 3). To discover who has been manipulating events around him, John Constantine must first understand his own relationship to the web of synchronicity that binds his life. To do so, he will tap into a source of terrifying and blasphemous power and what it reveals will change his life forever. Stephen: Batman Confidential #23 Written by Andrew Kreisberg; Art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; Cover by Stephane Roux The Joker continues leaving his psycho mark on Gotham City in Part 2 of this 4-part arc as Batman struggles with what the appearance of a villain like The Joker must say about The Dark Knight's own affect on the city! Is Batman stopping crime or just inspiring deadlier, more insane evils? MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK As the big opening day approaches, we’ll have a face off between each of the Watchmen characters and their Charlton originals. This week we’re putting Dan Dreibert/Nite Owl in the ring with his counterpart Ted Kord/Blue Beetle. Who will win? Who will lose? A) Ted Kord/Blue Beetle B) Dan Dreibert/Night Owl VOTE Trade Paperback Salt Water Taffy, Volume 2: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabus Matthew Loux The second installment in the ongoing graphic novel series! Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother Benny have been dragged against their will on a summer-long vacation with their family. It may not where they wanted to go (like Disney World), but the little port town of Chowder Bay is about as far from an ordinary tourist trap! Warring seagulls! Giant lobsters! Kleptomaniac Eagles! Ghosts from the Civil War! Who needs a talking mouse when a whole world of adventure is waiting right outside the front door? Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 12 Nov 2008
SIZE: 44.2 MB
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MSP#48: Hollywood Knights (of the Old Republic)

This week’s ephemera: Former Captain America Steve Rogers is STILL dead, but at least he’s out of development hell! It’s night in Hyboria… do you know where your children are? And, cyborg versus cyborg in a no-holds barred chair-swinging extravaganza smackdown. Plus: all hell breaks loose, the pulps rise again, Archie’s girlfriend gets a new paint job, and… begun, this clone war has. Or, begun it will have been someday, this after which we are living now, or began, however that sentence did. Hmm. NEWS Captain America Lands Director Linkage Ratner in Final Negotiations for Conan Linkage CONTEST MAJOR SPOILERS COSTUME CONTEST Congrats to Mark Meer for his Bizarro costume. Mark won the Hellboy Animated Maquette and Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1 by a coin toss. REVIEWS: Rodrigo: SCARLET VERONICA #1 By Moody, Ruggles, Barry & Greathouse. When Veronica Gainsburrow died, all hell broke loose. Literally. Now her undead alter ego is all that stands between the forces of evil and the end of the world. Can she harness her new powers in time to stop this army of darkness? Horror has a Hero—SCARLET VERONICA Matthew: SAVAGE DRAGON #140 story ERIK LARSEN art & cover ERIK LARSEN Spawn! Witchblade! Invincible! ShadowHawk! The Savage Dragon! Together, the world's greatest heroes unite to face the greatest menace to even threaten this perilous planet! Dragon's tour of the Image Universe comes to its cataclysmic conclusion in this awe-inspiring epic destined to shake the universe to its very foundation! Not for the squeamish! Stephen: KULL #1?Writer: Arvid Nelson Penciller: Will Conrad Colorist José Villarrubia Cover Artist: Andy Brase?More comfortable with a sword than a scepter, Kull has recently crowned himself king and seeks to unite the once-proud and powerful land of Valusia. Only Count Areyas stands between Kull and a reunified kingdom--and the obstinate Count waits patiently in his Iron Fortress, the land's oldest and most formidable castle. Horrors lurk in the shadows of Kull's newly won throne, and slithering foes stalk his every move. Arvid Nelson scripts this series, which will adapt Robert E. Howard's story "The Shadow Kingdom," with art by Will Conrad and José Villarrubia. Major Spoilers Poll of the Week Robot Wars II A) Dalek B) Cybermen VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW: Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement Thousands of years before Luke Skywalker would destroy the Death Star in that fateful battle above Yavin 4, one lone Padawan would become a fugitive hunted by his own Masters, charged with murdering every one of his fellow Jedi-in-training! From criminals hiding out in the treacherous under-city of the planet Taris, to a burly, mysterious droid recovered from the desolate landscape of a cratered moon, Padawan Zayne Carrick will find unexpected allies in his desperate race to clear his name before the unmerciful authorities enact swift retribution upon him! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 05 Nov 2008
SIZE: 58.1 MB
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MSP#47: Battle of the Batmen

This time out, the Tardis loses a tenant, Heroes without head men, guys who don’t die, guys you won’t die, guys who keep dying and still coming back… Plus: Three Legions! No Waiting! Robbie walks again, but where’s Prospero? And it’s a head to head battle of the crazy as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh goes head to head with the goddamn Batman in a no-holds-barred war of wacky in the wicky woo… Let’s get ready to rumbllllllleeee NEWS Loeb and Alexander Given the Boot on Heroes Linkage JMS on Forbidden Planet Linkage Top Ten Immortals Linkage Doctor Who without Tennant Linkage CONTEST MAJOR SPOILERS COSTUME CONTEST Congrats to Mark Meer for his Bizarro costume. Mark won the Hellboy Animated Maquette and Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1 by a coin toss. Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEW: This week Stephen and Matthew team up to bring listeners an in-depth review of Legion of Three Worlds #2 Written by Geoff Johns; Art by George Pérez and Scott Koblish; Covers by George Pérez Geoff Johns and George Perez continue crafting the Crisis of the 31st Century! As Superboy-Prime leads the Legion of Super-Villains against everything and everyone inspired by the legacy of Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes are forced to call for help from beyond their world. Meanwhile, contingency plans are created by Brainiac 5 as he attempts to overcome Colu's devastating betrayal, Dawnstar and Wildfire pull off a startling rescue, but at a horrible cost to the universe, and Saturn Girl uncovers the source of the Legion's troubles. Major Spoilers Poll of the Week Favorite Doctor? William Hartnell Patrick Troughton Jon Pertwee Tom Baker Peter Davison Colin Baker Sylvester McCoy Paul McGann Christopher Eccleston David Tennant VOTE TODAY! BATTLE OF THE BATMEN Matthew and Stephen will discuss why they like, or hate, the Miller and Morrison runs on Batman. Matthew thinks Morrison’s Batman R.I.P. story line is the bee’s knees, while Stephen “gets” Miller’s All-Star Batman and Robin. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 29 Oct 2008
SIZE: 45.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #46: Heading for the Abyss

This week, we take a look at ninjas in the theatres, college kids in tights, DC’s big three in limbo, and a gaggle of costumed goodness.  Rodrigo expands his horizons, Stephen brings the snark, and Matthew… does whatever it is that he… y’know, does.  You can write the next Great American Theme song, The life and times of the Mates, and a special bonus feature: How to spell “Bizarro!”  Join, us, won’t you, as we gaze into the Abyss, only to find Frank Gorshin giggling back at us.  Why is it Frank Gorshin, you ask?  I have no idea…  But The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Ninja Scroll live action feature Link The Freshmen in Pre-Pro Hell Link CONTEST Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS RODRIGO The Sword #12 story JOSHUA LUNA, art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 32 PAGES, FC, $2.99 A great mystery surrounds the brutal murder of Dara Brighton's family and when all's said and done, a powerful sword grants her the the strength to fight back against the god-like beings responsible. With issue 12 - in-stores October 29th - one of those god-like beings is confronted in a very final show down. MATTHEW Greatest Hits #2 Written by David Tischman; Art by Glenn Fabry and Gary Erskine; Cover by Glenn Fabry "A Day in the Life," Part 2 of 6. The Mates land in New York City and are greeted by thousands of screaming teenage girls camped outside their hotel who can't wait for a glimpse of the greatest super-team on the planet. Zipper gets high, The Solicitor meets a girl, Archie loses a finger and – a hero dies! The fast-paced lifestyle of these super-powered mega-stars never slows down, so keep those cameras rolling! STEPHEN Trinity #19 - #21 Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman no more! The heroic Trinity have met their fates at the hands of their villainous counterparts in the Troika. Now the Earth trembles helplessly in the hands of the villainous group while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman's accomplishments are being forgotten! POLL OF THE WEEK Major Spoilers Costume Contest, Which one do you favor the most? Aphrodite IX Black Adam Bizzaro Ms. Marvel Poison Ivy Punisher Two Face VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW OF THE WEEK Abyss from Red 5 Comics by Kevin Rubio (Author), Lucas Marangon (Author), Nick Schley (Author), Andrew Dalhouse (Author), Troy Peteri (Author) Eric Hoffman was your average son of a single-parent eccentric billionaire, until the day he discovered a family secret -- his dad is actually the world's worst super-villain, ABYSS. Now Eric tries to redeem his legacy and stop his father's plot to destroy San Francisco with the help of a killer robot, and the City by the Bay's greatest heroes, ARROW and QUIVER. If only he could convince them he's on their side. Join the dysfunctional costume-hero comedy adventure from the warped mind of Kevin Rubio, creator of parody film web phenomenon "TROOPS" and the creative team behind comedy smash "Star Wars: Tag and Bink". Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2008
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Major Spoilers #45: Steve Rogers is Still Dead...

Costumes, costumes, costumes! Vampires, vampires, vampires! Theme songs, theme songs, theme songs! Plus: Bad news for Manhunter fans… again. It’s good to be the king. Goggity goggity gog gog gog! I attack the Darkness! (And I’m not alone…) Has Hal Jordan been sighted in Hollywood? Have you written the next big hit? Has the mundy culture infiltrated Fabletown? Also: This just in! Former Captain America Steve Rogers is STILL dead... All this and much, much less, as our angles hit 45 degrees! NEWS Darkness Accursed trade gets $4.99 cover price, upsets fans Linkage What will inspire Green Lantern Movie? Linkage Manhunter Cancelled - Again Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS RODRIGO Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse #1 COVER BY: RON LIM WRITER: LAURELL K. HAMILTON JESSICA RUFFNER PENCILS: RON LIM THE STORY: Anita Blake is back in the second volume of Marvel’s comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series of novels! What would you do for a million dollars? Would you resurrect a two and one half century old corpse? Harold Gaynor poses just that question to Animator and part-time vampire hunter, Anita Blake... Plus, some crime scenes are even too horrible for a vampire slayer… and the worse they are, the more questions they raise. Mature Content …$3.99 MATTHEW Justice Society of America #19 Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross;Pencil art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham; Cover by Alex Ross "One World, Under Gog" continues! The Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth…in a way that frightens some and thrills others. But with Hawkman around, it's not going to be a simple debate. Plus, Starman reveals his concerns about the team's future to Mr. Terrific while Power Girl struggles to come to terms with her greatest desire! STEPHEN Fables 77 Written by Bill Willingham; Art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; Cover by James Jean In part 1 of an all-new, 4-part story, meet Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all. Titled "Life in a Headless Empire," this issue is the first step in the next great FABLES epic! POLL OF THE WEEK Favorite Bruce Campbell A) Don’t Call Me Ash B) Any Spider-Man Role C) Man with the Screaming Brain D) Bubba Ho-tep E) Jack of all Trades F) Autolycus G) Brisco County Jr. H) Burn Notice CAST YOUR VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Captain America By Ed Brubaker Omnibus Volume 1 COVER BY: STEVE EPTING WRITER: ED BRUBAKER PENCILS: STEVE EPTING MIKE PERKINS MICHAEL LARK MARCOS MARTIN LEE WEEKS THE STORY: Collecting Eisner Award-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker's first twenty-five landmark issues of Captain America in one titanic tome, plus the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills one-shots! This deluxe hardcover, fat-packed with extras, features the story that stunned readers worldwide and sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe: the death of Captain America! Also including the return of Cap's wartime partner, Bucky Barnes, as the Winter Soldier; the death and life of his greatest enemy, the Red Skull; and the emergences of a new threat, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-25, CAPTAIN AMERICA 65TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and WINTER SOLDIER: WINTER KILLS. 720 PGS./Rated T+ …$74.99 Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 15 Oct 2008
SIZE: 73.1 MB
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Major Spoilers #44: Politics in Comics

In the zone this week:  Super-types hopped up on goofballs!  Parker’s kid gets the axe!  Contests contests contests!  The ghost of Doctor Wertham rears it’s ugly head!  Creatures from the sea!  Peace officers from Neopolis!  Treasures from the DC Vaults. Mitchell Hundred gets our vote!  Plus: In the fields the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turning… OH LORD YEAH!  It’s Formula 44, so turn your head and cough, ‘cause the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Top 10 Drugs in the DCU Linkage Howard Out, Cheadle In for Iron Man 2 Linkage Amazing Spider-Girl Cancelled Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. INTERVIEW Dr. Peter Coogan returns to talk about the Wertham era and how the Comics Code Authority came about. REVIEWS Rodrigo CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS (ONE-SHOT) story MARK KIDWELL, art & cover MARK KIDWELL & JAY FOTOS 40 PAGES, FC, $3.99 In the tradition of the classic “Creature From the Black Lagoon” by way of Lovecraft, peppered with gore and EC-style twists comes the tale of loathsome beasts, treachery and red death beneath the waves. A self-contained one-shot, “Creature” sports a full 36 pages of full color story and art, with script and pencils by MARK KIDWELL and eye-popping color by JAY FOTOS. The creative team that brought you ‘68 brings you an all-new tale of extreme horror! Matthew Top 10 Season Two #1 Written by Zander Cannon; Art and Cover by Gene Ha AMERICA'S BEST COMICS. A new season dawns in the science-city of Neopolis! A new commissioner, along with some new rules, comes to Precinct 10, as Slipstream Phoenix, a rookie cop with an ugly secret, fights for respect among his new peers. Meanwhile, Shock-Headed Peter and the Dust Devil investigate a mysterious, ancient drug dealer, and a very public multiple homicide sets Captain Jetman and Lieutenant Peregrine scrambling for answers. The police procedural crime and intrigue continue in this new series based on concepts and characters created by legendary writer Alan Moore. Stephen DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book In 1935, popular culture was forever transformed when DC Comics published the first book of “all new, all original” comic material. To the delight of millions of readers everywhere, the modern comic book was born, and from its pages came leaping an exhilarating cast of characters. Now The DC Vault unlocks DC Comics’ most fascinating secrets and deeply buried treasures, presenting a colorful array of historic and never-before-published memorabilia, including early sketches, covers, memos, press materials, and much more. From a working reproduction of a 1942 Junior Justice Society of America decoder, to a series of Public Service Announcements starring Superman and Batman, to the original pencils and inks for Wonder Woman #63, this dazzling chronicle contains more than 25 plastic-encased archival pieces for readers to pull out and examine—all while learning about the artists, writers, and world-famous super heroes that make up the DC Universe. Whether you’ve been collecting Superman comics since the ’40s or have just discovered the amazing Sandman saga, you’ll revel in this vibrant treasury! POLL OF THE WEEK Since this is our special Politics in Comics episode, we as the question that is the biggest decision you'll have to make in 2008. A) Doom B) Darkseid VOTE! TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister; Cover by Harris Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 08 Oct 2008
SIZE: 51.2 MB
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Major Spoilers #43: It's all a Mirage

Is Nightwing the new Tom Welling? Will the Dead Walk on schedule? Will Indy find his hat yet again? Would you want to drink from a bottle with the Goon on it? Will you look the best in spandex, or should you just write the songs that make the whole world sing? Is Stephen a clone? Is Rodrigo a zombie? Is Matthew a screaming queen? And what about Naomi? All these questions and more are answered in this installment of the podcast that doesn’t shy away from those musical questions. NEWS Graysons Headed to the Cw Linkage Kirkman Promises On Time in ’09 Linkage A Fifth Indiana Jones Movie on the Way? Linkage Dark Horse Teams with Jones Soda Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS Rodrigo Marvel Zombies 3 #1 The Story: Board up Avengers Tower! Lock down the Baxter Building! The ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies are invading ... the Marvel Universe! That's right, the next chapter of the MZ saga is a non-stop in-continuity gorefest with major implications for at least one Marvel hero! When the super-undead stumble into the MU from the Man-Thing's Nexus of All Realities, all of Florida is quarantined against the zombie plague. Time is quickly running out for a cure, so the Initiative sends a most unlikely group of heroes into the Zombieverse on a desperate mission to find the one item they need before the whole MU is consumed! The scream team of Fred Van Lente (INCREDIBLE HERCULES) and Kev Walker (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) unite for a Marvel Zombies story like you’ve never seen before! Parental Advisory …$3.99 Matthew SCREAM QUEEN #4 Written by Brendan Hay Drawn by Nate Watson BOOM!’s first horror-romance continues! Wrighty, the Shambling Terror of Rumson, continues to try to win the heart of high-schooler Molly by smiting her enemies. Oh, if only Wrighty’s idea of “exacting justice” didn’t involve hot tar, we’d make him a BOOM! editor. Writer Brendan Hay from THE BAILT SHOW continues to bring a AMERICAN PIE-meets-FRIDAY THE 13th darkness to his comedy. Or comedy to his darkness. Stephen Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" became the Cartoon Network most-watched series premiere ever. The computer-animated series, from Lucasfilm Animation, averaged 4 million total viewers in its debut, according to Nielsen Media Research. Cartoon Network said the Star Wars spin off ranked as the number one channel among all major kids networks in the time slot among total viewers POLL OF THE WEEK With the buzz about the plot of Captain America being released, the comments have been flying as to who will play the role of Steve Rogers. We’ve taken your nominations, now it’s time to fight it out, and let you decide who would be the best Captain America in the upcoming movie. Thomas Jane Matt Damon Nathan Fillion Mike O’Hearn Leonardo Dicaprio Hayden Christensen Fred Savage Channing Tatum Brad Pitt Adam Baldwin VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Madame Mirage Vol. 1 Trade Paperback (W) Paul Dini (A) Kenneth Rocafort     (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort When they are wronged by a group of super-villains, a pair of sisters uses their technological know-how to wreak revenge, but are they overmatched, or is it all a part of the plan? With more twists than a Chubby Checker dance marathon, Madame Mirage will keep you guessing until the very end! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 01 Oct 2008
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Major Spoilers #42: Max...SuperMax!

This time around, we lament the loss of a new imprint, some old friends, and Stephen’s patience. Meanwhile, Rodrigo’s in the timestream, Stephen’s in Free Fall, and Matthew’s in Tower City, while Skrull Bryan decides that if he can’t take over the world, he’ll at least be the lord of Bogey’s drive-in… Plus: we know your mama dresses you funny, so why not win sompin for wearing a funny suit? It’s all this and Cellblock Four as Major Spoilers provides the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything! This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Legion of Super-Heroes Ends at 50 Linkage DC Cancels Minx Line Linkage Stephen goes on a rant about how comic companies should advertise in other media to attract new readers. CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS Rodrigo Cable #7 The Story: “WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD,” PART 1 When Bishop travels back to the present in search of intel that will aid his search for Cable and the mutant baby, he’s intercepted by the X-Force! With Cyclops eagerly waiting to interrogate his former comrade, it would appear that the game is over for the time-traveling cop. So why is Bishop smiling? What trick does he have up his sleeve? And what does this mean for Cable and the baby? Rated T+ …$2.99 Matthew DYNAMO 5 #16 story JAY FAERBER, art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY 32 PAGES, FC, $3.50 Introducing the new Dynamo 5! Stephen Zero-G #1 (of 4) (W) Alex Zamm       (A) Jason Badower       (COL) Annette Kwok      (COV) Jason Badower, Annette Kwok An international space race ensues when an asteroid containing enough precious metals to shift the balance of power on Earth is detected on a path through our solar system. When the U.S. Team arrives on the asteroid, they discover the remains of an abandoned alien mining camp. But when the U.S. ship is sabotaged and crew members go missing, it becomes clear they're not alone on the asteroid. Stranded, the remaining crew members must band together to survive the monstrous inhabitants on the asteroid, find a way off the rock and save Earth which now sits directly in the path of destruction. In the process, they discover a deep dark secret contained within the asteroid. It holds the key to both their destruction and to their salvation. But unearthing it will change the fate of humanity forever. POLL OF THE WEEK Has the current "economic crisis" affected your comic buying decisions? A) Yes B) No Head over to Major Spoilers and let your voice be heard! TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Corrective Measures from Arcana Studio Less than 30 miles off the coast of Florida is an island. And if you're one of the few that get to see it... it's likely you will never leave. This is San Tiburon. Home to beautiful white sandy shores, crystal-blue waters... and the world's most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary. For 185 of the world's most dangerous super-powered criminals, it is their final home. They will reside within these walls until their sentence is served... or they meet their end. There are no escapes. There are no bargains or compromises. There is only San Tiburon. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 24 Sep 2008
SIZE: 53.2 MB
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Major Spoilers #41: Where to Begin...

This issue: Mighty C’Thu’lu rests at R’yleth! Britt Reid and Kato emerge from the Black Beauty! Cliffjumper gets ready to layeth the smacketh downeth on a Hobbit (Here’s a hint: Bet on the giant robot.) Where to start collecting comics! How to stop watching anime! Why to keep up with Secret Invasion! What is up with new Hitchhiker’s Guide? The Schleicher has turned on the ‘No Smoking’ sign, so strap your tray tables up, secure all personal belongings, and please return the stewardess to her original upright position… This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Toonami No More Linkage Stephen Chow Stars and Directs Green Hornet Movie Linkage Artemis Fowl Scribe to Pen Next HHGTTG Book Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS Rodrigo Leviticus Cross by Seth Hays Leviticus Cross is a coming of age story set in a prehistoric past, in which a girl named Shadow must accept her destiny. Matthew Mighty Avengers #18 COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PENCILS: KHOI PHAM INKS: DANNY MIKI COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR THE STORY: SECRET INVASION TIE-IN INTRODUCING NICK FURY'S SECRET WARRIORS! Do you have what it takes to be trained by the greatest agent in the world? Well, do you? Well, you probably don't, but thankfully he has gathered new heroes who just might! By Secret Invasion's Brian Bendis and Mighty Avengers new artist Khoi Pham! Rated A …$2.99 Stephen CTHULHU TALES #5 Set sail for DEATH! Well…okay, first, unspeakably mind-bending terror on the cruise ship out of time…and then DEATH! Sorry to give away the surprise ending. Also, a sneak peek at our new companion book, FALL OF CTHULHU: GODWAR by horror scribe Michael Alan Nelson! POLL OF THE WEEK This week, a little something different. I had originally planned this poll to be between Shaggy and Alexander Cabot III, following last week’s Josie and the Pussycats poll, but decided to take it to the next level with THE BATTLE OF THE CASEY KASEM VOICE OVER ROLES! A) Shaggy B) Robin C) Cliffjumpter D) Groove the Cat E) Alexander Cabot III F) Merry Brandybuck VOTE Major Spoilers Discussion: Where to begin More often than not, Major Spoilers receives an email from readers to the Major Spoilers Site, or a listener to the show asking, the question; “I’ve been away from comics for a while,” or “I’m new to comics, and want to know where to begin. Any suggestions?” We're here to present some suggestions. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. Intro music this week is from Journey of the Sorcerer by the Eagles. You can find this song at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 17 Sep 2008
SIZE: 51.3 MB
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Major Spoilers #40: The Golden Age Podcast

This time around: don we now our geek apparel, a freaky-tongued guy gets an origin, Babs Gordon has a real potty mouth, Matthew loves Rosario Dawson, Rodrigo visits the Ginza, Stephen gets the worst of a TOM WELLING PUNCH!! Plus, do you write the songs that make the whole world sing? Can you rhyme with Spoilers? All this, and much, much more, as the show hits the Big Four-Oh, and now wants a 20-something girlfriend and a big red sportscar… NEWS All-Star Batman and Robin #10 Printing Debacle Linkage 1 Linkage 2 Kingdom Come storyline continues to continue in November Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS Rodrigo Big Hero 6 #1 COVER BY: DAVID NAKAYAMA WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT PENCILS: DAVID NAKAYAMA INKS: TERRY PALLOT COLORED BY: EMILY WARREN LETTERED BY: SIMON BOWLAND THE STORY: The astonishing return of Big Hero Six! Who, you ask? Why none other than Japan's top heroes, defending the land of the rising sun in the name of the Emperor! Come join Hiro (the smartest boy in Japan), Baymax (his trusty robot companion), Honey Lemon (with her all-containing handbag), Gogo Tomago (somersaulting into an unstoppable energy ball)… plus, who are the Six's two new members? When unknown super-villains strike Tokyo, BH6 is on the scene, and the stage is set for new adventure and a new series! Rated A …$3.99 Matthew Venom: Dark Origin #1 COVER BY: ANGEL MEDINA WRITER: ZEB WELLS PENCILS: ANGEL MEDINA INKS: SCOTT HANNA COLORED BY: AVALON - MATT MILLA LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA THE STORY: On the unlikely day when an embittered, washed-up journalist met a spurned symbiotic organism from an alien planet, one of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies was born – a force of evil and vengeance like no other in the Marvel Universe – VENOM! But is it as simple as that? Discover the true, twisted roots that gave rise to a lifetime of malevolence for Eddie Brock…AND the symbiote! Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Angel Medina (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) shed a little light on one of Marvel’s darkest monsters! Rated T+ …$2.99 Venom: Dark Origin #2 COVER BY: ANGEL MEDINA WRITER: ZEB WELLS PENCILS: ANGEL MEDINA INKS: SCOTT HANNA COLORED BY: AVALON - MATT MILLA LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA THE STORY: When a man claiming to be the Sin-Eater -- the serial killer tormenting Spider-Man and all New York City -- contacts the young Eddie Brock at the Daily Globe, Eddie takes his shot at career-making news. Who cares if the story's full of holes? Watch the corruption that poisons Eddie's soul until it's as black as a certain alien symbiote…and witness the creation of one of Spider-Man's great foes! By writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Angel Medina (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN)! Rated T+ …$2.99 Stephen Smallville Season 8 Sneak Peek Review THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RETURNS TO FIND CLARK AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE FORTRESS; THE NEW CEO OF LUTHORCORP COMES TO TOWN — The Justice League, lead by the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), hits the Artic in search of Clark (Tom Welling), who disappeared after the fortress collapsed. The team immediately has a confrontation with the new CEO of Luthorcorp, Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman). Meanwhile, Chloe (Allison Mack) is being held prisoner by a suspicious group who has discovered she has a new power, and Clark has been stripped of his powers by Jor-El. Erica Durance and Aaron Ashmore also star. Kevin Fair directed the episode with the story by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders and teleplay by Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer. POLL OF THE WEEK This week we bring back the fan favorite - ranking your favorite female characters. This time around we’re taking on the all girl band who put the Archies to shame: A) Josie McCoy B) Melody Valentine C) Valerie Brown D) Alexandra Cabot VOTE TODAY! TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW JSA: The Golden Age The Golden Age is a 1993 four-issue Elseworlds comic book mini-series by writer James Robinson and artist Paul Smith. It concerns the Golden Age DC Comics superheroes entering the 1950s and facing the advent of McCarthyism. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 10 Sep 2008
SIZE: 58.5 MB
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Major Spoilers #39: The Invincible Podcast

In this week’s madness: Costumed hooligans! Teenagers in tights! Venkman returns, but does that kid from Pleasantville? One irks letter Q, one fights number two, but their inevitable ranking is up to you. All this plus: Matthew’s secret crush! Save the cheerleader, save NBC’s ratings! Rodrigo in the 40’s! Matthew chasing the dragon! We STILL need a theme song! And that Schleicher kid is two weeks late, and 98 cents short, all on this, the 39th in a series of 25 podcasts… This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Raimi and Maguire Back for Spider-Man 4 and 5? Linkage New Ghostbusters Flick on the Way? Linkage DCU Elementary? Linkage CONTEST Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced Here’s what you have to do: Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st. Linkage Major Spoilers Theme Song! Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released. REVIEWS Rodrigo Atomic Robo #2 Written: Brian Clevinger Art: Scott Wegener Colors: Ronda Pattison Letters: Jeff Powell Story: The Eisner-nominated adventures continue... June, 1943: control of the Mediterranean hangs in the balance as the Allied Invasion of Sicily crashes against elite Nazi soldiers in \\\"walking tank\\\" armor that only ATOMIC ROBO can stop! Too bad he's battered, beaten, shot, hit with grenades, captured, and miles away. What does this mean for the Allies who are trapped between the sea and these unstoppable Nazi super weapons? Matthew Dragon Prince #1 (W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Stjepan Sejic Writer Ron Marz has revitalized Witchblade and is the architect behind the acclaimed First Born and Broken Trinity crossover events. Now, joined by artist Lee Moder (First Born: Aftermath, Painkiller Jane), Marz debuts DRAGON PRINCE, a four-part modern fantasy with equal doses of magic and martial arts mayhem. Like a lot of teenagers, Aaron Chiang feels he’s never fit in, though he’s never known why. But all that changes when he learns the truth of his heritage: He is the Dragon Prince, last of his kind and heir to the bloodline of all dragons. Hunted to the brink of extinction by a secret society of wizards, dragonkind’s survival is now in Aaron’s hands. Featuring spectacular covers by Jeff Johnson (Amazing Spider-Man), Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) and David Finch (New Avengers)! Stephen Blue Beetle #30 Written by Matthew Sturges; Art and Cover by Rafael Albuquerque "Boundaries" continues as Blue Beetle investigates the mystery of the superpowered men who tried to cross the border illegally. But La Dama and the Posse refuse to help him out, thanks to their own secret agendas POLL OF THE WEEK It’s the cold-war battle you thought you’d never see! And now you - YES YOU - get to decide the outcome of Her Majesty’s finest against Her Majesty’s former finest in a Battle Royale for a Penny Farthing. It’s 007 against Number Six! A) 007 B) Number 06 VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Invincible Volume 1 Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his father's powers! See Mark thwart super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness, as he gets the hang of all this super-heroing stuff. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 03 Sep 2008
SIZE: 48.5 MB
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Major Spoilers #38: The HeckBoy Podcast

This time ‘round: The Right Hand of DOOM! Monkeys in Spandex! Wee Hughie In Theatres! Who Brought Up Chuck? Theme songs, theme songs, theme songs… Somebody’s getting a statue! Stephen’s got a hero in his front pocket for yooou! And Terra’s big brother steps up to the plate in a pretty big way, as Stephen is finally happy that SOMETHING is older than him, it’s our .38 special, so hold on loosely, you’re back where you belong, we’re all caught up in you… This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Chuck back for full season Linkage The Boys headed for theaters Linkage CONTEST The DK2 Statue Winner is announced Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. REVIEWS Rodrigo Marvel Apes #1 The Story: Flingin' feces, True Believer-- the entire Marvel Universe has gone APE! Just when he thinks life can't get any worse or weirder, Marty Blank – a.k.a. that lovable loser, the Gibbon -- finds himself and the brilliant-and-beautiful Dr. Fiona Fitzhugh transported to a world where monkeys rule and humans don't exist! SEE the spectacular simian city of Monkhattan! MEET the hominoid heroes and villains – SPIDER-MONKEY! DOC OOK! IRON MANDRILL! SIMIAN TORCH! THE APE-VENGERS! And more! THRILL to the return of Speedball! CONTAINS No-Ads, as we are thrilled to present you backup tales exploring the Apeiverse! LEARN the dark secret of the primate planet! WORRY that the fate of the entire universe is in the hands of the Gibbon! Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story - just the most not-to-be-missed mini-series of the season! If you only buy one (well, two) comics this month about super-powered, intelligent apes-in-capes, it must be MARVEL APES! Rated T+ …$3.99 Matthew DC UNIVERSE: Last Will and Testament Written by Brad Meltzer; Art and covers by Adam Kubert and John Dell New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) makes his return to the DC Universe — and superstar artist Adam Kubert (ACTION COMICS) is riding shotgun! The final battle is quickly approaching. How do the heroes of the DCU prepare for the end? Whom do they approach and say goodbye to before they make the ultimate sacrifice? Featuring the entire DC Universe, Meltzer takes us deep into the hearts and psyches of our heroes. It's the day before you die. What would you do? Stephen TOY REVIEW: Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Long time collectors and newcomers alike will scramble to get their hands on these collectible figures. With bold colors and dramatic detail, this line features your favorites along with a whole army of heroes and villains. For the first time, DC Comics figures are offered in the 3 3/4-inch tall scale, providing collectors a new scale to collect their favorite heroes and villains. POLL OF THE WEEK If you were trapped in the far far future, who would you rather provide your healthcare? It’s time to have the battle of the healthcare systems as Dr. McCoy takes on Dr. Zoidberg. A) McCoy B) Zoidberg VOTE TODAY TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 27 Aug 2008
SIZE: 56.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #37: It's the Matthew Show! (no, not really)

Big Blue starts anew, senior citizens in skin tight leather, Major Spoilers Theme Song, free swag in the bag, and more comics than you can reasonably shake a stick at! Plus: Matthew, Matthew, Matthew, and some crap from those other guys, Stan and… um… Reynaldo, or something. All this and much, much more, as the Major Spoilers podcast hits 37… in a row??? This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Cher as Catwoman? Linkage Superman gets Reboot! Linkage INTERVIEW Dr. Peter Coogan stops by to talk about how students can get a comic book class offered at their college or university. He also runs down a sampling of courses already being offered at various schools across the country. CONTEST Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. POLL OF THE WEEK Fave Buffy Fem A) Buffy B) Faith C) Willow D) Cordelia E) Anya F) Tara CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! REVIEWS This week instead of reviewing a single issue each, the Major Spoilers Panel take a break from trade paperbacks and review a slew of single issues (a slew being 15 issues). Lots of indie titles get the review including Hack/Slash, The Boys #21, Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel #1, Proof #10, Cthulhu Tales #4, and She Buccaneer #2, in addition to a few DC and Marvel titles thrown in for good measure. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 20 Aug 2008
SIZE: 57.0 MB
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Major Spoilers #36: Matthew Sturges Interview

In this outing: The news yas can use! The comic book reviews! The Statue of Bruce! Kirk and Han’s number twos! The Sturges interviews! Tag might make you say “eewwwws!” Beetle’s got the blues! And one listener in ten gets the joke when I say, “Burma Shave.” All this and more, cause papa needs a new pair of shoes This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Watchmen Movie in Trouble Linkage Dark Knight Beat Star Wars to move to the number 2 spot of all time Linkage Sexual Harassment at SDCC Linkage Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song REVIEWS Rodrigo: Incredible Hercules #120 COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE GREG PAK PENCILS: RAFA SANDOVAL INKS: ROGER BONET COLORED BY: MARTE GRACIA LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA "SACRED INVASION" reaches its cosmos-shattering climax! Hercules leads the ragged remains of his God Squad into desperate battle with the unimaginably powerful Skrull pantheon -- and if they lose, Earth dies! Rated A …$2.99 Matthew: The Twelve #7 COVER BY: PAOLO RIVERA WRITER: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI PENCILS: CHRIS WESTON INKS: CHRIS WESTON COLORED BY: CHRIS CHUCKRY LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT It's the return of Captain Wonder's time-lost sidekick, Tim! But where the Captain spent the intervening years locked away in cryogenic deep-freeze in a Nazi time-vault, Tim was forced to live every torturous moment of those six long decades. Now he's back—with a life-changing question for his one-time mentor! Plus: the birth of the most unlikely twosome on television: The Blue Blaze and Electro! Rated T+ …$2.99 Stephen: 500 Essential Graphic Novels by Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Including more than 350 authors and 400 artists, this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually-stunning stories of our time. From politically-charged non-fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales, this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's taste. The first of its kind, this book focuses on each graphic novel separately, honing in on art technique, style and prose, plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children. Chapters are divided by genre, complete with individual plot synopses and star-scaled reviews for each book, providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of today's best graphic novels. Interview: Matthew Sturges Matthew Sturges is an American writer of comics, most noted for the Eisner-award nominated Jack of Fables from DC/Vertigo. He currently writes Blue Beetle and House of Mystery for DC Comics. POLL OF THE WEEK The Second in Command is an interesting spot for most characters. While the spot could be filled with the likes of Kiff, more often than not, the second in command is a strong powerful character. That’s why this week we ask the question A) Chewbacca B) Spock VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Tag Vol. 1 TPB Writer(s): Keith Giffen Artist(s): Andy Kuhn, Kody Chamberlain Spine-snapping horror in the tradition of the movie The Ring! An average joe strolls down the street after a fight with his girlfriend when a random stranger TAGS him, handing off an ancient curse! He literally begins to die – and rot – seeing his body begin to decompose every day before his very eyes. Cursed, he must either surrender, or find the next victim to TAG… Collecting the three issue mini-series from white-hot Wizard Magazine favorite Keith Giffen and 30 Days of Night Bloodsucker Tales artist Kody Chamberlain! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 13 Aug 2008
SIZE: 54.3 MB
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Major Spoilers #35: This Podcast is Cursed...

In this outing: The Bug is Back! Outer Space Studs Cracking Skulls! Buster Crabbe, where have you gone? Last Chance For Bruce Wayne! First Kills For Frank Castle! Curses, foiled again! Jack Knight is in the house, Patsy Walker in the arctic, and Matthew’s in a a great and furious rage for reasons unrelated, as the Major Spoilers Podcast is now eligible for public office… President Spoilers, anyone? This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) Thanks to Jason for leaving a tip in the Major Spoilers Tip Jar! NEWS Anyone interested in a new Flash Gordon movie? Linkage Reactions to Clone Wars movie Is the Dark Knight Movie Cursed? Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage Win a copy of DC's Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song REVIEWS Rodrigo: The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe One-Shot THE STORY: Reprinting Garth Ennis’ first shot at writing the Punisher! What happens when Frank Castle’s wife and kids are caught in the crossfire of a super-hero battle instead of a gangland slaying? Find out in this alternate-reality tale from 1995, as Castle vows vengeance on a world full of Marvel heroes as the Punisher! Rated T+…$4.99 Matthew: Patsy Walker: Hellcat #2 THE STORY: Iron Man’s one-woman Initiative team for Alaska finds herself in WAY over her head. Patsy Walker, Hellcat, is thrust into a world of magic, witches, rally-cars and demons of all shapes and sizes, and all she thought she was going to do was rough up a few lumber-thieves. Do not miss this mini-series, by soon-to-be stars KATHRYN IMMONEN (MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS) and DAVID LAFUENTE that will be talked about for years to come. Rated A …$2.99 Stephen: Shmobots Stephen talks Shmobots from Boom! Studios with writer, producer, director Adam Rifkin. SMALL SOLDIERS and MOUSEHUNT screenwriter and DETROIT ROCK CITY director, Adam Rifkin, pairs with pin-up artist supreme Les Toil to create Shmobots! In an world where man needs robots to do menial labor, a city decides to contract with the lowest bidder in order to create its army workforce. But the whole thing backfires and the robots end up being lazy and stupid — with attitude. So what do you call these slacker robots? They’re a bunch of Shmobots! A darkly funny tale of passion, romance, and sexy-time! Once you go chrome, you never go home! Poll of the Week: Time to take this fight off-world and pit two very different space odysseys against each other. So what will it be ladies and gentlemen; the young and dashing James T. Kirk of Earth, or that roguish fellow from a galaxy far far away, Han Solo? VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Starman Omnibus #1 The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight — antiques collector and dealer — inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. Reluctantly adjusting to his role, Jack reinvents the look of Starman, ditching the traditional red and green in favor of black leather and aviator goggles. But Jack has inherited more than a heroic identity from his brother . . . he’s also gained a foe: the beautiful but mentally unbalanced Nash, daughter of the villain known as the Mist. Jack also must come to grips with The Shade, the morally ambiguous former villain who decides to become Jack’s mentor. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
SIZE: 48.4 MB
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Major Spoilers #34: Kingdome Come Podcast

This time around: Who Watches the Watchmen?  Who Remembers Earth 2?  Who Knows What Evil Lurks on Earth-22?  Who wrote the book of love?  For that matter, who wrote the book of Leviticus?  We check in on Ultimate Marvel, the Batman of the future, Danger Will Robinson! a faithful Spoilerite gets his just desserts, and there may be a Skrull among us!  All this and much more as we hit number 34 This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) NEWS Watchmen Posters Released Linkage Wowio relaunches free comics no longer free Linkage Scott Pilgrim #5 Linkage Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage REVIEWS Bryan: Ultimate Origins #3 The Story: Wolverine…Nick Fury…Captain America…Magneto & Professor X…how are they all connected? Witness the first meeting between Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men, and Eric Lehnsherr, the mutant who will come to be known as Magneto! From the muddy battle fields of World War II to the steaming shadows of the Savage Land, Brian Michael Bendis (Secret Invasion) and Butch Guice (Captain America) continue the shocking story that finally reveals the buried truths of the Ultimate Universe! Stephen and Matthew: JSA Annual #1 "Welcome to Earth-2!" Power Girl has made a life for herself on our world, as a member and chairwoman of the Justice Society of America and as a hero in her own right. But she's never stopped dreaming of one day returning to her Earth — the parallel world where the members of the Justice Society were the only heroes. Where her best friend was Helena Wayne, the daughter of Batman. And where evil was a little easier to fight…wasn't it? As her greatest wish comes true, Power Girl's about to find herself back on Earth-2, surrounded by friends she thought she'd lost forever. Poll of the Week: Robots Battle For Our Amusement A) Robby the Robot B) B-9 VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Kingdom Come Set some 20 years into the future of the then-current DC Universe, it deals with a growing conflict between "traditional" superheroes, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes. Between these two groups is Batman and his assembled team, who attempt to contain the escalating disaster, foil the machinations of Lex Luthor, and prevent a world-ending superhuman war. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 30 Jul 2008
SIZE: 54.9 MB
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Major Spoilers #33: All Conned Out...

This time around: The SDCC without SD? DK2, all for you? Thunderbolts are go! The scion of Asgard meets the sons of the plains! The young Dark Knight meets an ancient ritual! And we ask that musical question: Was the Satellite of Love better before the crate of Hamdingers? Plus: can anyone make Matthew give a rat’s hindquarters about Bullseye and Venom? I wouldn’t bet the rent, but you might make a sandwich and settle in, it’s our thirty-third gala escapade. NEWS Reactions to Comic Con International: San Diego Linkage Should the convention move? Linkage Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: Thor #10 J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel’s unstoppable new vision of Thor barrels on stronger than ever! As the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods are venturing forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon…and within their walls… 4 out of 5 Stars Stephen: The Dreamland Chronicles #1 The Dreamland Chronicles is a webcomic created by Scott Christian Sava, about a boy who returns to a realm of dreams after eight years and discovers that his childhood friends there have grown up. 4 out of 5 Stars Matthew: Thunderbolts #122 SECRET INVASION strikes Thunderbolts Mountain as Captain Marvel attacks! But when you're dealing with the Thunderbolts, it's never quite clear who's the villain and who's the hero...Also, another unexpected visitor shows up, threatening to tear the T-Bolts apart from within! Can Norman Osborn hold his team of damaged psyches and tortured souls together, or is this the end of the Thunderbolts as we know them? Part 1 of 4. 4 out of 5 Stars Poll of the Week: How do you like your Mystery Science Theater 3000? A) Joel Robinson B) Mike Nelson VOTE TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Batman: The Long Halloween Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this collection tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman's deadly enemy, Two-Face. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 23 Jul 2008
SIZE: 37.4 MB
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Major Spoilers #32: The No Dark Knight Review Podcast

Nova! Watchmen! Namorita! X-Men! Elektra! What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas! The Man Called Speeeebaaaalll! Comicon news… and the master will not be pleased… Plus! not a single word about that feller from Gotham, on this, the show that asks: if this is the 30 second podcast, what the hell will we talk about for the other hour and a half? NEWS Watchmen Trailer Rocks Linkage Watchmen Trailer, Shot by Shot Comparison Linkage San Diego Comic Con this week Linkage Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage Reviews Rodrigo: Uncanny X-Men #500 “SFX”, PART 1! Sentinels? What? And Magneto? And is that the Master Mold? What the hell is going on in San Francisco now that the Uncanny X-Men have relocated there? They’ve got a new Headquarters and a new status quo as the gauntlet is thrown for a new era of mutantkind. It’s all here in the double-sized anniversary issue that sets up the plotlines that will be developed over the next year in UNCANNY. And it’s all brought to you by the hot writing team of Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and fan favorite artists Greg Land (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY) and Terry Dodson (SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT, Wonder Woman). New creators, new home. The future begins now. 3 out of 5 Stars Stephen: Tiki Joe Mysteries Las Vegas, 1959. WWII veteran Joe Halliday is enjoying the good life - running Tiki Joe's Restaurant, courting a beautiful girl, and making time with stead-fast friends - that is, until the local mob moves in with demands for protection money. When the police are unable to help, Joe calls in a few old army friends, and together they decide to pay the mob off... in lead! Tiki Joe is an Ocean's Eleven-style mystery set in Las Vegas - part murder mystery, part hard-boiled thriller by newcomer Mark Murphy. 3 out of 5 Stars Matthew: Might Avengers #16 ELEKTRA IS A SKRULL!! Words that have echoed through Marvel Comics for the last two years. But how did this happen and for how long has this been true? THE ANSWER IS HERE! Hint! She went down swinging. Plus the answer to the biggest question in modern Avengers history... 1.5 out of 5 Stars Poll of the Week: Dr. Fate, or Manos: The Hands of Fate? VOTE Trade Paperback Review New Warriors: Reality Check The return of the New Warriors! When Night Thrasher strikes a mysterious deal with a Reality-TV producer, the team moves out of New York to help the villain-plagued denizens of small-town America. But will their filmed exploits be uplifting, or just exploitative? And is heartland America ready for Big City Super-Heroics? Collects New Warrirors #1-6. Average 3 out of 5 Stars. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 23 Jul 2008
SIZE: 26.7 MB
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Major Spoilers Bonus: The Dark Knight Reviewed

In this bonus episode, Scott Johnson from My Extra Life (www.myextralife.com) and Stephen Schleicher review The Dark Knight movie from Warner Bros. and wrap up the Nerdtacular II event. Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker's crimes grow more and more deadly. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

DATE: Wed, 16 Jul 2008
SIZE: 50.6 MB
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Major Spoilers #31: Umbrella-ella-ella-ella

This time out, we got boys from hell, Riders what are ghosts, Invasions what are secret, Crises what are Final, the scion of Apokalips, we’ll keep off the rain with some Umbrella Academy, a big bag of Comicon goodies, and a little bit of love for you, our faithful Spoilerites.  So, dust of the banjo, and clean out the barn, and call me MC Bouncing Boy, ‘cause we about to lay some knowledge on ya… suckaaaaas!!  News Hellboy II: The Golden Army Reactions Linkage Quislet and Inferno Hero History Linkage the first Linkage the second Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Linkage Red Sonja Movie Linkage Contest Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture. Linkage Reviews Rodrigo: Ghost Rider #25 Johnny Blaze goes behind bars looking for answers, but instead finds only The Deacon -- a merciless killer and mountain of a man armed with giant daggers that will cut through anything, including the Ghost Rider. It's all-out action in a story that we just had to call "Caged Heat." Stephen: Hellboy: the Crooked Man In 1956, somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia, Hellboy encounters Tom, a man who in his youth sold his soul to a backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man. Together they travel back into the dark heart of the Appalachian mountains to confront that demon and see if Tom's soul can't be saved. The three-issue series reunites Mignola and legendary horror artist Richard Corben (The Bodyssey, Banner, Punisher: The End, Hellboy: Makoma) in a tale of witchcraft rooted in Appalachian folklore. Matthew: Secret Invasion #4 The world has turned upside down! The Skrulls have taken the Earth as part of their empire, the Avengers and Initiative are scattered...but there are two people who want some answers. One has a hammer and one has a shield. Poll of the Week: Thanos or Darkseid? VOTE Interview Dr. Peter Coogan returns to the Major Spoilers Podcast to discuss the Comic Arts Conference presentations at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. Trade Paperback Review Umbrella Academy Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last…” In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 16 Jul 2008
SIZE: 7.09 MB
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Major Spoilers Bonus: Batman: Gotham Knight Reviewed

In this bonus episode, Rodrigo and Stephen review the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD from Warner Video. Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins) Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman s transition from novice crimefighter to Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry from Wayne Industries Batman s ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them leaving some fearful of his power. The sharp storytelling complemented by stylish art from some of the world s most visionary animators masterfully depicts the blurred lines of Batman as man myth and legend. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

DATE: Wed, 09 Jul 2008
SIZE: 85.8 MB
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Major Spoilers #30: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts - Epilogue

This time out, we got crises, we got kudos, we got barbarians, we got chainmail bikinis, and while Stephen and Matthew flashback to 1985, Rodrigo nods and thinks about larping… We got a little love for the alien penis beast (and really, who need more love than the alien penis beast?) we got a little love for the floppy pamphlet (which actually sounds dirtier than alien penis beast) but most of all, we got a little love for Uncle Barry, Cousin Kara, and even the late, lamented Ten-Eyed Man. Strap on your rocket pack, straighten your cape, and prepare yourself for a new post-Crisis reality, where Matthew’s only one-tenth as strong, but Stephen’s cape is twice as long, and for some reason, Rodrigo has a hook for a hand, the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! Listener Feedback Listeners write in with lots of positive comments about the show! Debate The podcast panel take sides on Diddy and Hancock Linkage Interview Major Spoilers is proud to have Mark Finn as the special guest this week. Mark stops in to talk all things Robert E. Howard, flashback to his Clockwork Storybook days, and his involvement with current Conan goings on. Linkage Poll of the Week Who would win in a fight; BSG Cylon of Infinite Crisis OMAC? VOTE! Trade Paperback Review Crisis on Infinite Earths (from the wiki) Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series") and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 to simplify their then-55-year-old continuity. The series was written by Marv Wolfman, and illustrated by George Pérez (pencils/layouts), with Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano, and Jerry Ordway (who shared inking/embellishing chores). The series eliminated the concept of the Multiverse in the fictional DC Universe, and depicted the deaths of such long-standing superheroes as Supergirl and the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 06 Jul 2008
SIZE: 32.6 MB
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Major Spoilers #29: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 9

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-29: Rodrigo, Matthew, and Stephen wrap up the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Bash with their favorite movies that they have to sit down and watch every time they are on. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 05 Jul 2008
SIZE: 20.8 MB
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Major Spoilers #28: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 8

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-28: Rodrigo enlightens everyone on the fourth edition of the very popular Dungeons and Dragons role playing game. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Fri, 04 Jul 2008
SIZE: 15.5 MB
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Major Spoilers #27: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 7

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-27: Should the show be 1 hour or 2? The Major Spoilers Podcast Panel discusses that issue and their favorite B-list television shows from the 80's and 90's. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 03 Jul 2008
SIZE: 26.2 MB
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Major Spoilers #26: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 6

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-26: Matthew asks, "Should we support titles that are shocking for shocking sake?" in response to our review of Wanted. The Major Spoilers Panel also learns about Larping from Rodrigo. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 02 Jul 2008
SIZE: 7.28 MB
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Major Spoilers #25: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 5

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-25: Stephen asks the philosophical question, "Is it ethical to tweak someone's mind for the better?" Is Zatanna unethical for mind-wiping villains? Is it wrong or okay? The panel discuss the issue in this, the shortest Major Spoilers Podcast. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Tue, 01 Jul 2008
SIZE: 11.2 MB
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Major Spoilers #24: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 4

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-24: Matthew's reviews the Super Folks. The panel discuss what television shows they would make Ultimate shows, and Matthew goes off on fan fiction. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Mon, 30 Jun 2008
SIZE: 20.9 MB
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Major Spoilers #23: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 3

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-23: Matthew, Bryan, Rodrigo, and Stephen take a look at Sandman, Hellblazer, why there is Shrinking Violet hate, more behind the scenes talk about the show, and baby names...Yes, that's right Baby Names! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sun, 29 Jun 2008
SIZE: 11.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #22: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 2

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-22: Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen discuss Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics. A listener writes in to ask how Legion of Superheroes members are selected for the Major Spoilers Hero History entries. A great behind the scenes look at how Major Spoilers functions (or doesn't). Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Sat, 28 Jun 2008
SIZE: 10.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #21: Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Part 1

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the "lost" conversations that you've never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you've been asking for! Recorded on Earth-21: Scott Johnson, Bryan, Rodrigo, and Stephen talk Charlton Heston and Michael Moore. Scott tells us more about his life outside of ELR and My Extra Life, web comics and Atomic Robo. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Thu, 19 Jun 2008
SIZE: 27.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #20: The Mark Waid Interview

This time ‘round: The Fastest Man Alive! Thy Kingdom Come! A big ol’ Boom! The Legion’s in the house, a little hero worship, but no love for the last son of Dryad… We’re rolling our d20s, as the podcast hits an even score, even though we’re all more than a little bit odd… The major spoilers podcast is on the air! The Major Spoilers Podcast Panel has the honor of talking with Mark Waid. Major Spoilers Second Birthday Announcement Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
SIZE: 50.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #19: Da Boyz Podcast

Greenskinned Goliaths, Skinheaded Mad Scientists, Chuck’s out at DC, Chuck’s IN at Wildstorm, random ramblings, rabid reviews, muties havin’ babies, and… Da BOYZ! All this and more, in the nineteenth episode of the podcast that means well… The Major Spoilers Podcast! NEWS Chuck Dixon Out at DC Linkage Jon Favreau concerned about Iron Man 2 Linkage Hulk Smash Box Office Linkage REVIEWS ALL: The Incredible Hulk (Marvel Studios) Stephen and Rodrigo really like the new movie from Marvel as they discuss the film and read listener feedback. Rodrigo: Genext #2 (Marvel Comics) Continuing the adventures of the newest generation of Xavier’s School of students in a world where the X-Men premiered in 1963 and aged in real time. This issue, we focus on a member who is the grandson of a familiar mutant hero. He might not like school, but he does enjoy his burgeoning romance with the team’s most mysterious member. Unfortunately for them both, her secret past is about rear its cybernetic head. Stephen: Chuck #1 (Wildstorm) The hit NBC television series comes to comics as Chuck Bartowski and his friends are about to take the world by storm—literally! From series co-executive producer Peter Johnson (Supernatural: Rising Son) and series writer Zev Borow joined with artists Jeremy Haun (The Leading Man) and Phil Noto (Jonah Hex) comes an adventure too big for television! In this globe-trotting, action-packed adventure, Chuck will see many exotic locales, dodge numerous bullets, and be tortured by the world's greatest...tickler? Matthew: Salvation Run #7 (DC Comics) The unforgettable conclusion to the ultimate game of survival between the DCU's villains! Who will live? Who will die? Will anybody make it home? QUESTION OF THE WEEK Favorite JLU Regular Team Member A) Superman B) Batman C) Wonder Woman D) Flash E) Green Lantern F) Hawk Girl G) Martian Manhunter Take the Poll TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW The Boys Volume 1 Collecting the first 6 issues of the controversial new series from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN)! Don’t miss this dark, twisted look at SUPERPOWERS, super - people, and the men and women who make sure the world’s “heroes” never go too far. Also features an introuction from writer, actor and producer Simon Pegg, the creator and star of Shaun of the Dead, Spaced and the upcoming Hot Fuzz! Recommended for Mature Readers Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 11 Jun 2008
SIZE: 49.1 MB
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Major Spoilers #18: The Dark Knight Returns Podcast

In this outing, Image founders head for home, wall-crawlers head back to the big screen, X-Men head back to Earth, DC’s Big Three head for trouble, the next big thing is twenty years ago, and we tackle head on one of the world’s great conundrums: Can Logan’s claws pierce Steve Rogers' shield? Plus, a look back at Frank Miller’s opus. All this and much much more on this, as the podcast reaches the age of majority. NEWS Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio Return to Spawn Linkage Captain America appearance in the Hulk? Linkage Will Sam Raimi Direct Spider-Man 4? Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: Marvel 1985 #1 (Marvel Comics) Before SECRET INVASION…before WORLD WAR HULK…before CIVIL WAR… The most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Universe gather their might to wreak havoc on the one place they’ve never before set foot—YOUR WORLD! As mankind’s enemies cut a swath of destruction with unprecedented ferocity and ruthlessness, the fate of the planet rests in the hands of one person: Toby, a 13-year-old boy who holds the key to uniting his comic-book idols, the Marvel Heroes! Superstars Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, FANTASTIC FOUR) and Tommy Lee Edwards (BULLET POINTS, The Question) deliver a Marvel Event the likes of which you’ve never seen! CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99 Stephen: Trinity #1 (DC Comics) DC's new weekly series TRINITY explodes in an extra-sized debut issue featuring art by fan-favorite Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Art Thibert with lead stories and dialogue by Kurt Busiek (SUPERMAN, ASTRO CITY)! The lead feature explores the unusual bond — and importance — of DC's top three characters, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as a mysterious dream links them together and may prophesy important changes in their trinity! Plus, a co-feature in issue #1 explores the mysterious connection between several villains who are watching the Trinity —as well as the near future for these characters and their surrounding world! Co-features in issues #2-4 fill in back-story on some of the other important players in this major storyline. YOU CAN WIN THE FIRST ISSUE OF DC'S TRINITY BY FOLLOWING THE IN-SHOW REQUIREMENTS! Matthew: Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1 Too big to be contained in a normal issue, the grand finale of Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly) and John Cassaday’s (CAPTAIN AMERICA, Planetary) landmark run is right here! The powerlords of Breakworld bring the fight to Earth. Can the X-Men stop them from destroying the whole planet? Will the Avengers join their fight? What we do know is this: one of the X-Men won’t walk away from this fight. Plus spotlight interviews with Whedon and Cassaday! Rated T+ …$4.99 QUESTION OF THE WEEK Best Comic Book Weapon A) Mjolnir B) Green Lantern’s Ring C) Wolverine’s Claws D) Captain America’s Shield E) Doc Ock’s Tentacles F) Iron Man’s Suit G) The Right Hand of Doom H) Pumpkin Bombs I) The Witchblade J) Captain Cold’s Freeze Gun Take the Poll TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW The Dark Knight Returns Bruce Wayne is close to being a broken man but something is keeping him sane: the need to see change and the belief that he can orchestrate some of that change. Batman is back. The Dark Knight has returned. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 04 Jun 2008
SIZE: 65.0 MB
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Major Spoilers Podcast #17: The Judas Contract Podcast

This time ‘round: Captain Trips Revisited! Captain Marvel Decomposing! New Muppets Rising! New Gods Falling! Sixteen year old sociopaths! Seventy year old universes in crisis! And former Captain America Steve Rogers is still dead!!! All this and more in our longest Major Spoilers Podcast, the Podcast of Champions, the Podcast that tries harder, the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air. Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley NEWS Marvel to Adapt Stephen King's The Stand Linkage Marvel Zombies 3 Announced Linkage Fraggle Rock the Movie Headed to Theaters Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: Warhammer: Condemned By Fire #1 (Boom! Studios) The Witch Hunters come to the fore in this five issue mini-series from the same team that brought you WARHAMMER: FORGE OF WAR. Tireless foes of Chaos in the Warhammer universe, Witch Hunters roam the Empire seeking to stop the spread of dark magic and witchery of all kinds. When Witch Hunter Magnus Gault hears that the nearby village of Loughville has fallen prey to the canker of Chaos, he is driven to investigate. Once there, he finds the buildings rancid and rotted and the villagers wretched and mutated - eager to prey upon any lost soul who should come their way. Can one man stand against this monstrous regiment? Stephen and Matthew: Final Crisis #1 (DC Comics) Witness the historic start of the final chapter in the Crisis trilogy that could only spring from the mind of Grant Morrison — Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones (52 Covers)! Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe! The entire Multiverse is threatened as the mysterious Libra assembles an army of the DCU's most terrifying super villains. But what is the ultimate plan, and who will live to find out? INTERVIEW Stephen chats with Dr. Peter Coogan, director of the Institute for Comic Studies and co-founder and co-chair of the Comic Arts Conference, for an excellent one on one about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy conference, superhero costumes in general, what works, what doesn’t work, and how difficult it is to make the jump from the comic page to the silver screen. POLL OF THE WEEK Who is your favorite New Teen Titan? a) Nightwing b) Starfire c) Cyborg d) Beast Boy e) Raven f) Donna Troy g) Jericho h) Terra i) Kid Flash Take the Poll at the Major Spoilers Website TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Written by Marv Wolfman Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Romeo Tanghal Cover by Pérez They were Earth’s teenage defenders — unbeatable and unstoppable. Riding high, they took an eighth member — a young girl — into their ranks. She was their downfall. From the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash, to the birth of Nightwing and the introduction of Jericho, to the ultimate betrayal of a Titan — “The Judas Contract” kept readers positively riveted during its initial run and still has fans talking today. CONTEST WINNER The winner in the Indiana Jones DVD Collection Contest is announced. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 28 May 2008
SIZE: 54.8 MB
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Major Spoilers #16: The Indy Podcast

In this outing, the life and times of Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (because they named the dog Indiana) admiring his fine choice of leather accoutrements, examining what makes this icon tick, and once and for all, answering that music question: does he STAPLE that thing to his head? It’s an all-Indy slobberknocker, and yes, it had to be snakes, on this our sixteenth in a series, the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull rakes in $151.1 million Linkage REVIEWS Raiders of the Lost Ark Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo. (via imdb.com) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is back in action in the 2nd Indy film. He teams up with a night club singer and a 12 year old named Short Round. They end up in an Indian village, where the people believe evil spirits have taken their children away after a sacred stone was stolen. Indiana agrees to try and retrieve the stone for the villagers. (via imdb.com) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, returns for the 3rd and final Indy film. Teaming up with his father, Indiana sets out to try and find the Holy Grail. Once again, the Nazis are after the same prize, and try to foil Indianas plans. (via imdb.com) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. QUESTION OF THE WEEK Which Indiana Jones Movie is Your Favorite? A) Raiders of the Lost Ark B) Temple of Doom C) Last Crusade D) Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Take the Poll Indiana Jones in Comics The panel take a quick peek under the cover of Dark Horse Comics Indiana Jones Omnibus Volume 1 Marvel's 30 issue run of Indiana Jones Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Han Solo and Indiana Jones meet! Indiana Jones in Toys Hasbro Action Figures Linkage LEGO Sets Linkage Indiana Jones Contest You can win the DVD boxed set of the first three Indiana Jones movies, just by listening to the show and entering to win! Linkage Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 21 May 2008
SIZE: 49.3 MB
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Major Spoilers #15: The Ultimate Podcast

In this show, #15 in a series of 10: Movie DBZ! Major Spoilers gets an IOU! Heroes on NBC! Original LSH! Batman RIP! Ghost Rider’s RPM! Bryan MIA! Mark Millar as MVP, Former Captain America Steve Rogers is STILL DOA, anyone transcribing this is SOL, and you, the listener, are VIP! All this coming up, PDQ, on the QT, with a heaping helping of MSG as the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! NEWS Highlander movie getting remade Linkage Dragonball Z movie Linkage Heroes Season 3 - Villains Linkage Reaper Gets Renewed Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: Ghost Rider #23 (Marvel Comics) "Hell-Bent and Heaven Bound," the first arc by the exciting new team of Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi, comes to its explosive conclusion. Ghost Rider has faced off against machine-gun-toting nurses, flesh-rending spirits and hungry cannibals, but has that brought him any closer to an answer in his quest for vengeance? Big things are brewing for Ol' Flamehead in '08, and the madness starts here, with what must surely be the most shocking last page in Ghost Rider history. Hint: He's back! Matthew: Action Comics #864 (DC Comics) General Zod! Bizarro World! The Legion of Super-Heroes! What's next for the Man of Steel? Superman attempts to get back to his life as Clark Kent, but when you're the world's greatest hero there's trouble around every corner, behind every planet and within every dimension. Stephen: Batman #676 (DC Comics) Running tight on time, Stephen gives a really quick gut reaction to Batman R.I.P. Beginning the epic story that will change the legend of the Dark Knight forever! Everything in Grant Morrison's groundbreaking run on Batman has been leading to this story, and nothing will ever be the same again. Who will live? Who will die? Who will be Batman? The answers are sure to shock you in "Batman R.I.P.," featuring artwork by Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea and covers by Alex Ross. QUESTION OF THE WEEK Which Spider-Man cartoon do you prefer? A) The 1967-1970 Series B) The 1981 Series C) The 1981-1983 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Series D) The 1994-1998 Spider-Man The Animated Series E) The 1999-2000 Spider-Man Unlimited Series F) The 2003 MTV Series G) The 2008 Spectacular Spider-Man series TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Ultimates Volumes 1 and 2 (Marvel Comics) A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 14 May 2008
SIZE: 44.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #14: The Wanted Podcast

This time around: dolls in the sky, nobles in the dirt, frank rocks in the art house, and Eminem's in your face with a gun. Plus, "Art Thou Not Tyler Durden?", dead men don't wear capes, a general inability to refrain from our geekery, an almost certain overuse of the word "anyway", and a big "Bongiorno" from the Italian Spiderman. NEWS Italian Spiderman Rocks! Linkage Brad Pitt as Thor? Linkage What Looks Good From Dark Horse in August? Linkage A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO DAVID M. and ERIC M. FOR DONATING TO THE SHOW! THANKS GUYS! REVIEWS Rodrigo: Sky Doll #1 (Marvel Comics) The internationally acclaimed best-seller is now finally presented in English! Meet Noa, a so-called Sky Doll; a life-like female android without rights, who exists only to serve the State's needs and desires. But when Noa meets two so-called "missionaries" who aid in her escape from her tyrannical master, all hell breaks loose for our cyborg siren as she uncovers clues that she may be much more than just a robotic toy. The first release in a new partnership between Marvel and cutting-edge French publisher Soleil! Stephen: Salt Water Taffy, "The Legend of Old Salty" (Oni Press) Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer-long vacation with their family. And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one of the most mysterious places on earth! Matthew: Nobel Causes #33 (Image Comics) Frost is the subject of a vicious attack – and wait’ll you see who the attacker is! The bold new direction continues, with an increased emphasis on character-driven action and suspense! QUESTION OF THE WEEK Who is under Libra's Hood? a) Libra b) Barry Allen c) Cobalt Blue d) Eobard Thawne aka The Reverse Flash Take the Poll TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Wanted (Top Cow) What if everything in your life was out of your hands and those around you propelled your fate? Your girlfriend left you for your best friend; your boss gave your job to someone better. What if then, after all this, someone gave you back total control? What if he revealed you were the next in line to join a secret society of super-villians that controlled the entire planet? Mark Millar and J.G. Jones provide a look at one man who goes from being the world’s biggest loser to the deadliest assassin alive. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. This week's end music also came from Enzo Bontempi, and can also be found at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 07 May 2008
SIZE: 43.3 MB
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Major Spoilers #13: The Invincible Iron Podcast

In this episode: repeated reviews, spoilers supreme, heavy metal heroes )along with fan feedback), a little white witch, Rodrigo gets Hyper, Stephen pours a Foundation, we go to the tote board for the final tally on the Major Spoilers Hero Drive, Aquaman is dead, and much more! IRON MAN REVIEW Stephen and Rodrigo kick off the podcast with a review of the Iron Man Movie. The trio go into detail about the different retellings of the origin story of Iron Man including Tales of Suspense #39, Invincible Iron Man #144, the Invincible Iron Man animated DVD, and the movie. The panel talk about what works and doesn't work in the film, read comments from listeners, and recommend everyone who has an opportunity should check it out. Iron Man 2 - arrives April 30, 2010 Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: Hyperkenetic #1 (Image Comics) HYPERKINETIC is about four intergalactic highly skilled female bounty hunters pursue an elusive prey. They end up going through a wormhole and crashing on a weird alien planet. They now have bigger concerns such as giant killer robots and crazy aliens. Stephen: Foundation #5 (Boom! Studios) Nostradamus predicted the rise of Napoleon, the rise of Hitler, the Apollo landing and 9/11. Now, in the present, his Foundation works to save mankind from the greatest threats he predicted still to come. The stunning conclusion. Hero History: The White Witch Matthew gives us a preview of his next Hero History, and promises it will be up on the site soon. QUESTION OF THE WEEK Who is your favorite Fantastic Four Stand-In? Crystal She-Hulk Luke Cage Ms. Marvel Ant Man Take the Poll TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW JLA: The Obsidian Age (DC COMICS) During the events of "Superman: Our Worlds at War" Aquaman and the people of Atlantis went missing in the timestream. Picking up where that story leaves off, the JLA discovers that Aquaman and his people are stranded 3000 years in the past. Superman and crew head back into the past to rescue their missing teammate. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

DATE: Wed, 30 Apr 2008
SIZE: 47.4 MB
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Major Spoilers #12: You'll Have That Podcast

This week the panel reviews X-Men: Legacy #210, Wild Cards: The Card Call #1, and a look back at DC's Countdown event. Stephen interviews Wes Molebash from the web comic You'll Have That, and the panel discusses Image Comics Noble Causes: In Sickness and in Health Trade Paperback. NEWS 1) Thoughts on the Speed Racer Music Video Linkage 2) Reactions to the new Dark Knight Posters Linkage 3) New Hancock Trailer Hits the Web Linkage 4) Free Comic Book Day This Weekend Linkage 5) Nerdtacular II Don't forget to keep checking the site for important info on this event sponsored in part by Major Spoilers. Linkage 6) Major Spoilers Hero Drive Only one week remains in the Major Spoilers Hero Drive, but we still have a long way to go, and a short time to get there. Get your friends to download and listen to the podcast to help the Hero Initiative. Linkage REVIEWS Rodrigo: X-Men: Legacy #210 In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and mutantkind still lies in ruin. With Magneto depowered and Xavier gravely injured, it seems their reign as the preeminent mutants has ended. But neither of these old soldiers is willing to go gentle into that good night, as Exodus learns when he squares off against Xavier on the psychic plane, with the fate of Professor X’s mind at stake. Matthew: Wild Cards: The Hard Call #1 Into a world hungry for peace, comes a spaceship ferrying chaos... An alien bomb is detonated above the planet, shedding an indiscriminate gene virus on an Earth barely recovered from the horrors of World War ll. The result: Wild Cards. ACES blessed with superhuman powers and JOKERS cursed with bizarre physical and mental disfigurements. This is their story. Stephen: DC's Countdown to Final Crisis The Great Disaster has occurred, and all hell breaks loose as all the storylines in COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS come to a climax, threatening Darkseid and Jimmy Olsen and Mary Marvel and the future of their Earth! QUESTION OF THE WEEKk How do you like your superheroes? a) Cape b) No cape Take the Poll! INTERVIEW Wes Molebash is the cartoonist of You’ll Have That, a comic strip published online by Viper Comics. You’ll Have That currently updates three days a week at Viper Comics. Wes lives in Ohio with his wife, Tricia, and their two cats, Sophie and Stella. Wes holds down a blue-collar job and he loves milkshakes. TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW Noble Causes from Image Comics The panel members take a peek behind the curtain of superhero celebrity and find soap opera stories that are quite good to read. Every girl thinks her boyfriend is a catch, but Georgetown bookseller Liz Donnelly's got bragging rights - she's dating Race Noble, the famous super-hero with the quick smile and quicker legs. Follow Race and Liz's whirlwind romance, from the moment they meet, to their wedding ... and the tragic honeymoon. Suddenly, Liz is a stranger in a strange land - an everyday person living with a family of celebrity super-heroes! Behind the glamour and wonder lie dark secrets, ruthless ambition, and twisted desires. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, in turn, help the Hero Initiative.

DATE: Wed, 23 Apr 2008
SIZE: 48.7 MB
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Major Spoilers #11: The Naughty Sorority Girl Podcast

This week the panel reviews Cthulhu Tales #1, Serenity Better Days #2, Superman #675, and Hulk versus Hercules #1. The crew also takes a crack at sorority sisters gone bad and review Image Comics Hazed. NEWS 1) The panel weigh in on some of the recent announcements made by DC and Marvel at the New York Comic Con. Linkage 1 Linkage 2 2) Green Goblin appears on The Spectacular Spider-Man and the panel reacts to a giant pumpkin where it shouldn't be. Linkage 3) Nerdtacular II Update Scott has updated the Nerdtacular website with more information about the event Major Spoilers is helping to sponsor. Linkage 4) Major Spoilers Hero Drive We're halfway to our money goal, but still have a long way to go, and a short time to get there. Get your friends to download and listen to the podcast to help the Hero Initiative. Linkage REVIEWS It's a three star week as everyone gives their titles three out of five stars Rodrigo reviews Cthulhu Tales #1 from Boom! Studios Matthew tackles Serenity: Better Days #2 from Dark Horse Comics Bryan likes Hulk versus Hercules #1 from Marvel Comics Stephen wonders why Superman is chatting it up with Lar Gand in Superman #675 from DC. Question of the Week As a basic superhero premise, which do you prefer?     a) born with powers (mutants)     b) acquired powers in an accident / experiment (Spider-Man)     c) magical powers (Dr. Strange / Fate)     d) aliens (Superman / Martian Manhunter) Take the Poll! Image Comics' Hazed The panel members looked at college life from the female perspective and discuss the body issues, sex, drugs, and sorority life as dished up by Mark Sable and Robbi Rodriguez in Image Comics' Hazed. Hazed is a dark comedy about three young girls' perilous journey through the world of sororities and eating disorders. From the creator of the critically acclaimed Grounded, Hazed is to comics what "Heathers" and "Mean Girls" are to film - only smarter, meaner, and funnier! Overall, the panel liked the original graphic novel, they just have a few problems with some of the plot points. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, in turn, help the Hero Initiative.

DATE: Wed, 16 Apr 2008
SIZE: 55.2 MB
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Major Spoilers #10: The 10-Cent Adventure Podcast

This week the panel reviews Ghost Rider #22, Action Comics #863, and Booster Gold #8. Stephen interviews Chip Mosher from Boom! Studios, and the crew offer up their favorite must read trade paperbacks. NEWS 1) The Atom and Catwoman are getting the axe from DC Comics Linkage 2) Disney returns to traditional cel animation Linkage 3) Stephen reflects on why Major Spoilers doesn't post obituaries 4) Nerdtacular II Update Scott has updated the Nerdtacular website with more information about the event Major Spoilers is helping to sponsor. Linkage 5) Major Spoilers Hero Drive We're halfway to our money goal, but still have a long way to go, and a short time to get there. Get your friends to download and listen to the podcast to help the Hero Initiative. Linkage Reviews Rodrigo reviews Ghost Rider #22 from Marvel Comics Matthew checks out Action Comics #863 from DC Comics Stephen digs Booster Gold #8 from DC Comics Question of the Week Who is your favorite Green Lantern? a) Alan Scott b) Hal Jordan c) John Steward d) Guy Gardner e) Kyle Rayner f) G'nort g) Tomar-Re h_ Kilowog Take the Poll! Stephen interviews Chip Mosher from Boom! Studios. Chip is the Director of Marketing and Sales for Boom! Studios, and also the writer behind Left On Mission. We’ll discuss his illustrious 26 year career in comics (you’ll want to listen to find out how that works for someone just over 30), some of Chip’s ideas on marketing comics, and a new zombie title by the OSCAR nominated writer behind Before Sunrise. Top Ten Trade Recommendations Instead of reviewing a single trade this week, the panel members each list their top ten must have trade paperbacks. This is a great list for those wanting to get into comics, those looking to pick up a new story, or those who want to expand their comic reading. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store. 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 about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, in turn, help the Hero Initiative.

DATE: Wed, 09 Apr 2008
SIZE: 47.5 MB
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Major Spoilers #9: Fert!

This week the panel members welcome Scott Johnson from Extra Life (www.myextralife.com) to the show to talk about webcomics, review Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warefare, Secret Invasion #1, Neozoic, Marvel Adventures Hulk, The Dark Tower, and the Foundation #4. Note: This week we had a weird error occur in the recording. We kept the show, because we felt the content and information far outweighed any minor issues. NEWS 1) New Hellboy trailer released Linkage 2) Heroes and Chuck return to NBC Linkage 3) Don't forget about the Major Spoilers Hero Drive to raise money for the Hero Initiative Linkage 4) Major Spoilers sponsors Nerdtacular II: The Dark Knight Linkage Reviews Rodrigo reviews NeoZoic from Red 5 Comics Stephen thinks Marvel's Secret Invasion #1 rocks Bryan likes Marvel Adventures Hulk Scott raves about Marvel's The Dark Tower series Stephen and Bryan are less than trilled with the direction The Foundation has taken in the latest issue Question of the Week What kind of comic book fan are you? a) Closet (no t-shirt or memorabilia, you don't call attention to your secret love) b) Occasional Fan c) Your massive treasure trove of comics is just for you and your close friends d) Flame On! Take the Poll! Stephen interviews Scott Johnson about his webcomic career and the two touch on such topics as monetizing webcomics, some of Scott's major projects, his background and more in this engaging segment. The show wraps up with the panel reviewing Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare by Ricardo Delgado and published by Dark Horse Comics. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 02 Apr 2008
SIZE: 44.3 MB
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Major Spoilers #8: The Podcast without Fear

The Man Without Fear This week the panel weighs in on the Seigel Superman case, review Dominion from Boom! Studios, Green Lantern #29 from DC, and Young X-Men #1 from Marvel. Brian recommends a couple of Hulk trades, Stephen makes a major announcement, and the panel takes a look at Frank Miller's run on Daredevil. NEWS 1)Judge awards 50% ownership of Superman to Siegel heirs Linkage 2)Secret Invasion arrives this week - Who do YOU trust? Linkage The Major Spoilers Hero Drive Stephen announced a special pledge drive, where Major Spoilers will donate 50-cents per subscriber to the Hero Initiative. Linkage Reviews Bryan reviews Dominion 1-4 (and half of 5) from Boom! Studios Stephen takes a look at Green Lantern #29 from DC Comics and mentions it has a great connection to last week's Emerald Dawn review. Rodrigo blasts Young X-Men #1 from Marvel Bryan follows up and recommends several Hulk trades from Marvel. Rodrigo's Words Rodrigo defines the term Canon and the panel discusses how it works or doesn't work in comics. Question of the Week Which Batman symbol do you like the most? a) Bat on Yellow Circle b) Black bat across chest c) Batman Begins bat d) Justice League Unlimited bat e) Batman Beyond bat Take the poll! Frank Miller's Daredevil Omnibus Companion The panel members were able to land a copy of the Daredevil Omnibus Companion featuring Daredevil stories by Frank Miller including the Daredevil: Man Without Fear. Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 26 Mar 2008
SIZE: 44.5 MB
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Major Spoilers #7: In Brightest Day, In Darkest Podcast

In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night, No Evil Shall Escape My Sight! The Major Spoilers Panel takes a look at the modern retelling of the origin of the Green Lantern in DC's Emerald Dawn. Individual reviews are also featured for Ghost Whisperer, Power Pack, and Atomic Robo. There's the question of the week and the panel review Ookla the Mok. NEWS 1) G.I. Joe Snake-Eyes costume revealed Linkage 2) Kevin Conroy reprises Batman role for Gotham Knights DVD Linkage Reviews Bryan reviews the final issue of Atomic Robo, and likes it. Stephen takes a crack at Ghost Whisperer from IDW Publishing and gives it an okay. Surprisingly, Rodrigo likes Marvels' Power Pack. Ookla The Mok The panel takes a moment to review Ookla the Mok's Super Secret Album from 1998, giving it high praise. Question of the Week Which incarnation of William Shatner do you like most? a) Shat as Kirk b) Shat as TJ Hooker c) Shat from Boston Legal Take the Poll Emerald Dawn The panel takes a look at the Emerald Dawn trade paperback, which retells the origin story of Hal Jordan (aka the Green Lantern) for modern times. Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 19 Mar 2008
SIZE: 33.3 MB
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Major Spoilers Zeta (06): KRAK-A-DOOOOOM!

Bryan is MIA this week so it is up to Rodrigo and Stephen to review Thor #1-6, War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle #1, The Foundation #3, and a whole lot more! NEWS 1) Clone Wars Animated Movie and Live-Action Series Rodrigo and Stephen give their takes on the announcements, with Stephen urging openness when it comes to the live action show. Linkage 2) Hulk Trailer Online Rodrigo digs the action, Stephen thinks the trailer gives too much away. 3) Legion of Super-Heroes Ending on Kids' WB! Linkage Review: The Foundation #3 Stephen reviews the third issue of the Foundation from Boom! Studios, and likes it very much. There are still some art issues, and the pacing is a bit slow in places, but when the good parts arrive - look out! Review: War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle Rodrigo take a look at the first issue of Marvel's Phantom Eagle. It certainly isn't the same Phantom Eagle from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. A gritty look at the first world war and the pilots that flew in it. Review: Pendant Productions Batman: Ace of Detectives Instead of reading comics all day, listeners may want to check out radio dramas with superhero bent. Pendant Productions spins tales of the current incarnation of Batman and company into serialized radio dramas. Stephen and Rodrigo both think the radio dramas need work - especially in the area of voice acting, but true fans might enjoy listening to the two plus years o shows. Linkage QUESTION OF THE WEEK Even with Bryan absent, he still has time to ask the question, Are you a Marvel, or are you a DC? Take the Poll! RODRIGO's WORDS A new segment is introduced this week, where Rodrigo examines common comic terms and the panel gives examples of how it is used. This week's word is RETCON. Review: Thor #1-6 (and 7) The podcasting duo examine the first six issues of Marvel's Thor, pointing out some of their most favorite and least favorite moments from the series. Rodrigo wonders why the host bodies of the Asgardians are all white, Stephen loves the special moments between the Norse gods and the town folk from Oklahoma, and they both think this is a great series that follows the Hero's Journey. They also take a moment to talk about issue #7 and the relationship between Thor and Odin, and how the son must kill the father. Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 12 Mar 2008
SIZE: 53.8 MB
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Major Spoilers Epsilon: New Frontier and The Spectacular Spider-Man

NEWS 1) Watchmen Costumes Unveiled The panel weighs in on the first images released of the Watchmen in their official garb. Linkage 2) Skrullapalooza Readers send in their own versions of the Who You Can Trust? campaign Linkage 3) Lana and Lex not regulars on Smallville Season 8 Does anyone care? Linkage Review: DC's The New Frontier Absolute Edition Written by Darwyn Cooke Art by Darwyn Cooke Everyone on the panel agrees this is a 5 out of 5 Star collected edition. The panel spends most of the program analyzing the New Frontier discussing everything from the minor plot points to the nods to great moments in comic history during the Silver Age. Review: The New Frontier DVD Review The panel discusses the differences between the DVD and the Absolute Edition, citing why some of the changes are okay, and others can detract from the movie if you've already read the trade. Bryan, Stephen, and Rodrigo suggest people watch the DVD before reading the book. Review: The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated Television Show The panel is split on the show. Stephen gives it a pass citing the art style is not to his liking. Bryan has an issue with subtle costume changes, but Rodrigo likes the show overall. The panel agrees that the animated series is off to a good start giving nods to the classic Spider-Man, and building continuity and large story arcs between episodes. QUESTION OF THE WEEK Which movie are you most looking forward to this summer? a) The Dark Knight b) Iron Man Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Tue, 04 Mar 2008
SIZE: 31.3 MB
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Major Spoilers Δ: We Can Be Heroes

Special Feature This week it's all about the Legion of Super-Heroes. Yeah, it's going to get complex, so you might want to bone up on your Hero History. Linkage What Movie are You Most Looking Forward to This Summer? a) Iron Man b) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull c) Wanted d) Dark Knight e) Hulk Skrullapalooza Who's a Skrull and who isn't? We run down a list of potential Skrull candidates. Linkage Question of the Week If you lived in the DC Universe, what city would you live in? Take the Major Spoilers Poll to voice your thoughts. Linkage CLOSE Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 27 Feb 2008
SIZE: 37.4 MB
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Major Spoilers Gamma: Boom!

NEWS 1) Akira - the live action movie The panel is mixed on the idea of a live action movie based on Akira and set in New Manhattan. Linkage 2) Batman: Gotham Knights Direct to DVD gets release date Bryan, Stephen, and Rodrigo are really excited about the July 8th release date of the DVD, although Bryan thinks it may be too close to the release of the Dark Knight movie. Linkage 3) Skrulls Interesting ads to say the least Linkage Tiny Review Bryan sits down with his son, and together they review the first issue of DC's Tiny Titans. While Jackson likes it, he's not sure he would spend his allowance on a subscription, but it was fun to read. Stephen and Bryan then have a discussion on comics for kids and why the current run of Justice League Unlimited doesn't work for younger readers. Review: The Foundation Created by Kody Chamberlain Written by John Rozum Art by Chee Cover by Paul Azaceta Bryan and Stephen love The Foundation from Boom! Studios - Rodrigo not so much. There is just enough mystery and intrigue in the first two issues, that they will continue to read the rest of the series. Stephen and Bryan award high marks, but Rodrigo's critique brings the overall rating down to 3 out of 5 stars. Question of the Week If you had to choose one of the following super powers, which would it be? a) Flight b) Super Speed c) Super Strength d) Invulnerability Head over to Major Spoilers and cast your vote! Trade Paperback Review: Left on Mission Written by Chip Mosher Drawn by Francesco Francavilla Colored by Martin Thomas The panel had nothing but good things to say about the five issue mini-series from Boom! Studios. From the art to the story telling, this issue rates as a strong read by all. Don't go into Left on Mission thinking this is going to be your typical James Bond story - it's much better! Rodrigo, Bryan, and Stephen give the trade paperback 4 out of 5 stars. This turned into the Boom! Studios episode as Bryan also gave a mini review of Second Wave, and says that if these are the kinds of stories coming from Boom! Studios, this is a company to watch. Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 20 Feb 2008
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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Major Spoilers beta: Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter

NEWS 1) Toy Fair is going on this week, and the panel talks about some of the items they spied during the week. Linkage 2) Justice League by Gaslight Bryan is blown away by the modded Justice League action figures created by Silof. Linkage Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter Review The panel dislikes the first issue. Rodrigo - art is okay, pacing is awful Bryan - hated every minute of it, but knows the issue will break even at the LCS Stephen - art is the saving grace The Escapists Review Everyone on the panel gave this a big thumbs up. Stephen challenges Bryan to get his local library to put this title on the shelves. The panel assures listeners that they are not fawning over Brian K. Vaughn it just so happens the last two titles that have had unanimous thumbs up were written by Brian. Bryan's Question of the Week Who would win in a fight; Spider-Man or Batman? Listeners are encouraged to head over to the Major Spoilers website and vote. Linkage Close Make sure to visit Major Spoilers and the Major Spoilers Forum. Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

DATE: Wed, 13 Feb 2008
SIZE: 36.0 MB
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Major Spoilers Alpha: The Gangs All Here

Introductions of the Panel Members (Stephen, Bryan, and Rodrigo) NEWS 1) the return of the Major Spoilers website Linkage 2) Watchmen film put on hold while 20th Century Fox sues Warner Bros. Linkage 3) DC cancels Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Unlimited Linkage 4) New JLU figures on the way? Linkage Atomic Robo Review The panel likes a lot Volume 2 on the way in 2008, will all be based around events of WWII. www.red5comics.com Runaways Review Mixed reactions as the panel compares the first volume to the first season of 24, Heroes, and Lost. Lots of interesting characters without the burden of the Marvel 616 Universe getting in the way. Who is the best live action Batman? 1943 - Lewis Wilson 1949 - Robert Lowery 1966 - Adam West 1989 - Michael Keaton 1995 - Val Kilmer 1997 - George Clooney 2005 - Christian Bale Close Make sure to visit Major Spoilers and the Major Spoilers Forum. Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok. You can visit them on the web at www.ooklathemok.com and purchase their music at the iTunes Music Store.

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