Major Spoilers Podcast Matthew Sturges

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)

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NEWS
Watchmen Movie in Trouble
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Dark Knight Beat Star Wars to move to the number 2 spot of all time
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Sexual Harassment at SDCC
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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.
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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.

Booster Gold

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!

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The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. August 20, 2008 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Another Entrant? Why i can’t take this sitting down! I will be getting more pics for you guys this weekend.

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