In this weekâ€™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: Matthewâ€™s secret crush! Save the cheerleader, save NBCâ€™s ratings! Rodrigo in the 40â€™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 podcastsâ€¦
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Show Notes after the Jump!
Raimi and Maguire Back for Spider-Man 4 and 5?
New Ghostbusters Flick on the Way?
Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced
Hereâ€™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.
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.
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?
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 heâ€™s never fit in, though heâ€™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, dragonkindâ€™s survival is now in Aaronâ€™s hands.
Featuring spectacular covers by Jeff Johnson (Amazing Spider-Man), Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) and David Finch (New Avengers)!
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
Itâ€™s the cold-war battle you thought youâ€™d never see! And now you – YES YOU – get to decide the outcome of Her Majestyâ€™s finest against Her Majestyâ€™s former finest in a Battle Royale for a Penny Farthing. Itâ€™s 007 against Number Six!
B) Number 06
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.
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