Major Spoilers Podcast #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)

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NEWS
Raimi and Maguire Back for Spider-Man 4 and 5?
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New Ghostbusters Flick on the Way?
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DCU Elementary?
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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.
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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
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InvincibleTRADE 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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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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5 Comments

  1. September 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    It’s funny you guys were talking about Spider-Man 4 villains, b/c we were just talking about it on my CouchCasters podcast yesterday night (you beat me to the punch, though. I’m a lazy editor.) We felt that since Fox was looking to revamp Daredevil as well, that the Spider-Man 4 villain should be: Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin. Then he could put together a bunch of thugs (Rhino, Electro, Vulture, Scorpion, whoever), people who don’t need much backstory to be the sinister six and fight spidey. Check out our last episode, which rants at length about Spider-Man, and the new one I’ll be posting soon.

  2. Bryan
    September 11, 2008 at 11:32 am — Reply

    Stephen is right, George Lazenby is my favorite Bond with”On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” the best Bond movie. If you have never seen it, rent it. It is interesting in just how different it is compared with all the others.

  3. Rodrigo
    September 11, 2008 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I’ll check it out, especially since it has one of the better titles in the series

  4. September 11, 2008 at 7:51 pm — Reply

    Marty Feldman also makes a good Bond in the original version of “Casino Royale.”

  5. September 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I kinda liked Casino Royale just because I think they finally realized that so many gadgets were making the movies to silly. More action, less tech is what made that movie great. Here’s hoping quantum of solace follows suit

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