Major Spoilers Podcast #40 - ULTRAHUMANITE!

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 sports car…

This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com)

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NEWS
The Gosh Darned Batman
All-Star Batman and Robin #10 Printing Debacle
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Kingdom Come storyline continues to continue in November
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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
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

VenomMatthew
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.

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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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3 Comments

  1. Propane
    September 17, 2008 at 4:54 am — Reply

    Yep, the black guy is the MArtian Manhunter. He first came into the show during season 4 I believe, and he was leaving oreos behind as sort of calling cards.

  2. September 17, 2008 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Great job guys, this is the first episode I have listened to, found you guys via MyExtraLife. Can’t wait for the next episode!

  3. Slappy
    September 21, 2008 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    The black dude is the Martian Manhunter who according to Smallville continuity was formerly the assistant to Jor-el but now watched over Tom Welling from afar. He did leave Oreo’s in his first few shadowy appearances. (For all non Giffen JLA, JLI, JLE fans, JJ’s addiction to Oreos was a running Gag for a number of years in those titles. They were something you just did not mess with if you knew what was good for you.)

    Secondly regarding the golden age. The fact that the JSA retired instead of unmasking before HUAC was well documented in the Mid-eighties “Who’s Who in the DC Unrse” series. All of the individual former JSAer entries mentioned this fact. Slowly but surely as teneased on Earth 2, some of the Heroes gradually came out of retirement. Green Lantern as always based out of Gotham, even post Crisis (the one and Only).
    In my opinin, the story could be Canon. It fits well into the previously established History, and furthermore the Hitler Brain thingee is about as imaginable as somebody getting super powers from a cow that that was not really a cow but an Alien disguised as a cow against his will.

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