Major Spoilers #42

UPDATE:  There’s an audio error due to editing, where Matthew is out of sync for the first 45 minutes of the show.  I won’t be able to fix this until later tonight, when I’m done with my video work.

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)

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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.
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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
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.

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.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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4 Comments

  1. Propane
    October 1, 2008 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    Loved this episode!

    An important thing, the swearing (which fits well into a comic podcast well, and should be kept up) will need an [explicit] tag in iTunes or they could remove your feed from their store.

    For advertising on TV, I love the way Marvel show many many clips at the user in fast succession at the start of all Marvel related movies. Put that little bit in the 4pm-9pm time bracket and they’ll sell more comics. Putting ads on TV costs moneys, but you’ll get more back with extra sales. Here in Australia, the market probably isn’t that big; I don’t see any ads of any kind unless it’s where comic fans already go.

    Matthew’s show intros are the best thing ever.

  2. Propane
    October 1, 2008 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    I should listen to the whole show before commenting. The Aryan Brotherhood is real.

    FROM THE WIKI!

    The Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the AB or The Brand, is a white prison gang numbering about 15000 members in and out of prison. In March 2006, four leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood were indicted for numerous crimes, including murder, conspiracy, drug trafficking, racketeering, and dog fighting. According to the FBI, although the gang makes up less than 1% of the prison population, it is responsible for up to 26% of murders in the federal prison system.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan_Brotherhood

  3. Rodrigo
    October 2, 2008 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    and now we know…

  4. Justin
    October 14, 2008 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    and knowing is half the battle

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