Major Spoilers Comic Book Podcast Holiday 2008

All work and no Rodrigo makes Jack a dull boy. The Doctor is in, but we can’t make our copay. The Late, Great Bird of the Galaxy is a little less lonely. Plus: You’ll not have that for that much longer! Santa Claus with a cape? Won’t you come and join the party dressed to kill? The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!


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Doctor Who Christmas Special

RIP: Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Who is the new Black Panther?

Matthew and Stephen take a look at the DC and Marvel Comics Holiday Specials.
DCU Holiday Special 2008
Written by Alan Burnett, Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar, Dan DiDio and others; Art by Rodolfo Migliari, Kevin Maguire, Ian Churchill, Tim Levins, Yishan Li and others; Cover by Frank Quitely
Celebrate the holiday as the Justice League of America host a surprise party guest! Dr. Light aids with the Festival of Lights and Nightwing delivers a special gift to Robin. Plus the super-secret origin of Santa Claus!
DC Focus | 80pg. | Color | $5.99 US

Marvel Digital Holiday Special
The Story: MARVEL DIGITAL COMICS EXCLUSIVE Ho Ho Ho! It’s Holiday fun in the Merry Marvel Manner, as the house of ideas hangs the stockings by the Chimney with care in hopes that Galactus won’t soon be there. The X-Men celebrate their first holiday in their new home of San Francisco – and their first without Kitty Pryde among them in X-MEN: Blue Christmas by Jim McCann and Todd Nauck. Meanwhile, in the days before Secret Invasion, one family finds even the most humble of Holiday celebrations can be infiltrated by the Skrulls in a tale of Holiday Horror by Ryan Penagos and Juan Doe. And hey, what’re the holidays like for Jack Russell – Werewolf by Night? Find out in “WEREWOLF BY EVE!” by’s own Ben Morse and Stephanie Buscema. All of this, and…Santa Claus vs. The Illuminati?! Tis the season, and Brian Reed& Val Semeiks will bring it to ya! So stop on by for some Egg Nogg, Driedel spinning and probably a fist fight or two with your favorite Marvel heroes and villains in the Marvel Digital Comics Holiday Spectacular!

We’re spinning the fight out to the future where robots will be our supreme overlords. Instead of having us meatbags fight for their pleasure, the future will be filled with Robot Wars. In the latest round, we’re pitting Bender from Futurama, against Kryten from the BBC comedy Red Dwarf.
A) Bender
B) Kryten

Favorite Holiday Comicsk
(from the Wiki)
Stephen and Matthew take a moment to take a look back at some of their favorite holiday moments in comics and television. Stephen asks the question, are holiday comics worth it?

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About Author

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...


  1. Awesome podcast as always you guys to bad Rodrigo was missing….anywhosits Merry Christmas and il see you guys in the new year!

  2. lol the beginning was the best part more italian accents even in a show all in italian accents be awsome
    PS you guys are the best

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