HUSH Review

Wax on! Wax off! Who watches the Watchmen? All of us! Hush! Hush! Thought I heard it callin’ my name, yeah… The Commander In Chief is the Commander Out of Stock! Fan Feedback! Teen Titans! Nightwing Nocturnal! Witches Without Wardrobe! And this time, it’s personal!

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NEWS
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Karate Kid Remake?
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Watchmen Details Emerge
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REVIEWS
Rodrigo
Witchblade #123
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini wields half of the powerful ancient artifact known as the Witchblade. But now she faces a foe that predates even the mystical gauntlet, confronting a deadly horror that has descended upon Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Could the biblical Angel of Death truly have been unleashed?

Meanwhile, the bearer of the other half of the Witchblade, Dani Baptiste, goes to the aid of one of her dance students, but is she being reckless with her power?

Matthew
Teen Titans #66
Written by Sean McKeever; Art and Cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose

Teen guest stars galore! With only four members left, it’s time for the Teen Titans to hold a recruitment drive! Who will make the cut, and who will be sent packing? Who will refuse to even show up, and who will bring a boatload of trouble with them?

Stephen
Nightwing #152
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Don Kramer and Jay Liesten; Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

A “Faces of Evil”issue! In this epilogue to “Batman R.I.P.”and “The Great Leap,”both Nightwing and Dick Grayson are forced to deal with startling and tragic recent events, and things will never ever be the same – especially with Ra’s al Ghul involved!

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With the news H’wood is going to remake the original Karate Kid movie, with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi, it causes the crew at Major Spoilers to wax poetic about the multi-movie franchise. What flavor of The Karate Kid do you prefer?
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MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review
Hush
(DC Comics)
The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format!

This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long “Hush” — an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime — reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue’s Gallery and introducing his newest foe!

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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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4 Comments

  1. Ricco
    January 21, 2009 at 10:24 am — Reply

    Yay! I was quoted even if no one agrees with me.

    I know I’m gonna be linched for this, but Karate Kid sucked and if it hadn’t been shown on TV I’ve never would have payed money to see it (rental or otherwise) or any of the sequels… So they’re making a remake, couldn’t care less.

    It’s an American version of a standard Kung-Fu apprentice movie with a crappy American kid who could never really do any Karate, I know it wasn’ the point but I could never get past that.

    The Riddler get’s beaten into a coma by Hush in an early issue of Gotham Knights.

  2. Graciela
    January 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    Great podcast like always. I thought your review of Hush was insightful, though at times it considered too much of the writing done after the arc. And as a lady, I’m glad to hear some serious discussion about the gender politics in this and other comics.

  3. Andrew
    January 22, 2009 at 1:28 am — Reply

    the song at the end must be made available somehow…. I am addicted…

  4. Steve
    January 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    So after listening to this episode, I went and skimmed through Hush and I didn’t see where Poison Ivy implied she molested Catwoman. Am I missing something?

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