This week in Spoilers: Black Lanterns revealed, and people ain’t happy… Sexy, sexy, lizard girls on parade… Phil Sheldon loses an eye, but the fun and games ain’t over yet… Plus: Is a Robot Hottie a Robottie? Does sleeping with your alternate universe’s girlfriend count as cheating? And what WAS the name of the cartoon cat with the garbage can on his head? All this and more, from the elegant Spoilers ballroom, adjacent to the lovely Pump Room, high above Chicago.[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_75.mp3[/podcast]
Show Notes after the Jump!
Reactions to Martian Manhunter and Kal-L (Earth-2 Superman) outed as two of the Black Lanterns?
Tom and Jerry back to the Big Screen
ABC to Resurrect V
Hero Squared: Love & Death #1 (Jan 28, 2009, Boom! Studios)
Itâ€™s the return of Captain Valor, his parallel-world alter-ego, Milo, and at least one homicidal ex-girlfriend! DeMatteisâ€™ and Giffenâ€™s geeeenius super-hero series Hero Squared is back for a three-issue finale that will leave you gobsmacked! Interested in checking out Hero Squared but never had the chance?
Kick Ass #5 (released Jan 2, Marvel)
WRITER: MARK MILLAR
PENCILS: JOHN ROMITA JR.
Since he put on the green wetsuit and became Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has broken both legs, shattered his back; been run over by a Mercedes, smashed by garbage cans, and clobbered by gangsters; become a YouTube phenomenon and inspired a wave of costumed vigilantesâ€¦but none of that can compare to whatâ€™s going to happen now that John Genovese knows who he is. The super hero sensation of 2008 continues, courtesy of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Black Lightning: Year One #2 (Jan 21,2009, DC)
Written by Jen Van Meter; Art and cover by Cully Hamner
Jefferson Pierce returns to his old stomping grounds â€“ the infamous Suicide Slum of Metropolis â€“ in order to bring some hope to the residents of his downtrodden former neighborhood. He’ll quickly learn, though, that a lawless place sometimes requires a lawless vigilante to drag it into the light. Acclaimed writer Jen Van Meter (CINNAMON, OUTSIDERS) and kinetic artist Cully Hamner (BLUE BEETLE, RED) combine forces to retell the electrifying origin of DC’s most honorable hero, the bold and brave Justice Leaguer known as Black Lightning!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
This week, the Major Spoilers Poll is taking the Robot Wars to a whole new level by pitting robots who look like real women against one another. In the far corner, it’s Jamie Sommers (a.k.a. The Bionic Woman)! She’s not all robot, but has the power where it counts. In the near corner, and attractive Fembot that is designed to lure Austin Powers to his death!
A) Jamie Sommmers
MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review
Marvel Comics brings back Busiek and Rossâ€™s fully painted retelling of key moments in the birth of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander.
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