In this week’s issue, we do what we do what we do… Rodrigo doesn’t see the point in voting for a lesser evil… Steve knows what evil lurks in the heart’s of fanboys (but not much else…) Matthew is smitten times two, but will they kiss? Plus: Doctor Peter Coogan returns for an analysis of why the other geeks are all better than you (and by you, I mean Stephen) and why they do that voodoo that they do so very well. Also, we wanna hear what you wanna hear! plus: Matthew delves into poetry.[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_80.mp3[/podcast]
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CTHULHU TALES #12 (BOOM! Studios)
Written by Jeff Lester, William Messner-Loebs
Drawn by Jeremy Rock, Chee
The NECRONOMICON team of William Messner-Loebs and Andrew Ritchie return for Arkham SVU! Thatâ€™s Spectral Victims Unit, in case you didnâ€™t know. Cover artist Shane Oakley writes up a story of the sea and one strange child in Whistle For the Deep!
New Exiles #18
COVER BY: TIM SEELEY
WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILS: TIM SEELEY
INKS: TIM SEELEY
COLORED BY: WIL QUINTANA
LETTERED BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI
They WERE the New Exilesâ€¦but after last issueâ€™s shocking ending and a loss that will tear them apart, how can our heroes possibly continue? The answers await you here, true believers, along with clues as to what the future holds for our favorite dimension jumpers! Join X-Maestro
Chris Claremont for a bittersweet chapter we can only call â€œBEGIN ANEWâ€!
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #12
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Carlos Magno and Julio Ferreira
Cover by Dan Jurgens and Will Conrad
The duel universe-spanning epic concludes as the Justice League of America attempts to rally against Tangent Superman. It all comes down to one last-ditch effort as all hope remains with one lone individual. Who’s this being, and what’s their relationship to the Man of Telekinesis? And what will become of the Tangent Universe?
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Everyone knows itâ€™s all about Matthew, as listeners and readers hang on to his every word. In two recent MSP episodes, Matthew proclaimed his love for Romona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim series and Monique from the web comic Sinfest. As there can only be one – who is going to win? Itâ€™s a cartoon cat-fight in this weekâ€™s Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!
A) Ramona Flowers
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Who would swing off a six-story building for a homemade Spider-Man movie? Why would newlyweds spend $20,000 on a Star Wars film from which they can never profit? How did three nobodies blow Steven Spielbergâ€™s mind with an Indiana Jones flick they made as teens in the Eighties?
Theyâ€™re all part of the Fan Film revolutionâ€“an underground movement where backyard filmmakers are breaking the law to create unauthorized movies starring Batman, James Bond, Captain Kirk, Harry Potter and other classic characters. Regular people are making movies that the fans want to seeâ€“and which copyrights and common sense would never allow.
Joining in the discussion this week is Dr. Peter Coogan and Clive Young.
Dr. Peter M. Coogan writes about comics, is the director of the Institute for Comics Studies and co-founder and co-chair of the Comic Arts Conference, which runs during the San Diego Comic-Con International and San Francisco WonderCon.
Clive Young is the senior editor of Pro Sound News, and is a regular contributor to MTV to Go, Videography magazine, VH1.com, iPodlounge.com and many more. His latest book, Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind the Camera hit bookstores in November 2008, and he joins us on the show this week.
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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!
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