DC's Identity Crisis

This issue: There’s a new nightmare in town, but at least he didn’t kill Kitty Genovese. Logan suffers from a premature release. The Bartons ain’t the Bartons anymore. Plus: A League with in a League? Controversy among the Spoilerites? Dogs playing poker? Also, two guys get a restraining order from one ‘Eel O’Brien’ on this, the 88th consecutive string of running jokes and pop culture detritus (Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?) The Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air!

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Rodrigo

Astonishing Tales #3

COVER BY: KENNETH ROCAFORT

WRITER: C. B. CEBULSKI

DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY

JONATHON GREEN

JONATHAN HICKMAN

PENCILS: KENNETH ROCAFORT

LOU KANG

NICHOLAS PITARRA

FIONA STAPLES

COLORED BY: IRO BOT

LETTERED BY: TROY PETERI

Marvel’s premiere all-new anthology continues as

WOLVERINE & PUNISHER go toe-to-toe with the deadly Viper on the streets of Madripoor! Meanwhile, in the future, IRON MAN 2020 has problems of his own as his new energy-efficient air transport gets blasted by the mysterious Commodore Q! SUNSPOT and CANNONBALL continue their moviemaking mayhem in MOJOWORLD! And Jonathan Green (Anita Blake: The First Death) and the incredible Fiona Staples give us an untold tale of Spider-Woman’s past…and some of California’s most horrible vampires!

Rated T+ …$3.99

Matthew

New Avengers: The Reunion #2

The Story: Written by JIM MCCANN

Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ

Cover by JO CHEN

Ronin & Mockingbird have found each other again, but they might be wishing they hadn’t! There’s a ticking time bomb out there and these two are going to have to either set aside their issues or duke it out before an entire city goes “BOOM!” Odds are there’ll be a fight! Plus, what secret has Bobbi been carrying with her since BEFORE the Skrulls abducted her? Find out here as THE REUNION continues!

Rated A …$3.99

Stephen

The Mighty #3

Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne; Art by Peter Snejbjerg; Cover by Dave Johnson

Alpha One may be the most powerful being on the face of the planet, but emotionally, he’s vulnerable – and he needs a friend he can trust. His ally Gabriel Cole, who has just officially taken command of Section Omega, is becoming that friend. But neither man knows the danger they tempt by inviting each other into their homes. And what amazing secrets are hidden in Alpha One’s underground headquarters?

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Stretch ‘em out and they’ll always return to their natural shape, that is unless you stretch the stuff too far thus breaking its point of elasticity. This week, we return to the battle of the big two, this time with Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four, taking on the Elongated Man from the Justice League. Who wins the battle of the stretch, and who winds up a puddle of goo in the middle of the ring?

A) Mr. Fantastic

B) Elongated Man

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Identity Crisis

Written by Brad Meltzer; Art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; Covers by Morales and Bair and Michael Turner

When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

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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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2 Comments

  1. Ricco
    April 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    First of, great podcast as always!
    I didn’t know that at one point Dr Light was this big villain who almost beat the League, it does explain why in Teen Titans 21-22-23 it takes all of the Teen Titans past and present + reserves to stop him after he regains his memory.

    I read “I Can’t Believe it’s not the Justive League” and “Formerly Known as The Justive League” years after “Identity Crisis” it made any re-read of Identity that much sadder to see Ralph and Sue all happy and carefree…

  2. April 10, 2009 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    Ok, so I listen to the podcast during my weekly drives to and from my gaming habit…

    …And I had to pull over on the highway because I was laughing so hard!

    but for the life of me I can’t remember where it was…. other than sometime before the talk about Identity Crisis…

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