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Featuring, in this issue: Beauties and Beasties and Big Bad Wolves! Faceless Fellows Furiously Fighting! Someone’s Son Seems Superhuman! Plus: Kidnappings, Outings, and Crime, oh my! Half-sister Christian, oh, the time has come! Comfortable surfaces for your pet rodent! SKAAR… IS COMING. And: LOBSTER STICKS TO MAGNET!! KOWA KOWA!! You don’t drink, you don’t smoke, what do you do? Subtle innuendo follows, there must be something inside… Settle in, grab a frosty beverage to wash down your hamburger (the CORNERSTONE of every nutritious breakfast) and get ready for the good, the bald, and the wonderful personality. We’re gonna totally blow your mind, duuuude…


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Runaways #7

The spookiest Runaways tale ever starts here! The Val Rhymin subplot has been brewing since issue one and peeks here! Chase’s boss is not what he seems! Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) welcomes former RUNAWAYS artist Takeshi Miyazawa aboard for this creepy tale of magic and mayhem!
Rated T+ …$2.99

DYNAMO 5 #21
32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Visionary’s going on his first date! And it’s with that cute Firebird, too. But you know what happens when two super-heroes try to take a night off, don’t you…? The answer may surprise you!

Fables #83
Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges; Art by Mark Buckingham and Andrew Pepoy ; Cover by Joao Ruas
Part 1 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! Thrill! To the adventures of your favorite Fables as they fight for their very existence in the greatest Fables epic yet! Shudder! To the danger as all of existence is about to be wiped out with the stroke of a pen! Featuring Brazilian newcomer Joao Ruas, who brings his exquisite style and elegance as our new cover artist!

Watching the Watchmen and Their Counterparts
We’re almost done with the battle between the Watchmen and the characters that inspired them. This week it’s a battle of the faceless ones as The Question takes on Rorschach.

A) The Question
B) Rorschach

MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review
Gotham Central
From Amazon
The first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series is collected in hardcover for the first time! Written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, 52), this series pitted the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself.

This volume collects two cases of the Gotham Special Crimes Unit. In the first, a cop is killed by Mister Freeze, and the squad is in a race against time to bring him in without the help of the Dark Knight. In the second story–the acclaimed, award-winning “Half a Life”–Detective Renee Montoya is outed as a lesbian and finds her work environment and personal life turned upside down. Things only become more complicated when she’s kidnapped by Two-Face. This debut volume features an introduction by acclaimed mystery author Lawrence Block.

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  1. John I.G. the second
    April 22, 2009 at 7:08 am — Reply

    Oh, I know that one, that;s from Pulp Fiction. Finally a reference I get!

  2. Russ
    April 22, 2009 at 10:45 am — Reply

    and I get the Adam Ant one!! I feel old.

  3. The Dude
    April 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    You guys mentioned in this episode that someone was complaining that you guys favor Marvel too much. I posted a comment a few days ago that said that, but I want to make sure that you guys know that I was just kidding then, and that comment wasn’t meant to be serious at all. I was just mocking how people always accuse you guys of favoring one company over the other. I love your site and podcast, and I would never say anything bad about you guys.

    Anyways, great show as always!

  4. April 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    Heh. We’re not really up in arms about the “favoring one company over another” thing, so much as we believe it to be wrong and we’re working hard to make sure that the perception is smashed…

    Thanks for the kind words, tho…

  5. April 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm — Reply

    And I get the Adam Ant one!! I feel old.

    How do you think I feel? I’m the one who couldn’t get the song out of my head for a day and a half, and finally had to exorcise it by writing the show open.

  6. April 22, 2009 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    Great episode guys! I’ve been listening since your first “issue” and the show just seems to get better and better.

    You’ve got a great thing going here… Keep it up!

  7. April 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I never thought my comments sounded as nonsensical when read.

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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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