League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Podcast Review

Featuring, in this issue: Everything from merchandise to chicken fills you up this issue, and for dessert, a sampling of one Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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NEWS
Marvel Teams with Walgreens
LINKAGE

E-MAIL BAG
The Major Spoilers Crew featured in a RPG Maker 2000 Game, and James wants the crew to talk about darkness in comics. That’s darkness, not THE Darkness. Also, James wants Matthew to record a wrestling episode or two, to which Stephen responds with a challenge.

REVIEWS
Rodrigo
Sword of My Mouth #1
Jim Munroe (w)
Shannon Gerard (a)

If Ella didn’t have her baby, she’d go crazy from the loneliness. But she might still go crazy from the guilt, because the baby isn’t quite right. The world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. An all-new, six-issue story continuing on from the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent!

Matthew
Mighty Avengers #24
COVER BY: KHOI PHAM
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: RAFA SANDOVAL
INKS: DANNY MIKI
COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR

CHASING GHOSTS”
The SCARLET WITCH is back and her brother wants answers! Join QUICKSILVER as he races around the globe, hunting down the MIGHTY AVENGERS! Plus, what’s HANK PYM’S problem with MR. FANTASTIC? And what does NORMAN OSBORN have in store for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
Guest starring QUICKSILVER, and featuring appearances by the YOUNG AVENGERS and the FANTASTIC FOUR.
Rated A …$2.99

Stephen
Jack of Fables #33
Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham; Art by Russ Braun and Jose Marzan Jr.; Cover by Brian Bolland

Part 2 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! This is the opening salvo in what will come to be known around the world as “The Great Fables Crossover” (except for that one issue of FABLES that comes out the previous week that actually starts it, but who gives a crap?). You know, everyone is always saying, “Hey, we want to see Jack get his ass kicked.” And since this is a crossover, there could be all kinds of people who might be kicking Jack’s ass. But it’ll probably only involve the one person you’re thinking would do something like that.

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Yeah, we’re being a little weird this week. Why would we have a Major Spoilers Poll of the Week about fried chicken? Everyone knows you don’t read comics and eat fried chicken at the same time… duh…

It’s all in good fun, and just might help us in marketing Major Spoilers.

(but really, it’s all about the fun)

So, which is it Major Spoiler Legion? KFC or Popeye’s?

A) KFC
B) Popeye’s
VOTE

MAJOR SPOILERS Trade Paperback Review
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
From the Wiki

According to Moore, the initial concept behind the series was initially a “Justice League of Victorian England” but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world. Says Moore: “The planet of the imagination is as old as we are. It has been humanity’s constant companion with all of its fictional locations, like Mount Olympus and the gods, and since we first came down from the trees, basically. It seems very important, otherwise, we wouldn’t have it.”[1] Moore and O’Neill have revealed that they plan to map out many different eras in the League series with Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray being the two constants.

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15 Comments

  1. Jerardo
    April 29, 2009 at 2:48 am — Reply

    they really need to stop that rolling the dice s*** and just talk about what is aboulsly important news and i think there only called GentleMan after that bad movie

    • April 29, 2009 at 11:38 am — Reply

      they really need to stop that rolling the dice s*** and just talk about what is aboulsly important news and i think there only called GentleMan after that bad movie

      Well, we always appreciate feedback, but we had found a tendency for the opening segment to be half an hour long when we have more than one topic…

  2. Salieri
    April 29, 2009 at 4:27 am — Reply

    Continuing on with that ‘date of publication’ idea, you’ll notice that in Volume 2, characters specifically created by the same author begin to gravitate towards each other – The Invisible Man helping the Tripods, and being defeated by Dr. Moreau – all of whom were thought-up by H. G. Wells.

    Plus, there’s so many little references to things which only have tangential connections – e.g., Independence Day.

    Will Smith’s character: *Punches Alien in the face* “WELCOME TO EARTH!”

    Edward Hyde: *Tears open Alien transport* “Hullo, old chap. Welcome to England.” *Tears off and eats Alien’s eyeball*

  3. Salieri
    April 29, 2009 at 4:44 am — Reply

    Also – I don’t see it, personally, but according to Moore & O’Neill the crowd scenes in the penultimate issues of Vol.1 feature people who are meant to be the ancestors of characters from popular British soap opera Eastenders.

    That’s probably where I’d draw the line at ‘hidden references’.

  4. April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am — Reply

    Jerardo: What is really important news, to you then? What you might think is important, may not be important to other listeners, and to keep us from spending 45 minutes on news and very little on the trade discussion of the week makes spinning the Wheel of Destiny the best solution – plus how many other shows randomize their news?

  5. hermit
    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am — Reply

    well, i think it doesn’t really show in the… show, but i often don’t feel like you’re randomizing your news.

    • April 29, 2009 at 11:35 am — Reply

      It’s actually more random than you think… Steve rolls a die, and that’s what we talk about.

      This is also borne witness in the opens, where (as we saw last week) I reference one of the news items that we then DON’T cover…

  6. Jerardo
    April 29, 2009 at 11:14 am — Reply

    Yeah Stephen i love you man and your show just as much, if you tell me to pick up a book on your recommendation that i would never(even if the book looks stupid like an fbi taddy baer)i would all other shows i listen to dont randomize their news thay talk about all the news and quickly make fun of the dumb news(like marvel pimpin their stuff)and move on. but like i said i love your show so you dont have to change anything although it would be nice. also came to the conclusion that Matthew takes all his cues from Michael Scott(The Office)

    • April 29, 2009 at 11:56 am — Reply

      Jerardo: Thanks for the comments. In regards to all those other shows – have you seen their websites? There’s hardly anything there – at least not the extent of the coverage and items we have. So our thinking is, we can touch on a top story (selected at random) and for the rest you head to the website. The two have a symbiotic relationship with each other. The site supports the show, and the show supports the site, and the listener/reader make it all happen :D

  7. Ricco
    April 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    Great show guys! Hey, did I hear “Timewarp” and “madness takes it’s toll”? Wow, Rocky Horror Picture Show reference. I’m in my 20s, but I suddently feel so very very old…

    • April 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm — Reply

      Great show guys! Hey, did I hear “Timewarp” and “madness takes it’s toll”? Wow, Rocky Horror Picture Show reference. I’m in my 20s, but I suddently feel so very very old…

      Probably… I do that. :) And remember: you’re not old, you’re just a kid with a bigger budget.

  8. Russ
    April 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    was one of the possible news-discussions something about Supergirl and the cover of the new Justice League comic? haven’t seen anything on the site about it, what’s that about? or was I dreaming it? (hope not, as I was driving at the time of listening)

  9. April 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    Russ: We’ll bring it up again during our conversation about women in comics…

  10. April 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    Matthew, that was an EPIC intro for the show. Keep ’em coming!

    I missed the “pooooooooollllllllll”, but you made up for it with the unintentional “slanted poll” comment. (Man.. I am so immature)

  11. April 29, 2009 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    A rage against the machine reference. Matthew you need a wheel of random references to keep those intros coming

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