The Bonus Podcast

In this issue: TOM WELLING PRIME PUNCH!! More meatloaf, more meatloaf, more meatloaf! Hot chicks in armored bikinis! Plus: A podcast where apes evolved from men? The Mayor is back in harness, but where’s Michael J. Fox? And two guys from the sixties fight it out to see who’s hairpiece is supreme… Come with me, and you’ll be in our world of pure imagination, where the snozzberries taste like snozzberries, no wangdoodles come to scoop you up and eat you, and you can’t go backwards… got to go forwards to go back. Better to press on…


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Connor Kent Returns


Meet the New Thor and Batgirl



Mark Smith, creator of the New Brighton Archeological Society writes in.



Witchblade Annual 2009

(W) Jay Faerber, Joshua Cozine, Joe Henderson        (A) Eric Basaldua, Sheldon Mitchell      (Cov) Eric Basaldua, Sami Basri

Presenting the first ever Witchblade Annual issue, complete with a new, original self-contained story by writer Jay Faerber and artist Eric Basaluda. Includes a second bonus story! Beautiful women all over the city are killing men they don’t even know, and then claiming they don’t even remember the events. When Sara and partner Gleason are assigned to investigate the case, they’re thrown head-first into the dangerous and deadly world of… plastic surgery?

Plus an additional story featuring Ian Nottingham by newcomers Joshua Cozine & Joe Henderson, and artist Sheldon Mitchell (Freshmen Summer Special).


Ex Machina #41

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Tony Harris and Jim Clark; Cover by Tony Harris

It’s the beginning of a new storyline – one that will finally reveal the true source of the Great Machine’s strange powers! As New Year’s Eve approaches, Mayor Mitchell Hundred makes a shocking announcement while the retired Super Hero’s past returns to haunt Times Square.


The Literals #1 (of 3)

Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges ; Art by Mark Buckingham and Andrew Pepoy ; Cover by Mark Buckingham

Part 3 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! If you’re a reader of JACK OF FABLES, then you’re familiar with The Literals – an extended family of characters who literally embody literary notions. It’s also very possible that one of The Literals may have created all of the Fables plus the universe in which they reside, unbeknownst to our beloved Fables.


Television Icons square off in this installment of the Major Spoilers Poooooolllll of the Week! Offered up by loyal Major Spoilerite Lifeisaglitch, this week we send into the ring two classic and beloved actors; Adam West, best known for his role as Batman in the 1960’s television series, and William Shatner, who has already been the target of our poll in the past (yeah, get your mind out of the gutter). Two will enter, one will leave. Who will it be?


A) Adam West

B) William Shatner



Skye Asks:

I think it could be interesting to have a discussion about comic book subscriptions. I can see several facets:

The different ways you can get a subscriptions – pull lists, direct subscriptions, dcbs and other online services.

The ways the various publishers offer subscriptions.

The effect on comic shops.

How popular are they?

How timely are they – I sometimes get issues 3-4 weeks after they have been officially released from Marvel but usually 1-2 weeks after release. DC (although I think DC subscriptions are a third party) is always about 4 weeks after release.

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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Good podcast you guys. I still say yall should do one over the Earth X, Universe X, and Paradise X series by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross though.
    I know yall at Major Spoilers tend to lean to the DC side of things but if you haven’t read these comics you need too. They are what got me hooked back onto reading comics after dropping them for years.

  2. Wow. Matthew sounding intellectual, Rodrigo providing perspective, Stephen complaining about character deaths even though they don’t change the impact of stories since they exist in fictional universes.

    BTW, Kon-El will star in the new Adventure Comics coming in August, so he’s staying around.
    Awesome issue as always, gents.

  3. Wow. Matthew sounding intellectual, Rodrigo providing perspective, Stephen complaining about character deaths like the usual self-righteous fanboy.

    BTW, Conner Kent will star in the new Adventure Comics coming in August.
    Awesome episode as always!

  4. EDIT: albert from Earth-2 tuned into this Earth’s frequency and commented on this show, thus resulting into two similar but different responses.

  5. My money is on Ravager as the new Batgirl, she has history with Nightwing (he freed her from Deathstroke’s mind control) and she holds that pose every other panel in Teen Titans and that smirk is so Rose.

    If you’re really an infrequent person, I don’t recommend a subscription… maybe more fiber or prune juice, but not subscriptions.

    P.S.- They had internet when you were in college Matthew? I thought you were like 60 or something, your knowledge of Legion feel like you’ve been reading it since the 50s, I mean wiki looks YOU up when it doesn’t know something Legion related…

  6. As a Witchblade fan, I felt that the annual didn’t help at all with changing people’s opinion on Top Cow.

    “you should try Witchblade now, it’s not all naked ladies, honest………here, try the annual (turn’s to page 1)……..oh, right…….er………I’ll get my coat”

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