Major Spoilers Podcast #97

In this issue: The Merc With A Mouth Becomes The Merc With A Movie… Mysteries, Wrapped In Enigmas, Within Quandaries, surrounded by bacon and deep-fried for Tempura… Men In Jodhpurs and Men In Masks, Working Together for a Better Tomorrow. Plus! The redhead wasn’t thrown off a bridge throws down with the the brunette who didn’t turn into a giant bug! Wolverine and Ripclaw: If They Touch, Will The Universes Collapse? And The Return of Tainted Rice…

UPDATE:  Audio error corrected.


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Doc Savage and The Spirit?

Fusion #1 (of 3)
Starring Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Avengers/Thunderbolts
(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they’re drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).

art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

A crazed cel phone salesman is being compelled to kill by some unseen force. Frank “Madman” Einstein and his groovy pals, the Atomics, receive “the call” to stop the horror.

Unknown #1
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer

She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world’s most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she’s never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid in the vein of RUSE with international superstar Minck Oosterveer.

Superman and Spider-Man have each had their share of love interests over the years, but two have captured their hearts. This week, we toss Lois Lane and Mary Jane Watson into the ring and have them fight for the love and affection of their big beaus. Of course this would be pre-One More Day for Mary Jane and pre-New Krypton for Lois, but you get the idea…

A) Lois Lane
B) Mary Jane Watson

Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called “Specials”) born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski’s own Joe’s Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions.

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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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  1. Ricco
    May 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Great show guys!

    At around 1:19 what the heck happened to your voices? Did someone release helium or something?

  2. Kirby
    May 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    Really good episode.

    Additionally there’s like 8 minutes of dead space after closing song.

  3. May 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    there is something really weird with the way this show encoded. I’ll fix when I arrive home tonight.

  4. Adam
    May 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    Penny Parker, I think. Terri Hatcher’s MacGyver character’s first name is definitely Penny.

  5. hermit
    May 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    the chipmunks have taken over major spoilers.

  6. May 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I did like the Madman suit with the red and gold. It was a great costume.

  7. May 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    Great show. Like other’s have said about 1:19 into the show you guys sound like chipmunks but you know what it’s actually pretty entertaining. LOL.

  8. Rodrigo
    May 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    me, I want a hula hoop

  9. May 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm — Reply


  10. russ
    May 14, 2009 at 7:31 am — Reply

    if only you’d put up the image of Erica Durance poledancing in that stars and stripes bikini, hasta la vista MJ.

  11. morpheus11
    May 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm — Reply

    Great show guys. I am really going to have to stop listening to these damn podcasts b/c now I want to go out and pick up Rising Stars! I don’t have the money for this… I blame you Stephen! When my wife leaves me I am coming to live at the Spoiler Mansion!

  12. Caio Marinho
    May 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    Teri Hatcher on Seinfeld was hot.

    “They’re real. And they’re spe-ta-cu-lar.”

    Great show, guys.

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Stephen Schleicher

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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.

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