In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew reviews some comics, picks the comic they are most looking forward to this week, and ponder the use of comics in the classroom with Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the institute for Comic Studies.
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Graphic Classics Volume Seventeen
Visions of the Future!
Science Fiction Classics presents comics adaptations of stories from the original creators of science fiction including â€œThe War of the Worldsâ€ by H.G. Wells and â€œA Martian Odysseyâ€ by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Also featured are â€œIn the Year 2889â€ a rare short story by Jules Verne, and â€œThe Disintegration Machineâ€, starring Arthur Conan Doyleâ€™s Professor Challenger. Plus E.M. Forsterâ€™s only SF tale â€œThe Machine Stopsâ€, and shorts by Lord Dunsany and Hans Christian Anderson.
Writer: Garth Ennis
Penciller/Inker: John McCrea
An evil so profound it threatens all mankindâ€¦ the mightiest heroes on the planet uniting to defend us allâ€¦ a secret crisis of such utter finality that a countdown to civil or infinite war seems unavoidableâ€¦ but have you ever wondered what really happens during Crossovers? The Seven, Payback, Teenage Kix, Fantastico and every other supe on Earth team up for an annual event like no otherâ€¦ and where the supes go, can a certain â€œfive complications and a dogâ€ be far behind? Vought-American prepare to make their move, in a story that will change the world of the Boys forever: Herogasm #1.
Star Trek: Crew #4
Story by John Byrne
Art by John Byrne
Cover by John Byrne
It’s a war that has raged for decadesâ€¦ but who are the combatants, and what is their unexpected connection to the Earth of centuries past? The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will have only hours to find out, or die trying!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
There are a lot of comics being released this week, and some of them might be more anticipated by readers than others. This week sees the beginning of Batman and Robin #1, the â€œendâ€ of Ultimate Spider-man with issue #133, more superhero turned bad in Irredeemable #3, a gruesome tale from Image Comics in the form of Chew #1, and the antics of Atomic Robo taking on the horror from space.
A) Batman and Robin #1
B) Ultimate Spider-man #133
C) Irredeemable #3
D) Chew #1
E) Atomic Robo #2
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew welcomes Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comic Studies to talk about comics in the classroom. From Classics Illustrated to using comics as a gateway to additional learning (plus a wild rant or two from Stephen) are discussed in the last half of the show.
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