In this issue: The Major Spoilers crew chat up Dark Victory, ponder the position of EIC, and give a average rating to a bunch of comics. All this, plus the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week.[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers103.mp3[/podcast]
Show Notes after the Jump!
You’re the EIC: DC Comics – Thoughts
The winner of the Major Spoilers 100th Issue Extravaganza podcast is announced during the show. You can check out the correct answers here.
A listener writes in to ask about Cthulhu and where to start reading the HP Lovecraft mythos.
Witchblade/The Darkness/Angelus: Blood on the Sandsâ€¨(W) Philip W. Smith â€¨(A) Sheldon Mitchell, Admira Wijaya and Tom Grindberg â€¨(Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universeâ€™s Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Admira Wijaya (Hercules) and Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders).
Green Lantern Corps. #37
Written by Peter J. Tomas
Art and Cover by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman
Variant Cover by Rodolfo Migliari
The penultimate “Emerald Eclipse” chapter is upon us as the breakout on Oa leads to vast devastation and death across the planet. As the War of Light rages, do Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, Kilowog and the rest of the Corps have the willpower to quell the riot and overcome the napalm-spewing Red Lanterns and the fear-spreading Sinestro Corps?
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #2 (of 4)
story MAC CARTER
art TONY SALMONS
cover ADAM BYRNE
Something sinister has been unleashed into the life of young pulp writer H.P. Lovecraft. His wretched dream of monsters and murder has come true! It canâ€™t be coincidenceâ€¦ It canâ€™t be merely that heâ€™s begun a fast descent into madnessâ€¦ Two men are dead! Can Lovecraft stop the deadly beasts that seem to slip from his subconscious into the real world before the police discover that the trail of blood leads directly to his doorstepâ€¦.
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Marvel dropped the pebble in the pool this week, with the announcement that Steve Rogers would be the latest hero to pass through Deathâ€™s Revolving Door and make his return in Captain America: Reborn.
While it may not have been a huge surprise, thanks to Marvelâ€™s numerous efforts to tease the return, it did cause quite a stir among the comic book fans. Which brings us to the latest Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!
What do you think of Steve Rogers’ return?
* Super excited!
* It’s too soon!
* Death’s Revolving Door strikes again – I’ll pass.
* I’ll believe it, when I see it!
* What’s a Steve Rogers? I don’t read or care about Captain America
Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Batman: Dark Victory
The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues the story of an early time in Batmanâ€™s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gothamâ€™s protectors.
Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his cityâ€™s dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the cityâ€™s greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the seeming return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batmanâ€™s previous investigation of Holidayâ€™s killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holidayâ€™s crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth?
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