Grant Morrison's New X-Men

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew talk Thor, Gotham City, Grant Morrison’s New X-Men volume 1, run through a Poll of the Week, and read listener e-mail.

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NEWS
This week the readers pick the news, and voted to hear the Major Spoilers Crew talk about JMS leaving Thor
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REVIEWS
Rodrigo
Descendant #1
w: Michael Dolce and Marcus Perry
a: Mariano Navarro

In DESCENDANT Rayne Santiago, a United States counter-terrorism soldier, is forced to return to her South American homeland after years of exile due to abusing her own innate pyrokinetic abilities. There she she receives word of her brothers’ abduction by a rogue pharmaceutical conglomerate bent on using their DNA to manufacture super powers. Michael Dolce and Mariano Navarro’s experience in the small press superhero field combined with Marcus Perry’s past writing high-octane action films combines to tell a superpowered blockbuster the likes of which hasn’t been seen.

Matthew
81_NEW_AVENGERS_54.jpgNEW AVENGERS #54
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO

A Sorcerer Supreme is chosen! Be witness to a very important chapter in Avengers history and the lore of Marvel magic! Plus, the Avengers finally have a big showdown with the Hood and not everyone walks away from it unharmed!

Stephen
Gotham City Sirens #1
Written by Paul Dini; Art and Cover by Guillem March; Variant Cover by JG Jones

This all-new series features the bad girls of Gotham City! Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people’s rules regardless of which side of the law they’re on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way?

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
We’re taking the battle back, back, back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to the dawn of time, where we are pitting caveman vs. caveman. This week it’s DC’s Anthro taking on V.T. Hamlin’s Alley Oop.

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Grant Morrison’s New X-Men Volume 1
Sixteen million mutants dead – and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century, masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel’s mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes – replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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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5 Comments

  1. Salieri
    July 1, 2009 at 7:14 am — Reply

    Stephen Strange is getting his own series, merely titled “STRANGE”, and unfortunately penned by Mark Waid, whose Marvel work I have always found lacked lustre.

  2. Shawn
    July 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Rodrigo’s review discussion was some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever heard. You guys are great. Keep it up.

  3. Jeremy
    July 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Kordey had one week to draw 22 pages >_>

    The second half of the run has better art. Each arc changes artists, but at least they don’t change artists during the MIDDLE of the arc.

    I really hope you guys do the other two hardcovers. This is probably one of my favorite runs ever.

  4. Discount Lad
    July 1, 2009 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    No no. Everyone knows that the Jetsons takes place the same time as The Flinstones. It’s just in that time the rich erected houses far above the skyline to get away from the brutish poor. That’s why there is such a technology and class rift between the two, as well as talking dinosaurs.

  5. Taffeta Darling
    July 2, 2009 at 1:12 am — Reply

    first time listener.
    Liked the reviews and the sillyness.
    dude!
    as an adult, I have been able to follow archie comics for 20 years,
    because of the end aisle last minute marketing.

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