The Tank Girl Podcast

In this issue: Can a rabbit be invisible and pink at the same time? My name is Mot, thanks a lot! And wouldn’t it be cool if the Plutonian had a flying dog in a cape that is ALSO a mass-murderer… Plus: Billy West will still be getting a paycheck… Norman Osborn is makin’ his list, and checkin’ it twice… But is the podcast brutal enough that Stephen will stop erasing and starting over? And: Punk Rock Girl, you look so wild, punk rock girl let’s have a child, we’ll name her Minnie Pearl, just you and me, we need fudge banana swirl, you and me… Stephen’s store got Mojo Nixon, so it don’t need no fixin, the Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air.


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A wrap up of some of the big news from the Major Spoilers website.
Harvey Gets a Spielberg Remake

The Iron Patriot End the Marvel U

Futurama Cast is Back

Alien Prequel

Incarnate #1
Creator and Writer NICK SIMMONS

Mot is a boy who cannot die.
Riddle him with bullets, burn him at the stake, douse him with napalm, hang him from the gallows…still, he will walk away. Forever haunted by a mysterious doppelganger that no one else can see, Mot has wandered the world for centuries, searching for meaning and, perhaps, an end to his endless life.

Dethklok vs. The Goon
Following the release of the highly anticipated Dethklok vs. The Goon, Dark Horse Comics and Adult Swim announce a brand-new comics series based on the immensely popular animated show Metalocalypse. The band’s five members—Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, and Pickles—will be featured in a full publishing program created by series co-creator Brendon Small and a collaborative team of Metalocalypse and Dark Horse artists and writers.

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause

Time to bring the smack down talk back to the Major Spoilers Experience.  This week the Robot Overlords demanded we pick two of DC’s greatest female heroes and have them battle it out in the ring in a no-holds-barred right of the century.  Sometimes we really hate our Robot Overlords, but it’s either pick two fictional characters or have our precious, precious, Intardwebz taken away for a week. So….
A) Power Girl
B) Wonder Woman

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

Tank Girl
As the name suggests, Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centers on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic’s style was heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips were frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The strip features various elements with origins in surrealist techniques, fanzines, collage, cut-up technique, stream of consciousness, and metafiction, with very little regard or interest for conventional plot or committed narrative.

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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. Cool Drew Carey show reference Matthew, or rather: co… Dre.. Carey show… refe… rence Matt… eew.

    The Black Hole discussion, for lack of a better word, at the end of the show was so flipping funny!

  2. Ever since that “featured content” box at the top of the site was added the site looks weird like half the time, sometimes the color is wrong or the first page as only like 2-3 posts.

  3. Ricco: Those may be times I am trying to tweak the box and fix the layout of the site. You just happen to be seeing the site as I’m working. I’ve tested on Safari, Firefox, and IE7, and things are looking good so far. I’m trying to limit updates to very specific times.

  4. No worries about the really bad impersonation, as the saying goes if no-one is talking about you – you’re not important.
    I found the tank girl review really interesting. It’s a book that is definitely a product of it’s time and it’s country of origin. Listening to the podcast I was intrigued to see how it fared under the scrutiny of the Major Spoilers team.

    For me Tank Girl is a about life in you late teens/ early twenties. When sex, drugs (I’m referring to beer – but whatever your poison is – insert it here) and music are THE important things in your life. It’s that period of your life when you are reacting to life rather than planning ahead – and certainly the early issues of tank girl capture that down to a tee.

    The European comic scene is a totally different beast to it’s American counterparts (strips are either a few panels in a new paper, on eight pages in a weekly/ fortnightly comic)- and it’s really good that you are covering a broad spectrum of international material in your trade of the week segment.

    Keep up the good work guys.

  5. Robot Babiesssss… Ho! Electric Sword of Omens does not mix well with water. Max and VINCENT should have children together.

  6. I guess that post-script is the closest I’m going to get to a Black Hole podcast. I completely agree with Matthew. There is no robot cooler than V.I.N.CENT. I even named my computer Vincent.

    I must quibble with one item though. Matthew has the sequence of events somewhat off for the end of the movie. It actually goes like this:
    1) Palomino survives enter black hole in probe ship.
    2) Palomino crew trips out
    3) Reinhardt & Maximillian merge together and are trapped in Hell
    4) Passage through the “halls of Heaven” with the angel
    5) Probe ship emerges from the other side of the black hole (through a white hole, naturally) and approach a planet, possibly Earth, we really don’t know. This is where the movie ends and is what I think Steven remembers.

    I too have been unsuccessful in tracking down the elusive Black Hole comics. Best I could find is the issues that just adapt the film as a pdf comic online. Why does Anthony Perkins’ character look like Weird Al Yankovic? I would love to see the other issues where they explore the parallel universe and meet other versions of Reinhardt, Old Bob, etc.

    The Black Hole was my favorite movie as a kid. I think I enjoyed more than Star Wars originally. I still love the Black Hole, but Star Wars is the better movie. Now it’s time to listen to the Black Hole soundtrack.

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