X-Men vs. Legion of Super-Heroes

In this issue: The Big Bad Black Lantern revealed! Scantily clad teenaged girls, and it’s not even Stephen’s birthday! What’s that Watermelon doing there? Meanwhile, Yorick, 355, and Dr. Mann find their way across the midwest, proving what your faithtul podcasters already knew: ain’t nothin’ goin’ on there. Is it Johnny? Is it Danny? Or is it Johnny and Danny? Feel Ghost Rider’s heat, makin’ you hot, burn with me, heaven’s on fire! And the most powerful superhuman force in the universe faces down against a bunch of kids from Westchester and somebody actually wonders about the outcome. In any case, it’s a show, and seeing as how we went to all the trouble of HAVING one and everything… The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!


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Necron Rises
Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl Controversy

Ghost Rider Heaven’s Fire #1
WRITER: Jason Aaron
PENCILS: Roland Boschi

The acclaimed GHOST RIDER run of writer Jason Aaron reaches its fever-pitched conclusion with six more issues of insanity, all jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love. The renegade angel Zadkiel is out to thwart Biblical prophecy by assassinating a young boy bred by Satanists to rule the world, so if Ghost Riders Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch are going to save the world, they’ll first have to save the Anti-Christ. Guest-starring Hellstorm, the Son of Satan.

Justice League America: Cry for Justice #2
Written by James Robinson; Art and cover Mauro Cascioli

The team continues its proactive hunt for justice as the trail leads to an army of Super-Villains. But the big bad may be deadlier than all of the new team combined…

Blackest Night: Batman #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Adrian Saef and John Dell; Cover by Andy Kubert; Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Deadman can’t shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It’s just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons!

We all know everyone is special – a unique snow flake that has no companion (except for the twins).  The DC Universe has a bunch of teenagers from the future who use their unique talents to save the universe, while Marvel 616 has a bunch of mutants who band together to save the universe.  They are in no way alike – really.  Trust us, we’ve got an uber-nerd working on this site, and he’ll tell you.
But even if they were remotely alike, and we could shape the universe to put the Legion of Super-Heroes and the X-Men on a deserted island and let them fight it out in a Battle Royale reality television series, who would come out on top?  Would the X-Men win because they have Wolverine, or would it be the Legion because they have a 12th Level Intellect that can figure out the endgame before it happens?
Legion of Super-Heroes

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Y: The Last Man Volume 2
1. One Small Step (issues #11–17)
* In Oldenbrook, Kansas, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann help a Russian woman named Natalya Zamyatintwo male and one female astronauts forced to return to Earth after being trapped on the International Space Station the day the plague hit. recover
* Comedy & Tragedy has a travelling group of actresses find a wayward Ampersand, inspiring them to write a play called The Last Man (The main character’s name taken from Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man).
2. Safeword (issues #18–23)
* Yorick and his companions travel to Allenspark, Colorado, where 355 and Dr. Mann fix up Ampersand, while retired Culper Ring agent 711 forces Yorick to confront his survivor guilt.
* In Widow’s Pass, the story moves to Queensbrook, set nine months after the One Small Step arc.

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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. what was that noise in the back wile Stephen talks about the Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl Controversy? was Matthew searching through the e-mails? it sure sound like someone reading an e-mail

  2. Feel Ghost Rider’s heat, makin’ you hot, burn with me, heaven’s on fire!

    HA! Nice Kiss reference!

    Got to download the podcast before I leave work today. No internet at home this week sux. :(

  3. Quoted from the comments to Blackest Night #1:

    Matthew Peterson:
    July 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm (Edit)

    Think old-school Green Lantern… Saaaay, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #2 from 1980 or thereabouts?

    What’s the Latin word for Death again?

  4. Matthew called the the BL villain has Nekron July 16. Matthew Gog amongst geeks, and I do mean Gog not God.

    Buckaroo Banzai… you know for the longest time I was under the impression it was something you guys made up.

  5. I listened, I learned.

    The discussion on the statues was socially relevant and poignant.

    The Legion vs X-Men debate continues.

    Good stuff.

  6. I really don’t like the events where EVERYONE needs to be involved. I liked Reborn and Sinestro Corp war a lot and would like if this was just GL’s thing and not everyone else’s. At least the core Blackest Night titles are the best of the bunch currently. (IMO)

  7. I prefer an event that has everyone in it instead of one with no one in it. Case in point Flannel Crisis, the last crisis to end all crisis! Yet we had no idea of the correct chronology with the rest of the dc titles because FC never made it to the main titles. For an event to be really earth-shatering I feel it has to reverberate into the other titles, I mean it’s not some guy out to kill the JLA for the hundredth time, it’s a devil like villain raising the dead to kill EVERYONE! I think it warrant a few tie-ins no?

  8. Great episode, fellas! I actually liked when you all broke into an impromptu reference freestyle.

    Y: The Last Man is really one of my faves. I hope you get through the whole series.

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