In this issue: DC used to make bad Batman and Superman films? Let’s hope DC Entertainment does a better job of helping us part with our money, Poe #3, The Incredible Amadeus Cho, and Dark Avengers: Uncanny X-Men: Exodus: The Colon Saga: Final?: Plus Batman goes wacky-in-the-wickey-woo. Yes more Bat-S-Crazy than normal.
Show Notes after the Jump!
DC Comics becomes DC Entertainment
COVER BY: Rafael Alberquerque
WRITER: Greg Pak
Fred Van Lente
PENCILS: Rodney Buchemi
Beginning a storyarc so earth-shattering, so momentous, so, well, incredible, we just had to give it to you TWICE A MONTH! (Well, for the three months, anyway). When terrible threats rise in Svartalfheim, the land of the Dark Elves, only Mighty Thor, Son of Asgard, can hope to triumph! But what happens if the Odinson is temporarily…unavailable? It’s Hammer Time for Hercules as the Lion of Olympus gets his thunder on! Meanwhile, in Incredible Hercules 133, the Secret Origin of AMADEUS CHO begins! Who really killed Amadeus’ family? What is his true relation to Hercules? And, most importantly, what is the connection between him and The Twelve’s MASTER MIND EXCELLO? Everyone’s favorite irascible boy genius is after the answers himself — but to get them he’s going to have to go through his arch-nemesis, PYTHAGORAS DUPREE, the sixth-smartest man on Earth
DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: EXODUS
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
The climactic conclusion to the crossover event of 2009 is here! This is it, the final battle for the Dark Avengers and the X-Men that will change the status quo for the Marvel Universe. Emma Frostâ€™s betrayal comes home to roost. Cyclopsâ€™ plan clicks into place, but is it too late? What can the X-Men do against the Sentry and Ares?
Written by J. Barton Mitchell
Drawn by Dean Kotz
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99
He created Horror. Find out how horror created himâ€¦ In this pulse-pounding issue Poe must rescue his brother and his brotherâ€™s wife from THE RED DEATH! But when THE RED DEATH offers to bring Poeâ€™s wife Virginia back to life in exchange, will Poe make the right choice?
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Robert E. Howard created a vast number of heroes and villains whose tales still reverberate across the comic book world today. Two, Conan and Kull are very similar to one another (and for that answer, be sure to listen to Major Spoilers Podcast #30 for an in-depth discussion about Howard), but they are from different distant lands. If the Cimmerians and the Atlantians put the two in a ring to fight it out, who would emerge victorious?
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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Batman – The Cult
Batman must stop the army of the homeless recruited by the mysterious Deacon Blackfire in this classic title illustrated by master horror artist Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of the â€œSwamp Thingâ€. Deacon Blackfire, charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, seemingly uses the cityâ€™s homeless to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda!
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