The Cult Podcast

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.

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NEWS
DC Comics becomes DC Entertainment

REVIEWS
Rodrigo
Hercules #133
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

Matthew
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 Frost’s betrayal comes home to roost. Cyclops’ plan clicks into place, but is it too late? What can the X-Men do against the Sentry and Ares?

Stephen
POE #3
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 him… In this pulse-pounding issue Poe must rescue his brother and his brother’s wife from THE RED DEATH! But when THE RED DEATH offers to bring Poe’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?

Conan
Kull

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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 “Swamp Thing”. Deacon Blackfire, charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, seemingly uses the city’s homeless to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda!

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The Author

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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3 Comments

  1. Ricco
    September 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm — Reply

    Matthew: the island Scott raises is called “Utopia” (hence the name, duh!) the artificial island Cable made during the brief time he got Deadpool’s healing power (see Cable and Deadpool, seriously read it, he went all Messiah and tried to make an island for people looking for peace and what not).

    The healing factor allowed him to fully access his telekinetic and telepathy that he usually needs to keep his techno-organic virus from killing him, during that time he was the Omega level mutant he always was, heck it took the Silver Surfer to take him out.

    Madison Jeffries can talk to machines and reactivated the island.

    • September 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm — Reply

      Matthew: the island Scott raises is called “Utopia” (hence the name, duh!) the artificial island Cable made during the brief time he got Deadpool’s healing power (see Cable and Deadpool, seriously read it, he went all Messiah and tried to make an island for people looking for peace and what not).

      The healing factor allowed him to fully access his telekinetic and telepathy that he usually needs to keep his techno-organic virus from killing him, during that time he was the Omega level mutant he always was, heck it took the Silver Surfer to take him out.

      Madison Jeffries can talk to machines and reactivated the island.

      Jeffries I know, as he was the second Box in Alpha Flight, but none of the rest of this was I aware of…

      • Ricco
        September 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm — Reply

        It’s only X-People stuff anyway :)

        I loved the dialogue you Rodrigo and Stephen had around 1,17 hour, with the whole murder on every page. That was hilarious!

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