In this issue: The Preacher returns, and The Bird turns out to be The Word. Jack called and he wants his stuff back, Muppets take flight, Zorro hooks up with a fox, and there’s some butt=kicking going on. Plus, who you gonna call? Sure as heck better not be these guys, the Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air!


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Jack Kirby estate wants its copyrights back from Marvel

Major Spoilers Costume Contest

Adriana Ferguson sends us one of her sketchbooks
“We Are Legion” sketch collection by Adriana Ferguson

This is a softcover, 7.5”x7.5” square, book 66pg collection of sketches and full color art pieces, with commentary, depicting the artist’s take on the Legion of Super-Heroes universe with a few other DC universe characters as well. Artwork is done in a variety of mediums ranging from pencil sketches, marker, and digital painting, with 80% of the artwork being exclusive to this collection.

There are 30 + different Legion of Superheroes depicted.


Writen by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Amy Mebberson

The timid Kermie Pan resides in the magical realm of Neverswamp, where the pushy fairy Piggytink tries to toughen him up! One night, while searching for his shadow, Kermie Pan and Piggytink encounter the Darling children, who run away to Neverswamp and encourage Kermie Pan to battle Captain Gonzo! Features A covers by Eisner-award winning MOUSE GUARD artist David Petersen!

COVER BY: John Romita JR.
WRITER: Mark Millar
PENCILS: John Romita JR.

Dave Lizewski has had better days. When he first pulled on the Super Hero suit, it was the thrill of a lifetime. Since then, he’s been banged-up, beaten, broken, bludgeoned, and all sorts of other b-words. He’s met a 9-year-old assassin and been on a super hero team-up. He’s watched people die and seen himself become an internet celebrity. But all that means nothing—compared to tonight. MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR.’s foul-mouthed super hero saga continues!

Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), JOHN K. SNYDER III (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro! Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite’s Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc. This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego! Covers by Wagner and Snyder!

25 years ago, the silver screen exploded with the fluffy remains of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man. The Major Spoilers crew fell in love the Ghostbusters from the first time we saw them (some of us when the film originally debuted, one of us some time later when he was old enough). All of this has led to the discussion of which Ghostbuster was their favorite.
Dr. Peter Venkman
Dr. Egon Spengler
Dr. Raymond Stantz
Winston Zeddemore

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

Preacher Volume 2
The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past–a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse’s monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions.

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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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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  1. John Morales AKA uglyhooker
    September 23, 2009 at 10:21 am — Reply

    I love the pic this week!!!

  2. J Michael T
    September 23, 2009 at 10:23 am — Reply

    Kudos to Dante. Cool pic as usual.

  3. September 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    I came here to say the same thing! Nice work, Dante!

  4. September 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm — Reply

    Love the Preacher talk. I need to talk them off the shelf and read them again. Only this time in the backyard with some cookies.

  5. September 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    Stephen just so ya know Sony’s already given over the rights of Spider-man back over to Marvel.

    • September 24, 2009 at 12:05 am — Reply

      Actually, they’ve only signed back over the rights the The Spectacular Spider-Man television series – NOT the movies.

  6. Bob
    September 24, 2009 at 9:08 am — Reply

    Why I’m not CURRENTLY reading Preacher
    by Bob

    I got home from work one afternoon this past summer and my 8 year old son comes up to me and says “Dad, I just finished reading the 4th ‘Y: The Last Man’ book, but I don’t remember reading the 2nd. Did you ever get that one?”

    …yeah, the 4th TPB contained the Safeword storyline…

    And THAT is why I’m not currently reading Preacher.

  7. Ricco
    September 24, 2009 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Did you guys came up with the poll after reading Blackest Night 3? I remember BL Firestorm referensing the first Ghostbusters movie.

    • September 24, 2009 at 10:16 am — Reply

      If you follow the link to the poll, you’ll see exactly where the idea came from.

      • Ricco
        September 24, 2009 at 10:43 am — Reply

        I totaly forgot about that, cool coincidence thou.

  8. October 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    Rodrigo – The bunny in “Muppet Peter Pan” (which I must read now, thanks) is Bean Bunny. He was in “The Tale of the Bunny Picnic” (on HBO around the same time as “Fraggle Rock”) and the MuppeTelevision segments of “The Jim Henson Hour”. His whole schtick was that he was either wildly imaginative to the point of being distracted (in “Bunny Picnic”) or really, painfully, sickeningly cute (“Jim Henson Hour”). They more or less retired him because Steve Whitmire is too busy doing Kermit and because he wasn’t super popular. I’m one of the few people who liked him, especially his attempt to toughen his image in “Beanbo”. Just thought I’d fill you in, since I was surprised you didn’t know him.

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