Surrogates

In this issue: Mama said you ain’t gonna earn nothin’ actin’ the fool, but she never figured on our costume contest… The EIC takes over BATO, PDQ! The Dark Knight says NAGANOOTCH! Who’s the hottest soopaguy who’s a love machine for the JLI? Can you dig it? Also: Second Stage Turbo Ranger Power… It’s Morphin’ Time! Bad tonsorial decisions in review! Sinestro and Carol Ferris still can’t agree who is more in love with Hal Jordan! And now there’s a better way to pretend to be a woman than a picture of Selma Blair and typing in lowercase… Get a surrogate!

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NEWS
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REVIEWS
Rodrigo
KILL AUDIO #1
Written by Claudio Sanchez
Drawn by Sheldon Vella

KILL AUDIO follows the adventures of an immortal little troll who struggles to find a purpose in a land where musical and artistic creativity are controlled substances. With a growing team of misfits to keep him company on the crazy road to clarity and an aggravating nemesis setting them back at every turn, will Kill Audio ever find what he’s looking for?

Matthew
Green Lantern #46
Written by Geoff Johns; Art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; variant cover by Andy Kubert

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! For months, Mongul has wrested control of the Sinestro Corps. Now Sinestro wants a word with him. And Hal wants a word with Sinestro. But in the midst of BLACKEST NIGHT, they’ll all become the hunted as the fallen Sinestro Corps members rise. What will happen? Here’s a hint: Sinestro gets some serious payback.

Stephen
Batman: Widening Gyre #2
Written by Kevin Smith; Art by Walter Flanagan and Art Thibert; Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz; variant covers by Gene Ha
Kevin Smith’s newest Batman adventure has only just begun and already the surprises are pouring in! This issue has more guest-stars, more twists, more turns and more Batman than you can handle.

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Sometimes I fear what is going through the mind of SkrullBryan. He’s the one that sent along the Poll of the Week for this week, and I guess from the Skrull point of view, one might spend endless hours pondering the crazy beard look – especially if you are from a race that has more than enough reason to want to cover their chins. Regardless of the mental state of our shape shifting friend, the big question remains…
Who makes this look “look” good?
A) Dumbledore
B) Alan Moore
C) John Brown

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Surrogates: Flesh and Bone
In a dark, downtown alley in Central Georgia Metropolis, a juvenile prank goes too far and a homeless man is killed. When the ensuing investigation reveals that the attackers aren’t who they appeared to be, justice depends on the testimony of a single missing witness – a street snitch with a history of providing information to a cop named Harvey Greer. Harvey is placed on special assignment to track down the informant, but others have their own designs, including a wealthy socialite and an ex-con turned religious leader known to his followers as The Prophet. As days pass and anger among the anti-surrogate population grows, the city stands on a razor’s edge. Will punishment be exacted in a courtroom or on the streets? Set fifteen years prior to the events of the original Surrogates graphic novel, Flesh & Bone sheds light on the past that binds the cast together. From the streets of Central Georgia Metropolis to the boardroom of Virtual Self, Inc., Flesh & Bone takes us on a journey through a city struggling to come to grips with its present. Not only a suspenseful thriller but also a cautionary tale, this book reminds us that tomorrow will be determined by the choices we make today.

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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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8 Comments

  1. October 7, 2009 at 4:42 am — Reply

    It’s almost uncanny how Stephen mimicked my voice. ;)

    In the end, when you said you’re gonna return to the mice, I thought you were actually gonna review a Disney comic on next week’s episode. :)

  2. ssmetzer
    October 7, 2009 at 8:38 am — Reply

    Great show!

    During “The Surrogates” review, someone brought up the point that they didn’t understand why all of the “dreads” were black. I can’t answer that BUT one of the characters in the story explains why they are called “dreads”. The name comes from the fact that many of the members have dread locks. I hope that helps.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. J Michael T
    October 7, 2009 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    Totally enjoy the shout-out (Matthew cracks me up) but would love some Dante artwork! Love his Crutical Hits drawings…

  4. October 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    You know I love you, Matthew… but you realize that Helvetica is the most common typeface on the planet directly due to its readability. Just sayin’.

  5. October 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Helvetica blows…

    It’s the typeface equivalent of 5 for a dollar ramen noodles, and it’s ubiquity adds to it’s insidious bastardry.

  6. Bob
    October 7, 2009 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    Matthew, I got that joke!

    Somewhere out there, the Marauder is still easy riding…

    Bob

  7. Ricco
    October 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    Why do people always asume I’m insane? Me and 2 of my other personalities find that insulting.

    P.S. I still think Hawkman is going to show up in Smallville, he’s shirtless all the time, hence the good physique asked of the actor, and he reincarnates all the time so any ethniciy works.

    • Rodrigo
      October 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm — Reply

      well here’s hoping they do away with the helmet that makes him look like he’s always staring intently at your junk

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