SCIENCE!

In this issue: This is has Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla trying to achieve world peace by kicking the crap out of Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan… what else do you want? Oh, we’ve got Spider-Man 4, Buffy/Angel, and Brightest Day talk too, if you are really into that thing, but really, it’s all about science. SCIENCE!

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NEWS
Angel is Twilight

Spider-Man Kicked to the Curb
Linkage
Brightest Day follows the Blackest Night
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REVIEWS
Stephen
BPRD: KIng of Fear #1 (64 in the series)
Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Guy Davis
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Mike Mignola

After the defeat of the mystic Memnan Saa, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense — on the outs with the United States government after the bloodstained rescue of Liz Sherman — embarks to the Ural Mountains, the site of B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth, to put the frog menace to rest once and for all.

Rodrigo
The Muppet Show Comic Book #1
Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge

Roger Langridge’s celebrated run on THE MUPPET SHOW continues with this first issue of the new ongoing series! With the theater in disarray after the events of PEG-LEG WILSON, the Muppet gang decides to take their show on the road! Is the world ready for traveling Muppet minstrels?

Matthew
Suicide Squad #67
Written by John Ostrander and Gail Simone; Art by J. Calafiore; cover by Daniel LuVisi

Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect The Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he’s targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot – the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is) – and this Wall hits back!

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Alfred Pennyworth has been the Batman’s batman for years and has patched up the Dark Knight more times than we can count.  Likewise, Edwin Jarvis began catering Tony Stark, but eventually found himself waiting hand and foot on anyone who stopped by the Avengers Mansion.  Both butlers have extensive military experience, and both know how to keep a stiff upper lip, but in a fight, who would emerge victorious?
Alfred Pennyworth
Edwin Jarvis

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Five Fists of Science
True story: in 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain’s connections and Tesla’s inventions, they went into business selling world peace. So, what happened? Only now can the tale be told – in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of mankind.

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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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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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8 Comments

  1. astrodinosaurus
    January 13, 2010 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Nobody commented on the Buffy/Angel reveal because nobody wanted to take the jump and get spoiled..The header-image served as sort of a warning to skip the post. I cant complain about being Russell’ed though since this is Dark Horse deciding to use it as a cover.

    • January 13, 2010 at 8:12 am — Reply

      I can understand your thinking, and for this site it wouldn’t surprise me, but nearly all of the other comic book sites had a similar reader response. We all posted the solicitations within hours of each other, and it wasn’t until the weekend was over that people finally took notice of the interview CBR had run.

      I mentioned that Buffy is Dark Horse’s number one seller, but I don’t think the majority of people who are reading Buffy are die-hard comic book fans that visit sites like Major Spoilers. So for the core Buffy S8 fans, this news will still come as a shock to them.

  2. Ricco
    January 13, 2010 at 9:45 am — Reply

    Angel as Twilight makes complete sense, he’s been told to have a huge role in the Apocalypse, fighting for the bad guys mind you, so I can buy that with little or no problems.

    P.S.- I also Skip any posts with Buffy spoilers, Stephen I will have my revenge, in this life or the next, I will have my revenge!

    • January 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm — Reply

      Thanks for the head’s up. I will keep my flyswatter handy for when you come back in the next life…

      • astrodinosaurus
        January 14, 2010 at 7:26 am — Reply

        Oh karmic snap!

        • Ricco
          January 16, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

          Ouch! Mon ego et moi saurons nous venger…

        • Ricco
          January 16, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

          Crap, wrote it in French, translation: “My ego an I shall find a way to get our revenge…”

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