In this issue: Respect. My. Authority! Plus, Dinosaurs and Robots, girls in not much clothing, and the end of and era, and the relaunch of another.[podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_202.mp3[/podcast]
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Atomic Robo #3 // Revenge of the Vampire Dimension (#3 of 4) Written: Brian Clevinger Art: Scott Wegener It’s been a long week for ATOMIC ROBO. The Vampire Dimension invaded his home. A giant mutant sea-beast chased him through Tokyo. An insane and probably not super genius velociraptor shot him out of the skies over the South Pacific and held him hostage in a cave. Now he’s being haunted by a scientifically impossible entity from his past. Meet ATOMIC ROBO’s newest nemesis: his oldest nemesis!
Witchblade #136 Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Stjepan Sejic. “Pantheon,” Part 3 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV! Sara Pezzini, the current bearer of the Witchblade, is caught between the deadly robotic assassin Aphrodite IV and the corrupt mega-corporation Cyberdata. Even with a mystical gauntlet at her disposal, will Sara be able to walk away from this encounter?
New Avengers Finale COVER BY: Bryan Hitch WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILS: Bryan Hitch
In the wake of SIEGE, an ALL NEW shocking conclusion to the landmark NEW AVENGERS series. NEW AVENGERS is coming to an end…but not without a bang. For the first time ever, series regular Brian Bendis teams up with the superstar artist that reinvented team books for this generation…Bryan Hitch. The entirety of the Marvel landscape has changed and many Avengers do not know their place in it. But before they can move on, some very important loose ends need to be tied up. A.K.A. it’s payback time!! All this and a bevy of super star artists stop by to pay tribute to the work they made famous over the course of this top-selling book.
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
With Ryan Reynolds now appearing in both the Deadpool and Green Lantern movies, we thought it was high time to get both of these characters in the ring to see who would emerge victorious.
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Absolute Authority
The Ellis/Hitch run of The Authority lasted 12 issues, divided in three story-arcs: The Circle, Shiftships, and The Outer Dark. They showed an increasingly dangerous enemy: an international terrorist (previously seen in Stormwatch), an invasion from an alternative Earth, and “God,” the hostile alien creator of the Solar system, with corresponding high scale violence and property destruction. The usage of a narrative tool called decompression, taken mainly from manga and novel in American super-hero comic-books, was distinctive: big, panoramic panels were used to examine action in deep detail, with a slower rhythm and lighter plotting per issue.
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