Batman: Year One

This week on the show; Batman: Year One, Ultimate Spider-Man gets animated, Cthulhu strikes, Irredeemable gets reviewed, and Wolfman vs. Wolfman.

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Stephen
THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #2
Written by Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Christopher Possenti
The Lovecraft-inspired event of the year continues! Darkness is rising and soon all will hear…THE CALLING! Clayton Diggs tinkers on the brink of madness as he struggles to identify the first piece in this bizarre, paralyzing puzzle — all before a great one awakes and the world changes…forever! An all-new ongoing supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, HEXED) and Johanna Stokes (DEATH VALLEY, STATION)!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Rodrigo
Prince of Persia #2
Written by JORDAN MECHNER
Art by TOM FOWLER, DAVID LOPEZ, BERNARD CHANG, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, CAMERON STEWART, NIKO HENRICHON, PETE PANTAZIS,  & DAVE STEWART
Five very different people are about to be put to death for a crime they didn’t commit. Well, one of them may have done it. But the only way they can escape the hangman’s noose is to find the common thread that ties them together. The one man they have all encountered, and who changed their lives – Dastan, the prince of Persia!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Matthew
IRREDEEMABLE #16
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause

The Paradigm are still reeling from their no-holds-barred battle with the Plutonian. Alliances are forged and broken, and one hero is revealed to have powers beyond the team’s wildest dreams. But they may not be enough to prevent the ghastly event that’s on the horizon… This is the perfect time to pick up Mark Waid’s explosive, Eisner-nominated superhero series!

Rating: ★★★½☆

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Batman: Year One

The story recounts the beginning of Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman and Jim Gordon’s with the Gotham City Police Department. Bruce Wayne returns home from training abroad in martial arts, manhunting, and science for the past 12 years, and James Gordon moves to Gotham with his wife, Barbara, after a transfer from Chicago. Both are swiftly acquainted with the corruption and violence of Gotham City, with Gordon witnessing his partner Detective Flass assaulting a teen for fun.

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5 Comments

  1. Brian G.
    August 11, 2010 at 11:16 am — Reply

    What criteria do you guys use to determine the next Book of the Week Discusssion? I believe I’ve yet to read any of the books I’ve heard you talk about. Perhaps one. I’m not sure any more.

    • August 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm — Reply

      In this order:
      0) Something that is rated or considered “great”
      1) What we have access to
      2) What we can get easily and readily from a publisher
      3) what we recommend to each other
      4) what is topical at the moment
      5) What we have asked for input on.

      We’ve posted the rundown of the books coming up over the next month, so you have plenty of time to purchase and join in on the discussion
      http://www.majorspoilers.com/on-the-next-major-spoilers-podcast/

      • Brian G.
        August 12, 2010 at 8:21 am — Reply

        Thanks for the advanced heads up on titles … however, I’m still less likely to be able to read them since I usually don’t have the money to buy books on a whim unless I really really want that book. Also, it’ll rain pizza from the heavens when my library starts carrying comics.

  2. Ricco
    August 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    What I liked about this issue of Irregardless is that it was something foreshadowed in the Special, now all we need to know is what’s this “Vespa” the Batman analogue spoke of is.

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