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This week on the show; Rodrigo is still gone which means Matthew and Stephen must tackle Blacksad on their own. Plus, Birds of Prey and some Mickey Mouse antics from BOOM! Studios.


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DC Comics stays in NYC, everyone else goes west

Written by Ted Osborne, Stefan Petrucha
Drawn by César Floyd Gottfredson, Ferioli Pelaez
COVER: Daan Jippes
First, mouse mischief multiplies when a cloning experiment goes wrong in a tale we could only call “300 Mickeys!” Then, experience the classic Floyd Gottfredson tale “Dan the Dogcatcher” in its first wide U.S. release since 1932 and in its original layout! Regular edition features a brand-new cover by Disney Comics master Casty.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Birds of Prey #5
Written by GAIL SIMONE • Art by ALVIN LEE • Cover by ALINA URUSOV
Join writer Gail Simone and guest artist Alvin Lee as two Birds track down a missing team member in Thailand…where someone is hunting them to make sure they never return! Plus, the shocking events of BRIGHTEST DAY continue to rock Hawk and Dove, the newest recruits to Oracle’s organization!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

FIGHT! Thanos vs. Darkseid


The story is set in a film noir environment, in the USA of the late 1950s. All the characters are anthropomorphic animals (female characters are often much more anthropomorphized, though it varies depending on the animal.), their specific species reflecting their personality and their part in the story. For example, nearly all the policemen are canid, usually German Shepherds, Bloodhounds, Foxes or Scottish Terriers.
The strip is made with a rather dirty-realist outlook, a dark cinematic style and fairly clean, realistic lines. Coupled with the truly lavish and time-consuming drawing, done in watercolor, the strip appears very realistic indeed despite using animals. The quality of the drawing has improved noticeably throughout the series, with sharper, higher-quality colour and fewer grainy lines in later issues.

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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. 1. I think we need a collected montage of Matthews intro rants…

    2. Birds of Prey – I thumbed through an issue just to see the quality of the issue since Alvin Lee is one of my favorite artists (along with Ed Benes :P). On Alvin’s Facebook, he says don’t judge him too harshly for his Birds of Prey issue. It was a rushed job that he just barely got done. That being said, i think he did a phenominal job however I think his color were really really flat for his usual work. He’s been a regular with Udon for ages and one of the reasons why buy Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.

    3. Love your Darkseid reasons guys!!

  2. Awesome podcast as always, thou Rodrigo’s presence was felt, Fakedrigo should do an entire podcast in the future ;-)

    About BoP, I love the current run but it’s probably because I read the previous one from a to z (p.s. Platinum Flats DID NOT HAPPEN!), otherwise I doubt I would know who Savant or the 12 Brother Silks are. Creote and Savant were part of that fight that ended in a tie, you’d think White Canary would hold them responsable as well(others: Richard Dragon, Wildcat, Conner Hawke, Zinda and Huntress). Also in the storyline were Canary and Shiva teamed up to avenge the death of a common master (little bird nickname comes from that story) Shiva offered her to become her apprentice, Canary politely refused and Shiva said something to the effect “It wasn’t a request, you will become my disciple, the first thing I’ll do is beat your “do-gooder” attitude out of you).

    The current run is 4 storylines from the past tied together: Creote/Savant, Sin, Shiva’s proposal and the 12 Brothers in Silk.

    • Awesome podcast as always, thou Rodrigo’s presence was felt, Fakedrigo should do an entire podcast in the future ;-)

      Fakerigo is like anchovies: Best in small doses, balanced with other flavors.

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