This week on the show: Calvin turns 25, Batman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, and that guy who isn’t Aquaman. Plus, Annihilation![podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp255.mp3[/podcast]
Show Notes after the Jump!
Calvin and Hobbes turns 25
Batman #704 Written by TONY DANIEL Art and cover by TONY DANIEL
Bruce Wayne may have returned, but when an aging but wealthy technology developer comes to Gotham with his beautiful daughter, it turns out he’s in search of a joint project with WayneTech. DNA tracking is the name of his game, and there are others interested in his proposal. But when the developer goes missing, Batman finds that his tracks stop in the city’s violent Chinatown neighborhood, where a new deadly Triad gang has taken root. Guest-starring I-Ching!
Marineman #1 By: Ian Churchfill
Hulk, Supergirl and Uncanny X-Men superstar artist IAN CHURCHILL brings his all-new creator-owned series to Image Comics! Steve Ocean is…MARINEMAN!
A marine biologist and TV presenter; a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret-a secret, which, if revealed, could throw his whole life into disarray! With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn’t know you were missing!
Legion of Super-heros #7 Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by YILDIRAY CINAR, FRANCIS PORTELA & WAYNE FAUCHER Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER
The first strike of Durlan assassins arrives on Earth! Their goal: kill the United Planets leadership as revenge for R.J. Brande’s death…while posing as Science Police officers!
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
While it is still a hot topic, let’s pit two vampire slayers against one another and see who comes out on top. While the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series made a heck of a lot more money per episode than the entire theatrical run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one wonders what would happen if Kristy Swanson’s Buffy got in the ring with Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy?
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Annihilation Book 1
The Annihilation Wave has come! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! Hordes of loyal soldiers swarm from the center of the universe, and only a handful of heroes can resist destruction! As the Xandarian Nova Corps meet its doom, only Richard Rider – the man called Nova – survives. Now the sole custodian of the Worldmind, the Zandarian’s database of knowledge and experience, can he rediscover himself in time to lead the war effort against the Annihilation Wave? Drax the Destroyer returns from exile on Earth to mentor Nova – but wait until you see his dangerous new persona! Guest-starring Quasar, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull and Thanos! Collecting Drax the Destroyer #1-4, Annihilation Prologue and Annihilation: Nova #1-4.
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