Major Spoilers Podcast #261: The Dark Podcast: Podcaster Born


The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born

This week on the show: The man in black fled across the desert… and The Major Spoilers Podcast followed. Plus: IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, AND The Fantastic Four. Also… PORN!


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Polybagged Fantastic Four #587

George R.R. Martin’s Doorways #2 (of 4)
George R.R. Martin (w) • Stefano Martino (a) • Martino, Rebecca Wrigley (c)
Doctor Tom really didn’t know what he was getting into when he helped the mysterious woman, known only as Cat. On the run from the police, federal agents, and the equally mysterious “Thane”, Tom finally steps through one of Cat’s “doors”. Only to find that it may not be that easy to find one home.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rating: ★★★½☆

Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers #1
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Leonel Castellani
COVER A: Leonel Castellani
It’s the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all new original ongoing series! Coming on the heels of BOOM!’s bestselling DARKWING DUCK ongoing series, BOOM! brings you another piece of the Disney Afternoon Revolution with CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS. Join DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD artist Leonel Castellani as they take the diminutive detectives on all new original adventure! This is the series that will have you singing that song you can never forget: “Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks. But these two Gumshoes are picking up the slack. There’s no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call —Ch-ch-ch-Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers!”

Rating: ★★½☆☆

40 pages FC  • $5.99  •  Teen +
Cover by ALEX ROSS
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
Christmas is a time of hope and peace. It’s also a time of cold chills and shadowy spirits, especially when you’re spending the holiday with PROJECT SUPERPOWERS. Fighting Yank, the Ghost and the American Spirit are teaming up to scare the Dickens out of the villainous Clown…but he’s got a bag full of tricks and a secret plan that’s guaranteed to ruin Christmas for our heroes.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

A plethora of superhero adult movies is climbing with more and more companies getting into the schtick. While parody is being claimed, and unless someone wants to enter a prolonged legal battle on what constitutes fair use, it looks like the porno adventures of your favorite heroes will continue. While it may be seen as harmless fun, does it ultimately harm the brand?


MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland – an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland’s origins – the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature! Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7.

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