This week on the show: Eclipso returns, a three-year-old weighs in, Dwayne McDuffie passes, and the crew looks at the first volume of Maus. Plus, boinkidy-boink-boink, spricky spricky.[podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp281.mp3[/podcast]
Show Notes after the Jump!
BOOM! KIds becomes kaboom!
QUEEN SONJA #14
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN
Art by MEL RUBI
Covers by FABIANO NEVES (50%) & CARLOS RAFAEL (50%)
From wild child, to thief, to warrior – the metamorphosis is nearly complete as Sonja and Kain confront Lord Fellon in his lair. A suicide mission, but they must atone for their sins. And what of Jubal, their master, where do his loyalties lay? A thrilling episode that strikes at the heart of Red Sonja’s psyche!
Minor Acts of Heroism
Justice League of America #54 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by BRETT BOOTH & NORM RAPMUND Cover by BRETT BOOTH 1:10 Variant Cover by DAVID MACK ”The Rise of Eclipso” begins here as the dark energies that have surrounded Earth are harnessed once more to usher in the great Lord of Darkness! And it looks like the corruption of all mankind starts with the members of the Justice League! When things go dark, which teammate poses the greatest threat to mankind – Obsidian or Jade?
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
We all love Science Fiction movies, and the Sci-Fi SyFy Channel does a bang up job with cranking out some of the strangest original sci-fi movies we’ve ever seen. Take Sharktopus and Gatoroid for example; a giant alligator and a shark-octopus hybrids. Champions both, showcasing the pinnacle of movie storytelling.
But it does bring up an interesting question; If Gatoroid and Sharktopus were put in a tank to fight it out to the death, who would win?
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman, is a biography of the author’s father, Vladek Spiegelman, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. It alternates between descriptions of Vladek’s life in Poland before and during the Second World War and Vladek’s later life in the Rego Park neighborhood of New York City. The work is a graphic narrative in which Jews are depicted as mice, while Germans are depicted as cats. It is the only comic book ever to have won a Pulitzer Prize.
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