This week on the show: JSA doesn’t thrill, Maus II back for more, and Spawn vs. Hellboy! Plus: When it comes to indie comics, Rodrigo goes way out there.[podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp283a.mp3[/podcast]
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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #154
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE Cover by ED McGUINNESS Rated T+ …$3.99
The Perils of Picorna In Issue 2, Picorna and Petrus find an important clue to the mystery of the vanished priestess, only to have it snatched from their grasp. Fortunately, the trail is not completely cold, and the two young acolytes soon find themselves in a race against time as they search a massive library for the information they need and their enemies begin to close in on them. Perils of Picorna #2 brings new friends, new foes, and of course plenty of new peril!
Justice Society of America #48 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM; Art and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
Nobody’s sure why they thought that the super-terrorist Scythe was working alone, but the JSA is about to learn the hard way that even bad guys have colleagues! Scythe is set free by the terror cell he’s been working with, and Monument Point may never get a chance to thrive before it – and all that the Justice Society stands for – is destroyed forever!
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Spiegelman’s Maus, A Survivor’s Tale (Pantheon, 1987) was a breakthrough, a comic book that gained widespread mainstream attention. The primary story of that book and of this sequel is the experience of Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during World War II. This story is framed by Spiegelman’s getting the story from Vladek, which is in turn framed by Spiegelman’s working on the book after his father’s death and suffering the attendant anxiety and guilt, the ambivalence over the success of the first volume, and the difficulties of his “funny-animal” metaphor. (In both books, he draws the char acters as anthropomorphic animals– Jews are mice, Poles pigs, Germans cats, Americans dogs, and French frogs.) The interconnections and complex characterizations are engrossing, as are the vivid personal accounts of living in the camps. Maus and Maus . . . II are two of the most important works of comic art ever published.
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