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This week on the show: Hobbits, murder, Nick Fury and a review from a three year old – OH MY!


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The Amazing Spider-Man #662
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Penciller:  Reilly Brown
The Story: SPIDEY MEETS THE AVENGERS ACADEMY CONTINUES! With dark and desperate emotional weapons at his disposal, Psycho-Man has twisted the kids of Avengers Academy into bloodthirsty villains! Now Spider-Man must do battle with the Academy students in a super-powered showdown that tests Spidey’s abilites and the promises he made in the wake of Marla Jameson’s death! All of it leading to the?surprise return of a classic Spider-Man character next month! (Here’s your hint, arachnophiles: THE GOJDW). Plus an Infested prelude by Dan Slott and Emma Rios.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Planeswalkers Comics

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Secret Warriors #27
Writer:  Jonathan Hickman
Penciller:  Alessandro Vitti
Ignore everything you’ve heard about when this series is ending! IT’S NOT THIS ISSUE. Jonathan Hickman lost his mind and wrote too huge an ending to just be contained in ONE ISSUE! Join us this month for the PENULTIMATE issue of SECRET WARRIORS! It’s Wheels within Wheels, Part 4: I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD

Rating: ★★★½☆

This week, we’re letting the fictional serial killers take care of their own by putting Dexter Morgan and Hannibal Lecter in the ring and seeing who emerges victorious.
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  1. LemmyCaution on

    Oh no! I was hoping this was recorded after the big DC announcement. That’s OK, although I wanted to hear the guys’ take on all that. Maybe it’s worth making a “very special” episode!

    So funny that there were only “two” real news stories this week. It almost sounded like an NDA was in effect… maybe not. I can never tell what the standing is between MSP and the big two.

    Thrilled about your taking on the Capote! I like the ventures into the books without the pictures.

  2. Rui M Almeida on


    Great podcast as always… but I have a couple of corrections.

    The movie in the mid 1980s with William Petersen that had Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter was named “Manhunter”. It was director Michael Mann’s third film and very well done.

    “Red Dragon” is a remake from 2002 of the same story and it’s a pretty good movie in it’s own right. Brett Rattner (who directed the “Rush Hour” movies) is the director here and it stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as Lecter and Ed Norton as Will Graham.

    Sir Anthony Hopkins turned 77 on December 31st and while he may not be able to show as much physical prowess as say Michael Hall, he can stil act with the best of them. His best movie since “The Silence of the Lambs” is “The World’s Fastest Indian” and in it, he turned a great performance at then, the age of 72. Needless to say, I’m a big fan :-)

    Rui, aka Ariamus

  3. It’s established in Lord of the Rings or one of the indexes maybe, but the Wood Elf King who captures the Dwarves is in fact Legolas’ Father Thranduil. That could explain Legolas appearance.

    My understanding is there is going to be considerable expansion of the story of Gandalf’s conflict with the Necromancer which is only hinted at in the novel, and laid out a little more in LOTR and it’s indices. The Necromancer is of course Sauron, based out of Dol Guldur in Mirkwood and looking for the One Ring. This expanded plot surrounding Gandalf (which explains his constant appearing and disappearing during the Hobbit) could account for Legolas, Galadriel, and all sorts of characters who never actually appeared in the Hobbit proper.

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