This week on the show: Contests that need winning, Potter on top of the world, a riff on Kirby, John Carter sees red, Mysterymen find a spot, and we’re doing it all for Queen and Country.


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Harry Potter shatters all records

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%),
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO
Dejah Thoris has proclaimed her love for John Carter, but the despicable Warlord of Zodanga has forced her to promise she will marry the Zondangan prince. A Martian woman may not back out of such a pledge, and she may not marry her husband-to-be’s killer. John Carter will need an army to change things now. If he can help Tars Tarkas seize control of the Tharks, he might have just that — but Zodanga’s not going down without a fight!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Monstrosis #1
MONSTERS! Giant monsters to be exact. Big bug-eyed monsters in the grand tradition of Jack Kirby and all of the comics we used to know and love. One of the oddest comics you will ever read, Monstrosis follows our favorite hero Doris Danger as she delves deep into the mystery of the giant monsters that seem to be everywhere.
Written and illustrated by Chris Wisnia, people love Monstrosis and its odd, quirky humor.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Mysterymen #3
Penciller (cover): Patrick Zircher
INTRODUCING MARVEL’S ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN HEROES OF THE ‘30s! On the hunt to solve the brutal murder of a Broadway starlet, The Operative, The Revenant and The Aviatrix smash their way from the gleaming penthouses of privilege to the squalid alleyways of Manhattan, as the full horror of their enemies’ schemes unfolds!  Plus: experience the power of the mighty Achilles and the bizarre tactics of the syringe-wielding Surgeon! Award-winning historical thriller novelist David Liss (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear) and acclaimed artist Patrick Zircher (Spider-Man Noir) weave an edge-of-your-seat and in-continuity adventure intertwined with America’s most scandalous crimes! Before the Invaders…before the Twelve…who were the Mystery Men?

Rating: ★★★★☆

This Major Spoilers Poll of the Week comes to us from Otter Disaster, the mind behind the Major Spoilers Adventures webcomic series that you can read every Friday, right here, on this site. But, more importantly, it’s lunch time, and the topic of fast food usually comes up around Stately Spoilers Mansion – especially when it comes to those delicious crispy potatoes we call Freedom Fries (not really).
A few months ago, Wendy’s changed the way they serve up their carbohydrate, chemical coated, deep fried potatoes.

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Trade Paperback of the Week
Queen and Country Volume 01
Writer: Greg Rucka 
Artist: Steve Rolston, Brian Hurtt, Leandro Fernandez
Queen & Country, the Eisner Award-winning and critically lauded espionage series from acclaimed novelist and comic book author Greg Rucka, is back in a new series of definitive editions collecting the entire classic series in just four affordable soft covers. In this first collection, readers are introduced to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent Tara Chase is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country all the while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the political masters that must be served!

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  1. I just want to say how much I enjoy Matthew’s rap at the beginning of every show. You should lift and sell them as individual MP3s for .99. I’d buy them to support Major Spoilers.

    • …and I don’t mean remove them from the actual episode. Leave them in, so listeners can still hear Matthew for free, but if they want the MP3, it would also be available that way, with the .99 being for the convenience of having that particular clip.

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