Major Spoilers Podcast #358: Mr. Murder is Dead!

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This week on the show: The Murder of Mr. Murder. Doctor Who gets a movie. The Bionic Man gets Bionic, Captain Victory returns, and Batwoman arrives because we don’t have any Batman stuff to talk about.

 

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NEWS
Doctor Who Movie on the Way
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REVIEWS
Stephen
THE BIONIC MAN #4
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by KEVIN SMITH, PHIL HESTER
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), JONATHAN LAU (1-in-10)
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JONATHAN LAU
Colonel Steve Austin, a man barely alive…” These words echo through the operating theater in which man is melded with machine to become the most powerful new hero of the twenty-first century: The Bionic Man! But will Steve’s transformation from human to cyborg be completed in time to save the world from the mysterious menace of the maniacal Hull.

Rating: ★★★★½

Rodrigo
KIRBY GENESIS: CAPTAIN VICTORY #1
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Plot by ALEX ROSS & STERLING GATES
Script by STERLING GATES
Art by WAGNER REIS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), MICHAEL AVON OEMING (1-in-10), SEAN CHEN (1-in-15)­­, WAGNER REIS (1-in-25)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
“Negetive Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by SEAN CHEN
“Negetive Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Cosmic Red” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The enigmatic soldier known as Captain Victory leads an elite group of intergalactic rangers through the mysterious and deadly cosmos, fighting against forces set on the destruction of life, itself! But who is this man, and what does he want?
This special first issue written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Wagner Reis starts with a bang, as the deadliest battle Captain Victory and his men have ever fought begins!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Matthew
Batwoman #3
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN; Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Horror! Batwoman faces the terrifying villain stalking Gotham City’s children. Can she defeat the gruesome monster in time to save the city’s most innocent victims? Intrigue! Kate Kane unearths a ghost she has tried hard to bury, even as the D.E.O. closes in on Batwoman. Can Kate outrun her past and Cameron Chase? Romance! Kate’s relationship with Detective Maggie Sawyer continues to evolve. But will Kate’s nocturnal activities cause a rift between the two?

Rating: ★★★★★

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Water. It covers most of the Earth’s surface. Plants need it to grow. We need it to survive. So how do you consume your water – From the bottle, or directly from the tap?

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Discussion:
Murder… Intrigue… Old men doing bad things… Gould Kane is long into his retirement as a top cop. He was once the basis for the world-famous comic strip detective The Spook. But when a not-so-nice man, once nicknamed Mr. Murder, is found dead, the events that unfold could lead Gould to a new and perhaps even greater profession in his twilight…as a very bad man. MR. MURDER IS DEAD lives in several worlds. It’s all at once a throwback to the great staples of noir and pulp, while at the same time examining the real-life ramifications of our characters’ choices.
Mr. Murder is Dead is a “who didn’t do it” set in the fading world of Golden Age comic strips. A criminal’s lament to all things past, present and meaningless. Published in partnership with Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) and Before the Door.

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