This week on the show: Ollie moves to the Great Northwest, we get our first look at Earth-2, Ed Brubaker terrifies, while Rodrigo dissevers Crime Does Not Pay. There’s Star Wars and Matthew, all in this week’s issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast.
Show Notes after the Jump!
Earth-2 news and reactions
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips
What will Detective Walt Booker sacrifice, to what gods? And is he looking for redemption or revenge? In part three of BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS’ new horror/noir masterpiece, the threads of the first arc twist together… into a noose around the neck of a corrupt cop in late ’50s San Francisco.
CRIME DOES NOT PAY – Trade paperback
Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority. Now revered and mythic, this collection of the first four hard-to-find Crime Does Not Paycomics features a fine roster of Golden Age creators and a new introduction by Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Casanova
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 Still seeking normalcy in the midst of zompire-stricken San Francisco, Buffy contemplates a life-changing decision the likes of which few Slayers have ever faced. Meanwhile Spike rushes to the aid of Detective Dowling, who’s in over his head with his recent investigation into the undead bloodsuckers plaguing the city.
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, it’s time to put your reputation on the line and profess your love for your favorite Star Wars movie.
In this graphic tale of introspection, Green Arrow is repositioned as a realistic and relatable character who experiences and acts on true emotions. After moving to Seattle on his fortieth birthday with his girlfriend, the Black Canary, the Green Arrow begins to look back at his life and the decisions that he’s made. But before the two heroes can settle in, they are drawn into a web of grisly murders, trafficked drugs and unspeakable violence. Joined by the mysterious female Yakuza archer Shado, the Emerald Archer makes a monumental split second-decision as he takes a life to save the life of the Black Canary. Intense and authentic, THE GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS is an amazing exploration into the character of Green Arrow
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