Major Spoilers Podcast #392: The Road of Kings Podcast

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Conan the Barbarian

This week on the show: Conan his here, and Rodrigo is out, but that doesn’t mean we won’t still dish out advice for a nickel a pop. That’s right boys and girls the fun still continues at Stately Spoiler Manor in the latest edition of the Major Spoilers Podcast.

 

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NEWS
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Stephen
WARLORD OF MARS #16
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (1-in-15)
“Risqué art” Retailer incentive cover by ALÉ GARZA
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
John Carter is finally united with the son he never knew. The two of them face bloody death in the great arena of Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal. No one has ever escaped from the arena of Issus before, but Carter and his son might have a thing or two to teach this false goddess about religion — the old fashioned way, at the end of a sword point! Hair-raising escapes, devious villainy, and an embarrassing revelation or two await you in Warlord of Mars Issue 16: Flight and Pursuit!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

JIMMY
Justice League International #7
With the Signal Men defeated and Earth saved from certain annihilation, the members of Justice League International expected to bask in glory and appreciation. Such is not the case as a new threat, one far more dangerous than anyone dared suspect, emerges and attacks with dire results, forever altering the team and sending it in a bold, new and unexpected direction.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Matthew
Fairest #1
Writer: Bill Willingham
Artist: Phil Jimenez
Publisher: Vertigo
Cover Price: $2.99
New York Times best-selling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others.The first 6 issue arc follows the misadventures of Briar Rose after she is stolen away by the goblin army in FABLES #107. Fan-favorite artist Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, THE INVISIBLES) returns to Vertigo to pencil the opening storyline. Award-winning cover artist Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN, BATGIRL) provides covers, starting with a wraparound cover on issue #1.Future arcs will be written by 2011 Arthur C. Clarke winner Lauren Beukes with art by Inaki Miranda, and iZOMBIE scribe Chris Roberson with art by Shawn McManus! And remember: They may be beautiful, but there will be blood.

Rating: ★★★★½

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Conan Volume 11: Road of Kings
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Mike Hawthorne
Inker: John Lucas, Jason Gorder
Colorist: Dave Stewart, Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley
The journey down the legendary Road of Kings is no walk in the park. Being a skilled fighter will only get you so far; you’ll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan and his companions are skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But they’ll have to brave monsters, pursuing guards, and the sword-handed Gamesh if they’re to reach their final destination. Collects Conan: Road of Kings #1-#6.

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