Major Spoilers Podcast #400: Forget it Goon… Its Chinatown

This week on the show: Goons, and Dragons, and Matthew! Oh, My! Plus, Undead Kings, Aliens that aren’t’ legal, and the iced tea controversy continues.

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NEWS
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REVIEWS
Stephen
VALEN THE OUTCAST #5
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
Resident Alien #0
Writer: Peter Hogan
Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Surviving a crash landing that ruins his spaceship, a stranded alien hopes to quietly live out his life in the sleepy town of Patience, USA, masquerading as a semi-retired doctor. He has some alien powers of empathy and the ability to mask his odd appearance from most people-but how long can he last undercover? After three long years of living below the radar, something in Patience is about to pull him out of hiding and into an uncomfortable spotlight! An alien adventure with humor, heart, and mystery-from acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who)!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Matthew
Batwing #8
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: DC Comics
Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Iced Tea Smack Down
A few weeks ago, the website exploded over a comment made by the fearless leader over his distaste for sweet tea.  While we thought things would die down, last week’s phone call proved people still want to debate the iced tea flavoring.



What is your favorite type of iced tea?

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Discussion:
The Goon: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker
Dark Horse is very proud to present the first original graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning creator Eric Powell. Powell has been sowing the seeds of Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker for years in his bimonthly series The Goon, and salivating fans may now feast their eyes on the Goon’s formative backstory of love, loss, and extortion – a lengthy tale that demanded to be told in this uninterrupted format. Spiritual leader of Tennessee and hero to the Great Unwashed, Powell escaped catastrophic death and mother-shaming scandal to bring this work to fruition. He’s a sensitive man in insensitive times. But be warned: This book ain’t funny.

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7 Comments

  1. Marco
    April 11, 2012 at 1:34 am — Reply

    44444-000000-000000!!! Congratulations MSP crew (everyone)! Once again you reached an Epic Milestone. Thank you for the work and entertainment you provide. Keep it up, Gratz!

  2. April 11, 2012 at 6:49 am — Reply

    Gtz on the ding!
    When I said last week that it would be cool if reviewed a The Boys TB, I ment a new The Boys TB.

    Pleace keep up the exelent work guys.

  3. GeorgeDubya
    April 11, 2012 at 10:37 am — Reply

    Great episode guys.

    And Stephen I’ll go back to posting relevant comments in future polls; I just had to do that at least once.

    • April 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm — Reply

      I totally got that, which is why it will be so much more fun when listeners actually visit the comment section to see what I am skipping over, only to find that I actually read your comment :D

      • J_Michael_T
        April 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm — Reply

        Dang Stephen. I was hoping your reply to GeorgeDubya would be one not worth reading (and therefore so meta)…

        I know, Mileage will Vary…

        • GeorgeDubya
          April 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm — Reply

          I thought about just doing random novelty comments that really weren’t reading, but then realized that I would never be able to comment on things that I actually cared about anymore. I’m not willing to do that at this point, so I’ll just comment on things as they come. You’ll have to actually read them to see if it was actually worth reading, or if Stephen was just being a jerk.

  4. litanyofthieves
    April 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    Interesting fact: if you come to Canada, and ask for Iced Tea, it will be Nestea. And we also think you’re weird for actually icing tea and serving it to people, what are you guys, Starbucks? ;)

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