Major Spoilers Podcast 417

In this issue: Ducks with powers, DC announces new gay character, and Blue Beetle gets a moment in the spotlight.


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The First X-Men arrive in August

Smoke and Mirrors #3
MAGIC IS REAL-BUT SLEIGHT OF HAND IS KING! Stage magician Terry Ward makes his way in a world of sorcery using only his skills and his wits! But will that prove to me enough when the dangers of the world start compounding?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Twenty-four years ago, Hellboy took mild-mannered Professor O’Donnell to the secret library of a recently dead necromancer. Since that day, O’Donnell has been the Bureau’s expert on the powerful ancient forces intent on ending the age of man. Find out what O’Donnell saw in this supernatural thrill ride.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Invincible Iron Man #517
If Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man, then who’s the guy in the suit?
Zeke Stane digs for he truth
Spymaster racks up his victims

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
As DC continues its New 52 reboot, and Earth-2 is coming on line, there is the potential to have multiple characters running around with the same name.  Blue Beetle is one of those characters that has fractured fans across the ages – some prefer the Golden Age, others Ted Kord, while still others prefer Jamie Reyes.

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  1. slimeknight on

    I’ve used the marvel ar app on the avengers vs xmen books and has had a couple cool features with experts talking about how you could destroy a planet in the latest issue and how much damage wolverine would have taken falling from the jet, Ed Brubaker talked how it wasn’t cap and wolverine fighting originally. Most of them are a slide show of pencils to ink to fully colored. The nova infinity comic was written by Waid.

  2. gammafighter on

    Hey, I’m interested in checking out those headphones, but isn’t working for me. Am I just making some stupid mistake?

  3. Brainiac 5’s been totes homo before.

    As much as he could be, Lyle was gay too but in both cases Abnett and Lanning had to keep it really vague.

    And in the cartoon they went as far as they possibly could to suggest that he was gay.

    It’d be great for him to be gay (again!) in a more obvious way but I don’t think he qualifies as iconic. Now that people have been throwing around Wally West, that’s what I’m most hopeful for.

    The best would be Tim Drake, but that would make too much sense and would actually make them a million fans and so much money and DC is made of confused dinosaurs. I have a feeling it’ll be someone no one knows or gives a crap about, though. It better not be Plastic Man, he’s a creepy jerk. And if it’s someone on Earth 2, I’ll just start punching people right in the face.

    • some day we’ll live in a world where both upstanding young men and creepy jerks can be portrayed as gay without that being any sort of statement or media hullabaloo.

      But for now, they’ll probably make Aztek gay

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