Major Spoilers Podcast #442: Of Daleks and Monsters

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In this issue: It’s a Dalek party, and the Doctor is in the house! Monstrosis rips through the Silver Age of monsters, with Damsels in distress, a Scam is going on, and Peter Dragon battles The Dragon!

 

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DOCTOR WHO
Your hosts sit down to discuss the Asylum of the Daleks episode of Doctor Who (SPOILER ALERT!)

REVIEWS
Stephen
DAMSELS #1
Writer:LEAH MOORE & JOHN REPPION
Artis: ANEKE
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White come together with other damsels in a new adventure filled with danger and intrigue. In Damsels, the alluring princesses of classic fairy tales take up arms to save their kingdoms from war. Rediscover the darkness at the heart of fairy tales and why they’ll be no happily ever after. Damsels opens with Rapa wishing she had not got out of bed that morning, if she had a bed to get out of that is. The day began badly and has gone rapidly and literally downhill ever since. A series of peculiar and baffling encounters throw obstacle after obstacle into her path, intent it seems on preventing her progress. The thing is, until today she had no idea she was trying to make any progress, toward anything! A collection of hazy memories and bewildering tattoos are all she has to help her figure it all out, and to be honest, she’d just as soon not bother. Around her, we see the mountain city of Caumont thrown into overdrive by the arrival of Queen Talia and King Aurore of Perrault. The streets are thronged with cheering people, does it matter they aren’t exactly sure why they are cheering, or for whom?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Matthew
PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT #1
48 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen+
Written by STEVE DARNALL & ALEX ROSS
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (25%), JOHN CASSADAY (25%), JAE LEE (25%), ARDIAN SYAF (25%)
Fans, ask your retailer for these variant incentive covers!
• DAVE GIBBONS “classic retro”cover retailer incentive
• PETE MORISI “classic retro” cover retailer incentive
• GEORGE TUSKA “classic retro”cover retailer incentive
• JAE LEE black & white art cover retailer incentive
Peter Cannon is a world-famous author, an international celebrity, and the superhero known as Thunderbolt, acknowledged far and wide as the man who saved the world from destruction. Unfortunately, he has little interest in fame, even less interest in people, and the peace he has created is based on an illusion. Now, as old and new enemies plan to destroy his efforts—unaware of the secret he carries—Peter Cannon must fight to keep the peace and preserve his own existance, while fending off deadly foes…and mysterious admirers. Join co-writer Steve Darnall and co-writer/cover artist Alex Ross for the story of a hero who discovers that sometimes…things are not all what they seem!
• 48 pages!
• FEATURING A forEwOrd by Mark (Kingdom Come) Waid
AND PETER CANNON’S NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED Origin by Pete Morisi!

Rating: ★★★★☆

ZACH
SCAM #1 
Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Digital Inks – John Ercek and Jules Rivera     
Colors – Andrew Crossley
Letters – AndWorld Design
Cover – JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley
Editor – Tyler James and Steven Forbes
Publisher: ComixTribe
SCAM: “X-Men meets Oceans 11” where a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives to take down a Vegas casino try to get revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, Major Spoilerite Silvergray (if that is his real name) once again ponders the on-going battle between Marvel and DC, but couches it in a way we haven’t thought of before.  In each universe there is a major newspaper that circulates the news, both good and bad regarding superheroes.  Each of those newspapers is run by an Editor in Chief, but who sells the more papers, Perry White or J. Jonah Jameson?

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Discussion:
Monstrosis
MONSTERS! Giant monsters to be exact. Big bug-eyed monsters in the grand tradition of Jack Kirby and all of the comics we used to know and love. One of the oddest comics you will ever read, Monstrosis follows our favorite hero Doris Danger as she delves deep into the mystery of the giant monsters that seem to be everywhere.

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