Major Spoilers Podcast #443: Saga Volume 1

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In this issue: Magic and technology clash in Saga, and a child is born! The week is slow on news, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about Marvel NOW! And what do you do when you have books to read? You read them AND review them!

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NEWS
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REVIEWS
Stephen
THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Chris Samnee
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer continues! Cliff finds himself the target of a scheme to ‘liberate’ the jetpack from him as a pair villains plot to stop him from interfering with their nefarious plans. Meanwhile, Cliff’s secret identity, rather precarious at the best of times, is discovered by someone outside of his immediate circle.

Rating: ★★★★½

Matthew
Creator Owned Heroes #4
Story by: Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Art By: Phil Noto & Kevin Mellon
“TRIGGERGIRL 6,” Part Four
by JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JUSTIN GRAY & PHIL NOTO
The whopping final chapter in this sci-fi thriller, Triggergirl 6 has discovered who created her and why, and the President of the United States finally understands his place in the world in ways he never expected.

“AMERICAN MUSCLE,” Part Four
by STEVE NILES & KEVIN MELLON
Chloe and Gil have reached the end of the road. Now faced with an impossible choice the team must escape Mutant America and attempt to find civilization or die trying.
PLUS! An interview with superstar artist and trickster creator, SCOTT MORSE, a KEVIN MELLON art gallery, con photos, and original articles all celebrating the creator owned spirit!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ZACH
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #6
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Pitarra
Publisher: Image
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: While the Americans have progressively built the Manhattan Projects into massive success and thrust the west into future dominance, on the other side of the world the cold war rages on. Find out the secret history of the Russian science machine.
The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #6: STAR CITY!

Rating: ★★★★½

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
The last quarter of 2012 is going to be packed – PACKED – with comics.  We’re already seeing DC launch its month of zero issues, and beginning in October Marvel begins Marvel NOW!  The big difference between the two mega-releases is one is doing it during the course of a month, while the other is doing it over the course of several months.

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SAGA
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

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