Major Spoilers Podcast #467: Once Upon a Time Machine


In this issue: Anthology time! The Major Spoilers Crew discusses Once Upon a Time Machine, MacGyver on the big screen, and how much fan service needs to be put into a comic book/pop culture movie?


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MacGyver heads to the big screen

Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation #7
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: J.K. Woodward, Gordon Purcell
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
The Doctor and his companions must travel into the past and navigate through one of the Federation’s most crushing defeats in order to prevent an even worse fate in the present! Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121219)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121220)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP121221)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (SEP121222)
There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But what is the true cost of the Shadowman’s otherworldly power? And can Jack master his new abilities before Master Darque brings down the wall between reality and the eldritch darkness of the Deadside?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Comeback #1 (November 21, 2012)
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Michael Walsh
Reconnect is more than a company – it’s an opportunity for good. Reconnect can reverse tragedy by sending agents into the past to rescue your mother, your wife, your brother or father or child moments before their untimely death. Mark is one of these agents. He brings the rescued from the past to the present, to a blessed reunion with their loved ones. He saves lives…or does he?

Rating: ★★★½☆

Mind Mgmt #0
Haven’t tried Matt Kindt’s visionary MIND MGMT series yet? Well, lock up your dolphins, shield your brain, and don’t believe anything you see, because this specially priced issue is the perfect initiation into Kindt’s electrifying tale of Mind Management’s psychic spies, its most infamous defector, and Meru, the journalist who stumbles upon their incredible secrets! Available in print for the first time, these three stories introduce the series’ key players and delve deeper than ever into MIND MGMT’s secret history! Whether you’re new to the series or already hooked, this special issue can’t be missed!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
There are superheroes who have super strength, some who get their powers from bug bites, others who use a chemical enhancement, and some who use a special totem. Some heroes have great costumes, and others go for lots of skin, and some go for both at the same time. There are a variety of bits and pieces that make a hero, but what attracts you to read them or sympathize with them?

What makes a good superhero?

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Once Upon a Time Machine (October 10, 2012)
Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. With this book, reader can step inside a time machine built by a collection of today’s finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are re-imagined in an astonishing variety of styles. The reading experience will delight generations young, old, and yet to come.

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