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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NEWS
MacGyver heads to the big screen
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
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: ★★☆☆☆

MATTHEW
SHADOWMAN #1
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
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: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
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☆

ZACH
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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5 Comments

  1. November 14, 2012 at 2:26 am — Reply

    Hi guys, thanks for airing my comment. Matthew, I actually tried calling twice on the same topic because I felt I didn’t really communicate well on the first call and wanted another shot. In my second call I asked, “Does it come down to a moral vs. legal question?” and I think you answered that quite well.

    I feel personally that it is shady what DC is doing, but I actually really enjoyed Minutemen and the Silk Spectre ones, and to a lesser extent Ozymandias. And DC certainly has the legal right to do what they’re doing as well. So I guess I’m a bit bad at putting my money where my mouth is, because I’m going to keep reading them.

    I hope my call didn’t come off as too douchebaggy, that wasn’t my intent. I just wondered about the two situations, and thanks for the reply. Plus, wow, I’m terrible at talking on the phone haha. Nervous! Keep up the awesome work.

    Cheers :)

    • November 14, 2012 at 10:07 am — Reply

      I hope my call didn’t come off as too douchebaggy, that wasn’t my intent.

      Not at all… You raise a valid point, and it’s one that I’ve been pondering a bit as we move through the frankly somewhat underwhelming BW miniseries.

  2. GeorgeDubya
    November 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I like to think that Matthew had Serenity on the brain for the opener because I quoted Book in my Poll of the Week comment.

  3. BigJim
    November 23, 2012 at 10:57 am — Reply

    Stephen – I completely COMPLETELY disagree with your assessment. Sorry – I like what they’ve done and it’s explanations are a good driver to show what’s occurring. Now, that being said – I think it’s a little too Doctor Who weighted – but it’s pretty good and allows a reader to just pick it up and roll with it.

    As for the art – I LIKE the watercolor style art. Could they have done this with video headshots? Yes, maybe – it’s possible. But overall I like the way that it looks – your talking about a whole set of universes that everyone has to identify with from two major television series – it’s really something that you have to be spot on with. (Now, that being said, if they were doing headshots – why does Rory look so terrible? That looks nothing like Arthur Darvill…)

    Look – I’m a Star Trek / Doctor Who fan – been one since before I could use the potty. I’m ecstatic about this setup, and I like what they’ve done. (Again, yes it’s a little bit too heavy with The Doctor.) And for 2 slices of meatloaf I think your being way off – it’s at least 3 if not 3.5 for the common person and 4 to 4.5 for the big fans…

    Sorry, I know you call it like you see it… but I think a strong counterpoint needed to be made here.

    • November 23, 2012 at 11:14 am — Reply

      That is why we say Mileage May Vary. I’m a big Doctor Who and Star Trek fan, too, but this series has been flat for me.

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