Major Spoilers Podcast #482: Apocalypse: The Twelve

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In this issue: The Apocalypse is coming! Or at least that is what someone wishes was actually happening after reading this week’s trade paperback. Also, Zorro headed to the small screen, Black Beetle takes a crack at evil, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez give us hope, and Harbinger finds Charlene Dupre.

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NEWS
Zorro headed to the small screen
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #2
Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A ghost haunts the long halls of Keyhouse-the spirit of Bode Locke, cast out of his body by the Demon named Dodge-and only one person can hear his voice: Bode’s old playmate, Rufus Whedon. It’s time to soldier up: the final battle for Keyhouse is about to begin.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
Harbinger #7
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: Barry Kitson, Lee Garbett, Khari Evans
Charlene Dupre feels like she’s been on fire since the day she was born.
Too hot to handle, abused and misused, she’s turned to a dead-end life on the sleazy side of the New Orleans streets. But when Peter and his strange band of teenagers with wondrous powers walk into the strip club where she works, Charlene discovers the heat that’s been burning her up inside is the only thing that can set her free. Meanwhile, Project Rising Spirit closes in on Peter Stanchek, the most dangerous boy in the world. Vengeance, acceptance and fire – meet the next member of the Harbinger Resistance when “Renegades” begins a brand new chapter!

Rating: ★★★½☆

ZACH
BLACK BEETLE: NIGHT SHIFT #0
Writer: Francesco Francavilla 
Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: When a powerful totem of dark magic shows up at the Colt City Natural History Museum, Hitler sends his fearsome Werwolf Korps to collect the piece. Unfortunately for the führer, Colt City’s protector, the Black Beetle, is on the case!
From the mind of 2012 Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror). Collects three Dark Horse Presents stories from issues #11–#13.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Though many of us loath 3D movies, there are few that we attend, thus forcing us to return those plastic glasses.  Many theaters run an spot before the movie reminding movie goers to return their glasses to be recycled.  With many reports circulating that these glasses are covered with germs (and fecal matter), we wonder what you do with your 3D specs.


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Discussion:

Setting his grand plan for godhood into motion, Apocalypse dispatches his agents to capture the world’s most powerful mutants, the fabled Twelve: Professor X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Iceman, Sunfire, Polaris, Cable, Bishop, Mikhail Rasputin, the Living Monolith, and Magneto. Having himself planted the seeds of the Twelve legend, Apocalypse hopes to siphon their power, granting him omnipotence. Desperate to stave off his ascension, the X-Men must strike a temporary truce with Magneto to battle the warlord’s forces as the Twelve are assembled – and one longtime member seemingly sacrifices his own life to end the threat of Apocalypse once and for all! Collects Uncanny X-Men #376-377, Cable #75-76, X-Men #96-97 & Wolverine #146-147

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