This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast: It’s the one before the big one, and two before the one after that! Celebrate the goofiness, with Girl Genius, Mars Attacks, Geek Girl, Orchid, and a bunch of other things, we know you’ll find interesting.


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Jimmy Oslen is Jenny Olsen?

Mars Attacks Zombies vs. Robots
Writer: Chris Ryall
Artist: John Rouch
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
The only thing worse than Earth having an inter-dimensional stargate that led to the Zombies vs Robots catastrophe are Martians using one of their own to lead a sneak attack on Earth. But what will happen when zombies get a scent of those big, exposed Martian brains…? Zombie-Robot-Martian chaos from the co-creator of ZvR, Chris Ryall, and TMNT artist Andy Kuhn!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: Sam Johnson
Artist; Sally Stone-Thompson
When ‘Little Miss Popular’ Ruby Kaye lands a pair of super-tech glasses (invented by brainiac college geek Trevor Goldstein) in a game of Strip Poker, she’s granted flight, super-strength, and – due to a flaw in the glasses’ programming – super-klutziness! And this is just the beginning of the changes the glasses will wreak on Ruby…
Geek-Girl #0, is published by Actuality Press is available now in $2.50 Regular and Variant Editions and $1.00 Digital/Kindle Editions – along with Mr. Mash-Up #0 – at

Rating: ★★★½☆

The fight for freedom ends here!
Will the downtrodden Bridge People find the strength to succeed in their uprising against the oppressive elite? Will Orchid rally her vicious Valks to victory over the fascist dictator Tomo Wolfe? Answers to these questions and more in the stunning conclusion to Tom Morello’s fantastical science-fiction class-war epic!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Matt Kindt
We’ve learned some of the secrets of Henry Lyme; now get ready to meet the rest of MIND MGMT, beginning with the Ad Man! With the remains of MIND MGMT on Lyme’s tail, the former spy is forced to seek help from other defectors.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Today, while driving through my sleepy little down, I spotted one of those “inspirational” window stickers proclaiming the three things you need in life.  Do we really need three? Isn’t there more to life than that? And if there are more, is there one that is more important than the other?

What do you really need more of?

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Girl Genius volume 01
Meet Agatha Clay, Transylvania Polygnostic University student with the drive to create… and the worst luck in the world! This collection reprints the first volume of the Hugo Award-winning series, now in full-color to match the rest of the collections!

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1 Comment

  1. greyhawke115
    January 31, 2013 at 11:33 pm — Reply

    Jimmy or Jenny doesn’t matter, as long as the hair is red :)

    I actually picked up the first issue of Girl Genius digitally a few weeks back to send to a friend for her birthday and then bought myself a digital copy because I liked it so much. Of course I have been a Foglio fan since What’s New with Phil & Dixie in the back of Dragon. I do agree with Rodrigo in that the Foglio MTG cards (both Phil and Kaja, though moreso Phil) are just not the right style for the game and tend to pull me out of the setting.

    I picked up my vol. 1 through because I could not find it on comixology. Interesting enough I received an email today announcing that they had just released a color version of volume one. Even better, it had the low low price of ZERO dollars. I assume this was because I had already purchased the B/W version. Anyway, though I would mention it in case any of the Major Spoilers crew or listeners wanted to look for the color version. Overall I liked the color version, although I think the goblin guards looked better in black & white.

    Gratz on 500 and 1313 btw. Just listened to that episode on the way home from work!

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