This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We’re back and we’re taking a look at Tokyo Babylon, smaller publishers get the spotlight as we review, Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2, Rachel Rising #15, The Bionic Man Annual #1, and Myth #1. Your hosts also discuss death, and Teen Titans, GO![podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/major-spoilers-511.mp3[/podcast]
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Teen Titans Go! draws fan ire
Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: J. Bone
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Cliff Secord on the run! Betty in the clutches of the ghastly Otto Rune! And what is Peevy’s connection to the missing scientist? All this and more… as the Rocketeer must prevent nothing less than the wrath of the Lord Himself! More pulp action in the great Dave Stevens tradition!
Rachel Rising #15 Writer: Moore, Terry
Artist: Moore, Terry
Publisher: Abstract Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Lilith, the first woman to ever walk the earth, has a vendetta against the modern town of Manson. With the help of two 300-year old witches, she plans to annihilate the town and its people. The only thing standing in her way is Rachel, a woman who cannot die. What happens next is horrifying in the latest issue of Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed series.
THE BIONIC MAN ANNUAL #1
Written by Scott Beatty
Art by Dietrich Smith
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $4.99
Three words: Venus Death Probe. When a clandestine Chinese spacecraft crash lands north of Alaska, its a race against time between China and the United States–each anxious to salvage valuable high-tech secrets–to hunt down an errant rover built to survive the greenhouse hell of the Venusian atmosphere! OSI Agent Steve Austin tests the limits of his bionics as he hunts down an independent-minded machine determined to complete its mission no matter where it has landed!
Writer: MIKE LONIEWSKI
Artist: DAN LAUER
Publisher: Alterna Comics
Cover Price: $1.99
All proceeds from the sale of the first digital issue, will be going to ChildHelp.org
After years of battling a wicked headmistress, young Sam has escaped his orphanage for a life far from adults. What he finds instead is a fallen kingdom of fantasy hidden in a nearby forest. Within the bizarre landscape Sam befriends the perfect sidekick in a solitary giant. Armed with his massive new friend, Sam heads out to rescue his fellow orphans and bring justice to their headmistress once and for all. But as his quest begins, something far more sinister awakens in the forest.
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
We’ve been thinking a lot about death lately – the ending of something that could be the beginning of something else; a time to remember the good times, and the hope that the person has moved on to something better. But comics don’t treat death as a permanent thing. For years readers have seen death become the revolving door in comics; a gimmick, a ploy to part the reader with the money, a sensational event that can be sensationalized across the pages of the few surviving mega newspapers across the country. In short death seems to have lost all meaning for the comic book reader.
Tokyo Babylon It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan’s legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyojiare in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
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