This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We celebrate 75 years of Superman, by looking at his death. Plus – Bruce Lee and Jet Li duke it out, George talks Gundam, The Red Panda appears, Chin Music tweaks your mellon, and more Superman.
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Comics Alliance Shuts Down
Mask of the Red Panda #3
Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics
Cover Price $.99
The thrilling conclusion of this debut story arc! The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel now know all of the players, but can they call the tune in time to prevent the power of the sun itself from falling into mortal hands?
Chin Music #1
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Tony Harris
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Shaw is a man on the run and lost in time. Fleeing ancient enemies, Shaw finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangers and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground. CHIN MUSIC is a tale of mysticism and violence like nothing you’ve experienced before.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN, VOLUME 1: ACTIVATION Writer: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Yoshiyuki Tomino Artist: Hajime Yatate Publisher: Vertical Cover Price: $29.95
In a civil war, half of humanity is wiped out, and Zeon’s army of Zaku mobile units is the decisive weapon. With the Federation’s first Gundam out of action, Amuro miraculously stumbles on a second unit. Now, in control of a machine with unparalleled destructive power, will Amuro’s actions save the colony’s survivors – or destroy them? The biggest name in Japanese science-fiction – Gundam – returns with one of its creators retelling its origins 25 years after the series debuted. To honor this modern classic, Gundam: The Origin will be pulbished as a set of hardcovers featuring dozens of color pages and essays from the biggest names of Japanese animation and manga.
Adventures of Superman #1
Writer: Jeff Parker, Jeff Lemire, Justin Jordan
Artist: Chris Samnee, Jeff Lemire, Riley Rossmo
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Witness Superman’s first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Also, Bizarro has his worst (best?) day ever, penned by Justin Jordan with art by fan-favorite Riley Rossmo! Plus, from the mind of Jeff Lemire comes Superman vs. Brainiac! Or is it Luthor? Or Zod?? Find out in this month’s issue!
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Lee vs. Li Fight
Comic book match-ups often leave readers at odds with one another over who really won the big fight. Logan vs. Spider-Man? Juggernaut vs. Superman? Batman vs. Batman? It gets everyone worked up. So, let’s keep the dialogue going by asking the age old question, “Who would win in a fight?”
The Death of Superman
One of the best selling graphic novels of all time is back in a new edition. Can even Superman stop the unstoppable creature called Doomsday? If the assembled might of the JLA can’t do it, what hope does he have?
Collects SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #18-19, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69, SUPERMAN #74-75 and ACTION COMICS #684.
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