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Show Notes after the Jump!

20th Century Fox TV gives pilot approval for League of Extraordinary Gentleman

Writer: Stuart Jennett
Artist: Stuart Jennett
Publisher: Titan Comics
When the Allies and Nazis develop time-diving technology that could
see the course of the Second World War derailed by creatures from the
Cretaceous period, only the Sarge and his band of misfit soldiers can
save the future – by saving history!

Dinosaurs! Giant crocodiles! Time travel! Nazis! Albert Einstein with
a machinegun! All that barely scratches the surface of this
astounding, fully-painted pulp spectacular!

Buckle up, ladies, it’s going to be a bumpy, cigar-chewin’ thrill-ride!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Avengers A.I. #1
Writer: Samuel Ryan Humphries
Artist: Andre Lima Araujo
Publisher: Marvel
HARDER. BETTER. FASTER. STRANGER. The triumph of Hank Pym turns to tragedy for the human race?an unfathomable Pandora’s Box of destruction!When a brave new world is unleashed, only one team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can save us from the future ? AVENGERS A.I.!THE VISION! HANK PYM! VICTOR MANCHA! DOOMBOT! The mysterious ALEXIS! MONICA CHANG, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!The AGE OF ULTRON is over! The AGE OF A.I. is NOW!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Order and Chaos #1
Writer: Fred Boulos
Artist: J.C. Grande
Publisher: Lodie Publishing
An American mercenary is hired to join forces with a rebel army to overthrow the government of a foreign nation, and to help dethrone a ruthless dictator. While the mercenary is successful in creating massive amounts of destruction and turmoil, the number of losses on both sides leaves the rebels wondering who the American is actually trying to help.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Steve Lieber
Boomerang and some of Spidey’s deadliest baddies prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibilities! Rising Star Nick Spencer teams with Eisner Award winning sensation Steve Lieber for a walk on the Spider-Verse’s evil side!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
On the Road to Nerdtacular, there were a lot of interesting conversations. One topic that lasted a long time was discussion of local gaming stores – those places where you can buy table top games of all kinds, sit around and play an RPG with friends, or flip the Magic: The Gathering Cards until the wee hours of the morning. The realization that the closest stand alone gaming store (a store that doesn’t sell comic books or video games) was 150 miles away from the Major Spoilers HQ brought the mood way down, and it made us wonder how many others were in the same situation.

Is there a dedicated game store (not video games) within 50 miles of your home?

Is there a dedicated game store (not video games) within 50 miles of your home?

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Claremont and Miller Wolverine
Wolverine’s vacation from the X-Men is interrupted when he discovers that his beloved, Mariko Yashida, has been married off by her criminal father Lord Shingen! When Shingen humiliates Wolverine in front of Mariko, the hero loses heart, drowning his sorrows in beer, bar fights – and the arms of wild assassin Yukio. But when ninjas attack and betrayal strikes from a most unexpected source, can Wolverine reclaim his honor, and rescue Mariko and himself from the trap Shingen has drawn around them both?
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  1. Hezzie
    July 10, 2013 at 10:46 am — Reply

    Great show as always, guys!

    Got a thought during the amazon-link promotion though. I’m very happy to sponsor you guys on a monthly basis (and i want to encourage everyone to chip in, show your love for the show and site, wooo). But i’d love for my occational amazon shopping to benefit you all as well.

    Problem is that i live in the magical land of Europia, and do my shopping through or
    Just wanted to suggest that you could maybe make some extra money from worldwide if you make a link deal with them too.
    You have propably already given this some thought, but just wanted to say it.

    • July 10, 2013 at 11:15 am — Reply

      I do believe that you after you click our Amazon link you can change the .com to the in the url and it will work just the same.

      • Hezzie
        July 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

        Thank you for the quick answer mr. Woolf.
        I shall have to try that next time my wife allows me to spend money.

  2. Dave
    July 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Hey, guys,

    Where’s the comment page for the current poll of the week? I’ve never been able to find it.

  3. Arcturus Mengsk
    July 11, 2013 at 6:59 am — Reply

    On a friend’s recommendation I just grabbed Timeline as well, and it’s pretty cool. Games can be anywhere from 10-30 minutes, but if you’ve just got one set you’ll run through most of the cards after just a few games. I’ll definitely be grabbing more of the sets over the next few weeks.

  4. July 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm — Reply

    “Such & Such” the card game.

    Requirements: You need a standard 52 card deck and 4 players. You will only care about the ranks of the cards. Suits do not matter.

    Victory: A player wins when he/she has played all of his/her cards to the table.

    Set-up: Shuffle the deck and deal out, face-down, 4 cards to the center of the table. These 4 cards will never be seen during the game. Then deal out the rest of the cards to the players. Each player will have 12 cards in each of their hands. Play starts with the player to the left of the dealer. This player becomes the caller.

    Gameplay: On the caller’s turn, she/he chooses two different ranks of cards from her/his hand and announces them to the rest of the players. Examples: “Queen and Seven” or “Nine and Four”. The player to the left may play the two cards to the table or pass to the next player to the left.

    If all the other players pass, the caller gets to put the two cards to the table and the player to the left gets the turn and becomes the caller. If one of the other players had played the called cards then the caller gets to take another turn. The game continues until someone plays their last two cards to the table and wins.

    Notes: This is a quick game I came up with while listening to the rest of the podcast. If anyone plays this, let me know what you think.

  5. Nr. None
    August 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    I really like this story and I feel that it more or less captures what first drew me to the character when I was a kid. He’s about the tension between tendency and aspiration. Yukio is wild and violent, and quite literally throws herself at him. All he has to do to get her is do what comes easy. Mariko on the other hand is entangled in cultural sophistication. While neither are especially fleshed out in this story, I feel that the choice between the two is more about the choice between being a beast and being a man — at least that’s how I read it. There is plenty of valid criticism to be made against the book. For myself, nostalgia and subjective interpretation (projection?) makes it a personal favorite.

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