This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Superman is a Communist, CryptozoicMan walks the Earth, Rodrigo looks at Theros, and Zach likes him some martial arts zombie action.

NEWS
Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (of 4)
Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE: Walter Flanagan “negative effect art” retailer incentive cover.
From Walt Flanagan & Bryan Johnson of AMC TV’s “Comic Book Men” comes “Cryptozoic Man”! Alan Ostman, a middle-aged husband/father, sees his life quickly unravel when his daughter goes missing on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest…Bigfoot country. After gray aliens abduct him from a roadside bar, he learns that the fate of the world is dependent on trapping the world’s most legendary cryptids…not to mention defeating a psychopath in a pig-shaped leather bondage mask. Alan knows he has his work cut out for him. The storyline revolving around this four issue series will be revisited in Comic Book Men Season III.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

MATTHEW
Uber #6
Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Canaan White
The second arc of Uber launches this issue as KIERON GILLEN opens a new chapter in this year’s most talked about series.  The first blow in the battle between English and German Ubers has been wrought and neither nation walks away whole.  The war rages on in the Pacific Theatre as Japanese Kamikaze pilots attempt to drive the US forces out while delivering devastating losses to the enemy naval fleet.  But the tides of war change as the Japanese deploy their own enhanced soldiers!   Picking up directly after the events in Uber Vol 1, this second chapter is the perfect jump on point for new readers to experience the horrors of Uber war.  Available with Regular or Wraparound cover by Caanan White, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover by Caanan White

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
Magic The Gathering: Theros #1
(W) Jason Ciaramella (A) Martin Coccolo (CA) Eric Deschampes
Dack Fayden Returns! After eliminating Sifa Grent, the Planeswalker that destroyed his hometown, Dack has settled down in Ravnica to do what he does best: break in and steal the secrets from Ravnica’s rarest artifacts. But upon uncovering the half of a strange gauntlet, Dack is led to a strange new plane: the realm of THEROS, a sun-dappled ruled by gods and inhabited by mythological beasts!


Rating: ★★☆☆☆

ZACH
Shaolin Cowboy #1
The Shaolin Cowboy returns, but nowhere in sight is there a dead Robin, any infinity gauntlets, or a single conquering Ultron—just flat-out action, intrigue, and plenty of roadkill. Geof Darrow’s slow-talkin’, kung-fu-gripping hero proves once again, in this brand-new new series, that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a chainsaw!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This weekend kicks off the New York Comic-Con and a series of conventions that continue well into December.  Each convention will try to top the other with big news, big guests, and big surprises!  With all the big things happening at conventions, it makes us wonder…
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Discussion:
Superman Red Son
In Red Son, Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas, an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline, meaning Earth’s rotation placed Ukraine in the ship’s path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for “…truth, justice, and the American Way”, Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts “…as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.” His “secret identity” (i.e. the name his adoptive parents gave him) is a state secret.

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1 Comment

  1. October 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    Superman: Red Son was the first elseworlds book I ever read. I kinda want DC to turn this one into an animated movie.

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