This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles, The Rocketeer and the Spirit, My Little Pony gets carded, He-Man, Code Monkey, and more!

NEWS
My Little Pony gets collectible card game
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Rocketeer/Spirit Pulp Friction #2
(W) Mark Waid (A) Loston Wallace (CA) Paul Smith
The most pulp-tastic crossover of all time continues! What is the TV Terror that threatens all of Los Angeles-and how can the Rocketeer and the Spirit hope to combat such a futuristic menace? Plus-it’s the Peevey/Dolan team, together again at last!

Rating: ★★★½☆

MATTHEW
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 7
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Rafael Kayanan
Publisher: DC Comics
A new adventure begins here! With Eternia still occupied by the Horde, He-Man and King Randor lead a small group of Masters on a quest to find the one object that might free Eternia! Join new writer Dan Abnett as he takes He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into their next great chapter!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
Broken Cortex #1


Rating: ★★☆☆☆

ZACH
Code Monkey Saves the World

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week we got our first look at the trailer for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, and while we got to see some of the villains, we wonder if we got to see the best villains in the montage.  It’s time to take the Doctor Who Villain fight to the next level, as we pit the Daleks against the Sontarans in a battle for the ages!

FIGHT!
Who would win in a fight to the death?

Who would win in a fight to the death?

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Discussion:
The Invisibles
The Invisibles is a comic book series that was published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1994 to 2000. It was created and scripted by Scottish writer Grant Morrison, and drawn by various artists throughout its publication.

The plot follows (more or less) a single cell of The Invisible College, a secret organization battling against physical and psychic oppression using time travel, magic, meditation, and physical violence.

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Stephen Schleicher

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2 Comments

  1. Oldcomicfan
    October 23, 2013 at 6:21 am — Reply

    Invisibles? Well, having invisible characters would certainly simplify drawing the comic book. Hee hee.

  2. October 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm — Reply

    Man, did I love the Invisibles!
    When I came back to comics in my 20’s, I was a thorough Vertigo fanboy.
    I eschewed capes and tights and just wanted to engage with a “different” type of story.
    Man, did this title ever qualify.
    Throughout the run of the Invisibles, all of the primary cast have lots of time to explain their origins, their desires and are given opportunities to grow and change.
    This story is rich and complex and makes very smart use of callbacks and foreshadowing to draw the reader in.

    The Invisibles’ story does not age that well.
    Grant Morrison has used the “What the hell is going on here” story architecture a few too many times. Also, many writers have emerged that use a lot of Morrison’s narrative techniques. If you want to read a story that showcases Morrison’s writings, there are better examples out there today.

    However, I still use the Invisibles as a benchmark to measure comics that want to tell a story aimed at a mature audience.

    The first trade of the Invisibles is definitely worth picking up on sale or borrowing from a library. If you like the first arc, then you should consider reading the whole story.

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