This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, OH NO! NIGHTWING IS DEAD! Batman vs. Superman moves to 2016, Black Dynamite #1, Elfquest: The Final Quest #1, Furious #1, Secret Avengers #14, and Scalped Volume 1 are all reviewed and discussed.

Batman vs. Superman pushed back to May 2016

Writer: Brian Ash
Artist: Sal Buscema, Ron Wimberly
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
HE’S A POWDER KEG OF BLACK FURY THAT’S ABOUT TO EXPLODE! The baddest kung-fu cat to ever appear on screen is coming to comics so you suckers better duck! Former CIA agent, international ladies man, and sworn ass-kicking enemy of The Man… he’s BLACK DYNAMITE-and he’s about to walk into the most dangerous journey of his life!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Elfquest: The Final Quest #1
Writer: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artist: Wendy Pini
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Wolfriders’ chief, Cutter, knows that change is coming. His tribe’s proximity to the Palace of the High Ones, a mysterious and magical oasis, makes this inevitable. As Cutter’s daughter Ember, chief of her own tribe, shares her father’s efforts to preserve the old ways amongst their kin, the human tyrant, Angrif Djun, ascends the mountain her clan call home and rocks the foundation of their peaceful existence.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: Bryan J. L. Glass
Artist: Victor Santos
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Butch Guice
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
The traitor at the heart of the group is revealed. Mockingbird faces a crossroads that threatens to tear her apart. Travel to the past. See the future.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
DC and Marvel have numerous heroes that fly, but only a few each who have wings. This week, Major Spoilerite, Silvergray, wants everyone to decide who would win in a fight, Hawkman (DC Comics) or Angel (Marvel).

After you vote, use the comment section to justify your answer, and more importantly, let everyone know what era of each character you are pitting against one another in the battle of the century… or the week, take your pick.

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Scalped Volume 1: Indian Country
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: R.M. Guera
Publisher: Vertigo
Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucs, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” – short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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    Stephen, you said you thought The Wire meandered in Season 4 with the middle-school storyline. I disagree completely. Season 4 is in my opinion the most important season for a number of reasons. First, it shows the infiltration of the inner-city gang culture for the youth that live there. It shows how stacked the deck is against these kids succeeding, and how systemic the problem really is. Second, its theme is transition and transformation. Marlo takes over the Barksdale corners, showing the “Whack a Mole” nature of the drug trade. More importantly it sets up and provides a kind of origin story for the show’s most colourful characters. By the end of Season 5, Michael turns into Omar, Duquan turns into Bubbles, etc.

    My undergraduate degree was in criminology, specifically focusing on media portrayals of crime. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about The Wire. It is far and away my all-time favourite show. I think the first four seasons are absolutely perfect and fit together so incredibly well. Each season provides a piece of the puzzle. If only the show didn’t kinda fall apart in Season 5, but I think it ended strong.

    So yeah, sorry for the wall of text, but I think you missed the point of Season 4, and I love ranting about this show. Plus, how can you not LOVE that opening scene when Snoop buys the nail gun. Amazing.

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