This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, more Flash, ComiXology get hacked, the Six Million Dollar Man, The Movement, Witchblade, and your comments!

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NEWS
CW Flashes us with new costume
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ComiXology gets hacked
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 #1
Jim Kuhoric (w)
Juan Antonio Ramirez (a)
Alex Ross, Ken Haeser (c)
It’s the Six Millions Dollar Man’s 40th anniversary, and Dynamite is proud to bring you the direct continuation of the classic television series with Season 6! Better. Stronger. Faster. The original Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin was a man barely alive until the OSI turned him into the world’s first Bionic Man. Now he and Oscar Goldman are the most effective team in National Security. But a rogue faction in the OSI is making a power play for that position with a new type of infiltration agent – one that is completely obedient and robotic. Can a soulless machine that wears Steve Austin’s very face make the Six Million Dollar Man obsolete? For the 1st Time EVER! Fan favorite toy-line character Maskatron makes his Six Million Dollar Man debut and becomes a part of the classic television series mythology with a violent and terrifying purpose. And as Steve’s world is threatened from within, his very actions unknowingly release an alien menace upon an unsuspecting world. Classic action, powerful science fiction, and a cast of characters from one of television’s most original series combine to make The Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six a must have for comic fans!

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
The Movement #10
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Freddie Williams II
Publisher: DC Comics
Guest-starring Batgirl! The Movement goes head to head with Batgirl over someone who’s using Coral City as a sanctuary! Then, the team heads to West Virginia to stop Michael the Blessed from killing his brother: The Movement’s own Burden!

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
Witchblade #173
Story By: Ron Marz
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $2.99

Even without the Witchblade secured to her wrist, Sara Pezzini cannot escape the corrupting influence of the gauntlet.

Rating: ★★★½☆

ZACH
Evil Empire #1
(W) Max Bemis (A) Ransom Getty (CA) William Pyle
From BOOM! Studios.
WHY WE LOVE IT: After Polarity, we just had to work with writer (and Say Anything lead singer) Max Bemis again, and his thrilling take on how our modern society could evolve into an evil empire is absolutely terrifying.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Every fan of fiction is aware of the trope of the “evil, sinister empire” i.e. the Empire in Star Wars. Oftentimes, when we are introduced to these totalitarian establishments, they are already fully in power and it’s up to our hero to bring back order and peace. However, in Evil Empire, we explore how that would unfold in a real-world setting. How close to the precipice are we right now in the world we live in? Would we let it happen? More specific to this tale: Would we secretly want it to happen?
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Told through the perspective of an underground rapper named Reese, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch our modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This time of year I notice a lot of people switching jobs, quitting jobs, or simply looking for opportunities to move ahead in the company. It must be on Eddie in Pittsburgh’s mind, as this week he wants to know what company you would rather work for – Lexcorp or Oscorp?

Who would win in a fight? (Comment Here)

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Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Lesser of Two Evils

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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.

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4 Comments

  1. March 12, 2014 at 5:00 am — Reply

    Great discussion this episode! While I really like the trade paperback reviews, these episodes are a nice change of pace. Reminds me of the old random Saturday shows.

  2. Paul
    March 12, 2014 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Rodrigo’s idea for a Grand Theft Batman game had me in stitches this morning! Keep up the great work!

  3. Stark's Scraps
    March 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    So wait a second… you talk about Lego Taskmaster and Lego Modok, Matthew makes some points about Firefly that I’ve been trying to make for years, and then you READ MY FREAKING EMAIL?! Sign me up!

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