This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Godzilla, ComiXology and Amazon, Nightwing, Star Trek, Astro City #11, Star Mage #1, Epic #0, and Skinned #1!

Amazon buys ComiXology

Nightwing is now Grayson

Star Mage #1 (of 6)
JC De La Torre (w) • Ray Dillon (a & c)
Part One: “Darien”—JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage. In issue one, Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Like Harry Potter meets the Last Starfighter, Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds and weird creatures.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Astro City #11
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brent Anderson
Publisher: Vertigo
When you’re the Silver Adept, one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, your life is full of magic, battle, demons, apocalypses and more. When you’re the Adept’s personal assistant, though, life gets really weird. A look at the woman behind the hero. Plus: sushi.

Rating: ★★★★½

Epic #0
W) Tyler James (A) Matt Zolman, Fico Ossio (CA) Fico Ossio
After a freak experiment gives teenager Eric Ardor incredible powers, he does what you would do…he puts on a costume and becomes EPIC! Super strength, speed, flight, optic blasts…it’s a fanboy’s dream come true. Unfortunately, he’s just discovered he has one weakness…pretty girls! While most boys his age lose their cool around the hotties, EPIC loses his powers! Living in Miami, home to the zaniest super-villains AND the most bikinis per capita in America, it’s gonna be a problem…

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Skinned #1
Writer: Tim Daniel, Jeremy Holt
Artist: Joshua Gowdy
Iris is the perfect marriage of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, serving as the backbone for enhanced reality contact lenses that provide users with the perfect antidote to reality’s many maladies. From pop-culture inspired fantasies to manifestations of their personal imagining, they see the world precisely as they wish. To ensure societal tranquility, citizens of cView City are fitted with a pair of lenses at birth, but when Aldair–a teenage programming heiress–gets a glimpse of life with her own eyes, the world she once knew irrevocably changes forever.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, I’ve been thinking about the words uttered by Spock, and wonder what would happen if more people considered the Vulcan philosophy.

What is more important? The Needs of the Many or the Needs of the Few/One?

Who would win in a fight? (Comment)

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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.

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  1. foolsmask
    April 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    Great show guys. I laughed out loud at the “sexy voice bit” and a co-worker looked at me weird. I explained “I am listening to a podcast called Major Spoilers.” He smiled and said “Sexy voices? Yeah that was funny.”

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