This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – It’s the San Diego Comic Con Post Show! Plus reviews of Batman, Hercules, and the Mighty Avengers.

NEWS
Major Spoilers Coverage of the San Diego Comic Con
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Top Ten Stories from SDCC
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #4
When his own invention goes awry, a famous scientist becomes disfigured and goes mad. As Dr. Faceless, he’s determined to wipe away the faces of everyone else.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
Mighty Avengers #12
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Greg Land
ORIGINAL SIN tie-in! Election Night, 1972. Under a moonless sky, unspeakable evil slouched towards Manhattan to be born… …and the only people who could hold it back were the original Mighty Avengers. Meanwhile, in the present day – history repeats itself! But this time, have the Mighty Avengers already failed?

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
HERCULES
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
The summer is almost over, and the thought of back to school sales, the start of the holiday spending season, and the drudgery of what studios will be releasing in theaters between September and November has us done. Fortunately, Guardians of the Galaxy opens this weekend, and we are excited about seeing it!

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Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy on opening weekend? (comment here)

Which of the red licorice candy makes your mouth most happy? (Comment Here)

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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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8 Comments

  1. July 30, 2014 at 4:37 am — Reply

    Just wanted to leave a small comment about your SDCC coverage: Thanks for everyone, you did great job with it!

  2. Michael
    July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am — Reply

    I’m going to echo Jarmo’s sentiment — what a fantastic job!

    I hope we get to hear EVERYONE’s thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it!

  3. Kailey
    July 30, 2014 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I wanted to comment on the somewhat dismissive nature of the discussion surrounding Wonder Woman’s costume. I don’t have any real issue with the costume itself, and I’m really excited for the movie. Still, I found your comments somewhat inconsistent. You were happy that they did away with the thong / spandex from the comics, but dismissed criticism of the high heels almost solely because they appear in the comics. Just because it’s shown in the comics doesn’t make it a good idea. And it’s not like Wonder Woman even always has heels. Do a Google image search and you see that she frequently wears boots with flat bottoms, which would be much easier to fight in.

    I don’t know if any of you have ever tried to walk in high heels, let alone fight in them (yeah right) but it would be really unpractical. Like you say, there are good changes from the comic to the movie. I had really hoped the boots would be one of them. It’s a small detail, and not a real deal breaker as far as I’m concerned, but it is a legitimate criticism that I’ve heard at least one female staff member at Major Spoilers voice her displeasure over. Stuff like this stands out more for women because we know how brutal heels are. It was strange to hear you dismiss it so flippantly.

    Just my opinion, I don’t mean to stir up a hornet’s nest but I wanted to speak my mind. I’m still excited for the movie and I will reserve judgement until I see Gal Godot in motion as Wonder Woman.

    • July 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm — Reply

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    • Sayomara
      July 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm — Reply

      To your point Kailey about high Heels, If you watch the fight scenes in Watchmen as the Silk Spectre fights you’ll notice the stunt woman is wearing flat shoes and not heals.

    • August 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm — Reply

      Can’t help but agree with this. I too don’t see it as a deal breaker and let’s be honest, we’re all going to see it opening weekend, but it really would be nice to see DC not put a female hero in heels just once. I’ll grant that it’s not nearly as ridiculous as the Cat Woman heels from DKR, but it is annoying how this is one tired practice that I don’t think ANYONE WOULD MIND SEEING LEAVE, just can’t be put to bed.

      Also side bar, but I’m still not stoked on BvS yet. DC has done a pretty great job of disappointing me with their last few cinematic efforts (Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises) so I’m passively putting my hype meter on “quelled” for right now.

  4. Sayomara
    July 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    One thing I’m glad to say I didn’t much of was people making issues with Gal Gadot nationality. Considering how openly anti-Semitic internet has become in the last few weeks its nice that at least in this people can just let it go.

  5. Perry Taliaferro
    July 31, 2014 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    Hey Stephen, gotta say I agree about your digital trade release idea, where companies will release the entire 12 issues (or however many issues it will be) all at once and allowing the consumer to grab/read them all at once. I think Marvel is working their way towards just that. If you look at how they have been releasing their “events” lately, they are throwing out 3 issues a month already. The nine issue run of ORIGINAL SIN (counting the zero issue) will be over well before the nine months it would normally take if they were releasing one issue a month. And that is not the first event to do that bi-monthly or tri-monthly shipping. Can’t be too long before they push more issues monthly,

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