Major Spoilers Podcast #588: Worst comic book movie adaptation


This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – Milo Manara, Doctor Who, Action Comics #1 sells, Grendel vs. The Shadow #1, Brain Boy – The Men from Gestalt #4, Legend of Korra, Let’s Be Cops, and a discussion on the worst comic book to movie adaptation ever.

Doctor Who reaction to “Season 8”

Action Comics #1 sells for $3.2 million

Writer: Matt Wagner
Artist: Matt Wagner
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.

Rating: ★★★★½

Brain Boy – The Men from Gestalt #4
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Freddie Williams II
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The president is in danger! The White House is under siege!

Brain Boy and his handler, the deadly secret agent known as Faraday, are locked in a psychic battle. But which one is trying to save the leader of the free world, and which one is trying to kill him? Which one of them is a pawn of the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.? This turbulent climax will extend your cerebral cortex to its very limits.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Legend of Kora – Venom of the Red Lotus
The Red Lotus administer a metallic poison to Korra in order to force her into the Avatar State and then kill her, which would end the cycle of the Avatar’s rebirth. However, in her wrath, she overpowers her captors and fights Zaheer in the skies. Meanwhile, her friends find and rescue the airbenders. After Mako electrocutes Ming-Hua, he and Bolin narrowly escape Ghazan collapsing the Red Lotus’s lair on top of himself. As Korra is about to succumb to the poison, Jinora leads the airbenders to pull Zaheer out of the sky with an air vortex. He is captured, and Suyin bends the poison out of Korra. Two weeks later, in Republic City, a weakened, wheelchair-bound Korra watches as Tenzin anoints Jinora an airbending master. He rededicates the Air Nomads to a nomadic life of service to the world, following Korra’s example.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Let’s Be Cops
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: BIFF BANG POW FIGHT
Everyone seems to like the fight to the death matches that appear on the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week, and this week we are giving you what you want!

Who would win in a fight – Black Lightning or Electro?

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DISCUSSION: Cat Halo writes in with questions for the hosts, and asks them to ponder the worst comic book movie adaptation.

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