This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – What’s up with Warner Bros? Black Adam announced? Arkham Knight pushed back again? Rot & Ruin #1, Eye of Newt #4, Stumptown #1, and Legendary Star-Lord #3 get reviewed. Plus, Dr. Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn discusses the trademark case between SDCC and SLCC.

Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam

Writer: Jonathan Maberry
Artist: Tony Vargas
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Brand new adventures set in the world of Rot & Ruin! Written by NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry, this all-new storyline continues events from the award-winning series of novels. In Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart we meet Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they travel through the Sierra Nevada mountains just one faltering step ahead of zombie hordes and one giant leap behind the plane flying through the sky that set them on their journey of discovery.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Justin Greenwood
Publisher: Oni Press
Cover Price: $3.99
Greg Rucka’s fan favorite private eye is back in a new ONGOING series illustrated by Justin Greenwood (Image Comics’ THE FUSE)! Things never go according to plan for Dex Parios–it doesn’t matter whether it’s work or play. When a weekend of soccer fun (both playing and watching!) turns ugly, it’s up to Dex to get to the bottom of the violence before a heated rivalry transforms into an all out war!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Michael Hague
Artist: Michael Hague
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Having narrowly survived their quest and its dangers, our heroes appear to have run out of luck when they find themselves trapped with no avenue of escape from the dragon’s attack! It looks like certain death—but rescue comes in a most unexpected form.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Legendary Star-Lord #3
Writer: Samuel Ryan Humphries
Artist: Paco Medina
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
The Badoon have captured the Star-Lord!
Sharing a jail cell with a Spartax criminal and a Badoon child aren’t exactly Peter’s idea of a good time…
Luckily, Peter’s got an ace up his sleeve—an ace named Kitty Pryde!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Lovin’ and Hatin’ Star Trek
This week, Star Trek celebrates a major milestone in its history. We realize there are those who have never watched the original series, and who despise everything having to do with pointy-eared devils, red shirts, and screaming your enemy’s name at the top of your voice when your best friend bites it. Likewise there are people that love the social commentary, cheesy effects, and rehashed story lines in their major motion picture release. This week, we ask the question, “Do you love Star Trek more than you hate it?”

Do you “love” or “hate” Star Trek?

Will you attend any comic book conventions this spring? (Comment)

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DISCUSSION: Trademarking Comic-Con
Dr. Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, chair of the Department of Informatics at Fort Hays State University and licensed attorney, sits down with Stephen to discuss the San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic-Con trademark dispute.

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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...


  1. Great podcast always a pleasure to listen too.
    I can confirm for Matthew that the Seattle and Portland women’s soccer teams do in fact have a huge rivalry, at least according to my local W-soccer fan.

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