This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – What we have here is failure to communicate! Plus, Big Man Plans #1, John Carter: Warlord of Mars Special, The New 52: Futures End #44, and Shaper #1.

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Writer: Robert Place Napton
Art: Rod Rodolfo
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $4.99 (40-pages)
Publication Date: March 2015
An unexpected attack from a deadly force puts Warlord of Mars John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris under siege within their very own palace. With the help of their loyal friend Tars Tarkas, they manage a hasty escape only to find their world teetering on the brink of destruction. Facing overwhelming odds, they must forge questionable alliances in order to save their people from a fate worse than death! A thrilling, action-packed story in the spirit of pulp master Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Art by: Patrick Zircher
Cover by: Ryan Sook
Written by: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello
Price: $2.99
The final stages of Brainiac’s plan come to fruition in this issue that leads directly into CONVERGENCE! The ripples of this story will literally be felt across the Multiverse.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

A Hidden Heritage Reveals a Hero!
A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule. When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of thehunted—a Shaper—he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire’s prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race!
* Screenwriter Eric Heisserer brings his cinematic vision to comics!
* A timeless tale for a new generation!
* In the tradition of Arthurian legends and Star Wars.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Big Man Plans #1
(W) Eric Powell, Tim Weisch
(A/CA) Eric Powell
From ERIC POWELL (Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon) and TIM WEISCH (a guy who used to be a bricklayer) comes BIG MAN PLANS, a brutal crime drama with a shocking mystery at its heart. Even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don’t care how they do it.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
You may have heard that Sony Pictures has set up a Ghostbusters production banner called Ghost Corps to capitalize on the fervor/excitement regarding an all female Ghostbusters movie. The idea is to have another movie in production featuring an all-male cast, with Channing Tatum set to produce and possibly star. While many of us are troubled by the boy vs. girl nature of franchise, and even more troubled that the Interwebz seems to be taking sides on who is going to “win”, the idea that the original Ghostbusters (Egon, Peter, Ray, and Winston) have franchised their company to others is rather interesting. Which brings us to this week’s big question…

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

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Dr. Scott Robson from Fort Hays State University sits down with Stephen to discuss where communication fails in comics, television, radio, and social media, and how we all need to actively engage with one another.

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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. Here’s my Ghostbusters theory.

    First film comes out and they have a wacky adventure then the second group of guys comes along with their Ghostbusters group, but they bill themselves as the Real Ghostbusters and have a zany adventure. 1st group shows up at the end with their trademark lawyer.

    End credit sequence teasers a familiar villain.
    So the 3rd film can be Ghostbusters vs Real Ghostbusters: Age of Gozer!

  2. I think that the prospect of multiple Ghostbusters movies could work if they approached it from the right angle. The idea of a movie with a mostly single gender cast might even be viable if the two movies complemented each other telling a single story from two different perspectives. The idea that i had would be something like the female movie would have romantic comedy threads through the story, and at a certain point they encounter an antagonist who captures/defeats them, and then the men (brothers/boyfriends/etc) would have to become Ghostbusters to rescue/save them and then they could probably squeeze out a 3rd movie with both casts where they actually come together as a unified group working off of each others strengths defeat the villain. (Similar to the way the Marvel built their way up to the Avengers movie)

  3. I have noticed over the past few weeks the News and some other links are messed up, for me it adds an extra “” to the links and it errors out. Just me or is anyone else seeing this?

    Great show!

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