This week on the Major Spoielrs Podcast: Doctor Strange take the oath, The Joker revealed, and DK3 is coming! Plus, Hit: 1957, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Kill Six Billion Demons, and The Black Vortex Omega.

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First look at Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

DK3 is coming!

HIT: 1957 #2
Writer: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Tensions are building in the new Hit Squad as Sticky deals with the consequences of his actions and his relationship with Slater continues to fray. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds herself falling for the same old trap as she begins to enjoy her time in Las Vegas with her captor, Vincent.

Rating: ★★★★½

(W) Ryan North
(A/CA) Erica Henderson
The final showdown between Galactus and Squirrel Girl is here!
It’s the Power Cosmic versus the Power Chestnut: WHO WILL WIN?
Also, Squirrel Girl is late for class. So there’s TWO disasters coming!!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Kill Six Billion Demons
Kill Six Billion Demons is a New Weird fantasy webcomic started in 2013 featuring a young woman named Allison who is suddenly wrapped up in an adventure with an angel through an eldritch land filled with monsters, demons and gods.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1
Writer: Sam Humphries
Art & Cover: Ed McGuinness
Cover Price: $4.99
The Black Vortex ends here! When an entire planet, and potentially the entire galaxy, is caught in the crosshairs of Knife’s cosmically empowered forces, the Guardians and the X-Men face their final test. With billions of lives at stake, our heroes are forced to make the ultimate sacrifice. But in gaining the power to potentially defeat Knife, by submitting to the Black Vortex, could they have given up their humanity forever?

Rating: ★★★½☆

DISCUSSION: Doctor Strange: The Oath
Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder – his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death’s door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (Captain America, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality – while firmly establishing him in the current Marvel Universe and setting him up to join a surprising new team! Collects Doctor Strange: The Oath #1-5.

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  1. Ha ha ha Matthew I got the “We need more villans” joke.
    This was a fantastic episode. Pleace keep op the good work.

  2. The comments on Convergence not selling is interesting as it really says to me more people feel like I do.

    I dropped X-Men with battle of the Atom, I dropped Guardians of the Galaxy as it started to get all crossovery I dropped all my DC Books(Batman and Aquaman) when the War thing happened. At this point the only book I read weekly from the Big Two(kind of) is Astro City and I have a list of around 10 books.

    Convergence and Secret wars are something I have no interest in because they just look like a big mess to me as someone not super deep in the hype machine. I only have so much to spend and it will be going to go to Chew, Autumnlands or Samurai Jack rather than Batman Super Secret Mystery Special #1 as to me these have no real value(story wise) and are just so short I feel like my money has been wasted. Similar story with secret wars but not going there as there is just too much going on that I feel almost extorted if I want the whole story.

  3. Guillaume Berube on

    On the nostalgia subject, I’m one of the new readers brought in with the new 52. I was a reader of Franco-Belgian comics and Manga before and it made me dip a bit (buying 3-5 comics a month). I don’t have any nostalgia for those characters and I have no way to access those continuity for an affordable ammount (Marvel Unlimited style) So I’ve stayed away from Convergence waiting for Batgirl to come back (read some of it but the stories are a bit too predictable and boring if you don’t have any pre-existing emotional attachment to the characters).

    I hope Secret Wars doesn’t break too much of those fun comics like Unbeatable Squirrel-girl and Silver Surfer that Marvel is putting out lately and leave a room for me.

  4. The main reason I haven’t bought many of the Convergence comics is because I don’t want to pay 4 dollars for a 19-22 page comic. As a whole they upped every single one of these comics to that price and I refuse to buy. I hope this failure gets them to drop their prices back 2.99 or less. Even the comics that I normally would jump at, I’m waiting the 8 weeks to purchase them on Comixology.

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