This week on the Major Spoielrs Podcast: Archie turns to Kickstarter, Convergence, Archie vs. Predator, and more go under the microscope, and we take a look at the first volume of the 12th Doctor.

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NEWS
Archie Comics heads to Kickstarter
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Convergence: Speed Force #2
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Sean Parsons, Tom Grummett
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Wally West desperately tries to protect his children and his city from the brutal assault of the Flashpoint Wonder Woman as the next phase of Convergence begins!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

MATTHEW
Archie vs. Predator #2

Archie and the gang head back to Riverdale, but the vicious
extraterrestrial Predator is in hot pursuit! When the kids determine
that Betty and Veronica are the targets, they devise a secret
weapon—Jughead in drag!
* Variant covers by Dustin Nguyen (Batman Eternal, Adventure Time) and Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)!

* IT’S OPEN SEASON ON ARCHIE!

Writer:Alex de Campi
Penciller:Fernando Ruiz
Inker:Rich Koslowski
Colorist:Jason Millet
Cover Artist:Dan Parent
Price:$3.99

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
Space Riders #2
Artist: Alexis Ziritt
Writer: Fabian Rangel Jr.
Letters: Ryan Ferrier
After the mind shattering events of Vortex of Madness, the Space Riders find themselves crash-landed on an unknown planet. They encounter an alien warrior tribe, as well as the beautiful and fierce Dona Barbara. Also in this issue, our heroes find themselves in the presence of a Space God. Ride along as Capitan Peligro and his crew escape from the haunted planet!

Alexis Ziritt’s (The Package) insane art is both a throwback to classics like Jack Kirby, Fltecher Hanks, and Heavy Metal Magazine, while still having a modern sensibility that showcases his own unique style . Writer Fabian Rangel Jr. (Doc Unknown) manages to tame that craziness and tell a compelling and very human story. Space Riders becomes that rare middle ground that has something for everyone while never compromising.

Rating: ★★★½☆

ZACH
Mythic #1
Story By: Phil Hester
Art By: John McCrea
Price: $1.99
Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week:
By now, you’ve probably heard the news that NBC has decided to pass on a second season of Constantine. Fans, and producers, are both hoping the show will land at another network, leading us all to a happily ever after moment.

But what network?

With CW running many of the Warner Bros./DC Comics properties, it seems to be the front runner, though SyFy’s name has been dropped a time or two due to the NBC tie, as well ask the coming Krypton series.

Who would win in a fight? (Comment Here)

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DISCUSSION:
The Twelfth Doctor Volume 1
ARTIST: Dave Taylor, Mariano Laclaustra
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT:​ 128pp​
FORMAT: HC
ISBN: 9781782761778
PRICE: $19.99​/$22.95​ CAN
The Twelfth Doctor has just regenerated​ – ​but the universe won’t give him a minute’s rest. Not when there’s a violent star on the warpath on a terraformed ice planet – or an ancient alien, masquerading as the goddess Kali murdering her way towards resurrection in the year 2314.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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4 Comments

  1. May 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    On the Kickstarter topic, I share Matthew’s hesitancy toward supporting these “big” projects. To me, there is a difference between patronizing an artist (which I like doing), and simply pre-ordering a new product (which I don’t like doing).

  2. Kirby
    May 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Good episode, was worried the opening discussion was going to be as bad as the new Peanuts stories one from a couple of years ago based on Stephen’s twitter. I think good points were made all around.

  3. Spocktagon
    May 14, 2015 at 4:06 am — Reply

    I personally see the Archie kickstarter as nothing more disturbing than a new take on the subscription model… They’re just asking for the moneys up front, instead of at the newsstand. No problems. And the fact that they are an already established company just makes them a bit more trustworthy with my money. They actually have a reputation to protect, so they are not as likely to abscond with the funds the way a unproven movie production company can. Just my thoughts.

  4. Zaran
    May 14, 2015 at 8:00 am — Reply

    When I look at a Kickstarter, I check out the rewards. The rewards should be equal to the product I want produced. I can’t believe that the 5 dollar level doesn’t actually get me a comic. Kickstarter to me should be a form of Preorder for the product they are trying to produce and this one fails for me.

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