This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: You voted, and we read Emperor Joker for your amusement! We also discuss early San Diego Comic-Con news, review Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #2, Chew #50, and Death Head #1.

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NEWS
Eight new mini-series from DC Comics
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Dynamite inks deal with Atari
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Marvel is all-new all-different
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #2
Chris Ryall (w) • Tony Akins (a & c)
Holistic Detective Dirk seeks the connection between the murderous Copycat Killers and reincarnated Egyptian ghouls while trying to survive a frantic party-bus across his new haunt of San Diego…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
CHEW #50 (MR)
(W) John Layman
(A/CA) Rob Guillory
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS

The landmark issue #50, and the showdown everyone’s been waiting for.

Rating: ★★★★½

RODRIGO
DEATH HEAD #1
Who is the Plague Doctor? What does he want? And how will the family survive?Zack Keller (cocreator of Dick Figures, the Streamy, IAWTV, and Annie Award–nominated web series with 650 million+ YouTube views) and Nick Keller (Turner of the Century) deliver a supernatural-horror thriller about family and creeping, terrifying murder! When Niles and Justine Burton go camping to get a break from their stressful lives, they expect to find peace . . . not an abandoned village hiding an ancient evil. In a turn of events ripped straight from a horror movie, a brutal killer wearing a plague doctor’s mask begins hunting Niles, Justine, and their two kids.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
It’s been out for several weeks, and it looks like video gamers are very excited about Batman: Arkham Knight. From the gameplay to the graphics, to the promise that this is the last of the Batman games in this series, a lot of people are playing this game. Are you?


Have you played Arkham Knight?(Comment)

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DISCUSSION: Emperor Joker
In this topsy-turvy tale of a world gone wrong, the Man of Steel is a hunted villain, while his imperfect duplicate, Bizarro, is hailed as a champion. With the heroes of the JLA altered almost beyond recognition, it’s up to Superman to help his allies rediscover their true selves in an incredible struggle against the Joker, Emperor of the Universe.

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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...

3 Comments

  1. Arkham Asylum was written by Paul Dini with voice talent by Kevin Conroy, Mark Hammil and Arleen Sorken. So maybe Mathew and Rodrigo should not judge a video game by its graphics

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