This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Supergirl! Autumn lands #7! Huck #1! Andre the Giant! And more exclamation marks than you can shake a stick out.

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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
HUCK #1
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: Image Comics
In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comicbook unlike anything you’ve read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQURQUE.

Rating: ★★★★★

MATTHEW
ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN
Writer: Brandon Easton
Artist: Denis Medri
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Distributor: IDW Publishing
We all know who he is and we all remember the first time we saw him: Andre the Giant, towering over his opponents in the ring, a brute force of nature with a gentle smile and breezy sense of humor, an apparent contradiction that created a magnetic attraction to his fans. True pro wrestling fans know all the ups and downs of his career and everyone else knows him as an ‘80s pop culture icon, the lovable giant in The Princess Bride. But few know the true life story behind the legend, a story more incredible than anything that could be concocted for a Pay-Per-View special. This is the story Lion Forge Comics is bringing to fans in the authorized graphic novel biography, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.

Eisner-nominated writer Brandon Easton (ThunderCats, Marvel’s Agent Carter) charts Andre’s entire life story in an introspective first-person narrative he crafted with assistance from Andre’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff. The book opens on the idyllic farm in the French countryside where Andre spent his childhood and steadily weaves through his amateur early days in the squared circle, his rise to fame in TV, film, and Vince McMahon’s upstart WWF (now WWE), and the demons he collected along the way.

Rating: ★★★★★

RODRIGO
The Art of Jose Gonzalez
Writer: David Roach
Art: Jose Gonzalez
For nearly two decades, Jose “Pepe” Gonzalez was hailed as the premier Vampirella artist, drawing the fiery vixen for Warren Publishing in the Seventies and Eighties. Renowned for bringing to life the most beautiful women the art world has ever seen, Gonzalez’s career spans from drawing British romance comics to movie stars, book covers to commercial advertising, and, of course, personal commissions for loved ones and devotees. For the first time ever, author David Roach covers Jose’s entire career, transcending his vast body of Vampirella work to explore the full breadth of the master’s creations. Vampirella collectors and Jose Gonzalez fans rejoice, for the life-spanning retrospective you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Featuring an introduction by fan-favorite painter Joe Jusko.

Rating: ★★★★½

ASHLEY
THE AUTUMNLANDS #7
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Publisher: Image Comics
The second arc begins. Wounded and lost, our heroes seek safety, but find…something bizarre.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
When it comes to robbing graves while seeking fortune and glory, two archeologists rise above all others – Lara Croft and Indiana Jones. But when it comes to the actual job, one has to wonder if Lara’s constant gunfire, or Indiana’s constant screaming for Marion to shut her eyes, get in the way of the job. If there are questions about their methods, then there must be a question about who is the better collector of rare artifacts?
Lara Croft
Indiana Jones

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DISCUSSION: SUPERGIRL
“Supergirl – Pilot
Air Date: 10/26/15
After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. (TV-PG V)”

“Supergirl – Stronger Together
Air Date: 11/02/15
When Kara’s attempts to help National City don’t go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she – and the city’s media – has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl. (TV-PG V)”

“Supergirl – Fight or Flight
Air Date: 11/09/15
Supergirl’s powers are tested when Reactron, one of Superman’s formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl. Peter Facinelli guest stars. (TV-PG V)”

“Supergirl – Livewire
airt Date: 11/16/15
“Livewire” – Kara’s Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero. Also, when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into the villainous Livewire, she targets Cat and Supergirl”

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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...

4 Comments

  1. On Super girl I was really wanting angry as hell Kara having to learn and control her power or she would screw up her new life. Red latern super girl was my fav…

  2. With so many super hero TV shows around at the moment, I have made a decision to stick with just The Flash and Arrow right now, because, like Rodrigo and Matthew said, they are very, very by the numbers and predictable. I´m afraid that too many of them would bring in the fatigue and ruin the ones I really like too, so I wont make my self to watch something I´m not very interested in, just because it is a comic book show and I like those characters. From what I´ve figured, Gotham and Supergirl sre also are made for quite different kind super hero fan as I am too, so its easy to pass on them. Same goes for Agents of SHIELD, I tried about dozen episodes and it wasn’t super hero show enough to keep me interested long enough to guys with powers to even appear.

  3. I’m a bit confused by Ashley’s take on Autumnlands #7. She talks about having read the first volume, but must have missed the entire ending of the book. Learoyd and Dusty didn’t run off to fight Sevenscars, Learoyd was thrown off a bridge and Dusty jumped in to save him. They’re separated from everyone else, who got rescued by another one of the floating cities. The book wasn’t Learoyd walking around and being angry, it was him and Dusty looking to survive.

    I thought this was a great issue, taking some time to build the world and grow the Learoyd and Dusty friendship. In the beginning of the book, this felt like a coming of age story for Dusty, and it seems like we’re getting back towards that. We also got an explanation of magic, how it works, and why we’re calling this book The Autumnlands.

    The art also felt like a step above for me, with Dusty’s facial expressions being on point. And the page where Dusty explains how magic works was so beautiful, I had to come back to it a few times just to admire it. While I was sad to get such a long break, if having to occasionally take one means getting this caliber of art, then I cannot complain.

    I’m glad she gave it a high rating, despite her misgivings, because I think people should be reading this book.

    One last thought, I don’t agree that every issue should be treated like somebody’s first, at least outside of the big two. Comics have changed a lot since Stan Lee’s hay day, and there’s a lot more wide sweeping arcs and small, indie stories. You wouldn’t expect someone to flip to the middle of a novel and know exactly what’s happening, and comics have turned in to a big story medium. Stories like Autumnlands have so much depth and character development that, even with a recap page, new readers would be lost if they didn’t go back and see it from the beginning.

  4. Frederick Pagliarulo on

    I’m looking forward to picking up the new Autumnlands. It was Major Spoilers that got me into the story to begin with, so I owe you all some thanks for that.
    Despite the Superhero genre finally getting a female lead, I just can’t get into Supergirl. I’ve never really been into the Superman franchise, so I just don’t find myself getting into it.
    Thanks for the show!

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