This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We talk about the private dick that’s a hit with all the chicks – SHAFT! Vol. 1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Plus, Kung Fu Panda #3, We Are Robin #6, Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1 and Silver Surfer #16.

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Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1
writer: Chris Roberson
artist: Cezar Razek
cover price: $3.99
While responding to a devastating earthquake in South America, Doc Savage and company discover that not only was the disaster far from natural, but that it seems to be linked to a menace that Doc faced many years before. As he begins to investigate, Doc discovers that a number of closed cases that he had considered to be isolated threats were in fact part of a larger web that he never suspected
before now.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Written by Dan Slott
Art by Michael Allred and Laura Allred
Published by Marvel Comics“Day One” Does one Norrin Radd have to die for another Silver Surfer to live? In the space outside of time and the time outside of space, beings of great cosmic power battle for the final shape of the next reality! This may be the “Last Days” of The Silver Surfer… but it also might be the FIRST Day of an All-New Marvel Universe!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Kung Fu Panda #3
‘Daze of Thunder.’Po has been mastering battle techniques, but can he battle the elements? Well he’s soon about to find out, as Lei Gong, a huge Kung Fu master Gorilla who has tapped into forbidden elemental sorcery, hits town (literally). Will he persuade Po to join forces with him?

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: Bermejo, Lee
Artist: Corona, Jorge
Cover Artist: Corona, Jorge
The Robins are reeling from yet another loss-but with the Reaper on their tails, there’s no time regroup! As the team fractures, each Robin must decide who can be trusted. And is it worth the risk to wear the R?

Rating: ★★★★½

Who would win in a fight, Sandman or Clayface?

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Writer: David Walker
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $19.99
Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks? Shaft! (You’re damn right!) Created by author Ernest Tidyman and made famous in a series of novels and films, iconic hero Shaft makes his graphic novel debut in an all-new adventure. He’s gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts. But who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself? Recently arriving home from his tour of duty in Vietnam, his first case – tracking down a missing person for his girlfriend – quickly turns into a matter of life and death, making him a target of gangsters and the police!

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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...

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