This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1, New Romancer #2, Dark Horse Presents #18, the Black Hood #8, and THE MUD PACK!

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NEWS
Kevin Smith to direct The Flash

[Television] Kevin Smith to direct episode of The Flash

Vixen Season Two

[Television] Vixen gets season two (possible live action series)

http://marvel.com/news/comics/25519/the_drums_sound_for_civil_war_ii

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
The Legend of Wonder Woman #1
Writer: Renae De Liz
Artist: Ray Dillon
A new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and pencilled by Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn)! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
THE BLACK HOOD #8
“The Lonely Crusade, Part 2”

The Black Hood has tracked down the “Crusaders”—a mysterious group of vigilantes who have vowed to clean the “scum” off the streets of Philadelphia. But their first encounter leaves our man beaten, humbled… and hungry for payback. The Crusaders, however, have some payback of their own in mind. Especially when they stumble upon the Hood’s real identity… Artist extraordinaire ROBERT HACK (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The X-Files) as he takes over art duties in this special issue.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
On Sale: 1/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
Dark Horse Presents #18
Writers: Rich Woodall, Dennis Calero, Carla Speed McNeil, Shawn Aldridge, Barbara Randall Kesel, David Chelsea, Paul Levitz
Artists: Dennis Calero, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Craig Rousseau, Julius Gopez, Marc Olivent, Tim Hamilton
The next chapter of Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl begins here! A paranormal podcaster deals with a personal possession in Barbara Randall Kesel and Marc Olivent’s Sundown Crossroads!

This issue also features new chapters of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and Dennis Calero’s The Suit!

Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez’s Last Act and David Chelsea’s Sandy and Mandy conclude!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
NEW ROMANCER #2
Written by: Peter Milligan
Art by: Brett Parson
No sooner had incorrigible romantic and brilliant coder Lexy Ryan been united with her long-dead dream lover-poet Lord Byron-then she lost him again. Now, while Lexy searches for the famous rhymer and the New Romancer dating site teeters on the brink of oblivion, Lexy’s beautiful but dangerous successor at Incubator takes an unhealthy interest in the libertine Lord. Meanwhile, a crazed Casanova seeks a perverse type of love in Silicon Valley’

Rating: ★★★★☆

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DISCUSSION:
Detective Comics: The Mud Pack
An enraged Preston Payne, Clayface III, escapes from Arkham Asylum. Batman is called in immediately to help recapture the Man of Clay who has teamed up with previous incarnations of the shape-shifting villain.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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.

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