msp673This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: I Killed Adolf Hitler! Also, No more Rat Queens, The Nameless City, Powerpuff Girls, Gutter Magic #4, and Leaving Megalopolis #4. Ready for a drink? Good, because we have a bartender for you!

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NEWS
Rat Queens goes on Hiatus

[Solicitations] Rat Queens goes on hiatus

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Gutter Magic #4
Writer: Rich Douek
Artist: Brett Barkley
Publisher: IDW Publishing
It’s all come down to this – as Cinder stands on the cusp of achieving wizardly powers, the Morgue steps in to put an end to his ambitions. How much will Cinder risk to overcome her, and grasp the power he desires? Find out in the explosive conclusion to Gutter Magic!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

MATTHEW
LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #4

On the day all the superheroes turned bad, a horrifying creature emerged from a giant hole in the middle of the city. No one has dared look too deeply into that abyss. Until now. What horrors lie at the other end, and what is yet to come through? Our band of ordinary citizens find themselves with answers too terrifying to comprehend as the sequel to the Kickstarter megahit Leaving Megalopolis continues!

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series based on Craig McCracken’s The Powerpuff Girls (1998). Cartoon Network announced the series in June 2014. In 2015, they announced that the new series would feature new voice actors for the main characters. The series premiered on April 4, 2016, in the United States, along with Latin America and Brazil.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
THE NAMELESS CITY VOL 1
Writer/Artist: Faith Erin Hicks
Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don’t let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.

Kaidu is one such outsider. He’s a Dao born and bred–a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let’s hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

Rating: ★★★★★

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Bending your ear edition

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DISCUSSION: I KILLED HITLER
In this full-color graphic novel, Jason posits a strange, violent world in which contract killers can be hired to rub out pests, be they dysfunctional relatives, abusive co-workers, loud neighbors, or just annoyances in general — and as you might imagine, their services are in heavy demand. One such killer is given the unique job of traveling back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in 1939… but things go spectacularly wrong. Hitler overpowers the would-be assassin and sends himself to the present, leaving the killer stranded in the past. The killer eventually finds his way back to the present by simply waiting the decades out as he ages, and teams up with his now much-younger girlfriend to track down the missing fascist dictator… at which point the book veers further into Jason territory, as the cartoonist’s minimalist, wickedly dry sense of humor slows down the story to a crawl: for long patches absolutely nothing happens, but nobody can make nothing happening as riotously entertaining as Jason does… and finally, when the reader isn’t paying attention, he brings it together with a shocking, perfectly logical and yet completely unexpected climax which also solves a mystery from the very beginning of the book the reader had forgotten about. As always, I Killed Adolf Hitler is rendered in Jason’s crisp deadpan neo-clear-line style, once again augmented by lovely, understated coloring.
48 pages of full-color comics

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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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  1. April 30, 2016 at 12:24 am — Reply

    I’m so disappointed that I’m behind on listening and didn’t get to participate in the poll of the week, because I wanted to champion my write-in candidate: Mike Callahan, aka Justin, the Mick of Time, owner/proprietor/protector of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon in the books by Spider Robinson.

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