Major Spoilers Podcast #674: Hellboy in Mexico

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msp674This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Hellboy goes to Mexico! Also, reviews of Strawberry Shortcake #1, Faith #4, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #1, and Season 2 of Better Call Saul.

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NEWS
Disney announces more live action adaptations of aniamted classics

Disney Claims Dates for Several New Movies; Confirms ‘Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

Hot off the blockbuster success of ” The Jungle Book,” Disney has been staking out several years worth of live action fairy tales. In grabbing the release dates, Disney gave a peak at its development pipeline. The studio confirmed that it is planning to make “Cruella,” an “101 Dalmatians” spin-off with Emma Stone, as well as sequels to “Jungle Book” and “Maleficent.”

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Strawberry Shortcake #1
Writer: Georgia Ball
Artist: Amy Mebberson
Strawberry Shortcake returns to comics! And along with her comes the return of one of her most nefarious foes, the Purple Pie Man! Join us for the launch of this berry special two-part story re-introducing everyone’s favorite bad baker to the current Strawberry Shortcake mythos!

Rating: ★★★½☆

MATTHEW
FAITH #4
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of time – but never out of Faith!

Mild-mannered blogger by day and aspiring superhero by night, Faith Herbert never imagined she’d find herself at the center of a story like this! Pursued by the agents of a stealth extraterrestrial invasion at every turn, this former Harbinger Renegade is about to realize that Earth needs a new kind of hero to save the day.

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank
A fun crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny.

Rating: ★★★½☆

ASHLEY
BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 2
He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.
[rating 5/5]

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DISCUSSION: HELLBOY IN MEXICO TPB
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Mick McMahon, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
In 1956, Hellboy caravans across Mexico—vampire hunting with luchadores, finding the Aztec gods, fighting evil turkeys and Frankenstein’s monster, and drinking way too much tequila, in the strangest collection of his adventures yet.

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