msp675This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Two MIAs, as Matthew and Stephen discuss a new Bone, Smosh #1, Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #2, and have an interesting discussion over Marvel’s Civil War.

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NEWS
BONE is Back

[Solicitations] Bone is back!

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
SMOSH #1
Writers: Michael Mcdermott, Yale Stewart
Artists: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart
SMOSH, the Kings of YouTube Comedy, now bring their wildly popular brand of humor to comics! Behold, the Super Virgin Squad! Gathered together in the V-Cave, a converted Cold War-era survivalist bomb shelter and secret suburban headquarters, this group of unique individuals channel their sexual frustration into superhuman abilities to defend the physically weak, the socially awkward… the geekiest among us! Billy, Paulie, and Stevie’s latest mission? To save one of their moms from the presumably slimy seductions of a website swinger! Quick, virgins… to the Chastity Cycle! Also, as a special back-up story, it’s That Damn Neighbor! Benny Jean and Cletus just want to drink beer and admire their lawn flamingo, but the weirdo next door will not be ignored!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

MATTHEW
Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #2 (of 4)
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Steven is terrified by Pearl’s story of the Glass Ghost and seeks help from an expert on all things weird.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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DISCUSSION: CIVIL WAR
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse.

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The Author

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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8 Comments

  1. May 4, 2016 at 10:56 am — Reply

    Question about “should superheroes be registered in real life?” is answered by this: Have they been around 75 years, including universally loved people like superman or Captain America saving whole world countless times from threats that have happened irregardless of if they exist or not, like Skrulls or Galactus? Then answer is simple, heck no!

    If they are new phenomenon without anyone being on the level of global factor, like, lets say, Superman, then absolutely yes.

    Btw, I still hate Iron Man & Reed because of this. I cannot like character who did what they did until its made some alternate reality thing or something. Cloning Thor was pretty bad by itself, Putting villains like Venom to do their dirty work was the last straw, they were practically nazis.

  2. Stephen Jedynak
    May 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    One of the best discussions you guys have had. I wish Rodrigo and AVR had been able to add their opinions, but excellent none the less.

  3. May 5, 2016 at 1:51 am — Reply

    This story is an examination of this Ben Franklin quote “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either.” That is exactly the conclusion the jerky Tony Stark reaches at the end of this tragedy. Millar wanted Americans to see the hyper-secure (but aburdly ineffective and expensive) Federal government that was installed after 9-11. It is pretty but not well written unfortunately.

  4. Juan of NM
    May 5, 2016 at 2:13 am — Reply

    Best thing about the civil war?

    The cover of the final issue of nextwave.

    Mark Millar licks goats.

  5. Seeboo The Goblin
    May 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    Your discussion of Civil War reminded me of a book I read called “Law of Superheroes” where they discuss the real world legality if a lot of what you both brought up and even talk about registration of superheroes as a legal option.

  6. janna
    May 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    Hmmm… Civil War has been on my reading list since I signed up for Marvel Unlimited. Will lower my expectations…

  7. Hex79
    May 15, 2016 at 9:27 am — Reply

    Bone? Yes please!!! I’m not one of those people that think a bad follow up ruins the original. I figure take a crack at it, if it succeeds we have more great Bone, if it fails we ignore it like the Prequels. Take a risk, live dangerously. In that same way I want Dave Sim to do some more Cerebus. In the past maybe stand alone story, it could be awesome!!!!

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