This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The New Teen Titans: Games goes under the microscope, Supergirl moves to The CW, Weird Detective #1, Jughead #6, Lobster Johnson and Metal Monsters of Midtown and Arrow get reviewed. Plus, you pick the next trade paperback we review!
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Supergirl is moving to The CW
WEIRD DETECTIVE #1
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artsit: Gulu Vilanova
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.
Script: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz
Cover: Erica Henderson
Variant Covers: Cliff Chiang, Ramon K. Perez
The time has come. It’s JUGHEAD VS. PRINCIPAL STANGER: THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! With the whole gang at his side, Jughead puts it all on the line: Either Stanger goes, or Jughead does! You won’t want to miss this!
LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1
A trio of skyscraping robots crash into a Manhattan bank and leave Lobster Johnson with two mysteries to solve: what is behind the massive machines, and why would the robots pull a heist without taking a penny?
ARROW 4.21 MONUMENT POINT
Darhk begins taking control over the world’s nuclear missles. The team seeks out Felicity’s father, Noah, to help disable the “Rubicon” program. Darhk sends Danny Brickwell and Michael Amar to find and kill Noah, but Oliver and his team are able to rescue him from Darhk’s men. Noah agrees to help, but requires a high-powered processor from Palmer Tech. Felicity learns she has been fired as CEO and is unable to get the processor, forcing the team to break in and steal it. H.I.V.E. locates the team when Noah hacks into “Rubicon”. As H.I.V.E. attacks, Felicity and her father shut down “Rubicon” and stop all missiles but one, which launches and heads to Monument Point. Felicity can only redirect it to a less populated town, where it detonates. Oliver and Diggle find Darhk in a nexus chamber, gathering more power from all the deaths caused by the explosion. In flashbacks, Reiter escapes the caves, but Oliver and Taiana steal the idol again. The idol soon begins to affect Taiana.
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DISCUSSION: New Teen Titans: Games
Set in the 1980s during the height of New Teen Titans popularity, this standalone softcover features a mysterious villain playing a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard – and the Teen Titans as the pieces! Like something out of a timecapsule, this never-before-seen epic is the New Teen Titans story from their original creators that never got told…until now! Twenty years in the making, TEEN TITANS: GAMES is a can’t-miss for fans new and old.
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