This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We go in search of the Wandering Island, Talk Pokemon Go, Review Flash #2, Invincible Iron Man #11, AND Space Battle Lunchtime #3!

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NEWS
POKEMON GO is a GO!

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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
FLASH #2
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two: In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Deodato
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
On the road to CIVIL WAR II!
• During the last Civil War, Tony Stark and Captain America battled to the bitter end. Now they find themselves on the same side. Or do they?
• It is Steve Rogers and Tony Stark like you have never seen them before.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

RODRIGO
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #3
Writer/Artist: Natalie Riess
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Oni Press
After surviving one round of Space Battle Lunchtime, Peony is a little more confident in her cooking abilities. And the chefs are warned against sabotaging each other, so maybe this round will go a little more smoothly. OR… the sabotage will continue! And this time, someone may end up in the hospital!

Rating: ★★★★☆

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DISCUSSION:
WANDERING ISLAND
Wandering Island is a retro flying adventure in the spirit of Hayao Miyazaki. With eight pages in color, this special edition features an extended wraparound cover with French flaps.

Mikura Amelia is a free-spirited young woman who lives alone with her cat and operates an air delivery service, flying her vintage seaplane to Japan’s small island communities located hundreds of miles out in the Pacific.

When her beloved grandfather passes away, she discovers he left her an undelivered parcel, addressed to an island that doesn’t exist . . . or does it? To answer the question, Mikura flies off in search of the truth behind the Wandering Island!

CLOSE
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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 Comment

  1. Bugberry
    July 15, 2016 at 6:32 am — Reply

    While I understand Matthew’s apprehension when it comes to completionist based games, I would like to point out that that hasn’t been a focus of Pokemon, at least in the main games, in more than a decade. Back when Ruby and Sapphire came out, you could trade your pokemon to it from Gold/Silver, and many prior generation pokemon couldn’t be caught in them. For this reason, they dropped the “Gotta Catch Em All” slogan, and it hasn’t been seen since. Catching them all is still a thing you can do, but it’s been far less emphasized. Pokemon X/Y even had a bunch of NPCs that followed you on your journey that had a variety of goals other than “Gotta Catch Em All”.

    Pokemon Go also isn’t conducive to “catching them all”. Getting a pokemon to be more powerful relies on you running into the same kind of pokemon a lot, not a variety of pokemon.

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