This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The Internet is not kind this week, but we are still able to talk about Supergirl, DC’s Rebirth, Kingsway West #1, Sun Dragon Song, and Black Panther #5. Plus we answer your emails!

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NEWS
Mon-El is coming to Supergirl

[Television] Superman’s big brother is coming to Supergirl

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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
KINGSWAY WEST #1
Writer: Greg Pack
Artist: Mirko Colak
After spending thirteen years in a war that made him a monster, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to live in peace with his wife, Sonia. But even in a fantastical Old West crackling with magic, a man of his skills can never quite disappear. So when a woman with a red-gold sword brings bloody chaos to his doorstep, Kingsway must fight for his life, his wife, and his very soul.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
Black Panther #5
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“A SWORD FOR LIONS” STARTS NOW!
• Ta-Nehisi Coates is joined by guest artist and modern master Chris Sprouse for the second arc chronicling the final days of the kingdom of Wakanda!
• As Zenzi and The People poison the citizens of Wakanda against the Black Panther, a cabal of nation-breakers is assembled…
• With his allies dwindling, T’Challa must rely on his elite secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, and fellow Avenger Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold!
• Meanwhile, Shuri’s spirit journeys through The Djalia…but what awaits her there?

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
Sun Dragon’s Song
Joyce Chng and Kim Miranda (both creators from “The SEA is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia”) come a children’s tale about striving for dreams among impossible odds.

“More than anything, young Ho Yi wishes to become a Sun Dragon Rider, the courageous human guardians of the magnificent beasts that roam the sky and keep watch over the land. But confined to crutches, bullies giving him a hard time, and his parents being away at war, Yo Hi is up against almost impossible odds! Can he still keep hope alive, while suffering in his tiny village, to become the valiant hero only he feels he’s destined to become?”

Rating: ★★★½☆

ASHLEY
SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Emanuela Luppachino
Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here!
[rating 2.5/5]

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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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