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Major Spoilers Podcast #691: Speculeeches

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We talk everything from The Tick to Kubo and the Two Strings, Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1, Blue Beetle Rebirth #1, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Annual #1, and turtles!

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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BLUE BEETLE: REBIRTH #1
WRITER: KEITH GIFFEN
ARTIST: SCOTT KOLINS
Jaime Reyes is back home, but just when he thought he had a grasp on this alter-ego, the Blue Beetle, he discovers everything he believed about his scarab is a lie according to the mysterious Doctor Fate. With dire warnings about the symbiote that is fused to Reyes’ spine, Kent Nelson, the original wielder of Doctor Fate’s power, seemingly on verge of insanity, has he come to save Jaime as he claims…or will he try to eliminate the Blue Beetle, no matter the cost?

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
Artists: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
From short stories like “Only the Strong” (the origin of Goldar) to “Unlockly Heroes” (basically, what would happen if Bulk and Skull became Rangers?), this oversized anthology collection features contributions from creators like Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Rob Guillory (Chew), James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot), and more!

Rating: ★★★★½

RODRIGO
Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1
A stranded alien hides in plain sight, posing as a doctor in Patience, Washington. After he accidentally shows himself to federal investigators who are on his trail, a mysterious arsonist and a stubborn agent arrive in town to heat things up! Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series!

Rating: ★★★★½

ASHLEY
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Rating: ★★★★½

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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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2 Comments

  1. Colin Richardson
    August 24, 2016 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Stephen –

    I found your comments about the quality of the 3D effects in Kubo very interesting. I think Laika (the animation studio) have really figured out how to use it effectively, because although I’ve not yet seen this (and will always go for a 2D experience in the theatres when possible) I preach to all who will listen that watching Coraline in 3D in the theatres was an absolutely mesmerising experience that I’ve not experienced since. From their incredible use of the available depth of scene to bring the tactile, textured nature of their worlds to life, I still remember the experience fondly all these years later.

    At the time, I had thought that 3D was a device that lent itself better to animation in general, but perhaps it was actually Laika’s expertise shining through.

  2. August 24, 2016 at 8:02 am — Reply

    As someone with virtually no exposure to Blue Beetle, I can’t wait for this rebirth issue. Can’t wait to check out Kubo either. ParaNorman is still one of my favorite movies and gets watched at least annually… and now I can’t wait for fall.

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