This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Blue Beetle! Monsters Unleashed! Rise of the Black Flame #1, Saga #37, Night’s Dominion, and Archie Comics #11.

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    Monsters Unleashed at Marvel

    [Solicitations] Cullen Bunn to unleash monsters at Marvel

    Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
    Artist: Christopher Mitten
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
    The bizarre origin of the BPRD’s greatest foe.

    Young girls are going missing from the cities of Siam, and the trail leads to the jungle hideout of a bloodthirsty cult wielding an ancient evil power—the Cult of the Black Flame.

    Rating: ★★★★☆

    SAGA #37
    Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
    Artist: Fiona Staples
    SAGA is back with its most epic storyline yet, and to celebrate, FIONA STAPLES graces this issue with a gorgeous wraparound cover! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. This arc is a self-contained “event” we’ve been building to since our very first issue, so now is the perfect time for readers who love SAGA’s bestselling collections to join our monthly adventures!

    Rating: ★★★★☆

    Night’s Dominion
    Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
    Publisher: Oni Press
    A brand new dark fantasy epic from the mind of Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg, Batman ‘66) begins here!

    Umber: an ancient, sprawling city where the rich live like kings and the poor are lucky to get their scraps. At its center, the tower of Uhlume rises, guarding untold riches. Though heavily guarded, with the right plan… the right people… the treasure is free for the taking. Enter our five players: the Bard, the Acolyte, the Asp, the Magus… and a barmaid? But this barmaid knows the city better than anyone. This barmaid hides a dark secret. And this barmaid needs to make a lot of money… fast.

    Rating: ★★½☆☆

    ARCHIE #11
    Writer: Mark Waid
    Art: Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
    Publisher: Archie Comics
    Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie’s garage for a while, but now it’s finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band—assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie—so she’ll just have to form her own rival band. Now it’s #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!

    Rating: ★★★★★


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    Blue Beetle: Shellshocked
    Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy Cover by Duncan Rouleau Collecting THE BLUE BEETLE #1-6! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don’t get one without the other.

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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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