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Major Spoilers Podcast #706: The Best of 2016 (Part 1)

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: THIS IS ONE SICK PODCAST! Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is coming our way, and Invasion! was a hit for The CW. Plus we review Rise of the Black Flame #4, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #3, and Motor Crush #1. And as the year wraps up, we share some of our favorite comics from 2016.

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NEWS
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite announced

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME #4
Writers: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Christopher MItten
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
A narrow escape from hooded attackers slows the team on their mission to stop a cult’s human sacrifice, while their strange guide’s dark visions become more urgent but no less mysterious.

Rating: ★★★★½

MATTHEW
PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS #3
Writer: John Layman
Dr. Reinstöt is hosting a party! AN APOCALYPSE PARTY! He’s gotten his hands on some xenomorph DNA: a dream come true for a mad genetic scientist who’s already built a clan of animal hybrids. He’s also captured a Predator, and even his old acquaintance Judge Dredd has come knocking on his isolated lab’s door. Now that his friends are here and ready to go, the only thing left to do is hit the town! They’re taking the party to Mega-City One and raising hell!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
MOTOR CRUSH #1
Writers: Cameron Stewart & Brendent Fletcher
Artists: Babs Tarr
Publisher: Image Comics
The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fiaction-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush. Featuring Part One of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL!

Rating: ★★★★½

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DISCUSSION
Matthew and Stephen run down some of their favorite comics from 2016.

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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