This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Sometimes it is okay if you get worms, as we find out in Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Vol. 1! We also discuss The CW renewing superhero shows, review Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #77, Nova #2, Savage #2, and Motor Crush #2. Plus, Time Travel!

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NEWS
THE CW renews superhero shows

[Television] The CW renews all comic book properties for next season

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #77
Writer: Ivan Cohen
Artist: Randy Elliott
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Scooby, Shaggy and the gang are checking out the excitement at a big surfing contest, but one thing they weren’t expecting to find was pirates! Fred and Daphne suit up to help uncover the culprit, but will they solve the mystery before they all have to walk the plank?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

MATTHEW
Nova #2
Scripts: Jeff Loveness
Scripts: Ramon Perez
Pencils: Ramon Perez
Publisher: Marvel

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE! Richard Rider is back from the dead! Even better – he’s back in his Nova helmet! But Earth already HAS a Nova as its guardian, and Sam Alexander isn’t one to be replaced so easily.

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
Writer: B. CLAY MOORE
Artist CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Nature conquers all!

Marooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, the Savage family is about to come face to face with the cruelest laws of nature – in the form of the lethal dinosaurs that somehow stalk the impossibly ancient island that has become their home. Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

Rating: ★★★★☆

ASHLEY
MOTOR CRUSH #2
Writer: Brenden Fletcher and Camerson Stewart,
Artist: Babs Tarr
Domino confronts her father about the “machine narcotic” Crush, and is forced to put her life on the line to save an old flame from danger. Featuring Part Two of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL!

Rating: ★★★★☆

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DISCUSSION
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL OMNIBUS VOLUME 1
A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge. Samura’s massive manga series spawned an anime run, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction! Collects volumes 1–3.

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. January 11, 2017 at 4:11 am — Reply

    Blade Of The Immortal, probably my favorite comic book series of all time (Lone Wolf & Cub as a close second) and the reason I got into manga. Its very much a conventional battle manga, but it has so many layers to it and clever character development that its actually interesting and it avoids a lot of manga and anime tropes. There are some changes and inconsistency in the art and story takes quite a bit of detours, probably because story and art is done by a single guy and he did it over almost 20 years. I love it anyway.

    Translated series ended in spring of 2015 and its 31 volumes, so you can pick up the whole thing now.

  2. Paul
    January 11, 2017 at 7:04 am — Reply

    What I want from Kevin Conroy in live action is for him to overdub the actor doing what always ends up basically being just a weak Kevin Conroy impersonation.

    (I’d far rather it be Ibbott than DiDio in Scooby)

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