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Major Spoilers Podcast #738: Atomic Blonde: Coldest City

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Atomic Blonde: Cold City takes center stage, and we discuss what caught our attention at SDCC’17. Plus Batman/The Shadow #4, KFC #3, Sheena #0, and Travelers Season One.

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NEWS
Ant Man + The Wasp taking shape

[Movies] Ant-Man and The Wasp casts Michelle Pfeiffer

Captain Cold and Damien Darhk return to The Legends of Tomorrow

[Television] Captain Cold and Damien Darhk return to The Legends of Tomorrow

Star Trek Discovery Trailer

[Television] Star Trek: Discovery gets a brand new #SDCC trailer

Frank Miller announces Superman: Year One

[SDCC’17] Frank Miller announces Superman: Year One

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BATMAN/THE SHADOW #4
Writers: Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder
Artist:Riley Rossmo
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City’s worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman’s heart! But if he’s freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
KFC #3: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, Sean Parsons, Hi-FI, and Carlos M. Mangual
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: FREE
The Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a “thieving varmint” who steals his space-bound Zinger chicken sandwiches. Who else but DC’s Green Lantern can help the Colonel scan the universe to catch the thief?! KFC #3’s creative team includes writer Tony Bedard, penciler Tom Derenick, inkers Trevor Scott and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

RODRIGO
SHEENA #0
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Artists: Moritat
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $0.25
In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets… Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
TRAVELLERS SEASON ONE
created by : Brad Wright
Thousands of special operatives, sent back in time from the future, are tasked with preventing the collapse of society. These operatives, known as “travelers”, take over the body of a 21st century individual via a transfer of consciousness; to minimize impact on the timeline, it is performed moments before the person’s recorded time of death. The transfer requires the exact location of the target; smart phones and GPS have made this possible only from the early 21st century onward. Prepared using social media and public records concerning their targets, small teams of travelers must maintain their hosts’ pre-existing lives as cover while carrying out missions, dictated by their director in the future, aimed at saving the world from a series of catastrophic events. The Director communicates with travelers via pre-pubescent children used as messengers; unlike adults, any child can safely be taken over for a few minutes and then released from control. The show focuses on one team of five travelers, starting from their transfers of consciousness. As the series progresses, travelers affect the present and future in unanticipated ways.

Rating: ★★★½☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Summer Vacation

DISCUSSION
Atomic Blonde: Coldest City
Writer: Antony Johnston
Artist: Sam Hart
Publisher: Oni Press

November 1989.

MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton was sent to Berlin to investigate the death of another agent, and the disappearance of a list revealing every spy working there. She found a powder keg of mistrust, assassinations and bad defections that ended with the murder of MI6’s top officer, as the Berlin Wall was torn down.

Now Lorraine has returned from the Cold War’s coldest city, to tell her story. And nothing is what it seems.

CLOSE
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Stephen Schleicher

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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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  1. July 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    Married to the Mob (Demme)
    The Fabulous Baker Boys (Bridges^2)
    Scarface (DePalma. Copious yeyo.)
    Into the Night (Bowie. Goldblum. Landis.)
    Ladyhawke (Rutger!)
    Sweet Liberty (oh Hollywood, up yours!)
    Witches of Eastwick (cherry pits!)
    Dangerous Liaisons (Malkovitch)

    All movies that I think are worth watching. My reasons are in the parenthesis.

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