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Major Spoilers Podcast #739: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: The origin story of the Greatest Robin of Them All in Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying. Plus, Justice League Action, MST3K Live, Mech Cadet You #1, and Savage Things #6.

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NEWS

[Solicitations] Marvel brings back Marvel Value Stamps

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
MECH CADET YU #1
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
SAVAGE THINGS #6
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Publisher: Vertigo
Cover Price: $3.99
Cain has been murdering his way across New York City, and Abel has been one step behind him the whole time. As he and Kira take out the last of Black Forest’s thugs, and get nearer to Cain himself, they can’t help but think that maybe he’s been luring them to exactly where he wants them-which is far from where he’ll end up causing the worst damage.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

RODRIGO
Mystery Science Theatre 3000, LIVE! Watch out for Snakes Tour!

Rating: ★★★★☆

ASHLEY
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION s1e22
Writer: Jim Krieg
As Superman and Batman take Stargirl on a ride-along to protect the United Nations from Gorilla Grodd and his army of gorillas, Mister Mxyzptlk pops up from the 5th Dimension and thinks it would be great fun to put each of the superheroes’ brains into another hero’s body. Even when the Justice League’s bravo team and Firestorm arrive and fall for the same brain-swapping move, the Justice League must find a way to trick Mister Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards and defeat Gorilla Grodd.

Rating: ★★★★★

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DISCUSSION
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Jim Aparo
Following Jason Todd’s death, Batman is pushed to the limits. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson goes on a journey of self-discovery as he returns to the place where it all began. As the Dark Knight and Two-Face face off, Dick Grayson and Tim Drake discuss the future of Batman and Robin.

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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