This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: IT’S A FIFTH WEEK EVENT! This week we take a look at Doctor Strangefate and Magneto and the Magnetic Men. Plus, we get a little political, a bit romantic, and a bit litigious in our discussions. Also, Blue Beetle #12, Kim and Kim #2, and Generations: Thor #1.


Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Artist: Scott Kolins
U.S. Price: $3.99
Guest-starring Batman! Jaime Reyes may be back in his Blue Beetle armor, but he’s still a relative novice at the superhero game. And that’s raised the attention of someone who’s been doing this a long time. See what happens when the Caped Crusader swings over to El Paso to provide some schooling.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor Vol 1 1
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Publisher: Marvel
• When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt – facing a young Odinson!
• A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.
• Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world’s most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Mags Visaggio
Artist: Eva Cabrera
Publisher: Black Mask
The Fighting Kims are broke and stranded. So what do they do about it? The answer, as usual, is ‘nothing helpful.’ Featuring a journey into the afterlife and an action scene in a fruit stand and also some legit relationship stuff. And now it’s an Eisner-nominated series!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Doctor Strangefate
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Publisher: DC Comics

Magneto and the Magnetic Men
Writer: Gerard Jones
Artist: Jeff Matsuda
Publisher: Marvel

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  1. Regarding on which I’m more excited about, network TV shows or streaming service shows, let’s say that I’ve not had TV cable connected since about 2006. I watch everything from on demand streaming sites, even regular TV. I also tend to binge watch a lot.

  2. stellarleader on

    Regarding the question, I generally don’t care where a TV show is coming from, just what the show is about. That being said, Netflix is known for delivering very good shows, so I’m always a little more optimistic when they announce something new.

    In other topics, I just wanted to tell you this: I read “Magneto and the Magnetic Men” not knowing what Amalgam was, and for a couple of years I thought this was canon for Magneto and I was really confused by the fact that his Magnetic Men didn’t appear anywhere else and no one seemed to remember them. Few years later when I learned about DC’s Metal Men I was like “huh, so the Magnetic Men were a parody?”. Life was fascinating before having access to the Internet!

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