This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Werewolf by Night! Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1, Fruit Ninja #2, Dastardly and Muttley #2, and The Shadow/Batman #1 all get a review. Plus, what weapon in the Star Wars Universe is most useful?

NEWS
Saturn Girl headed to Supergirl

[Television] Yet another member of the Legion of Super-Heroes to appear on Supergirl

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
The Shadow / Batman #1
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
The World’s Greatest Mystery. The World’s Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World’s Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world’s most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?

Rating: ★★★½☆

MATTHEW
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #2
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Mauricet
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
From man to man’s best friend! Mutt has undergone a shocking transformation and unstabilium is to blame! Can he and Dick find a cure back home in the United States? Or will Air Force General Harrier personally make sure the guys are grounded for good? Meanwhile, the president holds a very important press conference…trust us, you won’t want to miss it!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

RODRIGO
FRUIT NINJA #2
Writer: Nate Cosby
Art: Scott Brown, Ruairi Coleman
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
-MODERN FRUIT NINJAS go out on dates with date-loving cowboys who might be super-villains!
-ANCIENT FRUIT NINJAS get their feelings hurt and decide to throw fruit at each other! (they’re Fruit Ninjas, it’s their thing)
-…and JETPACK JOYRIDE tells the story of a machine that turns ocean water into cat hairballs for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

ASHLEY
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1
Written by: Marc Andreyko & Paul Dini
Art by: Laura Braga
Publisher: DC Comics
Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That’s the plan-after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on some assistance-and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well! DC Comics and Archie are proud to present the adventure of a lifetime for all these best pals. Their hijinks are brought to you by the real-life team-up of Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN ’77), with art by Laura Braga (DC BOMBSHELLS)!

Rating: ★★★★☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

[Poll] Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Star Wars Weapons Edition

DISCUSSION
Werewolf By Night
The Werewolf by Night character first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #2 (Feb. 1972) and was based on an idea by Roy Thomas. The series name was suggested by Stan Lee and the debut story was crafted by Gerry Conway and Mike Ploog. The character made additional appearances in Marvel Spotlight #3 and #4 and then graduated to his own eponymous series in September 1972. Werewolf by Night was published for 43 issues and ran through March 1977. Issue #32 (August 1975) contains the first appearance of Moon Knight. Jack Russell co-starred with Tigra in Giant Size Creatures #1 (July 1974), which was the first appearance of Greer Grant as Tigra instead of the Cat. That series was retitled Giant-Size Werewolf with its second issue.

CLOSE
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5 Comments

  1. Jason De Luna
    October 4, 2017 at 5:02 am — Reply

    To everyone reading this: Join their patreon so the crew don’t have to work a second job washing dishes while recording the show again.

  2. King Leo
    October 5, 2017 at 10:26 am — Reply

    Was browsing the site and noticed that you guys forgot one major piece of comic news… Battle Chasers is back in the form of a video game and it’s apparently really good.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/451020/Battle_Chasers_Nightwar/

    Wish you guys would review that series as a trade of the week. I really wanna hear what Ashley thinks about it!

    • October 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm — Reply

      Thanks for the comment!

      We reviewed Battle Chasers ages ago on the Major Spoilers podcast, and I’m pretty sure I talked about Battle Chasers on a Munchkin Minute when it first launched its Kickstarter. I’ve been ready to play the game, but it only released officially (out of beta) a few weeks ago.

  3. King Leo
    October 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I just found the episode of MSP, 198#. Was a real pain to find. It seems your site is missing Episodes
    184 to 200 in the msp archive.

    • October 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm — Reply

      Yup… 2010… the year we lost three months of content…

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