This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Legends of the Dark Claw and Spider-Boy return from Amalgam Comics, but why no Elseworlds? Plus reviews of Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Logan #2, Wonder Woman/Conan #2, Eternity #1, and Jughead: The Hunger #1. Plus, do you have a favorite comic book cover.

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #2
Writers: John Carpenter and Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Jack and Lo Pan have a less-than-friendly reunion and are forced to team up on the hellish road to Chinatown.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #2
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan\
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Diana has escaped the Cimmerian gladiator’s arena, but she’s exchanged that battleground for an equally dire fate. Now she’s chained to Conan-the warrior who refused to fight-and they’ve been sold to a pirate’s crew! When their ship founders in a storm, a leap into shark-infested waters seems like the safest course… Co-Published with Dark Horse Comics.

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
ETERNITY #1
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Trevor Hairsine
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Beyond our galaxy… Beyond the Valiant Universe… A new cosmos of god-like beings, mythic heroes, and eons-old civilizations has existed parallel to our own for untold millennia. But what is the true nature of this arcane and wildly different reality…and what is its connection to Abram Adams, the lost cosmonaut now known as Divinity? Soon, mankind’s unwilling ambassador to the impossible will be forced to return to the void that birthed him anew…as the cosmic forces of two universes collide for a visionary comics odyssey in the tradition of Kirby and Moebius!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

ASHLEY
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1
Writer: Tieri, Frank
Artist: Kennedy, Pat
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Brand New Series! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.

Rating: ★★★★★

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Best Cover Edition (one in a series)

DISCUSSION
LEGENDS OF THE DARK CLAW
“Through a Glass Darkly”
After tracking down Hyena to the Gotham printing press, Dark Claw attempts to subdue his hated foe but before the battle can be won, several of Hyena’s goons manage to disrupt the battle allowing their boss to escape and Dark Claw being rescued by his side kick, Sparrow. The duo fly home planning their next move.

Meanwhile, Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Huntress, breaks into Logan’s loft, tracking down leads to Creed H. Quinn, the Hyena. As she snoops through the loft, she comes across the greatest secret of all: the costumes of Dark Claw and thus his true identity. Before she can leave, Dark Claw enters through a passage way behind the closet and pins the Huntress to the ground. Undecided what to do with the intruder, the two begin to talk and soon Dark Claw shares his secrets. He is indeed Logan, a by product of an experiment that he and three others volunteered for, one of the others was his one time friend Creed H. Quinn. Dark Claw shows her the Barrow, his lair and center for his war on crime. This decision doesn’t sit well with Sparrow at first, but soon the three begin looking for clues Hyena might have set back at the Gotham Gazette. They discover two clues, AF1 meaning Air Force One, and NaCN for Sodium Cyonide a deadly poison.

The three head immediately to Air Force One, and arrive just as Hyena makes his move. With the gas filling the plane, Dark Claw corners his foe and cuts a whole in the plane, jettisoning Hyena, Dark Claw, and the gas. – via DC Wikia”

SPIDER-BOY
Spider-Boy is a super-hero in the Amalgam Universe. He was created as a combination of Superboy and Spider-Man. His tactile telekinesis allows him to move like a spider, and he also carries a Web-Pistol. Project Cadmus developed him as a clone of Peter Parker and was later adopted by Thunderbolt Ross, making his name Peter Ross. Spider-Boy was created by Karl Kesel and Mike Wieringo, first appearing in Spider-Boy #1.

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