This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Black Panther vs. The Klan! Plus, Shazam! Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope #1, Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, and Sonitus #1.

NEWS
Production is underway on SHAZAM!

Official ‘Shazam’ plot synopsis released: “we all have a superhero inside us”

REVIEWS
STEPHEN
ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE SORCERER POPE #1
Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist: Ismael Canales
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics’ favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas. Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Jason Fabok
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price:$7.99

Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
Sonitus #1
Writer: Cody Sousa, Dan Sheppard
Artist: Cecilia Lo Valvo, Dee Cunniffe
Publisher: Alterna
Cover Price: $1.50
Mysterious voices lure a man back to his hometown to visit an abandoned house that he used to frequent as a child. But as he journeys through his old hangout, he encounters a supernatural presence that forces him to face his past and his darkest fears.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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DISCUSSION
ESSENTIAL BLACK PANTHER VOLUME 1
Writer: Don McGregor, Jack Kirby
Artist: Rich Bukler

Embark on an expedition into the heart of Marvel’s dark continent! Join T’Challa, King of Wakanda – AKA the Black Panther – as he fights to uphold peace and justice in both his own African kingdom and the urban jungle of New York City. Experience the thrills as one of the Marvel Universe’s noblest knights-errant takes on everything from hate mongering heels to futuristic frog time machines, as brought to you by the inimitable imaginations of some of comicdom’s most sensational scribes.

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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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