This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We ask the all-important question, “Who is Donna Troy?” Plus, we review Archie #29, The Clandestinauts, A Wrinkle in Time, and Green Lantern: Earth One.
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A new Justice League
Writers: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Artists: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Blossom family secret has erupted, taking all of Riverdale by surprise—and that includes Cheryl and Jason! What’s the truth about their long-lost father?
Writer: Tim Sievert
Artist: Tim Sievert
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Cover Price: $15.95
Hired to acquire the fabled Goblet of the Crimson Wizard, expert dungeoneering team The Clandestinautsenter the legendary Master Wizard’s formidable fortress with visions of unimaginable treasures in their futures. That is until, like most journeys through the dreary depths of blood-soaked sepulchers, things don’t go according to plan. Threats both external and existential stand ready to test the always frayed sinews that bind this team of bitter rivals together. Filled with blood & guts, orcs, wizards, and hapless heroes, Tim Sievert’s Clandestinauts evokes fun evenings spent playing classic Dungeons & Dragons games.
A WRINKLE IN TIME
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.
Rating: PG (for thematic elements and some peril)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Ava DuVernay
Written By: Jennifer Lee
In Theaters: Mar 9, 2018 Wide
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
GREEN LANTERN EARTH ONE
Writer: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko
Artist: Gabirla Hardman
Publisher: DC Comics
The newest Earth One original graphic novel presents an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior!
Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling-but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price: the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, wiped out by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reviving the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what Hal Jordan was trained to do!
From co-writer and artist Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic) and co-writer Corinna Bechko comes a soaring original graphic novel that takes a radical new look at the mythology of Green Lantern and provides a great entry point for new readers
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
WHO IS DONNA TROY?
Writer: Marv Wolfman, George Perez
Artist: George Perez, Phil Jimenez
Publisher: DC Comics
One of the most popular and enduring characters of the Titans family, Donna Troy has led many lives and many personas: as Wonder Girl, Darkstar and Troia. With the help of fellow Titan Dick Grayson, Donna learns of a key moment in her pastjust in time for her wedding. But will her newfound history prove to be just a lie, when the Titans of Myth come to turn her world upside-down? This collection features the most-demanded stories focusing on Donna Troy, delving into her past, while laying the foundation for her future in the DC Universe!
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