This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Action Comics #1000!? Steven Spielberg takes on the Blackhawks? And we review The Damned #9, Captain America #700, the new Overwatch Archive, and Wolverine: The Long Night Podcast

Steven Spielberg to direct Blackhawks movie

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of DC’s ‘Blackhawk’

Steven Spielberg is finally taking on a superhero movie. The prolific director and his Amblin Entertainment are teaming with Warner Bros. to produce action-adventure ” Blackhawk,” with the intention of Spielberg directing. Based on the classic comic-book property, the project will mark the filmmaker’s first feature centered on characters from the DC universe.

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Publisher: Oni Press
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 18, 2018
Before they were cursed, before they were damned, Eddie, Morgan, Sophie, and the Wyrm were just kids with big dreams of striking it rich. But when your plan is to rob a demon-run gambling operation, those dreams can quickly turn to nightmares. Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn present a new story from Eddie’s past, one that spells trouble for his future.

Rating: ★★★★★

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Chris Samnee
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
Cap is finally “OUT OF TIME”!
• Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization-and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not!
• PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Experience pivotal moments from history in Overwatch Archives. Join a team of four heroes and participate in cooperative, story-driven missions that give you a new perspective on the era before the fall of Overwatch.

This year, you can take command of the agents of Blackwatch and face off against Talon in an exciting new mission, Retribution. You’ll also get a second chance to stop an omnic insurrection as last year’s Uprising mission returns for a rematch. Looking for more of a challenge? Dial up the difficulty and earn additional achievement rewards.

You’ll earn Archives Loot Boxes as you play, unlocking new cosmetic skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays based on moments from Overwatch’s past. Archives Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but hurry, they get reencrypted and filed away come April 30.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Stitcher Premium & Marvel
Federal agents are led to the fictional town of Burns, Alaska working a serial murder case. Logan is the main suspect. The agents will uncover Logan’s dual identity and the corruption in the small town. Logan is attempting to escape from society and over the course of the series recover some of his lost memories. He is however drawn to execute “frontier justice”. Located near by is the Aurora cult, who may or may not have power or be involved in the murders.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


Action Comics #1000
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $7.99
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future—this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

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  1. Ken Shabby
    April 18, 2018 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    Were people buying Superman 75 because they wanted the story and were Superman fans or did everyone think the comic was going to be worth something in the future?

    PS Do you want to buy some Beanie Babies?

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