This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Who is the Sheriff of Babylon? Is Cobra Kai any good? Who is excited for Sandman Universe? Also, we review Scooby Apocalypse #25 and Jirni #3.

NEWS

Vertigo Announces Sandman artists

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
COBRA KAI
Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Jennifer Celota, Josh Heald, Steve PInk
Writers: Jason Belleville, Stacy Harman, Josh Heald, John Hurwitz, Robert Mark Kamen, Joe Piarulli, Hayden Schlossberg, Michael Jonathan Smith, Luan Thomas
Distributor: YouTube Red
Cast:
Ralph Macchio – Daniel LaRusso
William Zabka – Johnny Lawrence
Courtney Henggeler – Amanda LaRusso
Xolo Mariduena – Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan – Robby Keene
Mary Mouser – Samantha LaRusso
Release Date: May 2, 2018
Set thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, the series focuses on Johnny Lawrence reopening the Cobra Kai dojo, which causes his rivalry with Daniel LaRusso to be reignited.

Rating: ★★★★★

MATTHEW
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #25
Writer: Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Ron Wagner/Andy Owens/Sam Lofti
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 9, 2018
After nearly fifty years of Scooby-Doo, the unthinkable occurs! This month death claims one of the most beloved figures in pop-culture history: Fred Jones! This stunning turn of events will have repercussions that you won’t want to miss!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
JIRNI VOL. 3 #3
Writer: J.T. Krul
Artist: Michael Santamaria, Elias Pineda, Mauricio Campetella
Publisher: Aspen
Cover Price: 3.99
Release Date: May 16
Ara takes to the skies once again in her airship, soaring higher than ever in the hopes of reaching the realm of the D’jinn, but danger lurksall around her. Meanwhile, Torinthal reveals his true purpose in capturing Luna and the other D’jinn, and it could spell doom for them and all the D’jinn – in this world and beyond.

Rating: ★★★½☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

TPB DISCUSSION

SHERIFF OF BABYLON VOLUME 1: Bang. Bang. Bang.
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Publisher: Vertigo
One of the most poignant retellings of the Iraq War, Tom King’s critically acclaimed series SHERIFF OF BABYLON begins here, in Baghdad, 2003. The reign of Saddam Hussein is over. The Americans are in command, and no one is in control.

Former cop turned military contractor Christopher Henry knows that better than anyone. He’s in the country to train up a new Iraqi police force, and one of his recruits has just been murdered. With civil authority in tatters and dead bodies clogging the streets, Chris is the only person in the Green Zone with any interest in finding out who killed him—and why.

Chris’s inquiry brings him first to Sofia, an American-raised Iraqi who now sits on the governing council, and then to Nassir, a grizzled veteran of Saddam’s police force—and probably the last real investigator left in Baghdad. United by death but divided by conflicting loyalties, the three must help each other navigate the treacherous landscape of post-invasion Iraq in order to hunt down the killers. But are their efforts really serving justice—or a much darker agenda?

CLOSE
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8 Comments

  1. Rolina
    May 16, 2018 at 8:28 am — Reply

    Really? No mention of the Jawbreakers Lost Souls fiasco? No mention of a comic book author threatening a small publisher into dropping a book because he disagrees with the creator’s political beliefs? I can’t even find mention of this on the site – what gives?

    • May 16, 2018 at 9:39 am — Reply

      There are a lot of Indigogo and Kickstarter campaigns we don’t cover, because there are just so many. Also, where in any actual wording from said comic book author is a threat made? Making a call to someone isn’t a threat – especially if that publisher had already made up its mind before talking with comic book author.

      Also, I’m sure we’d be happy to talk about Antartic Press comics if they would ever return our email or put us on their press release list.

    • May 16, 2018 at 9:49 am — Reply

      Also: The publisher has stated that this is not actually what happened…

  2. Scott Gunstream
    May 17, 2018 at 7:47 am — Reply

    Wow! I love a lot Antarctic Press has to offer, but I don’t buy the political stuff or the cockroach book.

  3. Scott Gunstream
    May 17, 2018 at 7:55 am — Reply

    Oops! I forgot why I came here. I want to find Sheriff of Babylon after hearing the podcast to find out first hand what’s happening. As for Scooby Apocalypse #25, when Velma said that there was no cure, I knew that the gang would start dying off. This first death was tough, but I thought the way it was presented softened the blow.

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