This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Vader Down! VADER DOWN! Plus, reviews of Overwatch’s Anniversary Event, Steven Universe Ongoing #16, and Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1. We also ask the all important question, “Who is the best golfer?”

NEWS

Thundercats Roar

 

 

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
WITCHFINDER: THE GATES OF HEAVEN #1
Writer: Mike Mingola, Chris Roberson
Artist: D’Israeli
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 23, 2018
A series of occult events mystifies the man known as the Witchfinder, but even more surprising is the revelation that he is not alone in exploring the paranormal in London. When a personal invitation arrives from the palace, Sir Edward Grey is pulled even deeper into underground supernatural exploration alongside new allies in the race to stop a mad scientist from destroying London in his pursuit of mystical power.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #16
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Steven and Amethyst sneak out to go to a concert with Jenny and Kiki, but they soon encounter trouble on the way there…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
Overwatch: Anniversary Event – Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Overwatch!
We’re excited to commemorate two years of playing Overwatch with you! What better way to mark the occasion than with a new FFA (free-for-all) Deathmatch map and more than 190 Anniversary items, including new Legendary skins? We’re also making past seasonal brawls available to play in the Arcade.

Earn Anniversary Loot Boxes as you play, plus pick up one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box if you log in from May 22 through June 11, 2018. Each Legendary Anniversary Loot Box comes with at least one guaranteed legendary item and can contain loot from past seasonal events or other classic content. Anniversary Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but they’ll be locked away after the event ends.

Come party with us!

Rating: ★★★½☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Best Golfer Edition

DISCUSSION

STAR WARS: VADER DOWN
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mike Deodato
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of Star Wars! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the Rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the Dark Side? The Sith Lord may be down, he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And, in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! Roooarrgh ur roo!

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2 Comments

  1. Scott Gunstream on

    Great episode, as usual, guys. I can’t wait for the Teen Titans Go! Movie to come out. I found the show on tv one day and now record it every time it comes on. It’s so funny and is a small sliver of comedy in such a heavily dramatic DC Universe. Plus it comes with the added bonus of angering the Millennials who trash my beloved Saturday Morning Cartoons by making light of the original Teen Titans cartoon!
    I am so glad someone mentioned Dick Dastardly and the Wacky Races. I am currently watching my aforementioned beloved Saturday Morning Cartoons by episode release date for every cartoon available on DVD/YouTube that I have and am currently in 1968. My fingers are crossed that these gems will make a sweeping comeback soon!
    I very much enjoyed reading Vader Down and also read Star Wars and Doctor Aphra. Star Wars can do nothing major to their main characters because we know the ending for most of them and they can’t be in peril. The thing is, the characters don’t know that. I read Vader Down as: the Rebels, still riding the euphoria of having recently destroyed the Death Star, saw themselves in a situation that they never expected to be in where they felt they had a chance to strike another huge blow against the Emperor by taking down his right hand man. By rushing into it, they trusted their numbers over this mystical “dark force” and Vader went ape on them and dramatically humbled the Rebel forces rushed in to defeat Vader. I was so immersed in the story that I found myself telling the Rebels that they were about to make a huge mistake and they paid for it dearly.
    I also love Doctor Aphra. She’s a disgraced archaeologist who has become a sort of conniving individual who can get things done and has two psychopathic murder droids.

  2. The problem people seem to have with Teen Titan’s Go isn’t that it’s a bad show, but that it’s like 60-80% of everything Cartoon Network shows – it’s an oversaturation issue, not necessarily an art style one.

    From what I’ve heard of people’s complaints of Thundercats Roar, it’s the fear that they’ll take an action show and turn it into comedy. And… yeah, we did champion the 2011 series. There were a lot of other issues going on with CN at the time… lots of really good shows just dropped for one reason or another. Symbiotic Titan, Young Justice, Green Lantern, many of them were just dropped around then – their primary audience didn’t buy toys, so they couldn’t keep advertisers. I think that’s why it was dropped – not because people didn’t watch it, but that the demographic it appealed to didn’t work with advertisers.

    I’m personally willing to give Roar a chance… but only if I can ever see it. I rarely see anything but TTG on CN nowadays, so I rarely flip to the channel. I’ve already seen all the episodes already. :c

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