This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Deadpool is all… Deadpool in Deadpool: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. We review Vampironica #2, The Flash #47, Cyber Force #3, and The Toys that Made Us Season 2.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
VAMPIRONICA #2
Writer: Greg and Megan Smallwood
Artis: Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99 U.S.
Release Date: May 30, 2018
Solicitation: The smartest student at Riverdale High uncovers Veronica’s secret. Will he lend a helping hand or try to drive a stake through her heart?

Rating: ★★★★½

MATTHEW
THE FLASH #47
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Howard Porter
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 23, 2018
“FLASH WAR” part one! Barry Allen and Wally West…at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne…but that’s only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
Cyber Force #3
Writer: Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill
Artist: Atilio Rojo
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date:May 30, 2018
Who is the mother of artificial intelligence? The reimagining of CYBER FORCE continues as the origins of the “Aphrodite Project” are revealed…along with the dark intentions of the group that helped create her.

Rating: ★★★½☆

ASHLEY
THE TOYS THAT MADE US season 2, episode 1 (Star Trek toys)
Network: Netflix
Release Date: May 27
For some people, the favorite memories from their childhoods are playing with toys, some of which become iconic through the years as multiple generations of people play with the venerable playthings. This series takes a look at some of America’s greatest toy franchises, including the people and companies that created them, telling the stories of the rise — and, sometimes, fall — of the billion-dollar creations. Some of the featured toys are original creations, such as Barbie, while others are based on pop-culture franchises, including the “Star Wars” line.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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DISCUSSION

DEADPOOL: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Brian Posehn
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Aided by Wolverine and Captain America, Deadpool uncovers some horrifying truths about his past.
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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

5 Comments

  1. thetrueelec on

    I’d disagree with Mattthew and Stephen and say this is arc is definitely typical Deadpool. Maybe you could say it’s darker than usual but so many Deadpool arcs involve something completely horrible happening to him. His character is basically guy who wants to be a great super hero but circumstances and his own screwedupness keep fucking him over, like by revealing he may have a kid.

    Maybe it’s my love of this run as a whole isn’t letting me remember this arc itself but I loved it and this was the point when the run went from the jokey Deadpool everyone who doesn’t read Deadpool thinks he is to the fucked up Deadpool who uses humour to cover up how fucked up he is he actually is.

  2. Yay, I heard my name!!

    Now as for my thoughts on “Star Wars Fatigue”. I don’t think there is a fatigue, think the big issue is Solo was a movie that wasn’t needed, and that no one really asked for. We already knew what we needed to know about Han. The movie also had an uphill battle trying to get over the fact that it wasn’t Harrison Ford playing Han. The man had been tied to the character since 1977, every depiction of Han Solo looked the same, comics, book art, you name it, it look like Harrison Ford. Plus, people are really talking about wanting to see outside the saga we already know, the Old Republic and such. Tell some of those other stories with out the Skywalkers.

    So quickly on to The Toys The Made Us. I loved the Star Trek episode, and I heard something completely different than Ashley. When they were talking about Star Wars dominating and Star Trek being the redheaded step child, it didn’t sound like they were talking about the series at all, just the toy lines. You can’t deny that Star Wars toys started strong and have just been a selling juggernaut for decades, where Star Trek toys never really had long lasting staying power.

    Anyway, those are my few thoughts. Not really sure how to end this.

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