The First Family of Comics takes center stage this week, as the Fantastic Four take on Galactus and his friend, Harold. Plus, strange things are afoot at DC Comics (or are they?), your favorite burger joint, Motor Crush Vol. 2, Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #4, Hawkman #1, and Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 all go under the microscope.

NEWS

WHAT IS GOING ON AT DC COMICS!?

Aw, man… Diane Nelson out as DC Entertainment President

Geoff Johns steps down as President and CCO of DC Entertainment , Jim Lee promoted to Chief Creative Officer

Vertigo returns to its roots with a line-wide relaunch

DC Comics announces artists for upcoming titles from DC Ink and DC Zoom

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
TOMB RAIDER INFERNO #1
Writer: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Artist: Phillip Sevy
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Trinity is on high alert–they know Lara Croft is coming and now, under the shrewd command of a new officer, they’re ready for any surprises, but Lara is steadfast in her quest to uncover their secrets. Though typically equally prepared, this time Lara may just find herself one step behind.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
HAWKMAN #1
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Bryan Hitch
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
USAGI YOJIMBO: THE HIDDEN #4
Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: 3.99
Release Date: June 20, 2018
The only person who knows the true contents of the mysterious box Usagi and Detective Ishida are tracking escapes from custody–and then hired assassins attack Usagi and Ishida! The realization that someone has been following them all along leads to a plan to seek help from a very unexpected source.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

ASHLEY
MOTOR CRUSH vol 2
Writer: Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
Artist: Babs Tarr
Publisher: Image Comic
Cover Price: $16.99
Release Date: 5/29/18
The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat!

Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush?

Rating: ★★★★☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Best Diner Edition

DISCUSSION

THE GALACTUS TRILOGY

Stan “The Man” called it the “World’s Greatest Comic Magazine,” and he wasn’t kidding. If Lee and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire in 1961 with the debut of Fantastic Four, in 1965 they burnt it down. Letting loose an unmatched burst of rapid-fire creativity, they gave birth to the Frightful Four, the Inhumans, Galactus, the Silver Surfer and even pulled off the first super hero wedding. There’s also monster menaces galore, including Dragon Man, and out-of-this-world villains, from the shape-shifting Skrulls to the undersea warlord Attuma. But it’s not just the panel-bursting action that makes FF great. It’s the drama of a family, joined together to face all the wonders of the Marvel Universe.

Jack Kirby’s Superman – News From ME

Apparently, a number of comic book discussion boards are simultaneously discussing the fact that when Jack Kirby drew the Jimmy Olsen comic book in the early seventies, the company retouched his work. I am suddenly receiving a flurry of e-mails asking me to clarify what was done, who did it, etc.

CLOSE
Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939.

A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

Closing music comes from Ookla the Mok.

Share.

About Author

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...

1 Comment

  1. This was a really fun issue of Major Spoilers, it was great having the whole crew together. You’ve convinced me to go pick up an Essential Fantastic Four or two to see where it all started.

Leave A Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.