This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we go mad… man does this get deep as we take a look at Madman: Existential Exits. Plus, Batwoman to the CW!? We also review Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #3, Savage Dragon #235, and Ballad of Sang #5.


Batwoman Series in Development at CW

Batwoman could soon be coming to the “Arrow”-verse. Variety has learned that The CW is developing a series about the DC superhero that would debut in 2019 should it get picked up.


writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Holmes inches closer to solving the disappearance of Michael Williams, but it also brings him closer to danger! Meanwhile, Moriarty’s cunning scheme goes deeper than anyone anticipated, including the neighborhood boy caught in his clutches!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Erik Larsen
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 11, 2018

“NOTHING BEATS BUFFALO STU!” Malcolm Dragon comes face to face with an all-new foe: the unstoppable Buffalo Stu!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Alessandro Micelli
Publisher: Oni Press
Cover Price: 3.99
Release Date: July 18, 2018
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! Thanks to Minchella’s new arm, he’s got a whole new set of deadly tricks up his sleeve. Can Sang avenge his master? Will the Black-Eyed Bettys get their clubhouse back? And most importantly, who’s going to pay for the damage to Lucy’s food truck? Find the answers to these questions and more in the thrilling conclusion to The Ballad of Sang.

Rating: ★★★½☆



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  1. Karl G Siewert
    July 22, 2018 at 6:26 am — Reply

    So, I’m intrigued by the Madman story you review, but Stephen says this shouldn’t be the first Madman story you read, and Matthew says it shouldn’t be the first Allred you read.

    So, that begs the question: what should my first Madman book be? And if the answer is different, what should my first Allred book be?

    • July 22, 2018 at 11:26 am — Reply

      Actually, for you this is fine as the first Madman story you read. There’s also a Madman volume 1 trade paperback that collects Frank’s first appearances and serves as a good intro to the Madman universe.

      • Karl G Siewert
        July 22, 2018 at 12:31 pm — Reply

        So, Animal Man and Sandman were enough of an intro to comics weirdness for me?

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