Major Spoilers Podcast #807: The Consultant

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Who do heroes turn to when they find themselves in trouble? Is the Consultant the answer? Also, Hellboy and the BPRD 1956 #1, Man-Eaters #3, Sword Daughter #4, and Hex Wives #2 go under the microscope in this week’s episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast!



Writer: Chris Roberson
Artists: Yishan Li, Mike NOrton, Michael Avon Oeming, Dave Stewart
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 28, 2018
Pressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets’ secret plans, but a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that would lead to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work-both inside the B.P.R.D. and out.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Chelsea Cain
Artist: Kate Niemczyk
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 28, 2018

“A VISIT FROM AUNT FLO,” Day Three Maude suspects that the cat lady downstairs may be part of a cult. The toilet is clogged by a strange blockage in the septic system. And a recent spat of deadly mauling attacks takes its toll on the community. Plus: bonus backmatter featuring art and words by smart, angry teens!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Mack Chater
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: 4.99
Release Date: December 5, 2018
On the run from the Forty Swords, Dag and Elsbeth fall back to the wilds of Northern Europe and shelter with a secretive group of mountain warriors. Elsbeth learns the history of the sword she carries, and we get a glimpse at the woman she’s destined to become.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer: Ben Blacker
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Publisher: Vertigo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 28, 2018
Nov 28, 2018 The wives of Desert Canyon still don’t know the secret power they possess. Their husbands continue their campaign of insidious manipulation. Izzy hears scratching in the walls. A cat jumps into a cake. Blood is spilled. And the creepiest sex scene in all of comics.

Rating: ★★★★☆



The Consultant Volume 1
Writer: Jason Sterr
Artist: Daniel Maine, Simon Fraser
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Marcus Greenberg has a very particular set of skills, as a former Navy S.E.A.L., he does the dirty work of our nation’s superheroes, keeping his clients out of the papers and off of death row. With the help of his assistant Russell, a reformed shape-shifting supervillain, Greenberg is the go-to-guy for making super-sins disappear. When the hero Spartan is arrested for murder, its sets off a chain of events that threaten not only Marcus’s business model, but the lives every super-powered “hero” in his rolodex. Collecting The Consultant #1-4; written by Jason Sterr, art by Dainel Mainé, and covers by Simon Fraser.

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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...


  1. Sorry i don’t have pinterest or Twitter. Bath bomb ideas- Rivenbom, Torque and the Torqalbombs, and the Bomb that shatters the Tub.

  2. Karl G Siewert on

    I am not a fan of Artemis Fowl, though my oldest son is. I haven’t gotten his reaction to the trailer yet. I was very disappointed when the Douglas Adams estate chose Fowl author Eoin Colfer to write And Another Thing… So much so that I’ve never read it.

    I am, however, a huge fan of Roald Dahl. Rodrigo is right in that Ian Fleming wrote the novel of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but Matthew isn’t entirely wrong, because Dahl wrote the screenplay.

    I have read and re-read Dahl’s novels for kids many times, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of the adaptations, but I have no interest at all in any of the three that were just announced. Nobody needs another retelling of Charlie. Oh and I hate the Wes Anderson film of Fantastic Mr. Fox mostly because he makes the main character into a bad father, and one of the things Dahl writes best is good dads. For another example, read Danny The Champion Of The World. If you can find it, watch the film version starring Jeremy Irons and his real-life son.

  3. Hey guys loved the review of the Consultant, so I grabbed a copy of #4 to see how bad it was. Why was Bill Cosby on the cover? And why did the ambassador of Iran look like Barrack Obama? That was enough to turn me off right away. Love what you do, love listening. Thanks

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