This week we take a look at Gris, Adventures of the Super Sons #6, and The Unexpected #8. We also kick off 2019 with a look at Harrow County Volume 1. Slip off your skin and stay a while with the Major Spoilers Podcast.

NEWS

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REVIEWS

STEPHEN
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #6
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Super Sons are lost in time and space! On the run from the Gang and trapped on the Planet of Secrets and Mystery, Superboy and Robin have lost everything and gotten a glimpse of how their tomorrows may end. When the planet’s mysterious creator returns for his broken creation, the boys find out that tomorrow sucks as much as yesterday

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
THE UNEXPECTED #8
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 9, 2019

In defusing the Nth metal isotope, the Unexpected have accidentally given the Bad Samaritan what he’s always wanted: a doorway to the Dark Multiverse and Mandrakk! But Monitor World isn’t just a doorway, it’s a trapdoor. With the Multiverse on life support, opening it might just be the kill-shot everyone’s feared.

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
GRIS
Initial release date: December 13, 2018
Developer: Nomada Studio
Engine: Unity
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Mode: Single-player video game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality. As the story unfolds, Gris will grow emotionally and see her world in a different way, revealing new paths to explore using her new abilities.

GRIS is a serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death. Players will explore a meticulous designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score. Through the game light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as more of Gris’s world becomes accessible.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Way back in the day, I was lucky enough to get nearly all of the original Star Wars action figures in one big lump on Christmas Day. Princess Leia, the Storm Troopers, the Jawas, and the droids arrived as a stocking stuffer, while Luke, Han, and Chewbacca landed as a group package.

DISCUSSION

Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Cook
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures–and to the land itself–in a way she never imagined.

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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...

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