We are taking the first detective north to Britannia in this week’s Major Spoilers Podcast. We review Rick & Morty #50, Heroes in Crisis #9, Calamity Kate #4, and the first season of What We Do In The Shadows. Plus, will Swamp Thing make you become a DC Universe member?

NEWS

New Swamp Thing drops ahead of season premiere

Swamp Thing | Full Trailer | DC Universe | The Ultimate Membership

Join now at: https://yourdcu.com/swampthingtrailer SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
RICK & MORTY #50
Writers: Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, Marc Ellerby, Benjamin Dewey, Sarah Graley, Josh Trujillo
Artists: Marc Ellerby, Kyle Starks, Andrew MacLean, Benjamin Dewey, Rii Abrego, Sarah Graley, Jarrett Williams
Publisher: Oni Press
Cover Price:
Release Date: May 29, 2019
It’s just Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty and their adventures, Morty… Rick and Morty, forever and forever, FIFTY ISSUES Rick and MortyTM! Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a special, super oversized MORTY’S MINDBLOWER issue! Featuring creators from the previous 49 issues!

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
HEROES IN CRISIS #9
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Clay Mann
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comrades, or will they need to close up shop? The answers will be found in the ashes of this final showdown, and the fates of Booster Gold, Harley Quinn and the rest hang in the balance.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
CALAMITY KATE #4
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 12, 2018
From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way, and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files, comes this modern-day adventure of heroes and monsters.

Everything comes to a boiling point as Kate comes face-to-face with the monsters she fights and the demons inside her in this conclusion to the hit series!

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

ASHLEY
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS SEASON ONE
Network: FX
Showrunner: Jemaine Clement
Starring: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, and Mark Proksch
Finale Release Date: May 29th, 2019
What We Do in the Shadows is set in Staten Island and follows four vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

BRITANNIA VOLUME 1
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Juan Jose Ryp
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $4.99
On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery? Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings? In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier?and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay? From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed in Valiant’s latest magnum opus.

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1 Comment

  1. Ingrid Lind-Jahn on

    Sorry for inadvertently steering you toward Britannia, I guess! I didn’t read volume 1; I did read and review The Lost Eagles of Rome, which I guess is the second volume. It actually was an investigation – with a thing that happened, which the detective figured out. Most of the threads introduced got tied up, or were part of the mystery. Maybe one or two small ones didn’t go anywhere much. But based on everyone’s reviews, I think the Lost Eagles is more cohesive, and might be worth a future review.

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