This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, It’s the return of Atomic Robo… but for how long? Plus there’s a new Blade Runner in town, and she’s the best, we go where no one has gone before, and Yesterday, all our troubles seemed so far away, but today it is time for the Major Spoilers Podcast!

NEWS

Mad Magazine Comes to an End

MAD magazine to stop publishing new content after 67 years

“I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird,” tweeted comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic, who served as MAD’s first guest editor in 2015.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #1
Writer: Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist: Andres Guinaldo
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 10, 2019
In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes … An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-writer Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman, Supergirl, Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America). The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe!

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
THE ORVILLE #1: NEW BEGINNINGS PART 1 OF 2
Writer: David A. Goodman
Artist: David Cabeza
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price:$3.99
Release Date: July 17, 2019
On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
YESTERDAY
Director: Danny Boyle / Written by: Richard Curtis
Starring: Himesh Patel
Release Date: June 28, 2019
Yesterday is a 2019 British romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis, based on an original screenplay by Jack Barth and Mackenzie Crook. It stars Himesh Patel as a struggling musician who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles; he becomes famous taking credit for writing and performing their songs. The film also features Lily James as Himesh’s love interest, Kate McKinnon as his manager, and Ed Sheeran as a fictionalized version of himself.

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SAVAGE SWORD OF DR. DINOSAUR
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Publisher: IDW Publishing (print)
Atomic Robo investigates cryptid sightings near the old Nazi space program, “Science City,” buried deep in the Venezuelan wilderness. Meanwhile, a mysterious package is delivered to Tesladyne – from Hashima Island Quarantine Zone. Is it from Alan? Majestic 12? Or something else entirely? If only the title could shed some light on this mystery!
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CLOSE
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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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