This week on the show: Bats that are swords, an infinite universe of possibilities, heroes fighting heroes, but no men being bats. It’s all in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast.
Show Notes after the Jump!
Or – “It’s Either Irony, Or Poetic Justice, I Can’t Remember Which…”
There’s great irony in the fact that I, who kind of hate spoilers in practice, work at a site with a name like this. It’s not really as weird as you might think, though, in that I find that most works are not affected by spoilering their endings. There are a few notable exceptions (The Usual Suspects, Citizen Kane, and a few others) to that rule, though, including the book we’re about to discuss. What Kevin Matchstick discovers due to the tragic events of this issue constitutes one of the few real thunderbolt revelations in my history of reading comics, and I have gone out of my way in the years since I first read this book to maintain as much of the mystery as possible. As my Major Spoilers Anniversary week continues, we all must ask that musical question: Can we discuss a book that had such a profound impact on me without actually talking specifically about a major plot point?
Oughtta be fun to find out…
Or – “Where The Heck Is My Battle Chasers #10?”
In recent weeks of the Major Spoilers Podcast TPB reviews, we’ve looked at several stories that never got a proper ending, be it due to schedules, monetary difficulties, or the attention span of a fruitfly. Some have been sublime, others ridiculous, but in all cases our enjoyment of the stories seemed to be affected by their incomplete status. It got me to thinking about how many of my favorite stories over the years never got a proper ending, appropriate closure, or even a climactic explosion where the hero skates away in triumph…