Major Spoilers had a few minutes to talk with Matt Hawkins, President and Chief Operating Officer of Top Cow Productions, about the announcement the company was releasing the Darkness: Accursed Volume 1 trade paperback for $4.99. Major Spoilers: How do you respond to those who say, “I’ve wasted my money when I could have waited for the trade?” Matt Hawkins: I say, “No you didn’t.”Â You got to read it a lot earlier than everyone else did.Â You got something that has some [lasting] value.Â Â For me, when I get a trade, I often find I’m a year behind…” Matt
During MSP#44, Dr. Peter Coogan mentioned a re-enactment of EC Comics publisher and co-editor Bill Gaines testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954.Â The video isn’t that great, and the audio spots in places, but you’ll get the idea of how crazy Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent made people during the time. Here’s Part 1 Parts 2 and 3 after the jump.
During MSP#44 (that’s the Major Spoilers Podcast, episode 44 for those not following along), I made mention of posting excerpts of the Comics Code Authority rules for you to glance at during the discussion with Dr. Peter Coogan. Check out some of the “rules” that were put in place to self censor the comic industry.
In the zone this week:Â Super-types hopped up on goofballs!Â Parkerâ€™s kid gets the axe!Â Contests contests contests!Â The ghost of Doctor Wertham rears itâ€™s ugly head!Â Creatures from the sea!Â Peace officers from Neopolis! Â Treasures from the DC Vaults. Mitchell Hundred gets our vote!Â Plus: In the fields the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turningâ€¦ OH LORD YEAH!Â Itâ€™s Formula 44, so turn your head and cough, â€˜cause the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_44.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
One more reminder on the Major Spoilers Costume Contest. IMPORTANT NOTICE: We had a problem with the Major Spoilers Email System.Â If you did not receive a response to your entry PLEASE RESUBMIT YOUR ENTRY to CONTEST@MAJORSPOILERS.COM RIGHT AWAY! All the details of the contest after the jump.
For the 2nd Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest, Major Spoilers went all out to get two great prizes for the big winner – the Hellboy Animated Maquette, and the Library edition of the the first volume of Hellboy.Â Both of these great prizes, and all you have to do is dress up in your comic book (and related) costume and snap a few pictures of yourself. Here are the rules: Dress up in your favorite comic book costume Take several pictures of yourself in costume Take at least one picture of yourself in your street clothes Send those pictures to
Is Nightwing the new Tom Welling? Will the Dead Walk on schedule? Will Indy find his hat yet again? Would you want to drink from a bottle with the Goon on it? Will you look the best in spandex, or should you just write the songs that make the whole world sing? Is Stephen a clone? Is Rodrigo a zombie? Is Matthew a screaming queen? And what about Naomi? All these questions and more are answered in this installment of the podcast that doesnâ€™t shy away from those musical questions. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_43.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley
With the buzz about the plot of Captain America being released, the comments have been flying as to who will play the role of Steve Rogers.Â We’ve taken your nominations, now it’s time to fight it out, and let you decide who would be the best Captain America in the upcoming movie.
I had a very interesting request from a long time Major Spoilerite yesterday, and I think between the two of us, we have something interesting planned. Boy, after that sentence I feel qualified to sit on any comic book convention panel. We would like to compile a list of the best 10 episodes of, or segments from, the Major Spoilers Podcast, and that’s where we need your help.Â What have been your favorites, and why? Shout out below.
This week, a little something different.Â I had originally planned this poll to be between Shaggy and Alexander Cabot III, following last week’s Josie and the Pussycats poll, but decided to take it to the next level with THE BATTLE OF THE CASEY KASEM VOICE OVER ROLES! Who is your favorite character Kasem voiced in animated television history?
This time around: don we now our geek apparel, a freaky-tongued guy gets an origin, Babs Gordon has a real potty mouth, Matthew loves Rosario Dawson, Rodrigo visits the Ginza, Stephen gets the worst of a TOM WELLING PUNCH!! Plus, do you write the songs that make the whole world sing? Can you rhyme with Spoilers? All this, and much, much more, as the show hits the Big Four-Oh, and now wants a 20-something girlfriend and a big red sports carâ€¦ This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_40.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast
This week we bring back the fan favorite – ranking your favorite female characters.Â This time around we’re taking on the all girl band who put the Archies to shame: This is the 50th Major Spoilers Poll, so it’s up to you to decide your favorite Josie female.