This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: A special episode as Matthew and Stephen discuss all things Doctor Who and DC related (really, we didn’t plan this). Everything from Secret Six, and the Four Doctors #5 to Gotham on FOX, and Greg Berlanoti’s busy schedule!
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Or – “A Betrayal In The Name Of Love Is Still A Betrayal…” Scandal and her makeshift family are terrible, horrible, awful, not-at-all-good human beings (well, mostly human.) With a combined bodycount that exceeds the population of Dayton Ohio, and a veritable museum of bad decisions behind them, any one of them could use a free pass to grace. Too bad there’s only one miracle to go around…
Or – “Hey, What’s The Deal With Luthor?” Originally formed by Lex Luthor, the members of the Secret Six really ought to know better than to work for him (or, honestly, to trust him at all) by this point. Of course, where there’s cash on the line, Scandal and company will follow, putting them between their evil old boss and one of their evil old daddies. It makes you wonder if these guys can even go to the store without a major disaster…
Or – “Within The Hidden Lands At The Center Of The Earth…” The Six have split in two, and are now technically a Secret Twelve, with Bane and Jeannette on one side, and Catman, Rag Doll, Bane and Scandal on the other. Each group is backed by a different government jerk (Spy Smasher and Amanda Waller, respectively) and all are trapped in the hidden world of Skartaris, stomping grounds of the Warlord. What will it take to bring our heroes (and I use the term loosely) together again?
Or – “Okay, This Time It’s CLEARLY A Protagonist History…” It’s a proven fact that comic book names are recycled with regularity, as Ms. Marvel becomes Warbird becomes Captain Marvel becomes Ms. Marvel again, while a new Captain Marvel comes to the forth, only to end up being called Marvel Boy while Marvel Boy becomes The Uranian… But what some might not realize is that today’s entrants come from an old heroic tradition as well even as none of the groups to use the name (save for an alternate reality that we shan’t be going into today) are actually comprised of
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…” I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus,
Time for the dueling duo to move away from the super hero genre, and take a look at those who are not heroes.Â The Secret Six do what the wanna do, say what they wanna say, live how the wanna live, and allow only those who are really deserving into their group.Â What say you Matthew and Stephen?