Major Spoilers Podcast #512: Battle of the Planets – Trial by Fire


This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Battle of the Planets! Plus we talk about the Vine Wolverine clip, review Hawkeye #8, DeathMath #4, Abe Sapien Dark and Terrible #1, and East of West #1. Lot’s of good times, for sure!


Show Notes after the Jump!

James Mangold goes to Vine to tease Wolverine

Hawkeye #8
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: David Aja
Publisher: Marvel
Valentine’s Day with THE heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be… confusing. Xoxo, Hawkeye

Rating: ★★★★½

DeathMatch #4
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Carlos Magno
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
The mysteries of the deathmatch arena grow deeper as the Rat reveals the secret of the prison’s ominous Light Guards. And as the second stage of the tournament looms, which heroes will fall in the final battles of the opening round?

Rating: ★★★½☆

Abe Sapien Dark and Terrible #1
Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artist: Sebastian Fiumara
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
On the run from the B.P.R.D., a mutated Abe Sapien traverses a devastated America, with monster corpses scattered around and cities in ruin.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

East of West #1
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Dragotta
Publisher: Image Comics
The things that divide us are stronger than the things that unite us. A Sci-Fi Western set in a dystopian America where all hope for the future rests in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse…who just happen to be trying to kill the President of the United States.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Battle of the Exes
We’ve all been there, the broken romance, the failed marriage, the parting of ways. Hopefully during those breaks, everyone can move on with their lives, but sometimes, just sometimes when the new love walks in the door, the ex-significant other goes on the rampage.  In comics, there are a number of exes who have gone ballistic over the years, and this week, we’re throwing two of them in the ring and seeing who walks out the winner.


Battle of the Planets – Trial by Fire
Sandy Frank Productions, Top Cow Productions and Alex Ross proudly present: Battle of the Planets! Join Mark, Jason, Tiny, Keyop, and Princess on their adventures to save the earth from the evil Zoltar and the forces of Spectra! The attack on Earth has begun, and only the super-team known as G-Force stands between the forces of evil and our planet’s utter destruction. Can Mark, Jason, Keyop, Tiny and Princess defeat Zoltar and the soldiers of Spectra? Earth had better hope so, because time is running out! Collects Battle of the Planets #1-3!

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