Major Spoilers Podcast #546: Akira Volume 01

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Akira, Tetsuo, and Roy… Necessary Evil in DC Comics, Steven Universe, and Teen Titans. So many cool things to talk about!


NEWS
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
The feature-length documentary explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also attempts to uncover the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated. The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and others.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

MATTHEW
Teen Titans Annual #2
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Angel Unzueta, Art Thibert
Leading into next month’s landmark issue #25, the Teen Titans continue their trip through time as the team must confront Jon Lane Kent, the Superboy of the future, who could one day wipe out the most powerful heroes on Earth. Can the Titan’s Superboy defeat the man he was cloned from by Harvest?

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
Steven Universe
Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Steven, a chubby and happy-go-lucky boy and the youngest member of an intergalactic team of warriors called the Crystal Gems. Together, the Crystal Gems fight and protect the Universe, while Steven strums up a cheesy tune on his ukulele.

Rating: ★★★★½

ZACH
Superman #24
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
“Psi War” comes to a shocking conclusion as one of the people closest to Superman becomes a casualty—and then, cometh the Oracle to tell Superman that Krypton lives once more!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Time once again to throw out a battle of epic proportions, and see who comes out victorious! This week, the Doctor Who Villain Battle continues with the big brains taking on each other in a no holds barred battle for control of the universe!

FIGHT!
Who would win in a fight to the death?

Who would win in a fight to the death?

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Discussion:
AKIRA

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

This edition includes a new foreword from the author and a postscript from Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson!

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