Major Spoilers Podcast #557: It’s a Brand New Day


This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, OH NO! NIGHTWING IS DEAD! Batman vs. Superman moves to 2016, Black Dynamite #1, Elfquest: The Final Quest #1, Furious #1, Secret Avengers #14, and Scalped Volume 1 are all reviewed and discussed.

Batman vs. Superman pushed back to May 2016

Writer: Brian Ash
Artist: Sal Buscema, Ron Wimberly
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
HE’S A POWDER KEG OF BLACK FURY THAT’S ABOUT TO EXPLODE! The baddest kung-fu cat to ever appear on screen is coming to comics so you suckers better duck! Former CIA agent, international ladies man, and sworn ass-kicking enemy of The Man… he’s BLACK DYNAMITE-and he’s about to walk into the most dangerous journey of his life!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Elfquest: The Final Quest #1
Writer: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artist: Wendy Pini
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
The Wolfriders’ chief, Cutter, knows that change is coming. His tribe’s proximity to the Palace of the High Ones, a mysterious and magical oasis, makes this inevitable. As Cutter’s daughter Ember, chief of her own tribe, shares her father’s efforts to preserve the old ways amongst their kin, the human tyrant, Angrif Djun, ascends the mountain her clan call home and rocks the foundation of their peaceful existence.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: Bryan J. L. Glass
Artist: Victor Santos
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Butch Guice
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
The traitor at the heart of the group is revealed. Mockingbird faces a crossroads that threatens to tear her apart. Travel to the past. See the future.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
DC and Marvel have numerous heroes that fly, but only a few each who have wings. This week, Major Spoilerite, Silvergray, wants everyone to decide who would win in a fight, Hawkman (DC Comics) or Angel (Marvel).

After you vote, use the comment section to justify your answer, and more importantly, let everyone know what era of each character you are pitting against one another in the battle of the century… or the week, take your pick.

Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy on opening weekend? (comment here)

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Scalped Volume 1: Indian Country
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: R.M. Guera
Publisher: Vertigo
Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucs, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” – short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

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