Major Spoilers Podcast #569: Amazon buys comiXology

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Godzilla, ComiXology and Amazon, Nightwing, Star Trek, Astro City #11, Star Mage #1, Epic #0, and Skinned #1!


NEWS
Amazon buys ComiXology
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Nightwing is now Grayson
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Star Mage #1 (of 6)
JC De La Torre (w) • Ray Dillon (a & c)
Part One: “Darien”—JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage. In issue one, Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Like Harry Potter meets the Last Starfighter, Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds and weird creatures.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rating: ★★½☆☆

MATTHEW
Astro City #11
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brent Anderson
Publisher: Vertigo
When you’re the Silver Adept, one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, your life is full of magic, battle, demons, apocalypses and more. When you’re the Adept’s personal assistant, though, life gets really weird. A look at the woman behind the hero. Plus: sushi.

Rating: ★★★★½

RODRIGO
Epic #0
W) Tyler James (A) Matt Zolman, Fico Ossio (CA) Fico Ossio
After a freak experiment gives teenager Eric Ardor incredible powers, he does what you would do…he puts on a costume and becomes EPIC! Super strength, speed, flight, optic blasts…it’s a fanboy’s dream come true. Unfortunately, he’s just discovered he has one weakness…pretty girls! While most boys his age lose their cool around the hotties, EPIC loses his powers! Living in Miami, home to the zaniest super-villains AND the most bikinis per capita in America, it’s gonna be a problem…

Rating: ★★½☆☆

ZACH
Skinned #1
Writer: Tim Daniel, Jeremy Holt
Artist: Joshua Gowdy
Iris is the perfect marriage of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, serving as the backbone for enhanced reality contact lenses that provide users with the perfect antidote to reality’s many maladies. From pop-culture inspired fantasies to manifestations of their personal imagining, they see the world precisely as they wish. To ensure societal tranquility, citizens of cView City are fitted with a pair of lenses at birth, but when Aldair–a teenage programming heiress–gets a glimpse of life with her own eyes, the world she once knew irrevocably changes forever.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, I’ve been thinking about the words uttered by Spock, and wonder what would happen if more people considered the Vulcan philosophy.

What is more important? The Needs of the Many or the Needs of the Few/One?

Will there be any “Internet breaking” news that comes at the San Diego Comic Con this year? (comment here)

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Discussion
Why is Godzilla still so popular?

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