Major Spoilers Podcast #570: Lovecraft and the Sublime
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Dr. Brad Will stops by to talk up Cthulhu and Lovecraft, we review Herobear and the Kid, Martian Comics, Transformers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and talk about DC’s end date on the just announced weekly series!
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DC’s Weekly Series will end in March 2015
Darwyn Cook’s Batman Beyond short
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2
The Scoobies are back—including li’l Giles! Revelations about a new kind of vampire menace and the blank Vampyr book have only just begun. Everyone has a job to do, and for Buffy, it’s treading the road of past relationships! Lucky girl . .
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Sarah Stone (CA) Casey W. Coller
WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm. But where did she come from-and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins here!
Martian Comics #1
This is the story of Izzy Montoya. An undergrad who lives with in a sci-fi world of smart phones and flat screens, yet feels bored and directionless. She has visions of a very different world: a utopian paradise of technological marvels and personal freedom. This other life is so strange, it might as well be Mars. In fact, that’s exactly what she thinks it is. In this other life, Izzy is a four-armed, blue alien being, surrounded by wonder… yet who feels as bored and directionless as Izzy on Earth.
This is the story of a Martian girl who took a vacation and wound up confronting the greatest evil both planets had ever known.
Herobear and the Kid: Saving Time #1
Writer(s): Mike Kunkel
Artist(s): Mike Kunkel
WHY WE LOVE IT: Tyler and Herobear are back in an all-new original adventure! We’ve been waiting to see these two back in action and we’re looking forward to see what shenanigans these two get up to in SAVING TIME, the first new Herobear series in ten years.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether you’re already a fan of this dynamic duo, or new to HEROBEAR AND THE KID, nobody does the magic of childhood quite like Mike Kunkel.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Henry, the family’s magical butler, is missing!! It’s up to Tyler and Herobear to figure out what happened to their friend…only they might learn a lot more about Henry than they initially thought…and be forced to get help from an unsuspected source.
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
DC TV Theme Songs
While DC Comics struggles to get its other non-Batman/Superman properties in the theaters, it has done okay getting live action television series to the networks. Each show has a unique theme that should conjure up vivid memories of the show. But what theme song is the best?
Dr. Brad Will, Associate Professor of English at Fort Hays State University, stops by to talk about H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu, racism, and how we can separate the author from the craft.
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