MSP#127: X-Men vs. Legion of Super-Heroes


X-Men vs. Legion of Super-Heroes

In this issue: The Big Bad Black Lantern revealed! Scantily clad teenaged girls, and it’s not even Stephen’s birthday! What’s that Watermelon doing there? Meanwhile, Yorick, 355, and Dr. Mann find their way across the midwest, proving what your faithtul podcasters already knew: ain’t nothin’ goin’ on there. Is it Johnny? Is it Danny? Or is it Johnny and Danny? Feel Ghost Rider’s heat, makin’ you hot, burn with me, heaven’s on fire! And the most powerful superhuman force in the universe faces down against a bunch of kids from Westchester and somebody actually wonders about the outcome. In any case, it’s a show, and seeing as how we went to all the trouble of HAVING one and everything… The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!


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Necron Rises
Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl Controversy

Ghost Rider Heaven’s Fire #1
WRITER: Jason Aaron
PENCILS: Roland Boschi

The acclaimed GHOST RIDER run of writer Jason Aaron reaches its fever-pitched conclusion with six more issues of insanity, all jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love. The renegade angel Zadkiel is out to thwart Biblical prophecy by assassinating a young boy bred by Satanists to rule the world, so if Ghost Riders Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch are going to save the world, they’ll first have to save the Anti-Christ. Guest-starring Hellstorm, the Son of Satan.

Justice League America: Cry for Justice #2
Written by James Robinson; Art and cover Mauro Cascioli

The team continues its proactive hunt for justice as the trail leads to an army of Super-Villains. But the big bad may be deadlier than all of the new team combined…

Blackest Night: Batman #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Adrian Saef and John Dell; Cover by Andy Kubert; Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Deadman can’t shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It’s just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons!

We all know everyone is special – a unique snow flake that has no companion (except for the twins).  The DC Universe has a bunch of teenagers from the future who use their unique talents to save the universe, while Marvel 616 has a bunch of mutants who band together to save the universe.  They are in no way alike – really.  Trust us, we’ve got an uber-nerd working on this site, and he’ll tell you.
But even if they were remotely alike, and we could shape the universe to put the Legion of Super-Heroes and the X-Men on a deserted island and let them fight it out in a Battle Royale reality television series, who would come out on top?  Would the X-Men win because they have Wolverine, or would it be the Legion because they have a 12th Level Intellect that can figure out the endgame before it happens?
Legion of Super-Heroes

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

Y: The Last Man Volume 2
1. One Small Step (issues #11–17)
* In Oldenbrook, Kansas, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann help a Russian woman named Natalya Zamyatintwo male and one female astronauts forced to return to Earth after being trapped on the International Space Station the day the plague hit. recover
* Comedy & Tragedy has a travelling group of actresses find a wayward Ampersand, inspiring them to write a play called The Last Man (The main character’s name taken from Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man).
2. Safeword (issues #18–23)
* Yorick and his companions travel to Allenspark, Colorado, where 355 and Dr. Mann fix up Ampersand, while retired Culper Ring agent 711 forces Yorick to confront his survivor guilt.
* In Widow’s Pass, the story moves to Queensbrook, set nine months after the One Small Step arc.

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