This week on the show: Rodrigo returns, and so does the Lone Ranger. Vacations get reviewed, Axe makes a comic, and the origins of the universe are revealed! [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp374.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Show Notes after the Jump!
No really, that company that promises women will fall all over you, ripping off clothing in the process, is making a graphic novel called Axe Anarchy, The Graphic Novel. Don’t believe me? Well good for them, right? Anything to bring new readers to the medium.
Twilight fans are nothing compared to the throngs of people who flock to every panel appearance by B-movie actor Bruce Campbell.Â He’s there again getting the crowds to eat out of his hands, and on the Burn Notice panel, a bit of news was dropped that may have fans flocking to the DVD section of their local store. According to network insiders, USA is talking with Fox, which makes the series, about producing a straight-to-DVD prequel that would cover Axe’s adventures before his attempts to help his best friend, blacklisted spy Michael Westen. The panelists also said they have been
NBC announced its midseason lineup yesterday, and while the network has stated Heroes will return in February, no start date was attached.Â Compare that to Knight Rider, which is getting a series reboot, and a confirmed January 7th start date.Â There are a couple of reasons both Chuck and Heroes are being vaguely scheduled for a February launch; the first being two reality contest shows the network wants to try out, and the other being those really low ratings. On the plus side, it looks like Pushing Daisies may get the axe from ABC, which means show creator Bryan Fuller
With the cancellation of Robin, Nightwing, Birds of Prey, Legion of Super-Heroes, Checkmate, and Blue Beetle, anyone wanna place their bets on the next round of DC titles the company gives the axe to? On my list are Jonah Hex, something I’ve been proclaiming for a couple of months, that god-awful piece of crap Simon Dark, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Batman Confidential also bites the dust.Â DC killed Blue Beetle just weeks after his debut on Batman Brave and the Bold, The Legion of Super-Hereos appear on an upcoming episode of Smallville with the comic series ending
Gotta squeeze this one in, just to upset those of you who think politics and comics shouldn’t mix.Â It’s all in good fun. It’s just a bit of fun, really, but I get a real kick out of imagining what a Conan/Swamp Thing administration would be like. Â I figure national security wouldn’t be a problem (who’d wanna mess with an axe wielding barbarian?) and environmental issues would definitely take center stage. Â Hell, even the current financial mess in the US would probably benefit — you could imagine President Conan meeting with Wall Street heads and scowling, “Crom! Â You’re all thieves!
It really shouldn’t come as any surprise, when I tell you DC has decided to cancel Manhunter with issue #38 in January.Â Low sales probably have something to do with it, and as I’ve mentioned before, look for more cancelations of favorite DC titles in the near future. This is not the first time Manhunter has received the axe, was back at issue #25, DC brought the hammer down, but thanks to a write-in campaign, DC brought the series back for another run.Â Sadly, it looks like the comeback lasted only eight issues.Â Writer Marc Andreyko has encouraged fans to
Check out this weird casting news – apparently Terrence Howard has been given the axe for the Iron Man sequel, and is being replaced by Don Cheadle. Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting Antoine Fuqua‘s “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke. I really dig Don Cheadle, and can’t wait to see his Jim Rhodes character get a larger
Sad news for those who were getting into DC’s Minx line – a line primarily aimed at female readers.Â The company has announced it will cease publication in January 2009. Minx will cease publication beginning January â€™09. Minx was an experimental imprint for DC Comics and we are extremely proud of the books we published and the stories we told during the past two years. We thank all of the writers and artists who lent their talents to our endeavor and especially thank readers who came along for the ride. DC Comics remains committed to publishing diverse material for diverse
For Archie fans, Thursday is the day to visit the Major Spoilers site as we bring you a sneak peek of Archie Comics titles arriving next week.Â Take the jump for Betty & Veronica Spectacular #85, plus a look at the company’s new trade dress and logo.
or, three issues later and there are still no â€œsave Laylaâ€ plans A new month of comics dawns and I get to return to one of my favorites, X-Factor. But, as the sub-heading suggests, I am a little troubled at the lack of â€œLaylaâ€ that Iâ€™m finding in these issues (though, she at least got a mention this time around). That being said, I canâ€™t help but love this comic. X-Factor arenâ€™t overly fond of authority, and that is just the way I like it