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MangaPress ReleaseSolicitationsVIZ Media

Press Release VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the release on June 17th of BATTLE ROYALE: ANGELS’ BORDER, a new one-shot manga (graphic novel) written by Koushun Takami, author of the original BATTLE ROYALE novel.

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Press ReleaseVIZ Media

Press Release VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the original debut of one of the most controversial works of modern Japanese literary fiction with the release of BATTLE ROYALE: REMASTERED and the BATTLE ROYALE SLAM BOOK: Essays on the Cult Classic Novel by Koushun Takami.

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FeaturedMajor SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastMoviesPodcast

In this issue: Zach shares his thoughts on the movie Battle Royale. The film tells the story of Shuya Nanahara, a high-school student struggling with the death of his father, who is forced by the government to compete in a deadly game where the students must kill each other in order to win. The film aroused both domestic and international controversy and was either banned outright or deliberately excluded from distribution in several countries. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp489.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really

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AvengersAvengers AcademyMarvel

Marvel has revealed the book behind the Survive teaser that ran last week, and that I jokingly said would be a zombie title.  Instead of going the obvious route, Marvel is looking overseas and borrowing heavily from the movie and manga series Battle Royale, all the way down to the cover for the first issue.

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Legion of Super HeroesMajor SpoilersPollX-Men

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

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AvengersDark AvengersDoctor StrangeMarvelSneak Peek

Doctor Strange has to fight to get regain the title of Sorcerer Supreme, and the Avengers are going to help him take it back from the Dark Avengers.  Sounds like we’re headed to a smack down of magical proportions, and Marvel has sent us a sneak peek of the upcoming New Avengers #51.

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Fan Film

Tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will be talking Fan Films.  Joining the crew on the show are Dr. Peter Coogan and author Clive Young, as everyone runs down some of their favorites.  To get you in the mood, we’re presenting a selection of some of the films we’ll discuss on tonight’s show. RYAN WIEBER VS. MICHAEL “DORKMAN” SCOTT What began as a friendly rivalry between two effects artists explodes off TheForce.Net’s FanFilms Forum and into the real world in a lightsaber battle royale. Originally created for the forum’s lightsaber choreography competition, this fight to the death will

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DeadpoolMarvelSneak PeekThunderbolts

The four part Magnum Opus storyline from Marvel Comics will jump between Deadpool and Thunderbolts, and promises (according to Marvel) to be the fight of 2009!  The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Deadpool #8 that kicks off the battle royale that arrives March 4, 2009.

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

As the new year begins, it’s always a good idea to take a moment and look back at 2008 and examine my favorite Major Spoilers moments for the year that make running Major Spoilers one of my most favorite jobs in the world.

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Image ComicsPress Release

Press Release 11 December 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – Image Comics’ Shadowline is proud to announce two of their newest and most diverse debuts, SAVAGE and I HATE GALLANT GIRL, have completely sold-out at a distribution level. “Shadowline’s steadfast commitment to diversity is what drives the entire imprint,” Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino said. “Having two completely different titles reach a similar success simultaneously is a very important occasion for us and one we hope drives readers to future issues of these wonderful books.” SAVAGE teams horror master Steve Niles with celebrated painted artist Mike Mayhew along with Dan Wickline and Jeff

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Doctor WhoMajor SpoilersPoll

Continuing on the Doctor Who theme, this week’s battle royale features the good Doctor’s two greatest foes, Cybermen and Daleks.  Grab a bunch and throw them in the ring, who will win? FIGHT!

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Major SpoilersPoll

It’s the cold-war battle you thought you’d never see!  And now you – YES YOU – get to decide the outcome of Her Majesty’s finest against Her Majesty’s former finest in a Battle Royale for a Penny Farthing.  It’s 007 against Number Six! FIGHT!

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Iron FistMarvelReview

Or – “All The Hatred May Be Somewhat Premature…” Brubaker and Fraction’s run on Iron Fist did what every relaunch really hopes to do: revitalize the character, revive interest in his stories, and add depth and versimilitude to the Iron Fist stories to date.  So much so that, when this new creative team was announced, pull list orders on the book (at Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon and Gage, Topeka! Ask about our 70’s Vampirella black and whites!) fell by nearly half, and one of our more sardonic Spoilerites was heard to opine that the book will be cancelled within 18 issues. 

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Boom StudiosMajor SpoilersTrade Paperback

Next week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’re taking a break from DC trade titles and taking a look at Tag Vol. 1 from Boom! Studio. Tag Vol. 1 TPB Writer(s): Keith Giffen Artist(s): Andy Kuhn, Kody Chamberlain BONUS: Included in TPB form for the first time as an “extra” is Keith Giffen’s “10” one-shot — ten innocent people become unwilling contestants in a game of death. Given 10 bullets and a gun, it’s kill or be killed as they’re forced to hunt the other 10 contestants! In the dark, horrific tradition of Battle Royale! Spine-snapping horror in the tradition

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