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This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan from the Institute for Comics Studies returns to the show to tell of his adventures at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, as well as offer up his yearly roundup of comic book classes being taught at colleges and universities around the world. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers124.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to

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artArt Appreciation Moment of the Day

Evan Shaner thinks Mitch Gerads is good enough to be featured on his favorites page, and his Wizard World Chicago Johnny Recon variant.

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SolicitationsTop Cow

Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2009.

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Boom StudiosMeltdown

Kim Krizan, the writer behind Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, penned a unique take on zombies with Zombie Tales: The Series #1.  The series was well received prompting Boom! Studios to collect the tales into Zombie Tales 2061, and to celebrate the release, Boom! is bringing Kim Krizan to Meltdown Comics on August 12 to sign away. Where: Meltdown Comics & Collectibles 7522 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 851-7283 When: August 12th, 8PM to ???? via Boom! Studios

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artBatman

We featured Ethen before on the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day with his Samuari Jack piece, and today we’re showcasing his work again with Batman – because it always comes back to Batman.  If it wasn’t for those “other” comics, this site would have been named Major Batman Spoilers. via Deviant Art

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Bill Willinghamcomic conventionFablessan diegoVertigo

Each year at the Vertigo Fables panel, the creators of the series hand out a one page original story.  Vertigo’s Graphic Content blog posted the image, and a bit of important news from Bill Willingham about how this one pager affects the overall story line.

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Looks like Bob Schreck has a new home, and a new job – Senior Editor at IDW Publishing.  The former Senior Group Editor at Dark Horse entertainment, and founding member of Oni Press jump to IDW soon after his release from his previous job. IDW is on fire! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a company that is so on the move and so in tune to today’s comics’ readers and pop culture? They choose their projects carefully and haven’t lost their identity as a publisher, which is no easy task when trying to appeal to as broad

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Major SpoilersPoll

We’re fortunate enough to have access to a plethora of comics at the Stately Spoiler Manor, but that doesn’t mean we’re loaded.  Sometimes one comic is needed more than others, and a tight budget might dictate what we take home, and what stays behind.  Which brings us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!

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12 Gauge Comics

Trace Adkins fans now have one more reason to love him; his likeness is featured in the new Luke McBain series from 12 Gauge Comics. The title character of Luke McBain is drawn to Adkins’ likeness and reflects some of the 6’6″ singer’s philosophy. The story takes place when McBain returns home to rural Louisiana after serving 14 years in prison, having taken the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. He finds himself in a town now controlled by greed and corruption, and he’s the only one with the courage to set things right. Although the book contains some

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What the heck is the Julian Challenge?  During the Major Spoilers 100th Issue Extravaganza, the Major Spoilers Crew challenged Julian to collect 50 signatures from those in the comic book and pop culture industry in exchange for a kick-ass Hellboy statue. What’s Julian think of all of this?  Take the jump and find out in his own words.

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Press ReleaseTop Cow

Press Release Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the exciting young artist behind Witchblade, Stjepan Sejic, will be hosting a live art demonstration and signing for fans at Meltdown Comics.  Since Witchblade issue #116, Sejic has been leaving readers awe-struck with his beautiful and unique digitally painted artwork.  Now, for the first time, fans will get a firsthand look into the artistic craft and process behind his work on the Witchblade series. Sejic will present his live art demo on Sunday, July 18, at Meltdown Comics from 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. in their popular gallery area.   Following

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This issue: Milton Griep, President of the ICv2.com website, stops by to talk with Stephen Schleicher about the upcoming Comics and Media Conference being held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 leading up to the San Diego Comic-Con. More information about the conference can be found here. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers114.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and,

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comic conventionComics Arts ConferenceMerchandisesan diego

Dr. Peter Coogan sent an e-mail letting us know that the Comics Arts Conference will have a T-Shirt available at the show for attendees to pick up.  Fans who want to support scholarly activity regarding comics and pop culture, should stop by the Comic-Con Boutique or the Graphitti booth, and pick up a couple. If you want to find out more about the Comics Arts Conference at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, check out our recent discussion with Dr. Coogan.

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DCPollWednesday Comics

DC’s much hyped 12-issue newspaper sized series Wednesday Comics hits stores July 8, 2009.  We’re interested to find out if you’ll be picking up the series or not.

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