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FeaturedMajor SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew weigh in on recent comic book news, and then spend some time answering listener e-mail. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp274.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, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

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FeaturedFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, a listener calls in to pose a question to the Major Spoilers Crew: Are comic book characters this generations modern myths in the way that Hercules, Zeus and the rest were to the olden age?  Comic book characters do appear to fill out the role, but is it true or just a bunch of junk? As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you. You can use the comment section below, drop us a voice mail by calling (785) 727-1939, or record your comments and

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From the EditorPreacher

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew examine the continuing adventures of Jesse Custer in the pages of Garth Ennis’ Preacher v2: Until the End of the World. The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past–a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse’s monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions. As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you. You can

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BatmanFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

For those paying close attention to Batman: Blackest Night, the appearance of Deacon Joseph Blackfire may have you puzzled. The Deacon and his followers appeared in Batman – The Cult, which will be the focus of discussion during the trade paperback section of the next Major Spoilers Podcast. Batman must stop the army of the homeless recruited by the mysterious Deacon Blackfire in this classic title illustrated by master horror artist Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of the “Swamp Thing”. Deacon Blackfire, charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, seemingly uses the city’s homeless to fight crime. But Blackfire

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From the EditorGrant MorrisonMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a crack at Grant Morrison’s three issue mini-series WE3. The story follows the journey of We3, a squad of three prototype “animal weapons,” as they flee captivity. The group consists of a dog, “Bandit” a.k.a. “1”; a cat, “Tinker” a.k.a. “2”; and a rabbit, “Pirate” a.k.a. “3”, who were all kidnapped from a nearby city and encased in robotic armor. They were also given a limited ability to speak through skull implants. Their body armor fields numerous weapons, including mine laying devices, machine guns and razor claws. As always, the

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week (tonight) on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at the first volume of Kurt Busiek’s Astro City: The Dark Age. Today Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970’s, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find

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Dynamite EntertainmentFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at Dynamite Entertainment’s Zorro. Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner and Mike Mayhew! The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla! As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without

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artArt Appreciation Moment of the DayContestFeaturedFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

Some weeks, the Major Spoilers Art Appreciation Moment of the Day follows a theme, while other weeks, it is completely random.  Last week (August 16- 21, 2009) we ran art that indeed did have a theme, we just didn’t tell you what it was. Now is your chance to guess to win the first three volumes of the Tank Girl trade paperbacks.  Go back and give a look-see at the entries from last week (August 16 – 21, 2009), and see if you can figure out the theme.  When you think you have it correct, send an email to contest@majorspoilers.com

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From the EditorTrade PaperbackY: The Last Man

We talked, you listened, then asked for more.  During our last discussion of Y: The Last Man, we mentioned if listeners were interested, we’d continue our discussion of the series.  This week, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a look at Y: The Last Man, Volume 2 collected hardcover trade. From the Wiki 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

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Action FiguresDCMattelToys

We’re dumping a lot of DC Universe action figure news on you today – we probably would have been able to space them apart if Mattel would actually send us an email once in a while (hint, hint).  Anyway, according to the Matty Collector Facebook page, the latest wave of Crisis figures goes on sale today (August 17, 2009) that feature Barry Allen, the Psycho Pirate, Monitor, and Supergirl ready for her closeup.

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Major SpoilersTitan BooksTrade Paperback

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Tank Girl from Titan Books. From the Wiki As the name suggests, Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centers on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic’s style was heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips were frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The strip features

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DCFrom the EditorMajor SpoilersWarren Ellis

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Transmetropolitan Volume 1 from Vertigo Comics. Amazon description: In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients — humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider’s interview with the Transients’ leader gets him a scoop he didn’t bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men’s room. As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like

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art

We’ve had the pleasure of reading Jason Martin’s Super Real comic book, and during our convention sketch themed Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, we found Jason’s Lara Croft sketch he did for his convention sketchbook last year.

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Mike Deodato Jr.quote of the weekVideoWolverine

Mike Deodata had a really great quote the other day that I wanted to share with everyone. I got an email from a young comic artist wanabee who wanted to know how old I was when I started working at Marvel, so that he could have an idea how long it would take for him to break in, as well. He was feeling already too old. He’s nineteen. I told him that age doesn’t matter. One of the worst artists I know of started at Marvel when he was 20. One of the best artists I know of — Hal

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