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Major SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcast

Here it is the celebratory 100th issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast! This bonus sized edition (yup, it’s a long one) includes live call-ins from listeners of the show and fans of the site. It was a lot of fun chatting with everyone and we really appreciate everyone around the world who stayed up way past their bedtime to join in on the fun. We gave away a lot of prizes during the show, and for those who couldn’t make the live event, listen carefully after the intro and you’ll find out how to win a copy of Neil Gaiman’s

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Diamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of the top 300 comics for the month ending March 2009.   DC’s Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 sold well, but not enough to beat Dark Avengers #3 and New Avengers #51 (both Dark Reign tie-ins).  It, Justice League of America #31, and Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23 were the only non-Marvel titles in the Top Ten for the month, which means, once again, Marvel took the month with a 47% hold on the direct market. As reported a few days ago, IDW Publishing had a nice run for

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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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Dark Horse ComicsPress ReleaseTerminator

Press Release In 1990, at the start of the boom of licensed comics, Dark Horse began publishing Terminator. Now, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the first Terminator film, Dark Horse is excited to announce the return of all new Terminator material for a whole new generation of fans!

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BatmanBirds of PreyChuck DixonDCGrant MorrisonNightwingRobinRumor

Well this can’t be good if it is true. Newsarama is reporting Robin, Nightwing, and Birds of Prey will all be ending their series in February 2009.  Is this because of the Morrison RIP Batman title, or something else?  It can’t be sales, because Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and many other titles sell a lot fewer issues than these big supporting Batman tie-ins titles. If the rumors of Robin being somehow behind R.I.P., that could explain why Chuck Dixon left the series in a very bizarre fashion, and why the Robin series may be coming to an end.  Nightwing ended

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DCGearHero HistoryLegion of Super HeroesReview

Or – “Robot ROLL CALL!“ The concept of “the bright and shiny future” is the key behind the popularity of the Legion over the years, but what that future entails has changed with each decade.  What started as a bunch of squeaky-clean teens in an upturned rocket ship had to evolve with the changing times, as the kids of the Legion and the readership aged.  When the Legion was rebooted in the 1990’s, the strange future where everybody was clean-cut and had a nice stable family upbringing had finally been thrown aside, and we got to see the Legionnaires recast

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AvengersBlack PantherMarvelSecret InvasionSkrullapaloozaSneak Peek

Even if Matthew is not a big fan of all the Secret Invasion tie-ins, the complete Skrull invasion can’t be told without spilling into “a few” additional issues. Marvel has sent Major Spoilers two sneak peeks that tie directly into Secret Invasion – Avengers: The Initiative #16 and Black Panther #40.

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DCFinal CrisisReprintVariant

DC Comics has announced that two Final Crisis tie-in titles have sold out at the distributor level.  To make sure there are plenty of copies available at your local comic shop, the company has decided to send Final Crisis: Requiem and Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge #1 back to press. Each will be getting a new variant cover that build on the Final Crisis banner theme.

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DCTrailertrinity

Are you ready for another weekly series? [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Ft4MlEduJQ[/youtube] DC’s new weekly series TRINITY explodes in an extra-sized debut issue featuring art by fan-favorite Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Art Thibert with lead stories and dialogue by Kurt Busiek (SUPERMAN, ASTRO CITY)! The lead feature explores the unusual bond — and importance — of DC’s top three characters, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as a mysterious dream links them together and may prophesy important changes in their trinity! I’m hoping Trinity is a much different weekly than either Countdown or 52. 52 was great as it was a self contained story,

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Captain MarvelMarvelMs MarvelSecret InvasionSkrullapaloozaTrade Paperback

If you have been listening to the Major Spoilers Podcast, you know I’m not a big Marvel reader, but I sure am excited about the Secret Invasion. The problem is, I didn’t get in on all the lead up issues so I might be missing out on some important plot points. Take for example, Captain Marvel #4 and #5 and Ms. Marvel #25, which Marvel claims are “crucial tie-ins” to Skrullapalooza 2008. The good news is, instead of reprinting each issue individually, Marvel is collecting the three issues in a single reprint one-shot.

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GamingHeroclixWiz Kids Games

WizKids has announced it has sold out its entire Crisis inventory in the U.S. and Canada. Because of the scarcity, WizKids will be importing a limited number of booster packs from Europe, but after those are gone, the worldwide supply of the game figures will be gone. “We are pleased and surprised with the outstanding results of the sale of Crisis,” said Joe Hauck, WizKids® executive vice president. “Diamond and Alliance sold in two weeks what historically would have sold over the course of four months. The tie-ins between this HeroClix set and the rich DC Comics storylines created a

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