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This issue:Dr. Peter Coogan returns to the program to talk about upcoming comic conferences, as well as a discussion as to why NBC’s Heroes, is not a superhero show. Also, Stephen Schleicher and Dr. Coogan continue to explore the topic of superheroes as modern mythology. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_143.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Find more from Peter Coogan at http://comicsstudies.wordpress.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

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HeroesNBC

If you were wondering what Ernie Hudson has been doing since HBO’s OZ ended, the answer seemed pretty boring until the announcement that the actor is joining NBC’s Heroes this season.  The storyline is being kept under wraps, but we have learned that Hudson will play Captain Lubbock, a Baltimore detective. The upcoming fourth season of “Heroes” introduces a major new mythology about a traveling carnival of people with special powers run by a charismatic but evil Earth-moving ringleader (Robert Knepper). And let’s not forget the potential girl loves girl storyline with that Hayden girl. via THR

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Image ComicsPress Release

Press Release 25 March 2009 (Berkeley, CA) – Image Comics, Nathan Edmondson and Christian Ward reveal the secret life of the gods through the eyes of the Brothers Gemini in OLYMPUS, an all-new full color ongoing series beginning this May! “Christian Ward and I created OLYMPUS as a barrel of powder, and along came the good folks at Image with the match,” Edmondson said.  “To see our living vision presented to the world by such an excellent and widely-received publisher is an honor.” OLYMPUS begins with the Brothers Gemini, 3,000 years after Zeus has granted them eternal life in exchange

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TelevisionVideo

I know a lot of you don’t watch Fringe, but it is a pretty good show, when you get into the mythology of everything.  It really is becoming the new X-Files.  I really dug the Observer episode that featured a bald-headed guy that just so happens to have been around at major events in the characters lives.  But careful observers of the show may have noticed the Observer in nearly every episode of the series since it began. Bizarre! I now have a new watching/drinking game for my Friday nights (that’s when I watch the show – what? You watch

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Image ComicsSpawn

If you ever wanted to dive deep into the secrets of Image Comics Spawn, check out Spawn: Book of the Dead from Steve Niles, and David Hine.  The tome is 104 pages in length, and arrives December 3, 2008.

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HeroesNBC

Another week, and another week of tumbling ratings for NBC’s Heroes.  Once on of the best rated show on television (can you believe it was only a short two years ago?), Heroes has slumped into the red warning zone following Monday night’s ratings. Not to gawk at the overturned semi-truck on the freeway, but that “Heroes” number is startling — a series low by far (as is “Chuck”) and marking the drama’s third week of decline. “Heroes” was NBC’s strongest scripted series the past couple years and its now fading quickly. It’s a clear problem without a clear solution. Episodes

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