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Action Labs EntertainmentDiamond Comic DistributorsSolicitationsVariant

Action Lab Entertainment has announced it has to censor covers for the upcoming Athena Voltaire because Diamond Comic Distributors says so.

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This week on the Major Spoielrs Podcast: Nazis are good for Superheroes, Archie cancels its Kickstarter, and we take a look at UFOlogy #2, Fight Club 2 #1, Resident Alien, and Chrononauts 3.

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With the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie featuring a young Magneto, I decided it was time to tackle his origin story, for behind the helm of the Master of Magnetism was, at one time, a boy. This boy experienced the Holocaust first hand, and it would shape the man he would become. Take the jump and find out if this blend of factual history, and fictional characters is worth your time.  

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A trope is a recognizable theme used in storytelling. The kidnapped princess, the final battle, the training montage, these are all tropes we have seen again and again. Usually recognition of a familiar trope is a good thing, it lets the audience know how they should feel about things and sets them up either for a satisfying conclusion or an excited twist. But what happens when a trope goes stale? When you can’t watch two hours of TV without seeing the same situation over and over, like the wriiers just emptied their cliche bladders all over the place? Some themes have suffered this fate, through excessive use now they accomplish the opposite of what the writers want, to take the viewer out of the experience. What follows is a list of tropes that I find tiresome, troubling and most of all trite.

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X-Men: Magneto Testament  hardcover is on sale now, and features extra content including end notes and a teacher’s guide for those wanting to learn more about what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany during World War II.  The premiere hardcover also contains an extra, never before published story. The Last Outrage, written by Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and illustrated by comic book luminaries Neal Adams & Joe Kubert.  Learn the true life story of Dina Babbit, a Holocaust survivor who was forced by Nazis to paint portraits during her captivity

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Best ofFeatureFeaturedMajor Spoilers

In issue #71 of the Major Spoilers Podcast, we ran down our Goats and Gods of 2008.  In one of my gods categories, I listed five comics that I enjoyed very much in 2008.  Here’s a more detailed breakdown of my faves.

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Indiana JonesMovies

I love Indiana Jones.  Love the first three movies, the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on television, and the comic books.  Just listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast about all things Indy, and it is clear nothing did more in my formative years than Dr. Jones cracking the whip, cracking wise, and cracking the heads of Nazis. While I liked Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I didn’t care for Mutt Williams (aka Shia LaDoof) one bit.  And the very hint that there might be a Mutt Williams franchise based off of this has me sick to my

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Good news for those of you that came late to the Atomic Robo party – the series is getting its first trade this June. Take the jump for the other titles shipping from Red 5 Comics in June 2008.

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