This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – The Purple Man! LEGO Super Heroes spoilers, Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini, Fight Like a Girl, Astro City, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, Alias Vol. 4!
Last night I had the chance to play Legendary Villains from Upper Deck. In the game, players take on the roles of villains and work to defeat the heroes in an all out brawl deck building game. It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for game play as I’ve played the super hero, the super villain, and even played with LEGO Marvel and DC Superheroes sets, which got me wondering, where do you classify yourself on the spectrum of hero to villain? VOTE!
Some of you may remember when we hinted that Boom! Studios might land the rest of the Disney lineup when the Gemstone deal ended, and Boom! was having much success with the Cars, Incredibles, and The Muppet Show Comic Book titles.Â Over the weekend it was confirmed that Boom! would indeed begin running the Disney titles this September. WALT DISNEY’S COMICS & STORIES #699 (W) Riccardo Secchi (A) Stefano Turconi One of the longest-lived, greatest comics in history comes to BOOM! Studios! A direct market event â€” the title that was host to Walt Disney’s most cherished characters that helped
It’s been a huge week for Boom! Studios, what with all the Boom! Kids announcements and news, and I’m going to bet next week will be big too, with the release of Mark Waid’s Irredeemable #1.Â Boom! Studios has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of all the issues arriving April 1, 2009.
Marvel has announced artist Carlos Pacheco is coming back to the company, and his first bit of work is a “parent” variant cover to the upcoming Secret Warriors #1. Pacheco’s cover features the chill-inducing lineup of Mr. Hyde, the Phantom Rider and Griffin. The two super villains and one ghostly “hero” represent the parental pedigree of Secret Warriors Quake, Hellfire and Yo-Yo, and the cult status of the characters proved the perfect assignment to bring Pacheco back to the Marvel U. This is the first work for Marvel by Pacheco in five years.Â Secret Warriors #1 arrives February 4, 2009.
With Dark Reign’s effects being felt throughout Marvel’s 616, who will be willing to fight back?Â Nick Fury may have the solution as he has assembled an all new crew of Secret Warriors in the form of the sons and daughters of super villains.Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Secret Warriors #1 that arrives in February, but if you want even more information on the series, and what else is going on in the Marvel Universe, check out the Agent of Nothing website (www.agentofnothing.com). Nick Fury has been leaking some information all throughout the Marvel Universe
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at titles arriving in stores on November 19, 2008.Â Take the jump for a look at the Dead Space Hardcover, Dynamo 5 #18, Firebreather #3, Invincible #55, Lucha Libre Volume 1, and the Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta Volume 1.
This time out, the Tardis loses a tenant, Heroes without head men, guys who donâ€™t die, guys you wonâ€™t die, guys who keep dying and still coming backâ€¦ Plus: Three Legions! No Waiting! Robbie walks again, but whereâ€™s Prospero? And itâ€™s a head to head battle of the crazy as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh goes head to head with the goddamn Batman in a no-holds-barred war of wacky in the wicky wooâ€¦ Letâ€™s get ready to rumbllllllleeee! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_47.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Or – “They Had Me At Hello.” Can I just say that I HATE the vertically aligned giant theme covers for Final Crisis and Final Crisis by-products?Â Not only is it nigh-impossible to get a decent cover scan, they have to cram whatever they’re trying to show you into 1/3 of a standard comics page, which compresses the visual information into a tiny little space and crams everything together.Â But enough whining.Â Legion fans and detractors alike have long complained that the logistics of a team with 25 members are impossible to coordinate, and I can certainly feel their pain.Â
I know this is short notice, but on the next Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ll be reviewing the first Omnibus of Invincible from Image Comics. Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his father’s powers! See Mark thwart super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness, as he gets the hang of all this super-heroing stuff. I know many of you have read the series, so the question for you is, what do you tell someone
Or – “Finally, We Find Out What The Deal Is With “That Little Spaceship Guy!” The Legion of Super-Heroes, throughout the decades, has taken influence from a lot of sources, and oftenÂ those influences have hadÂ as much in common with Star Trek and it’s ilk as itÂ has hadÂ with the Justice League or the Avengers.Â CertainlyÂ the 30th century setting of the team has allowed the Legion to haveÂ had more non-human members (Blok, Tellus, Gates, even Dawnstar and Wildfire are quite obviously NOT your average super-goober) than any other super-team, and today’s entrant is one of the most inhuman of all.Â Gates may
I went to see Wanted on Friday, and even though many of the themes are the same from the MIllar comic, everything else was totally off.Â From the “fate” weaving machine, to the magic bullet theory, what was really missing was the “Oh Shnike!” moments that played better in the comic. Was the movie enjoyable?Â As an action flick, yes.Â As a comic book adaptation, a big no.Â I’ve heard some grumblings that the movie was a real downer, with the bad guys winning in the end.Â In a movie filled with moral ambiguity having the lesser evil win, sat
Or – “These Days, The Government Agencies Always Go Bad…” Back in the day, the government agent was someone you could trust…Â Dick Tracy.Â Nick Fury.Â King Faraday.Â James Bond.Â The spies were always honest, and they stopped those with ignoble or antisocial points of view, for the good of America and/or Mother Britain.Â In this, the age of irony, we have seen a paradigm shift, where even Nick Fury has admitted that he’s engaged in monstrous behaviors, engaging wars, setting up innocents to be killed, and generally being a jerk.Â For a couple of years now, Invincible has been