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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Preacher Volume 1 from DC Comics. Amazon description: Here’s a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it’s the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal accident, you can’t watch but you can’t turn away. The story follows an ex-preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God’s abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend (a vampire) to find God

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a peek at the first arc of Ed Brubaker’s Immortal Iron Fist from Marvel Comics. Amazon Description Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun’ Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass – the garb of the “Immortal Iron Fist” – and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? The answer to those questions will stun both him and his

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a peek at Grant Morrison’s run on the New X-Men series. From Amazon.com Sixteen million mutants dead – and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century, masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel’s mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex

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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is getting out of their element and exploring the Tintin and the Curse of the Pharaoh collection by Herge. From the Wiki Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea when they meet Dr Sarcophagus, an Egyptologist who owns a papyrus that he believes will lead him to the undiscovered tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh (a pun on kiosk, a newspaper stand). He invites Tintin to accompany him. Tintin also has an unpleasant encounter with Roberto Rastapopoulos, a wealthy businessman. As always,  the

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at DC’s Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. via DC Comics The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues the story of an early time in Batman’s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham’s protectors. Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city’s dark evolution, the

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Disney has finally come to its senses and is returning to the world of hand drawn 2D animation.  This started up a discussion around stately Spoiler Manor about all sorts of animated movies.  We’re working on a special issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast for your listening pleasure next week.  The topic is Our Favorite Animated Movies, and we want know what’s on your list. Remember: These are animated movies only, which means no television series (we’re saving that for another time).  Both 2D and 3D movies are up for grabs from anytime period and any country. As always,  the

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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a crack at the first Deluxe Edition of Vertigo Comics Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan. From the Wiki: In the series, on July 17, 2002, something (referred to as a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome — including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. The only exceptions appear to be Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. As always,  the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you.  You can use the comment

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast we dive into the Rising Stars Compendium from Top Cow Productions. Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called “Specials”) born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski’s own Joe’s Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions. As always,  the

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Crew is happy to welcome Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener of Atomic Robo to talk about the character and the brand new mini-series. Depicting the adventures of the eponymous fictional character created by 8-Bit Theater writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener, Atomic Robo began as a six issue mini-series published by Red 5 Comics starting in October 2007. It was nominated in the “Best Limited Series” category of the 2008 Eisner Awards. The first six issues of the series have been collected as Atomic Robo Volume 1: Atomic Robo and the

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What film caused Alan Moore to spit vile venom at H’wood, and cause Sean Connery to retire from acting forever?  It’s the “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, of course (hint: it was right there in the title of this post).  While the movie version might be touched on, the Major Spoilers Crew plan on diving into the first volume of the Alan Moore series in the next Major Spoilers Podcast. From the Wiki! According to Moore, the initial concept behind the series was initially a “Justice League of Victorian England” but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ve got a double dose of fun as JM DeMatteis stops by to talk about his brand new series The Life and Times of Savior 28.  Also stopping by in the second half of the show is Scott Johnson from ExtraLife to join us in our discussion of all things Star Trek. Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. The Star Trek fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry is the setting of six television series including the original 1966 Star Trek, in addition to ten feature films with

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew takes a peek at the recently released all ages comic; the New Brighton Archeological Society. Out of the ashes of misfortune will rise the next generation of great adventurers! After their parents are lost on an archeological expedition, four children begin to unlock the secrets of their parents’ mysterious lives, discovering a hidden world of mystical artifacts, mythical creatures, and arcane knowledge. Soon they find themselves drawn into a conflict over a great library that has kept two kingdoms at war for centuries, the children must save an enchanted

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew welcomes Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comic Studies to talk about adaptations in all their forms.  From Watchmen to Classics Illustrated and even adaptations from film to comics, what works and what doesn’t, is up for grabs during the show. 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 send it as an MP3 file in an

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For some reason, the Major Spoilers Crew veered off into talking about the Dark Crystal, and decided to examine the 27 year old film that has gained a huge cult following on the next podcast. The Dark Crystal is a cult 1982 fantasy film directed by puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, creators of The Muppet Show. Although still marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than previous material created by them. Characters for which they are famous do not appear, but some of the same performers are used. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking

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