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From the EditorMajor SpoilersTintin

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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AnimationMovies

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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DCMajor SpoilersTrade PaperbackY: The Last Man

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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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

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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Atomic RoboMajor Spoilers

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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Brad MeltzerDCFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

Listeners play a huge role in the Major Spoilers Podcast. Whether it is clarifying points, providing content for the show, or just making a suggestion for a topic discussion, we love each and everyone of you.  This week on the show, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a suggestion from one of the Major Spoilers Legion and reviewing Brad Meltzer’s Identity Crisis from DC Comics. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved,

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Major Spoilers

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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Major Spoilers

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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Major Spoilers

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew is taking a look at the Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic Scott Pilgrim series. The series is about 24-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker, hero, wannabe-rockstar, who is living in Toronto and playing bass in the band “Sex Bob-Omb.” He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona V. Flowers, but must defeat her seven “evil ex-boyfriends” in order to date her. 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)

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew tackles the subject of Sex in Comics – not sex on comics, because, well, we keep falling off (ba-dum-bum). What do you think of the portrayal of sex in the funny books?  What should be allowed, what shouldn’t? How far is too far? What comics feature the best and the worst on the subject?  It’s a topic that is deep, and one we’ll attempt to tackle. 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

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From the EditorMajor SpoilersMarvelmarvelsTrade Paperback

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew dives into Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Marvel Comics brings back Busiek and Ross’s fully painted retelling of key moments in the birth of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander. 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 email to podcast@majorspoilers.com. We record the new show Tuesday

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Major SpoilersTrade Paperback

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will be reviewing the Hybrid trade paperback from Studio 407: When four friends decide to rent a schooner for the day, everything is smooth sailing until they encounter a derelict ship adrift in the ocean – a massive trawler that looks as if it had been dragged from the bottom of the sea.  When they spot a frightened little girl waving at them from the bow, they have no choice but to investigate.  As they get closer to the ship, they discover that the girl is not alone, and that a

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

Next week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew is breaking down the best and worst comic book and pop culture moments of 2008. Does the Dark Knight make the cut?  Which list will Dan DiDio land on?  What about Secret Invasion and Final Crisis?  What other moments struck the show’s hosts as they look back on what happened over the past 12 months? As you know, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without feedback 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

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ContestDVDIndiana Jones

There is still plenty of time for you to enter the Major Spoilers Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD Contest before it closes Tuesday night. To enter all you need to do is listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast #16: The Indy Podcast and follow the directions. A couple of hints: 1) The contest rules and directions are located at the end of the show. You should probably listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast #15 as well. Let’s get those entries in for this fabulous prize.

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