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!
Crackerjack: The motormouthed acrobat who dresses like Evel Kneivel, one of the first Astro City characters we ever met, way back in 1995… How do passing years affect the life of a superhero in Astro City? Your Major Spoilers review of Astro City #18 awaits! Crackerjack: The motormouthed acrobat who dresses like Evel Kneivel, one of the first Astro City characters we ever met, way back in 1995… How do passing years affect the life of a superhero in Astro City? Your Major Spoilers review of Astro City #18 awaits! ASTRO CITY #18 Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Brent Eric Anderson Colorist: Alex
Bodies #1 was a wonderfully intriguing mystery surrounding the same dead body being found throughout time in the same street of London. Murder, mystery and a secret society all play a part in the story. Major Spoilers attempts to uncover some answers in the review of issue two. Bodies #1 was a wonderfully intriguing mystery surrounding the same dead body being found throughout time in the same street of London. Murder, mystery and a secret society all play a part in the story. Major Spoilers attempts to uncover some answers in the review of issue two. BODIES #2 Writer: Si
Welcome to Inside Astro City, a column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross. Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book. Let’s jump into issue 14!
The aquatic dystopian epic from the minds of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continues, as Dr. Archer and a team of professionals are assembled to study a new marine life form—a possible merman. The team may have gotten more than they bargained though a this merman goes on a murderous rampage. Will this title float or flounder? More after the jump!
Or – “I Used To Call My Boss The Ice Queen…” The adventures of Briar Rose and Ali Baba have only begun, but I’m already prepared to be enjoying this title for years, much as the mother Fables book itself. Will #3 live up to the standard set by the first two?
In this issue: News is discussed, comics are reviewed, a poll is taken, and listeners call in, during the live recording of the 150th issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers150.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Transmetropolitan Volume 1 from Vertigo Comics. Amazon description: In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients â€” humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider’s interview with the Transients’ leader gets him a scoop he didn’t bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men’s room. As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like
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 â€” 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,Â the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you.Â You can use the comment
I like comic book stores that really get into Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2, 2009).Â Sure, having a gigantic selection of free comics is a good idea, but those stores that bring in special guests are cranking the event up to the next level.Â Take Zeus Comics for example; the store not only has ordered 4000 comics but is bringing in some cool guests. Scott Kurtz: creator of PVP, Ding!, co-creator and writer of Truth, Justin and The American Way. Matt Sturges: writer of House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo Comics. Kristian Donaldson:
We last saw Madame Xanadu in her brief appearance in DC’s Countdown, but coming in June, readers can learn more about her many adventures as Matt Wagner (Grendel and Mage) and Amy Reeder Hadley team up to bring Madame Xanadu to Vertigo Comics. MADAME XANADU is a gothic love story between the mysterious Madame Xanadu and the Phantom Stranger. Their fraught, unconventional affair first blossoms in the final days of Camelot and develops over centuries, in the court of Kublai Khan, on the ships of Marco Polo, in Londonâ€™s notorious Whitechapel district and on the streets of Greenwich Village. The
Or – “The Vertigo Problem.” Recently, Gatekeeper Manager Deon (who doesn’t get Howard The Duck, but somehow loves XO: Manowar) explained to me his problem with Vertigo comics:Â They’re just weird for weirdness’ sake.Â I don’t know how true that assessment is, but I can clearly see the kernel of truth at the bottom of that statement.Â I love classic Swamp Thing, I have read Hellblazer religiously since day one, I have all the Sandman trade paperbacks, I even loved Shade: The Changing Man.Â But there came a point where Vertigo seemed to have found a niche, a hook, and