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FeaturedFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, a listener calls in to pose a question to the Major Spoilers Crew: Are comic book characters this generations modern myths in the way that Hercules, Zeus and the rest were to the olden age?  Comic book characters do appear to fill out the role, but is it true or just a bunch of junk? 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

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From the EditorPreacher

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew examine the continuing adventures of Jesse Custer in the pages of Garth Ennis’ Preacher v2: Until the End of the World. The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past–a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse’s monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions. As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you. You can

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BatmanFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

For those paying close attention to Batman: Blackest Night, the appearance of Deacon Joseph Blackfire may have you puzzled. The Deacon and his followers appeared in Batman – The Cult, which will be the focus of discussion during the trade paperback section of the next Major Spoilers Podcast. Batman must stop the army of the homeless recruited by the mysterious Deacon Blackfire in this classic title illustrated by master horror artist Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of the “Swamp Thing”. Deacon Blackfire, charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, seemingly uses the city’s homeless to fight crime. But Blackfire

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From the EditorGrant MorrisonMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a crack at Grant Morrison’s three issue mini-series WE3. The story follows the journey of We3, a squad of three prototype “animal weapons,” as they flee captivity. The group consists of a dog, “Bandit” a.k.a. “1”; a cat, “Tinker” a.k.a. “2”; and a rabbit, “Pirate” a.k.a. “3”, who were all kidnapped from a nearby city and encased in robotic armor. They were also given a limited ability to speak through skull implants. Their body armor fields numerous weapons, including mine laying devices, machine guns and razor claws. As always, the

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week (tonight) on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at the first volume of Kurt Busiek’s Astro City: The Dark Age. Today Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970’s, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find

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Dynamite EntertainmentFrom the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at Dynamite Entertainment’s Zorro. Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner and Mike Mayhew! The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla! As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without

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From the EditorTrade PaperbackY: The Last Man

We talked, you listened, then asked for more.  During our last discussion of Y: The Last Man, we mentioned if listeners were interested, we’d continue our discussion of the series.  This week, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a look at Y: The Last Man, Volume 2 collected hardcover trade. From the Wiki One Small Step (issues #11–17) In Oldenbrook, Kansas, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann help a Russian woman named Natalya Zamyatintwo male and one female astronauts forced to return to Earth after being trapped on the International Space Station the day the plague hit.  recover Comedy & Tragedy

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Major SpoilersTitan BooksTrade Paperback

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Tank Girl from Titan Books. From the Wiki As the name suggests, Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centers on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic’s style was heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips were frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The strip features

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DCFrom the EditorMajor SpoilersWarren Ellis

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 — 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

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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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From the Editorimmortal iron fistIron FistMajor SpoilersTrade Paperback

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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From the EditorGrant MorrisonMajor SpoilersMarvelNew X-Men

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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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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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

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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