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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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comic conventionDynamite EntertainmentWizard World

Wizard World Philly is going on this weekend, and here’s a rundown of the announcements Dynamite Entertainment made at the show today.

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Boom StudiosIrredeemableMark Waid

Boom! Studios has announced readers can pick up the first volume of Mark Waid’s Irredeemable for a mere $9.99, and then pick up issue #5 for only 99-cents.  That’s five comics for eleven bucks! “BOOM! has always been about getting comics into the hands of fans,” said BOOM! Studios Director of Marketing and Sales Chip Mosher. “IRREDEEMABLE has been a huge hit and this is our chance for fans to get caught up with the whole series for just 11 bucks. No one in their right mind will be missing out on this deal!” Irredeemable volume 1 and issue #5

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SolicitationsThe DarknessTop CowTrade Paperback

Top Cow Productions has announced it is finally collecting the first six issues of the first volume of The Darkness and offering them in trade. The Darkness Origins Volume 1 tells the story of how mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he inherited the power of The Darkness.  Readers will learn how the elemental force of The Darkness gives Estacado access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. This volume collects the origin of Estacado as the current bearer of The Darkness, and introduces classic characters such as

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Atomic RoboMajor SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcastRed 5 Comics

This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew welcome Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener to the show for a cover to cover discussion of Atomic Robo volume 3, number 1. 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 Fightin’ Scientists of

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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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Image ComicsSpawnTrade Paperback

Check out these elements from the upcoming Spawn Origins, Volume 1 collection arriving next week.  There is a new trade dress, that gives some indication as to the direction all of Image Comics trades will take. via Image Comics

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Image ComicsTrade Paperback

Image Comics has announced Jason Pearson’s Body Bags: Father’s Day will be collected in a new trade this June. “I’m very happy to see the FATHER’S DAY trade paperback in print after so many years,” Pearson said. “People have been asking for this collection for a while now, and after the success of the BODY BAGS: ONE SHOT, the timing is finally right.   There are lots of new Mack and Panda fans that are just discovering these characters and they need access to the story that started it all.” The origin story collects the origin story of Mack and how

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ContestCosplayMajor Spoilers

It was a very close contest, with Bizarro and Two-Face coming in at a tie by the end of public voting on Tuesday.  The tie was decided in a manner that Two-Face would have appreciated – by a coin toss.  Matthew and I called it in the air, and by a vote of 419 to 418, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the winner of the 2nd Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest…after the jump.

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ContestMajor Spoilers

I’ve received a few emails from those saying they need a few more days to get their costume together for the Second Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest, so I’m extending the deadline for anyone to enter until October 25, 2008. The Prize: The Hellboy Animated Maquette and Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1. Here are the rules: Dress up in your favorite comic book, video game, manga, anime, pop culture costume Take several pictures of yourself in costume Take at least one picture of yourself in your street clothes Send those pictures to contest@majorspoilers.com by October 25, 2008. Sit back and

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Major SpoilersThe DarknessTop CowTrade Paperback

Major Spoilers had a few minutes to talk with Matt Hawkins, President and Chief Operating Officer of Top Cow Productions, about the announcement the company was releasing the Darkness: Accursed Volume 1 trade paperback for $4.99. Major Spoilers: How do you respond to those who say, “I’ve wasted my money when I could have waited for the trade?” Matt Hawkins: I say, “No you didn’t.”  You got to read it a lot earlier than everyone else did.  You got something that has some [lasting] value.   For me, when I get a trade, I often find I’m a year behind…” Matt

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MoviesOni Press

According to Variety, Universal Pictures has purchased the rights to Oni Press’ The Last Call graphic novel series by Vasilis Lolos.  The story centers around two teens who unintentionally wind up on an interdimensional soul carrier train, and must figure a way out to get back to the real world. The Last Call is a series of graphic novels, but there is no word if the movie will be a single feature or a franchise of pictures.  I haven’t read Last Call, Volume 1, but I have just ordered it from the Major Spoilers Amazon Page. This is the fourth

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Major SpoilersPodcastTrade Paperback

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast (new show debuts Wednesday’s), the panel will take an in depth look at the first run of the Ultimates from Marvel. A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle

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