Major Spoilers Podcast #38

This time ‘round: The Right Hand of DOOM! Monkeys in Spandex! Wee Hughie In Theatres! Who Brought Up Chuck? Theme songs, theme songs, theme songs… Somebody’s getting a statue! Stephen’s got a hero in his front pocket for yooou! And Terra’s big brother steps up to the plate in a pretty big way, as Stephen is finally happy that SOMETHING is older than him, it’s our .38 special, so hold on loosely, you’re back where you belong, we’re all caught up in you…

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Chuck back for full season

The Boys headed for theaters

The DK2 Statue Winner is announced

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Marvel Apes #1
The Story: Flingin’ feces, True Believer– the entire Marvel Universe has gone APE!
Just when he thinks life can’t get any worse or weirder, Marty Blank – a.k.a. that lovable loser, the Gibbon — finds himself and the brilliant-and-beautiful Dr. Fiona Fitzhugh transported to a world where monkeys rule and humans don’t exist!
SEE the spectacular simian city of Monkhattan!
MEET the hominoid heroes and villains – SPIDER-MONKEY! DOC OOK! IRON MANDRILL! SIMIAN TORCH! THE APE-VENGERS! And more!
THRILL to the return of Speedball!

CONTAINS No-Ads, as we are thrilled to present you backup tales exploring the Apeiverse!
LEARN the dark secret of the primate planet!
WORRY that the fate of the entire universe is in the hands of the Gibbon!
Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story – just the most not-to-be-missed mini-series of the season! If you only buy one (well, two) comics this month about super-powered, intelligent apes-in-capes, it must be MARVEL APES!
Rated T+ …$3.99

DC UNIVERSE: Last Will and Testament
Written by Brad Meltzer; Art and covers by Adam Kubert and John Dell
New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) makes his return to the DC Universe — and superstar artist Adam Kubert (ACTION COMICS) is riding shotgun!

The final battle is quickly approaching. How do the heroes of the DCU prepare for the end? Whom do they approach and say goodbye to before they make the ultimate sacrifice? Featuring the entire DC Universe, Meltzer takes us deep into the hearts and psyches of our heroes. It’s the day before you die. What would you do?

TOY REVIEW: Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes
Long time collectors and newcomers alike will scramble to get their hands on these collectible figures. With bold colors and dramatic detail, this line features your favorites along with a whole army of heroes and villains. For the first time, DC Comics figures are offered in the 3 3/4-inch tall scale, providing collectors a new scale to collect their favorite heroes and villains.

If you were trapped in the far far future, who would you rather provide your healthcare? It’s time to have the battle of the healthcare systems as Dr. McCoy takes on Dr. Zoidberg.
A) McCoy
B) Zoidberg

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. My first comment on the site…Hoorray for Zoidy !

    I don’t think I’ll be reading Marvel Apes…it’s not a risk I’m willing to take. Ape alternate version of Spider-Woman (or any comic babe, btw)…the horror…the horror.

    Anyway, I have voted for Zoidberg too. And yes, he has a first and even middle name : it’s John A. Zoidberg.

    Personally, I absolutely loved Last Will and Testament : it has such powerful moments, very emotional moments (poor Kory…I remember Titans-of-Tomorrow-Flamebird telling her she had a great future with Nightwing…poor Kory), a very nice fight (after all, it’s Deathstroke), and there is just a wonderful character management, with a very touching Geo-Force. The guy throws a fit that moves a mountain three inches, then is just broken by Slade (and not just because there are swords in his legs)…and that last moment when Black Lightning congratulates him on not giving up, when you know he actually has tried to kill himself…That’s some flawed, human, vulnerable portrayal. Just great.

    But I’m just a sucker for any Brad Meltzer story. That and I really like Geo-Force, for the same reason I like Aquaman : I’ve got a soft spot for c-list and royalty characters. And it’s Adam Kubert for the win. Not to mention that last Hal Jordan moment : “Its the end of the world ? Ok, I’ll see you tomorrow”…Ok, I’ll stop with Brad Meltzer.

    Great podcast, I was waiting for another Hellboy review since you did the Crooked Man #1 ; that was very nice. Btw, I think you get to see those space guys who monitor the Ogdruu Jahad again. In Conqueror Worm, I think there is one of them, dying in Hunte Castle. Anyway.

    Great job, I look forward to a BPRD review, and I’ll be sure to come back for the podcast next week.

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