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This issue: Mighty C’Thu’lu rests at R’yleth! Britt Reid and Kato emerge from the Black Beauty! Cliffjumper gets ready to layeth the smacketh downeth on a Hobbit (Here’s a hint: Bet on the giant robot.) Where to start collecting comics! How to stop watching anime! Why to keep up with Secret Invasion! What is up with new Hitchhiker’s Guide? The Schleicher has turned on the ‘No Smoking’ sign, so strap your tray tables up, secure all personal belongings, and please return the stewardess to her original upright position…

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Toonami No More

Stephen Chow Stars and Directs Green Hornet Movie

Artemis Fowl Scribe to Pen Next HHGTTG Book

Major Spoilers Costume Contest Announced
Here’s what you have to do:
Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 21, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st.

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Win a copy of DC’s Absolute Watchmen edition by creating the Major Spoilers Theme Song. Enter as many times as you like, the contest is open until Thanksgiving. Winner gets the latest Absolute Edition of the Watchmen when it is released.

Leviticus Cross
by Seth Hays
Leviticus Cross is a coming of age story set in a prehistoric past, in which a girl named Shadow must accept her destiny.

Mighty Avengers #18

INTRODUCING NICK FURY’S SECRET WARRIORS! Do you have what it takes to be trained by the greatest agent in the world? Well, do you? Well, you probably don’t, but thankfully he has gathered new heroes who just might!
By Secret Invasion’s Brian Bendis and Mighty Avengers new artist Khoi Pham!
Rated A …$2.99

Set sail for DEATH! Well…okay, first, unspeakably mind-bending terror on the cruise ship out of time…and then DEATH! Sorry to give away the surprise ending. Also, a sneak peek at our new companion book, FALL OF CTHULHU: GODWAR by horror scribe Michael Alan Nelson!

This week, a little something different. I had originally planned this poll to be between Shaggy and Alexander Cabot III, following last week’s Josie and the Pussycats poll, but decided to take it to the next level with THE BATTLE OF THE CASEY KASEM VOICE OVER ROLES!
A) Shaggy
B) Robin
C) Cliffjumpter
D) Groove the Cat
E) Alexander Cabot III
F) Merry Brandybuck

Major Spoilers Discussion: Where to begin
More often than not, Major Spoilers receives an email from readers to the Major Spoilers Site, or a listener to the show asking, the question; “I’ve been away from comics for a while,” or “I’m new to comics, and want to know where to begin. Any suggestions?” We’re here to present some suggestions.

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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 list of running comics that are good for new readers.
    This criteria is based upon at least one of the following:
    1. Generally Stable Concept
    2. Recognizable Characters (Even for someone in a cave for the last 50 years)\
    3. Consistant storytelling and characterizations
    4. reoccuring themes
    5. Cool or Classic Art

    My Choices in no particular order
    1. Legion of Superheroes
    2. Fantastic Four
    3. Amazing Spider-Man
    4. Thor
    5. Trinity
    6. JLA
    7. Astonishing X-Men
    8. Teen Titans
    9. Invincible
    10. Any Star Wars Property

  2. I was surprised you didn’t mention Y:The Last Man. I introduced one and a half female friends of mine to comics with it (one was already something of a Spider-Man fangirl). It’s a great story, it’s got strong female characters and is nicely drawn (nothing too fancy or experimental).

    Great show, btw.

  3. I don’t know if i was clear, but I was offering comics that are currently running. While both Y and Preacher are some of my favorites, they have both ended. When preacher was running, that was a book I used to hook people. You have to love a minister whose best friend is a drunk Irish vampire.

  4. @ Slappy: I didn’t mean you especially, but the cast as well. But thanks for answering. ;)

    I am at the second trade of Preacher atm and plan to finish it at some indefinite point in the future. :)
    While I enjoy Preacher, I wouldn’t have given it to my friend to introduce her to comics. Firstly, I think the artwork in Y is a bit noobie-friendlier (Preacher is a bit crude), and secondly, well there’s all that violence going on in Preacher.

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