The Dark Victory Podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers crew chat up Dark Victory, ponder the position of EIC, and give a average rating to a bunch of comics. All this, plus the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week.


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You’re the EIC: DC Comics – Thoughts

The winner of the Major Spoilers 100th Issue Extravaganza podcast is announced during the show. You can check out the correct answers here.

A listener writes in to ask about Cthulhu and where to start reading the HP Lovecraft mythos.

Witchblade/The Darkness/Angelus: Blood on the Sands
(W) Philip W. Smith 
(A) Sheldon Mitchell, Admira Wijaya and Tom Grindberg 
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universe’s Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Admira Wijaya (Hercules) and Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders).

Green Lantern Corps. #37
Written by Peter J. Tomas
Art and Cover by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman
Variant Cover by Rodolfo Migliari

The penultimate “Emerald Eclipse” chapter is upon us as the breakout on Oa leads to vast devastation and death across the planet. As the War of Light rages, do Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, Kilowog and the rest of the Corps have the willpower to quell the riot and overcome the napalm-spewing Red Lanterns and the fear-spreading Sinestro Corps?


Something sinister has been unleashed into the life of young pulp writer H.P. Lovecraft. His wretched dream of monsters and murder has come true! It can’t be coincidence… It can’t be merely that he’s begun a fast descent into madness… Two men are dead! Can Lovecraft stop the deadly beasts that seem to slip from his subconscious into the real world before the police discover that the trail of blood leads directly to his doorstep….

Marvel dropped the pebble in the pool this week, with the announcement that Steve Rogers would be the latest hero to pass through Death’s Revolving Door and make his return in Captain America: Reborn.

While it may not have been a huge surprise, thanks to Marvel’s numerous efforts to tease the return, it did cause quite a stir among the comic book fans. Which brings us to the latest Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!

What do you think of Steve Rogers’ return?
* Super excited!
* It’s too soon!
* Death’s Revolving Door strikes again – I’ll pass.
* I’ll believe it, when I see it!
* What’s a Steve Rogers? I don’t read or care about Captain America

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

Batman: Dark Victory
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 Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city’s greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the seeming return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batman’s previous investigation of Holiday’s killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holiday’s crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth?

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About Author

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. @Matthew: You get up all in my “Grill” about using “Wonder Beeyotch” and then you go and use the disgusting old guy voice from “Family Guy” to make a Cthulhu reference in the funniest and grossest way possible to insult the name of the great Cthulhu himself. Now who’s being disrespectful?

    We can all be disrespectful – this is the entire point of the Internet.

    • @Matthew: You get up all in my “Grill” about using “Wonder Beeyotch” and then you go and use the disgusting old guy voice from “Family Guy” to make a Cthulhu reference in the funniest and grossest way possible to insult the name of the great Cthulhu himself. Now who’s being disrespectful?

      We can all be disrespectful – this is the entire point of the Internet

      While you do have a point (although the comparison between Wonder Woman and C’thulu is shaky) my mockery was aimed at a cartoon pedophile, and did not contain a slur on an entire gender. Your mileage may vary…

  2. I thought the point of the Internet was to make us LOOK like we’re being disrespectful to someone despite the fact that they are hundreds of miles away and richer than we are and do not read our web pages?

  3. Actually the point of the internet was originaly to allow university professors to share research information. The more you know, and knowing is half the battle! :-)

  4. Oh – by the by, sorry if I sounded too chomping-at-the-bit vitriolic. It’s been an odd week, and Loeb is a good target for my ire, given his more recent works…

  5. Salieri- Patron Saint of mediocraty: Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, & Donna Troy , even Wonder Tot all read your web pages and responses. They told me so last night while I was naked watching a spider crawl down the bust of Bea Arthur. It made me feel all tingley inside.
    They don’t read corey’s because well because.

    Stephen, Matthew, & Rodrigo:
    I am sorry to see that you missed one relationship and that was of the crime in the city. More than an evolution of Batman, Robin, or Harvey Dent, this story represented the changing times from a Mod influenced Crime in the city to a costumed freak influenced crime, and how it influenced everyone.

    It would be interesting if Roxxas took out Blok in Legion of 3 Worlds # 5

  6. Oh, I knew that part, Ricco – but it’s only half the story…

    “And concluding this segment on Quantum physics, here’s a picture of a kitten getting into a box with a lump of radium.”

    “That’s a rather nice picture. What an expression!”

    “Yes, rather…it feels almost as if he’s…Laughing Out Loud.”

    “Probably radiation poisoning.”

    “Most likely. The next picture has him Rolling On The Floor. In severe agony.”

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