The Preacher Podcast

In this issue: The Fastest Man Alive gets a producer! The Martians are due on Maple Street, and they’ve brought your daddy’s ass-watch! The future is upon us, but for some reason everybody sounds different! Plus: Creatures what are beautiful! Powers which are super! Heroes what are knocking boots! Sure and I’ve come to drain your wee blood, then! And finally, an internet troll who’s not a racist assclown. All this and more, as we say goodbye to 2009 and say hello to… the rest of 2009! The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!


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This week the Major Spoilers Crew give their quick shot thoughts on the San Diego Comic Con, Green Lantern: First Flight, the voiceless Futurama, Geoff Johns and the Flash movie, and Willem Defoe as Tars Tarkas.

Beautiful Creatures #1
Written: Kurtis Wiebe
Pencils: Ash Jackson
Publication Date: 2009-09-23
They say we all have a monster lurking inside of us.
Four beautiful college girls uncover their secret passengers – mythic creatures of a long dead age. The surfacing of their true nature hurls them into a hidden world of awakening magic, wonder and monsters.

Herogasm #3 review

Penciller/Inker: JOHN McCREA
The Occasional Death At Herogasm Isn’t That Unusual, But How One Member Of Fantastico Checks Out Is Nothing Short Of Spectacular. In The Resultant Chaos The Boys Make Their Move- On A Target That May Not Be All He Seems. Hughie, Meanwhile, Runs Smack Into Black Noir In The Worst Possible Way, While Jack From Jupiter Spills A Few More Secrets To A-Train. And Speaking Of Secrets, What Does The Man From Vought-American Want With Vic The Veep…?

Penciller/Inker: EDGAR SALAZAR (Main Story), DOUG KLAUBA (Special Origin Story)

The Next Exciting Chapter Of Dynamite Entertainment’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS Is Here! Overseen Again By Ross, Who Plots And Art Directs The Entire PROJECT SUPERPOWERS Universe, Writer Jim Krueger Returns For Chapter Two, As The Pair Of All-Star Creators Are Joined For The Series By Edgar (DEATH DEFYING ‘DEVIL) Salazar! The New Series Is Faster, More Intense, And The WORLD IS AT STAKE!

We’re fortunate enough to have access to a plethora of comics at the Stately Spoiler Manor, but that doesn’t mean we’re loaded.  Sometimes one comic is needed more than others, and a tight budget might dictate what we take home, and what stays behind.  Which brings us to the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!
What is the absolute limit to your weekly comic book spending?

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

Preacher Vol. 1
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 so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Despite its superficial perversity, this book contains what may be the most moral character in mainstream comics. A cult hit in the making. Fans of Quentin Tarantino take note.

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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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...


    • If it takes $5 for Torq to do a review, would you take $10 for him not to do a review? I much prefer Matthew.

      Heh… The biggest problem that I have is this: I wasn’t sure that Torq could read before that review. :) And he certainly wasn’t verbally equipped to have the kind of discussion I wanted to do when we talked about the Boys.

  1. Gone, gone the form of Matt,
    And rise the ogre with a hat!

    Incidentally, I am terribly sorry if I offended anyone with my comment about Victoria,…having discerned that she was involved with Brian, and read Rodrigo’s comment about multpile Brians, I made a Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” reference which, unfortunately, is not as recognisable out of Britain. To explain, the film culminates in a crucifixion scene in which everyone pretends to be Brian in order to escape – hence the line “I’m Brian And So’s My Wife!”

    Victoria was really lovely on the Podcast, funny and intelligent, and I wouldn’t dream of making fun of her relationship troubles. I imagine that in that context I must have sounded like a dick. I apologise for that also, to both her and Brian.

  2. I guess Matthew enjoys saying my name now that he knows he pronounced it correctly (no help from Rodrigo I assume!). My kids are loving the dedications. Careful there, you may be influencing the next generation of fans!! To all Major Spoiler fans … you get a good deal for the $$ donated!! (<- cheap plug)

    Coincidentally I have just recently read the first TP for ‘Preacher’ and agree with the discussion in the podcast. Not an easy read and somewhat disturbing in a “don’t look at the crash victims” kind of way.

    Keep up the good work…

  3. Learning that Preacher is written by an Itishmsn puts a different perspective on that issue in “All Hell’s A-Comin'” which is half Jesse and Tulip coming back together, half Tulip’s bff finding love with a eunuch and all a tribute to “Fairytale of New York”…which is all about two Irish lovers in NY arguing.

  4. Stephen: Very cool. I guess I may have been a little bit disoriented after listening to over 100 episodes over two weeks and may have added one too many zeroes to the amount I donated :-)

    Kidding. This show/wbesite is definitely worth it. Spread the word!

  5. Like you guys, I thought Arseface was a horrible caricature. I was wrong. Turns out that’s pretty much exactly what you look like after being shot in the face. Connie Culp recently underwent a successful face transplant after her husband shot her: Before and after the surgery.

  6. I remember the makeup test for Arseface a few years ago during one of the first tries at bringing it to the small screen.

    I have all of the trades including the TPB of collected covers by Fabry. Makes me want to dive into that and read them all again.

  7. Hey, I’m trying to listen to the podcast and it’s giving me a message saying “file not found”. Is this just me and if it is how do I fix it?

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