msp665This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Our first reactions to #rebirth, our love for Rat Queens, The Adventures of Supergirl #3, Justice League: Cosmic Clash, The Muppets on ABC, and Squadron Supreme #4.

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The Adventures of Supergirl (2016-) #3
Writer: Sterling Gates
Artist: Bengal
Rampage is about to take her revenge on Kara Danvers-but can Supergirl count on her sister to save the day?

Rating: ★★★★☆

(W) James Robinson
(A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Alex Ross
Things Get Weird!

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Muppets is an American television comedy series that premiered on September 22, 2015 on ABC. Co-created by Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, the series is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio, with Randall Einhorn and Muppet performer Bill Barretta serving as executive producers alongside Prady and Kushell.

The series is set in Los Angeles and depicts the everyday personal and professional lives of The Muppets during production of Up Late with Miss Piggy; a fictional late-night talk show starring Miss Piggy and airing on ABC after Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The Muppets serves as a parody of other mockumentary-style series, such as Modern Family, Parks and Recreation and The Office, by employing the same single-camera setup filming style with the implication of a documentary crew filming everyone.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

The brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League
[rating 5/5]


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Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

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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. Frederick Pagliarulo on

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode! This is the first time you’ll be reviewing a comic that I’ve actually read, lol! Don’t worry, I listen diligently to your reviews with fascination despite not being a comic reader in general. I’ve picked up a few comics, like Autumnlands in response to your podcast. Thanks for the great show.

  2. I listened to the podcast today. You guys talked up Rat Queens so much I bought the first two trade before the show was over.
    And yes, I used the amazon link.

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