This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: We examine Wonder Woman: The Circle, Talk X-men and the Fantastic Four, and partake in a five year plan… or not. Plus Flash #23, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, KISS/Vampirella #1, and The House #4!

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Are the X-Men and Fantastic Four back?

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!

Rating: ★★★½☆

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Jon Morris
Cover for The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Meet the lesser of all evils!

Every hero needs a villain. But not all villains are dangerous—some are incompetent, comical, or just . . . weird. In his follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, author Jon Morris presents over a hundred of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains to ever see print in comics. Meet D-list rogues like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), Swarm (a crook made of bees; Nazi bees), and many more. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains affectionately and hilariously profiles oddball criminals from the history of comics.

Rating: ★★★★★

Writer: Chris Sebela
Art: Annapaola Martello
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
L.A. Is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town, including Vampirella. While Vampi goes out and hunts down monsters all across La La Land – defending humanity from evil – she’s also killing it every night on stage as a member of the all-girl rock group Witchkraft – defending rock ‘n’ roll from a dying scene. Help arrives in the form of four creatures who’ve just flown into town: The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Away from their home turf and trying to record their new album, KISS discove”rs that all their favorite L.A. bands have mysteriously broken up, disappeared, sold out, or gone crazy. Led by a driver who moonlights in the occult and haunted by satanic strangers dressed in black, KISS finds themselves drawn into a web conspiracy that threatens to kill rock ‘n’ roll itself.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Writer: Drew Zucker
Artist: Phillip Sevy
As horror besieges them from all sides, Harker finds a sliver of salvation. But is this opening deliverance or doom?

Rating: ★★★★½


Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: 5 Year Plan

What is the deadly secret of the mysterious Circle? Wonder Woman will find out in this new hardcover collecting issues #14-19 of her hit series. Also in this volume, the reformed Secret Society of Super-Villains invades Paradise Island, led by Captain Nazi!

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  1. Enjoyed the discussion on the FF and X-Men coming back. The X-Men never really went away though. Just last year there was a whole Marvel Legends wave of toys that were nothing but X-Men. Plus, they’ve been making multiple X titles. I think the main problem is that no one cares about the X-Men much anymore. As for the FF, Marvel has totally pushed them to the side (other than Thing and Johnny). It will be easy for them to return since Reed and the rest of the family are off exploring the universes that Reed created at the end of Secret Wars.

  2. Nathan Lueth on

    I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing Marvel Studios proper take a stab at an Fantastic Four movie. If anyone can do it right it is they.
    But people forget that we already have a perfect FF movie. Unfortunately, it was called The Incredibles.

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