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Or – “The Leader Of The Pack…  And Now He’s Gone.” When the other celestial cities debuted a couple of years ago in Iron Fist, I doubted that their champions could really hold a candle to the might of the Iron Fist.  I figured that we’d see the brief Mortal Kombat competition end with Danny Rand’s ascendence and that would be it.  I was pleasantly surprised by the brilliance of Fat Cobra, and each issue of this series has been interesting to varying degrees.  So, how does Dog Brother #1 size up?

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If we do a retcon, will it make that lawsuit go away? Superman, Krypton, Smallville, Lex Luthor, Superboy, Lana Lang, rocket ship, super suit, heat vision, Ma and Pa Kent, glasses, and a spit curl; everything you already know about Superman’s history.  The origin story has been told so many times I would bet you could walk up to some hot girl on the street and ask her about any of these, and she would know what you were talking about.  So why, oh why, did DC give the light to Geoff Johns to retcon the well known origin story?

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The heroes of the Red Circle march on as DC Comics’ second series based on the recently re-introduced Archie heroes debuts with The Web! The web originally debuted in issue #27 of Zip Comics back in 1942 as a college criminologist professor/mystery writer. His last appearance was in 1943’s Zip Comics #38. Twenty-plus years later, he re-appeared in Fly-Man #36. The character made several appearances during the Red Circle/Archie Adventures comics of the late 70’s/early 80’s and was completely transformed for the first DC revival as a hi-tech organization called The Web. Now, DC is trying again, this time bringing…

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Or – “Hey, Vent! You Ready To Move Out?” When you read monthly comic books the way that I do, often times you get to the point where you feel like you know what’s coming, when every title feels like you’ve read it before. On the other hand, you have the odd experience where you read a title or issues that you KNOW you’ve read before, but you cannot for the life of you remember how it’s supposed to end. With over a hundred monthly titles coming out, sometimes you need to play catchup, you need to go where everybody…

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Power Girls Gone Wild What is it about space girls dressed in skimpy attire that drives Earth men crazy?  If it is the latest issue of Power Girl, written by Palmiotti and Gray, with art by Amanda Conner, the answer should be self explanatory.

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Maybe not so invincible after all Mark Grayson has been run through the wringer more than enough times these last couple of months, so it’s about time the team of Kirkman and Walker gave Invincible a break as the duo kick off the next big Invincible event – Viltrumite War!

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Or – “Who-nark What-Stalker???” One of the great joys of Abnett and Lanning’s run on Nova is their weirdly encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel Universe cosmic ephemera.  They’ve name-checked things as diverse as pre-hero Atlas monster titles, Jim Starlin’s seminal run on Warlock, the (ugh) Infinity Gauntlet, the old-school Marvel black-and-white magazines of the 70’s, all the while building on the groundwork set by Fantastic Four back in the day.  I don’t know why I’m so psyched to see the return of this issue’s guest star, except that I actually HAVE his previous appearance, and thought that I was the only…

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This issue: Exploring the keep leads to a meeting with the Elves, as the journey to Diamond Throne continues. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/critical_hit14.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download RSS Feed Subscribe via iTunes Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

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This issue:Superman/Batman: Public Enemies arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 29, 2009. Rodrigo and Stephen had a chance to check the movie out early, and offer up a review. Plus, to satisfy Matthew, another round of the Random Thought Game. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_138.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit…

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Or – “Parent Issues Abound…” Bruce Wayne, driven by the loss of mother and father.  Dick Grayson, driven by the urge to please “dead” surrogate father who raised him after the loss of mother and father.  Damien Wayne, forced to accept a surrogate father figure due to the loss of biological father, all the while struggling with the mother and grandfather’s training.  And if the man under the Red Hood is Jason Todd, he’s metaphorically given up his ties to an adoptive father and adopted the symbolism of his father’s sworn enemy, even though said enemy beat him to death…

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How many times has the Armor Wars story been told?  According the Wiki, there have been three previous tellings of the Armor Wars, but according to Marvel, and apparently the people buying Marvel comics, there haven’t been enough tellings of the tale, so why not weave it into the Ultimate universe?

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Or – “Why Long-Distance Relationships Don’t Work…” Jimmy Woo and his Agents have crossed swords with tyrants, monsters, aliens, even the cyborg son of the villain known as the Mandarin, but nothing could prepare him for an opponent who shares his resources, who heads up an organization as pervasive and insidious as Atlas, who even has a bigger killer robot!  Worse than that, his antagonist has been revealed to be his long-lost love Suwan…  Fame.  Ain’t it a b!+c#?

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Moon Knight is one of those heroes that I have always been aware of, but never really got into. The majority of my exposure to him was back in the West Coast Avengers days and a few issues around the Atlantis Attacks event (does that show my age?) and my opinion of him then was so-so. He was another vigilante gadget guy, and he filled a small space in the series. I just wasn’t a fan. So I was rather surprised when I saw a new book titled Vengeance of the Moon Knight on my LCS shelves last week. I…

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