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Major Spoilers Podcast #900: Astro City The Dark Age

Buckle up, kids because things are gonna get dark as we look at Astro City The Dark Age. We also review Superman #27, Mighty Morphin #1, Barbalien: Red Planet, and The Mandalorian Chapter 10. Plus, Pokemon GO! earns a billion dollars.

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NEWS

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ To Hit Homes In December

http://majorspoilers.com/2020/11/10/marie-javins-promoted-to-editor-in-chief-at-dc-comics/

REVIEWS

STEPHEN

Superman #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Ivan Reis

Publisher: DC Comics

Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: November 10, 2020

A cosmic-level threat has come to Metropolis! Synmar has traveled across the galaxy to unleash hell on Superman-and our hero must learn that this creature is so alien that he will have to reinvent how he’s going to fight! To that end, Superman goes to the source to learn where this new nemesis came from, only to find himself in a corner of the galaxy he’s never seen before, way off the map-and he may find the return journey even harder than getting there in the first place!

Featuring an appearance by the Justice League and a new foe unlike anything the Man of Steel has ever faced, this epic slugfest is brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Ivan Reis and Danny Miki!

[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW

MIGHTY MORPHIN’ #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artist: Marco Renna

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Cover Price: $4.99

Release Date: November 4, 2020

Two New Series, Two New Teams — The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE — but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe? Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation — one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes! But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past! The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

[rating:3.5/5]

RODRIGO

BARBALIEN: RED PLANET

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Cover Price: $3.99

Release Date: November 18, 2020

A groundbreaking new sci-fi action series in the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer universe, about prejudice, honor, and identity.

Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as both a decorated police officer and as the beloved superhero, Barbalien. But in the midst of the AIDS crisis, hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible–especially when a Martian enemy from the past hunts him down to take him back, dead or alive.

[rating: 3.5/5]

ASHLEY

THE MANDALORIAN CHAPTER 10

Starring: Paul Lee, Dave Filoni, Pedro Pascal

Director: Peyton Reid

Writer: Jon Favreau

Streaming Service: Disney+

Release Date: 11/6/2020

“Chapter 10: The Passenger” is the second episode of the second season of the television series The Mandalorian. The episode was directed by Peyton Reed, and aired on Disney+ on November 6, 2020. [rating: 2.5/5]


DISCUSSION

Astro City: The Dark Age

Writer: Kurt Busiek

Artist: Bret Anderson

Publisher: DC Comics

Today, Astro City is a shining metropolis on a hill where super-heroes patrol the skies. However, things were not always as bright as they are today. In the early 1970’s, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers, one good and one evil must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the depths of it!

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