Major Spoilers Podcast #849: Robin Reborn

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Superman smashes the Klan. Robin is reborn, and Kevin Feige is COO! Plus, Wonder Woman Giant #1 and Indivisible the video game get reviewed on this week's Major Spoilers Podcast.

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NEWS

https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/kevin-feige-marvel-chief-creative-officer-1203371505/

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1
Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Artist: Gurihiru
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: October 16, 2019
The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis' Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!

While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn't even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial "Clan of the Fiery Cross," Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.
[rating:5/5]

MATTHEW
POWERS OF X #6
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: R.B. Silva
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date:October 9, 2019

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH. The revelatory tale of Mutantkind’s fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men’s stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
[rating:3/5]

RODRIGO
INDIVISIBLE
Initial release date: October 8, 2019
Developer: Lab Zero Games
Composer: Hiroki Kikuta
Publisher: 505 Games
Designer: Mike Zaimont
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systemsIndivisible is an action RPG / platformer featuring stunning hand drawn art and animation combined with unique real-time combat mechanics. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with dozens of playable characters, a rich storytelling experience, gameplay that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, and the trademark razor-sharp quality that Lab Zero Games is known for!

Our story revolves around Ajna, a fearless girl with a rebellious streak. Raised by her father on the outskirts of their rural town, her life is thrown into chaos when her home is attacked, and a mysterious power awakens within her.

The game’s huge fantasy world, characters and aesthetic design are inspired by various cultures and mythologies. Throughout Ajna’s quest she’ll encounter many “Incarnations”: people whom she can absorb and manifest to fight alongside her. There are many Incarnations to recruit, each with their own story and personality. By uniting people from faraway lands, Ajna will learn about herself, the world she inhabits, and most importantly, how to save it.
[rating: 4/5]

ASHLEY
WONDER WOMAN GIANT #1
Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: Oct 16, 2019
New cover by Amanda Conner
This issue includes one new story:
o "Commitment to Chaos," a 24-page story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Inaki Miranda
During a run-in with a villainous crime syndicate, Wonder Woman learns about a hit list whose biggest target is a familiar name-Harley Quinn! Can the Champion of Paradise Island track down the Clown Princess of Crime before it's too late?
Plus, these reprint tales:
o "Year One Part One," from Wonder Woman #2
o "Secret Origin Part One," from Green Lantern #29
o "The Cataclysm Part One: Homecoming," from Sword and Sorcery #0
[rating: 3/5]

DISCUSSION

ROBIN REBORN VOLUME 1
Writer: Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant
Artists: Rom Lyle, Tom Lyle, Norm Breyfogle
Publisher: DC Comics
After discovering Batman’s identity, Tim Drake must now endure months of intensive physical training before he can publicly debut as the Caped Crusader’s new partner. Given an all-new hi-tech costume and the encouragement of former Robin Dick Grayson, Tim is finally ready to don the identity he was born for: Robin! But when his parents are kidnapped by the Obeah Man will Batman be able to save them or will tragedy find Tim Drake?

Then, Robin must survive a final baptism by fire as he travels overseas to learn martial arts from one of the world’s greatest fighters—the deadly Lady Siva. Flying solo for the first time, he comes across a diabolical plot by Batman’s old enemy King Snake and must prove that he is worthy of the mantle of Robin!

ROBIN: REBORN collects in chronological order for the first time ever BATMAN #455-457, DETECTIVE COMICS #618-621, and ROBIN #1-5. Detailing the journey of fan favorite Tim Drake’s transformation into Robin are classic comic creators ALAN GRANT( BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT), CHUCK DIXON (NIGHTWING), NORM BREYFOGLE (BATMAN BEYOND) and TOM LYLE (STARMAN)!

CLOSE
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