Major Spoilers Podcast #935: The Unwritten

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It is a two for one show! Two hosts, one show, as we discuss new D&D releases, Batgirl, Fear Street 1994, 1978, and 1966. Plus, we review Infinite Frontier #2 and The Unwritten Volume 1.

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NEWS

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/batgirl-leslie-grace-haley-lu-richardson-1235023013/
https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
FEAR STREET 1994 - 1666
Writers: R.L. Stine, Kyle Killen, Phil Graziadei
Director Leigh Janiak
Stars: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scot Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Studio: Netflix/20th Century Fox
A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.
[rating:4/5]

MATTHEW
INFINITE FRONTIER #2
Writer: Joshua Willamson
Artist: Xermanico/Jesus Merino/Paul Pelletier
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 13, 2021

What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, takes drastic measures to find his missing daughter. Someone has kidnapped Jade, and Alan’s going to find out why and bring her home. Plus, the resurrection of Roy Harper gives the former Teen Titan some unexpected and unpredictable new powers.
[rating:3.5/5]

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DISCUSSION

THE UNWRITTEN VOLUME 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS IDENTITY
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Peter Gross
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: January 12, 2010
Cover Price: $14.99
Tom Taylor's life was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom's real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart, turning him into the lamest variety of Z-level celebrity. In the final novel, it's even implied that the fictional Tommy will crossover into the real world, giving delusional fans more excuses to harass Tom.

When an enormous scandal reveals that Tom might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a very mysterious, very deadly group that's secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his own life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, eventually finding himself at locations all featured on a very special map -- one kept by the deadly group that charts places throughout world history where fictions have impacted and tangibly shaped reality, those stories ranging from famous literary works to folktales to pop culture. And in the process of figuring out what it all means, Tom will find himself having to figure out a huge conspiracy mystery that spans the entirety of the history of fiction.
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