Major Spoilers Podcast #956: The Master Planner Saga

Who is The Master Planner? And why does Spider-Man need $1000? We’ll find out in this week’s show! We also review the Firefly Holiday Special #1 from BOOM! Studios, Star Trek: The Mirror War – Data #1 from IDW Publishing, and Rain #1 from Image Comics!

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Writer: Jeff Jensen
Artist: Vincenzo Federici
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: December 15, 2021
It’s the holiday season and Jayne’s selfish behavior receives the unwanted attention of three visiting spirits who reveal the hidden past, present and future of Serenity’s most… miserly crew member. A beloved character returns as the Ghost of Firefly Past, while a fellow crew member guides Jayne through the here and now, showing the consequences of his actions in the present. But it’s the Ghost of Firefly Future, Emma Washburne, who reveals the most shocking fate of all. Can Jayne turn over a new leaf and avert the disaster headed his way?
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Writer: Celeste Bronfman
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 8, 2021

Data and Barclay’s relationship has been strained since Barclay returned from the Prime universe. When Barclay becomes preoccupied with revenge, Data determines to help him right past wrongs so that the human can return to peak operating efficiency. Can the two put aside their differences and work together?
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Writer: Joe Hill, David M. Booher
Artist: Zoe Thorogood
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: Jan 12, 2022
On a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado, the skies are clear, and Honeysuckle Speck couldn’t be happier. She’s finally moving in with her girlfriend Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails-splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. RAIN makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear.
[rating: 3.5/5]
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The Master Planner Saga
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publisher: Marvel
Release Date: November 1965
An enigmatic thief known as the Cat Burglar has robbed J. Jonah Jameson, and Spider-Man is after the reward for his capture!
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