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Guess the Real Spoiler! (June 2, 2010) Updated with Answer!

With another week of comics being delayed by a day in the US and not here in Canada, I’m bringing back Guess the Real Spoiler! It’s a game where I will present spoilers for every comic I read this week, only one of which is really what happened in the comic. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to participate if you don’t want to get spoiled a day earlier as even my fake spoilers could ruin a reading experience… I guess. So, if you want to play, click on the link. I’ll update this post with the answer tomorrow (June 3) at noon EST. EDIT: The answer has been revealed at the end of the post…

This week, I’ll be using ten books, giving a nice spread of possibilities. Hopefully, the real spoiler isn’t too obvious…

Avengers: The Origin #3: Just as the Avengers look defeated by the Hulk, Thor returns with a beaten Loki in tow.

Avengers: Prime #1: A fight between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark ends with Rogers needing to be physically restrained by Thor after it’s clear that Stark won’t be fighting back anymore.

Demo vol. 2 #5: The world is undone by a woman who can travel through time, most of the issue her alone, stranded in an endless white abyss, ruminating over what she’s done.

The Great Ten #8: The Shaolin Robot was built by the same people who built the so-called gods that have returned and he betrays the team at a crucial moment.

Greek Street #12: In a literary joke on Peter Milligan’s part, the new storyarc involves an Irishman by the name of Bloom arriving in London to visit his old friend, Detective Dedalus…

Irredeemable #14: The issue ends with the Plutonian powerless thanks to the leftover wax that Bette Noir stole from the candle that takes away his powers.

Nemesis: The Imposters #4: Tom Tresser kills Tom Tresser.

Sparta, U.S.A. #4: The Maestro returns to Sparta with an army of Nazi soldiers.

The Thanos Imperative #1: Despite Adam Magnus being killed last issue, a cocoon appears in Nowhere and, while the Guardians are out, it hatches and the person to come out of it releases Thanos with the final page showing Adam Warlock as we normally see him (older) and Thanos ready to kick some ass together.

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #9: Moon Knight is forced to kill the Sandman to save the lives of Spider-Man and Frenchie, making him wonder if he’ll revert to his old self.

Guess the real spoiler! Good luck!

EDIT! And the correct answer is… Sparta, U.S.A. #4! Glad to see this wasn’t too easy for you. Thanks for playing!


Brother Justin Crowe

June 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Oh man. So many of these could be true, but I really, really want to see some Nazi ass beaten down in Sparta USA.

That said, it’s probably Avengers Prime or Moon Knight.

going with Greek Street

I’m guessing its Avengers: Prime #1, but hoping its Demo, vol. 2 #5, because that sounds like it could be a really good story (though possibly a waste of Cloonan’s artistic talent).

Brother Justin Crowe — Ah, come on, pick one!

I’m going to guess Great Ten #8, but I wouldn’t be shocked if I’m wrong.

The Sparta USA one doesn’t sound right for this series, though Lapham could pull it off.

The Greek Street offering would seem to break with the title’s premise, though it could be justified. It would, however, almost certainly still be a bit hackneyed.

Most of the others I don’t have a strong feeling for, though either of the Avengers scenarios seems likely.

I’m going to go with Irredeemable.

Hey, while I’m up here too, being on the East Coast, our books aren’t on the shelves until tonight.

I’ll guess: Nemesis: The Imposters #4

Ummm… given that Avengers: The Origin is a re-telling of Avengers #1, and what you suggest actually DID HAPPEN in Avengers #1, I’m going to guess that the spoiler is for Avengers: The Origin #3.

You don’t think that would be too obvious, Sam? I’m going with The Great Ten, because that story has been in need of a twist.

These all sound pretty plausible. Bah.

That’s the point, Bill. Pick one!

It is definitely time in The Great 10 for a move like that. Going there.

I would be guessing Avengers Prime if this was Marvel 1 year ago.

The Demo one sounds lame enough to be true, that’s my pick

I’m going with Thanos since that is along the lines of what usually happens when one of these things kicks off, but I’m gonna say that Avengers Origins is pretty close too.

Irredeemable defiantly

The Demo idea sounds like an idea that you would have.
Being able to make such bold statements about what happens in Nemesis doesn’t sound possible.

I go with Moon Knight, cause it’s something that I’d hate if I would read Moon Night.

I would guess Demo

It’s the penultimate issue, so perfect timing for a twist — I bid on The Great Ten.

I’m going to go with Moon Knight.

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm


Thanos Imperative

I have to go with Nemesis on this one.

I’m on the Nemesis train on this one, though Chad did a good job making up reasonable “spoilers.”

I know one of them isn’t true, as I read the book today. I won’t reveal though.

While I could see both Avengers ones happening, I have to go with Demo….because that would make the fringe indy crowd go nuts..lol

Matt Lazorwitz

June 3, 2010 at 5:57 am

I think I’m going with Great Ten, although Nemesis sounds highly plausible, and Thanos Imperative sounds like possibly the coolest thing that might come out of Marvel Comics this decade if it were true.

Mike Loughlin

June 3, 2010 at 6:10 am

Moon Knight

Dammit, the answer was the one I found least likely! You win this time, Nevett.

*does a little dance at having beaten Bill*

Completely clueless.

Point of fact: the ending of Sparta USA was completely insane.

Even with the foreshadowing.

Though I do want Brad Pitt to show up to kill some Nazis now.

ehhhhhhhh, I’m still going with Greek Street.

Brother Justin Crowe

June 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

My God I can’t wait for my copy of Sparta to arrive in the mail.


And of course it was insane. It’s David Lapham.

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