If you were wondering how quickly Marvel would move on the Daredevil mini-series scheduled to appear on Netflix, the answer is pretty damn fast. The studio confirmed that it has found the writer, director, and producer for the series… and it’s the same guy.
Totally missed this on Friday (don’t ask, don’t tell policy in place big time on that one), but in its further attempts to acquire a monopoly over my entire childhood, Disney has acquired the rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount Pictures.
One of the biggest advantages of my weekend comic store job is exposure to comics that most fans have only vaguely heard of, but are brilliant nonetheless. When I was growing up, Archie Comics were mostly known for their digest-sized collections, available at grocery counters everywhere. These days, Archie is in a period of expansion, changing their characters, trying different genres and even reviving their once-proud super-hero line. Of course, if you know your obscure comics history, you might recall that this isn’t the first time Archie has diversified their offerings for a new comic audience. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
No matter how successful the newest iteration of Star Trek is, there will always be a part of me that compares them to the original Trek crew. Certainly there are talented actors on Abrams’ V.2 Trek project, able to make the characters their own, but there may never be an ensemble that affects me the way the 1966 cast could. Of course, it should be noted that I am a sucker for a good “team”, whether it be Ted Mosby and his pals or the cruelly and criminally underrated Justice League Detroit squad of my youth, and breaking down the archetypes and roles of those teams is how I fill many an idle hour. (For the record, for all the static I’ve given Rodrigo during sessions of Critical Hit, the idea of party roles is one that has grown on me, especially when you figure that Torq and Montgomery Scott fill a similar slot in their respective groups.) This, in turn, begs a query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) admits that Captain Reynolds and his ragtag crew are incredibly compelling as well, asking: What is the most perfectly balanced ensemble cast in all of pop culture?
The real shame about The Movement is the hype surrounding its launch, tying it to the Occupy Movement and the political shenanigans thereto attached, as it’s something entirely different and more complex. Last time, one of Virtue’s people fell victim to the wrong people and was left for dead in a back alley. Will The Movement lose one its own? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
It’s another special episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, with two more great interviews!
First up is Fred Van Lente, scripter for Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong as well as Dark Horse’s Brain Boy. We talk about the history of Archer & Armstrong, including how it came to be and how unique this book and its characters are compared to other comics available today. If you aren’t reading it, this is the week to pick up issue #16 so you can get on board with this terrific comic! And Brain Boy is worth your money and attention as well!
I interview Cullen Bunn next, and we chat about The Sixth Gun, a successful book available from Oni Press! Cullen discusses the series and what we can expect in the coming months. He also updates us on how possible moves of this story to television is currently doing! Be sure you buy the 36th issue, out this Wednesday! Oh, and you’ll learn a lot about Hellheim as well during our chat, so don’t miss it!
With issue #1 of the revival of Archie’s Golden Age hero, The Fox, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel managed the complex task of impressing both Stephen and myself, reminding me of the good old Silver Age days where a superhero could be about a little bit of wacky fun, without the dark and the gritty and the glayven. Will The Fox’s sophomore outing maintain the same standard of excellence? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Zach is back to take on Castle Hamson in Rogue Legacy! Many heirs will die, a giant eyeball will be discovered and the world will flip upside down!
There are those who complain that zombie-flavored stories are too prevalent, as if the use of the shuffling dead were in itself a genre, rather than props used to evoke a particular mood. For my part, I enjoyed the early installments of ‘Marvel Zombies’, especially the bits where undead Peter Parker laments having killed and eaten his family in the same tone he used to whine about working for J. Jonah Jameson, and have often thought that it would be interesting other hero-types in similar settings. How might Indiana Jones face a wave of revenants? Or George Costanza? Would Jack Skellington have an edge against a horde clamoring to eat flesh, or would become their leader and sic them on Wallace and Gromit?
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) believes that Talking Heads had a great point when they said, “Stop Making Sense”, asking: What fictional character (who doesn’t already live in a zombie story) would survive longest after the zombie apocalypse?
Did you even read that title? If you read it carefully you know that after the jump is a trailer for a movie titled Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark, and, yet, here you are still reading this. Make your day full of sharks jumping up to eat planes and watch the trailer.
If you listened to this week’s Major Spoiler’s Podcast you heard Stephen talk wonders about the latest Disney movie, Frozen. During his praise he specifically mentioned the song “Let It Go” as a truly wonderful piece of music and scene. Disney must have listened to the show this week and decided to share it with the world because after the jump you can watch Elsa sing a remarkable song.
In this installment of Critical Hit: A Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons Podcast: Just because they are orcs doesn’t mean they are up to no good.