San Diego Comic Con Long Halloween

This time around: The SDCC without SD? DK2, all for you? Thunderbolts are go! The scion of Asgard meets the sons of the plains! The young Dark Knight meets an ancient ritual! And we ask that musical question: Was the Satellite of Love better before the crate of Hamdingers? Plus: can anyone make Matthew give a rat’s hindquarters about Bullseye and Venom? I wouldn’t bet the rent, but you might make a sandwich and settle in, it’s our thirty-third gala escapade.

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NEWS
Reactions to Comic Con International: San Diego
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Should the convention move?
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Contest
Major Spoilers is giving away the Frank Miller inspired Limited Edition Dark Knight 2 Statue. You can win it and all it takes is a picture.
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REVIEWS
Rodrigo: Thor #10
J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel’s unstoppable new vision of Thor barrels on stronger than ever! As the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods are venturing forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon…and within their walls…
4 out of 5 Stars

Stephen: The Dreamland Chronicles #1
The Dreamland Chronicles is a webcomic created by Scott Christian Sava, about a boy who returns to a realm of dreams after eight years and discovers that his childhood friends there have grown up.
4 out of 5 Stars

Matthew: Thunderbolts #122
SECRET INVASION strikes Thunderbolts Mountain as Captain Marvel attacks! But when you’re dealing with the Thunderbolts, it’s never quite clear who’s the villain and who’s the hero…Also, another unexpected visitor shows up, threatening to tear the T-Bolts apart from within! Can Norman Osborn hold his team of damaged psyches and tortured souls together, or is this the end of the Thunderbolts as we know them? Part 1 of 4.
4 out of 5 Stars

Poll of the Week:
How do you like your Mystery Science Theater 3000?
A) Joel Robinson
B) Mike Nelson
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TRADE PAPERBACK REVIEW
Batman: The Long Halloween

Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, this collection tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s deadly enemy, Two-Face.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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4 Comments

  1. July 30, 2008 at 1:24 am — Reply

    Just a little perspective on Quesada’s price hike:
    here in Australia, comics are, as a rule, 50% more expensive than in the USA. Considering our dollars are edging equal at the moment, this is quite a hike as it is. When you pay $3.99 for a monthly, we pay $6.00. That’s just the newstand price, which comes out probably a month or two after you guys get it. To buy the LCS version which is just days after yours, there’s a further increase of 50c to $1.00 on the price, to cover the advanced freight.

    SO…
    … with an increase to $4.99 in the US, we in OZ will be paying up to $8.50 for your average monthly title. Comics are not really an option for children anymore, due to price, and if you buy 3 titles a month (which isn’t much, is it?) and round it up, because there is always an annual or milestone issue; you can be spending around $310 a year; just for 3 titles.

    Sorry about that guys. Just wanted to vent. Nice podcast. Thanks for keeping the rest of the world in touch with the comic mecca.

  2. July 30, 2008 at 1:34 am — Reply

    and HEY!
    You’re damn right, Rodrigo, I am going to jump on that!
    I promise not to abuse my antipodean privileges.

  3. July 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    Hey thanks for the shout out guys. Really loved taking those pictures for tha site, and hope they help get you guys in the lime light with a few more people

  4. hermit
    July 31, 2008 at 3:57 am — Reply

    Trades are the way to go guys. my wallet told me that a while ago, and he was pretty insisting.

    of course you have to wait, but you can buy so much more.

    i’m kidding, while i only buy trades, i understand why you guys buy the comics.

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