This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew dives into Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.

Marvel Comics brings back Busiek and Ross’s fully painted retelling of key moments in the birth of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander.

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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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  1. mosdef
    January 26, 2009 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    So glad you guys are doing a podcast i can relate to lol. Ah, Marvels, this series of comics was actually my very first owned as a kid. I loved the covers, I remember they were made of laminated paper of some kind. I really cant remember what the story was about because as a kid i didnt pay much attention to it, but the art was awesome

  2. Slappy
    January 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    Marvels was a series that blew me away amidst the 90’s kill ’em all,/ look at my overly juiced muscles attitude. The fact that a normal human was the main character was relatively unheard of at the time, even in one-shots.
    This was also my introduction to the art of Alex Ross, and the vision to paint these Gods and Monsters as people. The realism was more surreal than any Neil Gaiman Tome or Image Comics cover.

  3. Slappy
    January 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    I would like to suggest a review of Batman the Cult from the 80’s. This mini-series set outside of continuity (As far as I know) broke the Batman down more than Hush, Knightfall and anything else they threw at him inbetween.
    Robin & Batman using guns? Bats brokn and brainwashed ? WTF? That was not the 30 minutes to prepare Batman we love and hate today.

  4. January 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    Glad to see you review it. It was a very mellow comic, but I still liked it. But it wasn’t that epic and because of that probably isn’t that famous (like, say, Kingdom Come).

    If I’m not mistaken, it is also one of the few limited series graphic novels by Marvel. DC beats them in that category.

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