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Or – “Can It Live Up To The Hype?”
Marvel editorial has promised this book will change everything, that we’ll be talking about this book for years. Given where last issue left off, that seems like it might be hyperbole, but how much could one issue really change the status quo? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
When Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One last week at E3 and announced the inability to share video games with friends and the need to be connected to the Internet at, almost, all times fans exploded with anger at policies they believed would inhibit the way they currently played their favorite games. Microsoft has just released a statement addressing the concerns and the changes the company is making as they move forward. Read about what is being changed after the jump.
ComiXology has taken its next step in global expansion today with the debut of over 400 French language titles from 14 of the top French publishers of bandes dessinées, comics, graphic novels and manga. The publisher’s included in this launch – Aelement Comics, Akileos, Ankama, Éditions Ça et Là, Éditions Delcourt, Glénat Éditions, I Can Fly, Indeez Urban Éditions, Los Brignolès Éditions, Panini Comics, Sandawe, Soleil Productions, Wanga Comics et WEBellipses – together make up almost 40% of the entire French bandes dessinée, comic book, graphic novel, and manga market.
Celebrity question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like legend Stan Lee, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart, Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” “The Fonz” Henry Winkler and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and a series of comics and sci-fi themed panels highlight the programming schedule at the 2013 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball city (Pier 36) in Manhattan.
On July 2, 2013, Image Comics will host Image Expo in the Lam Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a first-of-its-kind event for comic book industry media, retailers, and fans. The one-day event will feature a keynote speech by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, top comics creators, and surprise guests. Image Comics, the Berkeley-based leading American publisher of independent, creator-owned comics, including New York Times best-selling titles THE WALKING DEAD and SAGA, will reveal its new titles to be published in the coming months and provide unique insight with interview sessions with creators.
Diamond Select Toys has unveiled its Walking Dead Minimates that will appear at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The largest and most highly anticipated pop culture event of the year is right around the corner, and Dark Horse is bringing you the latest and greatest in exclusive comics and products from Dark Horse Deluxe!
The Riddick line of movies will see the third installment release later this year, so, for now, fans will have to be okay with just watching the latest International trailer. Which is ready for you after the jump.
This week’s Major Spoilers Podcast, aside from incoherence on my part, focuses on several instances of strange visitors from outer space, notably ROM: Spaceknight and some movie about that one red-caped guy from DC Comics who totally ripped off ROM by also crashing to Earth from space. When you think about it, there are an awful lot of human-looking aliens in the various imaginary universes, and a great many of them are indistinguishable from humans in any meaningful way, going so far in some cases as to be capable of cross-species reproduction. While we all know why this happens (limited budgets, audience identification, simplicity of design, blah blah blah fishcakes) the best part is the various in-universe explanations of WHY this happens, from the ‘Star Trek: TNG’ common ancestor explanation (notably, one of the series’ weakest episodes) to the Doctor’s rather cheeky response of “I don’t look human, you look Time Lord.”
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) sometimes doesn’t mind this trope in practice, especially when the aliens look like this, asking: Who’s your favorite not-so-alien alien?
Arcana Comics is thrilled to announce a special partnership with Award Winning Actor, Director, and Producer, Bill Paxton (HATFIELDS & McCOYS, BIG LOVE, TITANIC), who is bringing us Seven Holes For Air, an engrossing and entertaining celebration of an iconic Western hero’s battle with forces beyond his control.
IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!
With the myriad of titles being released each week, we know it can be difficult to narrow down your list of books to pick up. That’s why Major Spoilers Staff Members (henceforth known as Staffies…or maybe not) came up with their list of books they are looking forward to this week.
Warner Bros has finally sensed up and will be releasing a theatrical movie with Batman and Superman! But it doesn’t stop there. Wonder Woman, Michelangelo, and Shaquille O’Neal will also be appearing together for the first time. How is this all possible? One word: Lego. Take the jump for the first The Lego Movie trailer!