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Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

DCFeaturedReview

Another day, another mysterious murder in Gotham City… But where Batman hesitates to tread, Mother Panic charges indiscriminately…  Your Major Spoilers review of Mother Panic #7 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Do you believe Superman should be the literal Last Son of Krypton?

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DCFeaturedJustice League of AmericaReview

With The Extremists finally defeated, the League prepares to become a real team, but a minor villain and a major romance may bet in the way…  Your Major Spoilers review of Justice League Of America #7 awaits!

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The Flash #22 Review
DCFeaturedFlashReview

Batman and The Flash have been investigating the mysterious button found in the Batcave, and things have gotten complicated.  And who’s the man in the silver helmet, again?  Your Major Spoilers review of The Flash #22 awaits!

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Luke Cage #1 Review
FeaturedLuke CageMarvelReview

People come to Luke Cage with their problems…  Fortunately, the Hero for Hire is super-strong, bulletproof and the kind of man who’ll help you with your problems.  Your Major Spoilers review of Luke Cage #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which absent fictional character from anywhere in the multiverses do you most hope for The Return of?

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Captain AmericaFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

Time for a peek behind the scenes of the creative process here in Retro Review corner:  Sometimes, I work from a detailed spreadsheet cross-referencing comics eras, publishers, genres, important character appearances and milestones, carefully collated after years of collecting and archiving back issues, selecting each book carefully based on it’s relevance, quality and historical importance… Sometimes, Stephen says “Hey, what’s the deal with these weird guys I just read about in Secret Empire?”  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Captain America #163 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Who’s the best tribute, knockoff, analogue or pseudo-Batman of them all?

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Astro CityFeaturedInside Astro CityInterviewsKurt Busiek

Welcome to Inside Astro City, a column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross!  Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book.  This time around, we cue up A Flock Of Seagulls and head back to the 1980s with Inside Astro City #44!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What pop culture place, if it existed, would you MOST like to visit?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What game show would you choose to showcase your mad skillz?

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DCFeaturedReviewTeen Titans

Slade Wilson has something up his sleeve, and it has something to do with the fact that we’re currently dealing with a surplus of Wallys West.  This could end badly…  Your Major Spoilers review of Teen Titans #8 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Spider-Man: Red Or Black?

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DCFeaturedGreen ArrowReview

There’s a conspiracy afoot, and somehow, Green Arrow’s family is at the heart of it.  Arsenal has returned to the fold, but will even that be enough to keep Oliver above water?  Your Major Spoilers review of Green Arrow #23 awaits!

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