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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.

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DeadpoolFeaturedMarvelReview

Wait, a bunch of my favorite lesser-known Marvel characters bouncing around in one story?  And also Deadpool?  This I have to see…  Your Major Spoilers review of Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1 awaits!

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FeaturedPreacherRetro ReviewReviewVertigo

  With that new Preacher show bringing the adventures of Jesse, Tulip and that wicked ol’ Cassidy to the a new generation, I thought maybe Faithful Spoilerites would like to hear about the best issue in the entire series.  Fair warning: It’s gonna get explodey.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Preacher #37 awaits! **Today’s Retro Review contains strong language and violence, so exercise your Spoilerite discretion before the clickety.**

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What’s your favorite running gag?

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Archie ComicsBettyFeaturedReviewVeronica

The Girl Next Door and the Richest Girl In Town have more in common than even they know (even taking into account their taste in boys.)  But can they find a way to coexist?  Your Major Spoilers review of Betty & Veronica #1 awaits!

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DCFeaturedJustice LeagueReview

Though they’ve lost a Superman and a Green Lantern, the League is back and bigger than ever. Which is good, since the world seems to be ending…  Your Major Spoilers review of Justice League #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Who’s got the coolest jetpack of them all?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Do you like or dislike the idea of Comicon Exclusive merchandise?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Who is the worst protagonist in all fiction?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Would you like to see stories done in real-time, rather than comic book time?

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Astro CityInside 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 issue.  This issue, Jack-In-The-Box finally finds the answers he has been seeking.  It’s Inside Astro City #36!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which beloved fictional character becomes ridiculous with a single change of accessories?

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Centaur ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

In 1939, the ink was barely dry on the first real superhero, but it was clear that the super man was the wave of the future.  Now (for ‘Fall of ’39’ values of now, anyway) it was time… …to EXPERIMENT!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Amazing-Man Comics #5 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which temporal device or conveyance from anywhere in fiction would you choose for your time travelling?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which ensemble of characters (real or fiction) would you most enjoy having a VIP visit with?

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