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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.

Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which of your beloved fictional characters would be most terrifying to encounter in the proverbial dark alley?

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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: Who’s a good dog?  It’s G-Dog, with Inside Astro City #47!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Who is the most impressive example of The Ace in your favorite pop culture?

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FeaturedMarvelReviewSpirits Of Vengeance

Johnny Blaze is back.  But he’s not alone…  In order to figure out his latest arcane mystery, Johnny will team up with the vampiric Daywalker and Satan’s favorite offspring.  Your Major Spoilers review of Spirits Of Vengeance #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Who’s the most frightening non-monster in all of fiction?

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FeaturedMilestone ComicsRetro ReviewReviewStatic

OMG, Milestone Comics is coming back!  ‘Course, not all Faithful Spoilerites were around in 1993 for the debut of that particular shared universe, but Retro Review has got your back!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Static #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Do you like or dislike the idea that ‘Dark Knights: Metal’ seems to have a core premise of ‘Everyone Vs. Batman’?

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BatmanDCFeaturedReview

Somewhere in the multiverse, young Bruce Wayne didn’t train in the Himalayas to become a ninja/detective/superhero.  Instead, he was visited by an alien power object that made his every thought come to life.  Things went differently from there…  Your Major Spoilers review of Batman: The Dawnbringer #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What revival of dormant past characters would make YOU the happiest?

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FeaturedIron FistMarvelReview

So, did I pick this book solely because of the novelty of finally reviewing a book with a number above 50 on the cover?  Maybe, maybe not.  But either way, Sabretooth is back to help out his first superhero foe…  Your Major Spoilers review of Iron Fist #73 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

WHY NOT ZOIDBERG???

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Dragons: Overexposed or Justifiably Ubiquitous?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which witch is the best witch of ’em all?

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Ten Things
FeaturedMajor SpoilersTen Things

As we often note here in Ten Things corner, naming your new character is the hardest part of the equation.  For every Booster Gold, there’s a Goldballs.  And then, there are the characters whose names seem to make no sense AT ALL…  Welcome to Ten Things!

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