Matthew Peterson
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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.

Defenders #1 Review
DefendersFeaturedMarvelReview

The Heroes For Hire are in the sights of Luke oldest foe, Diamondback.  But somebody has upped his game after years of being “dead”…  Your Major Spoilers review of Defenders #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The DayScarlet SpiderSpider-Man

Scarlet Spider’s Hoodie Uniform: Tres Chic or Truly Blech?

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FeaturedMarvelReviewScarlet Spider

Well, his costume may be a bust, but Ben Reilly has gotten a decent start on his return to action as a hero.  That’s about to change, thanks to his “brother”, Kaine, the other Scarlet Spider…  Your Major Spoilers review of Ben Reilly, The Scarlet Spider #3 awaits!

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Action Comics #981 Review
Action ComicsDCFeaturedReviewSuperman

His worst foes stand allied before him.  Can Superman save Task Force X?  Can he even save himself?  Your Major Spoilers review of Action Comics #981 awaits!

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Amazing Spider-ManFeaturedRetro ReviewSecret WarsVenom

As someone who has spent far too much time around comics on sale, I often see this one labeled as ‘the 1st appearance of super-popular future movie star, Venom!’  In a way, that’s true, but there’s perhaps a little context one needs to know…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What’s your favorite pop-culture moment from the decade of The Eighties?

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BatmanDCFeaturedLegion of Super HeroesReview

It’s a familiar tale: A group of super-teens from the future traveling back to the 20th Century to meet/recruit their idol, the greatest teenage superhero in history… …Robin, The Boy Wonder?  Okay, that’s different.  Your Major Spoilers review of Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual #2 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which cliffhanger ending is the most effective “OHMIGAWWWD!” moment of all time?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What *fictional* head honcho is the most incompetent leader of them all?

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

Which fictional genius do you consider to be the smartest of them all?

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DCFeaturedReviewSupergirl

Trapped in the Phantom Zone, powerless, can even the mighty Supergirl escape the evil Phantom King?  Your Major Spoilers review of Supergirl #10 awaits!

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DCFeaturedMartian ManhunterReview

The last survivor of Mars seeks out another of his kind, but things don’t go quite the way he planned…  Your Major Spoilers review of Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1 awaits!

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

What’s the best portrayal of a complete monster in pop culture?

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FeaturedMajor SpoilersTen ThingsUncategorized

There are stars in the southern sky, southward as you go…  And some of them loan their name out to the various superhumans of the multiverse.  Welcome to Ten Things!

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