What kind of political intrigue is Captain America getting himself into in the upcoming sequel? The first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is here, and it does feel like it will be packed with the kind of political plot points that are all the rage these days.
Or – “That Moment Where You Drop A Well-Written Title Due To Art.”
Captain Marvel is a book that I was quite excited about at its launch, only to find myself drifting away due to a growing dislike for the over-saturated, fully-painted art style, especially given how awesome the artists handling the covers were. Having heard that the interiors are handled by a different artist, I thought I might check in on Carol Danvers’ adventures, to see if I might want to start picking it up again… What’s the final tally? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “One Of The Most Brutal Origin Stories Of The Golden Age…”
Fawcett Comics had a number of super-hero first-stringers who weren’t Captain Marvel, but none had the star power of the Big Red Cheese, to the point where the creators clearly wondered if it was possible to once again catch lightning in a bottle. This time, however, the bottle was blue… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Captain Marvel #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Filipe Andrade.
Or – “Sure, He’s Shazam Now, But Back In Nineteen-Forty?“
There has been some consternation amongst DC fans that the new 52 revival of the character formerly known as Captain Marvel has been redubbed ‘Shazam’ by the publisher, ostensibly because the character is better known by that name to the general public. Given the Golden Age origins of the character, though, it may be that it’s not just the NAME that needed the update. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review awaits!
Or – “I Still Don’t Get The Helmet.”
Carol Danvers has been kickin’ around the Marvel Universe for decades, and has made several attempts to break through to A-List hero status. Now that she’s picked up the mantle of the fallen Captain Marvel, has she finally made it? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has released an early look at Captain Marvel #3 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Dexter Soy.
With the recent release of Marvel Comics’ new Captain Marvel title and the announcement that the original Cap will be going by Shazam, I’ve been thinking about superhero naming conventions. In recent years, Marvel has been notorious for having multiple versions of the same character name floating around (right now, there’s a non-Peter-Parker version of Spider-Man in the Dark Avengers, there’s Miles Morales over in the Ultimate universe, and half a dozen alternate universal versions, such as 1601 Peter Parquagh), while DC’s multiple realities made discussions of WHICH Green Lantern had come out as gay akin to an Abbot & Costello routine. (“Who’s on first?” “Guy Gardner!”)
The MS-QOTD (prounced “Zeh-hoo-tee”) always kind of had a crush on Isis, asking:
Should iconic names be “retired” like jersey numbers, or is it fair play to have six active Captains Marvel?
Taking the mantle of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers is adding a new name, new look, and new series to an already-crowded backstory. Major Spoilers has the review to let you know whether this one feels like it’s going to stick.
Marvel is going back to press with Captain Marvel #1 and Avenging Spider-Man #9, and each is getting a second printing variant cover.
Marvel has released a variant cover for the upcoming Captain Marvel #1, by fan favorite Adi Granov.