I’ve long discussed the importance of female lead characters, in comics, television and movies, who are as diverse as male leads are. For instance, a male lead can be everything from a scientist to a boxer, including all shades of grey in between. On the other hand, and this tends to happen among women fans, a female lead needs to be maternal and willing to talk things out rather than resort to action or violence. Otherwise, she is just a “male with tits,” as was described to me. Recently, an interview with Joss Whedon, who’s helming the upcoming Avengers: Age
As promised in this week’s Dueling Review, it’s time for the origins of the hero now known as Captain Marvel! Sort of… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Ms. Marvel #1 awaits! As promised in this week’s Dueling Review, it’s time for the origins of the hero now known as Captain Marvel! Sort of… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Ms. Marvel #1 awaits! MS. MARVEL #1 Writer: Gerry Conway/Carla Conway Penciler: John Buscema/Joe Sinnott Inker: Joe Sinnott/Dave Hunt Colorist: Marie Severin Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Gerry Conway Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: 30 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $120.00 Previously
Last week we learned that we will be getting two super heroine movies landing in theaters in the next couple of years. With Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel set to steal our hearts and pack the theaters, we wonder which one audiences are most interested in seeing. VOTE!
These days, they call him Shazam, but some may not realize the reasons WHY the Big Red Cheese had to change his nom de guerre… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Shazam #1 awaits! These days, they call him Shazam, but some may not realize the reasons WHY the Big Red Cheese had to change his nom de guerre… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Shazam #1 awaits! SHAZAM #1 Writer: Denny O’Neil Penciler: C.C. Beck Inker: C.C. Beck Letterer: C.C. Beck Editor: Julius Schwartz Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: 20 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $50.00 Previously in Shazam: In 1939, Fawcett
In space, no one can hear you… meow? Your Major Spoilers review of Captain Marvel #7 awaits! In space, no one can hear you… meow? Your Major Spoilers review of Captain Marvel #7 awaits! CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Marcia Takara Colorist: Lee Loughridge Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna Editor: Sana Amanat Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: $2.99 Previously in Captain Marvel: “When an alien refugee named Tic came to Earth requesting help from the Avengers to prevent an interplanetary turf war, Captain Marvel got involved and promised to not only bring the young girl home, but also to bring
Who doesn’t love a good fight between two titans of the comic page? We spend hours thinking about it, but rarely do we get to geek out with our fellow four color fans over fantasy fights. That’s why we present the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week every Tuesday, and why we want you to get involved in our little weekly dose of make believe and what if. This week, it’s the Faucet City Whiz Kid taking on his thinly veiled alter ego, Miracleman! Two enter the Rock of Eternity, one to shout, “SHAZAM!” the other to screen “KIMOTA!” Who will
With the recent confirmation that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson has accepted the role of Black Adam in Warner Brothers’ upcoming Shazam! movie, curiosity now turns to who is going to play Captain Marvel, himself (although that name doesn’t seem likely to make it to the big screen given the success of Marvel Studios in recent years)? When rumours were swirling that Dwayne John could have stepped into the lightning bolt of DC’s greatest Superman analogue it seemed like an amazing idea to cast a person of colour in this part, thereby opening up big-screen superheroes to entire demographic of
Marvel Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at Captain Marvel #1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez.
With the new Captain America movie just around the corner, Marvel has a new Winter Soldier book arriving in February. Written by Rick Remender with art by Roland Boschi, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 that features Bucky Barnes in a Cold War adventure.
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!