For our Semi-Annual Around-Halloween Count Floyd’s “Scary Stuff, Kids!” Retro Review, I decided to go back to the first appearance of one of the most frightening characters in comic book history… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 awaits!
It’s long been said that what makes good movies are the bad guys. If that person is not challenging the main character of the film, then it’s dull as dishwater. If he or she is, then we often feel for the “good guy” of the film, want that person to win! I think comics have that same element to them. When the villain rises up and we worry that the hero or heroine will not be victorious, we’re anxious to turn the page and see what happens next. Our perception of villains has changed over the years. We used to
All hail Darkseid! Alternate universe stories can be great because literally anything can happen. You can’t do that in a regular ongoing title because you want a reader to pick up the next issue and find it in almost exactly the same position as it was last month. That’s been part of the fun in reading Earth 2 since it first was released. You can make Alan Scott gay and explore his relationships while getting some good publicity out of it, for instance. You can have a different member of the Wayne family be Batman, and it lets you put
A DC COMICS SUPERHEROES SET WITHOUT BATMAN!? Stephen takes a look at another DC Comics Super Heroes set – #76028 Darkseid Invasion. It includes Darkseid, Superman, Hawkman, Cyborg, and Green Arrow!
If you were wondering when Darkseid would appear in the pages of Justice League, you only have to wait until December, when the villain reveals himself. But you don’t have to wait that long to see how Jim Lee has redesigned the Justice League foe.
When it comes to demi-gods, Marvel and DC both have heavy hitters in the form of Thanos and Darkseid. If the two were thrown into the galactic ring and forced to pound on one another until one emerged victorious, who would win? FIGHT!
I’m in the process of cleaning out the Major Spoilers Toy Closet (something that is taking forever).Â The toy collection goes back nearly 20 years and contains a variety of figures (some are for sale), and I’m constantly amazed at the number of different styles a particular character can take. This brings me to… Yes, take the jump and see all the Darkseid incarnations.