It’s just about time for the Defenders to gear up for its Netflix series, and as the hype machine beings, the Defenders will be featured prominently on a series of variant covers for upcoming Marvel titles.
I’ve been a fan of the Defenders all the way back to the days when The Hulk hung out at Doctor Strange’s Sanctorum and ate nothing but beans, while Norrin Radd hovered and looked melancholy. One thing I’ve learned since that series ended is that the Defenders will continue to rise over and over again, and probably get cancelled within 15 issues. Still, if I had a choice of new teams every couple of years and no Defenders at all, I’ll just have to soldier on and deal with repeated heartbreak when things go sour. It’s kind of like BEING
Or – “An Interesting Start For A New Book…” A couple of years ago, Marvel put out a book called “Girl Comics,” which featured some of their most recognizable female characters put together by female creators. While it was a step in the right direction, there were some great flaws in the execution. This book, while still featuring mostly male creators, features three of Marvel’s most interesting female charactors working together. Will this issue impress as much as the previous two? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has once again launched a Defenders title, now named Fearless Defenders. The first issue was quite enjoyable, introducing Misty Knight and Valkyrie. A new female protagonist is introduced this issue, Dani Moonstar. Does it come together as well as the first? Major Spoilers takes a look!
Or – “We’re Almost Out Of 70’s Marvel Heroes To Revive… Have They Done Tagak Yet?” The last few years at Marvel have been full of interesting takes on heroes, albeit some that just aren’t viable in the long-term. The repeated attempts to revamp Heroes For Hire have established Misty Knight as a badass on a par with her on-again/off-again boy-toy Iron Fist, while the Valkyrie has once again been in the spotlight due to the events of ‘The Fearless.’ Can a girl from New York and a girl from Valhalla make it together in the Marvel Universe? And will
Or – “WOO WOOOOOO! MASS DESTRUCTION! By the time of this issue, The New Defenders have barely made a name for themselves, but they’ve NEVER seen anything like.. THE WALRUS! And neither have we… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Matt Fraction took the reins of the Defenders promising that he would explore the foundations of the Marvel Universe and answer the questions of how it all came together. With only one more issue to go, has he lived up to his promise? More importantly, is it a good read? Find out after the jump.
“Or – “Marvel’s Most Maligned (Non) Team Title…’ It always puzzles me why some folks seem to have a problem with The Defenders as a concept. “They’re not team players,” I have been told, and indeed, that was part of the POINT of the original four Defenders aligning. Many great and potentially great characters were Defenders, and the book ran for over a decade during times when folks like Green Arrow and the X-Men weren’t considered viable solo characters. Honestly, I blame it all on ‘Secret Defenders,’ which is to the original Defenders title what Zero Hour was the the