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RETRO REVIEW: Miracleman #15 (November 1988)

Or – “A Moment When I Wondered If I Could Even Write AT ALL…” **Please note that today’s Retro Review is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended, and images may be considered NSFW.  Those who are sensitive to depictions of  violence should  NOT click the link.** Day 2 of Anniversary Week, and we continue our look at stories that have great power and meaning for me.  If you listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast, you know I talk a lot about things my Grandfather may or may not have actually said.  On occasion, though, I have to divert to…

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RETRO REVIEW: Total Eclipse #5 (April 1989)

Or – “Crisis On Infinite Oddities…” As we’ve mentioned previously, the comics publishing world has developed a “Big Event” mentality, and crossovers have become the norm for the big publishers.  In the ’80s, in the wake of ‘Secret Wars’ and ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths,’ a number of publishers created their own universal opus to cash in on the crossover craze.  One of the weirdest was Total Eclipse, from Eclipse Comics, publisher of titles as diverse as Miracleman, Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, Tales of the Beanworld and more.  The big question going into this book wasn’t what the threat was, it…

Review: Red White And Blue Rapid-Fire Reviews – Now With Roman Candles!

Or – “We Hold These Comics To Be Self-Evident…” Today is American Independence Day, commonly referred to as July 4th, as it takes place on the 4th of July, hence the name, and that’s why the song is called Alice’s Restaurant… To all the faithful Spoilerites of the United States, Happy 4th of July. For those of you who are from elsewhere, sorry about all the hegemony and stuff. Either way, it’s time for another bout of our Rapid Fire Reviews, bite-sized chunks of comics that I either couldn’t write three paragraphs about, or ran out of time to cover.…

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Rapid-Fire Science Theatre 3000 – Manos, The Reviews of Fate

Or – “Off To Meet My Doom, Mom! See You After School!”    Comic book publishing schedules puzzle me. The Twelve hasn’t come out in what seems like a year, while Agents of Atlas is apparently on a bi-weekly status, and Spider-Man is coming out every sixteen minutes or so. Wolverine alone accounts for half the forests destroyed in the United States every month. The major publishers can’t seem to decide whether it’s a market for the celebrity auteur writer, or whether it’s the characters who sell the books regardless of creator. When Wolverine #73 came out a few weeks…