If you follow me on Twitter (@stacybaugher) you probably saw a few tweets a little while back from me regarding recent developments in the world of Doctor Who and some theories I had on the matter. As I was preparing a blog post on it, I wondered “Would Stephen and the gang at Major Spoilers would be interested in my theories?” Looks like that’s a 10-4 good buddy!
Roland is a down-on-his-luck space gambler and card cheat. With a large debt to pay off, he is forced to serve on the casino/prison spaceship, Lost Vegas. So far he has served five years as a servant busing tables and working for tips. Since he does not want to work at Lost Vegas forever, Roland has other plans. He hopes to escape Lost Vegas by cheating money from the casino and buying a ship. He also has help from a few friends: Ink, a telepathic, black goo alien; Rinny, the Lost Vegas mechanic; and Loria, a Lost Vegas card dealer. Equipped with a holographic collar so he can blend into Lost Vegas’s gambling crowd, Roland has all the cards to make the perfect getaway.
Bodie Troll is a new all ages comic from Red 5 hitting the shelves in April and Major Spoilers took an advanced look to see what it’s all about.
Now that you have had a chance to look at all the five star books reviewed by the Major Spoilers staff, it’s time to break the numbers down, and name the best comic books of 2012.
After looking at the nine months of 2012, it’s finally time to take a look a the last quarter of the year and see what books received the Major Spoilers Five Star designation.
We’ve already taken a look at books that received the Major Spoilers Five Star Rating for the first four months of 2012, and today we continue the journey through the year that was with a look at even more books that received five stars.
Thanks to a fine Major Spoilerite, we have an updated database of all of the reviews written for the site, in an easy to digest and analyze format. Since 2012 is officially over, it’s time to take a look back at those issues that earned the Major Spoilers Five Star Rating.
Chas Worthington III, a modern-day Sam Houston, has begun to explore his new garbage island and, beyond his measurements of depth and density he’s come across the last thing he expected to find on the Great Pacific Gyre: People. Read on in this Major Spoilers review.
If you are planning to head to San Diego for Comic-Con 2012, you will need a costume that sets you apart from the crowd. Store-bought costumes are an easy choice, but chances are that at least one other attendee will be wearing the exact same outfit. You may think about making your own costume at home, but crafting a suitable costume from scratch can be a daunting and time-consuming task. To get the best of both worlds, consider combining various store-bought elements to create your own unique look for Comic-Con.
As Television viewers, comic book readers and video game players we are used to experiencing a final product. We all know that a telecomicgame can go through thousands of iterations before being released, but largely once you hold a piece of media in your hands you know that it has been finalized.
However, successful properties often continue to grow; spawning sequels, spin-offs and adaptations. When this happens the themes of the franchise may begin to shift, causing design elements to transform to match the expanding medium. At this stage the creators cannot go back to the drawing board, as the original work is already in the hands of the public. The creator has to choose which elements need to shift along with the expanding canon, and which elements should be kept. When the elements retained begin to clash with the rest of the universe it leads to a phenomenon I call Universe Expansion Dissonance.
It’s been six months since DC shook the comic industry and gave it a much needed boost. Six months and six issues later, and we’ve seen (or nearly seen) the completion of the first story arcs. While some of the titles have already been announced as being canceled, we thought it was time to take another look at the New 52 and see where we stand on each of the titles.