Welcome to Inside Astro City, a column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross! Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book. This time, we rejoin Jack-In-The-Box and friends on a search for answers from the past… It’s Inside Astro City #35!
In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Podcast: The party goes to Murder Town, and does a little shopping. Visit the Major Spoilers store for Critical Hit and Major Spoilers merchandise! Character sheets for characters at level 17 are available at members.majorspoilers.com
(Warning: Major Spoilers – and an Ookla the Mok reference – ahead) As a young comic book reader, I was constantly asked some iteration of the “Who would win?” question. “Who would win in a fight: Spider-Man or Batman?” “Is Superman stronger than the Hulk?” “Could Logan’s claws pierce Steve Rogers’ shield?” As I got older, those questions were replaced with more meta-narrative questions like “Marvel or DC?” or the perennial, “Alan Moore or Grant Morrison?”
All hail Steve Rogers! You may try to take him down, but like a hydra, Steve Rogers will never stay down for long. Captain America is back, and we take a look at the controversial Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 in this week’s episode.
Wizkids recently released another Dice Masters collection inspired by the comic book and movie, Civil War. Take the jump to see all the cards in the starter set.
IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! #NCBD The best day of the week just got a lot better with a new round of awesome comics arriving in stores this week. Staff members at Major Spoilers are here to help you with your comic book selection this week, with their roundup of comics they recommend.
When I was growing up, I loved 80-page Giants! In those days, these books cost like a quarter and were reprints from 5-10 years earlier. But I hadn’t read them, so I pored over each and every story! It was an adventure into tales I hadn’t read before, but still grew to love. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is a lot like those wonderful comics. There’s a LOT going on, some of it touching on recent comics stories, others going back into previous DC storylines I enjoy remembering.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Scooby Apocalypse #1, Sensational G-Girl #2, Robots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle, and Legend of Wonder Woman #29 all get reviewed. We talk about ComiXology Unlimited, and answer your questions!
Psylocke fights the X-Men onscreen in the new film X-Men:Apocalypse. But she has been a steady member of the team since the 1990s! Where did Psylocke come from and how did she get her powers? Let’s turn on our mutant powers and find out!