This is it! The Hit Girl mini-series finally comes to its bloody conclusion! Violence! Profanity! Needless exclamation marks! Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Today comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web – and Mark Millar, creator of Kick-Ass and one of the most celebrated comic authors of all time, announced today the exclusive English language digital debut of two Millar ICON series, Nemesis and Hit-Girl, with plans for more os his ICON digital releases forthcoming!
Or – “I Suspect A Clearing Of The Decks For the Next Incarnation…”
As long as there have been superheroes, there have been the superheroes who are deities of one sort or another. But seldom has anyone really delved into what the ramifications of associating with those sort of mythical creatures might be… For Christian Walker, it gets ugly. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The Kansas City Shuffle…”
Mark Millar has a very cinematic storytelling style, owing as much to Hollywood’s output as to that of the House of Ideas or the Distinguished Competition. This series has been a very open riff on the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ movie series, combined with the trappings of a super-hero comic, but can he stick the landing as well as Clooney & Pitt? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “All-Ages Should Mean ALL Ages…”
For quite a few years now, I have been a fan of Bendis & Oeming’s adults-only title, ‘Powers.’ When the news came that they were writing an all-ages book, I was skeptical, but issue #1 was an interesting exercise in storytelling… As for #2, your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “She Looks Really Weird On That Cover, Doesn’t She?”
I’ve been a fan of John Romita Jr. since his run on Spider-Man decades ago, and have appreciated Mark Millar’s work since the early 90′s. When they work together, though, I find my opinion of their work to be all over the place. Can Hit-Girl get past the novelty value of a foul-mouthed 12 year old murderess? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The Vicissitudes Of The Reviewing Game…”
One of the great disappointments of doing reviews for Major Spoilers comes when I anticipate a book’s release, then miss the actual review when the comic comes out. When Secret Service was announced back in 2011, I mentally earmarked it for consumption, then totally bobbled it upon the book’s release. Though we sold out of #1, I managed to get my hands on a copy of #2, and we can all just pretend that I never missed the other issue in the first place. Sound like a plan? Excellent! Are you sitting comfortably?
Or – “It’s Easy To Forget That Crime Capers Are Committed By Criminals…”
Not so long ago, Mark Millar created “Wanted,” a story of high-level super-criminals and the man who wakes up to realize that he’s actually one of them. I had been worried that this series would be too similar to that one, but Supercrooks actually surprised me with it’s take on the dark side of super-powers…
Or – “Any Resemblance To Ultimate Spider-Man Is Purely Intentional.”
I think there’s a lot of truth to the expectation that a normal kid, given super-powers, would be more likely to trash stuff and rob banks than he would be to focus on great power, great responsibility and such. But Albert’s dilemma may be more complicated than he thought, as his friends reveal the secrets of the experiments into super-powers.
Or – “It’s Pronounced Exactly The Same As Frank Miller…”
Three words: Edgy Captain Marvel.
With that premise, I think you’re either immediately in, or immediately out.
Or – “Deena Returns…”
The last issue of Powers promised the return of one of the original cast members in a whole new role, as Detective Deena Pilgrim reappeared as a federal agent. Of course, that was five and 1/2 months ago, so your memory might have faded a bit. Given that this entire volume of Powers has been an odd one, will the reign of strangeness continue?
Or – “Following A Hunch And A Man Named Fraction…”
I’ve been a fan of the works of Matt Fraction for some months now, but I had never looked at his creator-owned series before an issue appeared in my inbox at work, destined for the back issue bins. There’s always a danger in jumping on an established series while in motion (the same goes for trains, by the way) but I had faith in Matt’s writing skills and took the plunge. Now, a new Casanova cycle has begun, and I’m coming along for the ride…