It’s the time of the year when we think about new beginnings, but no beginning ever comes without an ending. Sometimes, even the heroes of the city of Dakota sometimes have to say goodbye to a friend. They just do it with a little extra meta and a side of loving snark… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Icon #30 awaits!
This year’s New York Comic-Con was full of interesting announcements, from Spider-Gwen (Stacy) getting her own ongoing series at Marvel to Arrow coming to the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game. It was a big and busy one! But one story grabbed my attention like no other. It had to do with the television program based on the Bendis and Oeming series Powers appearing on the PlayStation Network. A teaser was shown about the upcoming show during the convention. I hadn’t heard about this development prior to seeing the teaser even though I love the series.
Press Release This October, New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Scalped) and fan-favorite artist Ron Garney (Thor: God of Thunder, Weapon X) team up once again for a gritty new limited series kicking off in MEN OF WRATH #1!
Press Release 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
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.