Thanks to my cousin Elwood, who discovered comic books a couple of years before me, one of the first superheroes I was exposed to was Carol Danvers. (For the minutiae-obsessed, it was the Marvel Team-Up issue where she first wore her black lightning-bolt uniform.) Some decades later, both Carol and I have graduated to more adult activities, in that she’s now Captain Marvel and I’m… …still a nerd talkin’ comic books. A concerted push to bring Carol Danvers to the forefront of the Marvel Universe began right around the turn of the century, and frankly, it hasn’t always been successful.
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My social media feed for the last couple of days has been full of exultation about a new wave of action figures from DC, including Bat-Mite, the Batgirl of Burnside, cartoon miniskirt Supergirl and more. (Jason Inman was particularly happy about an Ace The Bat-Hound figure, which marks him as a wise man who knows class when he sees it.) For my part, there are some cool figures in the set, but I’m still waiting for an Aztek in scale with the rest of my DC Direct action figures or perhaps a Skateman with working quad-wheel action, allowing me to
This week, Zach and company invade the theater to talk up the Merc with a Mouth, the newly released Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. NOTE: THERE IS AN EXPLICIT TAG ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE! DON’T LISTEN WITH CHILDREN IN THE ROOM!
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Starfire, the golden-skinned alien warrior of the Teen Titans. Maybe it’s her joyful nature, or her love of adventure, or maybe it’s partly her beauty, contrasting the fierce warrior within. Either way, she is always near the top of any list of Alien Heroes, right up there with Lar Gand of Daxam, Mar-Vell of Hala and even the gold standard, planet Bismoll’s favorite son, Tenzil Kem. Unusually for me, I even love her animated adaptation, whose stilted English is endearing as heck, leading us to today’s extraterrestrial query… The MS-QOTD
Top Five Actors who could play Flash characters Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five. There are a number of speedsters running around on the CW’s The Flash television show, but Matthew and Stephen think there could be a few more speedsters and offer up the actors who could play them.
Nearly a century after the codification of the modern superhero, we have literally thousands of examples, with names ranging from poetic to “Morph.” Some, however, are more descriptive than others… Welcome to Ten Things!
It’s a time-tested adage of the innernets: Everybody has their opinion on who makes the best Batman, with choruses of ‘Kevin Conroy!”, “Christian Bale!” and “Adam West!” and nine guys interjecting with “Val Kilmer!” With all this discussion of the Dark Knight, there is sometimes no spotlight left over for his partner, the Teen Wonder himself, best known for being played by a 22-year-old man. It’s a shame, since there are considerably MORE Robins to choose from (at least six in the comics, as well as weirdo one-offs like ‘Robin 3000’) than there are iterations of the big bad Bat,
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.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Scarlett Couture and Des Taylor take us on a whirlwind spy chase, Flash speeds over to Supergirl, Gutter Magic #2 is a thing to behold, Mirror #1 is a fave, Big Foot: Sword of the Earthman #3 takes us off planet, Adventures of Supergirl #2 plays nice, and we wonder who is sexier – Adam West or William Shatner? Save 10% on a new subscription to Loot Crate by going to www.lootcrate.com/Spoilers and using the code Spoilers
The most interesting poll of the week suggestion I’ve seen in months comes from Major Spoilerite Silvergray, who wants you to answer this all important question – Who was the sexiest in their prime: Adam West or William Shatner. Well… What are you waiting for? VOTE
For a while, around the turn of the century, the wrestlers of ‘Attitude Era’ WWE (Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Chyna and others) had their own comic book series from Chaos! Comics. The quality of the books varied (Undertaker’s was a pretty wild ride, casting him as a literal lord of the underworld enmeshed in an ongoing war for the souls of the dead) but the synergy of the thing was well-timed, given the popularity of wrestling circa 1999. Indeed, the excitement about those books was (temporarily) high, just as it was about Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8,