Prez #6 marks the end. The end of the series? No, thankfully someone at DC is smart enough to let this one stick around, for now at least. This is the end of the first “mini-series”, with a following six issue arc to come in a few months. Hopefully. For now, let’s get to the review!
Wayne’s Comics Podcast #202: Russell Nohelty, Ben Caldwell, Mark Russell, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, and Jeff King
This week, Russell Nohelty from Katrina Hates the Dead introduces us to his new book and discusses how you can access his great product at wannabepress.com and his upcoming crowdfunding instruction site, so he’s up first in episode #202!
This year’s New York Comic Con was sick! (I found out “sick” is the new “awesome” when I was at a restaurant wearing a cool Batman shirt and a guy came up behind me declaring, “That shirt is SICK!” I may be behind on my current lingo, but I figured it out!) This past weekend, the latest NYCC was held in the Big Apple, and it was great! I was yet again on both sides of the table, and all four days were big ones, with the crowds being the biggest I’d ever experienced there. Thursday, Friday and Sunday all
Beth has just been inaugurated as President of the United States of America and she’s only sixteen years old. Now that she’s nearly finished assembling her cabinet and advisers, what could be in store next? Laws, immigration, warfare? All of the above? It’s the best DC book you probably aren’t reading but should be and Major Spoilers has your review of Prez #4.
As a reviewer at Major Spoilers, I’ve had a milestone or two that gave me a sense of pride. But none of them can compare to the wonder of being able to review TWO different Prez #1 issues. Oh, brave new world that has such comics in’t! Your (much awaited) Major Spoilers review of Prez #1 awaits!
Or – “An Issue That Always Brings A Tear To My Eye…” Back in the early 1970s, Joe Simon (creator of Captain America, among other credits) returned to DC Comics to create the bizarre tale of the first teenage president of the United States of America. Twenty years later, Neil Gaiman took that concept to its logical conclusions, and created one of the most touching tales of the modern era. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Or – “The Realities Of A Shared Universe Are That It Is Seldom Really Shared.” Back in 1973 or so, the legendary Joe Simon (creator of Captain America and the other half of the much-admired Simon/Kirby team) returned to DC Comics after a long absence, and proceeded to just go nuts. One of his most memorable creations was ‘Prez,’ the story of an alternate world where the age for the presidency was lowered to 18, and the first teenager to successfully be elected to the post, a riff on the then-somewhat recent movie ‘Wild In The Streets.’ It was pretty
Or – “The Seventies Really WERE A Different Time…” It’s sometimes difficult to remember that most of the things that we complain about (the economy, foreign conflicts, gas prices, government policices) are the same things people have been complaining about for decades. 40 years ago, a legendary creator returned to DC Comics after decades away and captured the zeitgeist of those tumultuous times and channeled it into his creative devices to create a lasting, viable, and affecting piece of work, which tragically was unfinished. That book was called.. …The New Gods. This book was written by that legend’s ex-partner the same