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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: What’s In A Name Edition

Reports from the set of Iron Man 3 indicate that an armor resembling Norman Osborn’s Iron Patriot suit are set to appear.  Moreover, the suit’s pilot is reportedly not Norm-O, but Eric Savin aka Coldblood-7 (last seen unconscious on the battlefield during the Civil War crossover.)  Aside from the obviously cool visual of a Fourth of July Iron Man suit, though, I find myself wondering why they wouldn’t create a new charater for the movie.  Or, even better, why not use the similar Detroit Steel, who holds the double benefit of being both active in the current-day Marvel Universe AND…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Victoria And Ted Memorial Edition

The upcoming wedding of Northstar and Kyle (known to the paparazzi as “Northstyle”) has made me all nostalgic for past superhero weddings, and couples who probably SHOULD have gotten married, but for whatever reason, never did.  (At least Paul Levitz had the decency to put Blok and Mysa together again.) The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to have and to hold, love, honor and obey, asking:  Which pop-culture couple (retconned or unretconned) is your favorite?

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Major Spoilers Question of the Day: I am Spartacus Edition

Many of you have already picked up on the subtle, or maybe not so subtle wording in the latest issue of Empire Magazine where David Goyer hints that Batman may die in The Dark Knight Rises. “The final scene of The Dark Knight Rises is exactly that scene we talked about then,” says Goyer, speaking to Empire from his LA office almost four years later. “It remained completely unchanged. We both knew in our hearts that we were onto something special. I have to tell you, having finally seen everything strung together a little while ago and seeing that scene,…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Electric Boogaloo Edition

During a recent Major Spoilers podcast, Stephen and I got to talking about sequels, and how there are those who believe that the delayed ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ might be a better movie than ‘Rise of Cobra’ was.  It started us thinking about sequels, prequels, and the various iterations of movie-going magic. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to save the youth center, asking:  Are there sequels that you like better than their predecessors?  (And, no, Episodes I-III don’t count.)

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Black Widow’s Big Break Edition

A night or so ago, I was watching late-night cable and happened upon the David Arquette giant monster vehicle, “Eight-Legged Freaks.”  I was a bit startled to see Scarlett Johansson as a seventeen-year-old, playing Kari Wuhrer’s daughter (briliant bit of casting, I might add.)  For some reason, my mind wanted to believe that Scarlett’s first movie was Ghost World, but checking her history, it seems that she has been working in films since 1995’s ‘North.’  That movie was pretty much awful, but thinking about it started a train of thought in my head… The MS-QOTD is a test of your…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Cross-Pollination And Corporate Synergy Edition

In a recent Major Spoilers Podcast, I got to eat a little crow regarding my assumption that Marvel couldn’t create the same sort of “shared universe” as their comics with their various movie projects.  Still, even after that successful adaptation, I have a stubborn voice in my head telling me that an adaptation that DOESN’T suck is the exception to the rule.  For every ‘Avengers,’ it seems there are three critical failures, be they a live-action Underdog, a comic adaptation of Family Guy or a cartoon version of American Beauty. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is your chance to…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Canvas J.C. Penney $3.98 Edition

They’re opposite sides of the same coin, really: Yin to Yang, darkness to light, aggression to serenity.  Sandra Wu-San; born to poverty, raised by assassins, eventually finding her way by walking the earth, fighting and killing for the sheer thrill of it all.  Shang-Chi, son of Fu Manchu; Born in splendor, a pawn in his father’s schemes of domination, until he turned away to find his own path of balance.  Each is acclaimed as the greatest hand-to-hand combatant of their world (he fought the Hulk alone, she TRAINED the Batman) but with wildly different views of the world and the…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Do Not Adjust Your Set Edition

Recently, Major Spoilers brought you news about Hulu’s upcoming slate of original programming, some of which is going to be debuting during the summer, notoriously a time where the traditional networks are just burning off reruns or under-performing shows.  Given the full saturation of 24/7 cable channels, as well as Hulu, Netflix and others launching their own original year-round programming, I wonder whether the traditional “school year” scheduling is going the way of Saturday morning cartoons and the Dodo… The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders:  Given the sheer number of entertainment outlets available these day, should the traditional September-To-May…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Spectacular Eye-Candy Edition

Recently, I’ve been re-reading “Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales,” including Alan Moore and Arthur Adams superlative (and innuendo-laden) Jonni Future series.  Adams’ art in this series is just flat-out incredible, and the main character is beautiful to look at while remaining a believable heroic figure, which can be a difficult balance.  Arthur’s rendition of Tesla Strong ranks with Steve Rude’s Sundra Peale, Mike Allred’s Jo Lombard, and George Perez’ Wanda Maximoff among the most memorable characters in my collection. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is simple (and, please, let’s keep things tasteful):  Which artist draws the most attractive characters for…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Turns Out Kristin Did It Edition

Having finally watched the last three episodes of Community Season Three this week, I was glad to see some closure given the the plot points of this year’s episodes.  With May being the time of season finales (or ‘last of the series’, for the Brits) I started to wonder if my appreciation of closure is universal, or just a sign that I’m getting old and complacent.  (Do not say a word, Stephen…) The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) came from this train of thought:  When it comes to season-ending episodes, do you prefer a compelling cliffhanger or a season wrap-up?

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: First Impressions Edition

In the comics retail business, we hear one question all the time: “What book do you recommend?”  It’s a very tough question to answer, as you have to factor in the age of the audience, genre preferences and other concerns.  Add to this the complication that the most iconic characters are all-but-unrecognizable from the last time most questioners had access to comics, and the simple fact that not everyone is ready for the madness of Grant Morrison or the retro brilliance that is Omega The Unknown (still a killer book, even 35 years later.) The MS-QOTD (pronounced “misquoted”) is all…

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Major Spoilers Question of the Day: Expensive Gee-Gaw Edition

The Major Spoilers Nerd Room of Doom is packed with toys, statues, comic books, and toys, that we’ve collected over the years.  (Word has it we had to move just to accommodate the growing collection of “stuff”.)  Recent MSQotD have pondered wonders lost and found, and things you wish you could afford to buy, but today, it’s all about the here and now. This week, we learned about a rare Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle illustration that sold at auction for over $70,000, which brings us to the MS-QotD: What is the most expensive/rare/cherished bit of ephemera  you have in your…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Eight-Year-Old Logic Edition

Sometimes, even I find myself hidebound by dogma, trapped in the boring mindset of an adult.  That’s why I find it fascinating (and necessary) to experience stuff with my kid, who doesn’t have the same sort of baggage that I do.  Our recent watching of ‘Jem’ together has given me a new perspective on a show that I never really gave a chance back in the 80’s, and half the fun of sharing a show like Power Rangers is in her reaction to it.  This evening, the child offered me a deal: If I would put up a cool picture…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Yard Sale Vintage Edition

When I was trying to phrase yesterday’s Major Spoilers Question Of The Day, I found myself thinking about not only the awesome toys I kind of wish I had (the full Micronaut battle cruiser would have been awesome) but the ones I actually GOT (the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ AT-AT and the Millenium Falcon, for starters.) Thus, today’s MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is the inverse of the one before it:  What toys/merchandise did you actually HAVE as a kid do you wish you’d kept?