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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Begun This Nerd War Has

The acquisition of Lucasfilm and related stuff by the Disney corporation has led to lots of discussion on the internet (and even here at Major Spoilers.)  The biggest announcement is that Disney intends to continue the Star Wars saga with Episode Seven in a couple of years, meaning that they’ll need to get cracking on a script and a crew and all that jazz in order to get the picture to market on time.  With that in mind, Stephen and I began wondering last night who will lead the film from out of the heads of the creative types and…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Darth Goofy Edition

Tinfoil hats abound on the internet right now about the bombshell revelation that George Lucas is selling LucasArts, ILM and his lucky R2D2 boxer shorts to Disney for over 4 billion dollars (that’s with a ‘B’, and that’s also more money than Stephen and I have ever SEEN in our cumulative 8 decades on the planet.)  Given all the various permutations involved, it’s easy to find something to love or hate about this situation, and there are already people brayint that the Golden Age of Star Wars is over.  (Most of them are writing it “starwars”, though, so I ignore…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Somebody Get Carl In The Dang House Already Edition

Sunday nights are once again the night where I sacrifice sleep in order to enjoy the madness of ‘The Walking Dead.’  Last night’s episode made it 100% clear that we’re dealing with an entirely different continuity from the comics (as if the relative survival-to-horrific-death ratio of characters wasn’t enough) with the introduction of what is probably this season’s big bad and some revealing character moments for Michonne and Andrea.  For my taste, it’s harder to watch the show knowing how the last ten years of the comic have gone, but I’m torn on whether the differences are a good or…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Thankya, Thankyaverramuch Edition

If Young Zack learns only one thing from me here at Major Spoilers (and heaven help us, it looks like that is a very real possibility) it should be three simple words: Respect the classics.  There are those who spend their time finding ways to tear down that which other people love, and it only diminishes the grandeur of our pop cultural legacies.  They say that Elvis Presley became a walking parody of himself in his waning years, but even as a parody, the man made millions of people happy, sang his guts out and seemed to love doing it.…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: I Am The Hero Who Never Fails, I Cannot Be Bothered With Such Details Edition

During our Friday M.S.P., you’ll get a chance to hear Young Zack, Old Stephen and I discussing some of the greatest characters in the Western world, and how they work in multiple contexts.  (As for who those characters are, tune in tomorrow!)  That train of thought, along with random riffing on the Faceyspace, got Otter Disaster and I discussing stories where the characters are out of their element, and how enlightening they can be about the core concept of those characters.  Lightning McQueen’s journey in ‘Cars’ is a good example, and, even though it has been DECADES since I first…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Good Lord *CHOKE* Edition

In past years, I’ve tried to review something super-scary the week of Halloween in my pseudo-weekly Retro Review feature, to stay in the holiday spirit and offset the tendency of Stephen’s local Wal-Mart to try to ring in the X-Mas season early.  This year, though, I am blanking on something truly horrifying enough to get the job done, with candidates like Neil Gaiman’s ’24 Hours,’ the entire EC Comics library, and even the legendary pages of ‘Plop’ in the metaphorical hopper.  Since all the news outlets have gone to the method of telling us what people think they know rather…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: He Signed A Release Form When He Joined The Force Edition

Yesterday’s work at the comic store included several books that fell into a theme:  Steel, The Indestructible Man #1, The Six Million Dollar Man #1, Superman Vol. 2 #1 and the first issue of Marvel’s Star Wars comic.  With the upcoming remake of Robocop, and the return of Aaron Stack in this week’s issue of Red She-Hulk, I am finding myself awash in machine-men, which led me to ponder today’s ponderance… The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) sics the Venus Probe on Bigfoot, asking: Who is your favorite cyborg in pop-culture history?

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Always Something To Look At If You Open Your Eyes Edition

I have long been fascinated by people’s expectations of what is the “REAL” version of any given property.  I have had real conversations with people who hated Christopher Reeve as Superman because he wasn’t George Reeves, with those who disliked all John Byrne issues of X-Men because he’ll never be Dave Cockrum, and we shouldn’t even consider all the questions about which incarnation of The Doctor is best.  I have often heard the opinion that your favorite Doctor is usually the one to which you are first exposed, but I think there’s a caveat:  You have to be paying attention. …

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Bob Haney Memorial Edition

I always find it interesting when my child asks me an incisive question, but it’s even more fun when she thinks to ask a question that I never did.  During a recent viewing of ‘Chōjin Sentai Jetman’, she seemed to be considering something for several minutes, tilting her head and squishing up her eyebrows in the way she does before she ruins something for Daddy has a pop-culture epiphany.  Her question, however, was a good one: “How come if they’re just a bunch of kids, all the Power Rangers know how to fight so good?”  It got me thinking about…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Ichi Tasu Ni Tasu Sun Vulcan Edition

During a recent downtime discussion at work, a co-worker asked me how many languages I actually speak.  Though the answer is two (English and Gibberish), she believed that it was more because of my successful answers during daily viewings of quiz shows, my ability to pronounce certain specialized terms that pop up in our daily work, and her mistaken belief that the word ‘Frammistat’ was actually German.  In reality, I have sufficient command of Spanish to get arrested, a tiny bit of semi-conversational Japanese, a very rudimentary chunk of Latin (thanks to a school-teacher grandmother) and know exactly one sentence…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Duali-DEAN Of Man Edition

Recent news that ‘Community’ is being “held in reserve” by NBC for some sort of programming emergency and will not premiere as promised this month has left me in a very cynical state.  (Epic run-on sentence, bro!)  The expectation that my favorite NBC show is probably on short time is bothersome, but more distressing is the implied expectation from the network that no matter what they do with the property, it’s not going to get any more or less popular than it is right now.  After a strong ending to Season 3, this season might have been something awesome, so…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Hip, Swinging All-New All-Different Mod Fab Gear Edition

If you’re a Faithful Spoilerite, you’re probably familiar with our wonderful website.  As such, you’re hopefully at least aware of the Retro Reviews that I occasionally toss together out of a box of scraps that I found in a cave.  In my travels throughout nearly a century of comics history, though, I often find myself gravitating towards the era from about 1966 to 1972, late Silver/early Bronze Age, an era of relevance, go-go boots, and a fascinating take on teenage slang that seems only to exist in comics, especially comics featuring any member of the Teen Titans.  I’m fascinated by…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Public Has A Short Memory Edition

Once in a while, I get a sad reminder that our beloved shared worlds were always designed to be disposable. The latest such revelation came as I tried to figure out what to do with a big batch of X-Files comics and collectibles after a couple of months of trying (and failing) to sell them on the Ebay. Even though Mulder & Scully’s heyday was relatively recent, it seems that they’ve already been forgotten by at least my internet buyers. As a fan and champion of obscurity (ask me about Fruitman sometime) I always find a bit of transitory sadness…

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Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Flooded Like The Carb On My ’78 Dodge Edition

Yesterday, I had a chance to actually wander about and spent a moment in our local second-hand game, toy and junk shop.  Aside from seeing the sad results of some Flash fan offloading ALL his merchandise (including TWO Super Powers Team Flash action figures still in their original packaging, and a set of statues that has to be seen to be believed) I was a little bit saddened to see literally TONS of Guitar Hero paraphernalia and half a dozen DJ Hero boards.  I remember really enjoying GH a couple of years ago, even as my snottier hipster friends opined…

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