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DCDoom PatrolFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

The DC Universe is a vast and varied place, encompassing scarred cowboys from the past, teenagers from the future who won’t lay off the practical jokes and various squads suicidal.  They’ve even got TWO teams called The Outsiders!  But few of the denizens of the reality that Superman spawned are quite as unusual as Niles Caulder’s original team of freaks.  Are you ready for the first appearance of The Doom Patrol?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of My Greatest Adventure #80 awaits!

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Ghost RiderMarvelRetro ReviewReview

Is he alive… or is he dead? And more importantly, does the issue give any hints that this is a character that will last for the next 45 years?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Spotlight #5 awaits!

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Eclipse ComicsFeaturedLiberty ProjectRetro ReviewReview

And now, a master class in how to deal with your comic being cancelled…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Liberty Project #8 awaits!

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BatmanDCFeaturedIncredible HulkMarvelRetro ReviewReview

In October of 1981, a Marvel or DC comic off the newsstand would cost you 50 or 60 cents.  What could possibly make you make 400% more?  How about a double-sized treasury edition featuring only the second crossover between the Big 2 universes?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of DC Special Series #27 – Batman Vs. The Incredible Hulk awaits!

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DCFeaturedMarvel ComicsRetro ReviewReview

In 1996, a rivalry dating back 30 years (or more, depending on how one counts) finally came to a head.  And then, it all got complicated…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Versus DC #3 awaits!

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Broadway ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Just so you know, I’m now unable to read this comic without hearing the theme to the ‘Barry Gibb Talk Show.’  And, if you know your 70s funk, neither will you!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Knights On Broadway #1 awaits!

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BatmanDCFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Many internet people (including quite a few here at Stately Spoilers Manor and our California embassy) hold the strong opinion Tim Drake is the best Robin of them all.  But how did his storied heroic career get started?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Batman #442 awaits!

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FeaturedHoward the DuckMarvelRetro ReviewReview

Feeling a heavy dose of 1970s style malaise, Howard The Duck has checked himself into a local metal facility.  Well, actually it wasn’t his decision, thanks to the less-than-savory machinations of the Kidney Lady, but in any case…  Things are about to get a bit weird.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Howard the Duck #13 awaits!

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FeaturedMalibu ComicsRetro ReviewReview

This is the story of seven Strangers, picked by fate to get struck by lightning and find out what happens when you stop being polite… And start getting super-powers!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Strangers #1 awaits!

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DCEl DiabloFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

That new Suicide Squad flick features El Diablo, but as with many hero codenames, he’s not the only one.  And, if you were a comic reader in the immediate post-Crisis years of DC, he’s probably not the one you remember…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of El Diablo #1 awaits!

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FeaturedHarvey ComicsRetro ReviewReviewThe Phantom

He is one of the most famous heroes of all, known around the globe as The Ghost Who Walks.  And in the late 50s, he had a rather unexpected creator on his side…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Harvey Hits #12 – The Phantom awaits!

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atlas comicsFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewVenus

The Golden Age of Comics was nearly over, and the superhero/adventure genre was on the wane, with romance on the rise.  Good thing Atlas Comics was ready to merge the two!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Venus #1 awaits!

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FeaturedPreacherRetro ReviewReviewVertigo

  With that new Preacher show bringing the adventures of Jesse, Tulip and that wicked ol’ Cassidy to the a new generation, I thought maybe Faithful Spoilerites would like to hear about the best issue in the entire series.  Fair warning: It’s gonna get explodey.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Preacher #37 awaits! **Today’s Retro Review contains strong language and violence, so exercise your Spoilerite discretion before the clickety.**

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Centaur ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

In 1939, the ink was barely dry on the first real superhero, but it was clear that the super man was the wave of the future.  Now (for ‘Fall of ’39’ values of now, anyway) it was time… …to EXPERIMENT!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Amazing-Man Comics #5 awaits!

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