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BatmanDCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewSuperman

Fans have waited a long time to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen for the first time.  But I’ll be you didn’t know how long Golden Age fans had to wait to see our heroes together on the comics page…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Superman #76 awaits!

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Archie ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewThe Shadow

These days, you can’t swing a cat without seeing some sort of comic-book adaptation, be it live-action, cartoon or just that weird dude in the Spider-Man costume on the corner of Sunset.  I’ve often said that I don’t always trust and adaptation, and today we have Exhibit A in my case for why…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Shadow #3 awaits!

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FeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewUncanny X-Men

One of the most celebrated runs in 1980s comics hit a major milestone in ’84, leaving a mutant without her powers for the first time.  How do you deal with the loss of something that defines your very existence?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Uncanny X-Men #186 awaits!

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewTeen Titans

There have been a lot of different incarnations of the Titans in the DC Universe, from sidekick to New Teen to ‘No Longer In Existence.’  With the Titans’ back story returning to continuity, I was reminded of the last time that the adolescent heroes reformed, pre-Flashpoint.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Teen Titans #1 awaits!

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Dell ComicsDoctor WhoFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

The 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who on television made the show as big a deal in the colonies as it is back home in the UK.  But, in truth, The Doctor made his first appearance on American shores decades earlier… …sorta.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Dr. Who And The Daleks (aka Dell Movie Classics) 12-190-612 awaits!

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FeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewThunderbolts

In the wake of the Avengers and Fantastic Four, new heroes arise to protect the Marvel Universe, but are they all that they seem? No, of course not.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Thunderbolts #1 awaits!

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Action ComicsDCFeaturedLegion of Super HeroesRetro ReviewRevivalSuperman

The Man Of Steel meets the Lord Of Lies, while a Legionnaire runs headlong into an apple metaphor, in an issue rife with quasi-biblical innuendo.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Action Comics #378 awaits!

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Bongo ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Be not fooled, Faithful Spoilerites!  Though this issue may bear a publishing date of the year 2000, what’s inside is pure 1963 Silver Age madness.  It’s the greatest Radioactive Man story ever told!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Radioactive Man #100 awaits!

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FeaturedG.I. JoeMarvelRetro ReviewReview

Though I’ve read a great many superhero books in my time, my comic book collecting habit began someplace entirely different (albeit not entirely devoid of folks in cool costumes with special skillz.)  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 awaits!

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DCFeaturedPlastic ManRetro ReviewReview

Sometimes, an issue arrives that is the very definition of the phrase “Worlds Collide,” in all the best ways.  Are you ready for the All-Reet 40s and the Swingin’ 60s to smash together, circa the American Bicentennial?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Plastic Man #13 awaits!

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ExilesFeaturedMalibu ComicsRetro ReviewReview

The rules of superheroing are simple: Get powers, get a cool suit, join a team and fight for the greater good. But the thing nobody talks about is how difficult that all must be.  That’s where the Exiles come in (and also how they go out.)  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Exiles #4 awaits!

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FeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewThor

The inscription clearly reads “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!” Hearken back to a time when worthiness arrived from the most unexpected quarter…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Thor #337 awaits!

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewShowcase

It’s a little-known fact that, before uniting ALL their heroes for the ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’, DC editorial did a metaphorical dry-run by uniting all the heroes who had ever starred in their Showcase anthology series.  Given the time-frames involved (the dawn of man through the far-flung future), things might have gotten just a bit complicated…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Showcase #100 awaits!

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Charlton ComicsFeaturedPeacemakerRetro ReviewReview

He’s a man who loves peace so much, he’s willing to fight for it.  It’s a bit of a paradox… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Peacemaker #1 awaits!

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