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DNAgentsEclipse ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Some comic book stories are all about great and terrible connotations and world-shattering consequences.  Others are just about relationships. Of course, even those can still have the world-shattering part…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Crossfire And Rainbow #1 awaits!

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewWarlord

Back in the ’70s, DC E-I-C Carmine Infantino had an remarkably forward-thinking vision: Since first issues sold better, why not create a series that was ALWAYS a first issue?  We’re about to see the only lasting fruit of that endeavor, the hero called… The Warlord!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of 1st Issue Special #8 awaits!

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AvengersFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

Say what you will about the 1990s, they knew how to end a giant crossover schmageggi with a bang!  Jump in and see them sow the seeds of the superhero Civil War, as your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Avengers #347 awaits!

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Battle Of The PlanetsFeaturedImage ComicsRetro ReviewReview

Okay, seriously.  It’s been 40 years, can somebody tell me what the heck “alien galaxies beyond space” means, exactly?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Battle Of The Planets #1 awaits!

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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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