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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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Captain Mar-VellCaptain MarvelFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

48 years ago this month, Marvel Comics launched a character destined to create hundreds of semantic arguments over the ensuing decades.  Is he Captain Marvel or Captain Mar-Vell?  However you want to designate him, this is the first appearance of the greatest Kree warrior of them all.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Super-Heroes #12 awaits!

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BatmanDCDetective ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

This week’s Major Spoilers Podcast included an extensive (and kind of inexplicable, but that’s half the fun of the MSP) discussion of the various Clayfaces of the DC Universe.  It’s the kind of thing that sends you to your back issue boxes so that you can reread those stories one more time.  (I just choose to share…)  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Detective Comics #298 awaits!

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Danger GirlFeaturedImage ComicsRetro ReviewReview

Cheesecake and bullwhips and spies, oh my!  (Also: Is that Sean Connery?) Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Danger Girl #1 awaits!

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AsterixFeaturedHolidayRetro ReviewReview

It has become an annual tradition at Major Spoilers that after the feast of the bird, the downing of the stuffing, and the packing away of the pumpkin pie, it is time to kick back, relax and re-read a classic Asterix comic from days gone by. This year, we look at Asterix the Gladiator, the book we SHOULD have shared with you last year.

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Blaze Of GloryFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

The adventures of the gun-toting cowboys of days past have been a staple of Marvel Comics since the 1940s.  But, what if the real story were a bit different from the four-color adventures we’ve read?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Blaze Of Glory #4 awaits!

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