Thanks to his appearances in the X-Men titles (and, perhaps more importantly, the cartoon) the man known as Gambit is now an integral part of the Marvel mutant universe. But that wasn’t always the case… Are you ready for the FIRST appearance of Remy Etienne LeBeau? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Uncanny X-Men #266 awaits!
“Destiny’s powerful hand has made the bed of my future, and it’s up to me to lie in it. I am destined to be a superhero. To right wrongs, and to pound two-fisted justice into the hearts of evildoers everywhere. And you don’t fight destiny, No sir! And, you don’t eat crackers in the bed of your future, or you get all… scratchy!” Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Tick #1 awaits!
Every hero has to come from somewhere. Some are entirely new characters, other long-term supporting characters, and a few heroes are actually old heroes taking on a whole new identity. (Looking at you, Hank Pym!) But a few special heroes started out as super-villains, and you’re about to meet their king. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Amazing Spider-Man #129 awaits!
When robots began to rule the world circa 4,000 AD, the human race found themselves imperiled… Fortunately, a hero was about to arise from the rank and file, prepared to punch his way to freedom! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 awaits!
What would cause the world’s greatest detective to leave his place among the greatest heroes in the world to assemble his own team? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Batman And The Outsiders #1 awaits!
Fans of Marvel Comics, especially in the Bronze Age, were aware of the cardinal rule of the Marvel Universe: No title was for real, until they got their obligatory Spider-Man cameo appearance. That holds true even if your heroes are giant robot invaders from planet Cybertron… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Transformers #3 awaits!
Ever since the release of the 1981 movie ‘Heavy Metal,’ fans have had opinions about why a certain segment just sort of… ends. Sit back, grab some teutonium nyborg (if you have any left in the transmitter compartment), and stand by for answers! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of So Beautiful And So Dangerous #1 awaits!
Many an internet wag has derogatory things to say about the “Justice League Detroit.” Time now, Faithful Spoilerites, not to bury these young heroes, but to praise them. Yes. Even Vibe… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Justice League Of America #236 awaits!
Though the Blue Beetle (or, more to the point, one of the Blue Beetles) has been part of the DC Universe since 1986 or so, his storied career dates back to the very beginning of the Golden Age. With everyone’s favorite Beetle, Ted Kord, back in the spotlight in Convergence, it seems like the perfect time to delve into his history and see a little of what makes him so beloved… Strap in, Faithful Spoilerites, it’s time for the origins of the Blue Beetle! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Blue Beetle #2 awaits!
Ladles and jellyspoons, Faithful Spoilerites, friends, Romans, countrymen! I hereby present to you the origin of the finest and most perfect superhero costume of all time. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Flash #135 awaits!
With a new Secret Wars on the horizon, I figured it might be a good time to look back the Regan administration, a time when Jim Shooter was editor-in-chief, Professor X was still alive and nobody had broken Captain America’s shield… yet. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1 awaits!
Some people like their heroes grim and angry, brimming with venom and covered in the dirt of the filthy streets of a mean city. That’s cool and all, but have you ever wondered what would happy if your hero was incorrigibly happy? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Zot! #1 awaits!