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Charlton ComicsFeaturedPeter Cannon ThunderboltRetro ReviewReview

And now, it’s time for some SERIOUSLY obscure deep cuts from the recesses of the super-dupers.  When Charlton Comics went under, DC bought The Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question and more, but…  Does anybody even remember The Prankster?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #60 awaits! And now, it’s time for some SERIOUSLY obscure deep cuts from the recesses of the super-dupers.  When Charlton Comics went under, DC bought The Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question and more, but…  Does anybody even remember The Prankster?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #60 awaits! PETER CANNON,

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Captain Mar-VellCaptain MarvelFeaturedMarvelMs MarvelRetro ReviewReview

As promised in this week’s Dueling Review, it’s time for the origins of the hero now known as Captain Marvel! Sort of…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Ms. Marvel #1 awaits! As promised in this week’s Dueling Review, it’s time for the origins of the hero now known as Captain Marvel! Sort of…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Ms. Marvel #1 awaits! MS. MARVEL #1 Writer: Gerry Conway/Carla Conway Penciler: John Buscema/Joe Sinnott Inker: Joe Sinnott/Dave Hunt Colorist: Marie Severin Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Gerry Conway Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: 30 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $120.00 Previously

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DCFeaturedJLARetro ReviewReview

I give the comics of the 90s a lot of static, and rightfully so, as some of ’em were dreadful in ways that even the most gawdawful Golden Age book couldn’t match. And then, there’s the time the entire Justice League turned into apes.  So, there’s that…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of JLA Annual #3 awaits! I give the comics of the 90s a lot of static, and rightfully so, as some of ’em were dreadful in ways that even the most gawdawful Golden Age book couldn’t match. And then, there’s the time the entire Justice League turned into apes. 

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Archie ComicsBettyFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

The superhero binge of 1966 brought caped crusaders of all stripes out of the woodwork.  Mild-mannered scientists of all stripes, pop stars, funny animals, random fat men, teen–agers, spies and even grocery clerks became defenders of justice in those halcyon days, and so it was that the kids of Riverdale gained their own superhuman powers, and even a (short-lived) super-team!  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Betty And Me #5 awaits! The superhero binge of 1966 brought caped crusaders of all stripes out of the woodwork.  Mild-mannered scientists of all stripes, pop stars, funny animals, random fat men, teen-agers, spies

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FeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewThor

The new Avengers trailer makes much humor of the fact that not EVERYONE is worthy to lift the mighty croquet mallet of Thor.  Of course, one of those suspects has already brandished Mjolnir in the regular comic book continuity.  But which one?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of The Mighty Thor #390 awaits! The new Avengers trailer makes much humor of the fact that not EVERYONE is worthy to lift the mighty croquet mallet of Thor.  Of course, one of those suspects has already brandished Mjolnir in the regular comic book continuity.  But which one?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of The

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewWonder Woman

All I can say is: It was the Sixties.  Things were different then.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Wonder Woman #157 and #158 awaits! All I can say is: It was the Sixties.  Things were different then.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Wonder Woman #157 and #158 awaits! WONDER WOMAN #157/#158 Writer: Robert Kanigher Penciler: Ross Andru Inker: Mike Esposito Editor: Robert Kanigher Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: 12 Cents/12 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $160.00/$160.00 Previously in Wonder Woman:  The Silver Age of Comics was an… unusual time for speculative fiction.  Nearly 30 years into the superhero genre,

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewWonder Woman

Comic readers of a certain age will all remember the advertisements of the Bronze Age, a time when comics were filled with Super Gifts & Gimmicks, Stamps of Many Lands and the chance to earn valuable prizes with Grit!  Today, many comics contain only house ads for other comics (which might be seen as a metaphor for the state of comics themselves), but back in the day, major companies would shell out major bucks to huck their products in the pages of the comic books we loved, including the much-lamented Continental Baking Company…

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DCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewWonder Woman

We’re kicking off Wonder Woman Week here at Major Spoilers, and what better way to open our festivities than with a look at her first full-length starring role?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Sensation Comics #1 awaits! We’re kicking off Wonder Woman Week here at Major Spoilers, and what better way to open our festivities than with a look at her first full-length starring role?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Sensation Comics #1 awaits! SENSATION COMICS #1 Writer: William Moulton Marston Penciler: Harry G. Peter Inker: Harry G. Peter Editor: Sheldon Mayer Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: 10 Cents Current

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Amazing Spider-ManFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

As a fan of the gentleman’s art of wrasslin’, I’ve always had a little bit of love for Peter Parker’s brief career in the squared circle.  But, after years of battling evil, Spider-Man is about to discover the whereabouts of his very first opponent.  Ever wondered whatever happened to Crusher Hogan?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Amazing Spider-Man #271 awaits! As a fan of the gentleman’s art of wrasslin’, I’ve always had a little bit of love for Peter Parker’s brief career in the squared circle.  But, after years of battling evil, Spider-Man is about to discover the whereabouts of

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FeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReviewThorWhat If?

Many publications and pundits have had a lot to say about this week’s Thor #1 (myself included), but a great many of them have also indicated that this is the first time EVER that a woman has carried the hammer of Thor in battle… Those reports are quite mistaken.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of What If? #10 awaits! Many publications and pundits have had a lot to say about this week’s Thor #1 (myself included), but a great many of them have also indicated that this is the first time EVER that a woman has carried the hammer of

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FeaturedRetro ReviewReviewShadowmanValiant Comics

Aaah, the magic of the comics crossover.  Your favorite characters standing shoulder toe shoulder, even when it doesn’t make a lick of sense, and it’s not just superheroes in play, either.  Your favorite comedians, award-winning actors, even The President have gotten in on the action, but what about the rock stars?  Don’t they deserve a little play?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Shadowman #19 awaits! Aaah, the magic of the comics crossover.  Your favorite characters standing shoulder toe shoulder, even when it doesn’t make a lick of sense, and it’s not just superheroes in play, either.  Your favorite comedians, award-winning

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Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel JuniorDCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewShazam

These days, they call him Shazam, but some may not realize the reasons WHY the Big Red Cheese had to change his nom de guerre…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Shazam #1 awaits! These days, they call him Shazam, but some may not realize the reasons WHY the Big Red Cheese had to change his nom de guerre…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Shazam #1 awaits! SHAZAM #1 Writer: Denny O’Neil Penciler: C.C. Beck Inker: C.C. Beck Letterer: C.C. Beck Editor: Julius Schwartz Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: 20 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $50.00 Previously in Shazam:  In 1939, Fawcett

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FeaturedGuardians of The GalaxyMarvelRetro ReviewReview

All summer long, thanks to the big blockbuster movie, people have been asking me about the original comic book appearances of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, and I’ve responded with “It’s kind of complicated.”   Here’s why…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Marvel Super-Heroes #18 awaits! All summer long, thanks to the big blockbuster movie, people have been asking me about the original comic book appearances of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, and I’ve responded with “It’s kind of complicated.”   Here’s why…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Marvel Super-Heroes #18 awaits! MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 Writer: Arnold Drake Penciler: Gene Colan Inker:

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FeaturedHarvey ComicsJigsawRetro ReviewReview

Good day, Faithful Spoilerite.  I want to play a game.  I want you read this comic and not want to hit yourself repeatedly over the head with a meat tenderizer…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Jigsaw #1 awaits! Good day, Faithful Spoilerite.  I want to play a game.  I want you read this comic and not want to hit yourself repeatedly over the head with a meat tenderizer…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Jigsaw #1 awaits! JIGSAW #1 Writer: Otto Binder Penciller: Tony Tallarico/Reed Crandall Inker: Tony Tallarico/Reed Crandall Letterer: Gaspar Saladino Editor: Joe Simon Publisher: Harvey Comics

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