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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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DCFeaturedFlashRetro ReviewReviewShowcase

We’re wrapping up Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  The Golden Age of Comics was full to the brim with super-heroes of all shapes and sizes, including more than one guy who ran fast.  When editor Julius Schwartz went looking for a new character for Showcase, he went back to the beginning and rebooted one of the first, which led to a whole new superhero renaissance.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Showcase #4 awaits! We’re wrapping up Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  The Golden Age of Comics was full to the brim with super-heroes of all

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DCFeaturedFlashRetro ReviewReview

Flash Month continues in our Retro Review corner!  More than any other hero (save perhaps Hawkman, whose history is a convoluted mess that makes calculus look simple) The Flash’s legacy is one of continuity and legacy.  But just how far will that legacy actually last?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Flash Special #1 awaits! Flash Month continues in our Retro Review corner!  More than any other hero (save perhaps Hawkman, whose history is a convoluted mess that makes calculus look simple) The Flash’s legacy is one of continuity and legacy.  But just how far will that legacy actually last? 

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DCFeaturedFlashRetro ReviewReview

August is Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  As the hero who jump-started the Silver Age of Comics, Barry Allen had a lot of powers: Super-speed, friction aura, complete molecular control…  But he also had an ability seldom seen in comics these days: A complete ignorance of the fourth wall.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Flash #163 awaits! August is Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  As the hero who jump-started the Silver Age of Comics, Barry Allen had a lot of powers: Super-speed, friction aura, complete molecular control…  But he also had an ability seldom seen

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DCFeaturedFlashRetro ReviewReview

August is Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  This time around, we ask that musical question: What DOES it feel like when one is being mystically puppetized?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Flash #133 awaits!

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DCFeaturedFlashRetro ReviewReview

August is Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner!  Why?  Well, the various Flashes (Mssrs. Garrick, Allen, West, Allen et al) have all led rather momentous lives, including a few stories so notable that they’ve become hallmarks of their given comic ages.  F’rinstance, are you prepared to experience ‘The Day The Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds?’  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Flash #115 awaits!

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Alpha FlightFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

At the time of this issue, Canadia’s premiere super-team, Alpha Flight, has only been together for a short time, and hasn’t really gelled as a unit. When the Great Beast Kolomaq attacks, Snowbird doesn’t even think to call her new teammates for backup, and the battle…  It kinda has to be seen to be believed…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Alpha Flight #6 awaits!

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