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Review: Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #2

If you are a near immortal kept alive by how popular you are in the minds of those who grew up on fairy tales, at some point you’d become daring enough to want to try anything.  For Cinderella, becoming a spy seemed like a natural way to get out her aggressions over loves lost, and protect her interests at the same time.

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Review: You Have Killed Me

While I’m not a die hard film noir fan, I’ve seen my fair share of flicks that feature the duped detective, devious damsels, and dire dilemmas that usually end with someone dying. Whether it is Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Dave Bannion, or Jeff Markam, the tales never have a happy ending where the hero rides off into the sunset with the girl.  Oni Press’ You Have Killed Me is no different, and for those who are unfamiliar with the genre, it’s a perfect primer for pulp plotting.

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Review: Dark Avengers Annual #1

 Or – “Whatever Happened To Noh-Varr?” One of the more vexing things about the Dark Avengers title is the fact that, because of the timing of the stories, Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy and the latest Kree warrior to call himself Captain Marvel) disappeared from Norman’s team MONTHS ago our time, but has apparently been missing for approximately 16 minutes in the stories.  This annual promises to tell us where the hero has been, but the question is, will the answers be meaningful, or will they just set up the next big crossover event?

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Review: Green Lantern #48

Or – “Didn’t Saint Walker Used To Work For Jabba The Hutt?” Earlier this week, I took a look at Blackest Night #5, in which the seven primary bearers of the emotional spectrum came together to try and stop Nekron’s evil Black Lantern Corps.  You’ll have to check out that review for more details, but here’s the story that explains how Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Sinestro, Hal Jordan, Saint Walker, Indigo-1 and Carol Ferris became the (barely) coherent collection of ring-bearers that I have dubbed The Rainbow Coalition…

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Review: World’s Finest #2

I haven’t talked with anyone who is a big fan of Damian Wayne.  The side-kick-wanna-be grates on every nerve and it’s a wonder he’s able to get anything done with his rotten attitude.  There are probably more people who like the Guardian, Metropolis’ Science Police Field Commander. But he too tends to push certain buttons that turns some people off.  Toss them both in an issue of World’s Finest, and watch the fireworks fly.

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Dueling Review: Detective Comics #859

Matthew Peterson of Earth. RISE!  Stephen Schleicher of Earth. RISE!  I, your Robot Overlord, command you to dance like little puppets, and join forces to review a single comic book for the week.  Those that fail to obey my orders will suffer never ending torment in Robot Hell.  You are hereby ordered to review Detective Comics #859.

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Review: The Goon #33

The Goon by Eric Powell is one of those well kept comic book secrets that really needs a lot more attention than it has been given over the last couple of years.  Issue #33 is one of those issues that attempts to do something different by keeping the words to a minimum.

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Review: Powers (Vol. 3) #1

Or – “Third #$&*$ing Verse, Same As The #$&*$ing First…” When we last checked in with Homicide detective Christian Walker, he had lost partner Deena Pilgrim, but gained a girlfriend, a new partner, and a new costumed identity.  Now balancing his double-life as protector of the planet with the day-to-day grind of a beat cop (as well as acting as de facto parent to a teenager who is secretly the latest incarnation of legendary superhero Retro Girl) the nigh-immortal Walker pretty much has his hands full.

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Review: Buck Rogers #6

Poor Buck Rogers.  No sooner did he save the Earth from an invading force of genetically altered animals, he’s now under house arrest and charged with crimes against humanity.  But while under the direct care of Dr. Huer, Buck is given the opportunity to see what the future holds.

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Review: Justice League Double-Feature!

Or – “Two Leagues, Slowly Moving Into Alignment…”   From it’s inception, the latest incarnation of the Justice League has been a troubled one, in both creative and practical terms.  Initially designed to create an all-star JLA, it quickly became overbalanced, with 14 active members (one of whom, Geo-Force, was never seen to join the team and never seen to quit it, and still somehow ranks as an active member.)  Worse still, the team was built around the axis of the Big 3 just as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman came to a point where they could barely speak to…

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Rapid-Fire Reviews: Giving Thanks Edition!

Or – “Turkey Fact #12: If You Leave A Turkey Out In The Rain, He’ll Drown… Stupid Bird.”   Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to take it easy on Thanksgiving, and every year, I pretty much feel like a python who swallowed a wild boar. Yesterday, I had three slices of pie, an enormous wedge of ham, and half a bag of crackers with cheese spread, and that was the day BEFORE the holiday feasting. In order to help you digest YOUR Thanksgiving dinner, (Disclaimer: May not be valid in all areas!) we’ve got another line-up of…

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Retro Review: Asterix The Gaul (1961)

It worked before, let’s try it again Even though it is a holiday in the United States of America, we at Major Spoilers realize there are a great many of our readers that hail from places not contained within 50 states. Last year, I took down memory lane with a look at one of my favorite comics of all time Asterix and Cleopatra.  It was so well received last year, we’re repeating the stunt again.  Considering there are thirty plus Asterix titles, I think it is safe to say, we won’t be running out of material anytime soon.

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Review: Die Hard: Year One #3

One thing that stands out about the first Die Hard movie is how long it took to get to the end of the first act. It wasn’t until John McClane hot footed it across the hallway to the stairwell that the action finally took off. Once those first 30 minutes passed, the film turned into one heck of an action flick. For Boom! Studios’ Die Hard: Year One, issue three marks the beginning of the action.

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