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If you are looking for the Major Spoilers reviews of comic books from the comic book industry, you’ve found it! The best and the worst comics are reviewed each week.

Review: Destroyer #4 (of 5)

Or – “Part Four Is Always The Red-Headed Stepchild…” When the limited series format kicked off twenty-odd years ago, you mostly saw four issue stories.  #1 sets up the plot, #2 makes it complicated, #3 leaves us at our lowest point, and #4 resolves things.  It’s a pretty familiar breakdown for anyone who watches television, and leaves each issue with a relatively natural breaking point.  These days, though, we see five, six and eight issue limiteds, which throws wrenches in my expectations, and causes additional pitfalls to the month-by-month format…

Dynamite Entertainment
Review: Buck Rogers #2

If you are going to reboot a classic tale, then 1) there better be a good reason to do it, and 2) there better be an homage to the original.  In the case of Dynamite Entertainment’s Buck Rogers series, both options are covered in spades to deliver up a mind warping story.

Review: Batman: Streets of Gotham #2

There are so many titles and issues that float through Stately Spoiler Manor that getting through all of them in a single week seems overwhelming.  Fortunately there are some issues that rise to the top as must reads (Blackest Night, RASL, and Unthinkable to name a few).  This is the case with the second installment of Batman: Streets of Gotham where the streets have been set a flame by Firefly.

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes to us two years after the release the hugely successful Order of the Phoenix, the longest wait we’ve had between Potter films. Originally the film was set for a November 2008 release date but Warner Brothers pushed it back to July ‘09. The reason? Apparently the studio felt that the film would do better with a summer opening after the enormous success of The Dark Knight. This was frustrating news to Potter fans all over the world especially because the movie was completed and ready to go. In the end it was worth…

Review: Rapid-Fire Reviews 33 1/3 – The Smell of Fear

Or – “Of Course I’m Serious. And Don’t Call Me Shirley.”   Oh say can you see… By the dawn’s early light! What so proudly we hail… In the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose bright stripes and broad stars, In the perilous night… For the ramparts we watched, uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa… And the rocket’s red glare! Buncha bombs in the air! Gave proof to the night! That we still had our flag! Oh say does that flag banner wave, Over a-a-all that’s free! And the home of the land… And the land of the – FREE!

Review: RASL #5

So wonderful, and yet so frustrating.  That pretty much sums up my thoughts on Jeff Smith’s RASL #5, as I read the final page of the fifth issue.

Dynamite Entertainment
Review: Sherlock Holmes #3

The problem with many comic book story arcs is once you hit issues three and four in a six issue arc, the story starts to stall as the writer attempts to fill the time before the turn and final denouement that wraps everything up. Fortunately, this is not the case with Leah Moore and John Reppion as the title character remains on the run.

DVD Review: Fanboys

Once upon a year in 2006, In a galaxy not so far, far away… … I settled down to watch a newly rented copy of Clerks II, preparing for a fun-filled night of aptly titled “dick and fart” jokes. Before the film started, a slew of trailers rolled past, and I remember one of them sticking out above the rest. It had, quite possibly, the best premise I had ever heard – four friends travel cross- country to steal a work print of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It looked absolutely awesome, and I eagerly awaited its release. And I…

Avatar Press
Review: Crossed #6 (of 9)

Or – “Never Be Afraid To Reassess Your Opinions…” Several months ago, I reviewed the first issue of Crossed, and found nothing of worth within the pages.  Because it was a Rapid-Fire Review, I didn’t have a whole lot of space to cover what I disliked about the issue, but the primary problem that struck me was yet another use of the “child in danger” gambit to try and up the emotional ante.  Still, the combination of what I couldn’t say in such a small space and my appreciation of Garth Ennis’ work (along with some of the less generous…

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