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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.

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Review: Immortal Iron Fist #14

Or – “Round Seven!  FIGHT!!!!” It’s all been building up to this…  The Prince of Orphans!  The Daughters of The Dragon!  Lei Kung’s Secret Army!  Dog Brother #1!  The Tiger’s Beautiful Daughter!  The Hordes of Hydra!  The Bride of Nine Spiders! Luke “Sweet Christmas!” Cage!  Fat Cobra!  And that Iron Fist kid… Know this, dear friends:  Heads will be BUSTED.

Hero History
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Hero History: Yellowjacket

Or, “No, this guy was never an Avenger nor a woman named Rita…” In some of my previous Hero Histories, I talked a little bit about how Golden Age characters might make an appearance and never be seen again, or they could last through to today. While that was meant to be aimed at actual characters, it holds true for good names a well. You might recognize this week’s Hero History as a name belonging to one of Hank Pym’s various alter egos. Maybe you know it as a young ex-criminal named Rita DeMara who went to the future and…

Marvel
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REVIEW: American Dream #1

Or, “Steve Rogers? Who’s Steve Rogers?” Last year Matt did a review of Avengers Next issue #1-5, and other than that, I have not had much exposure to the MC2 Universe, but here is what I know: MC2’s Earth-982 has heroes and villains that are descendant from the Marvel Heroes we know and love. The whole concept started with What If…? #105 and the story of May Parker, the daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker. In the standard 616 Marvel Universe, May was (supposedly) kidnapped as a child, never to be seen in continuity again. In the 982…

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Review: Teen Titans #58

Or – “It’s Always The Cute Ones…” Megan Morse, also known as Miss Martian, has been something of an enigma among the Junior Justice League. Introduced during the “One Year Later” gap caused by 52, she has been pleasant, funny, bright and generally nice to be around. So, naturally, she’s a stone killer in disguise. Ever since it was revealed that she’s NOT one of J’onn J’onnz’ peaceful green Martians, but comes from the vicious line of white Martians, I’ve waited for her to grow fangs and try to eat people. After interacting with her own future self, and getting…

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Review: Secret Invasion #2

Skrull Avengers – Assemble! Thirty days have passed, and you’ve had your chance to get your fill of Secret Invasion tie-ins, which means it’s time to check back in on the stand off between the Marvel heroes that stepped off that wrecked space ship, and the Marvel heros that arrived from the mainland. You can bet there are more secrets to be revealed, and more spoilers ahead – you’ve been duly warned.

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New Warriors #12

Or – “For The First Time Ever, An Actual New Warrior Appears!” Hint: It ain’t Night Thrasher. But he does look all manly, and stuff, doesn’t he? Anyway, in recent years, comics have entered a phase wherein each individual issue is no longer treated as a singular entity. The old Jim Shooter storytelling method of explaining everything in each issue so casual readers won’t be lost has been thrown aside for a “write for the inevitable trade paperback” mentality. Nowhere has this “It’ll read better collected” mentality been so aptly illustrated than in the monthhly trainwreck called New Warriors. Will…

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Review: Green Lantern #30

or, Geoff Johns, the Master of the RetCon Green Lantern #30 was highly anticipated in the Hill household, as I would get to see part 2 of what I believe to be a 3 part origin story, and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful artwork, beautiful storytelling, and just the right amount of twist to give the story a new breath of fresh air. Now don’t get me wrong, the Green Lantern origin story is one of the greatest there is. It is simple, uncomplicated; Abin Sur crashes, Hal Jordan is brave. What more do you want? But the GL origin story…

Free Comic Book Day
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Free Comic Day Hat-Trick Review

Or, “F-R-E-E, that spells free…” This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, and my family and I went to one of the comic stores in our area to partake in the festivities. Unfortunately, as we do not have the logistics to accurately plan a time of departure with a five-week old daughter, we missed out on many of the events at Heroes And Dreams. Fortunately, we did not miss out on the free comics! I picked up a copy of Gemstone Publishing’s EC Sampler, my wife chose the Bongo Comics Free-For-All, and we picked up a copy of DC’s…

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Birds of Prey #117

Or, “From Giant Transforming Mafia Princess To Magic Hockey Stigmatism Geeks…” Is it just me, or does Manhunter look remarkably like she’s telling that mysterious figure to knock off the bad Tor Johnson impersonation?  “Would you please just get me my Pina Colada with an umbrella in it, please?  Ed Wood is dead and I don’t feel so great myself, dangit!”  Still, this issue heralds the return of Kate Spencer, Manhunter, to the ranks of the Birds of Prey, while another operative makes her graduation to the big leagues and Oracle has to evaluate her strategies…  What are you waiting…

Image Comics
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Dynamo 5 #12

Or, “This Is The Story…  Of 7 Strangers…  Picked To Murder Dynamo 5…” …and find out what happens when people STOP being polite, and start getting homicidal.  The Real World:  Tower City!

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Iron Man Movie Reactions

I had the opportunity to see the Iron Man movie last evening. The best part about this showing? It wasn’t sold out, wasn’t packed with noisy kids talking during the movie, and not a single cell phone went off during the flick. All in all, a great movie going experience. But what of the movie itself? I have a few early thoughts after the jump.

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Justice League Of America #20

Or, “Whatever Happened To That Flash Kid?” How many people think that “Wonder Woman Dipped In Honey” is going to bring us the hits like “Russian Ballerina In Leather Panties” did so long ago?  I’m sure, somewhere, there’s an entire newsgroup dedicated to things like that.  Maybe “rec.arts.comics.superheroines.food.fetish?”  Either way, several months ago, at the end of the Lightning Saga, Wally West returned from the dead and and to League membership, but then took a spontaneous leave of absence.  If you read ‘Flash,’ you may know where he’s been, but it may be a surprise as to why he has…

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A Look at DC Universe #0

or, Holy Mother of Freakin’ continuity Batman! This is going to be huge! If you haven’t been keeping track, we’ve been counting down (I don’t mean that as a pun but, damn it!) to DC’s final crisis event, wittily entitled, Final Crisis. Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns have paired up to write what is one of the most highly anticipated books of the last few years. And not a word matters until you read the very last page! WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

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