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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: Justice League Of America #32

Or – “Oooh!  Scary Stuff, Kids!  Blah!”  My daughter looked at this issue’s cover and asked me, “Who’s the red monster?”  I told her it was Starbreaker, and he was an alien vampire.  She asked,  “Who’s the princess?”  I informed her that the princess was Doctor Light, and she was a superhero.  She then asked, “Why is she dead?”  I informed her that he was biting her to drain her star-powers and that she only LOOKED dead.  My daughter looked for a minute, shrugged and said, “I still think she’s dead.  And I like Edward Cullen more.”  We all do, baby…  We…

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Parallax Review: Detective Comics #853

Or – “I Almost Marked This As A Retro Review…” Because “This Just In: Former Batman Bruce Wayne Is Pretty Much Mostly Dead, But Also Somehow Drawing Cave Paintings In The Pleistocene Era” is just too unwieldy as it rolls off the tongue…

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Review: Detective Comics #853

Well, that’s one way to do a reboot It’s been such a long time since part one of Neil Gaiman’s “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” issue, that I thought I had either missed the concluding chapter, or the release was being held off so readers could get into the full swing of “Battle for the Cowl”.  Detective Comics #853 arrived today, and the wait was worth it as the issue didn’t disappoint.

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Review: Captain America #49

Or – “This Just In: Former Captain America Steve Rogers Is Still Dead…” …but neither he nor Bucky Barnes appears in this issue.  And is it just me, or do Sharon and Falcon look like Kim Novak and Ron Simmons, respectively, in that cover image?

Dynamite Entertainment
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Advanced Review: Buck Rogers #0

Arriving in stores this week (April 22, 2009)  is Dynamite Entertainment’s latest series – Buck Rogers.  For most of us, the Gil Gerard series from 1979 is probably the only exposure we’ve had to the futuristic hero.  And while there have been more recent video and role playing games based on the universe created by Philip Francis Nowlan, it takes a brand new comic book series to bring the excitement back to reading comics set in the far future.

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Review: Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis #1

Because I hate typing Nyarlathotep… The mythos of Cthulhu has had a huge boost in popularity, due in part to the comic book series featuring the old one’s name on the cover.  Boom! Studios has cranked out horrific Cthulhu tales, side splitting comedy featuring three of the Lovecraftian gods, and tales that make readers want to read the issue again and again.  This week, Boom! kicks off another mini-series, Fall of Cthulhu Nemesis, and Major Spoilers is bringing you a first look.

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Review: Green Lantern Corps #35

Or – “Meanwhile, Back At The Space Ranch…” While Hal Jordan has had his hands full with Red and Blue Lantern issues (and been possessed by rings of both Corps) in sector 666, the rest of the known universe has also been dealing with buildup to the upcoming Blackest Night, and the remaining 7199 Lanterns have likewise been out and about with things to do, but only one book to show for themselves…  Now that I mention it, 7199 to 1 seems to be an unfair ratio of Green Lanterns between the two books.  Hal Jordan must have one hell…

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Review: Army of Darkness #19

Love is a bitch… After the last done in one issue of Army of Darkness, any hope of reading another one immediately following seemed low.  Fortunately, Dynamite Entertainment delivers another self-contained issue that sees our boy Ash getting a little lovin’.

Marvel
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Review: Fantastic Four #565

Or – “It’s Not Really Issue 565, By The Way…” So, in recent months, the Fantastic Four has been put under the direction of a new superstar Writer/Artist team (Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, also responsible for the first two “seasons” of the Ultimates) and they have been building to a overarching plotline that seems to be ready to reveal the existeance of a terrifying menace that out-Doom’s even Doctor Doom.  But, before all of that happens, we have Marvel’s First Family visiting their distant relatives for Christmas, hanging out in a not-at-all sinister small town where everything is perfectly normal, and nothing…

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Review: Action Comics #876

For once the doc can’t claim Oedipus Complex In a world without Superman (again), heroes have risen to take his place (again).  And as is often the case in these tales, the new heroes have a connection to the old, but what of those heroes that have a villain for a parent?  And what happens if both parents are evil?  And what if one of them wants to kill you real bad?

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Review: All-New Savage She-Hulk #1 (of 4)

Or – “Names Are Important…  Names Have Emotional Value.” Here’s something that bugs me in comics: the moment where we reveal a new character using an existing name. “Here’s the new Hawkeye!”  “Here’s the new Goliath!” “Here’s the new Kid Colt!”  Well, what the hell happened to the other one?  I’ve referenced Ronin who was Echo being Hawkeye who was Goliath who was Giant-Man who was Yellowjacket who is the Wasp, but is not a woman, even though the second Yellowjacket WAS.  The use of an existing name, or worse, two characters FIGHTING over a name always have the potential…

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Review: Zorro #12

Enter Bizorro As Zorro continues to protect the lands and citizens of California from tyrannical officials, a plot to bring the masked vigilante down begins to form, as another thrilling adventure of Senor Zorro arrives from Dynamite Entertainment.  Only twelve issue in, and it is easy to see why so many are digging this series.

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Review: Secret Six #8

Or – “Love In The Time Of Cauliflower Ear…” After last issue’s events, the members of the Six have discovered that one of their own is NOT a traitor at all, but a noble dunderhead who couldn’t think of any way to protect his friends other than shooting them and stealing their ride.  Scandal Savage may have found the secret to bringing her lost love back from the dead, and Bane has had his brains beaten out with a series of bricks (and with Bane, you can’t imagine that he’s got much to spare.)  This issue, an even worse fate…

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Review: The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft

My first thought when I heard H’wood had picked up The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft to be turned into a motion picture even before the first issue had hit the stands was, “They’re going to make a movie of this?”  Now, after finally getting my hands on the first is thought is, “They’re going to make a movie of this!”

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