Almost a year after its initial release date, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is finally hitting the big screen. At least we know it has to be better than 1987’s G.I. Joe: The Movie, right? But how good can a movie based on a bunch of three and three-quarters inch plastic dudes be? This Major Spoilers review might help you out.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are one of those teams that have a very passionate and loyal fan base that basically single handily drive their sales, rarely picking up new readers along the way. They seem to have enough appeal to warrant an upcoming movie, however, so obviously someone at Marvel thinks they can appeal to a larger audience. It was most likely the intent, as with the rest of Marvel NOW, to try to capitalize on this potential with the new Guardians of the Galaxy #1. Does it succeed? Does it fail? Find out with this cosmic, out of this world, Major Spoilers review! More After the Jump
Or – “What’s The Deal With Medusa?”
In the first five issues of this book, the makeshift Fantastic Four team has taken over the Future Foundation, crossed swords with the Mole Man, discovered the original team to be dead (or, at least, so says a maimed and aged Johnny Storm) and decided to take on Doctor Doom. Also, one of their members is acting shady as heck, and the cover this month has foreboding written all over it. What’s next? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Sela Mathers returns to career as a teacher after her long stint in the clink. It seems like fate is determined to make her life difficult though as an impish Jack Frost comes unexpectedly into the Falseblood’s life. Should we give this book the cold shoulder or is it one we could warm up to? More after the jump!
Having helped revive the Fast & Furious franchise, WWE Champion The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) has been injected in to the GI Joe franchise. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was pretty darn bad, incredibly dumb, shoddy effects, and deviated too far from my understanding of the “source material” (I mostly played with Star Wars toys). You can’t polish a turd, but can chucking Rocky glitter over one work?
Or – “AN-THO-LO-GEE! AN-THO-LO-GEE! YOU BORDER ON… THE… AD-RI… ATIC!”
The day of the monthly anthology may be done, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still places where comic publishers can deliver short story goodness to their readers. We’re going old-school, with the legendary Time Warp, and your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Take It From Me, Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
Young Avengers has been kind of an oddball title, but in a very good way, as Gillen & McKelvie have delivered quirky, character-driven teenage action that is nonetheless firmly set in the Marvel Universe. Now that they’ve been able to escape Teddy’s nefarious mom, only to leap straight into the clutches of Loki’s insidious father. Are the Young Avengers doomed before they’ve even fully assembled? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Bodie Troll is a new all ages comic from Red 5 hitting the shelves in April and Major Spoilers took an advanced look to see what it’s all about.
Or – “Buddy Baker Overdrive!”
Younger comics readers are always a hoot. Recently, I was privy to a conversation between two 20-ish readers about how stupid it is that they put Animal Man back in a costume in his New 52 incarnation, because “Vertigo guys don’t have costumes.” Laying aside that Animal Man’s original duds are both iconic and goofy, it’s a good example of how you can’t get used to the status quo of comics, because it will change.
Ironically, there was also a grain of wisdom in the conversation, as well, because, in his first appearance, Animal Man DIDN’T have a costume! Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Or – “What To Do After The End Of The World…”
Last issue, the legendary Legion team of Keith Giffen and Paul Levitz was reunited, as the entirety of the known universe blew up in the faces of our heroes. Technology no longer works, the team is scattered, isolated (and in one case killed and eaten) while our heroes try to figure out the whos and whys of the disaster that has befallen the U.P. The creative team promised last time that it would get worse, and now we’re about to see how bad it gets. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
They are the new Justice League of America: Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Katana, Catwoman, Stargirl, Green Lantern Simon Baz, Green Arrow, and Vibe (yes, THAT Vibe). Brought together by Amanda Waller, they are led by former Justice League liaison, Steve Trevor. However, the Justice League of America serves a greater and sinister purpose: should the original Justice League go rogue, they have the power to stop them.
Everyone’s favorite Judge and embodiment of The Law is back. Currently in the middle of what looks to be a revival of Dredd comics, probably thanks in part to the cult-hit of a movie, here we have a telling of his first adventures, his Year One. Find out if it’s any good with your Major Spoilers review!