This week, I have a great conversation with Sterling Gates, who has been bringing many DC Comics stories and characters to life including Supergirl, a Man of Steel prequel book and, until it’s recent cancellation, Justice League’s Vibe. This interview took place before the recent news, but Sterling gives us so much good information about the character and diversity in comics that I had to share that with you. Also, Mr. Gates talks about his intriguing roommate, and the story is just in time for Halloween! Don’t miss it!
Then everything wraps up with the latest “News & Previews!”
The DC animated films that Warner Bros. have been releasing regularly for the last few years have been mostly great. While I’m not the biggest fan of Superman, one can still appreciate the Big Blue Boy Scout. Since Superman: Unbound came out earlier this month and we here at Major Spoilers have a review for you just pass the jump.
Here’s a classic clip from 1962′s Garry Moore Show, that features Carol Burnett playing Supergirl. It’s a rare clip that has recently surfaced, and is a surprise to many, including Mark Waid, who shared the link via his Twitter feed.
Or – “The Story That Launched A Thousand Costumes!”
Sure, you know your first appearances and your Silver Age keys. You know where Bizarro showed up and where Luthor lost his hair, and you even know the story of the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City… But do you know the history of the FIRST Super-Girl? Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Or – “The Realities Of A Shared Universe Are That It Is Seldom Really Shared.”
Back in 1973 or so, the legendary Joe Simon (creator of Captain America and the other half of the much-admired Simon/Kirby team) returned to DC Comics after a long absence, and proceeded to just go nuts. One of his most memorable creations was ‘Prez,’ the story of an alternate world where the age for the presidency was lowered to 18, and the first teenager to successfully be elected to the post, a riff on the then-somewhat recent movie ‘Wild In The Streets.’ It was pretty wacky stuff, but clearly not in the continuity of the main DC Universe.
Problem is, nobody told Cary Bates. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review awaits!
Or – “Y’Don’t Believe We’re On The Eve Of Destruction?”
For a number of reasons, I’ve always been more impressed with Supergirl than with Superman himself. For one, she had a greater range of expression in the Silver Age, as she was allowed to be heroic, goofy, dumb or genius in ways that the Big Red S was never given. Also, her costume variations in the Bronze Age are an absolutely fascinating topic, especially during her Mike Sekowsky-drawn Adventure Comics run from the 70s. Most of all, unlike Superman, Supergirl’s death scene was really powerful and effective, and the aftermath truly felt tragic, like an old acquaintance had passed far too soon. How does her post-Flashpoint origin rate against those tales? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
While many are waiting years for DC to release the next movie in theaters, those in the know realize that Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have been releasing animated features a couple of times a year for fans to enjoy. According to TV Guide, there’s a new animated movie on the books that will adapt Brainiac First Contact. The magazine also announced Molly Quinn will be voice Supergirl in the flick.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the DC family, not to mention helping Superman fight crime. Yes, I am a Supergirl!”
Or – “Sometimes, You Just Need A Goofy Silver Age Tale…”
When it comes to the Retro Review, there are times where I want to be topical, times where I want to be informative, times where I want to convince you of the awesome that nobody but me recognizes. And sometimes, Supergirl uses the computer at the Fortress of Solitude as her personal matchmaker, which is such a perfectly goofy comic book moment that we all need to KNOW about it, dammit!
Supergirl has escaped Mr.Tycho’s captivity with sunstone in hand, and is off to try and find her answers about Krypton. Discovering Argo City, and finding it is not the way she left it, she runs into someone who may hold more answers for Kara.
Supergirl finds herself inside an unknown space station, trapped by Mr. Tycho, a man who wants to discover all he can about her. While learning about her powers and fighting her way out, Kara shows us a glimpse into what she is really capable of.