I have to say, right off the bat, that I have NOT seen the recent Fantastic Four movie. I usually don’t let reviewers control my perception of a film, but this time the chorus was so unanimous that I figured it was better to wait until the film hit the Netflix-type venue. I couldn’t begin to say how uninterested I was in the motion picture! Linked with that has been the news that Marvel is not bringing back the FF anytime soon. I’ve read a great many opinion pieces in the comics press begging the House of Ideas to bring
These days, crossover between properties is a commonplace affair, with The Shadow meeting The Green Hornet, Captain Action being mentored by Operator Number 5, and the quintessential example of the Punisher’s visit to Riverdale. Back in the day, though, this kind of meeting was something much more rare, but no less interesting… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
HOLY CRAP! If you want to see what happens when a stop motion children’s character gets the horror/sci-fi treatment, take a look at what Lee Hardcastle did with his take on The Thing. WARNING: LOTS OF CLAYMATION BLOOD AND GUTS WITHIN! That is so awesome.
Or – “Verily, Milady. It Doth Ring The Clobbering Hour…” Every comic book is somebody’s first comic book, and sometimes your personal concept of a character can be defined by the first time you interact with them. Thus it is for me with the Fantastic Four, as the first interaction I ever had with any of them was an issue that perfectly defines The Thing, even 25 years later…
Press Release Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce that it has created an exclusive digital comic to serve as a prequel to the thriller “The Thing,” in theaters October 14. Starting today, the comic will be released in three parts on September 21, September 28 and October 5 and is available FREE online at www.digital.darkhorse.com and via the free Dark Horse Comics mobile app (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id415378623). The Thing: The Northman Nightmare tells the origin story of pioneering Norsemen who discover a shape-shifting creature that is hiding in a desolate village with few human survivors.
Or – “I Love Me Some Jessica Alba, But She’s No More Sue Than I Am…” The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine achieves it’s greatest triumph (and that, Faithful Spoilerites, is sayin’ something.) It’s an issue so good I can’t even bring myself to say something snotty about it…
Or – “Clobberin’ Time Versus Super-Happy-Fun Time!” FINALLY… THE ‘POOL… HAS COME BACK!!!! To the BAXTER BUILDING!! And it’s time to talk about the orange pile of rice krispie treats they call Benjamin J. Grimm… The ‘Pool knows what happened on the day editorial told you that you were teaming up with the ‘Pool! The heavens opened, and the Earth shook, and JOE QUESADA himself looked down and said, “Bob?” “But my name’s Ben…” “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!” What matters is, you’re going into the ring with the most electrifying man in Marvel Entertainment, the Merc With The Mouth, the
The third special in the Stan Lee Meets series features “The Man” meeting none-other-than the ever-loving blue-eyed Thing. In Stan Lee Meets the Thing, the man who helped create the House of Ideas gets to meet one of his favorite creations, Ben Grimm of the Fantastic Four. Celebrating his 65th year of working at Marvel, Stan is penning an all-new story where he writes himself into a story brought to life with the pencils of Lee Weeks. The story finds Stan making the mistake of bicycling through Yancy Street, which Ben Grimm will tell you is never a good idea.