Or – “I Decided Not To Call It “Top Ten Characters Who Can Go $&@$ Themselves…” There are a couple of tenets that I try to always observe in my work for Major Spoilers… Rule #1 – Don’t assume that you’re right. Rule #2 – At the end of the day, it’s just lines on paper. Rule #3 – Your mileage, and everyone’s, may vary. Rule #4 – Try to keep it positive. Still, I truly believe that everybody needs to break the rules once in a while. Recently, my growing rage at a certain comic book character has led
I got very little sleep last night, when the wee morning launch of the DC Comics App hit iTunes, and gave me one more reason to tout digital comics, the iPad and DC Entertainment. With over 100 digital editions available on launch, it appears we have plenty of reading to keep us busy. But what comics did DC leave out in the launch, and what titles need to appear soon to capitalize on the craze? Take the jump to see our suggestions.
There are certainly some days I wouldn’t mind going back and getting a do-over. This then leads to the conversation about changing the past, and thus altering the course of future events. It gets pretty trippy when you end up stepping on a bug and killing your future self, but it’s a risk many seem willing to take. Time travel may not be a possibility quite yet – or ever depending on which issue of Popular Science you’re reading – but if there’s one thing we do know, it’s time travel has a way of not working out the way
Or – “There Will Always Be A Parking Space Right In Front Of Where You Want To Go…” When you’re young, you tend to think that the things you see on TV/read in books/overhear on the playground are true. I had a friend in college who swore that repeated watchings of “Black Sheep Squadron” had instilled in him the ability to fly a P-40 Avenger perfectly. (He also thought that he could possibly be a ninja…) I, myself, learned important things from watching Captain Marvel on Saturday mornings, notably that quartz can be ground into a mirror, if you have
Or – “Poochie Is Proactive. He’s In Your FACE. He Doesn’t Just Get Busy; He Gets “Biz-zay”!” Back in the day, my friend Karl and I used to say that there’s a fine line between “high concept” and “dumb joke.” Any idea, story, or setup can be boiled down to a three-sentence marketing pitch (“How ’bout this: Snakes. On a PLANE!”) but the real test is in what you DO with your concepts once that pitch has been approved. A prime example would be Howard The Duck: “Outsider trapped in a world he never made” created great satire and deep emotions when
Or – “Where The Heck Is My Battle Chasers #10?” In recent weeks of the Major Spoilers Podcast TPB reviews, we’ve looked at several stories that never got a proper ending, be it due to schedules, monetary difficulties, or the attention span of a fruitfly. Some have been sublime, others ridiculous, but in all cases our enjoyment of the stories seemed to be affected by their incomplete status. It got me to thinking about how many of my favorite stories over the years never got a proper ending, appropriate closure, or even a climactic explosion where the hero skates away in
Or – “Does Whatever An Iron Can!” Anthony Stark, since his inception, has been an interesting character, one whose power comes from his weakness, and whose weaknesses stem from his power… His costume was designed not to fight crime, but to save his life, and his origins in the Vietnam conflict gave his adventures a realism and grounding that a lot of heroes never achieve. Even we set aside his tendency to get involved in corporate espionage and probably insider trading, Iron Man has had any number of moments that stick in the mind. But which ones made the Matthew
Or – “Eighty Hero Histories Hasn’t Finished The Job Yet???”Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Any super-team quickly accrues baggage as the creative teams change, as the years roll on, as the days go by… GLYCERINE!!Â Uh…Â wait.Â Side-tracked for a second there.Â In any case, recent off-the-books discussions between the M.S. crew has led to the realization that even amongst the various Luornus, Lars, Tasmias, and Querls, there are characters that only the most hardcore psycho Legion fan would have even heard of…Â Â Â Hi, my name is Matthew, and this is the type of thing that kept me out of the really GOOD
Space Invaders is indeed another game from our youth that is getting the movie treatment according to the LA Times. Warner Bros. is negotiating to acquire feature rights to the landmark shooter from Taito, the Japanese company that originally manufactured the game. If the rights issues all work out, the project would bring on Hollywood fixtures Mark Gordon, Jason Blum and Guymon Casady as producers. Hey, if H’wood is going to make a movie based on Asteroids, Space Invaders is a slam dunk idea. But what about other ’80s video games?Â When are they going to get the movie treatment?Â
DC captured seven of the Top 10 comics sold to the direct market in November.Â Leading the way was Geoff Johns’ Blackest Night #5 featuring the rise of Nekron, with the lead in issue of Green Lantern #48 coming in second.Â Not to be outdone, Marvel placed a respectable third with Captain America Reborn #4. Unfortunately, DC wasn’t able to capture the market share for the month as Marvel took the top spot with 41.93% or the unit share to DC Comics’ 34.78% share.Â DC did close the gab when it came to the dollar share with a separation of
This issue: Disney has finally come to its senses and is returning to the world of hand drawn 2D animation. This started up a discussion around stately Spoiler Manor about all sorts of animated movies. Weâ€™re taking a look at our current pick of favorite animated movies in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers104.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell
I know a lot of people donâ€™t make a big to do about the 100th episode of a podcast anymore, but weâ€™re proud of the fact weâ€™ve made it this far without killing anyone (that you know of), and tonightâ€™s celebration is just the beginning of good things to come as the year continues to roll on. Superheroes have always been the mainstay of Major Spoilers, and if you are going to have a party, why not have a bevy of superhero themed drinks to get the party started?Â As I started looking through the Intardwebz, I figured I would
The big Terminator movie hits theaters this weekend, and it prompted the Major Spoilers Crew to sit back and think about our impending doom.Â Today, we thought weâ€™d present to you, Dear Reader, the definitive list of robots and androids who could actually bring down the T-800 series.Â Â Â Itâ€™s a scientifically calculated list that can not be challenged, due to the intense nature of the work that went into making this list a reality (we said with tongue firmly in cheek).