After a harrowing fight that was literally all in his mind, the Superior Spider-Man is back to work and potentially Ghost-Peter-Parker free. Still, with his behavior being ‘off’ and his actions being a bit out of character, people are starting to wonder just what the heck is up with Spider-Man lately? More after the jump!
Any regular sneak peak for Pixar’s Monsters University should be enough to generate more buzz about the sequel, but one that showcases the character voiced by Nathan Fillion would make the older animation audience even more excited. Johnny Worthington speaks after the jump!
What do you do when you are floating high above the Earth? Make a music video.
Thanks Commander Chris Hadfield for that wonderful way to end the week!
Everyone has a creative endeavor of some sort, and everyone gets writer’s block on occasion, no matter how good they are. How would you like a simple, randomized way of helping to get past that block, whatever you may be doing? If you’d like that, then take the jump and find out what it is.
This month, Major Spoilers is looking at the funny pages, and we’re kicking things off with a look at Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County.
Berkley Breathed’s Bloom County was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed newspaper strips of all time. Bloom County ran from December 8th, 1980 to August 6th, 1989 and was published in an astounding 1200 newspapers on a daily basis. The huge popularity of Bloom County spawned a merchandizing bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus. The Bloom County Library Volume 1 highlights the first time the entire run of the immensely popular Bloom County strip has been collected in beautifully designed hard cover books with exceptional reproduction.
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Asking the age old question: What if one of the girls James Bond slept with, who’s supposed to die… actually gets away?
Demon Knights is the least “tainted” of the new 52. It’s got dragons, demons, and amazons and it has a new setting with mostly new characters so there are no crazy retcons and no “wrong” costumes. This has been a strong title so far, particularly the first arc, but here we are a couple issues into the second arc. Can Demon Knights catch lightning in a bottle a second time? Find out after the jump.
What makes everything better? Peanut butter? A mother’s kiss? Shoulder pads? No. The answer is obviously Batman. If the Mouse Guard are the police, then the Black Axe is the vigilante that lurks in the shadows, striking fear in the hearts of cowardly and superstitious weasels. If you have a problem – If no one else can help – and if you can find him – maybe you can hire the Black Axe. Look for him after the jump.
If you are looking for a comic book recommendation for the week, we have you covered as the Major Spoilers Staff picks their reads for the week.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 arrived in stores yesterday. If you missed picking it up, take gander at a clip from the movie where Batman confronts the Joker, one last time.
Recently, some group of ad wizards released their annual list of words and phrases that the general public would like to see stricken from the language, including “fiscal cliff”, “trending” and other overused phraseology. For my part, I would have chucked in “Whedonverse”, “Wolvie” and “The Dark Knight”, each of which has far outstripped its usefulness in terms of sheer annoyance value. True, as a card-carried Grumpy Old Man who tries to be highly aware of the language around him, I am susceptible to such petty annoyances and they make me a bit more irritable that the average person. Still, that ‘Nails-On-A-Chalkboard’ affect isn’t all bad, in that it led to the formulation of today’s query…
The MS- QOTD (pronounced, as always, ” misquoted”, expects to see “Bee Tee Dubs” from one Faithful Spoilerite, asking: What pop culture words or phrases would you like to see added to the Banned List?
There’s a fascinating moment that seems to come around every season or so in Doctor Who, when The Doctor is asked about the exterior of his TARDIS and has to explain what a Police Box was. Fifty years down the line from “An Unearthly Child,” the iconic blue box is probably better known as the Doctor’s ship than for its actual (now entirely defunct) function. Of course, when the producers fixed the broken Chameleon Circuit during three tenure of the Sixth Doctor, the fan outcry was overwhelming. A similar problem is evident in my favorite Star Trek spinoff, Deep Space Nine, where the fixed location of the station leads to little actual trekking. (Don’t even get me started on why the phasers had to be switched to look more like guns in the original Trek.)
The MD-QOTD (pronounced “ta-rock nore”) reverses the polarity of the neuron flow, asking: What is your favorite no-longer-relevant or archaic “artifact” in pop culture?