When I was growing up, I loved 80-page Giants! In those days, these books cost like a quarter and were reprints from 5-10 years earlier. But I hadn’t read them, so I pored over each and every story! It was an adventure into tales I hadn’t read before, but still grew to love. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is a lot like those wonderful comics. There’s a LOT going on, some of it touching on recent comics stories, others going back into previous DC storylines I enjoy remembering.
Comic publishers today like to tout certain issues as “great jumping-on points.” I’ve never understood that theory, as ANY issue can serve as a jumping-on point if you do it right. Case in point: My first issue of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ game-changing ‘Watchmen’. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Watchmen #9 awaits! *Today’s Retro Review contains adult themes and language, and partial blue nudity. Reader discretion is advised.* Comic publishers today like to tout certain issues as “great jumping-on points.” I’ve never understood that theory, as ANY issue can serve as a jumping-on point if you do it
I often like to say that Grant Morrison is like the little girl who’s great when she’s good, but awful when she’s bad. I’ve loved certain Morrison stories over the years, and I’m into The Multiversity from DC Comics as well right now. However, there was one Morrison tale that really drew me in back when it first arrived here in the States, and that was Zenith. I had to buy them in special editions from 2000 AD, and some were very hard to get! Recently, I discovered that this story was going to be reprinted with access to the
Now that the Before Watchmen event is coming to a close, it’s time to talk about the franchise during the 91st episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast! Gianluca Glazer, Ian Cullen (from scifipulse.net and the host of SFP-NOW on blogtalkradio.com) and I examine the Watchmen phenomenon, starting with the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons comic before moving on to the 2009 Zack Snyder film, then presenting our opinions prior to the release of Before Watchmen from DC Comics. Then everything wraps up with my look back on the event and what we might expect in the future. Don’t miss our candid discussion of all things Watchmen! Look for the hardcover collections BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK
Or – “Wrapping Things Up With A Whimper, Rather Than A Bang…” The last issue of this series is, seemingly, the last issue of the mixed bag that is Before Watchmen. It’s a few weeks late, but was it worth the wait? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Last summer, DC kicked off the multiple titles to tell the stories that took place before the seminal Alan Moore work “Watchmen.” Those series are now being collected into delux hardcovers and DC has released the cover art from Chip Kidd’s, which you can see after the jump!
Press Release The original cover art for Watchmen #1 – the issue that began the most influential graphic novel series of the 1980s – is expected to bring $100,000+ as part of Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction Feb. 21-22 in New York. The cover art for issues #2 and #3, along with a color cover guide for issue #1, are also featured in the grouping, which comes to auction from The Shamus Modern Masterworks Collection.
Or – “Still Can’t Believe What Last Issue Implied About Events Behind The Scenes…” I have said over and over that I can’t understand why DC chose to do the Before Watchmen project, much less so very much of it. I just didn’t really see that there were that many stories left untold. Last issue very shockingly reminded me that there were at least a couple of things I hadn’t considered, but the jury was out as to whether that was a good thing. What’s the final word? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Have you ever wanted to own the iconic cover from Watchmen #1? Well that piece and more from Dave Gibbon’s work on Alan Moore’s Watchmen could soon be hanging in your Nerd Room of Doom if you come out on top of a bidding war.
Or – “I Honestly Forgot That This Wasn’t Over Yet…” I was very surprised to find this book in my pull list for the week. For the last couple of months, real world issues have caused me to focus on things other than my collection, and the weekly comics delivery has fallen somewhat low on my list. Generally, if I haven’t been reviewing it, I haven’t read it yet, and for some reason, my brain thought Before Watchmen to be over already. Is the general comic-reading public in the same boat as me? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC’s attempt at capitalizing on the success of Watchmen with the release of the prequel series has been successful in a purely monetary sense. Each new release has been, for the most part, a top seller, all the while receiving lukewarm reviews from critics and fans alike. Find out if the Dr. Manhattan outing breaks the mold of mediocrity after the jump!