For you young’ns, there once was a series called Battlestar Galactica, created to cash in on a boom in science fiction stories, taking bits and pieces of many different stories to tell the tale of a ragtag fleet of alien refugees running after the destruction of their homeworld by robotic monsters. That part probably sounds familiar, but when I mention that this was all the way back in 1978, you’ll probably groan and start to mock the special effects. Wanna see why that’s a mistake? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Everyone at Major Spoilers is taking a little time off this week to spend time with family, friends, and fans, so we thought we’d take this moment to share what we are thankful for this year.
IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!
Major Spoilers runs down the comics we are looking forward to, and recommending, this week.
Amigo Comics sent us the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in February 2014. The month features three titles, with one of them featuring a crossover with Image Comics’ Savage Dragon.
Valiant Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Harbinger #20 by Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry.
We all know that zombies don’t want to eat your pimento-loaf sandwich as they are more interested in stealing your milk money and eating your brains. There may be a few undead who want to eat your Ding Dong, and if you live in one of those locations or go to one of “those schools” you may want to give soulless corpses a reason not to pick on you by keeping all your yummy treats in the Zombie Survival Kit lunch box.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has already created a stellar viral campaign with the Trask Industries website detailing the history of the Sentinels are their creator. The marketing has taken it up another notch with its latest campaign titled The Bent Bullet and the conspiracy surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination.
I’m going to be honest: When J.H. Williams left Batwoman, I initially left with him. But lately, I’ve been wondering where Kate Kane is in the greater scheme of the New 52, and decided to check in on our mighty Batwoman to catch up, just in time for Zero Year… Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Hermes Press is pleased to announce the deluxe bookshelf hardcover printing of “Scratch9: The Pet Project (Second Life Edition)”, collecting the complete fan-favorite, all-ages title under one cover for the first time. The new collection includes the original, Eisner-nominated graphic novel “Scratch9: The Pet Project” along with this year’s hit anthology “Scratch9: Cat Tails.”
Who would have figured the Zygons would be the big rubber monster in the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special? Not me, not you, and most certainly not the big villains in the Who-niverse… yeah, I’m using that word from now on, so there.
This week, we continue our battle between the round one winners as the Cybermen and The Master.
Don’t forget to use the comment section to give everyone a breakdown of the battle and who would emerge victorious.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores November 27, 2013. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details.
This list was last updated November 26, 2013.
What’s on your list this week?
As this week is a Holiday in America (indeed, for some of us, it’s two of ‘em), our regularly scheduled podcasts are on a temporary holiday hiatus. Fortunately, I keep my MS-QOTDs numbered, for just such an emergency, which means we’re ready to talk turkey, in the vernacular. The last few weeks, I’ve been focused on television and movies, which makes me feel like I’ve been giving comic books a little bit of a short shrift. That’s kind of a shame, as there are literally thousands of amazing stories out there to enjoy, from Action to Adventure all the way through Zoot Sputnik. (Yes. I just said that. You’re welcome.) In the 80+ years of comic history, there have been many powerful moments, such as Peter Parker’s shocking moment on the George Washington bridge, or that one cover where Shi had 11 fingers, which in turn begs a query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has a lot of great candidates in mind for this one, and could probably go of for days, asking: What single comics page or panel is the most memorable to you?