So. I’m back.Â Those of you who listen to the podcast may have heard my oblique references to having a swollen arm and generally whining about something or other.Â The clinical diagnosis is “tendonitis,” which means that my left arm swells, and throbs, and basically makes life miserable, and fine motor work (like, say, typing?) has a tendency to cause agony.Â I’m mostly over this bout, thanks for asking, just in time to go on a bravado run of reviewing unmatched by any man, woman, or energy being in a tiny scale model spaceship in recent memory.Â Provided, of course, that I manage my pain.Â In any case, my return to active duty coincides (in a general sense) with the end of Brubaker, Fraction and Aja’s run on Immortal Iron Fist.Â Danny Rand has been through the fire over the last year and a half, and now he’s ready to change his lifeÂ for the better.Â The problem is fate, as always,Â has a surprise or two up her sleeve for our Daniel Rand-Kai…
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores July 16, 2008. 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.
Using a process developed Bomb-xx by Gain Enterprises, look for Robert Kirkman’s Invincible to make its appearance on the iTunes, mobile phones, MTV 2 and other places in the coming months.Â Gain Enterprises takes scans from the original comic and then animates them (nothing too fancy that can’t be done in After Effects and some word balloons) for audiences.
The first 12 episodes will cover the first four issues of the series.Â Look for the first six episodes to hit the web during Comic-Con, followed by a wide release in August.
Archie Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the upcoming Archie Americana Series: Best of the Ninties, featuring fan favorites from a decade ago.
Painstakingly restored from original archival materials and faithfully re-colored, this high-grade paperback edition features a computer-airbrushed cover rendered in 1990s style by Archie fan-favorite, Rex Lindsey.
Remember that wonderful Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode that was a big musical?Â Joss Whedon is at it again with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog that launches July 15 and will ONLY be available online for one week.
Take the jump for more information directly from the big guy himself, the trailer for the mini-movie, and Doogie Howser as a mad scientist. This think looks great! More After the Jump >>
On the next Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will take a look at the Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba.
Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last…” In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
As always, we want you to participate in the show.Â Give your thoughts and comments about the first collected trade below. Or, if you are more daring, send us an audio comment in MP3 format for inclusion in the show.
Image Comics has announced Ian Churchill will be providing the cover art to the upcoming Jack Staff #21.
“It’s a bit worrying when you let someone else play with your toys,” said series creator Paul Grist inÂ a prepared statement. “But Ian nailed it . Certainly get’s my vote for best Jack Staff cover of 2008!”
Hellboy II: The Golden Army came out on the top of the heap this weekend, bringing in an estimated $35.9 million at the box office.Â I went to check the movie out on Friday, and while it was a very good movie, I still like the first Hellboy flick better.Â The acting was great, the makeup and special effects superb, but for some reason Hellboy II felt a whole lot like the first Men in Black movie.Â I think it had something to do with the background gags and music.
Speaking of Will Smith, Hancock slipped 47% from last week, but was still able to bring in $33 million.