You’re going to enjoy listening to the 89th episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, now at MajorSpoilers.Com!
This week I have a great interview with Royden Lepp, creator of Rust, one of the best books available today! Royden discusses how this hard-cover, four-volume Archaia graphic novel that is both nostalgic ode to family ties and high-octane adventure came to be and what readers can expect from the series! I hope you’re already a fan like I am, but if not, you’ll discover this excellent series that you should add to your collection!
Then everything wraps up with the latest ‘News & Previews!’ Don’t miss it!
Wayne’s Comics is created by Wayne Hall, who also writes the weekly Comics Portal column and reviews comics for this site as well!
Everyone knows the story of young Peter Parker; a young nerd empowered by an uncanny accident with the proportional speed and strength of a spider, who learned a lesson about power and responsibility through a tragic loss. Indeed, the death of his Uncle Ben and the status of his frail Aunt May is the cornerstone of Pete’s story, even fifty years later, but one question often goes unasked: How did he get orphaned and left in his Aunt & Uncle’s care in the first place? Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Deadpool, the merc with a mouth and a sizable fan base, has been given the Marvel NOW treatment of having a completely new creative team; a team which has kept the book going for nine issues now, with no end currently in sight. As we all know, something does not have to be good for it to sell well, so does Deadpool have the quality to match the quantity? Find out, after the jump.
This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato to pit the Illuminati against their biggest threat yet in New Avengers #9! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, New Avengers #9 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!
Set between the movies Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Dark Horse’s Star Wars series brings back old characters from the original trilogy into a brand new original story. All of the classic characters are represented: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, even Boba Fett makes a guest appearance. The Rebel Alliance searches for a new home base. However, with a traitor within their organization, can anyone be trusted?
Thanks to this week’s impending Retro Review (he said, hinting broadly) I’ve found myself once again considering the mysterious Tao of the Web-Head. When the Spider-Man universe was rebooted with ‘Brand New Day,’ the powers-that-be at Marvel Comics tried to play it off as a return to the character’s roots, taking him to a place where he was a single luckless college jerk, playing the field and living in Aunt May’s basement. Interestingly, a few years later, Peter was back at the top of his field, active as an Avenger, being really pretty geniusy marvelous with Aunt May happily married off, before his brain was eaten by an octopus (or something.) Still, the clear message seemed to be that a Spider-Man without problems wasn’t really Spider-Man at all, and (if you discount the clear message that they just didn’t want him married) there seems to be an expectation that Hard-Luck Parker is editorial’s idea of the character’s natural state. This, in turn, begs a query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) watches him swing on a web, something something frassum blebb, asking: Do you think it’s necessary that Peter Parker be a loser/schlub in order for Spider-Man to work?
Or – “Fantomex Has Always Been A Bit Creepy, But…”
As the last volume of Uncanny X-Force ended, the three brains agglomerated into the body of the mutant known as Fantomex were cloned into individual bodies, leaving him with not only an evil counterpart but a female version of himself…
…and now they’re dating. Raise your hand if “Eww?” Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been a casual watcher of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ starting when someone dubbed a season (I think it was 2009?) the worst one ever. During that time, I have enjoyed a lot of quietly brilliant moments, a few utterly awful ones, crushed hard on Nasim Pedrad and Kristen Wiig (and even a little bit on new girl Cecily Strong) and also enjoyed the many cameos by the likes of Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin. Most surprising of all was the transformation of boy-band jackwagon Justin Timberlake into a genuinely funny and remarkably versatile performer, who gave me an unstoppable laughing fit with nothing but his facial expressions and the words, “But privately? He hit that.” Back in the N-SYNC era, I would have bet nothing could make me a fan of any of those kids, but a decade or so later, I love me some J.T. and can’t stomach Jenny McCarthy. Life is indeed strange, which brings us to today’s query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) knows that ‘funny,’ like ‘frightening’, is in the eye of the beholder, asking: Who is the most surprisingly funny person in all of pop-culture?
Greene’s background is finally delved into in this newest issue of BlackAcre by Duffy Boudreau and Wendell Cavalcanti. Going from soldier to Prophet, Greene has led an interesting life. But what makes Greene so important that Sinclair would attempt to assassinate him? Major Spoilers finds out.