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It’s a commonly repeated aphorism that William Shakespeare created a ridiculous number of words, many of which are still in use today. From eyeball to compromise to obscene, the Bard shaped our language, and his naming conventions even shaped the superheroes that were to come… Welcome to Ten Things!
Right around the turn of the century, America’s Best Comics arrived on the scene to save us all from the grim and grit that devoured so many comics of the 1990s. And in an ABC Comics, things get complex, fast… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Tom Strong #20 awaits!
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Promethea, Superman, The Flash, Han Solo, Wonder Woman, and Creepy Comics! Plus, you pick the next trade paperback we read on the show!
When it comes to our favorite super-dupers, not everybody can be a mild-mannered reporter, Air Force nurse or international bon vivant and playboy, but that’s not to say their RWJ’s aren’t still impressive… Welcome to Ten Things!
For a few brief years, the Wildstorm Comics imprint known as ‘America’s Best Comics’ actually lived up to the promise of its high-falutin’ name, providing the best comics on the stands. At the center of that universe was the pulp-style superman known as Tom Strong… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Tom Strong #1 awaits!
Why must humans always degrade robots with words like Doom, Terror, and Fear? Don’t you know we only want what is best? So a few meatbags get taken out here and there, is it really that big of a deal? But I digress… Tom Strong is traveling through time trying to prevent Nazis and robots from taking over, and he’s got Tom Strong along with him to help.
Or – “The Return That No One Expected…” For all the guff that I give fans of 90’s comics, the entire decade wasn’t deadwood. Indeed, near the end of the decade/century, there was a renaissance in comics that led to such wonders as Planetary, Rising Stars, and the entire America’s Best Comics imprint. Of these books, Top 10 was my quirky favorite, Promethea was probably the most successful artistically, Greyshirt was a noir flashback tale, but none of them had the pure comics vibe that Tom Strong had. Taking the most successful elements of Lee and Kirby’s Marvel, the tales
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will take a look at Greyshirt – Indigo Sunset from America’s Best Comics. Greyshirt originally appeared in Tomorrow Stories (1999), each issue consisting of a collection of short stories featuring a recurring cast of characters. These characters, like Greyshirt, were often inspired by pulp magazine and comic book archetypes, such as the boy genius and the masked detective. As such, Greyshirt’s stories often showcased Alan Moore’s take on the detective stories of such characters as The Spirit. Unlike most of the other ABC characters, Greyshirt is not so much a parody
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 27, 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. This list was last updated August 26, 2008.