Ever since I was a kid, I was a fan of the Justice League, a collection of the mightiest heroes of all, coming together to face threats no single hero could stand. This is the book that very nearly brought that enjoyment to an end… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Justice League Of America #1 awaits!
Listeners play a huge role in the Major Spoilers Podcast. Whether it is clarifying points, providing content for the show, or just making a suggestion for a topic discussion, we love each and everyone of you.Â This week on the show, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a suggestion from one of the Major Spoilers Legion and reviewing Brad Meltzer’s Identity Crisis from DC Comics. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved,
With all the hoopla surrounding the upcoming Watchmen movie, and with the realization that newcomers to the Watchmen series, are going to be left asking, “I’ve read this awesome series and have seen the movie, what’s next?” DC Comics has announced it’s After Watchmen campaign.Â Â The campaign features a selection of $1.00 comics to be given away or sold at conventions and comic book shops.
Or – “Slowly Crawling Back Into My Good Graces…” It’s no secret that this incarnation of the Justice League has been problematical for me from the beginning.Â Brad Meltzer’s character-based stories were weak on plot, relying too heavily on coincidence, overkill, and the DC’s big three for my tastes.Â The art of Ed Benes is very cheesecakey (see Zatanna’s general pectoral regions above) and the fill-in artists seem to have been chosen for their ability to ape his good-girl style rather than their own artistic strengths.Â Add to that the fact that Meltzer left many dangling plotlines, and Dwayne McDuffie’s
This time â€˜round: The Right Hand of DOOM! Monkeys in Spandex! Wee Hughie In Theatres! Who Brought Up Chuck? Theme songs, theme songs, theme songsâ€¦ Somebodyâ€™s getting a statue! Stephenâ€™s got a hero in his front pocket for yooou! And Terraâ€™s big brother steps up to the plate in a pretty big way, as Stephen is finally happy that SOMETHING is older than him, itâ€™s our .38 special, so hold on loosely, youâ€™re back where you belong, weâ€™re all caught up in youâ€¦ This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_38.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS
One of these days I would really love for this little site to win an Eisner Award – that would be a most awesome achievement.Â Until that day, congrats to Newsarama for winning the award in the Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism, and congrats to everyone else who picked up one of these coveted awards last night.
DC Comics has released its lineup of staff and freelancers that will be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con.Â The list is long, so take the jump for the complete rundown.Â We’ll post the panel schedule and giveaways at the show when it becomes available.
Or – “Haven’t We Seen This Before?” When Brad Meltzer relaunched the Justice League just a couple of years ago, he was brimming with ideas, from returning an all-star multi-era Justice League, to the return of Despero, to the Red Arrow (ugh) and Hawkgirl relationship, to Red Tornado ending up in a human body, there were a ton of fascinating story hooks to that first dozen issues of JLA.Â Sadly, Brad didn’t end up hanging very much ON those hooks, but the basics were there.Â After a long and drawn out crossover with Salvation Run that didn’t make a whole