As the saying goes, “You can’t keep a good man down,” and that is so true when it comes to the Blue Beetle.Â DC is starting to come around to the backup story in comics, by adding the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle to the Booster Gold series.Â The backups will be written by Matt Sturges, with Mike Nortan taking on the art duties.
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Yesterday, Paul Cornell confirmed what had been rumored for some time – Captain Britain and MI: 13 were getting the axe by Marvel.
Lastly, and this is really important, while we didnâ€™t know this would be the last arc until comparatively recently, I had it in mind that it was possible it would be from the time I started plotting it. Indeed, the end of this arc marks the end of what I had planned for the book when I started. One of the images right at the finish is what I always felt I was heading towards, and Iâ€™m very pleased I got there. So: you will get a real, thorough, proper, ending, not just of â€˜Vampire Stateâ€™, but of the whole run. It hasnâ€™t been rushed to fit the space, it hasnâ€™t been compromised, it wonâ€™t just suddenly cut off: itâ€™s what I intended.I think the Annual and the two remaining issues finish off one of my best stories in any media, and that story is actually the entirety of Captain Britain and MI-13.Youâ€™ll see what I mean a bit more next issue. This is a comic with a proper ending.
It’s interesting Marvel is giving the series the ol’ Heave-Ho as the last couple of months the title has finished in the top half of all comics being sold.Â In April, issue #12 sold an estimated 20,000 issues, while Wolverine: First Class #14 sold a mere 14,000 copies, and it doesn’t appear Wolverine is being canceled any time soon.
At least the series is getting a proper send off.
via Paul Cornell
IDW Publishing has its own take on zombie, but sending them to an island resort and letting all Hell break loose.Â The Last Resort arrives from the company in July and is written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with cover art by Darwyn Cooke, and illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.
Jimmy Palmiotti commented, â€œThe Last Resort is just what I want after months of super hero comics. I want my comics: R-rated; I want my sexy broads topless and I want our characters to be regular Joes that will just about do any atrocious thing to stay live. The great thing about working with IDW is that, unlike most companies, they let us write whatever we want, and we went nuts with this book.â€
Being familiar with the work of Palmiotti and Gray, I’m interested in seeing what they can do with a story that doesn’t feature a large chested female superhero beating the crap out of everything and everyone. Check out the sneak peek at the company website to see what is in store for readers this July.
via IDW Publishing
Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the Green Hornet back to comics, and Kevin Smith will be at the helm.Â According to Smith, he already has the story done.
“It’s the Hornet movie I’d make if I was making it today. And there’s no better time to do that than before Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s version defines the character for the mainstream. We haven’t picked an interior artist yet, but we’ve got some stellar cover talent on board already: Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Jae Lee, and David Finch.”
I wasn’t overly impressed with Smith’s Cacophony story, and he is in the middle of a new Batman story, but I do like Smith enough to give anything he’s working on a chance.
What say you, Major Spoilerites?Â Are you on board with Kevin Smith and the Green Hornet Comic?
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Star Trek fans listen up!Â Dynamic Forces will appear on QVC beginning May 18th at 1:00 AM ET to sell its limited edition Star Trek merchandise.
During the broadcast, collectibles from the new movie will be offered, including a special Collectors Lobby Card from the film, which has been autographed by actor Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the new movie. Additional Star Trek products and collectibles will range from rare comics to unique collectibles, including phasers, tricorders, DVDs and trading cards from Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Limited edition Star Trek merchandise, including signed lithographs and a brand new Giclee autographed by Pegg, will also be offered.
I don’t know if I’m that much of a Star Trek fan to be up at 1:00 AM to watch Star Trek merch being sold, but I know all of the stuff Dynamic Forces is selling will go like hotcakes.
via Dynamic Forces
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast we dive into the Rising Stars Compendium from Top Cow Productions.
Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called “Specials”) born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski’s own Joe’s Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions.
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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers sneak peeks of Guerillas #4, Jack Staff #20, Lillim #3, Soul Kiss #4, and The Walking Dead #61.
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This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew welcome Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener to the show for a cover to cover discussion of Atomic Robo volume 3, number 1.
Depicting the adventures of the eponymous fictional character created by 8-Bit Theater writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener, Atomic Robo began as a six issue mini-series published by Red 5 Comics starting in October 2007. It was nominated in the â€œBest Limited Seriesâ€ category of the 2008 Eisner Awards. The first six issues of the series have been collected as Atomic Robo Volume 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightinâ€™ Scientists of Tesladyne. Atomic Robo Volume 2: Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War was released as a trade paperback in February 18, 2009. The third series Atomic Robo Volume 3: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time, is out now.
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Hey, ‘member that Doc Savage bit we posted yesterday?Â Yes, it is Doc Savage, and yes, I was correct about that shadow on the wall being The Spirit.Â How do I know?Â I took the jump!
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A plethora of comics are headed your way next week from Archie Comics.Â The company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica Spectacular #89, Betty & Veronica Digest #194, Jughead’s Double Digest #150, Sabrina The Teenage Witch #107, Sonic The Hedgehog #200, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume One: Heroes in a Half Shell.
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Check out the Karl Kerschl work that he posted on his website that features his portion of DC’s Wednesday Comics.
Our Flash story features Barry Allen and Iris West – can’t get any more specific than that!
Can not wait.Â I like his style and think this a Barry, Iris, Gorilla story could be very cool.
via Karl Kerschl
A super great week, here at Major Spoilers!Â Not only did this week see Free Comic Book Day offer up a ton of free comics for fans and n00bs alike, it was also a week where Major Spoilers saw it’s largest month of growth to date!
There were also some other things that happened that you might be aware of:
What will this week bring, and will it be better than last?Â The answer, Dear Reader, is always Yes, at Major Spoilers.