Another offering from DC’s New 52 (though its getting quite old); this time its Vibe. You know, Vibe, from the old Justice League Detroit comic, or from the currently running Justice League of America comic. Yeah, I don’t know why they brought him back either. It was probably to appease the great power that is Major Spoiler’s very own Matthew Peterson, seeing as how he and Geoff Johns are the only people with fond memories of him. Does Vibe hold up on his own? Find out after the jump!
Or – “I’ve Been Putting Off Reading This One…”
I’ve been readin’ comics for a very long time. Titles have come and gone, characters and universes swirling down the drain month after month, but Hellblazer has remained. Since The Reagan Administration, I’ve been picking up every issue of this book (even the really awful ones) and I find the concept of a world without Hellblazer to be one that’s somehow a sadder place. Still, time is an illusion, so they say, and lunchtime doubly so, and there’s no reason to dilly-dally any longer. The end of one of my personal eras of comics is here, and your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC continues to make the New 52, well, new with constant new waves of book. One of the titles to ride in on the most recent “wave” is Katana. The title character is also to be featured in Justice League of America and in the upcoming television show Beware The Batman. The real question is weather or not the character carry her own title. Well find out with this Major Spoilers review!
Or – “I Wish “All The Good Names Really Are Taken” Wasn’t Such A Cliché.”
The best thing about comics in the New 52/Marvel NOW! era is that many of the oldest properties in the comics world are getting new takes, and new fans. The worst part is that no one in their right mind can be following ALL the new books at once. Because of that paradigm, I haven’t read Suicide Squad in… Um… At least a year, I think. Have the adventures of Harley Quinn and her amazing friends held up? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
The new creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino take over for Green Arrow this week to hopefully give it a much-needed shot in the arm. Will they be able to revive this floundering title or will it continue to circle the drain? Major Spoilers checks it out!
Or – “People Keep Wondering How It’s Not Cancelled, I Figured I’d Check It Out…”
Of all the books in the New 52, Batwing is the one that I have the least interest in, which is a bit odd, given that I’m a huge fan of the original story that gave us his superhero look. I read #1, but then, I read all the number ones, and I’ve checked in with the execrable Red Lanterns book more than this one. Blue Beetle, the JLI, O.M.A.C. and Legion Lost have fallen, but Batwing still soldiers on… What’s the deal? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
When an article has a title that many colons the expectations are high to deliver, so how about footage of Batman fighting Bane and Wonder Woman squaring off against Harley?
Stephen’s favorite Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight made its return digitally in 2012 and due to the title’s success DC has decided to launch a similar Superman title this spring. View the long list of creators attached to the series after the jump.
In news that has come to be expected ever since the start of New 52, DC has decided to cancel six titles and switch up creative teams. All the latest after the jump.
Or – “BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!”
The Quality Comics stable of heroes have served DC well since they relaunched ‘em back in the 70s, but mostly as supporting characters or as a team of Freedom Fighters. Now that the New 52 has The Ray, The Doll-Man, Phantom Lady and an Uncle Sam who looks like Samuel L. Jackson, we’re on our way for a revival of the team, ala Marvel’s ‘Ultimates.’ How has the Human Bomb’s first solo series treated the explosive Freedom Fighter? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The Third Army Has Risen!”
The one thing you need to remember if you ever wear a power ring: TRUST. NO. ONE. Things are about to get hot in outer space, laws of physics be damned! Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Comic tie-ins to franchises in other mediums have a notoriously bad reputation. Sometimes you get some cheesy fun ones like Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator, but there are very few good ones that are not continuations of the original property. Prequel comics, especially, are seen as not being very good by virtue of having to end at a specific place for the primary vehicle for the franchise to start at. So does Injustice: Gods Among Us, a comic, based on a video game, based on various comic franchises, work where others have failed? Find out with your Major Spoilers review!