A slew of new characters, both villainous and heroic are showing up in Starling City over the next few months. An exclusive clip can be seen over at EW.com as well as character news in few different places.
Or – “Well, I’m Not TOO Far Behind…”
On Wednesday, the ghosts and goblins came out to scare us out of our minds, and to allow us all to unleash the slutty truth within us. DC Comics also tapped into the holiday zeitgeist, unleashing an old favorite on the world with little fanfare, but is it a fright-fest or a huge mess? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Dipping A Toe Back Into The Pool…”
It’s been some time since I regularly read the adventures of The Flash, mostly because the post-Final Crisis tales didn’t really make much use of Barry Allen as a character. There was very little in the Brightest Day-era Flash stories that justified the character’s resurrection, as little to nothing about the tales being told required that the Flash starring in them be Barry Allen. Has DC finally fixed this problem? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Statue company Kotobukiya has been rolling out a new statue the last few months representing a character from DC’s New 52. Kotobukiya has already announced Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman, and the Flash and now they have added a hero who has found more respect since the relaunch, Aquaman. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Or – “I Honestly Forgot That This Wasn’t Over Yet…”
I was very surprised to find this book in my pull list for the week. For the last couple of months, real world issues have caused me to focus on things other than my collection, and the weekly comics delivery has fallen somewhat low on my list. Generally, if I haven’t been reviewing it, I haven’t read it yet, and for some reason, my brain thought Before Watchmen to be over already. Is the general comic-reading public in the same boat as me? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
On this week’s Major Spoiler’s Podcast Stephen and Matthew talked about their feelings towards the first episode of Arrow and debated on the possible longevity of the series. After hearing their points I had decided I might check it out, but now that I have seen this reel I most definitely will be possibly checking it out.
Toy juggernaut Matel was on scene at NYCC last week to do what everyone does there: sell old things and announce new things to sell. One of the new items Mattel had on display was a new Huntress figure. Look at the early design ahead.
Or – “The Importance Of The Conjunction…”
This issue promises to be the first meeting of Batgirl and the man who crippled her since the events of ‘The Killing Joke.’ I’m presuming that they mean in the New 52, as I’m pretty sure that Gail Simone already wrote that same story back during the original run of Birds of Prey some years ago, but it should be noted that I’m trying not to say things like that any longer, as I don’t like being That Guy. What does ‘Death Of The Family’ have in store for Babs Gordon? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Time to bring the Poll of the Week back to its roots and get to the punching, the fighting, and the flavin’. Two heroes enter, one will leave. This week’s battle features the speedsters of the DC and Marvel universes – The Flash and Quicksilver.
Or – “Didn’t These Guys All Used To Be Friends?“
The advent of a new age of
marvels super-heroes on any world tends to be a difficult process, as seen by the New 52 relaunch last year. With things in full swing for a second age of mighty heroes (though not THOSE Mighty Heroes) the only thing that might stop it cold is the advent of an angry death god in the middle of it all.
Um, yeah. About that? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The Swan-Song Of J. Robert Liefeld…”
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Hawkman over the years, enjoying his appearances in JSA, the Tim Truman revamp and a few JLA cameos, but truly loathing the endless cycle of retcons and revamping and back-story updates. A character who is more important for his historical significance than his actual comics appearances (much like Wonder Woman, only vastly more so), Hawkman has been kind of bland for my tastes, and I can’t remember having read the previous issues of this particular run, even though I KNOW I have. (I reviewed at least one of them, I’m certain.) Will the new Hawkman’s Zero Month appearance grab me? Your Major Spoilers review awaits.
Or – “Sometimes It’s Concept, Sometimes It’s The Hook. But Sometimes, It’s All About The Name.”
Some DC concepts have been bouncing around looking for the perfect place to land for decades. Properties like Hawkman, Supergirl and Starman have been through iteration after iteration, trying to isolate and deliver on the things that make the concepts cool. In the case of Rose & Thorn, the various incarnations since the 1940s pretty much only have the name in common. Will that high-concept title finally have its definitive incarnation? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!