The road to storytelling diversity is a long and winding one, and even with the Ms. Marvels, Statics and Kevin Kellers we have, there’s still a lot of ground to cover. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the history of comics is entirely devoid of progress. Welcome to Ten Things!
Comic books take their inspiration wherever they can find it, even works of great literature. ‘Course, that doesn’t mean the resulting comics are going to be themselves great… Welcome to Ten Things!
The 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who on television made the show as big a deal in the colonies as it is back home in the UK. But, in truth, The Doctor made his first appearance on American shores decades earlier… …sorta. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Dr. Who And The Daleks (aka Dell Movie Classics) 12-190-612 awaits!
The recent spate of comic movies and television shows has some declaring that it’s never been a better time to be a fan of superheroes and other such frippery. But those who remember the past can tell you it’s not the first such boom period, nor will it be the last, and while the rising tide may lift all ships, not everything that comes of comics’ periodic salad days will be memorable for the right reasons… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Super-Heroes #1 awaits!
Press Release Building on the critical success of Hermes Press’ complete reprint of Alex Toth’s Zorro, Hermes is now issuing the first comic book incarnation of the masked, caped defender of old California, with a complete reprint of Dell’s Pre-Code Zorro. Before the Comics Code tried to take all the fun out of comic books, Zorro burst onto comic store racks all over the county, introducing many youngsters to this classic archetypal character.
Or -“In Which Life Is, Indeed, Somewhat Like A Hurricane…” Y’know, I’m breaking my carefully planned and meticulously balanced Retro Review schedule to do today’s review, but what the heck? It’s the holidays! (And besides, pretty much all the Faithful Spoilerites are all too aware that I am far from meticulous nor all that much of a planner…)
Press Release In a packed panel on Saturday morning during Comic Con, Dark Horse president, Mike Richardson called a surprise guest to announce Dark Horseâ€™s plans to develop new comics and graphic novels for the Gold Key Comicsâ€™ superheroes. Fans were shocked to see Jim Shooter enter the room; the man recently named the â€œSteve Jobs of Comicsâ€ by Comic Book Bin. Shooter is perhaps best known for his nine year tenure at Marvel Comics, beginning in 1982, with highlights including Chris Claremont and John Byrneâ€™s run on the Uncanny X-Men, and Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil. Also under Shooter’s