OMG, Milestone Comics is coming back! ‘Course, not all Faithful Spoilerites were around in 1993 for the debut of that particular shared universe, but Retro Review has got your back! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Static #1 awaits!
February 10, 2016) The finalists for the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics were announced today. The five nominated titles are: ANDRE THE GIANT CLOSER TO HEAVEN by Brandon Easton (writer), Denis Medri (artist) (IDW Publishing); FRESH ROMANCE edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press); MOON GIRL AND THE DEVIL DINOSAUR by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (Writers), Natacha Bustos (Artist) (Marvel Entertainment); MS. MARVEL by Willow Wilson (writer), Adrian Alphona (artist) (Marvel Entertainment); ZANA by Jean Barker (writer), Joey Granger (Artist) (Emet Comics) The winner will be announced at the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
It’s the time of the year when we think about new beginnings, but no beginning ever comes without an ending. Sometimes, even the heroes of the city of Dakota sometimes have to say goodbye to a friend. They just do it with a little extra meta and a side of loving snark… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Icon #30 awaits!
DC Comics relaunch former-Milestone title Xombi for a new millennium. Welcome to a world where the title character’s ‘powers’ are the least strange part of this entire book. Oh, he’s infused with nanotechnology that makes him perpetually physically optimized. What the hell am I talking about? Oh, just cut to the chase and make the jump!
This week on the show: Eclipso returns, a three-year-old weighs in, Dwayne McDuffie passes, and the crew looks at the first volume of Maus. Plus, boinkidy-boink-boink, spricky spricky. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp281.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
After weeks of watching Wall-E again and again – my son’s current favorite movie of the moment, I convinced him that we should sit down and watch All-Star Superman that arrived in the Major Spoilers HQ this past week. The pull to get him to agree was that it featured the death of Superman. It worked on him, and I would bet that the plot point works to bring others into the Morrison fold.
DC Comics has announced that Static Shock will finally return to his own book this spring thanks to writer Felicia Henderson and artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion. I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again. In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea. I’m also a big Dwayne McDuffie fan, and if I could choose my real life little brother, he’d be Static! I love his relationship with his family, particularly with his sister. It feels very grounded and real to me. I love how much he cares about Dakota and that he’s
According to Dwayne McDuffie, Warner Home Entertainment is adapting the Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely All-Star Superman series as an animated feature that will be released next Spring. No other announcements have been made, and the news does come as a bit of a surprise as there is no announcement or sneak peek on the new Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD. via Dwayne McDuffie
Or – “I Always Wondered How That All Ended…” The early nineties were a good time to be a comics fan.Â New universes were popping up everywhere, new characters abounded, new settings and premises as far as the eye could see…Â These days, Barb Wire, The Strangers, Bloodfire and their ilk are most often found deep in the 3 For A Dollar bin, but even today, a few 90’s refugees have made their mark.Â Odds are most of y’all only know the Milestone Universe as ‘that place where Static started, before his cartoon,’ but we are all about to witness
In this issue: The Man of Steel on the auction block! The Commander In Chief takes over the industry! Wee Hughie oversteps his bounds! Plus: Deadshot’s in your house, shootin’ up your targets! I can has Silk Spectre? Chiana has invisible space blasters! And, Stephen Ignatius Schleicher is a rotten ol’ somepin somepin, and all sorts o’ mean nasty stuff, with 25 8 by 10 color glossy photographs with the circles and the arrows and the paragraph on the back describin’ each one! So, when the chorus comes around, everybody sing together… with feelin’… [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_81.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes
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