As we discover that DC is making the Alan Moore creations The Watchmen more and more a part of the DC Universe, frankly, I’m happy, although I’m sure Mr. Moore is not. For more on this subject, check out this link here at MajorSpoilers.com. Many comics fans, some of them here at this site, aren’t all that thrilled with the idea of this taking place. After all, The Watchmen has been a powerful and unique experience for us, and even the Before Watchmen event didn’t quite live up to the series that it was to explore. Well, at least I
With DC Rebirth on the way, and a new iteration of the ever-expanding, ever-evolving DCU on its way, it seemed appropriate to take a step back and assess the first time a shared-universal course-correction was necessary… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Justice League Of America #21 awaits!
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He just showed up on Arrow Season 3, so it’s time to talk about the man who trained Black Canary and Batman, Wildcat! A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Wildcat is one of the toughest fighters in the DC Universe. But how did he get to be so tough? So sit back and enjoy as Ashley and Jason begin their lesson. You might learn something. Enter your Mind University!
Or – “The Second Wave Is Nearly A Year Old…” The New 52 launch was, for me, mostly successful. Though DC editorial clearly chose a few titles/creators to court controversy rather than focus on the product, there was at least a clear line drawn in the sand that said “We’re doing this differently.” (Even Batman and Green Lantern, though cosmetically unchanged, had some fundamental bits that were drastically adjusted.) Now, as the New DC works towards its second anniversary, the next big thing has transitioned into the monthly grind of actually delivering titles. Earth-2 was my favorite of DC’s second
Or – “Lots Of Anniversaries Goin’ On…” The JSA, since its relaunch, has featured a lot of characters, a lot of conflicts, and far, FAR too much Magog. The last few months have been quite traumatic for the group as a whole, leaving Flash feeling helpless, Mr. Terrific feeling mindless, and the Green Lantern paralyzed. But, hey, at least we won’t have people denouncing this anniversary issue on basic cable… Well, probably not, anyway.
This week on the show: JSA doesn’t thrill, Maus II back for more, and Spawn vs. Hellboy! Plus: When it comes to indie comics, Rodrigo goes way out there. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp283a.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Or – “We Got Us A New Writer, So Don’t Get Too Attached To Anybody…” We’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in the States, leading me to eat an inordinate amount of pie and some sort of green bean slorg as a way of recognizing that which is most precious for me. Before my tryptophan coma overcomes me, though, we’ve got a few minutes to talk about what’s going on with Jay Garrick and the rest of the premier comic book superteam. Last issue’s hours-long slugfest has left the JSA with many questions, but the really honest one that comes to mind
Or – “The Problem With A JLA/JSA Crossover…” Back in the day, the JLA had their own book, and travelled to Earth-2 (or to somewhere else WITH natives of Earth-2) once a year, usually a two or three part affair. The JSA seldom had their own title during this period, mind you, and usually we saw a sampling of each team rather than THREE DOZEN heroes. With the JSA, the JSA All-Stars, and the Justice League in play, as well as guest-stars galore, there’ a lot going on in this crossover, but not a lot of focus…
Or – “Time, Time, Time Is On My Side… Yes, It Is!” Continuing our Major Spoilers Star-Spangled Weekend™! Y’know, in the 21st century, it’s hard to think of Nazis as a realistic villain. They’re so far away from their context that someone in a their paraphernalia seems as anachronistic and silly as a pirate or a cowboy or a knight. Still, for many of the members of the JSA, World War II doesn’t seem all that long ago, and the threads of the National Socialist Party run deep. Is the future of the Fourth Reich set in stone, or can