Deadpool, the merc with a mouth and a sizable fan base, has been given the Marvel NOW treatment of having a completely new creative team; a team which has kept the book going for nine issues now, with no end currently in sight. As we all know, something does not have to be good for it to sell well, so does Deadpool have the quality to match the quantity? Find out, after the jump.
As any comic fan knows, Marvel just loves their events. It seems like every year we are getting a new company wide, multi-series spanning, universe altering event from the House of Ideas. This year’s (or 2013 for you future people) is Age of Ultron, bringing back the infamous automaton (and notable Avengers villain), Ultron! In a dystopian future ravaged by the robot army of Ultron, who will survive? Just who exactly is pulling the strings? Is the story worth reading? Find out the answer to at least one of these questions in your Major Spoilers review!
Marvel has once again launched a Defenders title, now named Fearless Defenders. The first issue was quite enjoyable, introducing Misty Knight and Valkyrie. A new female protagonist is introduced this issue, Dani Moonstar. Does it come together as well as the first? Major Spoilers takes a look!
The newest issue of The Superior Spider-Man has a grim conclusion, causing one Major Spoilers reviewer to reflect on a commonly employed comic book cliché. As a new Spider-Man swings into action against a murderous villain, Major Spoilers reviews The Superior Spider-Man #5.
Fury Max is Garth Ennis’s take on Nick Fury as a Cold Warrior, trading in his jet pack and blue bodysuit for extrajudicial killings and murky political maneuverings. Fighting the Viet Cong instead of Hydra, and working for the CIA instead of SHIELD, this version of Nick Fury is more realpolitik than superhero. Major Spoilers has the review of Fury Max #9 so you can decide if this gritty tale of a real-world cigar-chomping one-eyed spy is for you. Plus: bonus Frank Castle!
Marvel NOW!’s most controversial title rolls on with issue #4 in the series. With a kill-or-be-killed plot straight out of Battle Royale, Marvel’s teenage heroes have quickly encountered the deaths of friends and the desperation of captivity. Last issue ended with a hum-dinger of a cliffhanger and the promise of more grief for the fans of these heroes. May the odds be ever in your favor as you read the Major Spoilers review of AVENGERS ARENA #4…
Flash Thompson, Peter Parker’s old rival from high school, has made quite a splash since becoming the new host for the Venom symbiote. As a member of the Secret Avengers and Thunderbolts, the new Venom seems to be finding his place in the Marvel Universe. Recently, Flash has moved out of New York and into Philadelphia, where he hopes to continue his heroic ways. Check out the review of VENOM #31 for the adventures of the symbiotic soldier after the jump!
Journey Into Mystery – A Marvel title which didn’t get renumbered in the great Marvel NOW! reshuffling, even as it gained a new creative team. How could that be? Such a quandary can only be solved by taking a look at this review for Journey Into Mystery #648! Wait, maybe the only question answered will be whether this book is any good…
Uncanny X-Force has been rebooted once again, with a mostly new team and all new threats. Psylocke, Storm, Spiral, Puck, and some incarnation of Fantomex are all present – but how does the return of Bishop figure into all this? The Uncanny X-Force #1 review begins… now!
The Avengers, a group of the mightiest heroes in the Marvel Universe fighting together to protect our world from those that might try to harm it. They are the flagship group for Marvel, and are now known around the world thanks to their blockbuster success. The Avengers comic was one of the victims of the great re-numbering known as Marvel NOW! Does the book’s new creative team hit it out of the park, or is it a strike out? Find out after the jump. More After the Jump
Young Avengers #1 reunites the creative talents of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, while focusing on the more youthful side of the Marvel Universe in the form of Wiccan, Hulkling, Miss America, Noh-Varr, Kid Loki – you get the picture. So how are the adolescent Avengers getting on? Major Spoilers has the review.
Marvel Comics released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April 2013.