Nearly a century after the codification of the modern superhero, we have literally thousands of examples, with names ranging from poetic to “Morph.” Some, however, are more descriptive than others… Welcome to Ten Things!
Or – “Where’s Flaming Carrot?” While I appreciate the simplicity of certain names and titles, it always galls me when the Big Two (and especially Marvel, given their history) appropriates a name that has been used by another company. And given that Bob Burden’s Mystery Men, while obscure, had their own movie a while ago, the use of the Mystery Men title seems like an intentional attempt by Marvel to engulf and devour all that the comics industry has ever had to offer. But none of this folderal answers the question of whether the climax of this mini is any
The world of the Mystery Men grows more dangerous, as The Operative picks up allies in order to battle the insidious “General”. Does this tale with Pulp sensibilities dole out a bountiful amount of entertainment? Or is just a piece of over priced Ten Cent trash? Take the jump to find out, Faithful Spoilerites!
Before men of fire, and of the sea took to air to battle, there were heroes that slinked through the night. Mystery Men delves into the lesser known facets of the Marvel Universe, but does this pulp inspired canonical tale entertain? Or should it be pulped lickity split?
Project Superpowers Spins Off Female Heroine Thereâ€™s something about golden age heroes and the time period in which their stories are set.Â I think it has something to do with the atomic bomb. Prior to the advent of the nuclear age, the world was still full of mystery, unexplored worlds, and magic.Â Times were simpler, with readers happy with their mystery men with tales set in far away worlds.Â Following the end of World War II those mystery men began to disappear into annals of history – fortunately the threat of the Nazi menace and the rising red menace gave
Next week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew take a look at DC’s JSA: The Golden Age by James Robinson – yes the same fellow behind Starman. From Publisher’s Weekly Clearly influenced by Alan Moore’s Watchmen, this reissue depicts DC’s superheroes from the 1940s hanging up their capes following the end of WWII. Whereas Moore’s superheroes were forced into retirement, here the heroes succumb to disillusionment, personality flaws and even madness. Robinson unpersuasively projects the dark pessimism of 1990s superhero comics onto the idealistic, committed heroes of half a century before. One of these “mystery men,” Tex Thompson, alias