As a comic reader in the 1980s and early 1990s, many readers developed a resentment for the character of Wolverine that took a long time to disperse. Today, I can honestly say that I don’t hate the character, and I appreciate his best stories and arcs. And then, something like this happens… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Wolverine #55 awaits!
And remember, Faithful Spoilerites: “Rogue” is a dishonest (or at least playfully mischievous) person. “Rouge” is a red-tinted cosmetic. If you mix ’em up, a portion of the population will mock you forever. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of New Year’s Evil: The Rogues #1 awaits!
The Dark Knight and the… um… The Elastic Elocutor? I dunno, does Plastic Man even have a cool nickname? And if not, why? And can even these two heroes save Santa Claus? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Brave And The Bold #148 awaits!
The kids of 2016 Marvel Comics have quit the Avengers and X-Men to form their own cool team called The Champions. But do you know the unlikely origins of that team’s nom de guerre? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Champions #1 awaits!
Some comic book stories are all about great and terrible connotations and world-shattering consequences. Others are just about relationships. Of course, even those can still have the world-shattering part… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Crossfire And Rainbow #1 awaits!
Back in the ’70s, DC E-I-C Carmine Infantino had an remarkably forward-thinking vision: Since first issues sold better, why not create a series that was ALWAYS a first issue? We’re about to see the only lasting fruit of that endeavor, the hero called… The Warlord! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of 1st Issue Special #8 awaits!
Say what you will about the 1990s, they knew how to end a giant crossover schmageggi with a bang! Jump in and see them sow the seeds of the superhero Civil War, as your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Avengers #347 awaits!
The DC Universe is a vast and varied place, encompassing scarred cowboys from the past, teenagers from the future who won’t lay off the practical jokes and various squads suicidal. They’ve even got TWO teams called The Outsiders! But few of the denizens of the reality that Superman spawned are quite as unusual as Niles Caulder’s original team of freaks. Are you ready for the first appearance of The Doom Patrol? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of My Greatest Adventure #80 awaits!
In October of 1981, a Marvel or DC comic off the newsstand would cost you 50 or 60 cents. What could possibly make you make 400% more? How about a double-sized treasury edition featuring only the second crossover between the Big 2 universes? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of DC Special Series #27 – Batman Vs. The Incredible Hulk awaits!
Just so you know, I’m now unable to read this comic without hearing the theme to the ‘Barry Gibb Talk Show.’ And, if you know your 70s funk, neither will you! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Knights On Broadway #1 awaits!