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Wolverine #88
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Long before he was a multimedia fourth-wall-breaking-sensation, Deadpool was just an overly pouched X-villain with an attitude.  And this is the story of his first run-in with the man called Logan…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Wolverine #88 awaits!

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Aztec Ace #1 Feature
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Remember the good old days?  A time-traveler always does, just in case he needs a place to hide out.  But what is the secret of Bridget Chronopolis?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Aztec Ace #1 awaits!

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Superman #276 Feature
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When this issue hit the shelves, Captain Marvel had been back in comics for over a year, in books published *by DC Comics*.  That makes this unusual “backdoor pilot” issue even stranger… 

Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Superman #276 awaits!

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Avengers Annual #17 REview
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With the recent relaunch of The Avengers spinning out of the team’s dissolution, I though it might be interesting to look at a previous time the team fell to pieces.  Get ready for Earth’s Mightiest (Substitute) Heroes!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Avengers Annual #17 awaits!

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Chaos! ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewwwe comics

He’s not an undead warrior or a bionic redneck.  He’s not the 9th Wonder of The World.  But he is a force to be reckoned with, and he wants you to HAVE A NICE DAY!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Mankind #1 awaits!

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BatmanDCFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

And then, one dark day, The Batman found a foe that even his legendary ninja/genius/millionaire/detective skills couldn’t overcome…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Batman #497 awaits!

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Eclipse ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Oh, sure, you’ve read ‘Understanding Comics.’  But are you familiar with *the rest* of the McCloud oeuvre?

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BatmanDCFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewWorld's Finest

Once upon a time, a particular Halloween Retro Review consisted of a cliffhanger ending and a query as to whether we should move on to part two.  I joked about it being a six-year wait, but I wouldn’t be cruel enough to do that to the Faithful Spoilerites…

It’s actually been EIGHT years! 

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Ultimate Spider-Man #91 Review
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As a reader and reviewer, I haven’t always been kind to Marvel’s Earth-1610 Wall-Crawler and the secondary universe that he pioneered.  But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things the Ultimate universe got exactly right… 

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FeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Comic readers of a certain age and fan of 70s retro comics may be familiar with the ubiquitous ad for this comic, but the reality of it is something else entirely… 

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DCFeaturedGreen ArrowGreen LanternRetro ReviewReview

It’s the story that changed everything and led to a whole new age of comics…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Green Lantern #76 awaits!

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Master of Kung Fu #125
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For more than ten years, Shang-Chi, son of Fu Manchu, walked the way of the warrior…  Now, it has come to an end.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Master Of Kung Fu #125 awaits!

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Archie ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Ahhhh, yes…  1966.  As you may recall, it was a year of Batmania, with comics once again in vogue:  Mild-mannered scientists of all stripes, pop stars, funny animals, random fat men, teen–agers, spies and even grocery clerks gained mighty powers, and the kids of Riverdale were no exception.  And where there’s heroes, there’s bound to be a villain, which is where Reggie “The Worst” Mantle comes in.  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Life With Archie #50 awaits!

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