In a world torn apart by never-ending war, only one thing can bring together people of all races, religions and nationalities. That thing? Volleyball! Veteran writer Brian Wood teams up with the young and talented artist Ming Doyle to deliver the latest Image debut, Mara #1, and Major Spoilers dutifully reviews it for you!
Robyn Hood has made it her business to beat King John at his own game. Sure, that might mean she has to enter an obviously rigged tournament designed to capture and potentially kill her, but she’s going to do it, dang-it! Will she escape John’s clutches or will she become his prisoner? Behold, your Robyn Hood review awaits!
After writing the Avengers for so long, Brian Michael Bendis is taking on the X-Men. So far, it has proven to be the go to X-book for new and old fans alike. The latest issue looks to be a clash between the past and present X-Men. Does it deliver? Major Spoilers has your review.
They are all heroes who had, or have, their own individual titles: Red Hulk, Punisher, Deadpool, Elektra, and Venom. Formed by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, his team of Thunderbolts is charged with “cutting out evil like a cancer.” Can this group of loners fall in line while sharing the same red and black color scheme?
Or – “I Love How This Book Feels Like A Lost Silver Age Marvel Comic…”
No matter what you think about Mike Allred (and he is, apparently, more controversial than I thought as a penciler) the idea behind this book is kinda delightful. The hand-picked backup concept gives credence to the idea that a group of second-tier heroes (and one dilettante) could stand in for the Fantastic Four, and Fractions’s character work made issue #1 a must-read for me. What’s in store for the FF in #2, and will the original Four return on time? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Adapting pre-existing properties into comics has always been a bit of a challenge. Sometimes it works, like with IDW’s Godzilla: Half Century War. Other times it fails miserably, like with IDW’s Mars Attacks: The Holidays. The problems can often occur in the process of trying to remain faithful to the source material while still still delivering an original story. Well Django Unchained avoids that problem completely by directly adapting the first draft of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie by the same name. Does movie script adapt well to comic format? Find out, after the jump.
The Joker’s long-awaited return has kicked into high gear. In a recent issue of BATMAN, the Joker claimed to know the civilian identities of all who Batman holds dear and promised to kill them all. In this “Death of the Family” tie-in issue, Jason Todd finds himself in one of Joker’s diabolical death traps. While Snyder’s BATMAN is a smash-hit, is this title worth your time? It’s time for another MAJOR SPOILERS review…
Or – “By The Honor Of Purple-Skull!”
Sword of Sorcery is one of the most unusual titles in DC’s current line-up, combining a revamped version of the Princess of The Gemworld with futuristic tales of Beowulf, sharing only a sort-of medieval viewpoint between them. Of course, skilled execution can make anything work, but is this issue a razor-sharp sword or a broken shield of wood? Your Major Spoilers review (and possibly more tortured metaphors) await!
If I were a super-rich executive and I told you that the hot model armed with swords was only there to protect me from machine gun wielding maniacs, would you believe me? If I told you that she chose to wear the skin-tight outfits that show off every curve of her perfect body, would you hold it against me? After the jump we look at a world where bringing a knife to a gun fight is not just a good idea, it’ll get you a high-paying job.
Or – “The Continuing Adventures Of Hawk-Guy!”
With most of Marvel’s titles coming out more often than just once per month, it’s getting a bit difficult to keep up with everything going on. I still haven’t read even a single issue of Indestructible Hulk, and I’ve only skimmed #1 of the new Captain America series, but I unequivocally will NOT let myself fall behind on this book, Marvel’s best ongoing series in several years. Will #6 hold up the winning streak? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Dynamite’s relaunch of late 1990’s horror comic icon EVIL ERNIE continues on. With a bold new vision, will the Evil One be worth spending your hard-earned greenbacks on? Major Spoilers puts on a psychotic button and reviews EVIL ERNIE #3…
Or – “These Days, Three Years Is A Pretty Impressive Run…”
On a recent Major Spoilers Podcast, we attempted to address the clusterschmozz that is the history of X-Men villain Apocalypse. It would seem that writer Rick Remender had a similar idea a couple of years ago, dealing with the return of ol’ Pocky to the mainstream 616 universe and with it the formation of an underground team that Wolverine hand-picked to be capable of the kind of lethal solution that Apocalypse would warrant. Now, Uncanny X-Force has run its course, but there are still a few loose ends left to tie up. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!