The new Justice League of America débuts with a whoppingly ridiculous 54 covers, with Geoff Johns on script and David Finch handling art. Will Justice League of America #1 have you declaring “America, F yeah!” or just mumbling “America… ehh… whatever…”? Stoke your patriotic pride as Major Spoilers reviews Justice League of America #1 (this reviewer got the Indiana cover).
This week, Matthew and Stephen get all cozy with the Locke children and stare at the horror that is about to befall them in Locke & Key: Omega #3
LOCKE & KEY: OMEGA #3
Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez
Publisher: IDW Publisher
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: As Kinsey Locke and the other students head to a dance at Lovecraft Academy, the demonic Dodge gathers shadowy forces of his own and enacts his evil endgame. The ‘Last Dance’ begins here.
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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!
John McClane has run out of bits of America to blow up, so flies to Russia to rescue and reconnect with his estranged son…and naturally gets caught up in some explosive shenanigans. Is this a good day to Die Hard, or a good day to quit?
Wreck-It Ralph finally opens in Europe, so I can review it just in time for the DVD release stateside. But has it been worth the wait?
Or – “I Wish “All The Good Names Really Are Taken” Wasn’t Such A Cliché.”
The best thing about comics in the New 52/Marvel NOW! era is that many of the oldest properties in the comics world are getting new takes, and new fans. The worst part is that no one in their right mind can be following ALL the new books at once. Because of that paradigm, I haven’t read Suicide Squad in… Um… At least a year, I think. Have the adventures of Harley Quinn and her amazing friends held up? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The New Bendis Era Begins!”
When Brian Bendis took the reins of the Avengers in two-thousand-whatever, he immediately got things off the ground with a bang, blowing up Avengers Mansion, killing off fan-favorites, and immediately shaking up the status quo by adding new characters to the Avengers mix. It was a thunderbolt from the blue for an admittedly shaky franchise, and brought the Avengers back into the public consciousness for the new century. Now, BMB is ram-rodding a new age for the X-Men franchise, including a new role for the original X-leader, Cyclops. Will they bring ol’ One-Eye back from the depths of AVX? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
It’s a post-zombie-apocalypse world. R is a zombie, Julie isn’t, and there’s love in the air. Is this simply Twilight with zombies, or is there more life to this movie than you would expect?
Bruce Wayne has bled for his city–what will new series artist Ethan Van Sciver, teaming up for the first time with writer Gregg Hurwitz, bring to this new Mad Hatter story? Major Spoilers reviews Batman: The Dark Knight #16 to find out!
A dozen years since the last time he directed a human on screen, Robert Zemeckis brings us this tale of an alcoholic pilot who miraculously prevents a plane from crashing, and then his life comes under the microscope. Is Zemeckis’ return to live action worth the decade plus wait?
Or – “People Keep Wondering How It’s Not Cancelled, I Figured I’d Check It Out…”
Of all the books in the New 52, Batwing is the one that I have the least interest in, which is a bit odd, given that I’m a huge fan of the original story that gave us his superhero look. I read #1, but then, I read all the number ones, and I’ve checked in with the execrable Red Lanterns book more than this one. Blue Beetle, the JLI, O.M.A.C. and Legion Lost have fallen, but Batwing still soldiers on… What’s the deal? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “There’d Be Less Rebuilding If They Didn’t Keep Tearing Characters Down…”
Having read the previous issues of All-New X-Men, I have found myself a little bit fascinated by the concept, and understanding why Marvel editorial wanted to do it in the first place. But does understanding the appeal of the Macguffin make the whole conceit work? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!