The sad fact of the matter is that we live in a world where being exposed to radioactivity will kill you rather than allow you to grow 50 feet tall and shoot energy beams from your eyes. But what if we didn’t? What if we lived in the crazy world of comic book superheroes? Who, then, would the heroes of this world be? We could certainly guess, but fortunately we don’t have to. Since comics are always pretty specific about who gets to become a superhero. The signs are there, you just have to put it all together.
It is no secret, Dear Meatbags, that the Critical Hit podcast has become quite popular. Although my mechanical brain does not understand the appeal of five overweight humanoids pretending to be technologically backwards mythical creatures, I know that its popularity is worth investigating. Thus in order to learn more about it I have sequestered its ring leader and seek to interrogate him about this strange phenomenon.
Also, I have been advised to warn you that, if you are one of the few who have not finished the first arc of Critical Hit the following transcript is a veritable minefield of spoilers. You have been warned.
I like an environment that looks lived in.Â An environment where the artist takes the time to draw items and place them in the scene is preferable to a solid wash of color or an occasional line or two that is supposed to be representative of the character’s surroundings.Â Stacy Walker does an excellent job in creating a world for her characters.
We have a huge number of fans that like reading more than titles from the big two.Â Some actually dive deep into the indie publishers like Blacklist Studios and their Robot 13 series.Â Major Spoilers fan, Michele slipped us word that the cover to Robot 13 #2 has appeared, even though the issue isn’t scheduled for a few more weeks.
We mentioned it months ago here on the Major Spoilers site, now TV Guide has the first look at Brian Austin Green as Metallo in the two-part season premiere of Smallville.Â Looks freakishly awesome. I like how the whole piece just sinks into the skin and a cyborg killing machine kind of way, instead of the loose, fall off the robot, plastic skin in Superman: The Animated Series.
Smalleville kicks off season nine on September 25, 2009.
Time to bring the smack down talk back to the Major Spoilers Experience.Â This week the Robot Overlords demanded we pick two of DC’s greatest female heroes and have them battle it out in the ring in a no-holds-barred right of the century.Â Sometimes we really hate our Robot Overlords, but it’s either pick two fictional characters or have our precious, precious, Intardwebz taken away for a week. So….
If you are having trouble deciding, take the jump for what might happen.
Depends on if you are in one of the four locations across the country July 17-24, 2009.Â Warner Bros. marketing has announced the film will screen the full unedited director’s cut of the film at the following locations:
AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
AMC Media Plaza 6 (AKA Town Center 6), 770 N. 1st Street, Burbank, CA 91501
Battlestar Galactica may be over, but the fun of being one of the last survivors of the human race being hunted down by cyborgs continues with Quantum Mechanix Little Frakkin’ series.Â A large number of companies are taking properties and tooning characters up to create a unique line of statues that are sure to start a conversation when displayed on the bookshelf.
Little Frakkin’ Colonials Starbuck Animated Maquette is a cool take on Kara Thrace that stands six-inches tall, and is limited to 1,000 unites.Â Likewise, the Cylon Centurion Animated Maquette makes the robot feel a little more friendly.Â Still, if it were hunting me down, I doubt I’d want to hug and snuggle the thing.
Both are available for pre-order now, and sell for $69.95 each.
Itâ€™s not often we review action figures on this site (we really need to do more of â€˜em), but when a company sends us one for possible review, weâ€™ll go ahead and give it workout. Shocker Toys has had its Indie Spotlight series out for a while, and its Maxx series includes the SCUD: The Disposable Assassin Sol variant figure.Â Since it is in our hands, and out of the protective packaging, it’s up for review today.
â€œShould an intense young man, or a wild-eyed gentleman ever approach you and mention the word â€œTunguskaâ€, I want you to shoot them.â€
I didnâ€™t realize my birthday and Christmas arrived on the same day this year, and I was even more surprised to discover that both of these major holidays fell in the last week of April.Â Someone must not have told Hallmark about the change, but at least Red 5 remembered to send a gift in the form of Atomic Robo: Shadow Beyond TIme #1.