What’s in a name? Depending on what it is, it can mean the difference between being saved from oblivion or a hatchet innaface… So, choose wisely. Welcome to Ten Things!
It’s a little-known fact that, before uniting ALL their heroes for the ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’, DC editorial did a metaphorical dry-run by uniting all the heroes who had ever starred in their Showcase anthology series. Given the time-frames involved (the dawn of man through the far-flung future), things might have gotten just a bit complicated… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Showcase #100 awaits!
We’re wrapping up Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner! The Golden Age of Comics was full to the brim with super-heroes of all shapes and sizes, including more than one guy who ran fast. When editor Julius Schwartz went looking for a new character for Showcase, he went back to the beginning and rebooted one of the first, which led to a whole new superhero renaissance. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Showcase #4 awaits!
We all know the feeling of being up against a deadline and frantically trying to come up with something, ANYTHING to fill the particular bill we are working towards… This has led to some awkward moments in my life (including my Master’s thesis), but for Bob Kanigher, it just meant a chance to create some of the most beloved characters of comics’ Silver Age and to make comic book history… again. Your Major Spoilers review of Showcase #37 awaits!
With this being the busiest week for the pop culture and comic book world, I wanted to try something different.Â This week I want to try and find comic convention sketches or art inspired by conventions to showcase.Â A quick search yielded a different take on conventions in the form of a “Where’s Waldo” type piece by Hanh Ngoc Nguyen.
Top Cow Productions has announced it is finally collecting the first six issues of the first volume of The Darkness and offering them in trade. The Darkness Origins Volume 1 tells the story of how mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he inherited the power of The Darkness.Â Readers will learn how the elemental force of The Darkness gives Estacado access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. This volume collects the origin of Estacado as the current bearer of The Darkness, and introduces classic characters such as
In the mid-to-late 1980’s I stumbled across Dave Steven’s Rocketeer comics. Not only did it feature a guy flying around fighting Nazi’s it also had some sweet Bettie Page pin-up art too. Granted, The Rocketeer isn’t really a true pulp hero, but the spirit is there and I include him in the genre… Hey, it’s my site, I’ll do what I want (wink). Instead of featuring Dave Stevens’ art, I figured I’d showcase other artists inspired by the late great one.Â This piece was done by Joel Ojeda Lopez, and looks really great in the composition and design. To really
To celebrate Wolverine’s 35th anniversary, Marvel will showcase the X-Man on variant covers for the company’s popular titles as part of April’s Wolverine Art Appreciation Month. â€œThis is a huge year for Wolverine as he proves why he’s arguably one of the most popular characters in the world,â€ explained Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief. â€œHeâ€™s not just popular with fans but also with artists, as evidenced by how many of today’s top comic artists jockey for a chance to draw him.Â This got us thinking: what if Wolverine had been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years? What great,
Diamond Select Toys will bring Frank Miller’s interpretation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit characters to Minimate form in 2009.Â The company has announced a four character box set, and a Previews Exclusive two-pack, and Major Spoiler has the pictures and info, after the jump!
Or – “In Which I Discuss The Changing Role Of The Limited Series…” It’s difficult to remember that, in comics terms, the Limited Series has only been around for a few short years.Â (Well, I should probably amend that statement to say the INTENTIONALLY Limited Series.Â A lot of books ran 4, 5, or 6 issues and got cancelled due to sales, editorial caveat, or general sucktitude.)Â Used to be that the point of the Limited Series was to showcase characters who hadn’t been seen in a while, or to finish off story points that didn’t have another venue.Â These
AAM/Markosia has launched a brand new website to showcase their titles. The site features news, previews, and links for everything related to the company. Publisher Harry Markos explains, “We have a very exciting year ahead of us, with some groundbreaking new titles such as The Boy Who Made Silence, Lazarus: Immortal Coils, N-Guard, and Sunset to name but a few, and we are very keen to show people the positive direction that we are moving in. The new website, which was launched recently, will feature two new web comics by the end of April, as well as offering visitors the