This issue: There’s a new nightmare in town, but at least he didn’t kill Kitty Genovese. Logan suffers from a premature release. The Bartons ain’t the Bartons anymore. Plus: A League with in a League? Controversy among the Spoilerites? Dogs playing poker? Also, two guys get a restraining order from one ‘Eel O’Brien’ on this, the 88th consecutive string of running jokes and pop culture detritus (Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?) The Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_88.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
To build anticipation of the release of the next issue of Marvel’s War of Kings, the company is giving you the chance to read the issue for free on the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website. After the Skrulls threatened his kingdom during Secret Invasion, Black Boltâ€™s quest to ensure Inhuman dominance in the galaxy begins! The acclaimed team of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, along with fan favorite artist Paul Pelletier, place the Inhumans on a crash course with the Shiâ€™ Ar Empire and their deadly leaderâ€”Vulcan! With appearances from The Imperial Guard, Starjammers, the Guardians of the Galaxy
I bet you were through with Secret Invasion, but behold true believers, Secret Invasion: War of Kings has sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors!Â This has prompted the House of Ideas to send the issue back to press with a variant cover…yada…yada…yada. And yes, War of Kings is a new even that will headline many upcoming titles including War of Kings; Darkhawk #1
All work and no Rodrigo makes Jack a dull boy. The Doctor is in, but we canâ€™t make our copay. The Late, Great Bird of the Galaxy is a little less lonely. Plus: Youâ€™ll not have that for that much longer! Santa Claus with a cape? Wonâ€™t you come and join the party dressed to kill? The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers63.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Or – “Wasn’t There Another Reviewer At Major Spoilers?Â Some Old Dude?” It’s a little known fact that the month of December contains space-time anomalies that keep you from ever completing anything on time.Â Add to that a new paradigm at my office, wherein my team load has doubled and my patience halved, a tendency to want to spend time with my friends around the holidays, a scanner that works about half the time and my recent birthday, and I admit it…Â I may have been neglecting my reviews.Â Still, t’is nobler in the mind to beg forgiveness than it
War Machine is mad as hell and packing heat.Â Not just because Terrance Howard is out of Iron Man 2: Electric Boogaloo, but because of those damn dirty Skrulls.Â It gets intense in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #35, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.
Or – “And We Still Have Almost NO Idea What’s Going On…” The art of the big crossover event has changed over the years.Â The first one, (in my memory, anyway)Â Secret Wars, was done almost entirely outside of the regular titles’ continuity, with the individual heroes stories jumping forward a few weeks in time, while the miniseries played out separately for the rest of the year.Â Crisis on Infinite Earths took place everywhere at once, causing for weird moments where characters we expected to see in one place turned up in another.Â Civil War annoyed me with it’s tendency to
If you didn’t get a laugh, or at least appreciate what Marvel is doing with its Embrace Change commercial that ran this week on ESPN2, I’d encourage you to check out the video, or take a look at the still images from the spot.Â If you think Marvel is missing out by promoting the Secret Invasion story now, I have a feeling, the Skrulls aren’t going to be off Earth by the end of issue #8. via Marvel
Or – “Has It Been Ten Years Already?” As a long-time comics fan, I have found that certain bigs of comic lore tend to keep recurring every few years…Â Phoenix is reborn!Â Spider-Man’s life will never be the same again!Â A foe strong enough to defeat Superman!Â A new headquarters for the Justice League!Â And, most germane to this situation, the founding Avengers return to action!Â I remember a conversation with my co-worker Dusty around the time that Kurt Busiek relaunched the Avengers post-Heroes-Reborn, wherein he opined that Captain America, Iron Man and Thor ARE the Avengers, and everybody else
Following up on last weekâ€™s review of two linked comics, this week I get to sit down and review both X-Factor #34 and X-Factor Layla Miller #1. And for all those of you who get sick of seeing me review 5 out of 5 comics, your wish has come at last. In this installment; the in-continuity/issued X-Factor #34, part 3 of the Darwin Awards storyline that was last seen in She Hulk #31.
Or – “I Think We Can Be Certain It’s Not Really Final…” I started to try and write a big clever open, but y’know what?Â RACCOON WITH A HEAVY MACHINE GUN!!!!! How am I s’pose to top that?