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The Spectre

All-Star ComicsDCFeaturedJustice Society of AmericaRetro ReviewReviewUncategorized

Modern comic books like to tout the first appearance of new characters on the cover, or even with a limited series featuring their first adventures.  Back in ’41, with the debut of Hawkgirl, it was more a matter of “Oh, yeah, by the way…”  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of All-Star Comics #5 awaits!

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FeaturedGeek History lessonMajor SpoilersPodcast

He just showed up on Constantine in mortal form, but it won’t be long until he becomes the fully powered and ghostly Spectre! Travel back to a time before mankind, and learn how this powerful DC Comics character came into being! So sit back and enjoy as Ashley and Jason begin their lesson. You might learn something. Enter your Mind University!

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BatmanBen TemplesmithDCSolicitationsThe Spectre

DC Comics attempted to do a Batman taking on the supernatural series a few years ago. The series didn’t do as well as it could have, because it featured too much Batman, and not enough supernatural detectives. The publisher is going to rectify that in Gotham by Midnight.

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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Behave yourself, or suffer the Wrath of The Spectre. Plus, Mister X, Nova, Invincible, Five Ghosts, and we ask the question, “Who is your one, true, Green Lantern?” [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp516.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RSS Feed Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by making a $5.00 per month recurring donation. It will help ensure Major Spoilers continues far into the future! Show Notes after the Jump!

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From the EditorMajor SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcast

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we take a look at Jim Aparo and Michael Fleisher’s run on the Spectre in Adventure Comics #431-440 – The Wrath of the Spectre! One of DCs most powerful and terrifying characters has been the Spectre, the wrath of the Lord made manifest. Since his introduction in 1940, the Spectre has chilled villains to their marrow and protected the innocent from things worse than death. As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you. You can use the comment section, drop us a voice mail

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The DayThe Spectre

When I was in school (back in the Cretaceous Period), Otter Disaster and I shared a love of the comic adventures of The Spectre.  Trouble was, the John Ostrander version of Specs that he loved and the Michael Fleischer version that I loved were almost entirely different characters.  The M.S.P. crew occasionally discuss the different editorial takes on an iconic character like Batman or Spider-Man, but secondary characters such as The Spectre, Captain Atom or Star-Lord get COMPLETELY revamped and rejiggered with every new iteration. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks you look a bit familiar, but can’t place

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FeaturedMajor SpoilersStaff Picks

Looking for something good to read this week? The Major Spoilers Staff has sifted through this week’s releases and have picked a number of books you might want to check out as well.

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20th Century FoxDCTelevisionWarner Bros.

According to Deadline, Fox has purchased the rights to DC Comics’ The Spectre character for possible development as a television series.  The series would be produced by Warner Bros. TV.

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AnimationDCFeaturedInterviewsMoviesThe SpectreWarner Bros.

From the creative forces behind the DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, DC Showcase puts the spotlight on favorite characters from throughout the annals of DC Comics in fascinating, short-form tales sure to entertain longtime and new fans alike. The Spectre focuses on a detective story with an ethereal twist, featuring the otherworldly character originally introduced by DC Comics in 1940. The voice cast is led by Gary Cole (Entourage) as the title character and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as Aimee Brenner. Steve Niles is one of the contemporary writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Named by Fangoria

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AnimationDCDVDFeaturedMoviesReviewThe SpectreWarner Bros.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 23, 2010.  Included on the disc is a bonus animated short featuring The Spectre, that kicks off a brand new series of shorts from DC. How well does it work? Here’s a hint: we’re reviewing it before the feature film.

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AnimationDCDVDMoviesThe SpectreWarner Bros.

Warner Bro.s has released images from the DC Showcase series of short animated film.  Take the jump to get a better look at The Spectre and more info on the series.

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