When I walked into the comic shop last week and saw Red Tornado #1, I was rather surprised. Here was a character that I always saw in a supporting role and not really as the front and center headline type. He had been a big part of the Justice League of my early youth, was the mentor for Young Justice, and had recently been a pretty important player in some modern Justice League of America storylines.Â I remembered reading the issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths where he became an elemental, as well as never being able to find a
This issue: Planet ComiCon, hot girls in wheelchairs, Batman or clones, or possibly both. Plus: Ye can’t mix Life and Anti-Life…And also Comics: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Spoilerprise, it’s two year and counting mission, to review strange new comics, to seek out new stories and new takes on old stories. To boldly split infinitives that no man has split before! And Scott Johnson… [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_86.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Oh Dear God, Make It Stop! For the last couple of months Iâ€™ve subjected myself to one of the most bizarre team up stories ever written.Â While this is supposed to be a Superman Batman team up, Superman failed to appear in the first two issues, and save for a moment of the two passing one another on the way to bring down a Lovecraftian horror, the two have been following separate storylines.Â Throw in passing cameos galore, and you have the makings of a mega crossover event.Â Right?
and Cthulhu and mad scientists and a bunch of stupid people I canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m still reading, yet alone reviewing, this series from DC Comics.Â The premise is simple; Superman and Batman taking on Vampires and Werewolves.Â Itâ€™s too bad the first two issues were missing one of the title characters.Â Does this issue deliver the goods as the title proclaims?Â And then some.Â In this case, though, it isnâ€™t a good thing.
vs. The Horror From Beyond, or â€œoh no he didnâ€™tâ€… After reviewing the most awful Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves #1, I said I would probably not review issue two.Â When I wrote that, little did I remember that I had already pre-ordered the second and third issues.Â And since Iâ€™m pressed for time, I took a gander at the issue and found it not as bad as the last.
Oh… Dear… God… NO! I can understand the zombie craze.Â I can appreciate the love affair with the undead vampire.Â I can even go so far as to say werewolves have their place in story telling.Â But dear jeebus, whyâ€™d you have to convince someone in DC editorial that Superman & Batman should take on Vampires and Werewolves?