This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Dr. Peter Coogan returns to drop some knowledge on really reading comics as sequential art. You think you know your favorite comics, but if you listen, you may learn a few things before we are done.
Comic publishers today like to tout certain issues as “great jumping-on points.” I’ve never understood that theory, as ANY issue can serve as a jumping-on point if you do it right. Case in point: My first issue of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ game-changing ‘Watchmen’. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Watchmen #9 awaits! *Today’s Retro Review contains adult themes and language, and partial blue nudity. Reader discretion is advised.* Comic publishers today like to tout certain issues as “great jumping-on points.” I’ve never understood that theory, as ANY issue can serve as a jumping-on point if you do it
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are a strong duo, having created some truly great comics. They’ve reunited once again on Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, the newest adventure into the Multiverse and mind of Grant Morrison. How crazy does this one get? Click on dear reader and find out! Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are a strong duo, having created some truly great comics. They’ve reunited once again on Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, the newest adventure into the Multiverse and mind of Grant Morrison. How crazy does this one get? Click on dear reader and find out! THE MULTIVERSITY: PAX AMERICANA
As reported by site head honcho Stephen Schleicher recently, Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct a Justice League movie, which will follow the unofficially named movie Batman vs. Superman.
Press Release IDW Publishing dropped a bombshell today, announcing two blockbuster Artist’s Editions produced under license from DC Entertainment. And these offerings are truly blockbusters—Jack Kirby’s New Gods Artist’s Edition and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen Artifact Edition. For the first time ever, readers will be able to see up close Kirby’s energy and dynamic storytelling, and Gibbons’ intricately designed and beautifully realized pages, as they never have before—as close as possible to how they looked on the artist’s drawing boards!
Now that the Before Watchmen event is coming to a close, it’s time to talk about the franchise during the 91st episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast! Gianluca Glazer, Ian Cullen (from scifipulse.net and the host of SFP-NOW on blogtalkradio.com) and I examine the Watchmen phenomenon, starting with the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons comic before moving on to the 2009 Zack Snyder film, then presenting our opinions prior to the release of Before Watchmen from DC Comics. Then everything wraps up with my look back on the event and what we might expect in the future. Don’t miss our candid discussion of all things Watchmen! Look for the hardcover collections BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK
Press Release The original cover art for Watchmen #1 – the issue that began the most influential graphic novel series of the 1980s – is expected to bring $100,000+ as part of Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction Feb. 21-22 in New York. The cover art for issues #2 and #3, along with a color cover guide for issue #1, are also featured in the grouping, which comes to auction from The Shamus Modern Masterworks Collection.
Or – “Still Can’t Believe What Last Issue Implied About Events Behind The Scenes…” I have said over and over that I can’t understand why DC chose to do the Before Watchmen project, much less so very much of it. I just didn’t really see that there were that many stories left untold. Last issue very shockingly reminded me that there were at least a couple of things I hadn’t considered, but the jury was out as to whether that was a good thing. What’s the final word? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Have you ever wanted to own the iconic cover from Watchmen #1? Well that piece and more from Dave Gibbon’s work on Alan Moore’s Watchmen could soon be hanging in your Nerd Room of Doom if you come out on top of a bidding war.
Or – “I Honestly Forgot That This Wasn’t Over Yet…” I was very surprised to find this book in my pull list for the week. For the last couple of months, real world issues have caused me to focus on things other than my collection, and the weekly comics delivery has fallen somewhat low on my list. Generally, if I haven’t been reviewing it, I haven’t read it yet, and for some reason, my brain thought Before Watchmen to be over already. Is the general comic-reading public in the same boat as me? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC’s attempt at capitalizing on the success of Watchmen with the release of the prequel series has been successful in a purely monetary sense. Each new release has been, for the most part, a top seller, all the while receiving lukewarm reviews from critics and fans alike. Find out if the Dr. Manhattan outing breaks the mold of mediocrity after the jump!