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Fantastic FourFeaturedMarvelRetro ReviewReview

With the recent return of Jean Grey from the proverbial bleedin’ choir invisibule, it seems like an excellent time to look at her FIRST return from the clutches of death…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Fantastic Four #286 awaits!

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FeatureFeaturedMajor SpoilersRandom Access Memory

Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) Starting this month I will also list all the comics I read that particular month. This will afford readers the opportunity to chastise me for not reading specific comics, and/or laugh at the horrible,

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FeatureFeaturedMajor Spoilers

Rand Bellavia (one half of the musical group Ookla the Mok) returns for another trip down memory lane to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this week’s Random Access Memory.

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Ten Things
FeaturedMajor SpoilersTen Things

The secret identity is a curious thing.  Clark Kent is wildly different from Superman, while Tony Stark makes little pretense of being different in his costume than out.  Then there are heroes who identities require a flowchart, a scorecard and a long memory…  Welcome to Ten Things!

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FeaturedMarvelReviewX-Factor

Peter David is back with X-Factor, but with an all-new concept and an all-new (well, mostly) team. But with X-Factor getting the corporate makeover, will an All-New X-Factor retain its plucky charm?

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FeaturedMarvelReviewX-Factor

Polaris and Havok are now back in charge of X-Factor, as Jamie Madrox recovers from a slight case of death. Find out more about the changing status quo in this review of X-Factor #233.

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MarvelteaserX-FactorX-Men

Marvel Comics sent a teaser for X-Factor #230 that will be written by Peter David with art by Emanuela Lapacchino.

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MarvelReviewX-Factor

It can’t have been that long ago that I praised X-Factor as being one of my favorite comic books. It must have been even less time than that that I announced, even though the artwork by Larry Stroman was giving me heart palpitations, I would continue to buy the book for Peter David’s writing. Yeah… what was I thinking?

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MarvelReviewX-Factor

I’m writing this review, moments after closing down the window for the review for X-Factor #34, and in doing so I am swapping from a bad book to a book that I have to give full marks too. Granted, any story that focuses solely on Layla Miller is definitely going to be awesome in my books, but Peter David and Valentine De Landro pulled off a miracle, and made it even better.

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MarvelReviewX-Factor

Following up on last week’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.

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MarvelSecret InvasionShe-HulkSkrullapaloozaSneak PeekX-Factor

Who loves you?  He loves you! The Secret Invasion continues in the pages of X-Factor #34, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek that offers up the third installment of the He Loves You saga.

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MarvelReviewShe-Hulk

When I found out that X-Factor #33 was part of a three part Secret Invasion tie-in with She-Hulk, I was not happy. I’m never happy when X-Factor gets dragged into another event or mini-series.  But there was more to it; what I didn’t know that Peter David was writing She-Hulk.

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comic conventionMarvelsan diego

We’ve been spotlighting a few of Marvel’s big events for this year’s comic convention in San Diego, and today we bring you the whole panel schedule for the show.

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MarvelSecret InvasionSkrullapaloozaX-Factor

My first introduction to witnessing an event as it took place was the Civil War/Infinite Crisis year. Back then, I was a little bit younger, and apparently I didn’t mind the mass of books that you had to buy to keep up with what was happening. I was blissfully unaware of the sheer greed that went with such an event and the need to tie-in as much as humanly possible to make as much money. So when I saw the Secret Invasion banner on top of my X-Factor this past week, I was crestfallen. Not entirely surprised, just disappointed.

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