I read with interest that CW Seed is going to have the first TV show, albeit an animated one, that features a gay lead hero, The Ray. They’ve had quite a bit of success with Vixen, an African-American female hero, so I’m happy to see them moving in this direction as well.
Some might say that the world is a chessboard, to which I respond by quoting the sage advice of prog-rock group, Yes: “Don’t surround yourself with yourself! Move on back a square!” I don’t really know what it means, but that’s cool, ’cause the news is captured for my queen to use. (Doot doot doot doot doot doot doot da-doot!) Welcome to Ten Things!
Today is Independence Day in the United States, a day that tends to be celebrated by relaxing, perhaps enjoying your beverage of choice with those you love, and, of course: Fireworks! Here at Major Spoilers, we love comics, and we know you do, too, and thus, our fireworks might be a bit different from what you might expect… Welcome to Ten (Or More) Things!
With Daredevil poised to hit Netflix and Marvel poised to develop their streaming properties there are lot of exciting possibilities for characters and teams to come to the small screen that didn’t exist even two year ago. With that in mind, Major Spoilers humbly present you with Top 5 Comic Properties Marvel Needs to Develop for Netflix: #5. HEROES FOR HIRE “But, there’s going to be a Defenders series!” Sure, that’s awesomely well and good, but imagine this as the first team-up between Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, very street level and using Jessica’s office they create
One of the titles announced at Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel was Young Avengers: After Party, a two-issue jam comic which will see Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie welcome in a number of other creators for some stories and dancing. For a pic of the covers and names of the creators, take the jump.
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie bring back the Marvel’s fan-favorite comic series, Young Avengers, after the departure of its original creators. This new series introduces characters like Loki, Miss America, and Marvel Boy, and features old favorites from the original comic, such as Wiccan, Hulkling, and Hawkeye. The old team is still reeling over the death of fellow teammate, Cassie Lang, and some members have a hard time adjusting to a normal life. However, that all changes when Wiccan brings Hulkling’s adoptive mother back from the dead.
Or – “I’ve Always Been A Sucker For A Good Teenage Heroes Book…” When Young Avengers #1 came out, I was struck by how much more I liked it than the previous volume of the series (which, to be honest, I liked quite a lot.) Going all the way back to the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans of my youth, I have enjoyed me some teenage Degrassi superhero melodrama, and this book seems like the one to replace New Warriors in my heart. (Weeeellll, to be honest, it’s replacing Dynamo 5, which replaced Geoff Johns’ Teen Titans which replaced New Warriors,
Or – “Take It From Me, Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Young Avengers has been kind of an oddball title, but in a very good way, as Gillen & McKelvie have delivered quirky, character-driven teenage action that is nonetheless firmly set in the Marvel Universe. Now that they’ve been able to escape Teddy’s nefarious mom, only to leap straight into the clutches of Loki’s insidious father. Are the Young Avengers doomed before they’ve even fully assembled? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
After Avengers Disassembled, four young heroes emerged from the Marvel Universe. Brought together by a young Kang the Conqueror through the Avengers Fail Safe Program, our heroes faced many obstacles, deaths, and horrible company-wide event miniseries. Recently, after the death of Young Avenger, Cassie Lang, the team called it quits. With a new threat arising, the Young Avengers must assemble once more, because it is a threat they created.
Brian Lee O’Malley did a variant cover for the first printing of the new Young Avengers title and it look like he is back at it again providing the cover for the issues reprint.
Young Avengers #1 reunites the creative talents of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, while focusing on the more youthful side of the Marvel Universe in the form of Wiccan, Hulkling, Miss America, Noh-Varr, Kid Loki – you get the picture. So how are the adolescent Avengers getting on? Major Spoilers has the review.
Or – “Roger Daltrey Called: The Kids Are Definitely NOT Alright…” The first issue of this miniseries came out in 2010, and this penultimate issue is actually dated 2012. While I like the fact that the bi-monthly status allows the creators to work to their usual standards, I’m bothered by the continuity of how this all breaks down. After all, this story began before Schism, before Fear Itself, before Spider-Island, before even the end of the Brightest Day, much less the new DCU. With my notorious tendency to worry about WHEN an issue takes place, I hope that this one