Sure, we all know The Cryptkeeper and Cain and Abel, but there was a time when Charlton Comics had the biggest and best roster of suspense comic hosts ever witnessed. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Scary Tales #1 awaits!
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The 1970s were full of dystopian future tales like ‘Logan’s Run’ and ‘Soylent Green,’ and even comics weren’t immune. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Doomsday+1 #1 awaits!
You may know him as a chrome-covered soldier and member of the Justice League, but his first appearance was another story entirely… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Space Adventures #33 awaits!
When is the first issue also the twelfth issue? And more importantly, why WOULD it be? Today’s the day that we find out! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Atomic Bunny #12 awaits!
In the words of superhero historian Jeff Rovin, “Bias because of phylum has no place in the enlightened universe of the superhero.” Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Underdog #1 awaits!
Everybody knows Blue Beetle and Captain Atom… but what about The Judomaster? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Special War Series #4 awaits!
Why number three? Because I don’t own a copy of number one! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Ronald McDonald #3 awaits!
Jaime Reyes, the current holder of the mantle of the superheroic Blue Beetle, has once again lost his monthly title. In honor of another final ish of Blue Beetle, let’s take a trip back to a dusty old corner of the Silver Age and see how that worked out for one of the previous Beetles! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Blue Beetle #54 awaits!
He’s a man who loves peace so much, he’s willing to fight for it. It’s a bit of a paradox… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Peacemaker #1 awaits!
How do you attract the old school comic readers? Bring back characters from Earth-4!
Though the Blue Beetle (or, more to the point, one of the Blue Beetles) has been part of the DC Universe since 1986 or so, his storied career dates back to the very beginning of the Golden Age. With everyone’s favorite Beetle, Ted Kord, back in the spotlight in Convergence, it seems like the perfect time to delve into his history and see a little of what makes him so beloved… Strap in, Faithful Spoilerites, it’s time for the origins of the Blue Beetle! Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Blue Beetle #2 awaits!
And now, it’s time for some SERIOUSLY obscure deep cuts from the recesses of the super-dupers. When Charlton Comics went under, DC bought The Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question and more, but… Does anybody even remember The Prankster? Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #60 awaits!
If you’ve every bought or sold old comics, or haunted the quarter bins of your local shop, you’ve probably bumped into many Charlton Comics. As the original printer of Captain Atom, the Question and others (as well as one of several publishing houses to handle the Blue Beetle property, as well as the originator of the beloved Ted Kord version), Charlton Comics is mostly a footnote in the history of comic books. Of course, that doesn’t mean they didn’t create a few comic gems in their four decades of publishing… Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Charlton Premiere #2 awaits!