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If you are looking for the Major Spoilers reviews of comic books from the comic book industry, you’ve found it! The best and the worst comics are reviewed each week.

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Review: Joker’s Asylum: Two-Face

It’s really too bad that I haven’t had the time to write a review for each of the Joker’s Asylum issues as they came out, but now that I’m getting back into the groove, I might as well follow up yesterday’s review of Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow (released last week), with a review of this week’s concluding issue in the series; Joker’s Asylum: Two-Face.

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REVIEW: Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow

One of the best things about one-shots is just that; a story done in one that stands up on its own merits.  If the story is great, then the issue will live on, if it tanks, well, thank goodness it was only one issue. DC’s Joker’s Asylum mixes the best of the one-shot, with the best of the mini-series to create great Hitchcock-Night-Gallery-esque tales that stand on their own legs, but don’t necessarily need to all be read.  In the case of Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow, it would fall into the category of a good read.

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Hero History: Monstress

Or – “Bruce Banner Malibu Barbie, Anyone?” Astute Spoilerites may have noticed that at the very bottom of each Hero History, tucked under the seemingly endless links, there’s a coming attraction for the next episode.  It’s my old-school television roots showing…  In any case, the last Hero History promised a little bit a Tinya in your life, and I was well into gathering my research for her story, when something happened.  Something important, something that caused an immediate change in plans.  In order to explain the significance of this event, I need to tell you the story of “The Hero History That…

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Review: She-Hulk #31

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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Review: Two-Face Year One 1 of 2

Though not surprising in the slightest, I was pleasantly happy to see Two-Face Year One in this week’s pull lists. I was however surprised that it was only a two parter, but then I found that it was 48 pages long, and … needless to say, as a big Harvey Dent fan, I’ll be looking forward to buying this in TPB. But for the moment, we’ve got 48 pages worth of Harvey Dent to review, and I was once again pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.

Dark Horse Comics
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Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season Eight #16

Or – “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be…” Ever since the beginning of the Season Eight storyline, comic fans have been awaiting the appearance of Joss Whedon’s OTHER comic book Slayer, Melaka Fray.  Those of you who are in the know may recall that the Scythe (which isn’t a Scythe) that Buffy carried in the last season or so of BtVS actually made it’s first chronological appearance in the Fray miniseries that Dark Horse put out, chronicleing the adventures of the Slayer of the somewhat far future.  The cover promises that Miss Summers and Miss Fray are about to…

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Review: Final Crisis – Rogues’ Revenge #1

Maybe something that people have forgotten since Wally West returned as The Flash, is that part of what made the Flash such a great character and series is his Rogue’s gallery. Not as dire or maniacal as Batman’s, the Flash’s rogues started out campy, and got progressively darker, while keeping that campy edge that only a cold gun can bring. So when I finished Rogues’ Revenge, I was struck by how similar this book was to the good Flash days, even though Jay, Barry, Wally nor Bart made an appearance.

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Review: The Boys Twenty

Or – “The Best Justice League Story You’ve Never Read…” I had such plans for this week…  I had lined up a review for each day, broken it all down, done the legwork and created my images, I was READY.  Then came Friday…  A group of coworkers and I were chosen to take a trip to Kansas City to celebrate our performance at work, and I thought, “Hey, free food!”  They didn’t tell me about the open bar…  Suffice to say that I enjoyed Cirque Du Soleil, but I’m not used to drinking like that anymore.  Friday night was a…

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Review: Justice Society Of America #17

Or – “An Army Of Superheroes And A Giant Guy With Goat Horns.  Win/Win!” So, a giant, helpful, kind, trustworthy, loyal and all-powerful gawd is walkin’ the Earth, giving people their greatest desire.  Why, then, do the JSA look like they’re about to void their respective bowels of some heavy masonry?  After all, there’s no way that this could all go horribly awry, right?

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Rapid-Fire Reviews IV: The Revenge!

Or – “Because I’ve Fallen Further Behind Than Ever Before…” I have to tell you, two weeks of being unable to type without crying like a little girl really makes your work pile up.  The last couple of weeks of comics have been a tumultuous ride, with a whole lot of minor things happening that made me happy.  An old favorite disappoints, while a surprise contender impresses the heck out of me.  British vampires, time-lost Arcturans, underground civilizations, the chupacabra, and a fifty-foot stalk of marijuana await you, beyond the fold!

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Review: Final Crisis – Requiem

Or – “The Green Man Has Gone Away…” J’onn J’onzz of Ma’aleca’andra, aka John Jones, aka Marco Xavier.  The character who, arguably, really represents the beginning of the Silver Age at DC.  Invisible, super-strong, super-speed, telepathic, intangible, shape-shifting hero with laser vision.  The heart and soul of the Justice League in many of it’s incarnations, a cornerstone of the DC Universe…  The Martian Manhunter is dead.  Long live the Martian Manhunter!

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Review: Immortal Iron Fist #16

Or – “Swan Song, Anyone?” So. I’m back.  Those of you who listen to the podcast may have heard my oblique references to having a swollen arm and generally whining about something or other.  The clinical diagnosis is “tendonitis,” which means that my left arm swells, and throbs, and basically makes life miserable, and fine motor work (like, say, typing?) has a tendency to cause agony.  I’m mostly over this bout, thanks for asking, just in time to go on a bravado run of reviewing unmatched by any man, woman, or energy being in a tiny scale model spaceship in…

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Hero History: Inferno

Or – “That’s Right…  Sandy Makes The Cut, Atmos Doesn’t.  My Rules, I Make ‘Em Up.” When making my final, official, multi-reality, complete roster of the Legion of Super Heroes, I ran afoul of a few conundrums.   Should I count one-issue plot devices like Command Kid or Dynamo Boy as LSHers?  Should I treat the post-reboot Umbra, Leviathan, Alchemist, et al as separate entities from the pre-Crisis Shadow Lass, Colossal Boy, and Element Lad? Could I give the likes of Chemical King or Monstress, with their short tenures, the same kind of gravitas that I hope to impart to Mon-El…

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