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I told you this week would be one of reviews and announcements. Please join me in welcoming Matthew Peterson to the Major Spoilers writing staff. I have known Matt for nearly 20 years, when we met on our first day of college. Matt is a brilliant writer, and has an amazing memory when it comes to all things comic. He first got me interested in Legion of Superheroes with his amazing ability to recall characters, events, and storylines for the twenty or so years prior. This of course was back in the days before Zero Hour when many of the…

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Hey everybody!  I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know I won’t be updating the site much between now and Monday.  My sister is getting married this weekend, so I’ll be busy with that, popping in and out.  I will get the Heroes review up (probably after the next episode), a 52 review will be up by end of day Sunday, and I have a few surprises to announce next week! Hey come on – if I’m going to say something about a wedding, what picture would you use?  Reed and Sue’s marriage? Nope…

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Those Brits sure know how to cook up the superhero goodness… yeah, right! [youtube]qwRMYz1vfcQ[/youtube]

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Marvel Comics has sent us cover images and descriptions for titles shipping December 2006. Take a peak and get to ordering as there are a lot of good issues shipping in the months ahead. As always click the thumbnail images for larger view. DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN SKETCHBOOK Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN is two short months away. Get a first look at the most eagerly anticipated comics release ever in this exclusive sketchbook featuring character designs, penciled pages, commentary, and a primer on the world of the Dark Tower. Best of…

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All-Ages Comic Book Site Brings Family Friendly Resources to the Web FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: While attending a literacy seminar in October of 2005, school teacher Scott Tingley became interested in using comic books as a tool for teaching literacy to school age children. Taking this new motivation to the streets, Tingley visited local comic shops and elicited donations of appropriate comics for a few schools in his district. Although this met with great success, Tingley still felt compelled to do more.

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Lee Benaka had time this weekend to head to the Baltimore Con and sent this report. Good afternoon! I just got back from Baltimore, where my son and I ended up having a great time despite an inauspicious beginning where the Convention Center was evacuated within 10 minutes of us arriving. That was OK, because it was about lunchtime anyway. After some sushi, we made it back in, and I was delighted to see the swirl of activity at the booth where Ron Wilson and Keith Pollard were sitting. Jeff Jaworski was working up a sweat handling art sales and…

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Major Spoilers has obtained the list of the 2006 Harvey Award winners, announced Saturday night at the Baltimore Convention.  Congratulations to all. The 2006 Harvey Award Winners Best Letterer: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #18 Best Colorist: Laura Martin, Astonishing X-Men Best Syndicated Strip of Panel: Maakies by Tony Millionaire Best Inker: Charles Burns, Black Hole #12 Best Online Comics Work: American Elf by James Kochalka Best American Edition of Foreign Material: Buddha published by Vertical Books Best New Series: Young Avengers Best Graphic Album – Previously Published: Black Hole published by Pantheon Books Special Award for Humor in Comics:…

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Sad news for those of you heading to Baltimore, Adam Hughes won’t be able to make it. Adam’s partner Allison posted the following over at the AH Yahoo Group: hey guys… bad news; Adam will have to cancel his appearance at the convention in Baltimore this coming weekend. I’m really sorry to have to announce it; but wanted to let everyone know. Nothing to worry about; but work related stuff will be keeping us home this weekend. So sorry guys! Try and have some fun without us! :-( Allison To make you feel better, here is one of Adam’s Dejah…

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If you have seen the original Superman movie, you know the ending is a little…well…lame odd, perhaps. Here is a great animated short on how the movie should have ended. [youtube]eBsD1xIpJUI[/youtube] via YouTube (link)

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In the mid 80s one of my favorite reads was the independent title The Trouble With Girls. Poor Lester Girls; great looks, wealth, women throwing themselves at him, one adventure after another… you get the picture. The trouble with Girls is that he wants an ordinary average life, but he just doesn’t get it. The problem with an independent title in the 80s, was it rather difficult to find at my local shop filled with DC, Marvel, and that upstart Dark Horse. If you have missing issues of TTWG in your collection, you can catch up with Girls’ adventures this…

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LOS ANGELES, CA (September 4, 2006) – After five years of serving many deserving men and women within the comics industry, A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) Comic Fund is changing its name. The new name, The Hero Initiative – complete with new logo – will open its doors to operate in all markets, both comics fans and general consumers alike, in its mission to raise funds to deliver assistance to comic book creators in need.

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If you have some free time this weekend, thumb through the pages of Action Comics No. 1 – you know the one that introduced Superman to the world. Someone has scanned the entire issue and has posted on their website. Trip down memory lane here.

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