Just in time for his sixtieth anniversary, it’s the first appearance of Nick Fury! Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 awaits!
Browsing: Retro Review
Comic fans love to collect first appearances, but sometimes the “First Appearance” game is a little more complicated than it should be. Witness what some people will tell you is the first appearance of Thor! Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Venus #11 awaits!
He didn’t even make three dozen appearances and was gone by the spring of 1943, but for some reason The Ray keeps getting revamped and revived. Maybe his first appearance holds the answers. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Smash Comics #14 awaits!
In the Golden Age of comics, the rules had yet to be written, even simple ones like “the character’s origin goes in the first issue.” Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Detective Comics #33 awaits!
When is a reboot not a reboot? When the corporate overlords decide they don’t want to endanger the Captain Atom IP. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Breach #1 awaits!
Many fondly remember The Mask, the wacky hijinks of a nebbishy bank teller possessed by the spirit of Loki. The original comic is probably also crazy cartoon hijinks too, right? Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of The Mask #0 awaits!
There are a lot of Captains Marvel out there, and every reader has one they think of as “theirs” This one’s mine. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 awaits!
The big issue with a continuing series is how to keep things fresh. Sometimes, you create a whole new universe of characters, and other times? You update your western with Pacifist Elvis. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Tomahawk #131 awaits!
When is a first issue not a first issue? When Martin Goodman is involved! Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of The Black Rider #8 awaits!
Have you ever wondered about the origins of Wonder Woman’s magic lasso? Did you realize that she DIDN’T have it in her first appearance? Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Sensation Comics #6 awaits!
Statistically, one out of every five heroes in the Marvel Universe is a Spider-Girl. But some of them don’t know it just yet… Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Araña: The Heart of the Spider #1 awaits!
The founding members of the Justice League have reunited, for the first time! Confused? You won’t be in a moment, ’cause your Major Spoilers Retro Review of JLA #1 awaits!
A wise man once said that, to know what cricket is, you gotta know what a CRUMPET is. The class is Pain 101. Your instructor is Casey Jones! Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 awaits!
And then, this one time? The X-Men went to outer space and discovered that their enemies… were *ahem* legion. Your Major Spoilers Retro Review of Uncanny X-Men #107 awaits!