Ten Things: Ten Necessary Retcons That Worked!

The use of retcons, or retroactive continuity, may be seen by some as proof that a story or trope was broken from the get-go.  We say, au contraire!  Sometimes going back to make adjustments to a narrative is not only a good idea, it’s absolutely NECESSARY.  Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and the Earth-2 Matthew, who is still a nerd, but wears a hubcap for a hat, Presents: TEN NECESSARY RETCONS THAT WORKED!   10) THE ALL-STAR SQUADRON There are a lot of great things in the comics of the Golden Age,

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Retro Review: Venus #1 (August 1948)

The Golden Age of Comics was on the wane, and the superhero/adventure genre was waning, with romance on the rise.  Good thing Atlas Comics was ready to merge the two!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Venus #1 awaits! VENUS #1 Writer: Uncredited Penciler: Ken Bald (Unconfirmed) Inker: Lin Streeter Colorist: Uncredited Editor: Stan Lee Publisher: Atlas (Marvel) Comics Cover Price: 10 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $3,000.00 Previously in Venus:  I’m gonna be honest: When I started this week’s Retro Review, I was considering 1950s Marvel Boy #1, one of Marvel/Atlas Comics’ attempts to rekindle the fires of their comic

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[Preview] Venus #2 (of 4)

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to take a look at comics coming out this week. Venus #2 arrives from BOOM! Studios. Venus #2 (of 4) Writer: Rick Loverd Artist: Huang Danlan Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their […]

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[Preview] Venus #1

Venus #1, the first issue of a four part mini-series, arrives in stores this week and Major Spoilers has your first look, after the jump. Venus #1 (of 4) Writer: Rick Loverd Artist: Huang Danlan What’s to Love: Surviving against all odds. Adventures on the frontier. Lying on the cusp of discovering something new. Rick […]

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A Story With Scientific Plausibility: Venus From Boom! Studios

BOOM! Studios is bringing us a science fiction tale this December, entitled Venus, from creator Filip Sablik (Last Mortal), co-creator and writer Rick Loverd (Berserker), and artist Huang Danlan. In Venus, it’s the year 2150. Earth’s resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has… Read more »

A Story With Scientific Plausibility: Venus From Boom! Studios

Ten Things: Ten Supers With The Power Of Love

It’s a curious thing, making one man weep, making another man sing…  And, in some cases, it gives ya super-powers. Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, and Canadia’s Own Celine Dion, Presents: TEN SUPERS WITH THE POWER OF LOVE! 10) STAR SAPPHIRE WONDER WOMAN The creation of the […]

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Ten Things: Ten Pairs Of Characters Who Share A Hero Name

Lately, I’ve been thinking (and talking and writing and tweeting) a lot about the names chosen for our favorite superheroes.  I firmly believe that Superman-ripoff-Victor is superior to Superman-ripoff-Supreme conceptually, simply because of his more successful name.  But what happens when two separate super-dupers each manage to make a name work for them?  Welcome to […]

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