March 2010 News Posts (26)

The post I-CON 29 blog

A couple of people here have asked me how was this year's I-CON that I attended, so I've decided to post the lengthy version here.

I have been attending I-CON for nearly 20 years, & I have quite a few good memories. I briefly met Jon Pertwee one year, long LONG ago, & many other guests. Since the SUNY Stony Brook campus is within a LONG train ride (a 2 1/2 hour LIRR train ride; I have to travel west to…

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Added by Horn'd One on March 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The Brave & The Bold TV Show Is Back!

The Brave & The Bold is back on tv. I liked how the episode had featured an entirely new character. Hoe there are a few more episodes like it. Meanwhile....(as they used to say in DC comics), it is time once again, folks to say who I would like to see appear on the show:



The Lieutenant Marvels, Hoppy the Captain Marvel Bunny, Fanboy, Infinity Five, Legion of Substitute Heroes, Johnny Thunder and Thunderbolt, Mr. Terrific 1 & 2, Hero Hotline (especially the female character in… Continue

Added by Julian Gift on March 28, 2010 at 11:41am — 8 Comments

What is missing in 'The Golden Age of Reprints'?

Anyone who reads my stuff (or that of Jeff of Earth-J) has heard the phrase "Golden Age of Reprints."



Because it is. I've been collecting comics since 1963, and for many decades finding a reprint from before the Silver Age was hard to come by. I have many hundreds of those reprints, of course, from a variety of venues, like Fantasy Masterpieces or DC Super Specials. But there are… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 28, 2010 at 5:00am — 83 Comments

New Comics for 31 March 2010

A-TEAM WAR STORIES BA #1

ADVENTURE COMICS #512 VAR ED

ADVENTURE COMICS #9

ALADDIN LEGACY OF THE LOST #2 (OF 3) A CVR SUYDAM

ALADDIN LEGACY OF THE LOST #2 (OF 3) B CVR PARRILLO

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #627

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 03

AMELIA RULES S&S ED TP VOL 04 WHEN PAST IS A PRESENT

ARMY OF…
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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 27, 2010 at 8:16pm — 14 Comments

Five First Issues of CyberForce

Fifteen months ago, I took a look at five first issues of Wildcats and Youngblood. It was appropriate at the time as both of those original Image titles had recently come out with new number ones. Jason Marconnet, aka Lime Coke, enjoyed those…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 25, 2010 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

From 'Batman' to 'Hustle': Variety is the spice

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 23, 2010 -- I don’t like all comics, which is a good thing. It means there’s a variety of product out there for all audiences, as this week’s sample demonstrates.



For example,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 101 So, You Want to Join the Justice League . . . .

If you were a DC super-hero in the Silver Age, you knew you had made the big time when you were asked to join the Justice League of America.



Every Silver-Age super-team had its own method for inducting new members---and I’m going to be sprinkling in looks at most of them over the next few months---but it was the Justice League’s which was the most formalised. There wasn’t a more exclusive club of super-heroes. You couldn’t set out to join. There wasn’t an…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 22, 2010 at 9:40pm — 8 Comments

New Comics for 24 March 2010

AGON #1 (OF 5)

AIR #19 (MR)

ALIENS MORE THAN HUMAN TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #626

ANGEL #31

ANGEL #31 10 COPY VIRGIN FRISON INCV CVR (NET)

ANGEL SPECIAL LORNE (ONE SHOT)

ANGEL SPECIAL LORNE (ONE SHOT) 10 COPY B&W BYRNE INCV

ANIMAL CRACKERS A GENE LUEN YANG COLLECTION TP

ARCHIE #607

ARCHIE…
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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 19, 2010 at 4:47pm — 12 Comments

What Age Is It Now Anyway?

I’ve been talking about the ages of comics for the past three columns (if you think I’m being long-winded, you should see all of the stuff I left out). Either way, I appreciate your perusal and participation. So far, I’ve speculated as to whether or not Brightest Day and Heroic Age will launch a new age, sided with the broad…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 18, 2010 at 9:32pm — 12 Comments

'The Executor': Damaged people hip-deep in mystery

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 16, 2010 -- Is it a requirement in crime fiction that everybody is kind of unlikeable?



That’s the situation in Vertigo Crime’s latest graphic novel, The Executor… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

'Antivirus 2010' virus alert

I got a virus today from Newsarama, that I didn't get yesterday. I fixed it, but it took me a couple of hours to figure out how, so let me save you guys the trouble. If you get an error message from "Antivirus 2010" from your own computer telling you you've been infected, e-mail me. We'll fix it in 10 minutes.



Remember: If you suddenly get messages from your own Microsoft Security software, complete with links and word balloons to your own task bar/software, DON'T CLICK ANYTHING. Just… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 15, 2010 at 1:54am — 5 Comments

Zoids – Our Plastic Toys at War, Part Two.

Contexts 2 – Comics to sell toys by...

A discussion of toy-related comics.…

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Added by Figserello on March 14, 2010 at 7:41am — 6 Comments

What Comes After the Bronze Age?

Green_lantern_76 For the past two weeks, I’ve written articles about the various ages of comics. It’s an admittedly academic topic, but one which fascinates me (and interests quite a few readers, judging by the number of comments generated by the past two columns). The first column speculated as to whether or not DC’s Brightest Day and Marvel’s Heroic…
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Added by Chris Fluit on March 13, 2010 at 11:04pm — 37 Comments

Relocating the Marvel Universe -- New Jersey (A totally all-new entry!)

Yes, it's been literally years in coming, but at long last, my blog series "Relocating the Marvel Universe" has its first totally new entry.

Finally leaving where the old CaptainComics.US board discussion left off*, "Relocating the Marvel Universe -- Part 30 -- New Jersey," explores the Garden State and is a prime example of just how much the… Continue

Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on March 12, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Reviews: Not all reprints created equal

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 9, 2010 -- I’ve raved about this being the “golden age of reprints” before, but that doesn’t mean that everything old is worth buying:



* I wish I knew the editorial reasoning behind… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

New Comics for 17 March 2010 - Happy St Patrick's Day!

28 DAYS LATER #8
A-TEAM WAR STORIES HANNIBAL #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #625
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 (MR)
ANGEL #31
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #5 (OF 5) (MR)
ANYWHERE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
ARMY OF TWO #3
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #7 (OF 12)
AVENGERS STANDOFF PREM HC
AVENGERS VS ATLAS #3 (OF 4)
AZRAEL #6
BACK ISSUE #39
BATMAN #697
BATMAN INTERNATIONAL…
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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

Maxing the mini: Marvel's accelerated use of the limited series

Here's a question for the Legionnaires: Is the mini-series the future of Marvel Comics?



They appear to be placing unusual bets on on it. I noticed this when I was forced to cut back on comics purchases, and decided to keep ongoing series on my pull list at the Local Comics Shop, and order mini-series and one-shots only from Westfield Comics. But while my stack at the comic shop has continued to decrease, my Westfield bill has remained steady -- despite a number of mini-series wrapping… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

DC's plans for Green Arrow: Has the target moved?

I knew Twitter had to be good for something.



Elsewhere on this board, discussion over the ending of Justice League: Cry for Justice was largely negative. The fates of Green Arrow, Lian, Roy Harper and Star City provoked more than a few gripes. But perhaps things aren't what they seem. This afternoon (Wednesday, March 10) new head creative poo-bah at DC Comics Geoff Johns posted a series of tweets on Twitter about everyone's favorite Emerald… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 10, 2010 at 11:00pm — 16 Comments

Zoids – Our Plastic Toys at War, Part One

This post is a continuation of our look at the complete works of Grant Morrison, but this particular post isn't about Grant Morrison, so disbelievers in the 'God of All Comics' may like to stick around for a bit...



Anyone following my delve into Morrison’s work might have noticed that my posts on the topic have been on hiatus for a while. Of course, life and work gets in the way, but I’ve…

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Added by Figserello on March 10, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 5 Titans of Relevancy (Part 4)

The new Teen Titans were three issues into their relevancy phase. No flashy outfits. No super-powers. No traditional super-villains. These were parables on the evils of social injustice, and editor Dick Giordano and writer Robert Kanigher had been none too subtle about the ultimate rightness of social sensitivity.



Thus, the story within Teen Titans # 28 (Jul.-Aug., 1970) was something completely unexpected.



Or, as Giordano put it in the…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 7, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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