May 2010 News Posts (17)

Kubert's pencils depict grit of war in 'Dong Xoai' GN

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



No American comics artist is better known for war stories than Joe Kubert, famed for “Sgt. Rock,” “Enemy Ace” and graphic novels such as Fax from Sarajevo. That regard is well deserved, and on full display in his latest GN, Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965 (DC Comics,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Newish Number Ones: Kill Shakespeare, Fevre Dream and Ultimate X

One of the things that I love about comic books is discovering something new: meeting new characters, exploring new universes and finding new titles. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been scouring for something new to love. That doesn’t mean I’m dissatisfied with my current titles. I’ve been having a great time with Green Lantern, I’m excited about the X-Men and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 28, 2010 at 1:31pm — 10 Comments

New Comics for 3 June 2010 - THURSDAY in the US

28 DAYS LATER #11

ADVENTURE COMICS #12

AGENTS OF ATLAS TP TURF WARS

AUTHORITY #23

AVENGERS ORIGIN #3 (OF 5)

AVENGERS PRIME #1 (OF 5) HA

AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT #1

AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF. INDEX #2

BART SIMPSON CLASS CLOWN TP

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #45

BEST AMERICAN COMICS CRITICISM SC

BETTY #186 (NOTE PRICE)

BLACKSAD HC VOL 01

BRIGHTEST DAY #3

BULLETPROOF COFFIN #1 (OF 6) (MR)

CAPTAIN…
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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

New Comics for 26 May 2010

7 PSYCHOPATHS #1



AIR TP VOL 03 PURELAND (MR)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #632

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #632 HEROIC AGE ANACLETO VAR

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #37

AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #1

ANGEL #33

ANGEL #33 10 COPY INCV (NET)

ANITA BLAKE PREM HC VOL 03 LC EXECUTIONER DM VAR ED…
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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 22, 2010 at 11:22am — 21 Comments

Memories of Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler One of my favorite characters- for almost as long as I’ve been reading comics- is Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler.



The funny thing about it is that Nightcrawler wasn’t even in the first issue of X-Men

that I bought- Uncanny X-Men #202. His first…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

Thor, Iron Man, Captain America star in Marvel's new 'Heroic Age'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



May 18, 2010 -- It’s morning in America again – at least, the America in which Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers live.



For a couple of years in Marvel comics, Norman Osborn – yes,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 20, 2010 at 2:22pm — 14 Comments

The Captain's rules finally written down!

For years I've written references to "Captain Comics Rule No. This" or "Captain Comics Rule No. That," when I thought it was pretty obvious that I was making it up as I went along. But the other day I decided to create in fact what was only in my imagination ... and write down The Captain's Rules.



So here's a rough draft, which I hope the Legionnaires will add to or revise. Feel free to argue that some ought to move up or down the list, or to add or subtract. Knock yourselves out,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 17, 2010 at 3:31pm — 21 Comments

Comics for 19 May 2010

AGE OF HEROES #1 (OF 4) HA

AGE OF HEROES #1 (OF 4) HEROIC AGE VAR HA

AIR #21 (MR)

ALIEN LEGION OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS AMERICAN SON #1 (OF 4)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3 (MR)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3 VAR ED (MR)

ANCHOR #8

ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED CHARMER #1 OF (5) (MR)

ARCHIE AMERICANA SER TP VOL 10 BEST OF 70S BOOK 2

ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #23

ATLAS #1 HA

ATLAS #1 HEROIC AGE VAR HA

ATOMIC KNIGHTS HC

ATOMIC ROBO… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 14, 2010 at 12:17pm — 20 Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen Part III

CrossGen continued to hire new talent and add new titles in 2002. They eventually expanded to a robust line of twelve monthly titles at which point they seemed poised to become a major player in the comic book industry. However, their continued expansion in 2003 led to a bloated line, increased debt and decreasing individual sales. Though this series of articles hasn’t been entirely chronological in nature, this third entry includes many of the…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 14, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

ComicBase 14: Finally, I can throw away my notebooks

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



It’s been a few years since I experimented with software for managing comics collections, and if ComicBase 14 is any indication, they have become astonishingly sophisticated – and possibly indispensable.



As… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 13, 2010 at 10:59am — 4 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 9 A Forgotten Gem: Action Comics # 288 (May, 1962)



“The Man Who Exposed Superman”



Editor: Mort Weisinger Art: Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein (inks)





When Mort Weisinger took over the editorship of the Superman family of magazines, he inherited a main character with near-omnipotent super-powers and a rigidly high moral code. For a hero, those two qualities were handy things for fighting…

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Added by Commander Benson on May 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Iron Man villains: Too dated for the movies?

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



So you’ve seen the trailers for Iron Man 2 and you’re wondering if this Whiplash guy is a major villain in the comics. The simple answer is "no."



The original Whiplash,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 10, 2010 at 12:48am — 20 Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen, Part II

CrossGen launched its comic book line in the summer of 2000 with four titles: Meridian, Mystic, Scion and Sigil. That initial success demonstrated that they were a legitimate, viable comic book company and it allowed them to attract even more big-name creators. In that first year of publishing, CrossGen added veteran artists Butch Guice and Bart Sears and popular writer Mark Waid. However, their biggest splash came when they announced that they…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 8, 2010 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

New Comics for 12 May 2010

ADVENTURE COMICS #11

ADVENTURE COMICS #514 VAR ED

AGENTS OF ATLAS MGC #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #631

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #631 HEROIC AGE VAR

AMAZON HC (C: 0-1-2)

AME COMI WONDER GIRL VINYL FIGURE

AME COMI WONDER WOMAN V 2 VINYL FIGURE

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #143

ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #1 (OF 5)

ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #1 (OF 5) FOILOGRAM VAR

A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING TP

A-TEAM WAR STORIES TP

AVENGERS INITIATIVE #35… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

To be Super

Good and Evil Deeds Stimulate Surprising 'Superpowers'

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/good-deeds-superpowers-100504.html I wonder if such a thing is possible. what do you say?

Added by Julian Gift on May 4, 2010 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Breaking Through The Fourth Wall

I find the concept of having a reader interact with the story in a comic book to be interesting. Have any of you read such stories? if so, what did you think of them?
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Added by Julian Gift on May 4, 2010 at 8:00pm — 19 Comments

Where Are They Now: CrossGen

In the year 2000, a new comic book company entered the scene. They would eschew the superhero fare that was typical of most comic books and concentrate on underrepresented genres such as science-fiction and fantasy. They would borrow corporate techniques, developing an in-house art studio and attracting veteran comic book creators with benefits and health plans. They garnered a very loyal audience of fans and grew quickly-…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

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