July 2009 News Posts (23)

Comics for August 5

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

Terry Moores Echo #14, $3.50

AIRSHIP ENTERTAINMENT

Girl Genius HC Vol 8 Agatha Heterodyne And The Chapel Of Bones, $48.95

Girl Genius TP Vol 4 (New Printing), $22.95…

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Added by Alan M. on July 31, 2009 at 10:21am — 14 Comments

The Many Paths of George Perez, Part Two

101561-45495-george-perez_large Last week, I looked at the first half of George Perez’s career (so far), from the time that he broke in with Marvel Comics in 1974 to the end of his Wonder Woman work at DC. Now, it’s time to pick up where we left off, with the second half of Perez’s career (so far) from 1991 to now.





VI. The Infinity/Imperfect Years (1991-1993)



The early ‘90s were a… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 31, 2009 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

Pop culture pops at Geppi's Entertainment Museum



Right next to Camden Yards in Baltimore is Geppi's Entertainment Museum, an institution dedicated to pop culture from the late 1800s to today.

Developed by Steve Geppi, well-known comic and memorabilia collector and the guy who runs Diamond Comics Distributors, this is an awe-inspiring museum for young and old alike.



Read more about Geppi's… Continue

Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on July 28, 2009 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

"Relocating the Marvel Universe" hits New York

There's more to the Marvel Universe than New York City -- that's the whole focus of my "Relocating the Marvel Universe" series. Well, in this entry, I finally hit New York state -- my home state. Sure, there's plenty of characters in NYC, but Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and other cities get their share of heroes too.



Wanna read who goes where and why I put them there?… Continue

Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on July 27, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

JMS on Red Circle Characters: 'Here They Are if You Want to Play With Them'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 21, 2009 -- One of the most popular writers in fiction will be bringing the very first patriotic superhero to DC Comics – and no, the character isn’t who you think it is, and he’s not coming alone.



Brief history lesson: In January of 1940 – 14 months before Captain… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 27, 2009 at 3:01pm — 28 Comments

The Funnies as They Were Meant to Be!

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 14, 2009 -- Do you remember how exciting the Sunday comics used to be? That’s the excitement this not-quite-a-kid-any-more got with DC’s Wednesday Comics.



Although published by a comic-book company and appearing each Wednesday with the weekly shipments of comic books to comics shops (hence its name), Wednesday Comics ($3.99) isn’t really a comic book. It’s more like the Sunday funnies,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

2009 Eisner winners

Best Short Story: "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy, in The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo)



Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman. by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)



Best Limited Series: Hellboy: The Crooked Man, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)



Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)



Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler (mod-MD) on July 25, 2009 at 12:22pm — 3 Comments

I Like Ham

Can anyone do one of these blog things? Well, let's find out, shall we, Steve?



Let's see, what have I done lately that might be of interest to you folks? Well, I bought the wicked-hooby special DVD of The Watchmen that come out this week. Gosh, it's long. I'm glad it wasn't that long in the the-ay-ter, I never would've made it through the whole thing if it was, on account of being a middle-aged guy. ('Nuff said.) Actually, I don't know how much longer it was than the… Continue

Added by The Baron on July 24, 2009 at 8:36pm — 11 Comments

The Many Paths of George Perez, Part One

101561-45495-george-perez_large I. The Early Years (1974…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 24, 2009 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Comics for July 29

Listings courtesy ComicList.com.



DARK HORSE

Bettie Page Leopard Mug, $12.99

Citizen Rex #1 (Of 6), 3.50

Classic Simpsons Character #2 Lisa Simpson (07/29/09 per Dark Horse), $49.95

Domo 2" Mystery Figure (07/29/09 per Dark Horse), $8.99

Domo 2" Mystery Figure Counter Display (07/29/09 per Dark Horse), AR

Emily The Strange Vol 1 Chairman Of The… Continue

Added by Alan M. on July 23, 2009 at 11:14pm — 16 Comments

Comics I Bought Today 13: There be podcasts here!

Comics on the Brain goes all podcasty on you for the 13th edition of Comics I Bought Today, where I give brief overviews of why I bought what I bought on New Comics Day for 7/22/2009.

Give a listen by clicking RIGHT… Continue

Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on July 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Brave and the Bold #25 review

For a fella whose comic's been cancelled the Blue Beetle is certainly prominent - he's in Teen Titans every month, has a strip in the back of Booster Gold and here he is co-starring in Brave and Bold. Mind, I'm not surprised DC creators like the character so much: he has an interesting look, great supporting cast and, most importantly, a thoroughly engaging personality. His youthful perspective and sense of humour has Jaime Reyes stealing any story he… Continue

Added by Martin Gray on July 20, 2009 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

Simon & Kirby: The first superstars of comics

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 7, 2009 -- Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the first superstars of the comic-book industry, are being celebrated in a new hardback by Titan Books.



The Best of Simon and Kirby ($39.95) lovingly reprints 26 stories from 1940 to 1960 by the first comic-book creators to have their bylines on the cover, in an era that usually didn’t have creator credits anywhere at all. And well they should: Simon and Kirby… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 18, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Comics shipping July 22, 2009



100 BULLETS #1 VERTIGO CRIME SAMPLER (MR)

ALIENS #2 (OF 4) (C: 0-1-2)

ALL NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #4 (OF 4) DKR

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600

AME COMI BLACK CANARY PVC FIGURE

AME COMI HUNTRESS PVC FIGURE

ARCHIE #599

ATOMIC ROBO SHADOW FROM BEYOND TIME #3 (OF 5)

AVENGERS INITIATIVE #26

BACK ISSUE #35 (C: 0-1-2)

BEANWORLD HC VOL 02 GIFT COMES (C: 0-1-2)

BLACK PANTHER 2 #6 DKR

BLACKEST NIGHT TALES OF… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler (mod-MD) on July 17, 2009 at 3:04pm — 12 Comments

Selected Superman Stories from the Past 5 Years

831-1 I had so much fun writing about Superman for last week’s article that I thought I’d come back for another round. In the first article, I covered stories that fell between “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and “Countdown to Infinite Crisis.” This time, I’m covering Superman…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 17, 2009 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 87 Cap's Kooky Quartet (Part 3): There is No "Team" in I

Half a year into the new line-up, and the Avengers were more fractured than ever. Team meetings were as contentious as dinners with the Ewings on Dallas.



But Cap’s Kooky Quartet was up against more than internal dissention. From the start, there had been unease over the new team’s lack of raw power compared to the classic Avengers. As Hawkeye, with uncharacteristic introspexion, observed at their first press… Continue

Added by Commander Benson on July 15, 2009 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

The 2009 Inkwell Awards Winners Announced!

Your humble Captain was part of the nominating/voting procedure, but he won't tell you how he voted! See if your opinions are mirrored below:



THE 2009 INKWELL AWARDS



June 6: Voting for the second annual Inkwell Awards officially ended on the 30th of June and the results are now posted on the official web-site (http://www.inkwellawards.com)



This year saw the voting process refined, streamlined and no longer career retrospective in theme (except for the… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Selected Superman Stories from the Past 22 Years

584-1 Superman is one of my favorite heroes. Yet my Superman collection is somewhat sporadic. There are so many issues from so many titles over so many years that it’s…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 10, 2009 at 3:31pm — 4 Comments

Comics for July 15, 2009







ACTION COMICS #879

AGENTS OF ATLAS #8

AIR #11 (MR)

ALL SELECT COMICS #1 70TH ANNIV SPECIAL

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #599 DKR

ANGEL AFTER THE FALL HC VOL 04

ARTESIA BESIEGED #3 (OF 6) (RES) (MR)

ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE TP BOOK 01

BATMAN #608 SPECIAL EDITION

BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #2

BATMAN WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER HC

BETA RAY BILL GODHUNTER #2 (OF 3)

BLACKEST NIGHT… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler (mod-MD) on July 10, 2009 at 2:01pm — 11 Comments

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1

Green Lantern Hal Jordan lays down the law to the Justice League, annoyed that the team isn't proactive enough in terms of going after villains and ending their threat for good. He reminds them that as the local representative of the Guardians of the Universe, he is the law. And he's going to step up before more heroes such as Batman and the Martian Manhunter get killed. So, with the ever-loyal Green Arrow, he exits the League satellite to do ...… Continue

Added by Martin Gray on July 7, 2009 at 4:54am — 16 Comments

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