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Lady Killer TPB

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LARP! Volume 1 TPB

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This Damned Band #2

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Ring of Roses Preview

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Dead Drop #3 Preview

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Book of Death #1 Preview

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Lone Sloane Preview

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It’s moving day for syndicated comics columnist Andrew “Captain Comics” Smith

MEMPHIS, TN – The longest-running syndicated newspaper column on comics is moving to a new home – and renovating an old one!

For nearly 22 years, journalist Andrew Smith has submitted his weekly “Captain Comics” column to Scripps Howard News Service, which syndicated it to newspapers across the country. But on Jan. 1, 2014, the column moved to McClatchy-Tribune News Services, part of the most respected newspaper chain in America.

To celebrate, the Captain is upgrading and…

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Added by Captain Comics on January 1, 2014 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Marvel and DC movies are biggest news out of Comic-Con

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Comic-Con International: San Diego this year was its usual bad self, an immense Christmas party for nerds, geeks, cosplayers and fans of all stripes. But two movie announcements stole the show.

 

While Captain Comics didn’t personally attend the Con, the two announcements have been widely reported. And in case you have a life and didn’t spend the weekend glued to Entertainment Weekly…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 29, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

'Before Watchmen': No controversy about its quality

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Here in the real world, the DC series of miniseries called “Before Watchmen” was controversial. But there’s no debate about the quality of the stories themselves: They’re really good.

 

First, the…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

From 'Ninjago' to 'Big Nate,' some comics are still for kids

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Although most comics are for adults, some are still for kids – and one thing they all have in common is that they seem to leap promiscuously from one medium to another.

 

Take, for example, three recent trade…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Smurfs: Not as silly as you thought

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Let’s talk about the Smurfs.

 

Wait, wait, come back! If, like me, all you knew about the little blue creatures was the 1980s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, or Smurfs 2 (the movie currently out from Sony), you have the wrong idea about them.

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Added by Captain Comics on July 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

'World War Z' proves zombies return -- which comics fans already knew

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 With World War Z pulling in big numbers at theaters and The Walking Dead returning for a fourth season on AMC in October, it’s easy to overlook the medium that incubated the zombie phenomenon: Comic books.…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 30, 2013 at 10:28pm — 3 Comments

'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Volume 2' gets right the parts the movie gets wrong

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

If you’ve never read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and only seen the movie, you may be missing out.

 

I certainly was, until DC Comics began adapting Stieg Larsson’s popular thriller into graphic novel form (in two parts). And I still remained shrouded in ignorance of the full impact of the novel after reading TGWTDT Volume 1, which offered little more in the way…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 24, 2013 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

Kim Thompson R.I.P.

Kim Thompson, long-time co-publisher at Fantagraphics, died today. Here's the release from Fantagraphics:

Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson died at 6:30 this morning, June 19. "He was my partner and close friend for 36 years," said Gary Groth.

Thompson was born in…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

What's in a name?

This site has been around since the late '90s, and has been called many things: "Captain Comics site." "The Board." "The Round Table." "The Forum." "The Website." Usually most of these have been preceded by "Captain Comics' ...", but not always -- Legionnaires have often just used shorthand with each other.

When I was forced to make some changes recently -- Ning stopped supporting our chosen design -- I threw together a masthead that reads as you see it above. I chose "Round…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 18, 2013 at 3:21pm — 38 Comments

Five Super-stories you need to read

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Has Man of Steel made you hungry for more Super-stories? Then read on, for the five essential Superman graphic novels, in reverse order:

 

5. Superman:…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 17, 2013 at 9:02pm — 18 Comments

'Man of Steel' seeks to restore Superman as king of the big-screen superheroes

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Can Man of Steel save Superman?

 

It’s odd to think that a strange visitor from another planet, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, would need any saving. And in comic-book sales, the Man of Tomorrow is holding his own: The Superman franchise is probably DC Comics’ third-most-popular, after Batman and Justice League.

 

But from a movie…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 30 Comments

Garth Ennis hits home runs with with 'Fury' and 'Shadow'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Two graphic novels set in the past jumped out at me recently, and when I checked the credits I knew exactly why they were so good.

 

The first is Fury Volume 1: My War Gone By (Marvel, $21.99),…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 5, 2013 at 1:32pm — 11 Comments

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