Captain Comics's News posts – May 2013 Archive (4)

Adaptation of 'Don Quixote' will make you LOL for real

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It’s always difficult to translate a classic work from one medium to another. But with The Complete Don Quixote (SelfMadeHero, $27.50), English illustrator Rob Davis not only makes it look easy, he makes it hilarious.

 

Credit where it’s due: The…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 29, 2013 at 9:48pm — 3 Comments

The Many Armors of Iron Man (and 'Iron Man 3')

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

May 14, 2013 -- When a movie makes nearly a billion dollars worldwide in a week, and has the second highest opening weekend in U.S. history, it’s worth a second column. So even though I wrote about The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 last week, I’m still getting questions about Tony Stark and his armored alter ego. Let’s answer a few:

 

Q: If Iron Man 3 had the…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 29, 2013 at 9:41pm — 6 Comments

Iron Man's Mandarin born of America's embarrassing 'Yellow Peril'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Iron Man 3 brings us The Mandarin, once the Armored Avenger’s greatest foe in the comics. But The Mandarin on the screen is considerably different than his comic-book counterpart, which I think even most comics fans will agree is a good thing.

 

The Mandarin…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 11, 2013 at 1:11pm — 28 Comments

Record number of books shipping for Free Comic Book Day -- and some are pretty cool

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Absolutely free!

 

Comics, that is, because Saturday, May 4, is Free Comic Book Day, when participating retailers give away comic books that publishers have specifically created for the event.  Many retailers turn FCBD – sometimes referred to as “Nerd Christmas” –…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 3, 2013 at 12:43pm — 24 Comments

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