Captain Comics's News posts – August 2010 Archive (4)

Dystopian 'Cuba' may be more fact than fiction

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Aug. 24, 2010 -- Sometimes you read something that is so real, so tangible, so personal that you know it has already affected many lives … and is about to affect yours. Such is the case with Cuba: My Revolution (DC/Vertigo, $24.99).…



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Added by Captain Comics on August 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

'Blacksad' is brilliant noir from Spain; 'Sgt. Rock' shows the painful stubble of war

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Aug. 17, 2010 -- While the hard-boiled detective story is popular in graphic novels these days, I haven’t found better than Blacksad, recently collected by Dark Horse ($29.99). Which is kind of unexpected, since this quintessential American genre is expertly limned by two Spanish creators, and because all the… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on August 19, 2010 at 2:36pm — 9 Comments

'Revolver,' 'Fogtown' put clever twists on hoary genres; 'Thun'Da' ages poorly

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Aug. 10, 2010 -- DC/Vertigo’s original graphic novel Revolver ($24.99) is a clever spin on the old alternate-world concept.



As is almost typical in such stories, like… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on August 12, 2010 at 1:42pm — 7 Comments

'Batman: Under the Red Hood' dark, rewarding -- and not for kids

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



August 3, 2010 -- After watching the latest DC original animated movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood, my wife gave her customary one-word review: “Dark.”



It is. The movie revolves around a gang war between Gotham’s underworld kingpin, the horribly disfigured Black Mask, and a newcomer wannabe, Red Hood –… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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