Captain Comics's News posts – October 2009 Archive (6)

From Turkmenistan to Eclipso (with a 'Festering Romance' in between)

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Oct. 27, 2009 -- Most of us have never wanted to go to Turkmenistan, nor could we find it on a map. But the graphic novel Joe and Azat ($10.95, NBM/ComicsLit) depicts it as an awfully interesting place.

The Joe of the title is a Peace Corps volunteer, and Azat is the Turkmen who befriends the American during his two-year hitch. Joe is based on writer/artist Jesse Lonergan (Flower & Fade),… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on October 30, 2009 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

Stark Disassembled!

For those not reading Invincible Iron Man, things just keep getting worse for Tony Stark. Here's a press release and some images for the issue coming out Nov. 18.

I've already blogged about "Stark Disassembled" once, so I confess the real reason I threw this up was to practice posting multiple pieces of art. Since I seem to have figured it out, that raises the question: Would you folks like to see more of this sort of PR? And if so, where? As blog posts on the front page? In a… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on October 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

Daken's revenge!

Here's a press release from Marvel along with some nice art. But that's not the only reason I'm posting it. Something occurred to me as I was looking at the art, that I can't figure out. Maybe it's been explained. But here's my question (actually two): One way you can tell Daken from Logan in the Wolverine suit is the elaborate tattoos on Daken's left arm. So riddle me this: How do you tattoo a guy with a healing factor? And wouldn't his hair grow back from that mohawk cut, like, every five… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on October 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — 16 Comments

Classy 'Sandman' fable, Oni noir, Isabella's '1000' and 'Time Tunnel' get thumb's up

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Oct. 20, 2009 -- One word: Breathtaking.

That’s the best description for Sandman: The Dream Hunters (DC/Vertigo, $24.99), a hardback collection of the recent miniseries written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by P. Craig Russell.

Gaiman is the award-winning author of a jillion award-winning works, from the original Sandman comic-book series, to the BBC miniseries Neverwhere, to… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on October 23, 2009 at 2:32pm — 5 Comments

Academics Assemble! New Book of Critical Essays Examines Captain America

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Oct. 13, 2009 -- Just as Steve Rogers is returning from the dead in Captain America: Reborn, he is also conquering academia. Robert G. Weiner, Associate Humanities Librarian for Texas Tech University Library, has just published Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays (McFarland & Company, $39.95), which thoroughly examines the Star-Spangled Avenger.…


Added by Captain Comics on October 14, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Blackest Night: Halfway Through DC's Horror Story

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

At DC Comics, the dead are rising. And so are sales. And so are some canceled titles – just for one issue, and just for fun.

This is all due to the blockbuster miniseries Blackest Night, now at its midway point. (It climaxes in March.) This story, which has many spin-offs and affects most DC books, features Black Lantern power rings (like Green Lantern’s, only eee-vil) resurrecting dead loved ones… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on October 7, 2009 at 9:00am — 32 Comments


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