March 2011 News Posts (18)

Comics for 6 April 2011

AARON AND AHMED HC (MR)

ABYSS FAMILY ISSUES #2 (OF 4)

ALEX TOTH ADVENTURES JON FURY IN JAPAN SPECIAL

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #38 

ANNIHILATORS #2 (OF 4) 

ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO HC VOL 02 

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #5 (OF 9)

AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF INDEX MU #12  

AXE COP BAD GUY EARTH #2 (OF 3)  

 

BATMAN BEYOND #4     

BETTY #191

BLUE ESTATE #1 (MR) 

BOYS #53 (MR) 

BOYS TP VOL…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 31, 2011 at 5:35pm — 16 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 30 Scrapped Metal

The cover of Metal Men # 33 (Aug.-Sep., 1968) announced the New Metal Men.

 

And as savvy DC fans of the Silver Age understood, “New” was not a good thing.

 

As most of you know, I use the year 1968 to demark the end of the Silver Age.  For a variety of reasons resulting from…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

What are your favorite cartoon title segments?

Over at my website, Comics on the Brain, I take a look at 15 of my favorite cartoon title sequences. Now I'll be the first to admit that my list is just for me. It isn't the "Best Ever" or "World's Greatest" cartoon opening titles. They're just mine, as shaped by my own experience.…

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Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on March 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 29 Metal Scraps

Mr. Silver Age's recent re-posting of his article of the New Metal Men reminded me that, back in June of 2007, I ran two consecutive Deck Log…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

The Metal Humans!

Doc Magnus’ creations tried on new identities as The Silver Age was winding down

 

Dear Mr. Silver Age,

It is my understanding that near the end of their illustrious Silver Age publishing run, The Metal Men adopted human identities. Why would such impressive super-heroes wish to perform such a contrary act?

Jim H.

Avengers Mansion.

Mr. Silver Age…

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Added by Mr. Silver Age on March 26, 2011 at 3:35pm — 15 Comments

Reviewing the New CrossGen

Sigil #1 by Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk

Ruse #1 by Mark Waid and Mirco Pierfederici

 

Sigil #1 is a brand new title with a long history.  The good news is that you don’t have to know that history in order to enjoy Sigil.  Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk craft an immediately…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 25, 2011 at 10:06am — 9 Comments

'Shazam' a nostalgic compendium, 'Western Classics' and 'Delirium's Party' modern fun

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

March 22, 2011 -- I didn’t think I’d enjoy SHAZAM! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal (Abrams ComicArts, $35), but one look at the cover told me otherwise.

 

Abrams has been publishing…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 24, 2011 at 11:08pm — 9 Comments

Comics for 30 March 2011

5 RONIN #5 (OF 5)

 

ACTION COMICS #899   

AFTER DARK #3 (OF 3)   

AGE OF X UNIVERSE #1 (OF 2)

ALTER EGO #100 CENTENNIAL SC

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #657 BIG    

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #13 (MR)

AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #9

ARCHIE #619  

ARCHIE AMERICANA SER TP V.12 BEST OF 90S BOOK 2 

AVENGERS #11  

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN BATMAN REBORN TP  

BEST OF DICK TRACY TP V.1

BLACK PANTHER MAN…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 24, 2011 at 8:35pm — 12 Comments

The Top Fifteen Titles of the Past Decade

As always, when I devise a list of the top anything, it’s according to me.  As you might often find in the small print, your results may vary. 

 

1. Fables (2002)

 

The single most consistently excellent comic book of the ‘Aughts.  Fables became the face of Vertigo and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 18, 2011 at 5:45pm — 11 Comments

'Flash Gordon,' 'Vampi,' other reprints have huge jump in quality

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

March 15, 2011 -- When Dark Horse began reprinting Flash Gordon comic books last year (as opposed to the more famous comic strips, by Alex Raymond and Mac Raboy) I wondered “Why bother?” The recently released second volume answers my question.

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Added by Captain Comics on March 17, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Comics for 23 March 2011

5 RONIN #4 (OF 5)

 

ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #4 (OF 4) (MR)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654 2ND PTG

ANGEL #43

ARCHIE 50 TIMES AN AMERICAN ICON SC

ARCTIC MARAUDER HC (MR)

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #5 (OF 6)

 

BACK ISSUE #47

BATMAN INCORPORATED #4

BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #21 

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #2 

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #615 POINT ONE  

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BATROC #1 

CAPTAIN AMERICA…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 17, 2011 at 2:18pm — 14 Comments

My Most Memorable Moments

Fellow Legionnaire, Culture Vulture (Mike Williams), iscompiling a list of the top 100 most memorable moments in comic books.  I figured that if I’m going to do all of the work in submitting a list, I might as…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 11, 2011 at 12:28pm — 9 Comments

'Story of Lee,' 'Bookmobile' have warm, offbeat charm

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

March 8, 2011 -- Maybe I’m just a sap, but two new graphic novels made me feel warm and fuzzy this week.

 

The Story of Lee (NBM, $11.99) is a shojo (romance) manga about a Hong Kong girl and a…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 11, 2011 at 12:28am — 20 Comments

New Comics for 16 March 2011

28 DAYS LATER #21

5 RONIN #3 (OF 5) AJA VAR (PP #954)

5 RONIN #3 (OF 5) CAMUNCOLI VAR

ADVENTURE COMICS #524

AGE OF HEROES TP

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #656 BIG

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #656 CAPTAIN AMERICA 70TH  ANNIV VAR BIG

AMORY WARS IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 TP VOL 02

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #153

ARTIFACTS #6 (OF 13) CVR A NOTO

ARTIFACTS #6 (OF 13) CVR B CHRISTOPHER

AVENGERS ACADEMY #11

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE YOUNG AVENGERS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 19 Comments

'All-Star Superman' video a good effort; 'iZombie,' 'Daytripper' impressive

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely did something relatively new and entirely entertaining with their 12-issue All-Star Superman comic book. The animated adaptation from Warner Premiere…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Jack Kirby is Not Coming through that Door

It’s no secret that comic book sales are in trouble.  After a high in 2007, sales have been slumping for several years.  And practically everyone seems to have noticed.  You don’t have to travel very far on the internet to come across a discussion about the state of the slump, the cause or the cure.  Of course,…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 4, 2011 at 1:34pm — 41 Comments

New Comics for 9 March 2011

27 (TWENTY SEVEN) #4 (OF 4)  

5 RONIN #2 (OF 5)

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #5  

BATMAN AND ROBIN #21 

BATMAN INCORPORATED #3   

BIRDS OF PREY #10    

BOOSTER GOLD #42  

BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES HC V5 

BPRD HELL ON EARTH GODS #3 (OF 3)

CALLING CTHULHU CHRONICLES TP     

CAPTAIN ACTION WINTER SPECIAL  

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND FIRST THIRTEEN #1    

CAPTAIN AMERICA KORVAC SAGA #4 (OF…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 3, 2011 at 8:04pm — 15 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 121 Dell Comics' "Horror"-ible Idea

“I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight . . . .”

 

Blame it on William Dozier.  He was the television producer who brought Batman to the airwaves.  Batman debuted on 12 January 1966 and grabbed the public like few TV shows, before or since,…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

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