March 2012 News Posts (16)

Marvel's newest 'Captain Marvel' is pretty familiar -- and welcome

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Marvel Entertainment announced a new Captain Marvel at WonderCon March 17, a character with a lot of strikes against her. But most fans are cheering.

 

The major problem is that the character can be confusing. To most folks, “Captain Marvel” means an entirely different character from a different company: Billy Batson, the boy who shouts “SHAZAM!” to become a light-hearted adult…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

Trade Paperback Review: Scrooge McDuck and Wolverine

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume One

by Don Rosa

(collecting Uncle Scrooge #285-290, 1994-95)

In the mid ‘90s, Don Rosa took up the monumental task of illustrating The Life and Times of Scrooge…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 29, 2012 at 9:01pm — 12 Comments

Comics for 4 April 2012

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #6

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING TP VOL 01

ACTION COMICS #8

ADVENTURE TIME #2 2ND PTG

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 ENDS

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #25 (MR)

ANIMAL MAN #8

ARCHIE MEETS KISS TP

AVENGERS ACADEMY #28

AVENGERS LEGION OF UNLIVING TP

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1 2ND PTG

BATMAN GOTHAM SHALL BE JUDGED TP

BATWING #8

BOYS #65 (MR)

BRILLIANT #3 (MR)

CARBON GREY ORIGINS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 29, 2012 at 7:41pm — 8 Comments

Vertigo's 'Fairest' lives up to title; 'Saucer Country' takes first intriguing step

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Call it self-fulfilling prophecy, but I’ve read the first issues of two of DC’s four new Vertigo books, and I feel about them exactly as I expected to.

 

Fairest #1 ($2.99), which arrived March 7, was just as much fun as I’d hoped. For those who missed my previous column on this topic (and for shame!), Fairest is a spinoff from Vertigo’s popular and award-winning…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — 24 Comments

Trade Paperback Review: Wonder Woman and Captain Britain

Wonder Woman Chronicles Volume Two

by William Moulton-Marston and Harry G. Peter

(collecting Wonder Woman #2-3, Sensation Comics #10-14 and Comic Cavalcade #1, 1942-43)

I have a confession to make: this was my first extended exploration of the Golden Age Wonder Woman.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Comics for 28 March 2012

2000 AD #1768

2000 AD #1769

ACTION COMICS #1 5TH PTG

ALL STAR WESTERN #7

ALPHA GIRL #2 (MR)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #25 (MR)

ANGEL & FAITH #8 REBEKAH ISAACS VAR CVR

ANGEL & FAITH #8 STEVE MORRIS CVR

ANITA BLAKE VH CIRCUS DAMNED SCOUNDREL PREM HC BOOK 03 (MR)

ANITA BLAKE VH TP BOOK 02 CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE (MR)

AQUAMAN #7

AQUAMAN #7 VAR ED

ARCHIE #631

ASTONISHING X-MEN #48

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #1

AVENGERS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 22, 2012 at 11:53am — 8 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 138 Delusions of Adequacy: the Seven Lamest Foes of the Silver-Age JLA (Part 1)

Kanjar Ro!  The Demons Three!  Despero!  Starro the Conqueror!  These were only some of the awesome threats to mankind that the Justice League of America vanquished during its illustrious Silver-Age career.  Terrible forces of evil so powerful that it required the mighty champions…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

'American Vampire Vol. 3' climaxes two stories in bloodsucker saga

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

The comic-book series American Vampire started small, with just one bloodsucker in the Old West. But now, as is evidenced by the recently released third hardback collection, it has expanded to include a burgeoning cast, a vast back story and genuine historical sweep.

 

American Vampire is the brainchild of Scott Snyder, a writer whose credits include Batman…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 17, 2012 at 11:14pm — 5 Comments

My Wish List Never Gets Shorter

I have a problem. My wish list never gets shorter. I buy a bunch of back issues- maybe a complete run from eBay or an assortment of odds & ends from mycomicshop.com- and soon my wish list is just as long as it was before the purchase.



I guess the real problem is that I like…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 15, 2012 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

Comics for 21 March 2012

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682

ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS DAMNED SCOUNDREL #5 (OF 5) (MR)

ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #2

ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK

AVENGERS ROAD TO MARVEL AVENGERS TP

AVENGERS WEST COAST LOST SPACE TIME PREM HC

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 (OF 4)

AXE COP TP VOL 03

BART SIMPSON COMICS #69

BATMAN #7

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #2

BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #6 (OF 7)

BIG BOOK OF KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER TP

BIRDS OF…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 15, 2012 at 6:27pm — 8 Comments

The Best of Friends

We read comics for the action- the fistfights and the big explosions.  We read comics for the superheroes- the bright costumes and the capes.  But we also read comics for the relationships- the romances, the mentors and students, the close-knit team.  Over the years, comics have given us some great…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 9, 2012 at 3:31pm — 9 Comments

Vertigo re-launches with four new titles

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

DC’s re-launch of its 52-title superhero line last September made explosive headlines, and now the publisher is upgrading its mature-reader line, Vertigo – albeit on a somewhat smaller scale.

 

Four new titles launch in March, three ongoing and one miniseries. DC recently published a preview, given away free at comic shops, with seven pages of each new series. That’s not enough to really…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 8, 2012 at 1:49pm — 12 Comments

Comics for 14 March 2012

ACTIVITY #4

ADVENTURE TIME #2

ADVENTURE TIME #1 (3RD PTG)

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 02

ART OF MOLLY CRABAPPLE SC V1 WEEK IN HELL

ART OF TARA MCPHERSON HC V3 BUNNY MOON

ARTIFACTS #15

ASTONISHING THOR TP

AVENGERS #24

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE HISTORY OF EARTHS GN

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE HC

AVENGERS HERO 8-IN AF ASST

AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY KUBERT POSTER

BATGIRL #7

BATMAN AND ROBIN #7 …

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 8, 2012 at 12:51pm — 13 Comments

John Carter is great-granddaddy of space opera

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

If you’re wondering who John Carter is, and why there’s a big, splashy movie about him premiering March 9, let me add two words that will make it all clear:

 

Of. Mars.

 

Does “John Carter of Mars” sound more familiar? It should, because he’s a character that’s been around for exactly a century. His first story began in 1912 in the pulp magazine The All-Story, and…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — 31 Comments

The State of Star Wars

35 years after Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star, Star Wars is a multi-billion, multi-media empire.  Cartoons, novels, video games and comic books stretch from the beginning of history to the distant future.  They explore places and races that are both new and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 2, 2012 at 6:09am — 13 Comments

Comics for 7 March 2012

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #5

68 TP V1 BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE (MR)

ACTION COMICS #7

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #681

ANIMAL MAN #7

ASTONISHING THOR TP

AVENGERS 1959 TP

AVENGERS ACADEMY #27

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #9 (OF 9)

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 (OF 4) 2ND PTG

BATMAN BIRTH OF THE DEMON TP

BETTIE PAGE IN DANGER #2 (MR)

BEYOND THE FRINGE #1

BLUE HC (MR)

BOYS #64 (MR)

BOYS TP VOL 10…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on March 1, 2012 at 1:57pm — 12 Comments

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