April 2011 News Posts (17)

Publisher turns successful business books into graphic novels

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Publisher turns successful business books into graphic novels

'Art of War,' 'Mi Barrio' among many meant to teach, inspire, motivate

 

“All men can see these tactics by which I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which the victory is evolved.”

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Added by Captain Comics on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Childhood Comics and Contemporary Music

Not that long ago, I watched a documentary called “It Might Get Loud.”  The documentary brought together guitarists from three different generations- Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and The White Stripes’ Jack White.  It was a blast.  It was fun to listen to music from three of my favorite…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Comics for 4 May 2011

ABYSS FAMILY ISSUES #3 (OF 4)

ADVENTURE COMICS #526

ALEXANDRO JODOROWSKY SCREAMING PLANET HC (C: 0-0-1)

AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #10 (OF 12)

ANGEL ILLYRIA HAUNTED TP

ANNIHILATORS #3 (OF 4)

ANNIHILATORS #3 (OF 4) K DJURDJEVIC VAR

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #218

ARCTIC MARAUDER HC (MR) (C: 0-0-1)

ARTIFACTS #7 (OF 13) CVR A PORTACIO

ARTIFACTS #7 (OF 13) CVR B CHRISTOPHER

ASTONISHING THOR #4 (OF 5)

ATOMIC ROBO DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #5…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 28, 2011 at 6:21pm — 13 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 123 Supplemental: The World's Second-Finest Heroes?

In this week’s Deck Log entry on the Flash and Green Lantern, there was some commentary on the subject of the J’onn J’onzz-Green Arrow team-up that appeared in The Brave and the Bold # 50 (Nov., 1963).  The question was raised as to whether or not DC intended to establish the Manhunter and G.A. as a regular…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — 30 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 123 The Lamp and the Lightning (Part 1)

In my last entry, I mentioned the close friendship between the Silver-Age Superman and Batman.  In fact, it started long before the Silver Age.  If you count all media, their friendship began in 1945, on the Adventures of Superman radio programme.  And it was validated in the comics in 1954, when the heroes…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 26, 2011 at 6:41pm — 11 Comments

The Future Is Now: On Flying Cars, Jetpacks and 'Star Trek'

The Future Is Now

On Flying Cars, Jetpacks and 'Star Trek'

 

"Where's my flying car?"

 

That's a running joke among fans, mostly over a certain age, about how the science fiction of our youths failed to materialize. It's usually followed by "Where's my personal jetpack?" or "Why aren't we on Mars yet?"

 

Science fiction has been with us a while, going back at…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

Trade Paperback Reviews: American Vampire, Batman & Robin and More

American Vampire Vol. 1

By Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King

 

They had me at “Hello.”  Okay, that’s not quite true.  They actually had me by the second paragraph of the introduction when Stephen King reminded us that vampires are…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 22, 2011 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

'Inanna's Tears' is ancient drama, modern fun

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 19, 2011 -- Archaia’s Inanna’s Tears isn’t what it says it is, but it’s a good enough graphic novel to overcome erroneous marketing.

 

Tears ($19.95), by writer Rob Vollmar and…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 21, 2011 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

Comics for 27 April 2011

68 (SIXTY EIGHT) #1 (OF 4)

 

ACTION COMICS #900

AGE OF X UNIVERSE #2 (OF 2) 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #659 BIG 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #14 (MR)

AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS SILENT EARTH 3 #10

ANGEL #44

ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE #3 (OF 5)

ARCHIE #620

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE ANOTHER FINE

AVENGERS #12 POINT ONE  

 

BART SIMPSON COMICS #59     

BATMAN B&W STATUE JOKER BY LEE…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 21, 2011 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Comics for April 20, 2011

28 DAYS LATER #22

ABATTOIR #4 (OF 6) (MR)

AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 06 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #154

ARCHIE SEVEN DECADES OF AMERICAS FAVORITE TEENAGERS HC

ASTRO CITY SHINING STARS HC

AVENGERS #12

AVENGERS ACADEMY #12

BATMAN #709

BOONDOCK SAINTS MOB WAR #1 (OF 2) A CVR BRUNNER

CAPTAIN AMERICA VS RED SKULL TP

CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 11

CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #144 TYPHOID MARY (C: 0-1-3)

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Added by Doc Beechler (mod-MD) on April 15, 2011 at 2:02pm — 17 Comments

100 Greatest Characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Part 2

Last week, I started my list of the 100 greatest characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s.  As with the list I did last year for the 100 greatest characters of the ‘90s and ‘00s, I decided to present the list alphabetically.  It’s hard enough narrowing all of the characters down to 100 without having to try and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 15, 2011 at 9:28am — 6 Comments

'Batman' cartoon subversively metatextual

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 12, 2011 -- It’s cliché to say that comics aren’t just for kids any more, but sometimes neither are superhero cartoons.

 

Case in point is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, now in its third and last…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 14, 2011 at 10:28pm — 9 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 122 A Forgotten Gem: World's Finest Comics # 149 (May, 1965)

“The Game of Secret Identities”

Editor:  Mort Weisinger  Writer:  Edmond Hamilton  Art:  Curt Swan (pencils); Sheldon Moldoff (inks)

 

 

 

The big news from National Periodical in the spring of 1964 was the debut of Batman’s “New Look”.   As part…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 38 Comments

100 Greatest Characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s

Last year, I wrote a pair of columns about the greatest characters of the past 20 years.  I had a lot of fun coming up with the list and discussing it with everyone here.  It was so much fun I’m going to do it again.  This time, I’m looking at the 20 years before the past 20 years: otherwise known as the ‘70s and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 8, 2011 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Comics for 13 April 2011

ADVENTURE COMICS #525 

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #6 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #658 BIG   

ANGEL 100 PG SPECTACULAR

AREA 10 TP (MR)

 

Betty & Veronica FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #213

BATGIRL #20       

BATGIRL SYMBOL T/S

BATMAN AND ROBIN #22 

BATMAN SYMBOL 3-D T/S

BATMAN SYMBOL/JAPAN T/S

BIRDS OF PREY #11  

BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #517

BOOSTER GOLD #43 

BOOSTER GOLD PAST…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 7, 2011 at 7:51pm — 10 Comments

'Sky Over The Louvre' a class act by classy creators

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 5, 2011 -- NBM ComicsLit’s partnership with The Louvre museum has produced another outstanding graphic novel.

 

The Sky Over The Louvre ($19.99) almost couldn’t miss. It’s written by celebrated…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 7, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Flashpoint vs. Fear Itself

Last December, the big two comic book companies both dropped the first hints of their major events for this year.  DC would run Flashpoint while Marvel would launch Fear Itself.  For some fans, it was like a Christmas bonus- the next big story to get excited about.  For other fans, it was a lump of coal in their…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

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