June 2013 News Posts (14)

'World War Z' proves zombies return -- which comics fans already knew

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 With World War Z pulling in big numbers at theaters and The Walking Dead returning for a fourth season on AMC in October, it’s easy to overlook the medium that incubated the zombie phenomenon: Comic books.…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 30, 2013 at 10:28pm — 3 Comments

Comics for 3 July 2013

47 RONIN #5 (OF 5)

ABE SAPIEN #4 NEW RACE PT 1 MAX FIUMARA CVR

ABSOLUTION RUBICON #1 (MR)

ABSOLUTION RUBICON #1 ELECTRIC BLUE ORDER INCV CVR (MR)

ABSOLUTION RUBICON #1 FINAL JUSTICE CVR (MR)

ABSOLUTION RUBICON #1 WRAP CVR (MR)

ACTION COMICS #22

ACTION COMICS #22 COMBO PACK

ACTION COMICS #22 VAR ED

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #6 (OF 6) MAIN CVRS

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #6 (OF 6) PHANTOM VAR

AGE OF BRONZE #33

ALIENS VS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on June 27, 2013 at 11:59am — 6 Comments

'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Volume 2' gets right the parts the movie gets wrong

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

If you’ve never read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and only seen the movie, you may be missing out.

 

I certainly was, until DC Comics began adapting Stieg Larsson’s popular thriller into graphic novel form (in two parts). And I still remained shrouded in ignorance of the full impact of the novel after reading TGWTDT Volume 1, which offered little more in the way…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 24, 2013 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

Comics for 26 June 2013

ADVENTURE TIME #17 15 COPY INCV SALUME VAR

ADVENTURE TIME #17 MAIN CVRS

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (OF 10) YOUNG VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #10AI

AGE OF ULTRON #10AI RIVERA VAR

AKANEIRO #2 (OF 3)

ALL NEW X-MEN #1 YOUNG VAR NOW

ALL NEW X-MEN #13 NOW

ALL STAR WESTERN #21

ALTERNATIVE COMICS #4 (MR)

AMALAS BLADE #3 (OF 4)

ANGEL & FAITH #23 REBEKAH ISAACS VAR…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on June 20, 2013 at 7:14pm — 10 Comments

Kim Thompson R.I.P.

Kim Thompson, long-time co-publisher at Fantagraphics, died today. Here's the release from Fantagraphics:

Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson died at 6:30 this morning, June 19. "He was my partner and close friend for 36 years," said Gary Groth.

Thompson was born in…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

What's in a name?

This site has been around since the late '90s, and has been called many things: "Captain Comics site." "The Board." "The Round Table." "The Forum." "The Website." Usually most of these have been preceded by "Captain Comics' ...", but not always -- Legionnaires have often just used shorthand with each other.

When I was forced to make some changes recently -- Ning stopped supporting our chosen design -- I threw together a masthead that reads as you see it above. I chose "Round…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 18, 2013 at 3:21pm — 38 Comments

Five Super-stories you need to read

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Has Man of Steel made you hungry for more Super-stories? Then read on, for the five essential Superman graphic novels, in reverse order:

 

5. Superman:…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 17, 2013 at 9:02pm — 18 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 159 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition . . . Answers!

I have to say, I loved the response to this particular quiz!  The responses were everything I hope for when I gin up one of these brain-teasers:  a reasonable amount of participation, a bit of brilliance from everyone who posted, some correct answers which I hadn’t thought of, and one question which nobody got…

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Added by Commander Benson on June 17, 2013 at 1:03pm — 29 Comments

Comics for 19 June 2013

100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #1 (OF 8) (MR)

A PLUS X #9 NOW

ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10) BROOKS VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10) HE KIM ULTRON VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10) QUESADA ANGELA VAR

ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY TP

ALTERNATIVE COMICS #4 (MR)

ANIMAL MAN #21

AVENGERS #14 INF

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 04 AVX

B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #234

BALTIMORE THE INQUISITOR ONE…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on June 13, 2013 at 2:48pm — 9 Comments

'Man of Steel' seeks to restore Superman as king of the big-screen superheroes

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Can Man of Steel save Superman?

 

It’s odd to think that a strange visitor from another planet, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, would need any saving. And in comic-book sales, the Man of Tomorrow is holding his own: The Superman franchise is probably DC Comics’ third-most-popular, after Batman and Justice League.

 

But from a movie…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 30 Comments

Comics for 12 June 2013

A DISTANT SOIL #40   

A1 #1 (OF 6)     

ALPHA BIG TIME #5 (OF 5) 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE LONG ROAD TO HELL #1 (MR)

APHRODITE IX #2

ARTIFACTS #28

ASTONISHING X-MEN #63  

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #16 NOW 

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #22  

BATGIRL #21 

BATMAN #21 

BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #15 

BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #3    

BLACK BEETLE #4 (OF 4) NO WAY OUT

BRAVEST WARRIORS #9

BREATH OF BONES A TALE O/T GOLEM…

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Added by Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) on June 8, 2013 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

Garth Ennis hits home runs with with 'Fury' and 'Shadow'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Two graphic novels set in the past jumped out at me recently, and when I checked the credits I knew exactly why they were so good.

 

The first is Fury Volume 1: My War Gone By (Marvel, $21.99),…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 5, 2013 at 1:32pm — 11 Comments

Knowing Who You Are Is Half the Battle

I’m a big GI Joe fan.  I grew up playing with the action figures and watching the cartoon- complete with the moral at the end of the story “now you know… and knowing is half the battle.”  I wasn’t aware of the comics at the time or I would have immersed myself in them too.  I’ve also spent a lot more time thinking about GI Joe than is probably healthy for a grown man. 

In my view, the…

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Added by Chris Fluit on June 2, 2013 at 6:02pm — 10 Comments

Comics for 5 June 2013

68 JUNGLE JIM #3 (OF 4) (MR)

ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #3

ACTION COMICS #21

AGE OF ULTRON #9 (OF 10)

ALL NEW SECRET SKULLKICKERS #1

ALL NEW X-MEN #12 NOW

AME COMI GIRLS #4

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #10

ASPEN SPLASH 2013 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR

ASTRO CITY #1

AVENGERS #13 NOW

AVENGERS ARENA #10 NOW

BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 02 PEARL (N52)

BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 01 BORN TO KILL (N52)

BATWING #21

BEDLAM #7…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on June 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

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