July 2012 News Posts (14)

Comics for 1 August 2012

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #9

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING TP VOL 02

ABSALOM GHOSTS OF LONDON GN

ACTION COMICS #12

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #6

ALPHA GIRL #4 (MR)

ANIMAL MAN #12

ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 06

AVENGERS ACADEMY #34

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) AVX

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10

BATMAN NO MANS LAND TP VOL 03 NEW EDITION

BATWING #12

BEASTS OF BURDEN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ONE SHOT

BLACK KISS II #1 (OF 6) (MR)

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on July 28, 2012 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

The Best of Chuck

I have a small Fluit Notes tradition: during vacation, I like to take a corresponding break from comic book articles and write about genre TV shows instead. In the past, I’ve written “Best of” lists for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Farscape, Babylon 5 and Lost. This year, I take a look back at five seasons of…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 26, 2012 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Archia's content varies, but not its high quality

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

When I think of how amazingly versatile comics are, I think of publishers like Archaia Entertainment. They’ve just published six graphic novels – none involving superheroes, no two remotely alike, and all of them beautifully done.

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Added by Captain Comics on July 23, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Deck Log Entry # 144 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition II . . . Answers!

As promised, time for the answers to my DC Silver-Age quiz of two weeks ago.   Not as many hardy souls posted in response this time around.  Luke…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 21, 2012 at 3:48pm — 15 Comments

Comics for 25 July 2012

AIRBOY DEADEYE #3 (OF 5)

ALL STAR WESTERN #11

ALTER EGO #111

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #29 (MR)

ANGEL & FAITH #12

APPLE SELECTION SC VOL 02

AQUAMAN #11

ARAGONES GROO THE WANDERER ARTIST ED HC

ARCHIE #635

ARCHIE CLASH OF THE NEW KIDS TP

AVENGERS #28 AVX

AVENGERS WEST COAST AVENGERS TP FAMILY TIES

AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #1 (OF 3)

BACK ISSUE #58

BART SIMPSON COMICS #73

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on July 19, 2012 at 11:53am — 21 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 32 A Forgotten Gem: Adventure Comics # 342 (March, 1966)

“The Legionnaire Who Killed”

 

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

 

 

“Talking head” stories, as a rule, don’t go over too well in comics.   One of the strengths of the…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 13, 2012 at 1:00am — 41 Comments

Comics for 18 July 2012

ACTIVITY #7

ADVENTURE TIME #6

ALABASTER WOLVES #4 (OF 5)

ARTIFACTS TP VOL 04

ASTERIX OMNIBUS SC VOL 04

AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 AVX

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) AVX

BALTIMORE DR LESKOVARS REMEDY #2 (OF 2)

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #6

BATMAN EARTH ONE SPECIAL PREVIEW EDITION

BATWING TP VOL 01 THE LOST KINGDOM

BATWOMAN #11

BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4) (MR)

BIRDS OF PREY #11

BLACKSAD SILENT HELL HC

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on July 12, 2012 at 5:08pm — 10 Comments

CBG #1693: Preview-Palooza!

Upcoming Comics for Your Reading Pleasure

PREVIEW-PALOOZA!

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

 

2012 has been a pretty good year so far in comics. But what’s coming this summer may put  what’s come before in the shade. A number of publishers were enthusiastic enough to answer our call for a…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 11, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Who is Gwen Stacy?

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Who the heck is Gwen Stacy?

 

That is likely to be a question a lot of movie-goers will be asking as they watch The Amazing Spider-Man, premiering this week. For the answer, we have to go back to the early years of Spider-romance, even before the Wall-Crawler’s most famous girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson.

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Added by Captain Comics on July 6, 2012 at 2:43pm — 11 Comments

Vampires Go to Hollywood

I was reading a couple of new comics the other night and I noticed some fun coincidences between American Vampire #28 and Angel & Faith #11.  Both issues were the start of a new story arc, "The Blacklist" for American Vampire and "Family Reunion" for Angel & Faith. 



Both issues featured a return to Los Angeles, complete with a prominent shot of the Hollywood sign.  That's not unusual.  Angel was set in LA for all five seasons of the television show and for every previous… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 6, 2012 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Comics for 11 July 2012

7 WARRIORS TP (MR)

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY RAMOS POSTER

AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #2 (OF 5) (MR)

ANT-MAN SEASON ONE PREM HC

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #4

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9

AVX VS #4 (OF 6)

BAD MEDICINE #3

BATGIRL #11

BATGIRL HC VOL 01 THE DARKEST REFLECTION

BATMAN #11

BATMAN AND ROBIN #11

BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #4

BATTLE BEASTS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on July 5, 2012 at 1:51pm — 10 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 143 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition II

I couldn’t help it.  That's just the way my mind works.

 

During a recent bit of chatter over on the message boards, I was reminded of a couple of pieces of Silver-Age trivia that I’ve carried around in my brain for a half-century, and it started me thinking about tossing another quiz at you folks. …

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Added by Commander Benson on July 5, 2012 at 12:01pm — 6 Comments

'Modern Cartoonist' explores multifacted Daniel Clowes; 'Kids Comics' necessary for parents

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

I’ve never been a fan of Daniel Clowes, but a recent art book has changed my mind.

 

Not that I don’t admire Clowes’ craft and skill – I do, I do. He’s the writer/artist of the Ghost World graphic novel, and the screenwriter of the 2001 movie (starring Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi and a teenage Scarlett Johansson). His writing is nuanced, subtle and open to interpretation; his artwork is detailed,…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 1, 2012 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 28 Who, Disguised as Klar Ken T5477 . . . .

Central to the origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes was the premise that the inspiration for the thirtieth-century teen-age super-hero club came from the twentieth-century exploits of Superboy.  Regarded as “the greatest super-hero of all”, the Boy of Steel was inducted into the Legion in Adventure Comics # 247 (Apr.,…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

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