August 2011 News Posts (17)

Comics hitting stores on August 31, 2011



















AMAZING AGENT JENNIFER GN VOL 01 (C: 0-1-1)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #668 SPI

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN INFESTED #1 SPI

ANGEL & FAITH #1 JO CHEN CVR (C: 1-0-0)

ANGEL & FAITH #1 STEVE MORRIS CVR (C: 1-0-0)

ANNIHILATORS HC GARNER CVR

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Added by Doc Beechler (mod-MD) on August 26, 2011 at 1:36pm — 15 Comments

Reviewing the Reviewers

I like reading a good review. 

            Let me clarify that.  I like reading a well-written review.  A well-written review can be a positive review or a negative review.  Negative opinions can be interesting or informative.  Positive opinions can be edifying or appealing.  In either case, a well-written review can be an enjoyable experience on its own.

            But there is an art to writing a good review.  A review, whether negative or positive, should enlighten the…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 25, 2011 at 10:10pm — 8 Comments

The future arrives with DC's 'New 52'

 

The future arrives with DC's 'New 52'

 

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

On Aug. 30, comic-book fans, some in costume, will line up in front of Midtown Comics in New York's Times Square. It's a party, although some fainthearts fear it will be a wake.

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Added by Captain Comics on August 24, 2011 at 9:19pm — 13 Comments

Relocating the Marvel Universe turns to Washington, D.C.

It's been months since my last edition of "Relocating the Marvel Universe," where I profiled the Marvel heroes of Virginia.

What's this you ask? Superheroes in Virginia? Yep, in this blog series, I've moved the heroes of the M.U. out of the…

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Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on August 20, 2011 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

Reviewed: 'Sacco & Vanzetti,' 'Poe's Tales of Mystery,' Eisner's 'P.S.'

Rick Geary asks: Were Sacco  and Vanzetti murderers or victims?

 

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Aug. 16, 2011 -- Like most Americans, I first heard about the Sacco and Vanzetti trial in eighth-grade American history class. But it took Rick Geary’s new graphic novel for me to really learn about it.

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Added by Captain Comics on August 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 22 The New Look Batman---Back to Basics

By 1963, the Batman titles were dancing on the edge of oblivion.

 

Clearly, putting the Masked Manhunter in a science-fiction milieu had failed to grab readers---which vindicated Bat-editor Jack Schiff, who had argued, insightfully, that SF ran contrary to the core concept of the Batman as a…

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Added by Commander Benson on August 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Catching Up on Comics (Part 3- The Almost All-X-Men Edition)

I’m also caught up writing about catching up on comics.  I was on the road (or in the air) for most of June and July so when I finally got home, I had a huge stack of comics waiting for me.  That’s a treat, although it can be a little intimidating too.  On the bright side, I was able to read multiple…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 19, 2011 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

Comics for 24 August 2011

ACTION COMICS #904 (DOOMSDAY)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #18 (MR)

ANNE RICE SERVANT OF THE BONES #1 (OF 6)

ARCHIE #624

ARCHIE AMERICANA HC VOL 01 THE 40S

ASTONISHING X-MEN #41



BART SIMPSON COMICS #62

BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #5 (OF 5)

BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #5 (OF 5)

BATMAN INCORPORATED #8

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #5 (RES)

BATMAN UNDER THE RED HOOD TP

BETTY & VERONICA #255

BLACKJACKED & PISTOL WHIPPED CRIME DOES NOT PAY

BLUE… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 18, 2011 at 9:26pm — 13 Comments

Comics for 17 August 2011

99 DAYS HC (RES) (MR)



ALL NIGHTER #3 (OF 5)

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #157

AVENGERS #16 FEAR

AVENGERS ACADEMY #18 FEAR



BATMAN #713

BOYS BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER #2 (MR)

BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 01 NEW WORLD

BREED COL VOL 02 BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES TP (MR)



CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #3 (OF 5)

COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HC VOL 07

COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 16 1981-1982

CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #7 (OF… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 13, 2011 at 2:56pm — 9 Comments

Catching Up on Comics (Part 2)



Last week, I started a review of the many comics I read after returning from my travels in June and July.  It was…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 12, 2011 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

'Young Justice' fun TV for comics fans

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Cartoon Network’s Young Justice cartoon isn’t your daddy’s Teen Titans. It’s not even your older brother’s.

 

Young Justice is its own…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 21 The Science-Fiction Batman---BEM's in His Belfry

Among amateur comic-book historians, National Periodical Publications (DC) editor Jack Schiff is often tagged as “the man who nearly ruined Batman.”

 

In the late 1950’s, the Batman was yanked from his familiar dark alleys and moonlit rooftops, to be thrust into alien…

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Added by Commander Benson on August 10, 2011 at 4:27pm — 11 Comments

Reflections #1--Marvel's Missed Opportunity

This is my first Blog attempt and I've been thinking about it for a while now. I picked the title "Reflections" because you can see reflections in Gold, Silver, Bronze and the Brand New. Comics have always reflected pop culture, politics, social issues, current events and the world that they were created in. These are my opinions, my views and my conclusions. And I welcome comments and corrections.

With the relevation of the New Ultimate Spider-Man being half-Latino, half African…

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Added by Philip Portelli on August 8, 2011 at 6:56pm — 13 Comments

Comics for 10 August 2011

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #10

ALL WINNERS SQUAD BAND OF HEROES #3 (OF 8)

ALPHA FLIGHT #3 (OF 8) FEAR

ALTER EGO #103

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #667 SPI

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC

AMERICAN VAMPIRE SURVIVAL FITTEST #3 (OF 5) (MR)

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

AR TONELICO VISUAL BOOK SC

ARCHIES MAD HOUSE HC VOL 01

ARTIFACTS #9 (OF 13)



BACK ISSUE #50

BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #1

BATGIRL #24

BATMAN 80… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 5, 2011 at 9:36pm — 8 Comments

Catching Up on Comics (June and July)

I was travelling for roughly 6 out of 7 weeks in June and July.  Among other things, that means I fell way behind in my comic book reading.  I still managed to make it to the shop occasionally and pick up whatever was sitting in my pull box.  But I simply couldn’t keep up with that many comics…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 5, 2011 at 10:56am — 13 Comments

Titan books put spotlight on Captain America co-creator Joe Simon

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

July 26, 2011 -- With the arrival of the Captain America movie, Titan has released two excellent books shining a light on the character’s creators.

 

For those just coming in, Cap was created in 1941 by Joe…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Behind the comic-book ad: Record Club of America

I moved to York, Pa., about 12 years ago, and my wanderings through the area lead me to an interesting discovery: This was once the headquarters to the Record Club of America, a company that frequently advertised in 1970s-era comics.

Through a little bit of internet Google-fu and some on-site snooping, I've found a little bit about the company that duked it out with BMG and Columbia House, two more well-known music mail-in clubs.

You can read all about it in the…

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Added by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on August 1, 2011 at 9:21pm — 6 Comments

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