August 2012 News Posts (16)

Sea-going Superheroes, Mysterious Murders, Curious Cats -- oh, my!

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

What do sea-going superheroes, mysterious murders and curious cats and have in common? They all make for great comics.

 

Let’s start with Aquaman, a character almost everyone’s heard of – and made fun of at one time or another.

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Added by Captain Comics on August 31, 2012 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Comics for 5 September 2012

ACTION COMICS #0

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #7

ALTER EGO #112

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693

ANIMAL MAN #0

AQUAMAN HC VOL 01 THE TRENCH

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #2

ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #5

ASTONISHING X-MEN GIFTED PROSE NOVEL HC

ATLAS UNIFIED #0

AVENGERS ACADEMY #36

BACK ISSUE #59

BACK ISSUE #60

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP NEW ED VO3 KNIGHTSEND

BATWING #0

BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #3 (OF 4) (MR)

BIG HERO 6 BRAVE NEW…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 30, 2012 at 8:42pm — 11 Comments

Comics for 29 August 2012

ALL ACTION CLASSICS WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ GN

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #30 (MR)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #30 VAR ED (MR)

AMULET SC VOL 05 PRINCE OF THE ELVES

ANGEL & FAITH #13 REBEKAH ISAACS VAR CVR

ANGEL & FAITH #13 STEVE MORRIS CVR

AQUAMAN #12

AQUAMAN #12 VAR ED

AQUAMAN #12 ROBOT CHICKEN VAR

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #11

AVX VS #5 (OF 6)

AVX VS #5 (OF 6) FIGHT POSTER VAR

AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #2 (OF 3)

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 24, 2012 at 5:44pm — 14 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 145 The OTHER Legionnaire Who Killed (Part 1)

Responding to my Deck Log entry on Adventure Comics # 342 (Mar., 1966), in which Star Boy was expelled from the Legion of Super-Heroes for violating the Legion code against killing, correspondent Commando Cody indicted another Legionnaire for also breaking the code.

 

Cody…

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Added by Commander Benson on August 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

The Greatest Comic Book Legacies

There’s nothing quite like a comic book legacy. I enjoy watching the passing of the mantle from one character to another. I admire the interaction between different generations and appreciate the contrast in characters. I know I’m not the only one. Comic book writers often invent legacies for…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 24, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Morrison's Superman very good, but not great (yet)

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

There’s a new Superman in town, and he’s … OK.

 

When DC Comics re-launched the titles comprising its superhero universe last year, they took the opportunity to re-tool the Man of Steel a little bit. Action Comics started over with a new first issue, showing Superman in his earliest days – which, in this new universe, is five years ago. (Superman began again, too,…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 23, 2012 at 3:37pm — 10 Comments

A legend passes: RIP, Joe Kubert

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

The comics world is in mourning this week as a giant has passed. Joe Kubert died Aug. 12 at age 85.

 

Kubert isn’t a household name, but if you’ve ever read a Sgt. Rock comic book, you’ve…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 18, 2012 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

Comics for 22 August 2012

ADVENTURE TIME #7

ALL NEW BATMAN BRAVE & BOLD TP V2 HELP WANTED

ALL STAR WESTERN #12

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692

AMERICAS GOT POWERS #3 (OF 6)

ARCHIE #636

ASTONISHING X-MEN #53

BART SIMPSON COMICS #74

BATMAN INC #3

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #12

BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (OF 4) (MR)

BRILLIANT #4 (MR)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #1 (OF 5)

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1

CAPTAIN EASY HC VOL 03 SOLDIER OF…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

CBG #1694: Psychoanalyzing Batman

How obsessed is too obsessed?

Psychoanalyzing Batman

Part 1

Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

If you’ve ever wondered if Batman was certifiable in any way, you’re in luck: A clinical psychologist has written…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 13, 2012 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Valiant returns from the dead -- and is even better than before

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Comics characters often return from the dead – but sometimes publishers do, too. Such is the case with Valiant Comics, which has burst back on the scene in an explosion of high-quality books.

 

First, the history:

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Added by Captain Comics on August 13, 2012 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Super Summer Reviews

As I read my new comics the other week, I was struck by how many of them were really good.  Some amused me.  Some left me awestruck.  But they all made me happy, as comic after comic was great.  So here’s my surprisingly sunny set of summer reviews. 

 

Avengers Academy…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 12, 2012 at 7:40pm — 12 Comments

"Batman: Earth One' lives up to hype; DC offers 3 more decent Bat-collections

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

If Dark Knight Rises gives you a hankering for some more terrific Bat-stories, you’re in luck.

 

The much-anticipated Batman: Earth One is out ($25.99), and it lives up to the hype. Written by DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, it re-imagines the Dark Knight’s origin in the modern day, just as Superman: Earth One did for the Man of Steel last year. And…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 11, 2012 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Comics for 15 August 2012

68 SCARS #2 (OF 4)

ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #1 (OF 3) (MR)

ALABASTER WOLVES #5 (OF 5)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691

AVENGERS #29 AVX

AVENGERS ACADEMY #35

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12) AVX

BAD MEDICINE #4

BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM TP VOL 03 HOUSE OF HUSH

BATTLE BEASTS #2 (OF 4)

BATWOMAN #12

BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4) (MR)

BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES TP

BIRDS OF PREY #12

BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) #2

BLUE…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 10, 2012 at 12:02am — 18 Comments

Clinical psychologist 'examines' Bruce Wayne in new book

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Clinical psychologist 'examines' Bruce Wayne in new book

 

Is Batman crazy?

That’s the central issue in a new book by…

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Added by Captain Comics on August 3, 2012 at 3:55pm — 5 Comments

The Best of Chuck, Part II

Welcome back! Last week, I started ruminating about the best episodes from NBC’s spy comedy Chuck. This week, I finish the job by reflecting on the best moments from seasons three, four and five.

Season Three…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 2, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Comics for 8 August 2012

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #2

AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3 (OF 5) (MR)

ANTI #1

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #1

ARTIFACTS #20

ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 08 CHILDREN OF BROOD

ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #2 (OF 5)

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #5

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6

AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY BRADSHAW POSTER

BATGIRL #12

BATMAN AND ROBIN #12

BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #5

BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #2…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 2, 2012 at 5:41pm — 8 Comments

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