September 2011 News Posts (19)

52 Reviews 52 (Part Four)

WEEK FOUR

 

ALL-STAR WESTERN #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by MORITAT

40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

I loved Gray & Palmiotti’s Jonah…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — 26 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 130 So, You Want to Join the Challengers of the Unknown (Part 1)

There were only two qualifications.

 

1.  Be an acknowledged leading expert in an adventurous field.

 

2.  Walk away from a certain-death disaster.

 

That’s how the original Challengers did it, ‘way back in Showcase # 6 (Jan.-Feb., 1957).  “The Secrets of the…

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Added by Commander Benson on September 27, 2011 at 3:35pm — 8 Comments

Famous Failures

DC’s new 52 is one of the most ambitious endeavors in comic book history.  While I wish them all of the success in the world, the launch has also got me thinking about the other side of the coin.  Namely, failure.  So here, for your reading pleasure, is a short overview of some of the famous…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

52 Reviews 52 (Part Three)

WEEK THREE

 

BATMAN #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 23, 2011 at 7:30pm — 28 Comments

DC's Bob Harras looks beyond 'The New 52' to long term success

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 20, 2011 -- DC Comics is in the third week of re-launching all 52 of its superhero titles in a single month, and it’s reportedly going big guns. But DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras is already thinking long term.

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Added by Captain Comics on September 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Comics for 28 September 2011

ABE SAPIEN DEVIL DOES NOT JEST #1

ALL NEW BATMAN BRAVE AND THE BOLD TP

ALL STAR WESTERN #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #668 2ND PTG

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #670 SPI

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #19 (MR)

ANGEL & FAITH #2

ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #1 (OF 4)

AQUAMAN #1

ARCHIE #625

ARTIFACTS #10 (OF 13)

ASTONISHING X-MEN #42

AVENGELYNE #3

AVENGERS ACADEMY #19 FEAR

AVENGERS PRIME TP



BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #1

BATMAN THE WIDENING GYRE… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 22, 2011 at 7:56pm — 11 Comments

52 Reviews 52 (Part Two)

 52 REVIEWS 52

WEEK TWO

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

52 Reviews 52 (Part One)

52 Reviews 52

 

This is the start of 52 reviews of each of “The New 52” #1 issues. I apologize for the tardiness; The first 13 of The New 52 debuted the same week school started at the University of Memphis, where I am now teaching classes in addition to my job at The Commercial Appeal, my weekly column for Scripps Howard News Service and my monthly articles for Comics Buyer’s Guide. The…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 19, 2011 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Retro-Review: Marvel Team-Up (1977)

This is supposed to be a high point for team-up titles in general and Marvel Team-Up in particular.  This was the year that Chris Claremont and John Byrne worked on the series, which led in turn to their magical pairing on Uncanny X-Men. In retrospect, these issues reveal the limitations of a…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 18, 2011 at 8:41pm — 7 Comments

DC's bold gamble gives us a Superman of the people



 

DC's bold gamble gives us a Superman of the people

 

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 13, 2011 --…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 15, 2011 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Comics for 21 September 2011

ALL NIGHTER #4 (OF 5)

ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS DAMNED SCOUNDREL #1 (OF 5)

ANNE RICE SERVANT OF THE BONES #2 (OF 6)

ARCHIE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS TP VOL 01

ARCHIES JOKE BOOK HC VOL 01 BOB MONTANA

ARMED GARDEN & OTHER STORIES HC

ART OF COMIC BOOK INKING TP VOL 01 NEW PTG

ART OF JOE KUBERT HC

ART OF METAL GEAR SOLID HC

ARTIFACTS TP VOL 02

ASTONISHING SECRET OF AWESOME MAN YR GN

AVENGERS #17 FEAR

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #7 (OF… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 15, 2011 at 8:56pm — 14 Comments

Retro-Review: Spider-Man versus Wolverine (1986)

It’s been 25 years since Marvel published the Spider-Man versus Wolverine special.  In some ways, it feels very much like a product of its time.  However, in other ways, it’s timeless.

The bulk of the story takes place in Berlin.  As a reference point, this is several years before the Berlin Wall was…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 8, 2011 at 9:52pm — 8 Comments

Reviewed: 'Sidekicks,' 'Hellboy V4,' 'Battlefields V2,' 'Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives V4'

'Sidekicks': A book about young adult superheroes

that young adult readers will enjoy

 

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 6, 2011 -- Falling vaguely in this column’s bailiwick is Sidekicks (Abrams, $16.95), an entertaining young adult novel set in a superhero milieu, written by Emmy-award-winning writer Jack Ferraiolo…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Comics for 14 September 2011

27 SECOND SET #1 (OF 4)



ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #11

ALL WINNERS SQUAD BAND OF HEROES #4 (OF 8)

ALPHA FLIGHT #4 (OF 8) FEAR

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #669 SPI

AMERICAN VAMPIRE SURVIVAL OT FITTEST #4 (OF 5)

ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 02

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 01

ASTONISHING X-MEN TP XENOGENESIS



BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #2

BARKS BEAR BOOK HC

BATMAN AND ROBIN #1

BATWOMAN #1

BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #523…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 8, 2011 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

I Like Ham 12: Doctor Who Book Reviews

I've recently read two books related to Doctor Who that I think those of you who are fans of the show might enjoy.  The first book is The Science of Doctor Who, by Paul Parsons.

 

 

Parsons is a scientist and a journalist, and his book is pretty much what you would expect from the title - it…

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Added by The Baron on September 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 23 Pow! Bam! Zowie! Batman Goes to Camp

For those who came in late, at one time in America, there were only three channels of television programming available, controlled by the networks NBC, CBS, and upstart ABC. Traditionally, all three networks debuted their new shows the second week in September every year. In 1965, the new fall season was scheduled to…

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Added by Commander Benson on September 3, 2011 at 9:37am — 29 Comments

Comics for 7 September 2011

50 GIRLS 50 #4 (OF 4)



ACTION COMICS #1

ACTION COMICS #1 VAR ED

ALTER EGO #104 (C: 0-1-1)

AMERICUS GN (C: 0-1-1)

AMULET SC VOL 04 LAST COUNCIL (C: 0-1-2)

ANIMAL MAN #1

ANITA BLAKE PREM HC CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE BOOK 02 (MR)

ASTRO CITY LIFE IN THE BIG CITY TP NEW ED

ATOMIC ROBO GHOST OF STATION X #1 (OF 6)

AVENGERS ASSAULT ON OLYMPUS PREM HC DM VAR ED 74

AWAKENING OMNIBUS SC (MR) (C: 0-1-2)



BAKE SALE GN (C:… Continue

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 3, 2011 at 9:20am — 12 Comments

A Continuity Checklist

DC’s new 52 debuts in earnest next week.  Justice League #1 was this week’s appetizer.  Next week, the real experiment begins.

            It’s been interesting to watch the reactions since this ambitious endeavor was initially announced.  At first, there was an equal mix of cynicism and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

Reviewed: '99 Days,' 'Uncouth Sleuth,' 'Cyclops,' 'Anne Steelyard'

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

'99 Days,' 'Cyclops' fail to ignite

 

Aug. 30, 2011 -- Maybe it’s the heat, but several graphic novels in August simply didn’t wow me.

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Added by Captain Comics on September 1, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

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