September 2012 News Posts (19)

History gets illustrated in three new graphic novels

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

The teetering tower of review copies has yielded a bumper crop of historical goodness. Let’s take a look chronologically:

 

* Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels (NBM, $14.99) is a history textbook disguised as a graphic novel, much along the lines of Larry Gonick’s Cartoon History of the Universe and Michael Goodwin’s Economix: How Our Economy Works…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 28, 2012 at 2:16pm — 3 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years, Part III : Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions:

Angel: Revelations, 2008: I missed this mini-series when it first came out. I was intrigued by the stylish Adam Pollina art but I was skeptical about an Angel origin story. My first…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Comics for 3 October 2012

ACTION COMICS #13

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #8

AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01 X-TERMINATED

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 2ND PTG

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695

ANIMAL MAN #13

ARCHIE LOVE SHOWDOWN TP

AVENGERS ACADEMY #38

AVENGERS BRIDE OF ULTRON PREM HC

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

AVX VS #6 (OF 6)

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

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS

BATWING #13

BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 147 The OTHER Legionnaire Who Killed (Part 3)

For the last couple of entries, we've been talking about Lightning Lad's rôle in the death of interplanetary criminal Zaryan the Conqueror.  This prompted the question from correspondent Commando Cody, "Why didn't the Legion then charge Lightning Lad with violating the club's code against…

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Added by Commander Benson on September 27, 2012 at 12:30am — 50 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years, Part II

Age of X, X-Men Legacy 245-247 and New Mutants 22-23, 2011: I’m a sucker for good alternate universe stories and Age of X is one of the best. Mike Carey takes the Utopia setting to its dystopian, violent extreme. The island is an armed fortress from which the X-Men repel an invasion…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 22, 2012 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Does Hollywood 'get' Judge Dredd?

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 18, 2012: Can a faithful movie adaptation of Judge Dredd be made?

 

One reason I ask this question is because the last one missed the mark so badly. (That was Judge Dredd, made in 1995 and starring Sylvester Stallone.) Another is that I’m not sure a faithful adaptation could work on the big screen, and maybe it shouldn’t be tried.

 

That’s because…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 21, 2012 at 7:50pm — 7 Comments

Comics for 26 September 2012

ADVENTURE TIME #8

ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #2 (OF 3) (MR)

ALL STAR WESTERN #0

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #694

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #31 (MR)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 04 (MR)

AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 03 (MR)

ANGEL & FAITH #14

ANITA BLAKE VH TP CIRCUS OF DAMNED BK 3 SCOUNDR

AQUAMAN #0

ARKHAM ASYLUM DELUXE TITAN JOKER AF

ASTERIX OMNIBUS HC VOL 06

ASTONISHING X-MEN #54

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 03 PROMISE PART 3

AXE COP…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 21, 2012 at 6:20pm — 10 Comments

CBG #1695: Psychoanalyzing Batman Part II

Back on the Couch

Bat-Therapy, Part 2

(Editor's note: Last issue, The Captain began his interview with Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD, a psychotherapist, textbook writer, book author, lecturer, and the author of What's the Matter with Batman? An Unauthorized Look Under the Mask of the Caped Crusader. She is also series editor of…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 17, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

CBG #1695: DC's The New 52: One Year Later

Succesful Series and Starts Equals Sales Surge

DC's The New 52: One Year Later

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing editor

 

The launch of DC’s “The New 52” in September 2011 was a huge gamble, and a huge controversy. Arguments will rage on about various aspects of The New 52 until we’re all old and gray,…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 17, 2012 at 12:50pm — 5 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years

Five years ago, I embarked on an epic series of columns in which I recounted the best X-Men stories from every decade. It took me more than a year to complete my intermittent examination. With the X-Men about to be reconfigured in the fall, it seemed like a good time to pick up where I left…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 14, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Comics for 19 September 2012

100 BULLETS HC BOOK 03 (MR)

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #10

ARTIFACTS #21

ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #3 (OF 5)

ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #6

AVENGERS #30 AVX

AVENGERS ACADEMY #37

AVENGERS COMIC FOIL LOGO YELLOW T/S

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #8

BATTLE BEASTS #3 (OF 4)

BATWOMAN #0

BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #3 (OF 4) (MR)

BIRDS OF PREY #0

BLUE BEETLE #0

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #2 (OF…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 13, 2012 at 5:54pm — 12 Comments

“More than years. More than miles.” DC One Million - Week 2

[Part of our Grant Morrison Reading Project]

 

Welcome to the second part of my week-by-week look at DC One Million, the JLA mega-crossover from September 1998.  Part 1 can be found here.  Let's jump straight into the Morrison-penned 2nd issue of the central…

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Added by Figserello on September 13, 2012 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

'Economix' not just an entertaining GN -- it's a necessary one

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 4, 2012 -- Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel – he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in America.

 

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures (Abrams ComicArts, $19.95) condenses and explains how modern economies work, from roughly the beginning of capitalism to the present. In…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 146 The OTHER Legionnaire Who Killed (Part 2)

Previously, Commando Cody suggested that Lightning Lad, of the Legion of Super-Heroes, violated the Legion code against killing.   In Adventure Comics # 304 (Jan., 1963), the Legionnaire destroyed the space-cruiser piloted by the interplanetary criminal Zaryan the Conqueror.  Nothing in that sequence indicated…

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Added by Commander Benson on September 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

What’s On My Bookshelf?

Some time ago, I wrote an article about the trade paperbacks on my bookshelf.  I thought it would be fun to reprise that exercise, but this time with the actual books on my bookshelf.  What does a comic book fan read when he isn’t reading comics?  

 

The Top Shelf: This is my George…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 7, 2012 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Comics for 12 September 2012

ACTIVITY #8

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #3

ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP

AMAZING FANTASY #15 WALL POSTER

AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #4 (OF 5) (MR)

AVENGERS #1 WALL POSTER

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7

AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST TP

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 (OF 12) AVX

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12

BAD MEDICINE #5

BATGIRL #0

BATMAN #0

BATMAN AND ROBIN #0

BATMAN ARKHAM CITY TP

BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #6

BEFORE…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 7, 2012 at 1:45pm — 8 Comments

Many Septembers from Now: DC One Million - Week 1

"We were just sitting around talking, about how they've done the zero issues, and what's the most ludicrous thing you could think of in the other direction. Issue one million was the answer. I suggested it as a crossover and it just grew out of the idea of what would be these titles' millionth issues, and what year it would all take place in?"

Grant Morrison, describing the origin of DC One Million.

(from Writers on Comics…

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Added by Figserello on September 3, 2012 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

A Different Perspective on Spider-Man

I recently read the Stan Lee- Steve Ditko Spider-Man for the first time. It was an interesting exercise, to say the least. This is one of the revered hallmarks of comic books, the foundation of Marvel and the beginning of modern storytelling. At times, I caught glimpses of the greatness everyone else…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 1, 2012 at 8:11pm — 13 Comments

A Fun Holy Grail of Comic Collecting Story

Here is a cool story about my LCS owner, Dave, and the Holy Grail he found in a recent stack of books he purchased.  Do you have any good stories of diamonds in the collecting rough?

http://www.rpsteeves.com/2012/09/a-true-comics-holy-grail.html

Added by Rich Steeves on September 1, 2012 at 6:54pm — 3 Comments

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