December 2012 News Posts (14)

Snyder's "Death of a Family" Joker story aims high

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

He’s the evil doppelganger of Batman, the giggling evil to the Dark Knight’s humorless heroism, the garish chaos to the Caped Crusader’s dark order. He’s The Joker, and after a year absent from all DC Comics, he’s back for what DC is calling “the seminal Joker event of our time.”

 

That’s saying a lot, given the many terrific stories starring the Clown Prince of Crime. But this tale…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 30, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Comics for 2 January 2013

47 RONIN #2 (OF 5)

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #1 (OF 6)

ALL NEW X-MEN #5 NOW

ALL STAR WESTERN #15

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #34 (MR)

ARROW #2

AVENGERS MYTHOS TP

BART SIMPSON COMICS #78

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11

BATMAN INCORPORATED #6

BATMAN INCORPORATED TP

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #15

BLACKACRE #2 (MR)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND #3

COBRA ONGOING #20

COLDER #3 (OF 5) (MR)

COMP FLASH…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on December 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

How to Remember You're a Tarzan fan

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Happy birthday, Tarzan!

 

The legendary Ape-Man first saw print100 years ago in the pulp title The All-Story Magazine, and Titan Books is celebrating with a gorgeous hardback, Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration ($39.95). Written by Scott Tracy Griffin, one of the foremost Edgar Rice Burroughs experts extant, Centennial covers aspect of the fabled adventure…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 150 Merry Christmas 2012!

It’s funny how this business of humanity works.  Like it or not, you, me---all of us---are cross-connected to everyone else.   A single, random event can alter the path of one man’s life and, in turn, affect the destinies of so many others. 

 

That’s why thousands upon thousands of children owe their…

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Added by Commander Benson on December 25, 2012 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Comics for 26 December 2012

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700
AQUAMAN #15
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1

BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #4

CROSSED BADLANDS #20

DEATHMATCH #1

EERIE PRESENTS EL CID HC

HIP FLASK OUROBOROUS

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15

MARA #1

SHADOW SPECIAL #1
STAR WARS OMNIBUS CLONE WARS TP V.3

This short list comes from Comics & Collectibles of Memphis. Arrivals at your local comics store may vary.

Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on December 22, 2012 at 4:55pm — 4 Comments

“Mechanical Plagues, Solar Computers... “ DC One Million - Week 3

Welcome to the latest in a series of blog posts looking at DC One Million, Grant Morrison's epic 1998 JLA crossover. This installment is organised around week 3 of of the 5-week saga, as we follow one of the two main strands of this sprawling eons-spanning story to its climax. There are some SPOILERS ahead...

 

(You might like to catch up with Week 1 and…

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Added by Figserello on December 20, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

DC gift guide: From fairy tales to Gotham's nightmare

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Last week, DC Comics sent me a Batman-shaped thumb drive with holiday gift suggestions on it. My first thought was: “A Batman-shaped thumb drive exists! And I’ve got one!”

 

After I stopped giggling, I scrolled through the suggestions on the drive, and found that quite a few had merit. Some, in fact, I had meant to recommend anyway.

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Added by Captain Comics on December 16, 2012 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Comics for 19 December 2012

A PLUS X #3 NOW

ADVENTURE TIME #11

AIRBOY DEADEYE #5 (OF 5)

ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY #2 (OF 4)

ALL NEW X-MEN #4 NOW

ALLIANCE OF THE CURIOUS HC (MR)

AMERICAS GOT POWERS #4 (OF 6)

ANGEL & FAITH #17

ARCHIE BEST OF DAN DECARLO TP VOL 01

ART OF DARKSIDERS SC VOL 02

ASTONISHING X-MEN #57

AVENGERS #2 NOW

AVENGERS ARENA #2 NOW

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS HC V4 AVX

BATGIRL #14 (DOTF) 2ND PTG

BATWOMAN #15 …

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on December 14, 2012 at 10:40pm — 7 Comments

Top Lines from the Last Month

This isn’t a review column.  Rather, it’s a survey of some of my favorite lines from recent comics.  It’s also a reminder of why I love comics in the first place.

 

“Keep getting the feeling that I’m forgetting something.  Like there’s somewhere else I’m supposed to be.  Teaching school?  Really?  Can that be right?  Guess I’m better off having knives thrown at my face.” 

-Kitty Pryde after the faculty of the X-Men’s new school have been abducted…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 14, 2012 at 3:10pm — 2 Comments

2012 Gift Guide: Have a very geeky holiday

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It’s that time of year, when Captain Comics quaffs an egg nog or two and makes gift recommendations for the geeks in your life.

 

To get in the mood I don my Yoda Holiday Hat, a Santa Claus hat with Yoda ears, which set me back a paltry $9.99 from the Overlords at Think Geek (thinkgeek.com). Then I decorate the tree with Star Wars holiday lights that light up Yoda or R2-D2 with…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 8, 2012 at 7:36pm — 3 Comments

Comics for 12 December 2012

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #12

ACTIVITY #10

ADV OF DR MCNINJA TP VOL 02 TIMEFIST

ADVENTURE TIME COVER SHOWCASE ONE SHOT

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #6 MAIN CVRS

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #10

AGE OF BRONZE #32 (RES)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1

AME COMI GIRLS #3 (OF 5) FEATURING DUELA DENT

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #5 20 COPY INCV A&A CVR

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #5 50 COPY INCV WARRIOR CVR

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #5…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on December 6, 2012 at 6:08pm — 7 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 35 A Forgotten Gem: Fantastic Four # 25-6 (April and May, 1964)

“The Hulk Vs. the Thing”/”The Avengers Take Over!”

 

Editor and writer: Stan Lee  Art: Jack Kirby (pencils), George Bell (inks)

 

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Added by Commander Benson on December 6, 2012 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

Azzarello's 'Spaceman' rewards multiple readings

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

There are few graphic novels that not only benefit from multiple readings, but demand they be re-read. Spaceman (DC/Vertigo, $24.99) is an example.

 

The premise alone is fascinating: The “spaceman” of the title is Orson, a hulking bruiser in the near future, genetically engineered to survive a trip to Mars and do manual labor there. But when the controversial program that…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 4, 2012 at 1:04am — No Comments

Comics for 5 December 2012

ACTION COMICS #15

ACTION COMICS #15 COMBO PACK

ACTION COMICS #15 VAR ED

ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND #2

ALL NEW X-MEN #3 NOW

ALL NEW X-MEN #3 VAR NOW

ALPHA GIRL #5 (MR)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699

ANIMAL MAN #15 (ROT)

ANOMALY HC

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #22

ARCHIE #639

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

AVENGERS #1 DEADPOOL STYLE SKETCH VAR NOW

AVENGERS #1 MCNIVEN VAR NOW

AVENGERS #1…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on December 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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