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Deck Log Entry # 158 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition

I try to accommodate my readers.  Sometimes, it’s a snap, especially when the reader himself provides the inspiration, such as when Commando Cody raised the question of why Lightning Lad wasn’t held to task for killing Zaryan the Conqueror.

 

Other times, the sailing's not so smooth.  Figserello has…

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Added by Commander Benson on May 31, 2013 at 9:30am — 57 Comments

Adaptation of 'Don Quixote' will make you LOL for real

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It’s always difficult to translate a classic work from one medium to another. But with The Complete Don Quixote (SelfMadeHero, $27.50), English illustrator Rob Davis not only makes it look easy, he makes it hilarious.

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Added by Captain Comics on May 29, 2013 at 9:48pm — 3 Comments

The Many Armors of Iron Man (and 'Iron Man 3')

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

May 14, 2013 -- When a movie makes nearly a billion dollars worldwide in a week, and has the second highest opening weekend in U.S. history, it’s worth a second column. So even though I wrote about The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 last week, I’m still getting questions about Tony Stark and his armored alter ego. Let’s answer a few:

 

Q: If Iron Man 3 had the…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 29, 2013 at 9:41pm — 6 Comments

Comics for 29 May 2013

Adventure Time Annual #1

Adventures of Superman #1

Amala’s Blade #2 (of 4)

Angel & Faith #22

Asylum #1 (MR)

Atomic Robo: Real Science Adv #8

Avenging Spider-Man #21

Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1

BPRD Vampire #3 (of 5)

Captain America #7

Catwoman Annual #1

Chew #34 (MR)

Clone #7

Crossed: Badlands #29 (MR)

Danger Girl: Trinity #2 (of 4)

Dark Avengers #190

Dead Mans Run #5

Deathmatch…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 26, 2013 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Dynamite Fizzles – Again

Two years ago, Dynamite launched a limited series to great fanfare.  Kirby: Genesis would feature characters from Kirby’s late career foray into independent comics, like Captain Victory and Silver Star, and even a few discarded ideas that had never seen publication before, like Tiger 28 and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 23 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 37 Mars or Bust!

I haven’t bought a comic book, at least not a current one, in over two decades.  But that doesn’t mean my head is in the sand when it comes to what the popular things are.  Fora like the Captain Comics message board keep me posted on that; I may not know the bit-and-piece details, but I am privy to the general…

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Added by Commander Benson on May 24, 2013 at 6:30am — 35 Comments

Comics for 22 May 2013

A PLUS X #8 NOW

A PLUS X TP VOL 01 EQUALS AWESOME

ACCELERATORS #1 (OF 6)

ACTIVITY #13

ADVENTURE TIME #16 15 COPY INCV GOLDSTEIN

ADVENTURE TIME #16 MAIN CVRS

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #5 (OF 6) MAIN CVRS

AGE OF ULTRON #4 (OF 10) 2ND PTG HITCH VAR

AKANEIRO #1 (OF 3)

ALL NEW X-MEN #10 2ND PTG IMMONEN VAR NOW

ALL STAR WESTERN #20

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 4TH PTG STEGMAN VAR

AQUAMAN #20

AQUAMAN #20 VAR ED

ARCHIES 1000 PG…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 18, 2013 at 5:09pm — 10 Comments

Of Games, God, Comics and Christians

Hey Kevin,

 

I finished reading your book, Of Games & God, this week. 

 

First of all, great job.  Your book was very readable.  I started it on the flight home and finished it a couple of…

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Added by Chris Fluit on May 17, 2013 at 9:07pm — 2 Comments

Comics for 15 May 2013

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS TP VOL 01

ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 PLAYING FIRE

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (OF 10) 2ND PTG HITCH VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #8 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #8 (OF 10) 7TH ORANGE VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #8 (OF 10) ROCK HE KIM ULTRON VAR

ALTER EGO #117

AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES HC 1980S

ANTI #4 (OF 4)

AQUAMAN HC VOL 02 THE OTHERS (N52)

AQUAMAN TP VOL 01 THE TRENCH (N52)

ART OF MARVEL STUDIOS HC…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on May 11, 2013 at 1:25pm — 6 Comments

Iron Man's Mandarin born of America's embarrassing 'Yellow Peril'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Iron Man 3 brings us The Mandarin, once the Armored Avenger’s greatest foe in the comics. But The Mandarin on the screen is considerably different than his comic-book counterpart, which I think even most comics fans will agree is a good thing.

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Added by Captain Comics on May 11, 2013 at 1:11pm — 28 Comments

Comics for 8 May 2013

12 REASONS TO DIE #1

ALPHA BIG TIME #4 (OF 5)

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #0 20 COPY INCV FOWLER

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #0 PULLBOX GARBETT

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #0 REG HENRY

ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #27

ASTONISHING X-MEN #62

AVENGERS #11 NOW

AVENGERS ARENA #9 NOW2

AVENGERS ARENA TP VOL 01 KILL OR DIE TP NOW

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #15AU NOW

AVENGERS HEART OF STONE TP

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #20

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN…

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Added by Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) on May 5, 2013 at 6:09pm — 7 Comments

Record number of books shipping for Free Comic Book Day -- and some are pretty cool

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Absolutely free!

 

Comics, that is, because Saturday, May 4, is Free Comic Book Day, when participating retailers give away comic books that publishers have specifically created for the event.  Many…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 3, 2013 at 12:43pm — 24 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 157 "But I Always Thought . . . ": Superman on Television (Part Two)

In the first four days that Part One of this article was on the board, it picked up over six hundred hits.  Wow.

 

Now, I know it wasn’t because I'm such a scintillating writer.  I’m not the kind of fellow who can write a page-turner.  I’m lucky when I get the subject and verb to…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 30, 2013 at 12:00am — 51 Comments

And So the Future is Written - DC One Million Week 5

Being the latest instalment of our reasonably …

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Added by Figserello on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

An Edgar Allan Poe collection leads a trio of excellent Archaia releases

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

A new Edgar Allan Poe book is giving me the warm fuzzies. Oddly, the reason why involves Sherlock Holmes.

 

Millions of years ago – well, it was the mid-1980s – the young Captain rode his dinosaur into a…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 27, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Comics for 1 May 2013

47 RONIN #4 (OF 5)

68 JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) CVR A ZORNOW & FOTOS (MR)

68 JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) CVR B DYKE & FOTOS (MR)

ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #2

ACTION COMICS #20

ACTION COMICS #20 COMBO PACK

ACTION COMICS #20 VAR ED

ACTIVITY #12

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10)

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10) ROCK HE KIM ULTRON VAR

AGE OF ULTRON #7 (OF 10) YU VAR

ALL NEW X-MEN #11 NOW

AME COMI GIRLS #3

ANIMAL MAN #20

AQUAMAN…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 27, 2013 at 4:13pm — 4 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 156 "But I Always Thought . . . ": Superman on Television (Part One)

If a rumour is pithy enough, especially if it involves a famous person and provides a cutting irony or a satisfying comeuppance, then the public will clutch it to its collective bosom, regardless of the facts.  H. L. Mencken proved this some ninety years ago, with his Bathtub Hoax.  I learnt it myself for the first…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 24, 2013 at 2:30am — 41 Comments

Comics for 24 April 2013

A DISTANT SOIL #39

A PLUS X #7 NOW

ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY #4 (OF 4)

ALL STAR WESTERN #19

AMALAS BLADE #1 (OF 4)

ANGEL & FAITH #21

ANSWER #4 (OF 4)

ARROW #6

AVENGERS #10 NOW

AVENGERS ARENA #8 NOW2

BART SIMPSON COMICS #82

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP V2

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #19

BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #6 (OF 6) (MR)

BIONIC WOMAN #9

BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 02 BLUE DIAMOND…

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Added by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on April 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — 9 Comments

New 'Hawkeye' series is a bull's-eye

Andrew A. Smith

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No character benefited more from the success of the Avengers movie than Hawkeye, a B-list character that is currently enjoying A-list attention.

 

I don’t mean to be snarky, but let’s face it: A guy who shoots arrows isn’t very impressive on a team that features the Norse god of thunder. And his comic-book history is almost entirely…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 20, 2013 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Tank Girl: Comics on acid

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

With more than 50 graphic novels and collections in my “to review” pile, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of variety. Let’s take a look at a few:

 

* Black Paths ($24.95, SelfMadeHero) is by “David…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 16, 2013 at 8:21pm — 10 Comments

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