Captain Comics's News posts – February 2011 Archive (5)

New Archie CEO leads Riverdale into the 21st century

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Feb. 22, 2011 -- “DC and Marvel better look out, because here we come.”

 

So sayeth Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, about the venerable publisher’s plans. While DC, Marvel and Archie comics all date back to the late 1930s, Archie has always been the quiet one, staying out of the news while dutifully turning out G-rated laughs for the tween set.

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Added by Captain Comics on February 24, 2011 at 11:40pm — 16 Comments

A Legionnaire makes good!

Good news, everyone!

 

Rich Steeves, a Legionnaire of long standing, has gotten his very first novel published! Woo-hoo!

 

Here's what his publisher, Seven Realms Publishing, has to say:

 

MISTY JOHNSON, SUPERNATURAL DICK:  CAPITOL HELL

 

Book One of the Misty Johnson series…



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Added by Captain Comics on February 21, 2011 at 1:01am — 14 Comments

'Vampirella' off to slow start in '69; modern Flash a whiz

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Feb. 15, 2011 -- Many retailers wouldn’t sell sexy Vampirella magazine to minors when it debuted in 1969. They believed they were protecting kids, and they were – from terrible stories.

 

Vampirella Archives Vol. 1 ($49.99) has arrived from Dynamite…

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Added by Captain Comics on February 19, 2011 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Some tantalizing tidbits from 2010: Adam Hughes, Archie comic strip, 'Harpe'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Feb. 8, 2011 -- You think you’re behind? *Sigh* Let me try to get the last 2010 books out of the Teetering Tower of Review Stuff …

 

* I initially passed on Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (DC, $39.99) because I have all the comics whose covers…

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Added by Captain Comics on February 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Books revive '50s comics as Comics Code dies

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Feb. 1, 2011 -- Ding dong, the witch is dead.

Or maybe I should say all other witches are symbolically back from the dead. Because the witch in question – the industry’s self-censoring Comics Code Seal of Approval – is the one that outlawed from comic books monsters, sex,…

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Added by Captain Comics on February 3, 2011 at 11:14pm — 6 Comments

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