Captain Comics's News posts – March 2010 Archive (9)

What is missing in 'The Golden Age of Reprints'?

Anyone who reads my stuff (or that of Jeff of Earth-J) has heard the phrase "Golden Age of Reprints."



Because it is. I've been collecting comics since 1963, and for many decades finding a reprint from before the Silver Age was hard to come by. I have many hundreds of those reprints, of course, from a variety of venues, like Fantasy Masterpieces or DC Super Specials. But there are… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 28, 2010 at 5:00am — 83 Comments

From 'Batman' to 'Hustle': Variety is the spice

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 23, 2010 -- I don’t like all comics, which is a good thing. It means there’s a variety of product out there for all audiences, as this week’s sample demonstrates.



For example,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

'The Executor': Damaged people hip-deep in mystery

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 16, 2010 -- Is it a requirement in crime fiction that everybody is kind of unlikeable?



That’s the situation in Vertigo Crime’s latest graphic novel, The Executor… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

'Antivirus 2010' virus alert

I got a virus today from Newsarama, that I didn't get yesterday. I fixed it, but it took me a couple of hours to figure out how, so let me save you guys the trouble. If you get an error message from "Antivirus 2010" from your own computer telling you you've been infected, e-mail me. We'll fix it in 10 minutes.



Remember: If you suddenly get messages from your own Microsoft Security software, complete with links and word balloons to your own task bar/software, DON'T CLICK ANYTHING. Just… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 15, 2010 at 1:54am — 5 Comments

Reviews: Not all reprints created equal

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



March 9, 2010 -- I’ve raved about this being the “golden age of reprints” before, but that doesn’t mean that everything old is worth buying:



* I wish I knew the editorial reasoning behind… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Maxing the mini: Marvel's accelerated use of the limited series

Here's a question for the Legionnaires: Is the mini-series the future of Marvel Comics?



They appear to be placing unusual bets on on it. I noticed this when I was forced to cut back on comics purchases, and decided to keep ongoing series on my pull list at the Local Comics Shop, and order mini-series and one-shots only from Westfield Comics. But while my stack at the comic shop has continued to decrease, my Westfield bill has remained steady -- despite a number of mini-series wrapping… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

DC's plans for Green Arrow: Has the target moved?

I knew Twitter had to be good for something.



Elsewhere on this board, discussion over the ending of Justice League: Cry for Justice was largely negative. The fates of Green Arrow, Lian, Roy Harper and Star City provoked more than a few gripes. But perhaps things aren't what they seem. This afternoon (Wednesday, March 10) new head creative poo-bah at DC Comics Geoff Johns posted a series of tweets on Twitter about everyone's favorite Emerald… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 10, 2010 at 11:00pm — 16 Comments

The Avengers strike back!

Say what you like about Brian Michael Bendis -- and this board has lots of strong opinions! -- from my perspective, he has converted the Avengers franchise into the core of the Marvel Universe.



After the X-Men emerged as the industry's top franchise in the early 1980s, Avengers and its related titles (… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on March 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 25 Comments

Vertigo's 'Greek Street' blends old blood and new

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Mar. 2, 2010 -- I’ve had to read Greek Street, the new series by Vertigo, twice to understand it.



Not that it’s badly written -- quite the contrary. It’s by Peter Milligan, who’s been working the comics vineyards for years, honing his craft. …



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Added by Captain Comics on March 5, 2010 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

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