Captain Comics's News posts – March 2012 Archive (5)

Marvel's newest 'Captain Marvel' is pretty familiar -- and welcome

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Marvel Entertainment announced a new Captain Marvel at WonderCon March 17, a character with a lot of strikes against her. But most fans are cheering.

 

The major problem is that the character can be confusing. To most folks, “Captain Marvel” means an entirely different character from a different company: Billy Batson, the boy who shouts “SHAZAM!” to become a light-hearted adult…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

Vertigo's 'Fairest' lives up to title; 'Saucer Country' takes first intriguing step

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Call it self-fulfilling prophecy, but I’ve read the first issues of two of DC’s four new Vertigo books, and I feel about them exactly as I expected to.

 

Fairest #1 ($2.99), which arrived March 7, was just as much fun as I’d hoped. For those who missed my previous column on this topic (and for shame!), Fairest is a spinoff from Vertigo’s popular and award-winning…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — 24 Comments

'American Vampire Vol. 3' climaxes two stories in bloodsucker saga

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

The comic-book series American Vampire started small, with just one bloodsucker in the Old West. But now, as is evidenced by the recently released third hardback collection, it has expanded to include a burgeoning cast, a vast back story and genuine historical sweep.

 

American Vampire is the brainchild of Scott Snyder, a writer whose credits include Batman…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 17, 2012 at 11:14pm — 5 Comments

Vertigo re-launches with four new titles

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

DC’s re-launch of its 52-title superhero line last September made explosive headlines, and now the publisher is upgrading its mature-reader line, Vertigo – albeit on a somewhat smaller scale.

 

Four new titles launch in March, three ongoing and one miniseries. DC recently published a preview, given away free at comic shops, with seven pages of each new series. That’s not enough to really…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 8, 2012 at 1:49pm — 12 Comments

John Carter is great-granddaddy of space opera

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

If you’re wondering who John Carter is, and why there’s a big, splashy movie about him premiering March 9, let me add two words that will make it all clear:

 

Of. Mars.

 

Does “John Carter of Mars” sound more familiar? It should, because he’s a character that’s been around for exactly a century. His first story began in 1912 in the pulp magazine The All-Story, and…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — 31 Comments

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