Captain Comics's News posts – March 2013 Archive (5)

Writer Scott Snyder scores with bats, vampires

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

DC Comics has released another clutch of books collecting stories from its superhero and horror lines, and master storyteller Scott Snyder has a gem in both Column A and Column B.

 

American Vampire Volume Five ($29.99) is my favorite, which should come as no…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 22, 2013 at 9:21am — 6 Comments

Robin's dead. So what else is new?

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Yes, it’s true what you’ve read all over the Internet: Robin is dead.  But there are a lot of reasons not to get too upset about it, and at least one good reason to be upbeat.

 

For one thing, this isn’t THE Robin with which most people are familiar. That would be…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 8, 2013 at 2:34pm — 11 Comments

Kim Thompson diagnosed with cancer

This statement from Kim Thompson was provided by Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics:

 

I'm sure that by now a number of people in the comics field who deal with me on a regular or semi-regular basis have noticed that I've been responding more spottily. This is because of ongoing health issues for the past month, which earlier this week resolved themselves in a diagnosis of lung cancer.

 

This is still very early in the diagnosis, so I have no…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 6, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

'Lenore' creator injured, fund set up

Hey, fellow Legionnaires! This e-mail arrived from Katharine Carroll, who does U.S. publicity for English publisher Titan Books. I've worked with Katharine for years, so I trust the source. Which is dire news, indeed:

 

Roman Dirge, creator and illustrator of the Lenore comic book series, and his girlfriend Amber were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Hollywood, CA, on February 26, 2013. One of Dirge's legs was severely damaged, but he is said to be in good…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A rich group of GNs, from The Louvre to Lovecraft, with Native Americans in between

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

What do an elegiac fugue, Native Americans and ancient horrors have in common? They’re each the subject of a terrific trio of upcoming graphic novels.

 

First up is the latest in NBM’s “The Louvre” series, in which different creators craft an original story whose only…

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Added by Captain Comics on March 2, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments

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