Captain Comics's News posts – April 2010 Archive (6)

Free Comic Book Day: Two retailer views

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Comics are much in the news these days … especially the free ones.



ITEM: Yes, it’s time once again for Free Comic Book Day, the annual disbursement of actual,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 29, 2010 at 12:15pm — 10 Comments

Calling all Legionnaires: Contribute to comics scholarship -- and a book!

Attention comics fans:



Dr. Robin S. Rosenberg, editor of The Psychology of Superheroes (Benbella Press, $17.95) and "The Superheroes" blog at Psychology Today's site, needs our help. She's working on a book at Oxford Press with comics scholar Pete Coogan titled What Is a Superhero? And she needs data… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 21 Comments

New 'American Vampire' combines Westerns, bloodsuckers -- and Stephen King

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



A lot of novelists, screenwriters and other big names are writing comics these days, but it’s still a jaw-dropper when Stephen King does.



That’s his name at the top of American Vampire, a new ongoing series at DC’s mature readers Vertigo line. Each issue actually contains two stories, only one by King,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 22, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Nbm's 'Odd Hours' GN makes the most of its Louvre setting

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



April 13, 2010 -- I’ve been reading comics for more than 40 years, and I still learn something every month.



One especially good teacher is the series of graphic novels commissioned by The Louvre, the famous French art museum. The various books in this series are individual visions by various European creators, with no connection other than all… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

'Mysterius the Unfathomable': A raunchy, charming tale of a jerk

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



April 6, 2010 -- What if the world operated on a system of magic that only a few knew – and one of those few was a jerk who basically used it to cadge free meals?



That’s not exactly the premise of the graphic… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 8, 2010 at 2:07pm — 6 Comments

Westerns, samurais, pulp fiction, science fiction meet in 'Robotika'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Alex Sheikman’s series Robotika is a lot of things, but if pressed I’d call it a fable. A really, really violent fable.



Sheikman, who moved to the U.S. from Russia… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on April 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

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