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

Publisher turns successful business books into graphic novels

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Publisher turns successful business books into graphic novels

'Art of War,' 'Mi Barrio' among many meant to teach, inspire, motivate

 

“All men can see these tactics by which I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which the victory is evolved.”

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Added by Captain Comics on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Future Is Now: On Flying Cars, Jetpacks and 'Star Trek'

The Future Is Now

On Flying Cars, Jetpacks and 'Star Trek'

 

"Where's my flying car?"

 

That's a running joke among fans, mostly over a certain age, about how the science fiction of our youths failed to materialize. It's usually followed by "Where's my personal jetpack?" or "Why aren't we on Mars yet?"

 

Science fiction has been with us a while, going back at…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

'Inanna's Tears' is ancient drama, modern fun

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 19, 2011 -- Archaia’s Inanna’s Tears isn’t what it says it is, but it’s a good enough graphic novel to overcome erroneous marketing.

 

Tears ($19.95), by writer Rob Vollmar and artist mpMann, bills itself as a story set in one of the most crucial…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 21, 2011 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

'Batman' cartoon subversively metatextual

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 12, 2011 -- It’s cliché to say that comics aren’t just for kids any more, but sometimes neither are superhero cartoons.

 

Case in point is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, now in its third and last season. Maybe its impending demise has emboldened the creators to take the…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 14, 2011 at 10:28pm — 9 Comments

'Sky Over The Louvre' a class act by classy creators

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 5, 2011 -- NBM ComicsLit’s partnership with The Louvre museum has produced another outstanding graphic novel.

 

The Sky Over The Louvre ($19.99) almost couldn’t miss. It’s written by celebrated screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Tin Drum, The…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 7, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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