Captain Comics's News posts – April 2012 Archive (8)

'Shooters' puts soldier's internal life at center of war story

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 24, 2012 -- Shooters is a new graphic novel that puts the emotional journey of its warrior protagonist at the center of the story. As such, it’s a “war book” that takes us into places few other war books ever have.

 

Shooters (DC/Vertigo,…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 28, 2012 at 12:07am — 3 Comments

It's the Golden Age of Reprints, but not all of them are worth reading

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 17, 2012 -- My review pile is overflowing with books that are part of what has become a huge revenue machine for publishers: reprints. But this tsunami of old comics, some not seen for 70 years, raises a new question: Which are really worth reading?

 

That wasn’t asked in decades past, because prior to the avalanche of hardcover reprints, not much was available. Fans and…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 24, 2012 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

CBG #1689: I Complain Not

The Golden Age of Reprints and Back Issues

I Complain Not



By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

 

March 2012: Regular readers of this column are familiar – probably too familiar – with my belief that this is the Golden Age of Reprints. But it’s also the Golden Age of Back…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 15, 2012 at 1:49pm — 5 Comments

CBG #1688: From the "Coffee Bean Years" to "Spider-Island"

What's Your Favorite Spider-Man Era?

From the "Coffee Bean Years" to "Spider-Island"

 

By Andrew "Captain Comics" Smith

Contributing Editor

 

February 2012: In the words of Maggie Thompson, “the Golden Age of Comics is age 10.” That being the case, a character that’s been around for 50…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

CBG #1687: The Growth of Reprints

I thought it was about time I started posting my Comics Buyer's Guide stories and columns here. Here's the first one published this calendar year, from CBG #1687 (May 12)

 

More Depth and Breadth

The Growth of Reprints

 

By Andrew "Captain Comics" Smith

Contributing…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

'Blondie,' 'Young Love' offer competing visions of women

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

April 10, 2012: Perhaps it’s all the talk of women’s right on the news, but I just read two comics collections that provide a history lesson on the subject.

 

The first is Blondie: From Honeymoon to Diapers & Dogs: Complete Daily Comics 1933-1935 (IDW Publishing, $49.99). This is the second and last of IDW’s collections of the earliest Blondie strips. The first…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 12, 2012 at 9:30pm — 26 Comments

'Best of Enemies' is a GN that's as important as it is entertaining

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

April 3, 2012: Sometimes a graphic novel arrives that is more important for what it teaches than how it entertains. Such is the case with Best of Enemies: A History of U.S. and Middle East Relations Part One: 1783-1953 (SelfMadeHero, $24.95), coming in May.

 

The title sounds a little like a college textbook, and sure enough, I read several books with similar titles when I…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 11, 2012 at 11:36pm — 2 Comments

The True Horror of the Apocalypse



The True Horror of the Apocalypse

Or: Don't worry about the zombies, it's the insects that will eat you

 

An exchange on a thread about AMC's The Walking Dead about what was or wasn't an implausible coincidence in the season finale reminded me of one of my favorite…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

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