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

An Edgar Allan Poe collection leads a trio of excellent Archaia releases

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

A new Edgar Allan Poe book is giving me the warm fuzzies. Oddly, the reason why involves Sherlock Holmes.

 

Millions of years ago – well, it was the mid-1980s – the young Captain rode his dinosaur into a bookstore and expended what was then an uncomfortable amount of…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 27, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

New 'Hawkeye' series is a bull's-eye

Andrew A. Smith

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No character benefited more from the success of the Avengers movie than Hawkeye, a B-list character that is currently enjoying A-list attention.

 

I don’t mean to be snarky, but let’s face it: A guy who shoots arrows isn’t very impressive on a team that features the Norse god of thunder. And his comic-book history is almost entirely…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 20, 2013 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Tank Girl: Comics on acid

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

With more than 50 graphic novels and collections in my “to review” pile, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of variety. Let’s take a look at a few:

 

* Black Paths ($24.95, SelfMadeHero) is by “David B.” (Pierre-Francois Beauchard), made famous by his riveting…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 16, 2013 at 8:21pm — 10 Comments

TV's 'Walking Dead' diverges sharply from the comics

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

You know your annoying friend who’s always telling you what’s going to happen next on The Walking Dead because he or she has read the comics? Well, that’s not going to be a problem any more.

 

With the Season Three finale that aired March 31, the Walking Dead TV show has now veered so far away from the Walking Dead comic book that they are the same story…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 6, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Valiant's first three titles launch them onto A-list

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

I hope I’m not jinxing it, but I’m going to call the new Valiant Comics a success story.

 

The original Valiant Entertainment exploded on the scene in 1989 and quickly became the third largest comics publisher in America. But the company was sold to Acclaim in 1994, and management indifference and industry changes contributed to Valiant throwing in the towel by…

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Added by Captain Comics on April 2, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

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