Captain Comics's News posts – May 2009 Archive (4)

Running Man

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



May 26, 2009 -- He launched the superhero revival in 1956, which continues to this day. He ran for 30 years as the Fastest Man Alive, in his own title, in the Justice League, as a guest star and on TV. He’s been gone for 23 years, after having died heroically in a cosmic crisis and replaced by his own protégé.…



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Added by Captain Comics on May 28, 2009 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Snikkity-Snickt

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



April 28, 2009 -- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, premiering May 1, seems a straightforward concept. The X-Men movies were popular, and Wolverine was the most popular character, so make a movie about him.



But there’s really nothing straightforward about the history of the feral X-Man – and the movie won’t make it any simpler. Let me X-plain:…



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Added by Captain Comics on May 27, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heading to the Tower

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



May 12, 2009 -- Marvel’s Dark Tower: Treachery has topped the New York Times graphic-novel best-seller list for two weeks, and there’s a reason for that: It’s really, really good.



Treachery continues Marvel’s history of Roland Deschain, the protagonist of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” novel series, that began with the first two best-selling DT graphic novels, The Gunslinger Born and The… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 27, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

To Boldly Reboot...

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



May 19, 2009 -- As Star Trek continues to soar effortlessly at the top of the box office, it’s obvious that auteur J.J. Abrams has figured out how to stretch the franchise’s appeal beyond the hard-core fans. And yet, the new movie also appeals to the Trekkers (or Trekkies, or – as I call ‘em – “my peeps”).



How’d he do that? By being very, very smart.



For example, more than a few new fans… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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