Captain Comics's News posts – May 2010 Archive (5)

Kubert's pencils depict grit of war in 'Dong Xoai' GN

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



No American comics artist is better known for war stories than Joe Kubert, famed for “Sgt. Rock,” “Enemy Ace” and graphic novels such as Fax from Sarajevo. That regard is well deserved, and on full display in his latest GN, Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965 (DC Comics,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Thor, Iron Man, Captain America star in Marvel's new 'Heroic Age'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



May 18, 2010 -- It’s morning in America again – at least, the America in which Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers live.



For a couple of years in Marvel comics, Norman Osborn – yes,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 20, 2010 at 2:22pm — 14 Comments

The Captain's rules finally written down!

For years I've written references to "Captain Comics Rule No. This" or "Captain Comics Rule No. That," when I thought it was pretty obvious that I was making it up as I went along. But the other day I decided to create in fact what was only in my imagination ... and write down The Captain's Rules.



So here's a rough draft, which I hope the Legionnaires will add to or revise. Feel free to argue that some ought to move up or down the list, or to add or subtract. Knock yourselves out,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 17, 2010 at 3:31pm — 21 Comments

ComicBase 14: Finally, I can throw away my notebooks

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



It’s been a few years since I experimented with software for managing comics collections, and if ComicBase 14 is any indication, they have become astonishingly sophisticated – and possibly indispensable.



As… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 13, 2010 at 10:59am — 4 Comments

Iron Man villains: Too dated for the movies?

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



So you’ve seen the trailers for Iron Man 2 and you’re wondering if this Whiplash guy is a major villain in the comics. The simple answer is "no."



The original Whiplash,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on May 10, 2010 at 12:48am — 20 Comments

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