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

DC surprises on Free Comic Book Day

DC surprises on Free Comic Book Day 

May 27, 2012 -- I was pleased to see that DC Comics: The New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1, one of DC's two offering for Free Comic  Book Day (the other being a children's book) had some actual meat in it. I wanted to point out what I noticed, and see if you Legionnaires had any other suggestions or ideas. 

Here we go:…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — 31 Comments

DC's 'Second Wave' revives, refurbishes old concepts

Andrew A. Smith

Special to The Nashua Telegraph

May 15, 2012 -- DC has begun its “Second Wave” of six new series, following “The New 52” titles launched last September.  The first four are already out, and successfully upgrade concepts that will make older fans nod their heads in approval.

 

The first two titles, Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest, re-introduces what used to be called Earth-Two. Earth-Two came into being…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 27, 2012 at 5:45pm — 9 Comments

'New 52' brings changes big and small to Wonder Woman, Green Lantern

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

May 22, 2012: Wonder Woman and Green Lantern are two of DC Entertainment’s oldest characters. But collections of their newly re-launched titles bring some surprising changes.

 

For example, we learned in 1942 that the child who would grow up to become Wonder Woman…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 24, 2012 at 11:32pm — 4 Comments

'Severed,' 'Court of Owls' are two chilling hits from same writer

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

It’s Scott Snyder’s world, and we’re just reading about it.

 

Snyder is a published author (Voodoo Heart) and has an MFA from Columbia University, where he also teaches writing. He’s in this column for writing comics, of course – a lot of comics, where everything he’s touched has turned to gold.

 

Two of those treasures were released this week in hardback…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 17, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

DC launches 'New 52' collections with its biggest gun: 'Justice League' #1

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Nay 8, 2012 -- When DC Comics re-launched its entire superhero line last September as “The New 52,” it put its best foot forward with Justice League #1. Now they’re doing it again with the first “New 52” collections, beginning with Justice League Vol. 1: The Origin ($24.99).

 

Origin collects the first six issues of Justice League, set five years ago…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 16, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Chuck Miller one of the 'Essentials'

Another Legionnaire makes good

Chuck Miller one of the 'Essentials'

  From long-time Legionnaire Chuck Miller:

  New Pulp originator and guru BARRY REESE lists 8 essential books that anyone Interested in New Pulp should read.(By the way, one of them is by me!)…







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Added by Captain Comics on May 7, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

CBG #1690: Assembling the Avengers

From comics to the big screen

Assembling the Avengers



By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

 

Avenger fans assemble! It’s the best year ever for “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”!

 

Marvel’s premier super-team stars in more than a dozen titles in April, including the…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 6, 2012 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

A learner's guide to 'Avengers' the movie

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

A learner's guide to 'Avengers' the movie

 

Avengers Assemble!

 

Those outside the comics world may not be familiar with that battle cry, but they will be after May 4, when The Avengers premieres in the U.S. According to reports, nobody actually shouts “Avengers Assemble” in the movie,…

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Added by Captain Comics on May 4, 2012 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

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