Captain Comics's News posts – June 2011 Archive (6)

'Art of Neal Adams' revisits artist's bombshell arrival in comics

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Neal Adams changed how comic books were drawn in America.

 

I still remember the first time I saw his artwork. It was in the late 1960s, and I was familiar with the major artists at the bigger companies, the A-listers all…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 30, 2011 at 8:56pm — 16 Comments

'Kevin Keller' miniseries explores a character, not a cause

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Archie’s Kevin Keller is a first in a lot of ways. He’s the first openly gay teenager in Riverdale. He’s the first Archie character to spin off into his own eponymous miniseries. Heck, that four-issue miniseries is itself a first for Archie Comics; they’ve never done one before.

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Added by Captain Comics on June 23, 2011 at 12:29pm — 9 Comments

Revived, rejuvenated Green Lantern heads for the big screen

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Green Lantern, who gets his first big-budget movie June 17, was my favorite DC Comics superhero as a child. Given the loving care lavished on the character in recent years, he’s my favorite once again.

 

Hal Jordan was introduced in1959, at the beginning of the space age. He was allegedly based on Chuck Yeager, the legendary test pilot, and everything about him was sleek, cool and hip.…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 17, 2011 at 12:00am — 31 Comments

'X-Men: First Class' turns stories from comics upside down

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

X-Men: First Class, the X-movie that premiered June 3, has been getting rave reviews. But it can be confusing to anyone familiar with the characters – because it’s not THE X-Men origin, it’s AN X-Men origin.

 

Specifically, it’s the origin…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Groups, and other improvements: Everyone please read!

Howdy, Legionnaires!

 

We've been on the Ning site for a while now, and I think it's time to assess if it's doing all we like, and what improvements we can make. I've had a couple of ideas buzzing around in my head for a while, and I'd like to run them by you.

 

1) GROUPS

When we started the Ning site, we Moderators were kinda baffled as to what to do with the "Groups" function. They looked to be redundant to the way material would naturally arrange itself…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 32 Comments

Archie 'Celebration,' 'White Indian' welcome additions; 'Strange Tales' kneecapped by Code

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

The bid by Archie Comics to become a bigger player in pop culture keeps expanding, buttressed this month by the first comprehensive history of Archie and the company that bears his name.

 

Craig Yoe’s Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenager (IDW,…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 2, 2011 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

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