Captain Comics's News posts – June 2012 Archive (6)

'Happy Prince' a noble enterprise; Modesty Blaise reveals her charms

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

There’s nothing an ink-stained wretch like this reviewer can add to the poignancy and lyrical beauty of Oscar Wilde’s stories. Fortunately, there’s plenty legendary artist P. Craig Russell can add, as he does in The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 5: The Happy Prince (NBM, $16.99).

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Added by Captain Comics on June 21, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

'Gone to Amerikay' a quintessentially American story

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

The new Gone to Amerikay (DC/Vertigo, $24.99) is not only a terrific graphic novel, it is a quintessentially American one.

 

The plot is actually three plots, following three Irish characters who arrive in America in three different time periods (although the…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 14, 2012 at 10:41am — 3 Comments

CBG #1691: Rectifying a reprint wrong

The Captain confesses

Rectifying a reprint wrong

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

The Captain’s readers – honorary members of the Legion of Superfluous Heroes, all! – have been pretty vocal of late. This month’s mailbag contains questions about comic strips, the best “Favorite Find” story I’ve…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 10, 2012 at 3:09pm — 4 Comments

Legionnaire Lee Houston Jr. strikes again!

Lee Houston, who created "Hugh Monn, Private Detective," has another title out from Pro Se Press. Looks like "Project Alpha" has a superhero-y flavor, and deserves our support! Here's the press release:

From Pro Se Press

June 3, 2012

Pro Se Productions, a leader in New Pulp, announces its latest title from Pro Se author Lee Houston, Jr.!



From the creator of Hugh Monn, Private Detective, comes PROJECT ALPHA!  A tale of cosmic…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Surprise hit 'Animal Man' collected, 'Second Wave' continues with three new titles

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

May was a big month for DC Comics, and it saved some of the best for last.

 



The first collections of DC’s New 52 – the massive re-launch of the publisher’s entire line of superhero titles, which took place last September – arrived in May, with predictable big titles…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 8, 2012 at 3:36pm — 3 Comments

'Batman: Death by Design' a GN designed to be good

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

May 29, 2012 -- Award-winning book designer Chip Kidd loves design. And he loves Batman. And he loves comics. And he loves writing. Combine all that, and you get his first graphic novel, Batman: Death by Design (DC Comics, $24.99).

 

Kidd has written a couple of novels, several comic-book stories and some non-fiction books (two on Batman). But this was his first long-form comics…

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Added by Captain Comics on June 1, 2012 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

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