Captain Comics's News posts – July 2009 Archive (5)

JMS on Red Circle Characters: 'Here They Are if You Want to Play With Them'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 21, 2009 -- One of the most popular writers in fiction will be bringing the very first patriotic superhero to DC Comics – and no, the character isn’t who you think it is, and he’s not coming alone.



Brief history lesson: In January of 1940 – 14 months before Captain… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 27, 2009 at 3:01pm — 28 Comments

The Funnies as They Were Meant to Be!

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 14, 2009 -- Do you remember how exciting the Sunday comics used to be? That’s the excitement this not-quite-a-kid-any-more got with DC’s Wednesday Comics.



Although published by a comic-book company and appearing each Wednesday with the weekly shipments of comic books to comics shops (hence its name), Wednesday Comics ($3.99) isn’t really a comic book. It’s more like the Sunday funnies,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Simon & Kirby: The first superstars of comics

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



July 7, 2009 -- Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the first superstars of the comic-book industry, are being celebrated in a new hardback by Titan Books.



The Best of Simon and Kirby ($39.95) lovingly reprints 26 stories from 1940 to 1960 by the first comic-book creators to have their bylines on the cover, in an era that usually didn’t have creator credits anywhere at all. And well they should: Simon and Kirby… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 18, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

The 2009 Inkwell Awards Winners Announced!

Your humble Captain was part of the nominating/voting procedure, but he won't tell you how he voted! See if your opinions are mirrored below:



THE 2009 INKWELL AWARDS



June 6: Voting for the second annual Inkwell Awards officially ended on the 30th of June and the results are now posted on the official web-site (http://www.inkwellawards.com)



This year saw the voting process refined, streamlined and no longer career retrospective in theme (except for the… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Reviews: From Murder in Hollywood to "Perfect Beauty" in Korea

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



June 30, 2009 -- When the classy publisher NBM has new books, it’s always like Christmas around the Comics Cave. One present comes from South Korea, and the other is from our old friend Rick Geary.



Geary’s “Treasury of Murder” graphic novels combine three of my favorite things: History, journalism and comic books. His historical research is always remarkably thorough, and his journalism impeccably objective.… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on July 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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