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

'Cowboys & Aliens' movie lifts graphic novel's high concept

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

'Cowboys & Aliens' movie lifts graphic novel's high concept

 

Another comic-book concept makes its movie premiere July 29: Cowboys & Aliens. And therein hangs a tale.

 

Cowboys &…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 28, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

'First Avenger' lifts the best of comics' Captain America

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

'First Avenger' lifts the best of comics' Captain America

 

Captain America: The First Avenger, premiering July 22, looks to be the best comics-to-film movie of the summer – which is saying a lot – but is also loaded with fun facts:

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Added by Captain Comics on July 21, 2011 at 4:50pm — 10 Comments

Short Takes: Idle Thoughts on a Sunday

July 17, 2011 -- Here are some thoughts rambling through my head that aren't worth a whole post by themselves:

 

1) Marvel is ribbing DC's relaunch in their most recent solicitations by bragging about their high issue numbers. You've probably seen "Uncanny X-Men -- still at #340!" or whatever. But I've noticed that Marvel is, in fact, relaunching a lot of their long-running series on the sly:

  • They launched Hulk along with the long-running…
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Added by Captain Comics on July 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — 14 Comments

Trio of books celebrate America's rich comic-strip heritage

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

July 12, 2011 -- In the early part of the twentieth century, the United States had the world’s most amazing and unique comic strips, a legacy of innovation and irresistible storytelling almost forgotten today. Which is just one of the reasons I’m grateful for The Comics: The Complete Collection (Abrams ComicArt, $40), by Brian Walker.

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Added by Captain Comics on July 14, 2011 at 6:14pm — 8 Comments

Achtung! Everyone read about OUR re-launch!

OK, it's not really a re-launch. I just said that to get you to read this. Did it work?

 

Anyway, a few months back I asked for suggestions for how to improve the site. A great many excellent suggestions were made, especially by Lumbering Jack, but only one really requires a lot of prep time. And that is: DEATH TO ALL GROUPS!

 

Well, not all of them. But the consensus was that Groups were superfluous, and split conversations into more than one place, and were…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 10, 2011 at 12:15am — 39 Comments

Latest 'Hardy Boys' GN sets high standards, latest Vertigo Crime and others not so much

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

The Teetering Tower of Review Stuff is perilously high, so let’s bang through some of it:

 

* I usually enjoy DC’s “Vertigo Crime” line of mature-reader graphic novels, but the latest needed some tighter editing. Cowboys ($19.99) features two different levels…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 7, 2011 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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