Captain Comics's News posts – July 2012 Archive (4)

Archia's content varies, but not its high quality

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

When I think of how amazingly versatile comics are, I think of publishers like Archaia Entertainment. They’ve just published six graphic novels – none involving superheroes, no two remotely alike, and all of them beautifully done.

 

Leaping to the top of the list…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 23, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

CBG #1693: Preview-Palooza!

Upcoming Comics for Your Reading Pleasure

PREVIEW-PALOOZA!

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing Editor

 

2012 has been a pretty good year so far in comics. But what’s coming this summer may put  what’s come before in the shade. A number of publishers were enthusiastic enough to answer our call for a…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 11, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Who is Gwen Stacy?

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Who the heck is Gwen Stacy?

 

That is likely to be a question a lot of movie-goers will be asking as they watch The Amazing Spider-Man, premiering this week. For the answer, we have to go back to the early years of Spider-romance, even before the Wall-Crawler’s most famous girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson.

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Added by Captain Comics on July 6, 2012 at 2:43pm — 11 Comments

'Modern Cartoonist' explores multifacted Daniel Clowes; 'Kids Comics' necessary for parents

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

I’ve never been a fan of Daniel Clowes, but a recent art book has changed my mind.

 

Not that I don’t admire Clowes’ craft and skill – I do, I do. He’s the writer/artist of the Ghost World graphic novel, and the screenwriter of the 2001 movie (starring Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi and a teenage Scarlett Johansson). His writing is nuanced, subtle and open to interpretation; his artwork is detailed,…

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Added by Captain Comics on July 1, 2012 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

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