Captain Comics's News posts – September 2009 Archive (9)

A Taste of the Bat from the '50s

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 29, 2009 -- Bear with me, because I’m about to recommend a reprint … of a reprint.



The book in question is the hardback DC Comics Classics Library: Batman – the Annuals, Volume One ($39.99). It reprints Batman Annual #1-3 which, when originally published in 1961-62, reprinted 21 Batman stories originally printed from 1950 to 1958.



I was really eager to read these stories.… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

More on 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies'

Today is when DC's sixth (I think) straight-to-DVD animated movie goes on sale, and they've offered up more fun stuff for us to look at. Here are two new clips from the movie (thanks to Doc Beechler for showing me how), followed by an interview with Tim Daly, who does the voice of Superman in the movie, as he was in Superman: The Animated Series.



I've also got a PR interview with Keven Conroy, the voice of Batman in both the movie and Batman: The Animated Series, if… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — 13 Comments

New Clips from 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies,' Streeting 9/29

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is the latest animated DVD from DC, which will be released Tuesday. Here are some video clips from DC, followed by the latest press release:…





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Added by Captain Comics on September 28, 2009 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Recommended: 'Big Kahn,' K. Smith's 'Batman' and Maneely's 'Black Knight'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 22, 2009 -- Rabbi David Kahn was a well-respected spiritual and community leader when he died. That’s when his wife, three children and synagogue found out he wasn’t a rabbi. And he wasn’t Jewish. Heck, he wasn’t even David Kahn.



He was a con man named Donnie Dobbs, a cheap grifter who fell in love with a Jewish girl, and transformed into the good man she though he was.…



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Added by Captain Comics on September 27, 2009 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

At Last: Early Archie Comics Archives (via Dark Horse)

It's true -- Dark Horse is going to reprint early Archie Comics, beginning with Pep Comics #22 from 1941. This is one of the last major parts of comics history that isn't collected and available for research or reading, and I'm pretty jazzed about it! Here's the press release:



ARCHIE COMICS AND DARK HORSE JOIN FORCES ON ARCHIVE EDITION



Archie Andrews, America’s typical teenager was presented for the first time in PEP COMICS #22 in December 1941.… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Column: Tweeting 19 Reviews! Don't Ask, Just Read!

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 15, 2009 -- As practice for Twitter – which apparently is going to take over the world – I’m going to pretend I’m tweeting and do all of my reviews this week in 140 characters or less. While that necessarily means shallow content, it does have the benefit of blazing through a tremendous amount of review material at one whack.



Can I do it? Is this a stupid idea not worth doing? Let’s find… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 16 Comments

DC Comics: The Other Shoe Drops from Disney/Marvel Buyout

As I predicted, DC's stepping up its game to compete with the new Disney-owned Marvel.



Here's a link to The Los Angeles Times story, one of the first to break it. But for those in a hurry, here are some of the highlights:



* DC Comics will change its name to DC Entertainment.



* Paul Levitz is stepping down as publisher (since 2002) and president (since… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

'Whiteout': A Classic GN Comes to the Silver Screen

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 8, 2009 -- Mother Nature is the scariest killer of them all. That’s what I took away from Whiteout, the 1998 miniseries from Oni Press that was collected as a graphic novel in 2001, and is now a movie, premiering Sept. 11.



It’s not that Mama Nature kills any more savagely or brutally or frequently than human beings. We’re actually pretty good at that.…



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Added by Captain Comics on September 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Column: What Disney/Marvel Will Probably Mean

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 1, 2009 -- Yes, it’s true: Disney bought Marvel Comics for $4 billion.



Let’s get the jokes out of our system right away: The House of Mouse buys the House of Ideas, Spider-Mouse and Duckdevil, Fantasia Four (Billion).



But what does it mean? Obviously, Disney isn’t going to blab about its plans, but we do know some things and can guess some others. Here are the questions I hear the… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 5, 2009 at 12:04pm — 3 Comments

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