Captain Comics's News posts – September 2010 Archive (6)

Flawed but fun 'Superman/Batman: Apocalypse' cartoon has heroes, villains, action galore

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 28, 2010 -- Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, released this week, is the ninth straight-to-video DC Comics animated movie since the series started in 2008, and one of four in… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 30, 2010 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Archaia's 'Bastards' fun but not pretty

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



When you buy a graphic novel from Archaia Press, you know one thing: It probably won’t be like any other graphic novel you’ve ever read. Hybrid Bastards ($17.95) is a case in point.…



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Added by Captain Comics on September 23, 2010 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Dr. Solar makes triumphant return at Dark Horse

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 14, 2010 -- “Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom” is a superhero who refused to die – because two publishers wouldn’t let him.



Solar was one of the “big four” characters of Western Publishing’s Gold Key line… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 16, 2010 at 2:28pm — 13 Comments

Latest Arkham Asylum GN goes too light on the crazy

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Sept. 7, 2010 -- Ever since Grant Morrison’s 1989 Arkham Asylum: A Serious Place on Serious Earth became a huge hit and an evergreen graphic novel, stories about the notorious mental hospital where The Joker is kept have become something of a cottage industry. Unfortunately, the latest in this genre,… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

CBG wants to know: 'Why Comics?'

Hey, gang!



Comics Buyer's Guide
#1672 is celebrating comics collecting. For my contribution, I'd like to profile the Legionnaires who are willing to participate. To do so, simply write something brief that answers the questions:

  • Why comics?
  • What made you start collecting comics?
  • Why do you collect comics?
  • Why do you continue to do so?
Et cetera. They're trying to capture the joy of the… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 3, 2010 at 3:36pm — 17 Comments

'Secret History' takes surprising approach to alternate history genre

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



Aug. 31, 2010 -- In many ways, Archaia’s The Secret History Omnibus ($34.95) is what I expected it to be – but it also managed to surprise me.



The Omnibus, which… Continue

Added by Captain Comics on September 3, 2010 at 3:29pm — 4 Comments

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