Captain Comics's News posts – September 2012 Archive (5)

History gets illustrated in three new graphic novels

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

The teetering tower of review copies has yielded a bumper crop of historical goodness. Let’s take a look chronologically:

 

* Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels (NBM, $14.99) is a history textbook disguised as a graphic novel, much along the lines of Larry Gonick’s Cartoon History of the Universe and Michael Goodwin’s Economix: How Our Economy Works…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 28, 2012 at 2:16pm — 3 Comments

Does Hollywood 'get' Judge Dredd?

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 18, 2012: Can a faithful movie adaptation of Judge Dredd be made?

 

One reason I ask this question is because the last one missed the mark so badly. (That was Judge Dredd, made in 1995 and starring Sylvester Stallone.) Another is that I’m not sure a faithful adaptation could work on the big screen, and maybe it shouldn’t be tried.

 

That’s because…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 21, 2012 at 7:50pm — 7 Comments

CBG #1695: Psychoanalyzing Batman Part II

Back on the Couch

Bat-Therapy, Part 2

(Editor's note: Last issue, The Captain began his interview with Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD, a psychotherapist, textbook writer, book author, lecturer, and the author of What's the Matter with Batman? An Unauthorized Look Under the Mask of the Caped Crusader. She is also series editor of…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 17, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

CBG #1695: DC's The New 52: One Year Later

Succesful Series and Starts Equals Sales Surge

DC's The New 52: One Year Later

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing editor

 

The launch of DC’s “The New 52” in September 2011 was a huge gamble, and a huge controversy. Arguments will rage on about various aspects of The New 52 until we’re all old and gray,…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 17, 2012 at 12:50pm — 5 Comments

'Economix' not just an entertaining GN -- it's a necessary one

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Sept. 4, 2012 -- Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel – he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in America.

 

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures (Abrams ComicArts, $19.95) condenses and explains how modern economies work, from roughly the beginning of capitalism to the present. In…

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Added by Captain Comics on September 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

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