Captain Comics's News posts – October 2011 Archive (5)

Dark Horse anthology offers peek into lurid 1940s 'Crime Does Not Pay'

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

They say crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Does Not Pay sure did. Now, thanks to Dark Horse, we can see what made this particular comic book so successful – and notorious.

 

Crime Does Not Pay began in 1942 at small Lev Gleason publications, co-edited by Bob Wood and Charles Biro, who contributed stories and art as well. It was the first “true crime” comic book, which is…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 28, 2011 at 11:07pm — 16 Comments

'Batman: Year One' makes transition to animation with story intact

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Oct. 18, 2011 -- Batman: Year One is one of the most critically acclaimed and fan-revered stories about the Dark Knight. Wisely, Warner Bros. has hewed closely to the original for its animated adaptation.

 

Originally published as a four-issue miniseries in…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 20, 2011 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

"Stargazing Dog' a heart-wrenching story from Japan's 'lost decade'

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Oct. 11, 2011 -- It’s not often a graphic novel can bring me to tears. Stargazing Dog, by Takashi Murakami, did just that.

 

It’s the story of “Daddy,” an ordinary Japanese man whose life slips a gear and he loses…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 14, 2011 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Azzarello brings '100 Bullets' sensibility to 'Wonder Woman,' 'Spaceman'

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Some things never change. One is human nature. Another is the vivid way writer Brian Azzarello brings human nature to life.

 

“I go back to the same poisoned well over and over,” laughed Azzarello, writer of the critically acclaimed crime noir 100 Bullets, the…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 8, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

'All-Star' mixes Jonah Hex, 1880s Gotham in gritty crime noir

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service



DC Entertainment may have saved the best for last in its ambitious revamping of its entire line of superhero comics – and it’s a book that doesn’t have a single superhero.

 

All-Star Western #1 arrived Sept. 28, taking…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 7, 2011 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

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