Captain Comics's News posts – October 2012 Archive (6)

If you like AMC's 'Walking Dead,' more thrills await in the comic book

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Oct. 23, 2012: The third season premiere of The Walking Dead Oct. 14 on AMC scored record-breaking ratings, with almost 11 million people tuning in.

 

And that’s deserved, because TWD is a terrific show. But it started as a terrific comic book, and if you’re not reading it, you should be. If you think the comics would spoil the TV show, or that the TV show makes the…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 26, 2012 at 3:03pm — 2 Comments

Things That Would Have Shocked My 12-Year-Old Self

Things That Would Have Shocked My 12-Year-Old Self

Oct. 26, 2012: As I may have mentioned a few thousand times, science fiction (and fantasy and horror) were nearly non-existent in American pop culture in the 1960s when I was growing up. The conventional wisdom in Hollywood was that "science fiction doesn't sell," perhaps because all the SF movies in the 1950s were dopey B-movies about giant radioactive insects with…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — 23 Comments

CBG #1696: Comics and convention economics

Two viewpoints on the financial aspects of the hobby

Comics and convention economics

By Andrew A. Smith

Contributing editor

 

Two excellent books involving comics and economics have arrived in time for this all-review issue of CBG; one is a book about general economics in comics form, another is about comics economics in prose. Both…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 22, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

'Lovecraft,' 'I, Vampire' are top-notch scares for October

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It’s October, so the scary is coming thick and fast – especially in books and comics.

 

Topping this week’s list is The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II (SelfMadeHero, $19.95), a collection of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories adapted to comics.  Volume I appeared in April, and was a similar quality anthology, using a variety of mostly A-list writers and…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'Art of War' combines ancient Chinese text with SF narrative

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

A number of people have adapted Sun Tzu’s The Art of War into comics. But writer Kelly Roman is the first to tell an actual story.

 

Roman’s graphic novel is set in the near future, when China is the dominant economic superpower, and Wall Street is weaponized.…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 14, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

New 'Swamp Thing' leads wave of scary graphic novels

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It’s still a few weeks from Halloween, but the scary comics are already here. Some examples:

 

* Swamp Thing has a history of renewal, and the character has been reborn once again as part of DC Comics’ “The New 52,” the line-wide re-launch that started in September 2011. The new Swamp Thing is by writer Scott Snyder (Batman) and artist Yanick Paquette (Ultimate…

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Added by Captain Comics on October 5, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

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