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

'Flash' co-writers see hopeful future for Scarlet Speedster

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

The Flash has always been an important character in DC Comics mythology, and Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, co-writers of the super-speedster’s newly re-launched title, plan to keep it that way.

 

“I think he’s a central character,” Buccellato, who is also the…

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Added by Captain Comics on November 23, 2011 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

Reviews: 'Marzi,' 'How to Draw Chiller Monsters'

'Marzi' demonstrates life behind Iron Curtain through child's eyes

 

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

I doubt very many of us have wondered what it was like to grow up as a little girl in Communist Poland, but after Marzi: A Memoir (DC/Vertigo, $17.99), I doubt many of us will ever forget it.

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Added by Captain Comics on November 17, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

What We Truly Fear

"We have met the enemy and they are us" -- Pogo Possum

 

The latest episode of The Walking Dead had me thinking about the line above, perhaps the most famous quote from Walt Kelly's long-running comic strip, Pogo. It reminded me of a thought that occasionally flits across my frontal lobe about how so many of our iconic monsters seem to represent the threat not just of death, but also -- and maybe moreso -- turning Us into Them. If you squint just right, it…

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Added by Captain Comics on November 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Graphic novel successfully marries Batman, Charles Dickens

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

It doesn’t seem probable, but a new graphic novel with Batman at the center of a classic Christmas story is simply terrific.

 

Lee Bermejo writes and draws Batman: Noël ($22.99, DC Entertainment) which tells of a Batman/Joker battle through the lens of A…

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Added by Captain Comics on November 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

'Flight of Angels' soars with imagination, skill

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

Occasionally someone executes a standard storytelling device with such dazzling skill that it reminds you why that device became standard in the first place. Rebecca Guay is that someone, with A Flight of Angels (DC/Vertigo, $24.99).

 

An award-winning…

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Added by Captain Comics on November 5, 2011 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

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