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

The big story of 2011: DC's gigantic gamble

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

As we look back on 2011, there is little doubt what comic-book story was #1: DC’s re-launch of its entire superhero universe in September.

 

Even in retrospect it’s hard to believe they did it. Never before has any publisher – perhaps any business – canceled its major…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 30, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Gift Guide III: (Super) gods, (movie) monsters and (Star Wars) heroes

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

Still looking for the perfect gift for the geek in your life? Here’s our third and last round of suggestions:

 

* Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison (Spiegel & Grau, $28) is a book that’s as hard to categorize as its author.

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Added by Captain Comics on December 23, 2011 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Gift Guide II: Archie, Spy vs. Spy, Peanuts come to the rescue

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

We’re entering the home stretch on the holiday season, and I’ve yet to scratch the surface on potential gifts for the beloved geeks among us. Here are some more:

 

* Archie Comics has been aggressively pushing the envelope the last few years, and one of the biggest…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 14, 2011 at 10:07pm — 2 Comments

Gift Guide I: 'New 52 Omnibus' would be biggest -- and heaviest -- gift

By Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

From Christmas to Kwanzaa, the holiday season provides an occasion for just about anyone of any faith to please the geek in their life with an appropriate gift. But what to get? Fortunately, the publishers are aware of the opportunity, and put their best foot forward this time of year.

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Added by Captain Comics on December 11, 2011 at 6:38pm — 8 Comments

Lovecraft's Old Ones invade IDW comics in 'Infestation 2'

Andrew A. Smith

Scripps Howard News Service

 

IDW Publishing pulled off a storytelling coup in early 2011, when they involved a variety of unrelated, licensed books with a common threat (vampires). That worked so well, they’re going to do it again in January 2012 – and they’re upping the ante.

 

“Infestation,” which…

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Added by Captain Comics on December 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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