I can’t say I’ve ever been big into novelizations of comic books. But if it adds a chance to get a child interested in reading, I’m all for it. Capstone was kind enough to send me a selection of its hardcover line of DC Super Hero and DC Super Villain illustrated chapter books for slightly … Continue Reading →
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Saturday is the big day for comic book lovers — Free Comic Book Day. So after you go see “The Avengers,” hit your local comic shop to pick up some of the about three dozen comics specially printed for the event. Here are the titles I’m most looking forward to. I got to read full … Continue Reading →
Facebook fans in five lucky cities will get to see “The Avengers” at a special screening on April 14, a few weeks before the official May 4. Detroit isn’t one of those cities (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami won), but there’s still a chance. Five more cities will be chosen for another … Continue Reading →
Perhaps not wanting to be outshone by DC, Marvel is going back to basics with some its flagship characters starting today with “Fantastic Four: Season One.” We had a story on the site about it yesterday, with some good quotes. Go ahead and read it. I’ll wait. It’s a nice enough idea. It’s not a … Continue Reading →
After immensely enjoying the “Captain America” movie this past summer, I was saddened to see this story come over the wire. Co-creator Joe Simon has died. This follows the death last week of iconic “Batman” artist Jerry Robinson, who co-created Robin and the Joker. Here’s what Matt Moore of the Associated Press had to say … Continue Reading →
“Captain America: The First Avenger” came out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. I reviewed it in a compare-and-contrast with “Green Lantern,” and it won handily. But another “Captain America” is also out on video. Two cheesy TV movies from 1979 have hit store shelves from Shout! Factory, and I’ve got a copy of the … Continue Reading →
Two of Hollywood’s hottest young stars had superhero movies this summer that just came out on video. (Well, three if you count “Thor,” but that was earlier on both counts.) One is much better than the other, and I don’t think it’ll be any surprise to see which my opinion favors. I’m a big DC … Continue Reading →