Comic reviews: Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #11, Super Hero Squad Spectacular #1

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Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #11 Written by: Paul Tobin Art by: Ronan Cliquet This month’s issue features the Thing teaming up with the Incredible Hulk. Despite the cover’s image, the actual story features a more amiable meeting between the two (apparently the Hulk hasn’t learned how to properly greet someone), with Hulk considering “Rockman” (the … Read more

Comic review: The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #4

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The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #4 Written by: Sholly Fisch Art by: Rick Burchett This month’s issue, in time for Valentine’s Day (even if my review of it isn’t) focuses on Wonder Woman and Batman on an adventure where, thanks to the interference of the Greek god Eros, Wonder Woman and Batman … Read more

Anthony’s attending C2E2 in March

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I’ve just purchased my pass for this year’s second annual C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) in Chicago, which this year is being held earlier than last year’s show (March 18-20, 2011). I enjoyed last year’s show, including the panels. Unfortunately, they haven’t posted to their website yet a schedule/listing of this year’s panels. As … Read more

Black animated and comic characters: Leshawna (“Total Drama Island”)


Moving into non-American Black characters, we come to Leshawna, from the Canadian series “Total Drama Island” (and its successors, “Total Drama Action” and “Total Drama World Tour”). The series airs on Cartoon Network (in the US) and Teletoon (in Canada). Background “Total Drama” is a parody of reality shows, with the first season mocking “Survivor” … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Marvel Comics for May 2011

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Here’s what I’m interested in for Marvel for May 2011: What I’ll be buying Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #14, $3 Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #14, $3 What I’m considering buying Nothing. Comments That “Fear Itself” thing mentioned even in the mainstream press is ongoing this month. As a movie tie-in, there’s a *lot* of Thor this … Read more

Comic review: “Love and Capes: Ever After” #1 (of 5)

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Love and Capes: Ever After #1 (of 5) Written by: Thom Zahler Art by: Thom Zahler Picking up from where the original “Love and Capes” series left off is this five-issue miniseries, focusing on newlywed couple (and series stars) Mark and Abby. This particular issue focuses on two subplots: the couple going apartment-hunting and their … Read more

Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for May 2011

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Time again to see what I’m interested in for DC Comics, this time for May 2011: What I’ll be buying The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7, on sale May 11, $3 Tiny Titans #40, on sale May 18, $3 What I might buy Nothing. Comments Nice, a flashback story for “Brave … Read more

Anthony buys the Nook Color: initial thoughts

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After much consideration (and going over my future budget plans), I finally decided to buy the Nook Color, Barnes and Noble’s new LCD color ebook reader. Among my reasons for buying the Nook Color: something to read digital comics with (other than my laptop); giving the growing new area of ebooks a try; staying up … Read more

Comic review: Life With Archie #7

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Life With Archie #7 Written by: Paul Kupperberg (Archie), J. Torres (Jinx) Art by: Norm Breyfogle (Archie), Rick Burchett (Jinx) This month’s “Veronica” story sees Reggie deal with the aftermath of Mr. Lodge’s underhanded, petty attempt to ruin his life. (To think in the normal Archie universe, these words would normally fit Cheryl Blossom, or … Read more