Anthony’s picks for DC Comics for April 2011

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Time again for my picks and remarks about DC Comics for April 2011: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-april-2011-solicitations-110120.html What I’ll be buying The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #6, on sale April 13, $3 Tiny Titans #39, on sale April 20, $3 What I’ll consider buying None. Comments This marks the first month of DC’s new post-Comics … Read more

“Love and Capes” returns in February for a five-part miniseries

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Thom Zahler’s “superhero romantic comedy” series “Love and Capes” is returning in February (in time for Valentine’s Day) for a five-issue miniseries entitled “Love and Capes: Ever After.” The miniseries picks up where the previous comic series left off, focusing on the married life of newlywed couple Mark and Abby. Zahler was recently interviewed by … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Marvel Comics for April 2011

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Here’s what’s of interest from me for Marvel for April 2011. No specific dates beyond “April” are given, which strikes me as poor planning (or makes less accurate the ability to plan my purchases, anyway): Newsarama.com : Marvel Comics’ APRIL 2011 SOLICITATIONS What I’ll be buying: Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #13, $3 Super Hero Squad … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for April 2011

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Time again for my monthly look at what’s coming out from Archie Comics, this time for April 2011. Dates listed in order of comic shop/newsstand release: http://www.majorspoilers.com/archie-comics-for-april-2011 What I’ll be buying Archie & Friends #154, on sale April 27/April 26, $3 Betty & Veronica Double Digest #190, on sale April 20/May 3, $4 Life With … Read more

Martin Luther King in animation

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Here’s a look at the uses in animation of the civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King. Unlike comics, Dr. King doesn’t seem to appear very often in animation. Concerns about creating offense, given most American animation is comedic? A reflection of the lack of diversity in who writes/produces animation? Just no reason or way to include a … Read more

Comic review: The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #3

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The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #3 Written by: Sholly Fisch Art by: Rick Burchett This issue’s full-length story (no cold opener) sees Batman and the Flash (based on the TV show, I assume it’s Barry Allen, though with some of Wally’s personality) teaming up to rescue the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick, … Read more

Tentative cover to Kevin Keller’s upcoming miniseries online

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As NPR’s “Monkey See” blog noted today, new gay Archie Comics character Kevin Keller now has a logo (no relation to the US’ LGBT-oriented cable channel), for the (presumably tentative) cover to his upcoming miniseries due out later this year. Nice to see the miniseries is still on track, and that Kevin will (for now) … Read more

Comic review: “Life With Archie” #6

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Life With Archie #6 Written by: Paul Kupperburg (Betty/Veronica stories), J. Torres (Jinx vignettes) Art by: Norm Breyfogle (Betty/Veronica stories), Rick Burchett (Jinx vignettes) Plenty of changes in this issue for both futures, as well as the magazine itself. In the “Veronica” future, Moose’s campaign for mayor comes to a head, as does things for … Read more

Sliding timelines in cartoons: the Mad Mod and Soviet villains

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On the heels of my sliding timeline entries on Superboy, “The Simpsons” and “FoxTrot,” let’s look at the effects of sliding timelines on characters who (unlike Batman or Superman) have some aspect of their general nature too strongly tied to a specific era to get rid of, but are still presented as still young, similar-age contemporaries of characters … Read more