OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Review: The Dark Knight Rises
Every generation gets its own Batman, and perhaps each generation gets the Batman it deserves.
When movies are part of a set, like this one is, it's hard to judge each one on its own merits, and ther... Posted on 8/9/12 at 3:32 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Dirty Talk, or, Compost Conversation
You know, if you limit your conversation to non-controversial topics, you'll never talk at all. And considering that these days people get pretty sensitive about a wide variety of subject matter -- no... Posted on 3/22/12 at 3:03 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Valentine's Day Activity for the Classroom
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love and caring for other people. Newspapers often contain special features and advertisements that focus on Valentine's Day. Even the comic strips in your newspa... Posted on 2/13/12 at 7:00 AM
THE NEW FORTY The depth of the wound...
I have a soft spot...okay...so I have a few soft spots, but let's not go there today. Today I want to talk about soldiers (probably my number one soft spot) and the impact their service can have on th... Posted on 6/1/10 at 2:45 PM
The story of South Korean rap sensation Psy's ascent to global stardom with his megahit "Gangnam Style" has now been immortalized in full color and with appropriate dramatic flourishes in a comic book.
In comics, the first issue is where the story starts and the legend begins. For readers, a print copy of issue one can be hard to find and expensive to buy. But those rules don't apply to tablets, laptops and smartphones both for comics fans and those curious about characters they may have seen in film or on television.
Captain America, the Joker and a human-sized puppy were among the cast of characters who turned out Saturday in Fargo for the annual Comic-Con event. More than 500 people are estimated to have turned out for the third annual event that celebrates comic books and pop culture.
Anyone who's worked on a farm knows there can be some down time. Some people spend it playing on their phone, listening to music or reading. Penny Nash took the time to draw and that interest in the arts blossomed into a life-long passion and a weekly comic in the local newspaper.
Billy Wright's 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman's first appears.
The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide's list of top 100 issues from comics' golden age. "The scope of this collection is, from a historian's perspective, dizzying," said J.C. Vaughn, associate publisher of Overstreet.
Issue No. 600 of Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four," out today, marks the first time since January the classic team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby is back to its original roster: Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, the Invisible Woman and Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, who was last seen perishing 10 months ago.
Jeff Keane, Keane's son who lives in Laguna Hills, Calif., said that his father died of congestive heart failure with one of his other sons by his side after his conditioned worsened during the last month. All of Keane's five children, nine grandchildren and great-granddaughter were able to visit him last week, Jeff Keane said.
Like other titles already announced this week, "Blue Beetle," "Suicide Squad" and "Stormwatch" have key characters sporting new looks — Joker paramour Harley Quinn has ditched her jester-inspired threads for a decidedly Goth-inspired ensemble — with a more contemporary feel and change of place.
Peanuts comics, which first appeared in 1950 in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, still appear in 2,200 newspapers in 75 different countries. A handful of new projects is in the works. A new social media game began on Facebook and Twitter last month to "Countdown to the Great Pumpkin," and the comic strip has made its way to a popular gaming website for millions of children.
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