Tag Archives: DC

C2E2 2013 summary

I’ve finished attending yet another C2E2 comic-con in Chicago. Here’s a summary of my experiences at this year’s show: The line this year to get in was long as usual. For some reason, I didn’t see a ton of costumes while in line, though two guys near me were dressed as (in their words) “Batman cosplaying as Superman” and “Spider-Man cosplaying as Captain America.” The Batman/Superman guy had apparently heard of the Composite Superman when I mentioned to him that minor villain. Of course, once…

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Diversity issues and Black writers at Marvel and DC

Recently, there’s been much discussion online about the diversity problems facing the “mainstream” (read: DC and Marvel) comic industry. Particularly for African-Americans, the odds of working for DC or Marvel at all are apparently nearly nil. Out of their 70+-year-long histories, Marvel and DC have hired only about two dozen writers for an ongoing series (“ongoing” defined as two or more issues), per this Google Docs spreadsheet. Among reasons for a lack of diversity at the “Big Two” I’ve seen cited: the limited-circle nature of…

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RIP Hostess (and Hostess comic book ads)

The news has made the blog rounds over the past several days, but it looks like the Hostess company (makers of Wonder Bread, Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Ding-Dongs, etc.) is shutting down, claiming they can’t afford to meet the demands of their striking workers (despite indications otherwise). Hostess’ woes sound like a combination of anti-labor attitudes by Hostess’ management, inept management, plus an inability to deal with the changing nature of snack foods in recent years (both in terms of healthier snack foods and in less old-fashioned/different…

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Anthony’s trade paperback picks for October 2012

Here’s trade paperbacks of interest coming out in October 2012. DC Showcase Presents: World’s Finest, vol. 4, on sale Nov. 21, $20 Archie Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale, on sale Oct. 31, $12 IDW Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, vol. 4, on sale Oct. 30, $25 (hardcover) Boom Studios It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!, on sale Nov. 6, $14 Comic strips All comic strip compilation information from Amazon.com. AAAA! A FoxTrot Assortment for Young Readers, on sale Oct. 2, $10 BONK! A Mutts Treasury, on sale…

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Comics review: Life With Archie #1, Tiny Titans #31, Super Hero Squad #8, Darkwing Duck #3

From time to time, I’ll be writing reviews of recently-read comics. I should note there’s plenty of spoilers below. Life With Archie #1 Written by: Michael Uslan Art by: Norm Breyfogle “Life With Archie” is a continuation of the “Archie Marries Betty/Veronica” alternate-futures storyline from last year, and is being published as a magazine-sized comic telling two tales per issue—one in a future where Archie’s married to Veronica, and another where he’s married to Betty. The magazine’s name was taken from the old “Life With…

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Comic reviews: Tiny Titans #24, Brave and the Bold #14, Super Friends #24

Thought this might make for a useful addition to the blog—instead of just reading the suggested comics (in all those “Anthony’s picks” posts of mine), may as well make mini-reviews of them, so (yes, SPOILERS):Tiny Titans #24Written by:Art Baltazar, Franco (guest co-writer: Geoff Johns)Art by: Art Baltazar In this issue, we see Superboy (the modern clone, Conner Kent version) show up to hang out for awhile with the Titans, picking up Krypto along the way and introducing to the others his Bizarro “brother”, Match. Hijinks…

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Happy New Year… except for Peter Parker’s marriage

Happy arbitrary measure of the passage of time, all. In the comic strip world, looks like 2009 is starting off with dubious baggage from 2008. Marvel is forcing their “Brand New Day” strip onto the Spider-Man comic strip, albeit without involving deals with the devil. No real reason for the change, except to sync the strip’s setting with their idiotic comic book storyline. Why Marvel thinks undoing their marriage (when it’s just going to be re-done again at some point in the future) is a…

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