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Minorities in cartoons: Jason (“Love and Capes”)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Jason, a supporting character in the comic series “Love and Capes” by Thom Zahler. Jason’s first appearance is in “Love and Capes” (first series) #8 in 2008. Jason is an employee at the bookstore owned by Abby; he was hired to replace the then-departed Charlotte, Abby’s sister and former employee. A film school student, Jason’s previous job was at a video rental store, where he didn’t manage to save much money due to buying too many DVDs. Unlike…

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Comics I’ve been reading lately (June 2013)

I thought I’d post an update (from the February entry) on noteworthy comics I’ve been reading lately. While I’m still reading the same books from February, here’s a few others to add… DC digital comics While I bailed on the “New 52″ a long time ago, I do still read DC’s non-canonical comics, including their digital line. Titles I’m reading include: Adventures of Superman: Stories featuring Superman in an anthology format with rotating writers. No “emo” Clark, Lois is present and a story focus, and…

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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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Anthony wins “Love and Capes” Twitter contest

As those of you who’ve followed me on Twitter might recall, I’ve won a Twitter contest held by “Love and Capes” cartoonist Thom Zahler. The prize? A free T-shirt featuring the comic’s stars, plus a drawing of one of the characters (Mark as the Crusader)! Thanks, Mr. Zahler… Here’s a shot of each: Despite having bought plenty of comics, this is the first comic artwork I’ve ever owned. I might consider obtaining more in the future; my current apartment decor could use the improvement.

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The best and worst of 2012 in comics

Since it’s time for “end of 2012″ lists aplenty, I thought I’d get in as well. And since everything seems to be couched in “best of”/”worst of” lists, I’ll go that route as well. So let’s start off with a look back at the best and the worst of comics over the past year. Best The wedding of the adult Kevin Keller in “Life With Archie” selling out, as well as One Million Mom’s boycott of “Toys R Us” for carrying the issue backfiring hard. …

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Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for March 2013

Here’s what’s of interest from various comics companies for March 2013. IDW Full solicitations available here. Popeye #11, $4 Popeye TPB, vol. 2, $N/A Love and Capes: What to Expect TPB, $N/A Boom Studios Full solicitations available here. Garfield #11, $4 Garfield vol. 2 TPB, $14 Peanuts #7, $4 Comic strips None. Comments “Love and Capes: What to Expect” finally comes out with its trade paperback this month! Since my local comic shop didn’t carry the miniseries (plus I’m shifting to trade paperbacks—preferably digital, though…

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Cartoon collectibles: 2012 C2E2 souvenirs

Not had anything new to add to the “cartoon collectibles” series of posts in quite awhile, but I thought I’d add photos of some of the merchandise I bought at this year’s C2E2. The above is a “Love and Capes” pin bought from Thom Zahler at his artists’ alley booth. Zahler also offers L&C lanyards, but didn’t have any with him at the time. (Would’ve made for interesting neckwear for my work ID badge…) The above’s a photo of a Superman vinyl figurine (made by…

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Valentine’s Day 2012

For the updated version of this post, see here. Once again, it’s Valentine’s Day. On topic for the blog, I don’t have much to delve into, but I’ll give it a go: Animated specials Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown There’s no one “definitive” Valentine’s Day special, but an entertaining one is “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” the 1975 “Peanuts” special about how Valentine’s Day equals (in true “Peanuts” fashion) unrequited love for everyone in the cast. On TV: ABC since the early 2000s has rerun…

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Darkblade

Minorities in comics and animation: Darkblade (“Love and Capes”)

This week’s entry comes from the world of independent comics, though still involves the superhero genre. Darkblade (real name: Paul LaCroix) is an African-American superhero who appears in Thom Zahler’s “Love and Capes,” a “romantic comedy”-styled superhero series. Darkblade first appeared in “Love and Capes” #1. (Some SPOILERS below…) Darkblade acts as the series’ Batman-analogue, occupying the same non-superpowered-but-highly-skilled “creature of the night” niche that Bats does. Also like Batman, Darkblade’s alter-ego is a millionaire playboy/corporate executive named Paul LeCroix. Similar to Batman and Superman’s…

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Comic reviews: “Love and Capes: Ever After” #4, #5

Love and Capes: Ever After #4, #5 Written by: Thom Zahler Art by: Thom Zahler Yes, I’m a bit late reviewing this one versus the first three installments, but better late than never (yes, SPOILERS)… These two issues wrap up the miniseries (and, for now, this cast of characters) in the same enjoyable manner as the other books. Issue #4 sees two stressful moments for our heroes: Amazonia meeting Darkblade’s parents, and Mark and Abby dealing with tax time. We get to see more characterization…

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