Posts Tagged ‘Marvel Comics’

Where to Get Free Comic Books on Free Comic Book Day

This year's Free Comic Book Day falls on May 4, noted Star Wars holiday (May the fourth be with you, etc.). But whether the force is with you or not—and no matter how you feel about J. J. Abrams—just about any flavor of nerd could probably get behind 50-plus free comics.
Local purveyors aren't messing around [...]

Captain America Sequel Shuts Down Roosevelt Bridge on Sunday

To accommodate the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the District Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge for a few hours on Sunday, May 5. The bridge will be off-limits from 8:20 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.
"The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge plays an [...]

Five Reasons You Should Probably See Iron Man 3

Summer doesn’t technically start until June 21st, but according to Hollywood, it starts today, with the release of the first potential blockbuster of the season, Iron Man 3.
Considering the sheer number of blockbusters released each summer (and this one is looking stacked), you may want to think hard on which ones are actually worth your [...]

Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat With Mike Imboden

Mike Imboden's indie superhero book Fist of Justice first caught my eye in 2005, when one of its covers quoted a classic Jack Kirby/Vince Colleta Hercules vs. Thor battle (Thor No. 126, for those keeping score). Oddly enough, superheroes are under-represented in small press comics, perhaps because they are so over-represented in mainstream ones. Imboden [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jamie Noguchi

Jamie Noguchi is a local cartoonist whose work was just pointed out to me this week. He's worked as a cover colorist on Marvel's Spider-Girl Nos. 50-52, 54-56 and Iron Man No. 59, and on Dark Horse's Chronicles of Conan and Image's Battle of the Planets through UDON studio. He also illustrated the first book [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Words Of Wisdom From Nomi Malone and Jessie Spano’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*Elizabeth Berkley plans to write a self-help book to help boost young girls' self-esteem. Presumably it'll skip the whole section about doing a movie where you snort coke, have sex in a pool, and push the lead showgirl down the stairs so you can take her place in a topless Vegas extravaganza. Though hopefully [...]

In D.C. and Industrywide, Will the iPad Save Comics and Kill Print?

Screenshots of Marvel's Apple-device application.
For print media, the potential impact of the iPad has loomed for months—even if its implications are unclear. That's still true three days after its much-heralded landing. On Saturday, Apple reportedly sold 700,000 units of the new device.
For comics books, the iPad promises a new revenue stream and a challenge to [...]

When Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield…

... it apparently ends up on the new penny. After a year of four bucolic scenes from Abraham Lincoln's life, the newly redesigned 2010 penny gets warlike with a shield centered on its back. It looks a lot like the one carried by Cap in 1941—which proved so impractical it disappeared in issue No. 2 [...]