DARREL HUCKABY: Comic books have come a long way since the ’50s

Darrell Huckaby Remember comic books? They were all the rage in the ’50s and ’60s — at least in my house. I liked Superman. What was not to like about Superman? He worked for a newspaper in real life and had two hot women — Lois Lane and Lana Lang — in his life. Sure, […]

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: From Superman to Mr. Incredible: GOP candidates pick the …

. . . IT’S A QUESTION NEARLY AS OLD AS superhero comics themselves: If you could be any crimefighting cartoon character, who would it be? Answering that question when you’re running for higher office, however, takes on loftier levels of would-be import. Because do you really want to be known to all of America as […]

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sports world is turning Bizarro

The evidence is piling up. We are living in a Bizarro Sports World. Bizarro World is the place that the minds at DC Comics created for their Superman series where everything is upside down or backward or the opposite of what it’s supposed to be. Bad is good. Ugly is beautiful. Smart is stupid. Republican […]

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December 20, 2011: Superman Comics Available This Week

Diamond Comics has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list… Available This Week: December 21, 2011. The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that […]

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DC Comics Relaunch: DC Doubles Down On Rob Liefeld! Deadman Dies? Batman’s …

Folks going through DC Comics’ February and March 2012 solicits noticed that writer Sterling Gates was nowhere to be found on upcoming issues of Hawk and Dove. It would appear that DC editorial wanted to “go a different way” and had the second half of January 2012?s issues re-written and Sterling’s February 2012 script was […]

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Collectibles and The Big Bang Theory

Art imitates life and vice versa. After realizing his apartment has been burglarized, losing TVs, computers and other valuables, Dr. Sheldon Cooper runs frantically into his bedroom to check to see if his most prized possessions have been stolen. What is he looking for? His comic book collection. The story line of the CBS hit […]

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Captain America co-creator Joe Simon dead at 98

Joe Simon at the New York Comic-Con in October. (Charles Sykes / Associated Press) Joe Simon, a pioneer figure in American comic books who had a defining career moment in March 1941 when he gave the world a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98. Simon died Wednesday in New York City after a brief […]

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Joe Simon dies at 98; co-creator of Captain America

Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98. Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief illness, according to a statement from his family, and his death […]

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Sacramento’s booming comic book business- part 1

The digital age revolutionized the way most people consume print products. But for comic book enthusiasts, the comic book business has remained relatively untouched by the swing toward digital products, said area retailers. The Sacramento Press hit the streets to sneak a peek at Sacramento’s comic book industry- visiting six stores. Each business has carved […]

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COMICS: March Solicits For All Of DC’s Superman Group Titles

ACTION COMICS #7 Written by GRANT MORRISON. Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT. Cover by RAGS MORALES.Metropolis has been captured! To save it, Superman must push the limits of his nascent powers as never before! Aboard the ship that has the city captive, The Man of Steel finds an important tool that may help […]

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