Stories tagged: comic books
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Captain America was punching Nazis in 1941. Here’s why that was so daring.
Captain America is so identified with his victories over the Third Reich, in fact, that it proved controversial last year when Marvel debuted Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz’s tales …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Marvel’s She-Hulk is dropping the ‘she’ and keeping the Hulk buried inside – for now
For the first two issues of the series (the second of which was released Wednesday, digitally and in print), the “Hulk” in the title represents the monster Jen Walters is …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
New superhero La Borinqueqa shows the power of Puerto Rican pride
After announcing his intentions to create an environmentally friendly Puerto Rican superhero as a part of this summer’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, with the collaborative …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
Movie review: ‘Doctor Strange’ trippy, but familiar
“Doctor Strange” makes a big promise to infuse the superhero story with a much-needed frisson of strangeness. But as a product of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hamstrung by its …
Sat., May 7, 2016
Anthony Mackie makes investment in Falcon
Actors often talk about the investment they make in a role. In the case of Anthony Mackie, who reprises his role as comic book hero Falcon in “Captain America: Civil …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Gonzaga professor sees more than meets the eye in ‘X-Men’ films
Claudia Bucciferro, a professor of communication and media studies at Gonzaga University, edited a book that released in February focusing on what the billion dollar ‘X-Men’ film franchise says about …
Fri., May 2, 2014
Families Pick: Free day makes heroes of comic book shops
For people who love comic books, Saturday approaches religious-holiday status, said John Waite, who owns Merlyn’s, a comic book shop downtown. Free Comic Book Day – extended to a full …
Thu., July 18, 2013
The Comic Book Shop celebrates 25 years and two locations
Spider-Man. Batman. Manga. Tintin. “The Walking Dead.” No matter who your superhero is, it’s very likely that The Comic Book Shop has you covered. With two stores, one on North …
Thu., May 30, 2013
Shadle Park graduate Rahner earns praise for his ‘Rotten’ series
They didn’t know about zombies yet in the 1870s, so imagine their confusion. Early in the zombie- Western comic book series “Rotten,” one poor guy, a would-be miner who hopes …
Fri., May 3, 2013
Without villains, heroes lack punch
‘Iron Man 3” might have dibs as the first blockbuster of 2013, but Tony Stark won’t be the only superhero bursting through multiplex screens in the coming months. Already scheduled …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Love Story: Her comic books won him over
It wasn’t her eyes or her smile that captured his heart – it was her comic books. Sixty years ago, Laurie and Sheri Zapf met in the third grade in …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
Doug Clark: No more Kent? What’s the Planet coming to?
I probably don’t have to tell you that the newspaper industry hasn’t exactly been in a super-duper period of late. The layoffs, the cutbacks, the revocation of my parking pass …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2009, 5:25 p.m.
Spider-Man comic with Obama draws customers
Marvel Comics wasted no time in offering its help to President Obama, and in the process, the comic book publisher may have created a new cult classic.