Captain Comics: A conversation with Alex Segura, co-president of Archie Comics

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Alex Segura, the co-president of Archie Comics, has been telling an entirely non-comics story for many years. Starting with 2013's "Silent City," Segura related the travails of Miami P.I. Pete Fernandez through four novels.

And now with a fifth, "Miami Midnight," that story might be finished. Segura says he's wrapping up the Pete Fernandez ...Read more

Captain Comics answers your Teen Titans questions

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"Titans" is back on the DC Universe streaming service, raising questions for those among us who aren't experts in the history of DC Comics. Fortunately, Captain Comics is here to answer those questions!

Q: "Trigon," the first episode of "Titans" season 2, felt more like the end of a season than the beginning of one. Why is that?

A: Because "...Read more

Captain Comics: Relaunched superheroes

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A few weeks back, DC Comics promised to bring a long-abandoned, fan-favorite super-team back to its pages, and sure enough, the Legion of Super-Heroes reappeared in all its old (and updated) glory on Aug. 28.

And they've done it again. On the same week that the Legion returned, DC re-introduced another long-abandoned, fan-favorite super-team. ...Read more

Captain Comics: Disney+ will have both new and legacy content from all its major brands

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If you're a genre fan, Disney+ is going to get your money.

The new streaming channel doesn't launch until Nov. 12, but the House of Mouse held its biennial D23 Expo Aug. 23-25 with enough juicy announcements to make Lockjaw salivate. Disney+ will have both new and legacy content from all its major brands -- Disney, LucasFilms (Star Wars), ...Read more

Captain Comics: Farewell 'iZombie' and 'Swamp Thing'

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The just-ended, comics-based shows "iZombie" and "Swamp Thing" have three things in common:

1. Both just aired their series finales.

2. Both were uncommonly entertaining for most of their runs.

3. Both ended in a clumsy, rushed manner.

Writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred launched "iZombie" in 2010 at Vertigo, a DC Comics imprint,...Read more

Captain Comics: Amazon Prime's 'The Boys' is a romantic with a twisted side

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You might have noticed that it's hard to find heroes in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Boys," which dropped July 26. A look at the source material shows that this is by design.

"The Boys" began as a comic book series at WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics, in 2006. After six issues, though, the anti-superhero slant -- and no doubt the over-the-...Read more

Captain Comics: Marvel's new lineup … a bit familiar

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the entire lineup for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe July 20 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. While he piled surprise atop surprise, comics fans may have had a sense of deja vu.

Let's explore the new Marvel slate to see why:

1) "Black Widow" (May 1, 2020): The movie is set after...Read more

Captain Comics: A revival of the Legion of Super-Heroes is coming in the not-too-distant future

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DC Comics is reviving the Legion of Super-Heroes with some pretty big names. And, judging by the reaction on the internet, it's going to make a legion of readers pretty happy.

The Legion isn't among DC's best-known properties, and its existence is more a testament to fan enthusiasm than editorial planning. But that enthusiasm launched one of ...Read more

Captain Comics: Elements explored

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"Spider-Man: Far From Home" was a whiz-bang, crowd-pleaser of a movie. But, as usual with a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, there are elements with long, unmentioned histories in Marvel Comics. So with a hearty "Spoilers ahoy," let's dig down on some of them:


The "four elements" of ancient Greek have a long, deep ...Read more

Captain Comics: Who is Mysterio?

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So just who is this Mysterio guy in "Spider-Man: Far From Home"? Let's go the Sacred Texts of the Nerd Canon to find out!

Mysterio first appeared in "Amazing Spider-Man" in 1964, in the 13th issue. That proved to be anything but unlucky, as that was the launch of a long career for the master of illusions.

The issue opened with Spider-Man ...Read more


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