Captain Comics: From prehistoric to beyond the grave, a Marvel 'Fresh Start'

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It's been six weeks since Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative began, which is re-launching many of the publisher's major titles. Here are three of the most interesting:


Strangely for a first issue, "Avengers" No. 1 requires some prior reading. Fortunately, I'm here to summarize that for you.

First, the "Marvel Legacy" one-shot of last ...Read more

Captain Comics: TV show reality bombs

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The comics-based TV shows keep making a lot of news as their seasons wrap up. Here are some big "what th-?" reality bombs:


According to The Hollywood Reporter, series star Andrew Lincoln will leave "The Walking Dead" in season 9, which is expected to premiere in October. Lincoln plays former sheriff Rick Grimes, who has led the ...Read more

Captain Comics: Cloak & Dagger, teen drama and super powers

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If ever there was a Marvel property suited for adaptation to television, it's Cloak & Dagger -- which comes to the Freeform Channel on June 7.

Like a lot of good comics, Cloak & Dagger is a familiar genre -- in this case, coming of age -- delivered with the added excitement, possibilities and complications of a world with super-powers. The two ...Read more

Captain Comics: The end is near for some comics-based shows

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Cable and broadcast networks have announced the annual culling of their TV rosters, and for most genre shows the news was good. However, for four comics-based series it's a good news/bad news situation. With "Spoiler Warning" firmly in place, here's the dillio:


The good news: "Gotham" has been renewed for a fifth season.

The bad news: ...Read more

Captain Comics: Confused by Cable's connections

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If you're not a regular reader of Marvel Comics, you might be confused as to who this Cable person is in "Deadpool 2." And if you are ... you still might be confused.

Cable is one of the most convoluted characters in X-Men history. That's saying a lot, given that X-Men comics are notorious for complicated origins, mysterious pasts, time travel,...Read more

Captain Comics: A discussion with Alex Segura, writer of 'The Archies' and 'Blackout'

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"The Archies" is a fun, funny comic book miniseries focusing on the Riverdale gang forming the band everyone knows from the song "Sugar, Sugar," and the 1960s cartoon from which it sprang. "Blackout" is a hard-hitting crime noir, the fourth novel about a troubled private detective who investigates a cold case that dredges up the squalid ...Read more

Captain Comics: An 'Avengers: Infinity War' Q&A

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"Dear Captain Comics: I have watched "Avengers: Infinity War," and now I'm scared, heartbroken and a little confused. Can you help me? Signed, Worried Avengers Fan"

No problem, WAF. Ask your questions!

Q: Has all this happened before in the comics?

A: Some of it. Thanos has rolled over the Avengers at least three times in search of ultimate ...Read more

Captain Comics: 'Action Comics,' No. 1000, and counting

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As almost everyone knows, Superman first appeared in "Action Comics" No. 1 in 1938. And now, 80 years and 999 issues later, "Action Comics" No. 1000 has arrived.

That's a lot of action!

DC Comics is celebrating by expanding "Action Comics" No. 1000 to 80 pages, featuring 10 different covers and 10 stories by an all-star line-up of writers and ...Read more

Captain Comics: 'Avengers: Infinity War,' not exactly by the book

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"Avengers: Infinity War" is almost upon us -- close enough that we can figure out what Marvel Comics it's lifted from, and to what extent.

As most people know by now, none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been direct adaptations. But reading collections of stories that inspired the film can unearth fascinating information.

"We're ...Read more

Captain Comics: 'Avengers: Infinity War,' an all-star cast

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"Avengers: Infinity War" arrives Sept. 27, bringing with it one of the largest all-star casts in movie history.

Who's in it? Just about every major character who has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, plus a handful of newcomers. It's easier to list the "name" characters who are not in it, of which there, somehow, are a few.

THE...Read more

Captain Comics: Fantastic! The first family of four returns

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The big news this week from the world of comics is the imminent return of the Fantastic Four. Less so is the Marvel Comics publishing initiative of which it is part.

The triumphant homecoming of the FF truly is important. More than any other character or concept, the FF are the beating heart of the Marvel Universe. Sure, Spider-Man is more ...Read more

Captain Comics: 'Legion,” Season 2: The end of everything, and, oh, so much more

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"Legion" Season 2, which premieres April 3 on FX, promises time jumps, psychic possession, strange bedfellows, and fabulous dance routines. Oh, and possibly the end of everything.

"Legion," as surely everyone must know, is based on a character in Marvel Comics: David Haller, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier, who suffers from dissociative...Read more


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