Andrew Smith – Captain Comics

2012: The comics year in review

If you ever hear a comics fan whine about “the good old days,” CBG gives you permission to swat them with a copy of The Standard Catalog of Comic Books. Being a comics fan just keeps getting better and better, as evidenced by the big stories of 2012. Here is an expanded version of the story from CBG #1698 of some that caught our eye: See More

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Happy birthday, Stan Lee! (Captain Comics, CBG #1697, Jan. 2013)

Part of our salute to Stan Lee’s 90th birthday in CBG #1697 includes an overview of the writer and editor’s career by our own Captain Comics and his Legion of Superfluous Heroes. See More

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Comics and convention experiences (Dear Captain, CBG #1696, December 2012)

Captain Comics explores two viewpoints on the financial aspects of the hobby in his column from Comics Buyer’s Guide #1696 (Dec 12). See More

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DC’s New 52: One Year Later (CBG #1695, November 2012)

The launch of DC’s “The New 52” in September 2011 was a huge gamble and a huge controversy. Arguments will rage on about various aspects of “The New 52” until we’re all old and gray, but there’s one thing that few fans question: It worked. Captain Comics has more inside. See More

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Previewpalooza! (Captain Comics, CBG #1693, Sept. 2012)

2012 has been a pretty good year so far in comics. But what’s coming in the next few months may put what’s come before in the shade. A number of publishers were enthusiastic enough to answer our call for a roundup, so here we go … See More

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Spider-Man’s “Coffee Bean Years” (Dear Captain, CBG #1688, April 2012)

The Captain and his Legion of Superfluous Heroes share their opinions of the high points of Spider-Man’s half-century career. See More

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The growth of reprints (Dear Captain, CBG #1687, March 2012)

Captain Comics offers a list of outstanding reprints that should be on your shelves, along with some that you might want to avoid. See More

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“Recommendations” for the 1% (Dear Captain, CBG #1685, January 2012)

Captain Comics shares his suggestions for an overlooked group of potential gift recepients in CBG #1685. See More

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Autumn brings a bountiful harvest: A fall comics preview (CBG #1684, December 2011)

Captain Comics takes a look at a number of fall offerings from publishers large and small. See More

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Death and The Fantastic Four: Hasn’t this been done before? (CBG #1677, May 2011)

Andrew “Captain Comics” Smith discusses the death of a member of The Fantastic Four. Spoiler Warning: The piece discusses recent events in Fantastic Four as well as revelations of events throughout the team’s history. See More

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