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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs
Filed Under:Entertainment / Comic Books
Posts on Regator:1084
Posts / Week:5.8
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

What’s black, purple and Blu-ray? Now, the classic ‘Batman’ TV series, star Adam West tells us

Holy high-definition! A Batman of yore is finally getting the high-res, 1080p-treatment, as the 1966 version of the Caped Crusader is really ready for his close-up. Fans of the classic TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward can put...Show More Summary

‘GOTHAM’ TV RECAP (Ep. 8): The First Rule of Fight Club: Don’t talk about secrets with the Penguin

THIS WEEK on Fox’s “Gotham,” Bruce Wayne throws his first punch, Jim Gordon starts getting some much-needed (and -earned) respect in the GCPD — and the economy in Gotham is so bad, people are joining an office “fight club” to land a job. Read full article >>

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, where everyone wants to kill you

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Developer: Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software, High Moon Studios Publisher: Activision Available On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 The world always looks threatening when viewed through...Show More Summary

BOX OFFICE: ‘Big Hero 6? ($56M) launches past ‘Interstellar’ to win battle of the big debuts

KNEW IT. “Big Hero 6? is just too good, with too much all-ages appeal, not to have won its debut weekend. It’s so well-crafted, and in several scenes so emotionally affecting, that a few years back, this might have even been createdShow More Summary

LIVE SKETCHBOOK: Drawing inspiration from students at this weekend’s National High School Journalism Conference #JEA

IF THERE’S anything as professionally invigorating as teaching journalism students, it is, perhaps, listening to journalism students. For the past several days in D.C., Comic Riffs and scores of other journalism pros have been hosting...Show More Summary

NEW BILL WATTERSON ART: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator on why he accepted Angoulême honor (‘I thought the whole thing was bananas’) [Q&A]

BILL WATTERSON wasn’t aware he’d been nominated. Shoot, until he Googled it, the cartoonist didn’t even know the award existed. His syndicate, though, called him with the news early this year: France’s esteemed Angoulême International...Show More Summary

‘TOY STORY 4?: Pixar announces Lasseter’s sequel for 2017. Is this a good thing?

IN 2010, when “Toy Story 3” was launched into the pantheon, the man who penned its screenplay compared his experience to space flight. “This script is so dense and so ripe with invention, there’s no way I could have written this by myself…,”...Show More Summary

RIP, JEREMY DALE: Friends celebrate ‘Skyward’ creator as big-hearted talent

JEREMY DALE was precisely the kind of guy you hoped to find yourself with at a convention. He was supportive and sweet, full of humor and heart. Friends and comics colleagues who exhibited alongside him in New York, or Baltimore, or Charlotte, describe him in the most glowing terms. Read full article >>

LIVE SKETCHBOOK: Election Cartooning, from Bowser to Browns to the Obama blues…

FROM MARYLAND’s Larry Hogan to Utah’s Mia Love, Election Day 2014 was full of upsets and surprises. The GOP took the Senate and won even more races than many predicted. Mark Warner was facing a tight race in Virginia. And marijuana legislation...Show More Summary

‘GOTHAM’ TV RECAP (Ep. 7): Say hello to the show’s first legit Bat-villain

THIS WEEK on Fox’s “Gotham,” the cat — or better yet, the penguin — is finally out of the bag. Last week’s episode, which ended with Oswald Cobblepot’s major reveal, set the tone for everything that happens this week. Now that everyone knows the Penguin is alive, and so heads must roll. Show More Summary

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: From Google to ‘Sugar Skull’ to ‘Book of Life,’ a lively birth in current popular art

TIMED TO this weekend’s events, Google features a home-page animation today in much of North America that trumpets Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. To mark the Mexico-sprung holiday that Read full article >>

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND READING: Wanna good (graphic) scare? Here are 10 Dark and Spooky Picks for hiding between their covers

WHAT’S BETTER THAN reading the eerily inviting prose of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant “The Graveyard Book”? For the comics fan, that would be turning your jack-o’-lantern light toward P. Craig Russell’s new two-book visual adaptation of the work — the second volume of which landed this month. Read full article >>

HALLOWEEN READING: Bewitching ‘Wytches’ summons some of Scott Snyder’s deepest real-life fears

SCOTT SNYDER is no stranger to fear. The renowned writer of some of the industry’s most talked-about comic books used the Joker to send chills up the spine of Batman and his multitude of sidekicks in the DC Comics Bat-tale “Death ofShow More Summary

MARVEL EVENT: Studio announces Captain Marvel, Black Panther films as part of diverse new slate

TODAY, AS IF in direct response to WB/DC Entertainment’s recently announced film slate, Marvel Studios is dropping the hammer down. The Disney-owned studio unfurled one full-fanboy-alert after another during a “mystery” event Tuesday in Hollywood, as it announced its own slate of forthcoming superhero films. Read full article >>

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Sunset Overdrive is the apocalypse played for kicks

Sunset Overdrive Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: Microsoft Studios Available on: Xbox One Pop culture has been smitten with apocalyptic fantasies for generations. One needn’t be a cultural theorist to conclude that since the days of “Dr. Show More Summary

JONAS SALK: Google says ‘thanks’ to the heroic polio-vaccine developer with birthday Doodle

WHILE I WAS attending the University of California at San Diego, the singular view beckoned. There, just a block’s walk away, was the Salk Institute, perched like a pearl above the Pacific. There, as if squatting before a runway, you...Show More Summary

‘BATGIRL’: New creative team gives Barbara Gordon a ‘sincerely’ hip makeover

GOTHAM CITY just got a lot more colorful — and a little more hip. Or should we say, hipster? Following the departure of popular writer Gail Simone, DC Comics in recent days introduced writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher and artist Babs Tarr as the new creative team behind Batgirl. Show More Summary

‘GOTHAM’ TV RECAP (Ep. 6): A new old villain gets their Goat

THIS WEEK’S episode of “Gotham” gives us a killer (the Goat) who seems to have come back from the dead; a look into Bullock’s surprising good-cop past; a make-up session between Jim Gordon and his still-angry fiancee, Barbara; and Montoya’s final push to put Gordon behind bars. Read full article >>

‘AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’: Teaser trailer sets studio record with whopping 35M views in first day

SO MUCH for superhero-film fatigue, at least in 2015. Judging by the tale of this week’s teaser trailer, the appetite is perhaps even higher than anticipated for the Avengers sequel. Read full article >>

‘AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’: Our 6 Takeways from the trailer debut…

THE AGE of Ultron is here. The first trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to the top-grossing superhero movie ever, made a whale of an online debut come midweek — first being leaked, then with Marvel Entertainment offering the official trailer debut. Read full article >>

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