Most Read: Entertainment

E-mail Michael |  On Twitter Twitter: Comic Riffs |  On Facebook Facebook: Comic Riffs |  RSS RSS

Comic Riffs: July, 2011

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/28/2011

TOP VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: Seven winners from the world of comics

From superheroes to animation, here are our picks for most eye-catching clips of the week.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011

COMIC-CON 2011: Recapping the geekfest through the Top Ten Tweets

By Michael Cavna  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011

‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’ tops box office with $65.8M debut to complete Marvel sweep

Marvel completes summer sweep as “First Avenger” grosses $65.8M domestically to become third Marvel film of season to win a weekend.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, marvel studios, thor, x-men, box office

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2011

‘BARNEY & CLYDE’ finds inspiration in a little ‘Peanuts’ farming

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011

COMIC CON 2011: ‘Hobbit’ fans rejoice; ‘Spider-Man’ meets a stony silence

By Michael Cavna  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 AM ET, 07/22/2011

ALEXANDER CALDER: Google Doodle animation movingly celebrates sculptor’s birthday

Today’s “Google Doodle” celebrates the 113th birthday of the renowned sculptor and inventor of mobile sculptures with an interactive logo.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:10 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/21/2011

THIS JUST IN: Superman ‘Man of Steel’ film delayed till 2013

‘Man of Steel’ gets June 2013 date as Warner Bros. pushes back reboot from December 2012 date.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, man of steel

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

COMIC-CON 2011: From ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘Captain America,’ see the wonders of the Preview Night floor

San Diego’s Comic-Con International — the world’s foremost gathering of comics and entertainment geeks — kicks off with Preview Night.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic con

Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011

GREGOR MENDEL: Google Doodle celebrates the father of genetics

Google celebrates 189th birthday of the father of genetics with its new home-page illustration that spells out its logo in pea plants.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/19/2011

RUPERT MURDOCH: 9 Eye-Catching Hacking Scandal Cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011

‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: At last, the anticipated teaser trailer has landed

By Michael Cavna  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, christopher nolan, the dark knight rises

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/17/2011

HARRY POTTER: ‘Dark Knight’ record falls as ‘Deathly Hallows 2’ tops $168M

Final film about the Boy Wizard grosses $168M to top box-office record of “The Dark Knight.”

By Michael Cavna  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, the dark knight, spider-man, harry potter

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/14/2011

EMMY NOMINATIONS: ‘Robot Chicken’ celebrated, ‘Family Guy’ snubbed

By Michael Cavna  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emmy nominations, family guy, the simpsons, robot chicken

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Pixar’s JOHN LASSETER: ‘Day in a Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

New ‘Day in the Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, john lasseter, day in a life

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

HARVEY PEKAR: Remembering the man — and legacy — one year later

By Michael Cavna  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvey pekar, joyce brabner

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Teaser poster sends out the bat signal of promotion

New teaser poster from Warner Bros. sends out the bat signal of promotion

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dark knight, christopher nolan

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

THE WOMAN BEHIND ‘WOMANTHOLOGY’: Renae De Liz sees inspiration blossom for 140 female artists

Renae De Liz sees inspiration blossom as her book undertaking seeks to support more than 140 women comics artists.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The full ‘TINTIN’ trailer has landed

By Michael Cavna  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tintin, herge, steven spielberg

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Fresh off Press Club award, author insists that the American political cartoon still matters

By Michael Cavna  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephen hess, sandy northrop, national press club, political cartoons

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

VIDEO SHELF FRIDAY: ‘Womanthology’ roars, ‘Batman’ soars — and News of the World is floored

Womanthology raises more than $25K overnight via Kickstarter for new book featuring 140 women comics creators.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  womanthology, batman year one, sony issues, next media animation, news of the world

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/07/2011

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 20 highlights from just-announced Thursday schedule

Here’s a closer look at the first day of this month’s 2011 Comic-Con International.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011

HARVEY AWARDS: Darwyn Cooke, ‘Gutters’ & Universal lead nominations

Comics honors will be presented at next month’s Baltimore Comic-Con.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

© 2011 The Washington Post Company