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Comic Riffs: August, 2012

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012

COMICS SYNDICATES: As Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute an influential figure

Comics syndicates: As influential Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute the the great Lee Salem

By Michael Cavna  |  09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lee salem, john glynn, universal uclick, garry trudeau, bill watterson, richard thompson, lynn johnston, mark tatulli

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 07/29/2012

AURORA AFTERMATH: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ wins 2nd weekend, but turnout still dampened

Aurora aftermath: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ wins 2nd weekend, but turnout still dampened

By Michael Cavna  |  05:21 PM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dark knight rises, aurora shooting

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 07/27/2012

OPENING CEREMONY LONDON 2012: Google’s Olympic Doodle celebrates a kickoff of visual spectacle

OLYMPICS 2012: Google’s new Doodle celebrates London’s Opening Ceremonies.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:06 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  london olympics 2012, opening ceremony, olympic stadium, danny boyle, daniel craig, paul mccartney

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 07/25/2012

OF BEN BRADLEE AND ‘MARK TRAIL’: How Comic Riffs celebrates its 4th birthday

Ben Bradlee once axed ‘Mark Trail’: How Comic Riffs celebrates its 4th birthday.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:53 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ben bradlee, mark trail

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 07/24/2012

AURORA AFTERMATH: DC delays Batman comic over potentially ‘insensitive’ content; Christian Bale visits shooting victims

Aurora aftermath: DC Comics delays Batman comic over potentially ‘insensitive’ content

By Michael Cavna  |  08:26 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dc entertainment

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2012

AMELIA EARHART DOODLE: Google salutes aviation pioneer and ‘America’s first modern heroine’

Amelia Earhart: Google salutes 115th anniversary of aviation pioneer’s birth with stirring Doodle — even as clues about her final fatal flight continue to be sought.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amelia earhart, google doodles

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 07/23/2012

'DARK KNIGHT RISES': Batman film opens with record-setting $160.8M; Warner Bros. gift to victims reported [UPDATED]

This just in: ‘Dark Knight Rises” debuts with record-setting $160.M after tragedy; Warner Bros. gift to Aurora victims reported. [Updated]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:14 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the dark knight rises, christopher nolan, aurora tragedy

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012

AURORA TRAGEDY: Christopher Nolan, comics community react to ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting

Aurora tragedy: Nolan, comics community reacts to the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dark knight rises, christopher nolan, aurora shooting, brad meltzer, neil gaiman, scott snyder

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 07/19/2012

‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Batman film has the same glaring flaw: It slights the co-creator

‘The Rant’: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ has the same glaring flaw: It slights Batman’s co-creator.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:46 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dark knight rises, bob kane, bill finger, jerry robinson, paul levitz, carmine infantino, christopher nolan

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012

COMIC-CON 2012 REVIEW: 7 Personal Highlights from San Diego convention floor

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 review: Highlights from the convention floor

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, willian shatner, the hobbit, bill amend, dan piraro, greg evans, lynn johnston

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 07/17/2012

‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Rotten Tomatoes disables comments for the first time after harsh reaction [UPDATED]

‘The Dark Knight Rises’: RottenTomatoes.com disables comments for the first time after harsh and derogatory reactions.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:31 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dark knight rises, matt atchity, batman, christopher nolan, rotten tomatoes

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2012

COMIC-CON 2012: From Downey Jr. to Shatner, Saturday is as big as all imagination

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: From Downey Jr. to Shatner, Saturday is as big as all imagination

By Tom Racine  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con 2012, robert downey jr., william shatner, david falconer, roger corman, christopher nolan, shane black

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/15/2012

‘ICE AGE’ 4: ‘Continental Drift’ freezes out ‘Spider-Man’ with $46M debut

Director Carlos Saldanha’s fourth film in CGI-animated series freezes out “Spider-Man” with $46M debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ice age continental drift, amazing spider-man, ted, brave, pixar, seth macfarlane, marc webb, carlos saldanha, denis leary, box office

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2012

GUSTAV KLIMT GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘The Kiss’ logo celebrates Symbolist painter’s gilded sexuality

Gustav Klimt Google Doodle: ‘The Kiss’ logo celebrates Art Nouveau painter’s gilded sexuality on 150th anniversary of his birth.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gustav klimt, google doodles

Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 07/14/2012

PENN STATE SCANDAL: Oregonian cartoonist rails — successfully — against Nike’s Joe Paterno Child Development Center

From Penn State to Portland: Oregonian cartoonist rails — successfuly — against Nike’s Joe Paterno Child Development Center

By Michael Cavna  |  01:20 AM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack ohman, joe paterno, mark parker, phil knight, nike, penn state, jerry sandusky, freeh report

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 07/12/2012

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012: Preview Night brings out the boldest thing to wear: Pure passion

Even Thor doesn’t generate quite this much atmospheric, if not thermal, heat.

By Tom Racine  |  05:58 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 07/11/2012

‘PENNY ARCADE’ KICKSTARTER: Creators aim for an ad-free site — and don’t sweat the backlash [UPDATED]

With Kickstarter campaign, “Penny Arcade” creators aim for an ad-free site — and don’t sweat the backlash.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:02 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penny arcade, mike krahulik, jerry holkins, kickstarter

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/08/2012

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’: Reboot reigns with $65M weekend and $140M six-day start

“Amazing Spider-Man” reboot reigns with $65 million weekend and $140 million six-day start.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 07/06/2012

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’: Film’s fast $58-million start rewards faith in announced trilogy

‘Amazing Spider-Man’: Film’s fast $58-million start rewards plans for new trilogy.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:48 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spiderman trilogy, amazing spiderman, andrew garfield, marc webb

Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 07/06/2012

‘THE OATMEAL’ v. FUNNYJUNK LAWYER: Why Charles Carreon dropped his Indiegogo charity lawsuit

‘The Oatmeal’ vs FunnyJunk lawyer: Why Charles Carreon dropped his Indiegogo charity lawsuit

By Michael Cavna  |  12:43 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matthew inman, charles carreon, indiegogo

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 07/04/2012

4TH OF JULY DOODLE: To celebrate freedom, Google urges viewers to support ‘an open and free Internet’

4TH OF JULY DOODLE: To celebrate freedom, Google urges viewers to support ‘an open and free Internet.”

By Michael Cavna  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fourth of july, google doodle, take action campaign

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 07/03/2012

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ matches previous Spidey film with $7.5M from midnight showings

“Amazing Spider-Man” matches previous Spidey film with $7.5M from midnight showings

By Michael Cavna  |  05:55 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, marc webb, andrew garfield, emma stone, spider-man 3

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 07/03/2012

THE AMAZING ‘SPIDER-MAN’: Stan Lee’s Top 10 Quotes About his Web-Slinging Co-Creation

THE AMAZING ‘SPIDER-MAN’: Stan Lee’s Top 10 Quotes About his Web-Slinging Co-Creation

By Michael Cavna  |  12:19 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, stan lee

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 07/02/2012

SPX 2012: Françoise Mouly, Adrian Tomine added to stellar lineup of guests

Françoise Mouly, Adrian Tomine added to stellar lineup of SPX 2012 guests

By Michael Cavna  |  11:03 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spx 2012, francoise mouly, adrian tomine

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 07/02/2012

HARVEY AWARDS: Here are your 2012 comics nominees...

HARVEY AWARDS: Here are your 2012 comics nominees

By Michael Cavna  |  07:20 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 harvey awards

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/02/2012

‘TED’ FOR THE WIN: Seth MacFarlane comedy wins weekend with $54.1M debut [UPDATED]

‘TED’ TALK: Seth MacFarlane comedy tops box office during a record weekend for June.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted, seth macfarlane, pixar's brave, madagascar 3

 

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