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Comic Riffs: December, 2013

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 12/31/2013

THE TRIAL BALLOON: O teachers, after a banner year for graphic novels, don’t ban these books

THE TRIAL BALLOON: In banner year for graphic novels, teachers should heed these titles for class.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:54 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graphic novels

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview [+VIDEO]

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview clip [+VIDEO].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel, animated interviews

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion.

By David Betancourt  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman movies

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Holiday shopping: ‘Wolverine’ on DVD brings it into razor-sharp focus: Jackman must return to the role

After rewatching new ‘Wolverine’ DVD, here are 5 reasons Jackman must return to the Marvel role.

By David Betancourt  |  10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wolverine, marvel films

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013

CROSSWORD GOOGLE DOODLE: Behind the scenes, here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect

Behind the scenes: Here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Why the ‘Peanuts’ TV special’s appeal endures

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’: Emmy-winning producer reflects on classic show’s appeal — and its serendipity.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, holiday TV specials, holiday_activity

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/16/2013

BRIAN GRIFFIN’S RETURN: ‘Family Guy’ offers a canine holiday gift from a 9/11 ‘passenger’

Brian Griffin’s lively return: Fox’s ‘Family Guy’ offers a canine holiday gift exchange from a 9/11 ‘passenger’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/13/2013

‘ARROW’ RECAP: 5 Vital Moments from the on-target midseason finale

‘ARROW’ RECAP: 5 Vital Moments from the CW show’s on-target midseason finale.

By David Betancourt  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arrow

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013

NELSON MANDELA: 6 Eye-Catching Cartoons remember the great South African leader

Nelson Mandela memorial: These 6 eye-catching cartoons reflect on the South African leader’s legacy.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nelson mandela

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Box Office: On second try, ‘Frozen’ is able to ice ‘Catching Fire’ with $31.6M

‘Frozen’ wins the weekend with $31.5M; Disney hit drops just 53% over domestic debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday box office

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013

GRACE HOPPER GOOGLE DOODLE: By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite history

By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite the history books [+Video].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/07/2013

PictureBox Appreciation: In just a decade, Dan Nadel’s small publisher had an outsized impact

PictureBox appreciation: Author Frank Santoro pays tribute to the little arts publisher that could.

By Frank Santoro  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  picturebox, dan nadel

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/05/2013

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’: As first trailer lands, our 5 Takeaways about Rhino, Electro and Gwen.

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’: As first trailer lands, our 5 Takeaways about Rhino, Electro ... and Gwen!

By David Betancourt  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, superhero films

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Rep. Lewis, publisher give his graphic-novel memoir to all of Congress

Every Hill politican will receive digital copy of Lewis’s bestselling civil-rights memoir ‘March: Book One.’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 12/02/2013

ANNIE AWARDS: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University’ lead animation nominations with 10

The two animated hits each receive 10 noms; Maryland’s Steven Sugar (‘Steven Universe’) also gets a nod.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:23 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  annie awards

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 12/01/2013

FIRE AND ICE: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Catching Fire’ torch box office with big holiday weekends

Fire and ice dominate Thanksgiving box office, as ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ combined for $200M-plus.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:12 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frozen, disney animation

 

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