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Comic Riffs: May, 2014

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 05/29/2014

ERIC SHINSEKI: 9 Eye-Catching Cartoons on the VA Hospital Controversy

By Michael Cavna  |  11:37 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Image Comics’ ‘C.O.W.L.’ finds heady fun on the big shoulders of ’60s Chicago

By David Betancourt  |  10:48 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/28/2014

See: RIP MAYA ANGELOU — ‘A Woman of Her Word’ [QUICK SKETCH]

By Michael Cavna  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/27/2014

RACHEL LOUISE CARSON: Google lets fly a Doodle true to ‘Silent Spring’ writer’s nature

By Michael Cavna  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/26/2014

MEMORIAL DAY: Bestselling author Max Brooks hopes ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ brings rightful spotlight to all-black WWI regiment

By Michael Cavna  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 05/25/2014

X-MEN: ‘Days of Future Past’ ($91M) wins weekend box office, powers past quarter-million in worldwide gross

By Michael Cavna  |  10:34 PM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 05/25/2014

2014 NCS AWARDS: Reuben winner Wiley Miller (‘Non Sequitur’) appreciates honor’s esteemed legacy

By Michael Cavna  |  07:58 PM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/24/2014

NCS REUBEN AWARDS: As artists honor each other tonight, a keen memory about one ‘outstanding’ cartoonist

By Michael Cavna  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/23/2014

ALL-FEMALE ‘X-MEN’: Editor cites ‘tradition of empowered, beautifully realized, complex female characters’ *(You listening, Goyer?)

By David Betancourt  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 05/23/2014

‘X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’: The Six-Point Fanboy Review of a First-Class Film

By David Betancourt  |  06:17 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 05/23/2014

X-MEN: In Cullen Bunn’s new Magneto run, writer goes for the gruesome

By David Betancourt  |  06:17 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/22/2014

TONIGHT’S RFK AWARDS: Rep. John Lewis ‘happy and thrilled’ to receive special honor for ‘March: Book One’

By Michael Cavna  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 05/21/2014

SHE-HULK co-creator Stan Lee weighs in on David Goyer debate: ‘Only a nut would even think of that’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:13 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 05/21/2014

MARY ANNING: Google digs into history to salute British paleontologist with Doodle

By Michael Cavna  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 05/21/2014

EDWARD SNOWDEN: As NSA leaker gets his own comic book today, the writer ‘leaks’ her inspiration and motivations

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 05/20/2014

OFFICE POLITICS: With ‘Weapons of Mass Diplomacy,’ ex-adviser slyly sends up governing with a French twist

By Michael Cavna  |  10:02 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 05/19/2014

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’: New trailer packs humor, star power — and the rise of Rocket Raccoon

By Michael Cavna and David Betancourt  |  05:45 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 05/19/2014

RUBIK’S CUBE INVENTION: Google celebrates toy puzzle’s 40th anniversary with interactive (and addictive) Doodle

By Michael Cavna  |  07:56 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 05/18/2014

BOX OFFICE: ‘Godzilla’ ($93M) has monster weekend — but can’t top ‘Captain America’ for year’s biggest debut

By Michael Cavna  |  01:37 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/16/2014

RAINA TELGEMEIER: Bestselling ‘Smile’ graphic novelist comes to Gaithersburg Book Festival with fans’ wish: More true tales of a childhood

By Michael Cavna  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 05/15/2014

‘THE FLASH’: Judging by this full trailer, DC lightning may strike twice for the CW

By Michael Cavna  |  07:24 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 05/15/2014

‘PEARLS’ BEFORE POST CROWD: Join us for a sitdown with Stephan Pastis (‘Pearls Before Swine,’ ‘Timmy Failure’)

By Michael Cavna  |  11:43 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2014

ROZ CHAST: New Yorker cartoonist’s new eldercare memoir is a soulful, singular achievement

By Michael Cavna  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Ben Affleck’s Batman suit? Channing Tatum’s Gambit role? Welcome to the new (screen) world order…

By Michael Cavna  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/12/2014

DOROTHY HODGKIN: Nobel-winning chemist’s inspiring career is ready for its (molecular) close-up with Google Doodle

COMIC RIFFS | Google celebrates the 104th birthday of the late Dorothy Hodgkin.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Brian Michael Bendis: With new Mafia book ‘Murder Inc.,’ writer keeps it all in the families

By David Betancourt  |  01:17 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 05/10/2014

A MAD Tribute: Before there was ‘Daily Show,’ there was Al Feldstein’s magazine.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:06 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/09/2014

Who’s Killing the Great Comics of New York? *(And Why?)

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/06/2014

RIP, DICK AYERS: Remembering the great talent behind ‘Sgt. Fury,’ ‘Ghost Rider’ and so much Kirby ink

By Michael Cavna  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 05/05/2014

‘GOTHAM’: Fox TV reveals the first full Batman series trailer…

By Michael Cavna  |  09:36 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014

BOX OFFICE: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ ($92M) spins within range of managed expectations

By Michael Cavna  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/03/2014

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Time to score those free comics *(and support your local shop)

By Michael Cavna  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/03/2014

SPIDER-MAN WEEK: A Fanboy Review of Andrew Garfield’s second ‘Amazing’ outing

By Michael Cavna  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 05/03/2014

SPIDER-MAN WEEK: The Spidey trailer that changed the game

By David Betancourt  |  12:28 AM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/02/2014

SPIDER-MAN WEEK: In Miles Morales relaunch, Bendis spins future of leadership and romance

By David Betancourt  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 05/01/2014

RALPH STEADMAN: Gonzo journalist unmasks the passion behind new bio-docu ‘For No Good Reason’

His portraits helped cement Hunter S. Thompson on the Rushmore of countercultural reporting.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:52 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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