| Jan 18, 2011
| 9:16 AM
You're going to need a cheat sheet to keep track of all the new roller coaster names at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2011.
That's not to say that Magic Mountain is actually getting five new coasters this year. The Valencia amusement park is adding only...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:30 PM
In comic books, superheroes exist to fight injustices that occur in the world. The Justice League is a collection of DC Comics' greatest heroes who have united to protect the world from all forms of villainy, whether it comes in the form of a vengeful...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Batman Files
Matthew K. Manning
Andrews McMeel, $100
A vivid assortment of "files" on everything in Bruce Wayne's world — gadgetry, enemies, police records, dossiers — collected by Wayne as a guide for helping his future successor....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:08 AM
When architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!"
He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Dec 22, 2011
A graphic novelist, best known for soldiers, samurais and superheroes, turns his attention to what he calls "the greatest superhero" in his newest work. It's "A Child is Born," retelling the birth of Jesus.
"A Child is Born" is the first publication of...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Una notable colección de historietas que amasó un estadounidense durante su juventud, que incluye algunos de los ejemplares más preciados publicados hasta la fecha, podría recaudar más de 2 millones de dólares en una subasta esta semana.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:06 PM
A stash of classic comic books -- the kind that most kids tossed in the back of their closets -- was sold for $3.5 million at an auction Wednesday in New York, according to USA Today. The top price of about $523,000 was paid for a copy of Detective Comics...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Tony Millionaire spends his nights in the garage. That's where you'll find him, in a space built just wide enough for a Model-T, bent over his drawing table until 4 a.m., a beer never far from his fingertips. The wife and kids can hear him in there,...
| Aug 18, 2011
Stan Lee is one proud father these days. You'd be proud, too, if your progeny included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and the Fantastic Four — characters whose films routinely bring in a few hundred million dollars at the movie box office.
Not that Lee...
| Aug 18, 2011
Jeremy Adams has two parties planned for his Federal Hill comics store this month. One will celebrate this weekend's annual convergence of the comics world on Charm City. The other will anticipate a risky, game-changing strategy that could determine the...