Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

Comic strips paved path for heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part ran in the Jan. 25 Clovis News Journal. The forerunner of the comic book was of course comic strips. Comic strips have been around as early as 1896. The first “comic book” was a collection of comic […]

Comic book hobby sells out its heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist (Editor’s Note: This column is the first in a two-part series.) One of my delights when I get a newspaper, any newspaper, is to read the comics, the funny papers as some of us like to call them. That hasn’t changed since I was a kid. Growing up in the […]

Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will perform a holiday concert Wednesday in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the […]

Time for comics change?

The comic “For Better or for Worse” will begin “new-runs” on Sept. 1, according to artist Lynn Johnston. The series will start blending classic strips with new material

May 22, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Last Comic Standing Where: NBC When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: A star search for the world’s funniest comic kicks off in the stand-up contest’s Season 6 opener. Here, celeb scouts Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa audition comedians in New York, while Fred Willard and Kathy Najimy search for talent in Tempe, Ariz.

Earl vs. calf

Earl is doing battle with a calf today. The daily comic can be found under “More features” below or at this link: http://www.cnjonline.com/sections/editors-notebook/earl/• • • Have you participated in our Web poll lately? To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

Clovis Wildcats advance to 5A final

Jaye Crocket spearheaded a 10-4 run midway through the fourth quarter and Clovis sealed a 79-66 win over La Cueva at the free-throw line in a Class 5A boys state semifinal game Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jaden Isler scored 22 points for the Wildcats, who used a 14-5 run in the third-quarter to […]

Daily Comic – Dec. 12, 2007

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Today’s daily comic.

June 25, 1959

City officials agreed to give $8,000 in cigarette tax funds to the Clovis Youth Recreation Board. YRB officials said about 7,000 Clovis youth benefited from YRB services and the recreation program would have been defunct on July 1 without the money. … GAC Finance Corp., 418 Mitchell and 105 S. Main, was offering loans up […]

Dubble Bubble takes top gum honors

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Sunday mornings I like to kick back in my recliner and look at the Portales News-Tribune as I revel in having the day off work (when I actually do have the day off) and try to dream up some devious technique of postponing doing things around the house and […]

Comics page undergoing some changes

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Our newspaper’s black-and-white comics (Page 3C today) have a new look. After months of thinking about it, asking readers’ opinions and drawing our own conclusions, and finally, negotiating prices with syndicates, we’ve added five new comics and eliminated three. We made space for the new features by moving the daily […]

Teens can tell fantasy from reality

By Steve Chapman Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill banning the sale of violent or raunchy video games to minors, after a debate that reached its high point when one member said, “I am going to vote for this bill knowing it’s unconstitutional.” Score a point for truth in government. The […]

Johnny Carson: Quintessentially human

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist Johnny Carson was perhaps the greatest comic craftsman in American popular entertainment. But this is not to say he was in any way parochial. Indeed, being a master comic in America is being a master comic of the modern world. Carson’s genius was, in part, to forge a link with millions […]

Schulz on stage

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent CCC actors bring late cartoonist Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown characters to life in play. Children remind us of pure and simple days, when the most important things in life were school work, baseball games and holidays. All of this wholesome innocence and more was captured for decades by cartoonist Charles […]

Film review: ‘The Punisher’ violent yet entertaining

By Ben Kessler, CNJ Staff Writer As a comic book collector, I have looked forward to movies like this since X-Men showed that a comic book movie didn’t have to be based around a weightlifter in green paint. The Punisher was not a comic book I followed closely, since Frank Castle was a regular guy […]

Readers divided on comic strip

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the Clovis News Journal’s decision not to publish an upcoming B.C. comic strip. The strip refers to Asian characters who fail in their attempt to build a working airplane and includes a potentially insensitive line — “Two Wongs don’t make a Wright.” Some responses: “I agree that […]

Video Reviews 10/30

Scott Jones The Hulk — PG-13 Featuring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliot, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte The comic book character created by Stan Lee comes to life in “The Hulk.” Bruce Banner (Bana), a brilliant physicist, is bombarded by an experimental gamma radiation. Soon, an unexpected side effect takes over him. The monster that […]

‘Hulk’ not worth the trouble

By Stacy Allen I have a hard time coming up with anything good to say about “The Hulk.” When I first saw the previews I had my doubts and figured this movie probably would fail in the comparison of “Spider-Man.” After seeing the movie my doubts were confirmed and all I can say is I […]