News-Press from Fort Myers, Florida on June 18, 1993 · Page 114
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News-Press from Fort Myers, Florida · Page 114

Fort Myers, Florida
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Friday, June 18, 1993
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NEWS-PRESS GULF COASTING, FRIDAY JUNE 18, 1993 I Albican Eat" I COMIC BOOKS 38 Crab Legs Tu. & Sat. $1 095 $1 295 3:00-5:00 P.M. 5:00-Close Breakfast Special $-99 7 Days till 11 A.M. Summer Special 3630 Cleveland Ave. 935050 I I B 1 I i lVB I I B M I II Seminole Gulf Railway Rail Trip to the Arcadia kit - . d Championship Coach: Reserved covered eat at rodeo, box supper and rail fare. BOD0 Saturday July 3 Sunday July 4 37 75 Snack Bar and Metro Mall, Ft. Myers Reservations! beverai r availabl Excursion Trains IS noon-S:30 from Metro Mall, Ft. Myers. '7" Hop On Board! Treat Dad like a king! Bring him to our house . .-. Serving Dinner All Day 11 am-8 pm LUNCH s4.95 PLUS TAX Senior Discount with card Special Kids' Prices Includes Dinner & Beverage & Dessert ALL YOU CARE TO EAT Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p,m. Dinnar Mon.-Thurt. 4-8 p.m. Frl. Sat. 4-8:30 p.m. t iif.rifili.iiMiiiii iWi iililti'iiinr i i First Class: i Reserved tabic In dining car. i Seated breakfast and ' three -course supper. Reserved covered seat at the rodeo. Bar service $ L Q 7 5 available. U7 Departs 8:30 am 1-275-8487 P.M. Saturdays & Sundays tax Child, '12" tax Adult DINNER '6.50 7091-11 College Pkwy. at U.S. 41 939-3777 Everyone wants piece of superhero action Gannett News Service A surplus of superheroes? That's what we could face this summer as comic-book crusaders proliferate faster than talk-show hosts. At least three comic publishers, Malibu, Defiant and Dark Horse, are introducing whole new universes of superheroes this summer. The resulting big bang of new titles means a battle to the death for the attention of mere mortals who buy comic books. "Everybody is going into competition for the cape-and-tights CYPRESS DELICIOUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT BUY ONE DINNER OR SANDWICH AND GET SECOND AT Vi PRICE. Equal Or Lesser Value With this Coupon Not Valid With any other offer Exp. 62493 Hrs. 11:30-10 Mon. - Sat., Sun. 5-9 13451-10 McGregor Blvd. in ions i-iu rvicuieyur divu. hi uypress oquaie ho i-utu i Jfcv fJB'iwwSr FR1.-SAT.6-10PM ' WM0WWiM CHAR HUT SPECIALS rTTtflP f V''w! S3F DRINK SPECIALS Wsl' Jjfe. LfSdvt:- vX OPEN MON.-FRI. 3:00-11:00 "j mE,,,,,,. .,, 3& llStm W&ty&m SAT. 11:00 AM-11:00 PM, lnjKnVt SUN' 11:M AM'10:0 ?M tMl'lS RAMADA hotel Brfer ltl 2635 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, ' viy I crowd," says Todd Scott of Baltimore's Diamond Comic CO, cus CHINESE RESTAURANT BEER WINE MIXED DRINKS ALWAYS FRESH, HOT, LESS OIL LUNCH M75 DINNER 650 SUNDAY '5 ALL YOU CAN ENJOY Salad Fruits Wonlon Soup Egg Drop Soup Hot t Sour Soup Egg Rolls Chicken Wings Fried Noodles Lo Main Fried Rice Vegetable Delight Sweet 1 Sour Pork and 4 Special Items Changs Daily , f FM. 4 SAT. SPECIAL DINNER BUFFET All the items above plus Short Ribs, Peel & Eat Shrimp Sweet & Sour Chicken $7.95 p.p. 12901-16 McGregor blvd. Block South ol College Partway in Bridge Plaza Across from the Landings Ft. Myers tH 482-1510 T SQUARE Cypress Square 481-2040 X MARKS THE SPOT: The TV success of X-Men and Batman cartoon shows have help broaden the comicbook market. Distributors. The super-hyped death of Superman and the TV success of X-Men and Batman cartoon shows have help broaden the market beyond collectors and teen-agers. "The comic market is dramatically expanding," says Malibu Comics president Scott Rosenberg. And everyone wants a piece of the action. Capital City Distribution says 453 color titles will ship this August, up from 303 a year ago. The number of publishers has risen to 1 1 3 from 73. Young or old, comic fans seem to have a special fascination with tales of do-gooders (and bad guys) with extraordinary powers. "Comics are still able to do fantasy better than any other medium," says ex-Marvel editor in chief Jim Shooter, head of upstart Defiant Comics. Adds horror novelist Clive Barker, who is creating a hero line for Marvel, called Razorline: "There's something about the scale of events you can achieve in superhero comic books that appeals to the fantasist in me ... Cosmic events can happen almost casually. You can destroy universes in the space of a page." Industry heavyweights are not sitting back quietly this summer while newcomers invade their turf. Marvel, the industry giant, is countering with Barker's Razorline and 30th anniversary celebrations for X-Men and the Avengers. Image and Valiant will combine their superhero universes for a six-part crossover series, called Deathmate. And DC Comics is creating more turmoil in the ones that already exist. After killing of f Superman, DC now has crippled Batman, who will turn over his crime-fighting duties in August to newcomer Azrael.

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