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Book Retort: KILL ALL MONSTERS V01 (RUINS OF PARIS)

Hats off to the creative team behind KILL ALL MONSTERS (published by Alterna Comics.)  Michael May (writer,) spins a yarn here that’s filled with plenty of characters who readers of all ages can identify with and care about.  Jason Copland (illustrator,) draws/inks with a pleasantly-minimalist style that really brings the tale to life in admirable fashion.  From a panel layout …

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Gaiman’s NORSE MYTHOLOGY is coming!

Great news for fans of Neil Gaiman and his literary works! Neil announced the following: “On February 7th, 2017, NORSE MYTHOLOGY comes out from W.W. Norton. I’ve been working on it for several years now. It’s my retelling of the world of Norse mythology, from the beginning until Ragnarok and after, with Thor and Giants and Loki and Freyr and …

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The Science Of Reading

Are you reading enough? It’s a fair question. There’s no wrong answer. Do give it some thought though. As we grow into adulthood, and try as we might, when it comes to reading for personal enjoyment, we just sometimes catch ourselves setting less and less time aside for it. Bibliophiles of all shapes and sizes, all across the northern hemisphere, …

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Q&A with Mike Maihack

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing Mike Maihack chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  Three volumes of CLEOPATRA IN SPACE in as many years is a healthy momentum.  What’s in store for Cleo fans next? MM:  Three more volumes in as many years! Well, maybe four years. I’m …

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EMBRACING THE LAST KINGDOM

Filming of THE LAST KINGDOM S02 is underway, with an airing on Netflix (in the United States) scheduled for 2017. The tale is set in England during the 9th century AD; adapted from Bernard Cornwell novels (originally collectively known as The Warrior Chronicles, or The Saxon Stories, and now collectively known as The Last Kingdom.)  For all of the success …

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Q&A with Chuck Dixon

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Chuck Dixon chime in on BAD TIMES and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  It’s been said that your sci-fi BAD TIMES books are “one part Army Rangers, one part time travel, and a whole lot of action.”  What more can you tell …

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Q&A with Mike Allred

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a Multiverse Q&A with Mike Allred. It’s not every day that we get to see writer/illustrator Mike Allred chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   MULTIVERSE:  Next year marks the 20th anniversary of RED ROCKET 7.  How did that timeless tale blossom from an idea to a …

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Q&A with Kieron Gillen

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a MULTIVERSE Q&A with Kieron Gillen.   MULTIVERSE:  What has allowed creator-owned graphic literature to thrive as much as it has? KIERON GILLEN:  In terms of comics, we’re in a fascinating boom period for creator-owned work. I came into comics late, circa 2000, via the Warren Ellis Forum; a hotbed of thinking about comics. …

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Stoker Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Bram Stoker Awards were announced at the inaugural Stoker Con in Las Vegas. Noteworthy writers of horror and dark fantasy have been receiving this prestigious award since the 1980s. The list of previous winners is a veritable who’s who of memorable authors. Unsure of what to read next?  We’ve all been there.  Seeing a list …