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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 …

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The Military Flail: Fact Or Fiction?

One of the more popular weapons in D&D has a very mysterious history.  Was it actually used in combat?  Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Dr. Paul B. Sturtevant (from The Public Medievalist) recently published the results of his extensive research on the topic, and you can read all about it by clicking HERE.

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International Tabletop Gaming Day!

 In honor of International Tabletop Gaming Day, we here at Multiverse decided to discuss our favorite games and memories in the hopes that our readership may glean something of value from our veritable EONS of tabletop gaming experience. Timothy Connolly Favorite Tabletop Game: First edition AD&D. My journey with this particular edition of the hobby began on Long Island in 1978, and it would …

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Heavy Metal 280

Heavy Metal 280 arrives on newsstands this month, marking the publication’s maiden voyage with Grant Morrison at the helm as their new editor-in-chief. Morrison took the graphic literature world by storm in the 1990s and 2000s, penning notable titles such as The Authority, The Invisibles, and Seaguy. A longtime periodical source of inspiration for tabletop rpg referees everywhere, Heavy Metal magazine …

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Game Night at the Book Shop

You can enjoy an evening of tabletop gaming at Barnes & Noble locations on Saturday April 30th.  It’s their new initiative to help bring kindred spirits together in the name of fun.  This could be the start of something really big, and here’s a peek at their press release:   Barnes & Noble Hosts Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at Stores Nationwide …

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Buried Treasure Tuesday: How I Learned to Watch Movies

As a long time fan of all things film and tv, it was quite the revelation a year ago when I stumbled across the first of several Youtube channels that changed the way I regularly consume and enjoy visual media in a lasting and meaningful way.  It is always an amazing and sometimes scary feeling when you encounter something that opens …

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Buried Treasure Tuesday: Experimenter

Today is the first in a new series of posts where I share a review of random unappreciated stuff.   I stumbled across Experimenter while doing my nightly Netflix surf.  Anything above a four star rating usually catches my eye, begging further attention in the form of a synopsis reading or in extreme circumstances, an internet search.  I must have read …