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Interview with Leo Normington Jr. of Maverick Games

Chief Games Officer James Carpio interviews Leo Normington Jr. President of Maverick Games about The Hunt and TSRs new partnership. JC: I’m happy to have with us today, Leo “Maverick” Normington of Maverick Games here on Multiverse. Back in the land they called the early 1990s, Leo brought to the table an incredible skirmish game called “The Hunt”. This dystopian …

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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #2

Vast Expanse #2 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is another anthology comic published by Township Comics.  Just like the previous offering it gives us 4 unique stories in the similar five page per story format as the previous issue.  The cover art for this issue felt very pulpy, which is …

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Shall We Play A Game? [Part 2 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #1

Vast Expanse #1 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is an anthology comic published by Township Comics.  It is similar in vein to Dark Horse Presents and other anthology comics in that there is not an over all pervasive theme.  Every story is unique, some tapping social issues and others falling …

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Book Retort: ANNO DRACULA 1895: SEVEN DAYS IN MAYHEM

Written by Eric Bloat Anno Dracula 1895:  Seven Days in Mayhem written by Kim Newman, art by Paul McCaffrey, released by Titan Comics is the first Comic Book entry into a long running, alternative history of fictional novels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula where the heroes of the Stoker’s Dracula failed to defeat the titular vampire villian.  In this fictional timeline …

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Book Retort: Doppelganger #1

Written by Tim Myers A four-issue series by Jordan Hart, Doppelganger is about the beginning of one man’s descent into madness. Beginning with a small fender bender one afternoon, Dennis, our protagonist, has his life turned upside down in an unusual encounter with destiny. As we follow along and the situation becomes twisted, he finds that he has no choice …

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Q&A Today: Tom Knauss

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Tom Knauss chime in on Perilous Vistas and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What impact does non-fantasy media have on your fantasy writing? TK: My father was an English teacher, so growing up I was greatly influenced by literature. I began reading Shakespeare …

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Q&A Today: Zack Kaplan

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Zack Kaplan chime in on ECLIPSE and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about ECLIPSE without giving too much away? ZK: ECLIPSE is a story that takes place in a world where the sun will burn you alive …

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Guest Review: XO Manowar #2

Guest Writer: Tim Myers Matt Kindt -Writer and creator Tomás Giorello – Artist Diego Rodriguez – Colorist At first, this reads as a “typical and run of the mill, science fiction and space-faring adventure,” whatever that means. After a page, maybe two, you will realize what you have unjustly attempted to do: try to categorize this page-turner serial as anything …