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Ted Fauster’s 7 of the Best

Ted Fauster‘s Magnificent Seven I’ve been asked to list seven of my top books and/or films that have influenced me as a writer. I am happy to do so. But I’m going to skip the books this time. Oftentimes, we hear about all the incredible books that have influenced writers, yet there are so many films that have done just …

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30 Ways To Ring In The New Year

Before you do any of this, remember to roll a d30. Make toasts from a drinking horn, instead of a wine glass. Roll a d4, and make that many toasts. Scream a Klingon Death Howl for the end of the old year. Utter a quote from a Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode that you’ve never uttered before, and do it …

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James West’s 7 of the Best

Written by James West Conan the Barbarian The Robert E. Howard character, the Marvel comics, and the 1982 movie all had a huge influence on how I see fantasy. While Tolkien made everything seem lofty and nearly inaccessible, Conan kept it real. This was mud-and-blood storytelling and it’s still in my veins today.     Big Trouble in Little China I have watched this movie countless …

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BRITANNIA #4 STRIKES GOLD WITH SECOND PRINTING IN JANUARY

Valiant’s BRITANNIA #4 Conquers Again With A Second Printing in January! As Valiant’s magnum opus enters its 10th astonishing printing, don’t miss your chance to experience the bone-crunching finale to this season’s runaway hit! Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #4 (of 4) – the fearsome final chapter of Valiant’s prestige format epic from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective …

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Matt Forbeck’s 7 of the Best

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien created the genre of epic fantasy with his Middle-earth cycle, and we tend to forget how silly elves and dwarves could be before he redefined them. The films are decent fun, filled with amazing visuals and decent acting, but the books are stunning. I was fortunate enough to be the developer of The …

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Chuck Dixon’s 7 of the Best

Chuck Dixon knows his sci-fi. He’s also the writer of the BAD TIMES sci-fi novels, described as “one part Army Rangers, one part time-travel, and a whole lot of action.”  Buckle up, brave readers!  You’re about to enjoy a fun peek at 7 of Chuck’s all-time favorite sci-fi tales!  /      /      /      /   …

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Sneak Peek: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US #1

Sneak Peek:  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US #1 Story by David Wohl and Vince Hernandez Art by Randy Green and Giuseppe Cafaro Aspen’s critically acclaimed and best-selling series from creator David Wohl (Witchblade, Legend of the Shadow Clan) returns for this pulse-pounding action-packed one-shot! With the new Aspen Universe forged and taking shape, Executive Assistant: Iris’ past secret case …

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Sneak Peek: NINJAK #23

Sneak Peek:  Matt Kindt and Marc Laming Sharpen “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – Coming to NINJAK #23 this January Dead or alive, Ninjak is coming for Master Darque! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt …

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Q&A with Sonny Liew

It’s not every day that indie creator Sonny Liew gets to chime in on THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE, and all things indie comics so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  From start to finish, how long did it take you to complete The Art of CCHC?  Can you describe the process? SL: I’d say it about 2 …