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Rob Lane’s 7 of the Best

Written by Rob Lane Bernard Cornwell – The Saxon Stories + The Last Kingdom (TV series) Bernard Cornwell is my favourite author and Uhtred Uhtredson is my favourite fictional character of all time. From the very first paragraph that I read in a bookshop, Uhtred had me hooked into his beliefs, his attitude, his strength, his insults, his authority and …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all of US to all of YOU =) Welcome to 2017, the 40th anniversary year of 1st edition AD&D (and the iconic MONSTER MANUAL; a book that continues to amaze us even today.)  Equal parts educational, inspirational, and practical, it was the MONSTER MANUAL that lifted the latch of the floodgates for many tabletop rpg enthusiasts; a hobbyist …

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Sneak Peek: SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #5

Sneak Peek:  SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #5 David Wohl – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors Santeria: The Goddess Kiss concludes! From the creator of Executive Assistant: Iris, Legend of the Shadow Clan and Witchblade, and the artist of Fathom: Kiani comes a new tale spanning centuries, deep within the heart of the ancient civilizations …

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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!  /      /      /      /   …