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Cult comic heroes take on the macabre

September 27, 2017 While more than a few superheroes have tangled with things that go bump in the night, there are plenty of characters who, if they weren’t good guys, could headline their own horror movie. more »»

 
 
 
Make mine Marvel Two-in-One

August 30, 2017 I might have been wringing my hands and grumbling about the endless series of reboots and major events as Marvel Legacy approaches had the company not won me over with a one-two punch right to the... more »»

What’s in a number? Marvel Legacy puts some series back in triple digits

July 27, 2017 After years of churning out countless No. 1 issues, Marvel Comics is returning several series to their original numbering. More or less. more »»

America’s Irish heritage celebrated in new book

June 28, 2017 The major contribution made by Irish immigrants to the Unites States is documented in a new book by author and journalist David Forsythe. more »»

Stan the Mystery Man

May 31, 2017 (Warning: This column spoils a couple scenes in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” that are inconsequential to the story, but fun nevertheless. more »»

Flood stories & more sought for annual writing contest

March 28, 2017 Submitted West Virginia Writers, Inc. continues to accept submissions for its writing contests for 2017, offering $5,850 in total cash prizes. more »»

DC vs. Marvel: 20th anniversary redux

December 28, 2016 Twenty years ago, the biggest comic publishers put into print what fans had been arguing about for years, with “DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. D. more »»

Resolutions: Super-improvements for 2017

November 30, 2016 Comic book characters are in the spotlight like never before, on TV, in movies and, still, in actual comic books. more »»

Comic book cabinet: Which characters could lead the U.S.A.?

October 26, 2016 This election’s been weird, right? Know what else would be weird? If somebody made a list of which comic book characters could fill out the executive branch, from the White House down to Secretary o... more »»

Hungry for a good book? Delve into these zombie novels

October 6, 2016 As I write this, it is mid-September and I have already decorated my house for Halloween! I have gone from someone who hated Halloween and was scared of all of the masks into someone who is a zombie... more »»

Hulk: Six feet under the radar

October 6, 2016 When Superman died fighting Doomsday, it was all over the news, before it even happened. When Bane broke Batman's back, people were talking about it outside of comic shops. more »»

Dive into the pages of Suicide Squad

August 31, 2016 The movie “Suicide Squad” has come out with mixed reviews. Whether or not you loved the movie, you can read more about the characters thanks to the comics and a new novel. more »»

Scooby-Dooby-Doo what are you...doing in a horror story?

August 1, 2016 A little over a year ago here, I lamented the unnecessarily dark turns comics have taken in recent years, especially with once-lighthearted characters. more »»

Go back to school with these stress busters

August 1, 2016 It’s time to go back to college, and here are a few things to take with you! To help with the stress that classes can cause is a new adult coloring book for Doctor Who fans, “Doctor Who: Travels in... more »»

Stop and smell the roses atop a bicycle

June 29, 2016 It’s summer, so now is the time to get out there and do something fun and active! With that in mind, Anna Brones has released a new book, “Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life. more »»

Heroic heel turns often have expiration dates

June 29, 2016 If you haven’t heard the hubbub about “Steve Rogers: Captain America” #1 or had it revealed to you in your Facebook trending feed like me, this article will contain spoilers. more »»

OJ prosecutor Clark pens ‘Blood Defense’

May 25, 2016 With the recent television series, "The People vs. O.. more »»

Danger, Sweetheart dances with tropes

April 27, 2016 New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson, maybe best known for her Betsy the Vampire Queen series, steps away from the paranormal and into the contemporary world with a love letter to... more »»

If I’m R-rated then will you still call me Superman?

April 27, 2016 So everybody liked “Deadpool,” but do we really need an R-rated Superman? I haven’t seen “Deadpool.” Yet. more »»

Tapping into the ‘new adult’ genre of books

April 5, 2016 There's a new genre out now called "New Adult," aimed at people in their early 20s. Characters are usually college-aged, and facing problems/romances of that age grou. more »»

Coloring books for grown-ups all the rage

January 28, 2016 A new trend out right now is coloring for relaxation for adults. more »»

 
 

 

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