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‘Dollface’ a wild tale of the romantic Roaring ‘20s

October 30, 2013 With the popularity of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Great Gatsby,” fans can return to the Roaring Twenties with “Dollface” by Renee Rosen. more »»

Switching perspective in ‘Astro City’ comic series

October 30, 2013 Kurt Busiek’s “Astro City” is back and continuing to deliver a brilliant mix of the spectacular and the mundane in a world where superheroes are just a fact of life. more »»

Out of their (Justice) League

September 26, 2013 A while back, I ran down the 10 Avengers I thought had the least chance of making it to the big screen despite the onslaught of superhero movies headed to theaters. more »»

The King of terror returns with ‘Doctor Sleep’

September 26, 2013 Stephen King returns to the story of Danny Torrance in “Doctor Slee. more »»

Review: Two ‘teen’ books that actually appeal to adults

August 29, 2013 Books that are marketed as “teen” books can have broader appeal. Look at the “Hunger Games” series or even “Twilight” or “Harry Potte. more »»

Avengers who aren’t quite ready for prime time

July 31, 2013 The revelation that the title of the “Avengers” sequel will be “Age of Ultron” not only offers a pretty good clue as to who the big bad will be (Ultron, for those of you not picking up) but also... more »»

Chicks rock: The Runaways were ‘Queens of Noise’

July 31, 2013 Get a behind the scenes look into the lives of 70s teen rock band The Runaways in Evelyn McDonnell’s “Queens of Noise. more »»

Comic book review: ‘End of X-Factor’

June 27, 2013 With the six-part “End of X-Factor” storyline now under way, Peter David is bringing his terrific 100-plus issue run on the comic to a close on his terms. more »»

Clines follow-up an addictive page turner

May 29, 2013 By Amy Phelps Peter Clines returns to his world of superheroes versus zombies in "Ex Patriots." It's been two years since a plague turned most of humanity into zombies, known as ex-humans. more »»

Top picks from DC’s new 52 relaunch

May 29, 2013 DC's New 52 relaunch, the emphasis of comic companies on collecting stories in trades and the proliferation of comic books at libraries provided a perfect storm for me to do something I'd never done... more »»

‘Selected Stories’ spans author’s career

April 29, 2013 A new collection of short stories by the acclaimed science-fiction author, Phillip K. Dick is now available. “Selected Stories of Philip K. more »»

Superheroes kicking zombie butt?

April 1, 2013 Peter Clines combines two elements that have been begging for a good novel — zombies and superheroes — in "Ex Heroes." S. more »»

Free Comic Book Day: Tips for the best experience

April 1, 2013 Over the last 11 years, Free Comic Book Day has gone from a novelty marketing idea to an annually anticipated event. more »»

New sci-fi reads: Doctor Who & Star Wars

February 28, 2013 Go for some new science-fiction stories from some beloved series with these new books! First for fellow Whovians is “Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By” by Dan Abnett. more »»

X-Men: Everything old all-new again

February 28, 2013 The X-Men have long been a popular brand, dominating the comic industry for years before crossing over into television and movies. more »»

A fantastic tale of supergroupie lust, love

January 31, 2013 We come upon Valentine’s Day with the spirit of love in our hearts. Some say that it’s a day created by the greeting card companies to sell more produc. more »»

Superhero hook-ups we’d like to see happen

January 31, 2013 If you take away the garish costumes and journeys into space, comics aren’t very far removed from soap operas. more »»

‘John Dies At The End’ might just make you insane

January 31, 2013 Telling you one of the main characters dies in the end isn’t really a spoiler — considering practically everyone dies/comes back/dies again in the intensely crazy “John Dies At The End” by David Won... more »»

Comic Book Football Hall of Fame

December 26, 2012 Among subjects with little practical application in day-to-day life that I know way too much about football is probably third on the list, behind comics and movies. more »»

‘The Neighbors’ sucks you in, leaves you paranoid

December 26, 2012 How well do you know your neighbors? Ania Ahlborn’s new book “The Neighbors” will have you drawing your curtains and casting a wary eye. more »»



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