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Wolverine gets deep-sixed, but for how long?

August 28, 2014 Wolverine is going to die. Usually, a spoiler warning would have preceded that, but you don’t have to be Batman to piece together the clues Marvel’s been dropping lately. more »»

W.Va. is backdrop for ‘Summer of the Dead’

August 28, 2014 Pulitzer winner Julia Keller, a native of West Virginia writes another novel of crime set in Acker’s Gap in “Summer of the Dead.” County prosecutor Bell Elkins is facing work and home stress. more »»

PC or not PC? Questions about the new Thor & Captain America

July 30, 2014 There will be a new Thor and new Captain America this fall. more »»

M.D. Waters’ futuristic thriller ‘Archetype’

July 30, 2014 Now available in paperback is M.D. Waters’ speculative fiction first book in a two-part series, “Archetype.” Emma wakes up in a mysterious hospital with very little memory. more »»

‘Fire in the Hole’ documents the life and times of coal miners

July 30, 2014 In Europe a poster outside a coal mine office read: Wanted — Coal Miners for American mines: Providing ocean steam passage, keep en-route, and railroad transportation. more »»

Marvel succession planning: Who will carry the torch?

June 25, 2014 While DC is still trying to get its fledgling movieverse off the ground, Marvel (and other studios’ franchises featuring Marvel characters) is getting to the point where they have to start thinking... more »»

Summer reading: Choose your own sexy adventure

May 28, 2014 Wedding season is upon us, and what better way to experience one than through a sexy “pick a path” story? You can do just that in “A Girl Walks Into a Wedding” by Helena S. Paige. more »»

A virtual rainbow of lanterns

May 28, 2014 DC’s Green Lantern franchise features characters from across the cosmo. more »»

These X-Men probably won’t make it to movies

April 30, 2014 A list of X-Men unlikely to appear in movies is a bit harder than my previous entries for the Avengers and Justice League. more »»

Creepy nanny story takes many twists, turns

April 30, 2014 A twisting thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seat throughout “Until You’re Mine” by Samantha Hayes. more »»

No joke: Some comic storylines that make you go ‘huh?’

March 26, 2014 Comics may only be limited by their creators’ imaginations (and editors’ edicts), but every once in a while, you come across an issue or storyline that makes you wonder how anyone came up with it,... more »»

Women featured in two historical selections

March 26, 2014 Two new books take a look at historical figures, one a non-fiction work and one a fictionalized accounting of actual events. more »»

Vampires grow up in ‘Red Delicious’ novel

February 27, 2014 Award-winning author Caitlin R. Kiernan writes as Kathleen Tierney in the next book in her Quinn series, “Red Delicious. more »»

Comic characters and their pop culture counterparts

February 27, 2014 Not long ago, a lot fewer people knew who Tony Stark was or could name Thor’s brother. more »»

A twofer for Valentine’s Day reading

February 3, 2014 Just in time for Valentine's Day comes one 25-year-old's search for love in "Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date" by Katie Heaney. more »»

Superior to Amazing: Why Marvel should keep Peter Parker on the shelf

February 3, 2014 Spoiler warning if you haven't read any Spider-Man comics since December 2012: Spider-Man is sorta dead. more »»

Creepy-crawly thriller set in the rainforest

December 25, 2013 A thriller takes a small species and makes them terrifying in “Invasive Species” by Joseph Wallace. more »»

Part 2: Inductees into the Comic Book Football Hall

December 25, 2013 It’s Graffiti’s annual football issue, and I’m offering up another round of inductees into the Comic Book Football Hall of Fame. more »»

Hypothetical superhero resolutions for the New Year

November 27, 2013 Time is a funny thing in comic books. In order to keep things contemporary, it doesn't pass the way it does in the real world. more »»

‘Bitches Make Me Tired’ offers good advice

November 27, 2013 New York Times bestselling author Celia Rivenbark releases another book full of Southern girl wisdom, this time in the form of a modern etiquette book (with a bit of profanity) in "Rude Bitches Make... more »»



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