Shannon Hale (Ever After High series) moderated the Fairytale Remix panel on Thursday 7/24/2014, featuring Cornelia Funke (Mirrorwold series), Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles), Ben Tripp (The Accidental Highwayman), Danielle Page (Dorothy Must Die), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa), and Katherine Harbour (Thorn Jack), during which they discussed the differences between ancient, traditional, and modern […]
Over the past few years, Live Action Role Playing, just like Cosplay, has gained more popularity and isn’t quite the niche activity it once was. This may well explain the number of films that use this scene as their basis that have appeared relatively recently, such as Lloyd the Conqueror and Unicorn City. The plot […]
Television history has several stories of series returning to the air or making the feature film jump, after concerted fan efforts. The classic example is Star Trek, becoming a phenomenon, while relatively recent examples include Firefly (with the Serenity feature film), Futurama, and Arrested Development, after a 7 year gap. A similar 7 year gap […]
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is modern-day quest by Robin Sloan, full of nerdery, humor, and heart. It’s feels a bit like reading a live-action video game, which is fun, but with the unfortunate side effect that not all characters are fully developed beings, rather cyphers for whoever the protagonist needs them to be.
In all, William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back is another solid work of literary art and wonder. I absolutely love that Ian Doescher has taken the time and the immeasurable effort to give the world this book which might otherwise never exist. Fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare will find much to love and enjoy. And! The best part is that it is not over. The third book of the trilogy, The Jedi Doth Return, is set to be released on July 1, 2014. I cannot wait.
G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel has introduced us to a new superhero – Kamala Khan – and over five issues, has won us over. Kamala Khan’s debut as a truly original superhero has been written by Wilson with consummate skill and assurance, and Alphona’s art has been a definitive asset, establishing a style for […]
On the surface, everything about the new Batgirl comic run announced by DC Comics Thursday is nothing like we come to expect from the company. Sure, new Batgirl writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher have a history with DC from their respective work on Batman Inc. and Wednesday Comics. However, where they plan to take Barbara Gordon and her superhero alter-ego is a complete 180 on how she’s been […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an internet commenter in possession of some free time must be in want of a controversy. Anyone who spends any amount of time on social media or perusing message boards will, at any given time, find someone (or a group of someones) who’s pissed off about something. Twitter […]