Bookworms: Shoeless Joe (1982) by W.P. Kinsella

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Shoeless Joe is the magical story of an Iowa farmer, who based on ghostly direction, builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.

Review: Lazarus 11


Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our three-part catch-up with Greg himself here and our two-part catch-up with Michael here. A round up of the current state of the book and some hints about future directions, with both […]

King Down: Adventure in the World of Chess

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Tabletop game designer Saar Shai, whose double-edged card game of covert agents and secret missions, The Agents, won our praise in a review in May, has returned to Kickstarter with King Down, which is…wait, is that just a fancy chess set? No, it isn’t. While it borrows some familiar gameplay elements from the timeless strategic game, playing King […]

Comic Review: Alive


Alive Story and Art by Taguchi Hajime Review by Mara Wood “I want to see a miracle…the kind that makes you want to be alive.” This statement the character on the cover of Taguchi Hajime’s short story collection Alive makes sums up the theme of the diverse stories. Alive is a refreshing manga that celebrates […]

Bookworms: Mistborn (2006) by Brandon Sanderson


if you haven’t heard of Brandon Sanderson, or you have but haven’t picked up any of his books, do yourself a favor and start with Mistborn. It’s the beginning of a trilogy (with another trilogy following it), the magic system is fantastically unique, and his writing will keep you turning the pages. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Comic Review: Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24

Hayate the Combat Butler Vol 24

Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24 Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata Review by Mara Wood Poor Hayate. It’s bad enough that his parents owe money to the yakuza. To avoid drastic measures to pay off their debt, Hayate becomes a butler for a wealthy young lady, Nagi. In Kenjiro Hata’s series from Shonen Sunday […]

Comic Review: 07-Ghost Vol. 12

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07-Ghost Vol. 12 Story and Art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara Review by Mara Wood 07-Ghost is a manga series that uses extensive world building and religious allegories to create a sweeping story of good versus evil. In the twelfth volume of this unique fantasy series, Yuki Amemiya and Yikino Ichihara continue the story […]

Movie Review: The Machine (2013)


Sci-fi comes in many forms and while there have been several big budget films lately, the most common place you’ll find a sci-fi film is in the low-budget market. The Machine is a British film, which means more often than not that we’re in the low end of the budget range, but this isn’t always a bad thing as good ideas can flourish regardless of budget.

BOOM! Studios Weekly News Wrap Up

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When it comes to fun and innovative titles, BOOM!’s got some great books to offer. BOOM Teases New Series from kaboom George Pérez to Embark on Signing Tour for Sirens From BOOM!: Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new […]

Image Comics Weekly News Wrap Up


Looking for Image news and upcoming books? Look no further. Five Ghosts Starts New Arc and Has a TV Show in Development From Image: Co-creators Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, and colorist Lauren Affe return for the beginning of an all-new story arc for FIVE GHOSTS. “Monsters & Men” begins on 10/15 with issue #13, […]

VIZ Media Weekly News Wrap Up

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Stay on top of what’s new from VIZ Media with our wrap up. Sailor Moon Online Slumber Party Celebrates Release of English Dub Ok, Sailor Scouts, get ready: the English dub of the classic Sailor Moon series debuts on Hulu and Neon Alley TODAY, September 5th. The first four episodes will be available on the 5th with English dubs […]

Dark Horse Weekly News Wrap Up

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Get your Dark Horse fix right here! Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 Preview From Dark Horse: CRIMINAL MACABRE: THE THIRD CHILD #1 | Steve Niles | Christopher Mitten Cal’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. […]