Bookworms: Arrow – Heroes And Villains (2015)

| March 2, 2015

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We, the lovers of comic books, live in a world where our childhood dreams of seeing our favorite heroes and villains come to life is a reality. Most people think of movies like Iron Man and Man Of Steel, but what about the small screen? Again, we are fortunate. This time, on a weekly basis. […]

Manga Review: Master Keaton Vol. 1

| February 18, 2015

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To describe Taichi Hiraga Keaton in a high concept premise statement, you’d say he was “Indiana Jones as an insurance investigator.” However, the hero of Master Keaton is much more than that juicy pitch. To begin with, his unique skill set was developed at two preeminent British institutions, Oxford and the Special Air Service (SAS), […]

Bookworms: Dueling Neurosurgeons (2014) by Sam Kean

| February 17, 2015

Dueling Neurosurgeons

The human brain is a fascinating, seldom understood organ of enormous complexity. Sometimes it teaches us the most when it goes wrong, whether due to illness or injury.

Key Issues: A Review of Scribd, the New “Netflix for Comics”

| February 14, 2015

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On Tuesday, Scribd—once dubbed the “Netflix for e-books” by Wired—added to its vast book library 10,000 comic books from the publishers Marvel, Archie, IDW, Top Shelf, BOOM! Studios, Valiant, and others.  The creation of a relatively comprehensive digital subscription service was a long time in coming, but it was foreshadowed when publishers created their own services, […]

Fantagraphics Releases Photographs of Jazz Legend Les McCann in Hardcover Edition

| February 13, 2015

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Fantagraphics is releasing Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960-1980 this Spring in a hardcover edition. This collection of Les McCann’s intimate photos of music culture across two decades includes photos of a very young Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr., John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Richard Pryor, Quincy […]

Batman Screenwriter Sam Hamm Joins VIZ Production’s Film Adaptation of “The Street of Fruiting Bodies.”

| February 13, 2015

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  VIZ Productions announced that it is developing the haunting Japanese short story, “The Street of Fruiting Bodies,” into a feature film and has retained Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm to write the screenplay adaptation.  Sayuri Ueda’s horror story originally appeared in Phantasm Japan, a 2014 anthology that collected both Japanese and United States authors and was […]

Inner City Romance at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Valentine’s Day, 6 to 9 PM

| February 12, 2015

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This Valentine’s Day from 6 to 9 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is opening their Guy Colwell original art exhibition with a publication party for the collected Inner City Romance. The exhibition features original pages, prints, paintings and drawings by this accomplished artist, whose comic book serial Inner City Romance appeared in 1972 and illustrated […]

YALSA Names Four ONI Books to 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

| February 10, 2015

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Four Oni Press titles were listed today on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens: Buzz!, Down Set Fight! and Bad Machinery Vol. 2 & 3. Bad Machinery Vol. 3 placed in YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. “We’re honored—and excited!—that four of our titles landed on the […]

Bookworms: Magnificent Desolation (2009) by Buzz Aldrin

| February 10, 2015

Magnificent Desolation

NASA trained him to be an astronaut. They didn’t train the astronaut to be a hero. Inside, a dark secret lay, waiting to destroy the hero and disgrace the astronaut.

IDW CEO Ted Adams Joins Traveling Stories Board of Directors

| February 4, 2015

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Ted Adams, CEO/Publisher of IDW Publishing, has been selected to sit on the Board of Directors for Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit from San Diego. The mission statement of Traveling Stories is to “outsmart poverty one book at a time & inspire a love for reading everywhere.” Since 2010, Traveling Stories has established seven libraries […]

Viz Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Debuts Yuya Sato’s Evocative Novel Dendera

| January 23, 2015

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint opens 2015 with its first release of the New Year. Dendera, award-winning author Yuya Sato’s stark and moving novel, is set to be published on February 17th. An eBook edition debuts the same day on the Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Google Play digital storefronts. “Dendera is a captivating work that […]

New Year = New Beginnings

| January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year! 2015 looks to be the beginning of not just a new year, but also a new start for some of us here at NerdSpan. For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Dan Yun and I am the Editor of the Movies section here at NerdSpan. Now, […]