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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 »»

Look out Stephen King: 'Rex' is coming

December 3, 2012 Robert Pobi gives Stephen King a run for his money in "Mannheim Rex." Gavin Corlie is a highly successful horror writer who is still reeling from the tragic death of his wife. more »»

Comic book must-have list in time for the holidays

November 29, 2012 Looking for a comic-related gift for a friend or loved one? Or are you a comic reader looking for something on which to spend your Christmas money? I’ve got a few suggestions for you: - “Batgirl”... more »»

Marvel NOW looking to attract, keep readers

October 31, 2012 Marvel Comics is looking to attract new readers and excite us, well, let’s say, experienced ones with Marvel NOW, a series of relaunches putting new creative teams on a number of titles. more »»

Retail woes and boys with the ‘right stuff’

October 31, 2012 Several new memoirs and biographies give you an inside look into the world of pop stardom, retail and a soldier's lif. more »»

Don’t let Superman’s new threads throw you – he is still the man

September 26, 2012 If you, like me, were distracted by the trees of starting the numbering on Action Comics over at 1 and Superman wearing blue jeans, I hope you didn’t let that stop you from enjoying the great forest... more »»



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