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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 »»

‘Dollface’ a wild tale of the romantic Roaring ‘20s

October 30, 2013 With the popularity of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Great Gatsby,” fans can return to the Roaring Twenties with “Dollface” by Renee Rosen. more »»

Switching perspective in ‘Astro City’ comic series

October 30, 2013 Kurt Busiek’s “Astro City” is back and continuing to deliver a brilliant mix of the spectacular and the mundane in a world where superheroes are just a fact of life. more »»

Out of their (Justice) League

September 26, 2013 A while back, I ran down the 10 Avengers I thought had the least chance of making it to the big screen despite the onslaught of superhero movies headed to theaters. more »»

The King of terror returns with ‘Doctor Sleep’

September 26, 2013 Stephen King returns to the story of Danny Torrance in “Doctor Slee. more »»

Review: Two ‘teen’ books that actually appeal to adults

August 29, 2013 Books that are marketed as “teen” books can have broader appeal. Look at the “Hunger Games” series or even “Twilight” or “Harry Potte. more »»

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 »»



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