In honor of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, I wanted to quickly jot down and share some personal thoughts I have about both Lent and Ash Wednesday in a secular, Pop Mythology-esque way.
Like most years, the Oscars 2014 had its share of funny or amusing moments as well as its sweepingly or quietly emotional moments. Of course, every year also has its share of excellent speeches and here were my personal favorites from this year.
On Feb. 21 author Lynn Shepherd posted an opinion piece on The Huffington Post in which she pleaded for J.K. Rowling to stop writing books for the adult market. But as I witnessed the severe backlash against Shepherd I felt compelled to defend not just her but anyone who has been viciously attacked on social media in ways that are arguably unfair. This is my defense.
Last week we opened the polls for our very first, very own awards ceremony, the Mythies, celebrating the best in genre movies and fringe movie categories. Well, our readers have spoken and the results are in.
My March Hero of the Month is author Anne Rice. It is not for her books, though I do love them (the ones I’ve read) and though I know that they entertain and inspire many. It is rather for the way she quietly and gracefully wields the power that is celebrity through the tool that is social media.
As a management simulation, Game Dev Tycooon delivers a satisfying play experience. I would like to hope, though, that some people weren’t satisfied with simulation. I would like to hope that some people decided that they, too, could bring a little more pixilated art into the world.
Last week, Ragnarok happened twice: the Vikings prophecy of end-of-times and the release of Loki: Ragnarock and Roll. Luckily for us, only the latter occurred. We chatted with writer Eric M/ Esquivel about his take on Norse mythology as well as his upcoming work.
Unwrapped Sky is an original story that sets 19th Century political struggles in a fascinating fantasy world, though Rjurik Davidson leaves too much of this world unexplained. His characters are flawed and compelling. This is an ambitious debut from a very promising writer.
The Fuse is definitely a thinking person’s story. You aren’t just thinking about the crime – you wonder about every single aspect of this comic: the setting is a mystery, the main characters, the socio-political background of this Earth in the future – everything.
Enjoy this spectacular new oceanside set of The Artful Dodger’s steampunk Ariel photos by The Blake Image Photography. Hey, we know you’re dying to try, you wanna kiss the girl!
The combination of these two minds, Benford’s Cal Tech-level astrophysics and Niven’s stunning Ringworld-style imagination, results in a series that is everything good science fiction should be: a plausible and even probable vision of the future.
Battle was an amazing part of the comic landscape of Britain. It shaped thousands of young readers and made them aware of their nation’s history and heritage while teaching them about the hard life-lessons of war. Go look for this. Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics isn’t just a book that can entertain you, but it’s one that you can learn from.
I’m actually excited about the upcoming release of Daredevil #1.50. I can’t wait to see what they’re going to end up doing with one of Marvel’s greatest characters.
As a die-hard Star Trek fan, this collection is an amazing discovery but as a lover of newspaper comic strips in general, I can appreciate that it’s also a piece of cultural heritage that has been thankfully preserved.
The full message contained within On Such a Full Sea is not only the stark, wintery warnings of the dystopian genre, but the spring-like hope of how to find a better path.