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Get off my lawn, ‘Secret Wars!’

February 25, 2015 My knee-jerk reaction to the announcement that Marvel Comics is ending the Marvel and Ultimate universes in May with the debut of “Secret Wars” #1 was, quite simply, “I don’t like i. more »»

 
 
 
In the vein of ‘50 Shades,’ another hot read

February 25, 2015 Since “50 Shades of Grey” is burning up the movie theaters, readers may be interested in what other contemporary “hot” romances are out ther. more »»

Curl up with a good book this Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2015 Since it’s February, here are two new books about single women looking for romance in England! First is “The Art of Not Having it All” by Melissa Kite. more »»

All the president’s superheroes: Comic characters get political

February 3, 2015 Many superheroes and villains have thrown their hats into the ring and run for, been elected to or been appointed to public office. more »»

New Thor puts the hammer down

December 31, 2014 Three issues in and I’m sold on the all-new, all-distaff Thor. more »»

Look back: What readers were reading in 2014

November 26, 2014 Best books of 2014 - Romance: “A Girl Walks Into a Bar” and “Girl Walks Into a Wedding” by Helena S. Paige (William Morrow, $14. more »»

More comic characters’ New Year’s resolutions

November 26, 2014 A year has passed since the last time I provided you with a list of New Year’s resolutions comic book characters might make. more »»

Supernatural police romance novel has it all

October 30, 2014 New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey finishes her Daisy Johanssen series with “Poison Fruit. more »»

New Marvel comics have good stories - and diversity

October 30, 2014 While we were all discussing the upcoming replacements of Thor by a woman and Captain America by a black superhero, Marvel was already putting out a comic with a diverse cast of characters that came... more »»

New Doctor Who series book tie-in

September 24, 2014 A tie-in book series to coincide with the new season of Doctor Who on the BBC with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor has recently been released. more »»

When horror meets superheroes

September 24, 2014 There’s a long, rich history of horror comic books, which would be ideal to delve into for this month’s Halloween issue. At least it would be if I’d ever really gotten into horror comics. more »»

New WV-produced comic draws on urban legends

September 24, 2014 A West Virginia writer is launching a new comic book company with a horror story about an 8-year-old boy who can command the killers of urban legend. more »»

WV author takes graphic novel to the people

August 28, 2014 Ashes to ashes. Carbon to carbo. more »»

Wolverine gets deep-sixed, but for how long?

August 28, 2014 Wolverine is going to die. Usually, a spoiler warning would have preceded that, but you don’t have to be Batman to piece together the clues Marvel’s been dropping lately. more »»

W.Va. is backdrop for ‘Summer of the Dead’

August 28, 2014 Pulitzer winner Julia Keller, a native of West Virginia writes another novel of crime set in Acker’s Gap in “Summer of the Dead.” County prosecutor Bell Elkins is facing work and home stress. more »»

PC or not PC? Questions about the new Thor & Captain America

July 30, 2014 There will be a new Thor and new Captain America this fall. more »»

M.D. Waters’ futuristic thriller ‘Archetype’

July 30, 2014 Now available in paperback is M.D. Waters’ speculative fiction first book in a two-part series, “Archetype.” Emma wakes up in a mysterious hospital with very little memory. more »»

‘Fire in the Hole’ documents the life and times of coal miners

July 30, 2014 In Europe a poster outside a coal mine office read: Wanted — Coal Miners for American mines: Providing ocean steam passage, keep en-route, and railroad transportation. more »»

Marvel succession planning: Who will carry the torch?

June 25, 2014 While DC is still trying to get its fledgling movieverse off the ground, Marvel (and other studios’ franchises featuring Marvel characters) is getting to the point where they have to start thinking... more »»

Summer reading: Choose your own sexy adventure

May 28, 2014 Wedding season is upon us, and what better way to experience one than through a sexy “pick a path” story? You can do just that in “A Girl Walks Into a Wedding” by Helena S. Paige. more »»

A virtual rainbow of lanterns

May 28, 2014 DC’s Green Lantern franchise features characters from across the cosmo. more »»

 
 

 

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October 20, 2014 What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)! Today the scientific community has left... more »

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