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The Replacement Heroes

September 30, 2015 The Falcon is Captain America. Commissioner Gordon is Batman. And Amadeus Cho will soon become the “Totally Awesome” Hulk. Everything will probably snap back into the status quo sooner than later. more »»

All-new, all-different Marvel picks

August 31, 2015 As Marvel prepares to revamp its entire line of comics in October and November in the wake of “Secret Wars,” here’s a look at the “All-New, All-Different” titles I want to check out mos. more »»

Squirrel Girl, Howard the Duck (and Prez?) lead new crop of humor comics

July 30, 2015 Despite my complaints last time about the darkness permeating comics, Marvel and DC are putting out a surprising number of genuinely funny books, though how long they’ll last has yet to be determined. more »»

Princess Mia grows up in latest Cabot novel

June 24, 2015 #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot returns to her Princess Diaries series, except now Princess Mia is an adult, in "Royal Weddin. more »»

Enjoy a tasty sampling of the south ya’ll

May 28, 2015 Southern Living once again goes “Off the Eaten Path” with “On the Road Again” by Morgan Murphy. more »»

Dark & darker: Fun characters who got depressing remakes

May 28, 2015 Some comic book characters and stories really emphasize the “comic” part of the phrase with lighthearted, fantastical adventures. more »»

Desserts inspired by dates: The good, the bad & the salty

April 29, 2015 Audrey Shulman recently published a cookbook/memoir based on her blog by the same name in “Sitting in Bars with Cake”. more »»

Comics to TV: Six series a fit for the small screen

April 29, 2015 Long before Netflix announced its “Daredevil” series, I’d been saying the Man Without Fear was an excellent candidate for a television show. more »»

Not about Kate and Wills, but just as intriguing

March 26, 2015 Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the bloggers behind the fashion website, Go Fug Yourself, and authors of two young adult novels, “Spoiled” and “Messy” tell the not-so-fairy-tale story of a college... more »»

Toss the gadgets: Foster a love of reading in teens

March 26, 2015 In today’s age of technology, it’s easy for teens to reject books in favor of gadgets. more »»

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 »»



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