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Hulk: Six feet under the radar

When Superman died fighting Doomsday, it was all over the news, before it even happened.When Bane broke Batman's back, people were talking about it outside of comic shops.When Captain America was killed in the aftermath of "Civil War," I found out from my mom because it was featured on "The ...

Dive into the pages of Suicide Squad

The movie "Suicide Squad" has come out with mixed reviews. Whether or not you loved the movie, you can read more about the characters thanks to the comics and a new novel.First is "Suicide Squad" the official movie novelization written by Marv Wolfman (Titan Books, $7.99), who has written ...

Scooby-Dooby-Doo what are you…doing in a horror story?

A little over a year ago here, I lamented the unnecessarily dark turns comics have taken in recent years, especially with once-lighthearted characters.I scoffed at the decision in a 2012 comic to explain the trademark nervousness of Cringer, aka He-Man's Battle Cat, as the result of horrific ...

Go back to school with these stress busters

It's time to go back to college, and here are a few things to take with you!To help with the stress that classes can cause is a new adult coloring book for Doctor Who fans, "Doctor Who: Travels in Time" (Price Stern Sloan, $14.99.) The first Doctor Who coloring book was a New York Times ...

Stop and smell the roses atop a bicycle

It's summer, so now is the time to get out there and do something fun and active! With that in mind, Anna Brones has released a new book, "Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life."In her introduction, Brones writes that a bicycle is a great way to live a more sustainable life ...

Heroic heel turns often have expiration dates

If you haven't heard the hubbub about "Steve Rogers: Captain America" #1 or had it revealed to you in your Facebook trending feed like me, this article will contain spoilers.For many the cat's been let out of the bag that at the end of said issue, Captain America uttered the phrase that sent ...

OJ prosecutor Clark pens ‘Blood Defense’

With the recent television series, "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," a whole new generation has been exposed to the lengthy trial, and all the central people involved, including both the defense and the prosecution. Marcia Clark, one of the prosecuting attorneys, has since gone on to write legal ...

Danger, Sweetheart dances with tropes

New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson, maybe best known for her Betsy the Vampire Queen series, steps away from the paranormal and into the contemporary world with a love letter to romance in "Danger, Sweetheart."This is one of those books that you must read the author's note at ...

If I’m R-rated then will you still call me Superman?

So everybody liked "Deadpool," but do we really need an R-rated Superman?I haven't seen "Deadpool." Yet. I'm willing to be proven wrong, but if I'm giving up 90-plus minutes to watch something I don't expect to like, I'm definitely not paying more than Redbox price to do so.If violence is being ...

Tapping into the ‘new adult’ genre of books

There's a new genre out now called "New Adult," aimed at people in their early 20s. Characters are usually college-aged, and facing problems/romances of that age group. Publishers have been marketing books in that demographic more often now. Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken adds to that ...