Category Archives: Published in 2015

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Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown contains everything you’d expect to find in a horror novel. There’s a haunted house, a spellbook bound in human flesh, numerous pocket universes, black magic, one sexy witch, several ugly witches, demonic possession, a couple … Continue reading

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Swingin’ Tales

Recently, we sat down and reread Watchmen for the third (or maybe fourth) time. Overall it’s a fine example of superhero fiction. Alan Moore re-imagined a bunch of half-forgotten characters and changed the world forever. Superheroes would never be the … Continue reading

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Minor League

Exposition is not a dirty word. Nor is it something writers need to avoid. For a screenwriter who has only 90 minutes to tell a story, exposition is a convenient way to keep audiences up-to-speed while moving the action forward. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Jethro Dumont (aka the Green Lama) adopted a number of conflicting identities when he returned to the U.S. from a 10-year sabbatical in Tibet. He was a Buddhist, an Asura demigod, a tulka, a billionaire, a womanizer, a fop, a … Continue reading

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Live! In the Link Age: Short Reviews of 2015 (Revisited)

The last time we saw Alice Gailsone she was lying in a hospital bed recuperating from injuries sustained from an atomic bomb (The Red Rook). In her first post-nuclear adventure (“Old Ghosts” / By Casey Glanders / First Printing: August … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2015 and a Peek at 2016

Like Batman and Catwoman, our two favorite novels of 2015 are like the flip side of the same coin. One book puts superheroes squarely in the real world. Conversely, a big chunk of action in the second book takes place … Continue reading

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The Red and the Black

Nowadays everybody knows who Natasha Romanoff is. As the Black Widow she’s an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a charter member of the Avengers Initiative. Seeing her name splashed across magazine covers and movie theater marquees was unavoidable. It was the … Continue reading

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