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by Joane - 6 days ago

Why America Needs More Heroes Like Vash the Stampede

The world has changed a great deal since TRIGUN’s, the classic anime by Madhouse starring Vash the Stampede, release 20 years ago. Everything from smartphones to internet culture to current news media would be unrecognizable to the denizens of the late 90’s. However, with all of these progressions...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Anime Watchlist: WOLF’S RAIN

Anime Watchlist is ComicsVerse’s anime recommendation series, where we spotlight some of the best lesser-known shows out there. Finding well-written anime with compelling stories and lovable characters can sometimes feel like searching for a desert oasis. Fortunately, you won’t have to journey thro...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Why SGT. ROCK’s War Stories Need to Be Heard

When it comes to war stories, action sells. It becomes easy, then, to sweep under the rug of DC Entertainment’s action-packed war comics of old. It’s easy to see them as nationalistic, militaristic pulp — relics of a less enlightened era with as much relevance today as lard, cigarettes, and fedoras...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Journeys with Craig Thompson: Looking Back at CARNET DE VOYAGE

Craig Thompson’s 2004 graphic journal CARNET DE VOYAGE is back in a special expanded re-release from Drawn and Quarterly. The Midwestern creator’s work has earned him several Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards, and for good reason. This latest re-release once again conjures Thompson’s ability to swe...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Lil’ Libros: Great Bilingual Board Books for Children

Being bilingual makes you smarter. Don’t believe me? Well, it has now been scientifically proven that being bilingual indeed does make you smarter. “In recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Book Groups as Imagined by Great Authors

Many authors visit book groups to meet their readers. A great author, though, will of course set up her own group, and then use it to impose her unique artistic vision upon her readers. I was lucky enough to have discovered some descriptions of book groups run by famous authors. I share them wi...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Weekend Giveaway: MY LADY’S CHOOSING by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran

This giveaway is sponsored by My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran, published by Quirk Books. My Lady’s Choosing is the romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after. As a plucky but penniless heroine in th...

by Joane - 1 week ago

EXILES #1 Brings The Band Together to Save the Multiverse

EXILES #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, and Jordie Bellaire is the return of the dimension-hopping heroes. The series begins with a team featuring old and new faces. Fans of the original series will be happy as it captures the magic of a group of misfits trying to save everythin...

by Joane - 1 week ago

The Personal Logs of Sgt. Barnes: “Test Motions” PART 2

Share this: Log: “Things have changed so much since the turn of the century, for better or worse. I’m grateful for the advancements in technology not just for myself, but for the way it keeps friends and loved ones close no matter how many miles apart they may be. The world is now much larger a...

by Joane - 1 week ago

World of Wakanda Wins GLAAD’s Outstanding Comic Book Award

T’Challa joins the Illuminati in an attempt to protect the multiverse! For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen again this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a l...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Nobody Sells Marvel Digital Trade Paperbacks For List Price

Share this: With all the emotions surrounding a month of Amazon/Comixology selling Marvel’s newly released digital trade paperbacks for 99¢, part of the bigger picture has been lost. People often talk about single issues when talking about digital comics.  Single issues are almost always sold fo...

by Joane - 1 week ago

From the Ashes, Polaris Forms a New Team in X-MEN BLUE #25

X-MEN BLUE #25 by Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, Matt Milla, Mike Perkins and Andy Troy Art Characterization Plot Summary X-MEN BLUE #25 is exactly what this series needed to return to its former glory. It's action packed but is still able to focus on the larger plot. It has a...

by Joane - 1 week ago

The Man Behind Homestuck: An Interview with Andrew Hussie

Share this: With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1.  You say in this intro that this...