By Joane

by Joane - 5 months ago

Cooking the Books with John Scalzi

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! Today’s guest is John Scalzi, talking to Aliette and Fran about his work, about bacon, his questionable opinion about potatoes and more. Meanwhile… Here at the e...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Book Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Title:Tess of the Road Author: Rachel Hartman Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Random HousePublication date: February 27 2018Hardcover: 544 In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stu...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Trash and Treasure: Final Fantasy XV (February 2018)

Trash & Treasure is a miscellany of monthly opinions on SFF, fandom and general geekness from Foz Meadows. As a present to myself in this, my birthday month, I’m going to indulge in a shameless exploration of my many and complex Feelings about Final Fantasy XV. I wrote a little about its statu...

by Joane - 5 months ago

M.R. Carey, The Boy on the Bridge review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh A HUMAN BEING… …IS A VERY HARD THING TO BE I have to be honest here when I first began to read The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey I was feeling disappointed. I had read his previous story The Girl With All the Gifts and was hooked at the get-go. This one was coming acr...

by Joane - 6 months ago

CONTEST: Win a Black Panther Prize Package

Shop Black Panther HERE: http://ow.ly/hZ4l30inNjO Pick up the Midtown Comics Exclusive Black Panther New Era hat HERE: http://ow.ly/Y6qu30inNpz Long Live the King! Black Panther is making his way to theaters this week and it’s sure to be one of the biggest releases of the season! To celebrate, we...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Matthew Weber, Teeth Marks review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh Yikes! What do get when you mix some biting humor in with a dash of horror? Teeth Marks!! Matthew Weber’s latest release is a dark collection of 12 stories that are sure to make an impression, a deep indented impression! There’s a mix of previously and first-time publis...

by Joane - 6 months ago

HELP WANTED: Shipping Specialists Full and Part-Time positions available

Who wants to join the mighty Midtown Comics team in New Hyde Park? We are currently looking for someone to fill 1 Full-Time Position and 1 Part-Time Position in the Shipping department. Could that person be you? Read on to see if you are qualified! Basic skills required: Very good written an...

by Joane - 7 months ago

Thrift Store Finds: Save the Last Dance for Me

Hold on to your dance tights (so that no one strangles you with them) the curtain is about to rise. This review contains spoilers, so if you Googled and took a look at that sick cover and thought “I have to experience these 373 pages fresh,” you should come back to this when you finish. Save t...

by Joane - 8 months ago

CONTEST: Win tickets to see Bright in NYC

Monsters aren’t always cruel, sometimes they’re just trying to make a living. Set in a world where mythological being an average man live side by side, Bright is a dazzling new film from the fine folks at Netflix! And now is YOUR chance to win tickets to see this movie for free in New York City...

by Joane - 8 months ago

Henry’s Hot-Take: Detective Comics

Article by Henry Varona. Order DC Rebirth Detective Comics HERE: http://ow.ly/sMeX30heC6K In the world of comics, there’re so many sensational titles that sometimes truly fantastic books don’t get enough love! And since love is a really awesome thing, I feel like it’s my responsibility as a lifelo...

by Joane - 8 months ago

Mark West, Polly review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh Whoa! Never judge a book by its cover! What looks to be an innocuous little read, became quite the tale of suspense. Where lines blur and you are left wondering until the very end what’s real, what’s not. Mark West proves yet again with this novella, it’s not the word c...

by Joane - 1 year ago

Comics Alliance Presents: Why We Love Comics

Shawn McManus, Daniel Vozzo & Todd Klein / Vertigo Comics Comics are great. Comics are so good. Comics, as I've written about before, directly led to me realizing I was trans. Before I read Neil Gaiman's (and various artists) "A Game of You", I had never encountered a trans woman who was...

by Joane - 1 year ago

Jughead, Bughead, And The Need For Asexual & Aromantic Heroes In Comics

  Queer representation in comics has been making small but appreciable advances in recent years, but there are some queer identities that comics and all media seem to struggle to get to grips with. Asexuals --- people who do not experience sexual attraction  --- and aromantics --- people who do not...