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Trade Table #2 Harbinger: Children of the Eighth Day TPB

The second Trade Paperback (TPB) I would like to recommend is from Valiant Comics. Valiant was founded in 1989 by Jim Shooter and Steven Massarsky amid controversy and critical acclaim.  Despite the controversies, Jim Shooter continues to be an exceptional writer that continues to demonstrate

Trade Table #1 Batman and Dracula: Red Rain TPB

As a former owner of a comic shop, I feel fortunate to own numerous comics (numbering in the thousands), cards (numbering in the tens of thousands), memorabilia, toys, clothing, books, graphic novels, magazines, and trade paperbacks (numbering in the hundreds). One of the features I

WRITING TIPS: Find Your Way Back To The Keyboard

Practice makes perfect. You’ll never get good at anything if you never make time to do it and that’s doubly important for writing. Writing is on of the most difficult skills I’ve ever tried to hone. It requires a great deal of patience and fortitude

Writing Tips: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Writing can be intimidating, especially when you are just starting out. Experienced writers will have their own processes formulated through rigorous trial and error. If you are new to the world of writing, some input from more experienced writers can be invaluable. I’ve been writing

Mythology: The DC Comics Art Of Alex Ross

Alex Ross is an American comic book artist and writer well known for his unique painted style. Born to an artist mother, Ross knew he wanted to be involved with art from an early age. Comic books were his chosen medium and he received his

3 Book Recommendations For The Fantasy Fan

My heart has always desired adventure and exploration. That’s why it should come as no surprise when I tell you the fantasy genre was my gateway into reading, my first love of the written word. My adoration for fantasy has not faded and I’ve consumed

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan Issue #2

For me, there’s nothing better than a good horror story. Horror is a genre with a terrific literary history, with humanity telling stories to terrify since its inception. I’ve sought out and read my share of great horror. Here are a few that left me

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan Issue #1

While my time in the Army was coming to a close, I felt a real drawback to books and writing. Something was happening to me on an unconscious level; the need to write was slowly beginning to reemerge. Looking back at my kindle purchases from

The Throne of Bones: Ghouls Are Underutilized And Underrated

Year 1997 Author Brian McNaughton Summary A collection of horror-fantasy stories set in a decadent world where the humans are just as repulsive as the monsters who dwell in the shadows. Writer, Alan Rodgers, describes the book as follows: Imagine what Tolkien’s Lord of the

Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare (Comic Book Review)

Synopsis Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare is a 1993 Dark Horse comic created by storyboardist, novelist, and comic book artist Ricardo Delgado. The comic illustrates a prehistoric “gang” war between a pack of Deinonychus raptors and a family of Tyrannosaurus. Many of the animals Delgado uses are not