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Writing Tips: Write What You Love, Write What You Know

It's one thing to know that you are a writer at heart. Acting upon that knowledge is another matter entirely. More often than not, the first steps of a writer's journey feel more like stumbles through a pitch black corridor... Continue Reading →

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Book Review

Year 2014 Author Patrick Weekes Summary Empress Celene struggles to navigate the dangerous political climate of her powerful nation, Orlais. Her cousin, The Grandduke Gaspard, seeks to undermine her power at every turn and treasonous whispers can be heard among... Continue Reading →

The Art of Marc Silvestri

For a long time in the world of comic books, DC Comics and Marvel reigned supreme with little competition other than with each other to challenge their rule. While the two companies undisputedly remain titans of the industry, the world... Continue Reading →

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): Top 5 Dean Koontz Horror Novels

Day 16 In 1977, long before Stephen King was almost unanimously christened the Master of the Macabre, I discovered an author I grew to love: Dean Koontz.  I was 12, in Junior High School, and I remember having read most... Continue Reading →

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): The Sordid History of Vampirella

Day 15 From the minute you laid eyes on her, you could tell she was trouble.  Frank Frazetta's cover to Vampirella #1 has her posed with one hand on her fleshy hip and one finger in her mouth.  She's wearing... Continue Reading →

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan (Issue #3)

Its been a while since this "Literature" tab got used and I thought it was high time to change that. For whatever reason, I've been having trouble finishing books, even books that I am really into. However, I would like... Continue Reading →

Trade Table #3 X-men: God Loves, Man Kills(Graphic Novel)

This X-men Graphic Novel (GN) is from 1982, way back in the glory days of Marvel.  The Graphic Novel was a new format that Marvel was trying out, and like everything else Marvel touched with X-men mutant pixie dust, it... Continue Reading →

Dead Space: Catalyst Book Review

Year 2012 Author B.K. Evenson Summary The year is 2294 and the fate of humanity exists on the edge of a knife. In the hopes of saving humanity, EarthGov has begun experimenting with an ancient alien artifact they can not... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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).... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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