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Review--A difficult adaptation of Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd

Review by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Anyone familiar with Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd knows that the story begins when an impetuous young sheepdog accidentally herds his flock over a cliff, killing them all… and then things rather go downhill (ahem) from there.   600 more words

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Mystery Comic 3: War Heroes 1

War Heroes is a six part mini-series written by Mark Millar (writer of Wanted and Kick-ass). It was released in 2008 by image comics. First of all let me say that image comics does a great job with this issue in presentation, not only does this book have a nice hard stock cover but it also doesn’t have any ads within the story. 563 more words


Week In Review: May 8

Comic Book Heating up and THR talked about this this week, the movie rights for The Infinite Horizon, published by Image, has been purchased by Warner Brothers. 221 more words

First look--Studio Ghibli offers up its next piece of artistry with "Marnie"

We have yet to be disappointed with any anime production from the house of Studio Ghibli.  Whether it’s My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Grave of the Fireflies… 174 more words

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Free Comic Book Day!

Don’t forget to head into your local comic book store in the U.S. or Canada on Saturday for Free Comic Book Day! There are up to 50 books from different participating publishers this year. 132 more words


Frank Miller to try yet again to re-ignite the Dark Knight Returns torch

Nostalgia is a powerful thing.  Comic book readers all remember first reading Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  Most of the world would acknowledge it is one of the top 20 most influential graphic novels of all time and belongs on many a top 10 list for any kind of novel.  497 more words

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Tales from The Comic Shop

Hey, I sold out of Archie vs Predator 1! I had a customer message me last night, apparently after he read the above mentioned book. He asked, “How does Archie get so much ass?” That is a question I have asked myself for years.

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