Monthly Archives: June 2010

This Week We're Enthusiastic About…

Jog’s transcription of his conversation with Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley at the 2008 Small Press Expo. Wonder Woman’s new costume. It won’t last–they never do–but at least Jim Lee appears to be fighting the urge to make his … Continue reading

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In Bookstores Tomorrow

“Kraken” by China Miéville (review). “Fat Vampire” by Adam Rex (interview). (And not for nothing, but ‘Editorial Anonymous’ is a great blog.)

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Sonja Ahlers’ The Selves and Joshua Dysart’s Unknown Soldier — Enthusiasticast Episode 17

Special guest Sean Cranbury endorses Sonja Ahlers’ The Selves and Joshua Dysart’s Unknown Soldier. We also mention… Sony’s PRS-505 ereader The iPad, The Kobo eReader, The Kindle Borders offering the Kobo China Mieville’s The City & The City — Enthusiasticast … Continue reading

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Scalped

In re-posting my enthusiasm for American Vampire from the old blog, I realized that I had forgotten to mention the one Vertigo series that I’m reading besides AV: Scalped by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra. The very first thing I ever … Continue reading

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These Books Were Judged by Their Covers

AIGA, a 100 year-old non-profit association for design professionals, has announced their picks for the 50 best covers and the 50 best book designs in 2009. (Via.) And of course while it’s true that we don’t judge books based on … Continue reading

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Fire

Fire is a Kristin Cashore’s sort-of prequel to her debut novel Graceling. I loved Graceling, and moreover I love the general conceit of Cashore’s fictional universe, a quasi-medieval realm where the tricky genre trope of “magic” has been boiled down … Continue reading

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American Vampire

Ever since 100 Bullets and Y: The Last Man ended I’ve been casting about for a new series to follow from DC Comics’ Vertigo line. More than any other imprint, Vertigo can lay claim to the mantle of “the HBO … Continue reading

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$tar Trek

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Scott Pilgrim Round-Up

First go and Pilgrim-ize yourself with the Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator. Then go and join Techland’s Scott Pilgrim Book Club. Then come back here on the morning of Tuesday, July 20th for a special episode of The Enthusiasticast. Mark and I … Continue reading

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The Phone Scene Wasn't Enough

News that made me happy today, via Deadline: Breaking News… Matt Damon is in early talks to star for director Cameron Crowe in 20th Century Fox’s We Bought a Zoo. Damon’s in talks to play a man who moves his … Continue reading

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