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Thu
Mar 17 2011 4:27pm

Reading Comics With...Sam Sykes

Sam SykesI’m always trying to get more people into reading comics for the first time but it can be a struggle as some regard it as just one genre (superheroes) and not a medium. Some people don’t know about the variety of stories being told and the different ways to tell a story that are unique to the medium. I regularly review comics and talk about them often on my podcast, but my opinion only carries so much weight.

Last year I contacted several fantasy authors to lend a hand by talking about their experiences with comic books, how they into reading comics and what they are currently enjoying at present. This week Tor.com will be running those short interviews.

Today features the mysteriously be-scarved Sam Sykes, the author of Tome of the Undergates, the first book in the Aeon’s Gate series. Black Halo, the second book in the series comes out on March 22nd.

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Wed
Mar 16 2011 5:18pm

Reading Comics With...Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick RothfussI’m always trying to get more people into reading comics for the first time but it can be a struggle as some regard it as just one genre (superheroes) and not a medium. Some people don’t know about the variety of stories being told and the different ways to tell a story that are unique to the medium. I regularly review comics and talk about them often on my podcast, but my opinion only carries so much weight.

Last year I contacted several fantasy authors to lend a hand by talking about their experiences with comic books, how they into reading comics and what they are currently enjoying at present. This week Tor.com will be running those short interviews.

Today features Patrick Rothfuss, the author of critically acclaimed, The Name of the Wind, an amazing epic fantasy and part one of the Kingkiller Chronicle. The second part of the trilogy, The Wise Man’s Fear was released this March and immediately hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Tue
Mar 15 2011 5:52pm

Reading Comics With... Mark Charan Newton

Mark Charan NewtonI’m always trying to get more people into reading comics for the first time but it can be a struggle as some regard it as just one genre (superheroes) and not a medium. Some people don't know about the variety of stories being told and the different ways to tell a story that are unique to the medium. I regularly review comics and talk about them often on my podcast, but my opinion only carries so much weight.

Last year I contacted several fantasy authors to lend a hand by talking about their experiences with comic books, how they into reading comics and what they are currently enjoying at present. This week Tor.com will be running those short interviews.

Today features Mark Charan Newton. Mark is a British fantasy author of the Legends of the Red Sun series which started with Nights of Villjamur, followed by City of Ruin. The third book in the series, The Book of Transformations, will be published by Tor UK in June this year. The series is published by Bantam Spectra in the U.S.

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Fri
Mar 11 2011 5:01pm

The cheapness of life. A review of Noche Roja

Noche RojaThe mutilated bodies of murdered young women are turning up in the Mexican desert. The authorities aren’t interested and there is no official investigation and no suspects. Former private investigator and full time drunk, Jack Cohen, is offered a huge sum of money to find out who is responsible. Pursued by demons from his past that haunt his dreams, Jack travels south of the border and enters a web of corruption, greed and money where crime and politics go hand in hand.

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Wed
Mar 2 2011 4:26pm

Gateway to Comics: Jonah Hex, Vol. 1: Face Full of Violence

Jonah Hex Face Full of ViolenceJonah Hex is a western comic written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey with art by Luke Ross and several other artists. This first volume starts with a bang when a desperate and wealthy man hires bounty hunter Jonah Hex to find his recently kidnapped ten year old son. He’s tried the local sheriff and even the Pinkerton Agency and they’ve both failed him. The father has not received any ransom note, however, leading him to think that hiring Hex may be his last chance to find his son alive.

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Tue
Mar 1 2011 4:46pm

Evolution: A Review of Iron Man 2.0 #1

Iron Man 2.0Back in 2008, around the same time as the first Iron Man movie, Marvel launched a new ongoing monthly comic series, Invincible Iron Man. Although not directly tied into the movie there were a number of links to make it accessible to new readers, such as pitting Iron Man up against Obadiah Stane’s son in the first story arc. The series has gone on to be a big success and now Marvel are hoping for a repeat performance with rising star Nick Spencer writing Iron Man 2.0, focused on James “Rhodey” Rhodes, aka War Machine.

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Fri
Feb 25 2011 11:13am

School of Hard Knocks: Morning Glories Volume 1

Morning Glories volume 1Six intelligent students are chosen to attend the prestigious Morning Glory Academy and it’s a dream come true for them. Unfortunately, the dream quickly ends when the students are cut off from all outside contact, one of the girl’s is almost stabbed to death and another student finds out that her parents have been murdered. It’s just another day at the prep school where mysteries and secrets are common, and no one is who they appear to be.

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Wed
Feb 16 2011 3:54pm

Gateway to Comics on Tor.com

Gateway to Comics pile

Even with so many comic-related TV shows and movies these days, getting into reading comics can be difficult. Many comic series have runs in the high triple digits and comic book shops and the medium in general can be intimidating to new readers who want to get into comics, but don’t know where to start. The intention of this new recurring Wednesday feature on Tor.com is to give new readers a clearer picture of what is available and, hopefully, point out a good place to start in a number of different comic book genres and franchises.

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Wed
Feb 16 2011 3:54pm

Gateway to Comics: Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward

Criminal volume 1: CowardCriminal is a crime/ noir comic by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips and the first volume, Coward, focuses on the character of Leo. He’s a thief who’s good at planning heists, but is also extremely cautious to the point where people think him a coward. He’ll walk away from a job if it doesn’t feel right and he’s willing to go home empty-handed rather than risk getting caught and ending up in jail. He’s seen it happen many times before, has almost been caught himself, and knows it’s because people get greedy and don’t know when to say no.

So when a crooked cop approaches him about a job with a big payout Leo turns him down. Unfortunately he also has obligations and debts to pay and desperately needs the money. Against his better judgment Leo agrees to do the job and very quickly find himself in a much more dangerous and risky situation than he realized.

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Tue
Feb 15 2011 5:46pm

A Wicked Western. The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: “Cold Dead Fingers”

The Sixth Gun volume 1“Cold Dead Fingers” is the first collected volume from supernatural horror western comic series The Sixth Gun, out recently from Oni Press.

The story is set after the Civil War where Mrs Hume, beloved wife and murderous sociopath, is determined to find her missing and very dead husband, General Hume. She has also hired the Pinkerton Agency to locate and retrieve some stolen property that belonged to the General, the most  important being the legendary Sixth Gun, an artefact of power. The weapon has a bloody and vile history—some think it came from Hell itself—and is so evil it cannot be destroyed. Mrs Hume is using every resource at her disposal, mystical and mundane, to find it, but she is not the only one looking, as whoever gets to it first will have access to unnatural powers.

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Wed
Feb 2 2011 5:37pm

DC Universe Online—First Impressions

DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online is a new MMO for the PC and PS3 where you play as a hero or villain and have the opportunity to fight alongside some of your favourite DC characters to save or destroy the world.

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Fri
Jan 21 2011 4:36pm

Family Feuds: A review of Madame Xanadu: Broken House of Cards from Vertigo Comics

Madame Xanadu: Broken House of CardsAgainst the unsettled backdrop of 1950s America, placid and compliant housewife Betty Reynolds has her life turned upside down. Afflicted by a series of bizarre incidents and undergoing impossible physical changes, she is unable to sleep, eat or fulfill any of her duties as a homemaker, caring mother, and wife. On the verge of a nervous breakdown and with nowhere else to turn, Betty seeks out the mysterious Madame Xanadu. This marks the beginning of a story that has its roots more than a thousand years in the past as Madame Xanadu, once Nimue of the Elder folk, must look far back into her history to identify the culprit behind the magical attack.

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