Judging a book by its cover is never totally fair, but I'll fully admit to my preference for killer images wrapped around my reading material. What can I say? Comics have conditioned me as such. Penguin Books seems to completely understand this kind of mindset, commissioning comics-inspired covers to numerous classics, making at least a few, in my humble forced-to-read-them-in-college opinion, exponentially more awesome
Fans have already learned how to draw comics the Marvel way thanks to, well, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way." Now, aspiring comic book artists can get another valuable perspective on how to create fresh characters and franchises for the paneled page from none other than Stan Lee
Lois Lowry's 1993 novel "The Giver" has earned more critical praise and banning attempts than most of its shelf-mates, but in addition to being part of an exclusive group of books that have won the Newberry Medal, it now belong on an even smaller list - stories that have been drawn by "French Milk" and "Radiator Days" creator Lucy Knisley.
Knisley has made a name for he
The second volume of Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son" is headed to stores in July, bringing a reimagined Frankenstein and his monster back to comics for another round of...being handsome?
Here's the official synopsis of "Dean Koontz' Frankenstein: Prodigal Son" Vol. 2 #1:
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A new book by Brad Meltzer hits the stands today titled "Heroes For My Son," a new prose collection where Meltzer has put together stories about the heroes who best exemplify the values and choices he wants for his son. And despite Meltzer's work in the superhero genre on comics like "Identity Crisis" and a recent run on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," these are heroes of the real-life variety, ranging from Mr. Rogers and Jim Hen
Despite the rather intense differences between the vampire lore of Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight," themes of romance and rivalry (and the name of a certain character's former secret identity) tether the franchises together at least superficially
Despite the fact that Madeleine L'Engle's iconic fantasy novel "A Wrinkle in Time" sits atop many elementary school required reading lists, I suspect many in the comics crowd have digested its content fairly voluntarily over the years
Dav Pilkey, author of "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" has been relatively quiet since the multi-book series (and its "Super Baby" spinoff) began to wind down a few years back, but the creator has returned to Scholastic with a brand new project entitled "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
Once upon a time, Commissioner Gordon took the time out of his busy schedule to teach Gotham City employers how to fire somebody without turning the laid off workers into super-villains. Today comes a counterpoint from King Oblivion, PhD, on how society's greatest outcasts and misfits can get their ha