Showing posts from March, 2016

The best book that I read in 2015: A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are two 2015 books that I greatly admire for both the presentation style and the skillful writing. GIRL ON THE TRAIN is a must read, and was my former favorite read of 2015. I now rank A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS at the extreme top of that "best of 2015" list (just the books that I read, because I didn't read enough). The suspense and sense of dread for what is going to occur builds and builds with every chapter. The ending is shocking and disturbing, and I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the book. Marjorie Barrett, a young girl of 14 begins to exhibit disturbing behavior. Doctors are unable to completely diagnose her condition, suspected to be acute schizophrenia. John Barrett has recently become unemployed, with his chances of obtaining new employment in a quiet New England town discouraging. As the medical bills mount up he turns to his faith and a Catholic priest, who suggests demoni

Get Into March Madness with Comic Book Resources heroes bracket

Not interested in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament of 64 beginning this week?  Bored with all the bracket fever? Maybe you would prefer some head to head challenges of DC and Marvel TV heroes as portrayed by various actors? Then, welcome to Comic Book Resources’   2016 DC/Marvel Comic Character Tournament! Go to this site to enter the competition and submit your picks:     This year (the 8th year) CBR is using just the television versions of DC and Marvel superheroes (The judges didn't count either Human Targets as “superheroes” , nor did they include  most SHIELD agents,. But they did count some of the more “super” SHIELD agents, as well as John Constantine. This is not a head to head combat challenge for participants. It’s a popularity contest.  You’re voting for which superhero character (as portrayed by that actor) that you like the best. Dont worry about the off-c

Scuttlebutt 2016 #4: Keeping the FAITH, CW rewards comics-based shows with renewals

EDITOR’S NOTE:  FAITH has received quite a bit of press and media attention, and deservedly so.  Here’s your chance to catch up on the story, with new printings of the first issue.  I’m pretty sure the second issue will see an additional printing as well.  Why wait for the trade when you can read it now?  it could very well end up on several best-of-year 2016 lists. from the official press release . . . . . . . . Valiant’s FAITH #1 is the first certified hit of 2016! As word of mouth continues to spread – from  The Huffington Post  to  The Today Show  – the high-flying hero at the forefront of the Valiant Universe is zooming into yet another sold-out printing!   Valiant is proud to announce that  FAITH #1 (of 4)  – the  FIRST ISSUE  of the best-selling, new limited series by rising star  Jody Houser  ( Orphan Black ) and acclaimed artist  Francis Portela  ( Green Lantern ) and  Marguerite Savauge  ( DC Comics Bombshells ) – has once again sold out at the distributor level and wil

GHASTLY AWARD 2015 winners announced

GHASTLY NOTES:  Horror comics are becoming more frequent in our reading culture, and the Ghastly Awards are here to recognize, through Horror Comic submissions, those that shine the brightest.  We encourage all Comic Creators to take the time to head over to, become familiar with the site and guidelines, and submit your work for future Ghastly Award Nomination consideration.  The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2015 Ghastly Awards. The Ghastly Award Judges chose the Nominees from the books submitted by Comic Creators and Publishers throughout 2015. Winners were voted on by the Our Celebrity Guest Judge, John Everson, Comic Book Creators, Publishers and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2015 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. The 2015 Winners are:   Best Ongoing Title  Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics)