August 16, 2017 • Comics
Both in the comics and on the sliver screen, it’s the marquee superhero teams who tend to get all the glory and attention: The Avengers, The Justice League, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and a handful of other big-game franchises.
After all, it’s the celebrity heroes whom audiences want to see (well, and also The Guardians of the Galaxy). But this week, the Defenders—one of Marvel Comics’ oldest, least appreciated, and all-around weirdest superhero teams—finally gets its turn in the television spotlight. It took more than sixty episodes spread across four different shows to bring the Defenders from the comic page to its own 8-episode Netflix series, but the Defenders are finally getting their due.
August 16, 2017 • Fiction
If you love cartoons or video games, you may have “heard” the people on this list. Their impressive voices set them apart as voice actors in media. But there is one market we are here at Quirk are dying for them to try: Audiobook Narrator.
August 16, 2017 • Television
When The X-Files TV show premiered in 1993, cutting-edge technology included cell phones, the computer game Doom, and the Internet (yes! The Internet!). It's been 24 years since Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully first tackled the strangest situations in the FBI caseload. Since then, we've seen the invention of the DVD, the iPhone, social networking platforms, and the Internet of Things.
But what if X-Files hadn't premiered until this year? How would the show have unfolded its complex storyline? Plenty of the scrapes Mulder and Scully landed themselves in wouldn’t have turned out the way Chris Carter intended. After all, the 2016 reboot showed us that Mulder and Scully's world would have been vastly different with modern technology.
Let's take a look at five episodes that would have ended much differently if Mulder and Scully were first cracking cases today.
August 14, 2017 • Author: Ransom Riggs, Fiction
Photo credit: Courtney Apple
As part of our #PeculiarSummer, Quirk publisher Jason Rekulak answered questions from Twitter about the process of editing the blockbuster Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. Here are Jason’s thoughts on some of the most popular questions.
August 14, 2017 • Comics, Geek Girl
Kelsey Hoffman is a publicist and blogger liaison at Quirk. Since joining the company she has worked on campaigns for books like The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, Literary Yarns, How to Eat a Lobster, and Cat Castles. She’s also obsessed with Instagram, and currently runs Quirk’s account (@QuirkBooks) as well as her own (@tehkelsey).