I'm sure many of you went to see Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man of Steel and likely walked away pretty impressed, especially if you are not a regular reader of Superman comics. That's because it is one of those rare comic book movies made for those of you who maybe haven't read or even held a comic in more than a few years.
And now that you've seen Man of Steel, you are probably thinking you should check out some of those Superman comics you saw at the book store. Maybe see if they are as good as the movie.
But you get one look at the shelf and don't even know where to start. You don't want to come into the middle of a storyline and you want to make sure you know what's going on from page one. Plus you want something that will remind you of what made Man of Steel so much fun and a blast to see in the first place.
Thankfully, Superman has a number of collections and graphic novels that are perfect for a new or lapsed fan like yourself. Each one listed below is not only an enjoyable page turner, but they are also all easy jumping on points that don't require any previous Superman knowledge to enjoy.
published by Eric Smith on August 2, 2013 - 10:59am
This month, a bunch of Worst-Case Scenario eBooks have been added to the Apple iBookstore's Laugh Out Loud Books promotion (note, that link will open your iTunes). The books are in good company, hanging out with the two of my favorite humor books, All My Friends Are Dead and Go the F*ck to Sleep.
Performance art in the street is pretty cool. The art of The Resurrectionist is really cool. Bring the two together live, on a sidewalk? Amazing.
On August 18th, from 11 to 2, come on out to New York City's fabulous Strand bookstore to see author/illustrator E.B. Hudspeth recreate his book cover in chalk, in 3D—on the sidewalk. Stop and watch on the store's Broadway side and see the cover take chalky shape on the ground, then stop inside for your own (portable) copy of The Resurrectionist. (And, in the meantime, check out this interview with the author)
When JK Rowling approached the end of the tales of Harry Potter, and announced it was truly the end and to not be continued, I wasn't fazed. By all means, end it! But this isn't the say that we should depart from this world entirely. After all, Rowling crafted such a rich one, and it's frankly criminal that our playtime ends with the conclusion of Harry's adventures. I am, of course, arguing the point that Rowling and fans could come to a win-win agreement over the subject easily: give us some spin-offs and side stories based on characters who aren't Harry Potter.
Here are some of my ideas—seven(ish) characters for seven books dedicated to Harry Potter's story—free of charge.