Review of Reed Farrel Coleman’s WHAT YOU BRE...

WHAT YOU BREAK Reed Farrel Coleman February 7, 2017 Penguin/Random House I’ve been looking forward to reading the continuation to the Gus Murphy story with great anticipation. Author Reed Farrel Coleman has the ability to mentally transport readers to where events in his books take place. He is very descriptive and detail oriented. Once I started the adventure through Long Island with Gus in WHERE IT HURTS, I couldn’t wait to do it again. WHAT YOU BREAK did not disappoint. Gus is a great character many readers will relate to on different levels. He is dealing with a lot of the same emotions in life that in some way, each and every one of us...

Review of THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz

THE NOWHERE MAN Gregg Hurwitz 2017 Minotaur Books Normally, I advocate being able to just pick up any book in a series and being able to read it. That said, I personally prefer to read a series in order. You can read THE NOWHERE MAN without reading ORPHAN X but I think it’s even better if you read them in order. Gregg Hurwitz is one of my favorite writers. All the reasons I love his books are in this latest novel. The main character, Evan Smoak, is a man of many skills; skills taught to him for a specific purpose. What makes him a great protagonist, and one that is easy to cheer for, is that he isn’t super human. He’s just damn good at what...

DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up! Jan19

DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up!

BATMAN/SHADOW #1 (1 of 6) Written by STEVE ORLANDO & SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much… The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike...

Java Lovers: Lee Child chats with Jon Jordan

Our own Jon Jordan interviews stellar author, Lee Child. Jon: Where do you buy most of your shoes? Lee: London. Can’t beat English bench made shoes. Jon: If you were to just starting singing Led Zeppelin while working or walking or something which Zeppelin song would it be? Lee: Probably Black Dog. Jon: Do you like your pillows firm or soft and how many do you like have when you crash out? Lee: Thin and firm-ish. Two of them. Jon: What is the largest amount of coffee you’ve consumed in one period of being awake? Lee: 36 mugs. Jon: If you could play a game with the New York Yankees, what position would you play? Lee: Right field....

Reading Rebirth

For a few years, when I talk comics with my friends (Dan Malmon and my sister Jennifer in particular) when we discuss DC comics the observation we seem to agree on more than anything else is that what has been missing is this: fun, light and the hope. From all indications, Rebirth will be addressing this. Now, I have been reading comics since the late sixties and buying them with my own money since the early seventies. I’ve gone through any number of crisis events and reboots. Through it all, I usually end up enjoying the comics DC has put out. Sure, there were some that left me dropping books from my pull list, but overall I kept reading....