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DO IT, BUY THE BOOK - MAY CHALLENGES

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    By Fay Clark April felt lile an extremelylong month! I was also joining in with another reading challenge. That was about another 8 books to read! So I had a very busy month. I hope you all kept your noses in books too. I had so much fun doing last months challenge I can not wait to dive right back in with May's DO IT, BUY THE BOOK. Challenge 1 - Read a brightly coloured book. Challenge 2 - Read a book with flowers on the cover. Challenge 3 - Read a historical book, be that ficional or non. Challenge 4 - Read a book with travel as a significant plotline. Challenge 5 - I have decided to take this month to reccomend a book that I read and think a lot more people should too. Please pick up "King of The Wyld by Nicolas Eames". If you love DnD or fantasy in general, this one is definitely for you! I can not wait to read this month's pick again. Not sure what I'm reading for the rest of the challenge yet. That's all part of the fun! Don't forget to come see

Kodansha - May 2022 Digital Licensing Announcements

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  Press Release Article Shared by Adam Ray  Courtesy of Kodansha May sees the digital series debut of an amazing slate of rom-coms including the mistaken-identity school-days romance, Oh Those Hanazono Twins ; the spicy friends-to-lovers tale, Changes of Heart ; and even a hilariously sweet sex-positive romp, The Untouchable Midori-kun . Also debuting this month is When a Cat Faces West - the new supernatural adventure from Mushishi author Yuki Urushibara, the sci-fi battle manga, The Rokudo Rounds , and even a sexy follow-up to the popular Our Fake Marriage  series with Our Fake Marriage: Rosé ! All these new May digital debuts and more will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker , Kindle , Apple Books, Google Play , Nook , Kobo , izneo , MyAnimeList and more! To see what other new releases are coming May 2022, be sure to check out our Manga Release Calendar ! May's Digital Debuts: Changes of Heart BY KUJIRA Release Date: May 3

DC Comics Presents Superman Space Age - A Classic In The Making

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Article by Steve J. Ray Superman: Space Age Three-Issue Prestige Format Mini-Series from Mark Russell and Mike Allred Meet  Clark  Kent,  a  young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end ( Crisis on Infinite Earths ) and there's nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego...Superman! Superman: Space Age  from critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell ( One-Star  Squadron and The Flintstones ) and Eisner-winner artist Mike Allred ( Silver Surfer  and  Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams ) will be available in comic shops on July 26, 2022. "This is a dream project for me,” said Mark Russell. “Not only because I get to work with a genius like Mike Allred, but because I've always found Superman such a philosophically fascinating character, one which forces us to ask how different would the world be if we chose to be our best selves?" After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of hi

DC and Milestone Reveal New Covers, Art, and Trailer for Blood Syndicate Season One #1

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Article by Steve J. Ray Check out these  new pages from Blood Syndicate: Season One  #1 from iconic Milestone artist ChrisCross and Juan Castro plus new variant covers available for pre-order! DC and Milestone have revealed new images for  Blood Syndicate: Season One  #1 by original Milestone artist ChrisCross and Juan Castro, plus newly available variant covers, available for pre-order now! In addition to these stunning interior pages, the main cover by Dexter Soy and the “old school” open to order variant by ChrisCross, two new covers are available for pre-order: A “new school” open-to-order variant by  Static: Season One  breakout artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey, plus an awesome 1:25 ratio variant spotlighting Holocaust, by Rahzzah. Check local comic book shops for availability and pre-order details. On May 10, rising star writer Geoffrey Thorne ( Green Lantern, Truth & Justice: Vixen, Future State: Green Lantern ) joins one of Milestone’s original talents in blowing open the next ch

DO IT, BUY THE BOOK - APRIL CHALLENGES

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    By Fay Clark Lovely to see you all again. I don't know about you, but my March reading was fun. There was a mix of books, and some that I wouldn't normally read. I love doing that, pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Let's try again with the April challenges. These are definitely going to need some interpretation! Challenge 1 - Read a book inspired by Mythology. Challenge 2 - Read a book with Yellow on the cover. Challenge 3 - Read something sweet. Challenge 4 - Read a book with baby animals involved. Challenge 5 - This month we have a new recommendor. Thank you Connor, our table top board game enthusiast! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Read "The Book Of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo I hope you have a great month, and maybe even find a new favourite book! Don't forget to come see me on our Instagram page for more updates throughout the month!  @FanUniverses B o o k   Q u e e n   O u t !

Green Arrow: Stranded

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  Green Arrow: Stranded Writer:  Brendan Deneen Artist:  Bell Hosalla Letterer DC Hopkins of AndWorld Design Review by Tony Farina Thank you to Net Galley and DC Comics for an ARC DC Comics strikes again with a re-imagined origin story for a young generation of readers. This time, they put the Emerald Archer in the center of the bullseye. Writing a story like this can be difficult. If one is writing for younger kids, the path is laid out. When one is writing for Young Adults, it is a bit easier to follow as well. Writing for middle-readers is tricky. How does the writer talk to them and not down to them? How can the writer keep them intrigued without them thinking it is “for babies?” While I don’t have the answers, Brendan Deneen does. In this story, we meet a young Ollie Queen whose parents are getting divorced, who was just embarrassed in front of one of his peers and who is being asked to do something he’s never done before. These are all things a middle reader can relate

An Uglies Retrospective: A look back at Scott Westerfeld's groundbreaking series.

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An Uglies retrospective Review by  Tony Farina Way back in 2005, (I’m old, so it seems like just fifteen minutes ago) a guy from Texas who lived part of his time in America and part of his time in Australia, kicked the doors in on what Young Adult science fiction could be.   The man was Scott Westerfeld. The first book, of what started as a trilogy, that grew to a quartet and somehow ended up being an octet, was called Uglies . I would love to say that I was first in line on the first day, but I wasn’t. I heard about it through some of my students at the same time one of my daughters heard about it from friends at her school.   He sold the first three books as a trilogy ( Pretties and Specials ) and they came out in pretty quick succession. The trilogy takes place in a world where a climate crisis happened and some cities survived by creating a Logan’s Run meets Ayn Rand’s Anthem world where the nanny state is very real. Children are all born “Ugly” and on their sixteenth bi

Batman: The Detective

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"Batman: The Detective" Writer: Tom Taylor Artists: Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope Color Artist: Brad Anderson Letterer: Clem Roberts Review by Tony Farina Special thanks to Net Galley and DC comics for my review copy. Batman is a hero. Full stop. Tom Taylor isn’t breaking new ground. The Dark Knight is good. He saves people. He tries his hardest. He is flawed. He is broken. He tries his hardest. Yes, I know, I mentioned it twice, but that is because it was that important. Batman is so focused on the past and the present that he rarely thinks about the future. Taylor and company focus on this one minor chink in Batman’s armor. To be frank, before I read this, I never really thought much about it myself. Sure, I’ve spent time thinking about time and how the things I do affect the future, but I don’t really follow that down into infinity and I don’t think about fictional characters that way at all. Tom Taylor though, clearly has thought a lot about it. What happens if

The Nice House on the Lake: Vol 1.

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"The Nice House On The Lake" - Volume One Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Álvaro Martínez Bueno Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: AndWorld Design Review by Tony Farina Thank you to Net Galley and DC Comics for the ARC You know how sometimes you just catch lightning in a bottle? When Pete Best was replaced with Ringo Starr, a really good band became the greatest rock and roll band of all time. When Andy Serkis crawled onto the set and said “precious” for the first time, everyone heard Gollum in a whole new way, forever. He’s even narrated the newest version of TLOR audiobooks because he simply has to. DC Comic’s Black Label has done something that will, over time be listed as one of the greatest combinations of writing, art, and colors of all time in The Nice House on the Lake . In fact, I have no doubt that like The Lord of the Rings , we will one day soon use NHTL to short-hand this epic story. Jordie Bellaire is one of the top three colorists working today. P

DO IT, BUY THE BOOK - MARCH CHALLENGES

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    By Fay Clark Well, that was a short month! I'll have to remember that for next time, because I have to admit even I struggled to finish the challenges this month. I only just got in under the wire! I hope everybody else had a great reading month. This month, we have gone for yet another theme!! I really hope people can get into this months theme as I love it. March holds international woman's day and the UK's Mother's day. I have created the March challenges around this. Challenge 1 - Read a book with a strong female lead. Challenge 2 - Read a book written by a woman. Challenge 3 - Read a graphic novel that has a female artist. Challenge 4 - Read a book that reminds you of your mother. Challenge 5 - March's book of the month was a great shout from Steve. We will be reading "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman. This consist of a strong female lead and, shall we say an interesting mother-daughter relationship. WELP. This sounds like an awesome month! I can not wait