Film Adaptations Of Genre Book Series: Searching For Franchises

I saw The Hunger Games in the cinema – it was enjoyable, with an interesting setting and characters and some social commentary, and certainly a lot better than Twilight – but it got me thinking about the success of film adaptations of best-selling genre book series. The sequel to The…

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From A Library: Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher

Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher #1–4 by Jonathan Maberry and Goran Parlov I don't understand the current obsession with apocalyptic scenarios in pop culture (and comics in particular). I think it is very strange and and seems a bit macabre and depressing, but then I’m not a fan of the endlessly…

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From A Library – Conan: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter And Other Stories

Conan #0–6 and part of #7 by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord Even though I’m a fan of genre stories, I’ve never read any Conan the Barbarian, which includes the original pulp stories and the respected comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith; I’ve only seen the Schwarzenegger films and…

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Being David Norman

When I started this sporadic blog back in January 2005, comic book bloggers preferred unusual names for their blogs instead of using their actual names (in contrast to today when the advice is to own your domain name so that you can control your brand). I’m not sure why this…

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