Marvel announces new films, including debut of Black Panther and Captain Marvel

Marvel and Disney proved they could dig deep into the catalog with the success of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The movies they announced Tuesday will take us to some of the Marvel universe’s hidden corners, introducing diverse new characters along the way. Let’s dive into this exciting slate: Chadwick Boseman will tackle the role of more »

Voltron forms, again, in 30th anniversary book 

Remember Voltron? That ’80s cartoon franchise, which I loved when I was a kid, was giving us giant fighting robots before giant fighting robots were cool. And now, for the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon series, we’re getting a commemorative book, called ,  featuring interviews with all more »

Legendary Songwriter Jim Peterik Takes Us ‘Through the Eye of the Tiger’ in New Book

If anything, Jim Peterik can best be described by the name of his best-known band: Survivor. Not only has he survived the pitfalls of the rock and roll lifestyle that have taken a lot of his comrades out of the game, but he also survived the heaven and hell that came with great success in more »

Enter the ‘Age of Ultron’ in this Avengers 2 trailer

Before “” released, the idea of getting one of comics’ all-star super teams on the screen was but a dream. Disney and Marvel got it done, but what could they do for an encore? There are a handful of threats big enough to warrant calling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together. One of the greatest, Ultron, was more »

Tales from the Black Lodge: New “Twin Peaks” book to fill in the blanks

At some point following Twin Peaks‘ cancellation in 1990, co-creator Mark Frost gave an interview in which he was asked if the story of Twin Peaks would ever be continued in any manner. Here’s what he said:  JT: “Do you think you could ever be convinced to write a novelization or a continuation in book more »


Warner Bros. sets dates for Flash, other DC Comics films

Confirming its TV and cinematic universes as two different entities, Warner Bros. has cast Ezra Miller as The Flash in a 2018 movie. Warner announced a timeline including 10 DC Comics based flicks including Aquaman, Justice League and of course, Batman vs. Superman. Joining The Flash on the 2018 slate is an Aquaman movie starring more »

New York Comic Con 2014: Marvel announces end of Fantastic Four books

Rumors about this have been out there for months, but readers had hoped they weren’t true. During a Sunday panel at New York Comic Con, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso and Fantastic Four writer James Robinson confirmed the book will end in 2015. A story arc called The End is Fourever, culminating in a triple-sized issue more »

Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon’s memoir will debut in 2015

Billboard reports that the super-cool Kim Gordon will soon be better known to us all. The Sonic Youth co-founder will tell all about the early days of the band, and the end of her longtime partnership with husband/guitarist Thurston Moore, when her autobiography Girl in a Band drops at the end of February in 2015. more »


6 things the Harry Potter fandom doesn’t even know it wants yet

I’m going to start off by saying that the title of this story is misleading and yes, it’s because the title field doesn’t fit “Weird fan fictions I either invented or have indulged in that should be made into a real Later Years book”. In honor of J.K. Rowling’s recent decision to take the Harry more »

Fin: Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski, ‘American Horror Story’ sucks and cancel Cancellation Bear 

The only difference between Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski is that Collins hasn’t been convicted. Collins, deservedly, will almost certainly live the rest of his days as a pariah who can never dream of working in the entertainment industry ever again. Polanski very much deserves a similar fate. (USA Today) On this piece about TV more »

‘The Walking Dead’ already renewed for sixth season

Happy birthday, The Walking Dead! The runaway hit returns for its fifth season of alliances, betrayals and gruesome deaths this Sunday. AMC announced the pickup of its sixth season this week, and there’s no reason it wouldn’t have.  It’s the no. 1 TV show in the 18-49 demographic. TWD is so popular its recap show, more »

“The Godfather” novel’s strange vagina subplot, revisited

Tuesday night was one of those great Twitter moments, as writer Mallory Ortberg, publisher of the great website The Toast, started tweeting about one of the weirdest things in all of popular American literature: The Lucy Mancini’s big vagina subplot in Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather.” Some background on something that really weirded me out more »