Need a name for your steampunk persona? Love the sound of Victorian names? Here's a list of more than 300 Victorian steampunk names to check out. There's even a fun tool to help you make up your own unique name.
Count down ten quirks about Harry Potter's Quidditch sport that would make it incredibly troublesome in reality!
In the midst of a stagnant and depressed world, heroes like Batman, Robin, and Lao Tzu (Laozi) teach us that true strength comes from within. It is up to us to fix the problems we see in the world. The world is a battleground. If we don't take action, darkness will win.
I think modern sci-fi lags behind classic science fiction in quality—speculative fiction from the Golden Age is the best. Here's my list of the 10 best science fiction short stories ever.
The dwarves are some of my favorite characters in "Lord of the Rings." Read on to learn about their vibrant culture.
One of the most lingering aspects to me about "The Silmarillion" was the tale of Numenor, an island inhabited by the best of humanity. Its destruction was so severe, so total, that I had to examine the motivation behind it.
Libertarianism means “I want the liberty to grow rich and you can have the liberty to starve"—according to science fiction master Isaac Asimov’s rebuff of fellow SF master Robert Heinlein’s libertarianism.
Harry Potter discovers a book owned by a mysterious Half-Blood Prince, and meetings with Dumbledore will reveal more about Tom Riddle than anyone else knows, including the key to undoing immortality.
The Marvel Universe, while being quite progressive to the plight of the Native American, still has a good amount of ridiculous stereotypes that don't belong in any kind of publication.
If you want to discover the best Star Wars books but don't know where to start, then this Star Wars book guide is what you need to read first.
This is my analysis of the breathtaking Korean manhwa, "Annarasumanara." This page contains spoilers, so if you have not read "Annarasumanara," I recommend doing so before reading this analysis.
The Walking Dead comic book series was created by Robert Kirkman and ran from 2003 to 2019. The series has become immensely popular, has a huge number of devoted fans and has spawned the equally successful TV series. As a result of its popularity, back issues have become highly collectible, with some attracting very large values. Here is a brief guide to the highlights in the series from a collector's perspective.
Some comics portray a muscled, manly, straight, cis superhero swooping in to save the city from bad guys, but semi-recently, as of the '90s and on, LGBTQ+ superheroes have become a topic of immense interest.
Do you want to roleplay a cat from the "Warriors" book series with your friends, but aren't familiar with the books? Learn how to create and roleplay your very own Clan cat!
A character analysis of Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games Trilogy, a tracing of her development as a character, and an analysis of the Girl on Fire.
This is a guide for those of you looking to get into reading DC comics for the first time, starting with the New 52.
Characters like The Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, and The Flash had simplistic origins that evolved into more sophisticated backstories. In them, we find a new wrinkle in the way their powers work
People start reading comic books and graphic novels for a variety of reasons. The one common denominator I've found is that they rarely begin without someone introducing them to the medium. In recent years, I've taken the role of indoctrinating many people to this fantastic medium.
The Green Lantern Power Corps Power Ring is one of the most powerful items in the universe. What does the GLC ring do? Here is a list of all of the lantern corps power rings from the entire emotional spectrum. Red lanterns, blue lanterns, orange lanterns and more!
Caranthir is one of the sons of Feanor who gets less attention than his brothers, Maedhros, Celegorm, and Curufin. However I think there's more than meets the eye to him than is given credit for.
If you hear of a DC character, they will use them despite how obscure. I’ve seen characters make appearances on the animated The Brave and The Bold that made me sit back and remember that some of these characters still had some life. For example, the rarely used character Batman Zur-En-Arrh was recently unearthed in both television and in print. Although the silver age version of the character was essentially “Batman from another planet”, the modern age version is a backup personality that Bruce
No one bats a thousand. My point is that for every Spider-man idea there are thirty Speedballs and OMACs littering the landscape. And every once in a while, we see a character that is just plain sad.
Not every Marvel villain is a superstar. While some of them deserve more attention, others are just your average bad guys.
Just when I thought it was a herculean task to find and comment about five of the lamest Marvel villains, I found something even more difficult - DC Villains. While Marvel has had more than its fair share of lame villains, I really had to check all of my resources to find them.
The magical world of Harry Potter is as dangerous as it is charming! Here are ten terrifying Harry Potter fantastic beasts that would send even mighty Dumbledore scrambling for his wand.
Comics books are usually great, but sometimes they can be awful. Read more about the worst comic books of all time!
250 fantasy and legendary swords for all your geeking and creative needs. Use them in your video games, RPG campaigns, stories, and artwork, whichever way you see fit!
So you want to know how to start reading Loki comic books? Here's a chronological guide for comics featuring Thor's adopted brother.
Hoping to find a good reading material? Then you've found the right place. Here are a few recommendations for light novels with overpowered protagonists.
The use of metals within every universe is important regardless of whether they’re used for good or for evil. The same blacksmith that shoes a horse is usually the same one that makes chainmail.
With clever twists, quick suspense, and engrossing tales interwoven in the storyline, The Hazel Wood will make you yearn for answers from grim stories you’ve truly never heard before.
This article provides a guide for those of you looking to get into reading superhero comic books for the first time.
The Marvel Universe has kept the spirit of vampires alive through new stories using classic monsters as well as making new kinds of vampires based in science. Here we learn more about these blood-sucking monsters like Dracula and Morbius.
The Marvel Universe is a vibrant living thing with new characters coming out every day. Today, I want to talk about six of the forgotten women in their cast of characters. Each has a story.
Ever since the Human Torch entered the public consciousness in the golden age of comics, we've been fascinated with fire-based characters. Here are 13 from Marvel Comics for your consideration.
Not sure where to start? This article covers all the major basics in terms of cosplay for people new to the whole thing.
In the final climax of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the biggest mysteries of magic were explored by Harry and his friends, but one remained ambiguous and obscured.
If you're looking for more manga like "One Piece," this is the place to find it! Grab one of these similar manga and get your fill of adventure!
If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, now is your chance! Superhero names are fun to come up with, and there is a superhero name for everyone! Take a look at this list of epic names!
Despite how much I like the Harry Potter series, it is undeniable that it contains quite a few inconsistencies throughout, with varying degrees of impact to the overall story. Today, I'll point out one plot hole per book that I found worthy of note. Warning: This article contains spoilers.
Follow that unicorn, because Seth Tomko reviews one of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels, The Lady of the Lake.
The comic book scene of the early 1990s gets a pretty bad rap. Is it well-deserved? Well, yes. Here's why . . .
Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) was re-branded to "Legends" and considered non-canon in April 2014. Fifteen inconsistencies in the EU/Legends are highlighted in this article.
Over the last 50 years, Marvel Comics has amassed some pretty powerful villains. However, the term "villain" and "threat" are not necessarily synonymous. Should you see any of these characters within the plot, you should be a little worried for the hero or team.
Sir Terry Pratchett has written many great Discworld novels, but there's more to his bibliography. Here are some other novels you should check out.
Marvel has all kinds of strange beings within its collective universe. With the MCU digging into the mythology, we should talk about the immortals called "The Elders of the Universe."
Knowledge is power. Super knowledge is superpower. The Marvel Universe has its share of smarty-pants wearing heroes and villains. Here I list many of the big brains of the MU.
Can Vladimir Propp's analysis of Russian folklore be applied to the modern-day comic book industry? We'll find out by exploring the origins of one of the most famous Marvel heroes of all time: Spider-Man!
Liking the game-world/other-dimension theme in "Re:Monster"? Then here are ten more manga like "Re:Monster" for you to read and venture into!
Here are ten books in the original Goosebumps series, written by R.L. Stine, that deserve to be called the best of the bunch. Must-read Goosebumps books for a child interested in horror fiction.
If you're planning on hosting a book club gathering for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," here you can find great discussion questions, a tasty recipe, and recommendations for further reading!
The power your character has (or doesn't have) is a key part of your story that needs to be figured out early because it will shape the past, present, and future of your superhero or supervillain.
Some of the best horror comic books, manga, and graphic novels like North 40 and Uzumaki send shivers down my spine. They have a gripping plot, excellent artwork, and a compelling and bizarre theme. Here are some of the rarest and best horror comics and manga of all time.
Correlations between "Beowulf" and the works of Tolkien are discussed in this article. Videos from historians and archeologists are included, along with an audio interview with J.R.R. Tolkien. Written by a retired British Literature educator.
This is a comprehensive guide to Stephen King first editions. It includes a full list of indicators for recognizing true first edition Stephen King novels, as well as approximate values.
Enjoy the delicate and complex mixture of school life, romance, and love as you read and indulge yourself into the manga like "Ao Haru Ride" (Blue Spring Ride).
This top 10 list contains the best Harry Potter fanfics I've ever read. Find good stories to read and tell me about your own favorites.
With all of the hype that’s gone on in the last few months over the Avengers Movie and The Amazing Spider-man, you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that comic book fiction is making a definite comeback into popular culture. Sure, we all know all of the major characters from television and some of the movies that have been made over the last decade. The characters of the Hulk, Spider-man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor are best known. These are the other guys.
Severus Snape—the dark Potions professor of Hogwarts who frightened students and engaged readers—is one of the most iconic Harry Potter characters of all time! His actions and motives were heroic as well as spiteful. From the first book to the last, fans have always been fascinated by Severus Snape.
The internet is a constant source of entertainment—and parts of it are terrifying. Here is my personal list of the Top 10 scariest creepypastas ever written.
The solo Elf in the Fellowship of the Ring is an unusual chap, but not for the reasons you might think. Learn the fascinating story of Legolas of Mirkwood, hidden in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Selling vintage comic books can be a fun hobby and business, but these items need special care when shipping to preserve their valuable condition. These detailed instructions show you how to package comic books for shipping. Proper packaging will help guarantee happy customers and positive feedback!
Here are the top 10 best romance manga that will tug all of your heartstrings. Fall in love and experience all the romance you can while reading these tales of love.
FFN and AO3 are the two biggest fanfiction archives on the Internet today. Which one do you prefer? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Due to the premise of DC’s 52, Earth appears to be the keystone which keeps the DC Multiverse together. So, luckily, we always get a front row seat to the menace du jour. And we speak of menaces and threats to this universe. Some enemies were old favorites and were easy to see. Some required a bit of research and personal recollection and analysis.
I’m going to write more of the creatures that scare us. Why? Well, because the veils of this living world and the next are thin‚ it gets the blood pumping.
Information about the Renaissance and medieval period, with medieval and Renaissance costume ideas. Photos from Renaissance Faire included!
Some of the most memorable novels fall under the dystopian genre. Find out just what a dystopian fiction is, its history, and some examples.
An examination of Neil Gaiman's third volume of the Sandman series, "Dream Country," using various literary criticism techniques.
There weren’t many characters to draw from. I was leery from the start that DC could invent a good Native American character after coming up with embarrassing concepts like ”Pow Wow” Smith. Here is a list of some Native American characters in the DC universe.
This list curates manga/manhwa like "Tales of Demons and Gods." So, if you like stories involving any of the following; demons, gods, spirits, or reincarnations, then these are for you.
John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien was an Oxford professor, poet, and author. He is best known for writing “The Hobbit” and the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.”
This article is an explanation of the Christian imagery in The Chronicles of Narnia. It explores how Aslan is not Jesus Christ but an incarnation in a different world.