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.
One of the many epic potential character lines to come from the mind of Jack Kirby was The Eternals. Within that mythology, he works in Celestials, Eternals, and Deviants. Here's your primer.
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.
Some of the most memorable novels fall under the dystopian genre. Find out just what a dystopian fiction is, its history, and some examples.
From Emma Frost to White Queen, her different costumes change from Hellfire Club to Generation X to X-Men. See her costume history.
While superheroes do their best to not only save the world and fight crime, one of the few nuisances in their lives is the plague of omniscient imps, thunderbolts and djinns. Here's more about the ones from DC.
This is a list of 250 mythical 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Red Sonja has worn a variety of different costumes. Learn about the She-Devil With a Sword’s different outfits. This barbarian warrior from Conan has worn more than her chainmail bikini.
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.
I have no problem at all envisioning Stan Lee coming up with really bad characters. After all, if he could come up with "Stripperella" for TV, there was no limit to how low he could go. Here's a look at some of Marvel's biggest dud characters.
Wanda Maximoff has had a variety of different Scarlet Witch costumes. In this article, you can see pictures and read about the costume history of Scarlet Witch.
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 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.
Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin and Charlotte Witter wore a variety of different Spider Woman Costumes. Learn about and see Spiderwoman’s costume history over the years.
A list of the best Harry Potter/Daphne Greengrass (Haphne) fanfics that are complete. Because the Golden Boy of Gryffindor needs his Ice Queen of Slytherin.
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.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel has worn many different costumes as Harley Quinn. Read a quick backstory of the character, and see some of Harley Quinn's costume history in cartoons, comics, and video games.
Dinah Drake—or Dinah Laurel Lance—wore a variety of different Black Canary Costumes. Learn about and see Black Canary’s costume history over the years.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the different costumes of Kitty Pryde. See pictures of Kitty Pryde costume history as Sprite, Ariel and Shadowcat.
Despite their simple writing style, many gamebook series contain incredibly rich and detailed worlds. Wouldn’t these creations be great for open-world video games?
Not sure where to start? This article covers all the major basics in terms of cosplay for people new to the whole thing.
Follow that unicorn, because Seth Tomko reviews one of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels, The Lady of the Lake.
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.
So you want to know how to start reading Loki comic books? Here's a chronological guide for comics featuring Thor's adopted brother.
Diana Prince had a variety of different Wonder Woman costumes. In this article, you can see pictures and read about Wonder Woman's costume history.
Ororo Munroe has had a variety of different Storm costumes over the years. Learn about the history and evolution of Storm's costume as she fights along with the X-Men.
Because I'm a collector, I've found that it is wiser to buy some of the trade paperbacks of comic issues that I've already bought. If you are going to collect, it's good to read the issue once or twice and then board, bag, and box it for safe keeping. As the trade graphic novels don't have as much collector's value, it allows for multiple reads without the concern of damaging the actual book.
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.
Not every Marvel villain is a superstar. While some of them deserve more attention, others are just your average bad guys.
What if Supergirl and Wonder Woman fought each other? Who would win? Who would lose? How would the fight go?
J.K. Rowling’s creative character Harry Potter serves as a wonderful example of the classic mythological hero. The hero story has been portrayed for centuries with early works present in the works of Homer and Hesiod. Harry Potter discovers his magical powers and progresses to save the wizarding world while learning more about himself and the horrors of good versus evil.
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.
The Sand Superman was born from the atomic kryptonite explosion that hit Superman which was so powerful that it left an inter-dimensional doorway at the impact site where Superman hit the sand. The doorway was from the Quarrm dimension and an entity traveled through it using the life energy that Superman had. As Quarmers don’t have a general shape it used the impression that Superman left with his body after the explosion to mold around itself.
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.
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!
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.
X-Men member Betsy Braddock has had many different costumes over her career. See her costume history as Captain Britain, Lady Mandarin, and of course, Psylocke.
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.
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.
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!
If you're into harem, here are the top 10 stories. Whether you want to laugh, cry, smile, or go crazy, these series are for you!
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.
The isekai genre is booming in Japanse manga, light novels, and anime. As an avid reader, here's a top five list of my favorite isekai manga and light novels.
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.
Carol Danvers has had many different costumes over her career. See her costume history as Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, and Captain Marvel.
Comics books are usually great, but sometimes they can be awful. Read more about the worst comic books of all time!
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!
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.
This is a guide for those of you looking to get into reading DC comics for the first time, starting with the New 52.
This article provides a guide for those of you looking to get into reading superhero comic books for the first time.
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.
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).
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.”
Get more reviews and favorites on your fanfiction by writing in popular fandoms, shipping fan-favorite characters, exploiting tropes, crafting a catchy summary, and updating regularly to stay at the top of the "Just In" list.
With the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" in the summer of 2012, let's take a look at the leading characters and examine why Spider-Man is better than Batman.
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
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.
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.
A book report on "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore: A summary and analysis of the five senses, anarchy and fascism.
So, I heard you're fascinated by fantasy worlds and gaming dimensions and are hooked on "The Gamer"... Well, I present to you the best manga/manwha like "The Gamer!"
Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) was re-branded to "Legends" and considered non-canon in April 2014. Fifteen of those inconsistencies in the EU/Legends are highlighted in this article.
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!
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.
Spiderman versus Superman. The Amazing Spiderman is out in movie theatres now, and Man of Steel is set to be released in 2013, so let’s take a look at these two superheroes and see why Spiderman is better than Superman...
Jean Grey has had a lot of costumes to go along with her many identities; Phoenix/Marvel Girl and teams; X-Men/X-Factor. Check out her costume history and how her outfits has evolved over the years.
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
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.
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.
The dwarves are some of my favorite characters in "Lord of the Rings." Read on to learn about their vibrant culture.
Jubilee has worn different costumes. She has costume changes with the X-Men, Generation X, X-Corps, New Warriors, a vampire, and Wolverine’s sidekick.
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.
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.
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.
Natasha Romanova had a variety of different Black Widow costumes. Yelena Belova and Monica Chang have added their own outfits to the Black Widow costume history over the years.
Take a look at the different costumes Mera has worn. From her time with Aquaman, as a Red Lantern, and as the Queen of Atlantis, see her costume history. Learn more about her life and origin story as well.