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.
Are you looking for a last-minute, easy cosplay that will blow everyone away? This is an easy DIY devil costume.
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!
An examination of the relationships Katniss maintains throughout "The Hunger Games" trilogy, this article explores her interactions with people in light of whether or not she is a hero in her own right.
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.
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
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!
If you loved Twilight, the Southern Vampire Mysteries, or Anne Rice's vampire novels, here are five vampire romances you may not have heard of that you'll definitely want to pick up.
Curious what Bellatrix means? How about Karkaroff? Let's take a look at the meanings and origins of some of the character names in "Harry Potter!"
These 10 heroes and villains are masters of ice, leading to some of DC's greatest stories. Read on to learn more.
Among all the villains in the Marvel Universe, Spider-Man has the most colorful. When the first bad guys fought Spidey, they broke the mold. The second guys were as dangerous as bathroom mold.
You say love and romance, I say Horimiya! That's right! This is the place that lists the various manga titles like Horimiya.
In Batman's extensive rogues gallery, it's easy to pay so much attention to the more outlandish villains he has to offer. Every villain within the Batman universe has a certain amount of realism to him or her, which complements Batman's character.
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.
DC Comics has made some very risky decisions over the last few years with their comics, the most recent and controversial being the New 52. This is an assessment of how DC has gone wrong in their "big" events and have easily alienated old fans and confused new ones.
"Watchmen" by Alan Moore has introduced a lot of people to graphic novels. If you liked "Watchmen," check out these other graphic novels.
Here's a look at what makes J.R.R Tolkien so popular and why so many love his books. Also included is a closer look at "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," two books that really made Tolkien the massive name he is today.
Choosing which key issues or stories to add to your comic collection is always a challenge. Here's a tip: Choose something you think you'll enjoy. It will make collecting comic books a lot more fun.
This article includes a count down the ten strongest host-bonding symbiote creatures in the Marvel universe!
"Berserk" is one of the most highly regarded manga out there. This article provides 5 additional manga that are similar to it.
Starting to read DC comics for the first time? Here's your guide to the New 52 Justice League books.
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.
Given the backdrop of race issues in the real world, I never noticed until recently how much of that is indirectly reflected in J.R.R. Tolkien's books and movie adaptions, so I wanted to explore that.
Looking for more manga like Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)? Then you've come to the right place! Listed here are several similar manga you may be looking for.
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!"
When I needed a shed, I knew that no ordinary 4x4 box would do. I had always dreamed of having a TARDIS of my own. This is how I did it.
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.
The Hellsing Organization finally discovers the Millennium group as the Major declares war on her, the Iscariot Organization and England. Rip Van Winkle attacks an English aircraft carrier. Will Alucard be able to stop her? Is this manga worth your time and money? Let's find out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The ending of the manga Gantz was abrupt, to say the least. This recap and analysis of the ending will examine what was done right and what was done wrong.
Why was Denethor a Steward? Why wasn't Aragorn king? What was his actual claim to the throne? Unsurprisingly, it's a lot more complicated in the books than the films, which didn't have the time to explain.
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.
J.R.R. Tolkien was a medieval languages scholar and a nitpicker. Nevertheless, there's a few charming anachronisms in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
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.”
J Scott Campbell is a superstar American comic book artist. His highly stylised and sensual drawings have garnered a huge fan following among the comic book community. He created Danger Girl.
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."
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.
For those who are into the Harry Potter franchise, there are elaborate fan theories floating around out there. Some are just plain crazy, and others give pause and sound as if they could be possible.
The "Gasoline Alley" comic strip has been in publication for nearly 100 years. Here is a timeline of the strip with hundreds of significant events.
Do you like the idea of supreme beings, mythical creatures, and fantasy world mash-ups? Then, you might enjoy reading some other manga that are similar to "Overlord"!
As Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s original red and blue costume is his most recognizable, but he has switched up his appearance on more than one occasion. The following are the ten best Spidey costumes worn by everybody's favorite webslinger.
A chronological guide to Spider-man comics for new readers and/or fans of The Amazing Spider-man movies.
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 is a book review for "Lady Midnight," the first book in Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series. This article will give a brief synopsis as well as an in-depth review of the book.
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.
A secret formula and a bombardment of mysterious vita-rays changed a sickly weak 4F reject into Captain America. The formula died with its creator. Now others look to recreate it. Read on to learn more about the supersoldier formula.
Comics books are usually great, but sometimes they can be awful. Read more about the worst comic books of all time!
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).
Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory had once said, “I couldn’t become Green Lantern unless I was chosen by the Guardians of Oa, but given enough start-up capital and adequate research facility, I could be Batman." In saying that he's exposed a universal truth about comic book heroes. A person with enough drive, ability, intelligence, and resources could, indeed, become a comic book hero in reality.
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.
More of the beautiful women of comics with Dawn, Elektra, Storm, Black Widow, and more female superheroes and villains.
This article provides a guide for those of you looking to get into reading superhero comic books for the first time.
Taking a minor decision Harry and his friends made prior to the Battle of Hogwarts, let's see how a different choice would have altered the story.
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.
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.
Here's a look at the different comic book characters to have taken on the identity of Batman’s sidekick, Robin.
A brief guide to why readers new to, or experienced with, the current DC comic universe should read the Justice League Dark title.
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.
The article lists all spells, charms, jinxes, hexes and curses used in the "Harry Potter" series, along with what they do and when they were first used.
Not every Marvel villain is a superstar. While some of them deserve more attention, others are just your average bad guys.
Follow that unicorn, because Seth Tomko reviews one of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels, The Lady of the Lake.
Readers will find printable wizard-themed book covers and step-by-step instructions on affixing them to old hardback books to make décor for wizard parties and events, such as a “library collection” for Hogwarts Library.
Author Amish Tripathy has worked wonders in recreating and reinterpreting the myth of Lord Shiva by giving him a human disposition.
Female manga characters can get kind of a bad rep; they tend to be viewed by the manga/anime community as weak, simple and with no opinions of their own. But that's not always the case!
What are some of the most valuable and in-demand Modern Age key issue comics to date? Read this list to find out!
Do you love how magic, mysterious powers, combat, and adventure are blended into one in "Fairy Tail?" Well, I'm sure you do and now you're looking for more! So, here are manga like Fairy Tail!
Gilraen, Aragorn's mother, is one of those proud, but doomed female characters in Tolkien's Middle-earth who can't seem to get a "happily ever after" ending.
Have you ever wondered what the Elvish runes mean on the title page of "The Lord of the Rings"? Let's take a look, and I'll translate them for you!
Quadsuits, fursuits and gijinkas—all three are cosplays people like to do, and they also take lots of planning, crafting and sewing.
While there are some comic book characters who come back from the dead so often their coffins should have a revolving door, here are five that won't be coming back to the land of the living.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While this article is in no way, shape, or form intended for body shaming, there are characters within the Marvel Universe who are morbidly obese. For them, their size defines them.
Find good sites for reading fanfiction and for publishing your own stories. General, Harry Potter, Twilight, anime, and other categories.
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.
For those few out there who still don't know who Harry Potter is, a brief overview of the Harry Potter Books and universe created by J.K. Rowling.
Hide, Hideyoshi Nagachika is a supporting character in Tokyo Ghoul manga and anime. He is a childhood best friend of the main protagonist, Kaneki Ken and one of the most popular characters of the series.
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 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.
This is a day-by-day timeline of the events of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While it contains spoilers, it is not intended to be a plot synopsis.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
An examination of Neil Gaiman's third volume of the Sandman series, "Dream Country," using various literary criticism techniques.
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.
This article covers the wife of Hurin, Morwen, the Lady of Dorthonion from the books, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin.
Immortal gods are supposed to have supernatural powers. However, Honir is the antithesis of that rule. Here is a brief history and story of one of mythology's least significant god.
Listed here are ten manga similar to "Tokyo Ghoul," so read up! None of these titles shy away from the horrors and cruelties of life, but all have captivating stories.
The name H.P. Lovecraft is synonymous with all things creepy, weird, and haunting. Discover ten of the writer's not-to-miss stories.
Take a quiz to determine which Spider-Man suit best enhances you! Afterward, take a look at the other costumes and see how many you're familiar with.
There are some people who think that Namor and Robin are lame characters in the comic world. Well, I can tell you that there are some really lame characters out there, and I have five prime examples from DC that you can read about right now. If you think you know lame, you don't know anything yet.
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.
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!
Tired of mucking through mounds of political pap in search of a little liberating sunlight? Time to escape into the Libertarian land of ink and artwork: The comics!
Natasha Romanova is a Marvel Universe 'glue' character; she connects together many characters and teams. She's a villain, a spy, a superheroine, an assassin, even an Avengers team leader. Here are my top 10 best Black Widow graphic novels.
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.
The dwarves are some of my favorite characters in "Lord of the Rings." Read on to learn about their vibrant culture.
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.
There are plenty of hot male characters in manhwa (Korean manga) as well! Take a look at the list if you are interested!
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.
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.
While Tolkien is infamous for his scarcity of female characters (there are none in "The Hobbit"), there's actually a fair number of strong women in his Middle-earth writings.
The lore of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is so dense that not even the most die-hard fan can know everything. Here is a list of lesser-known Harry Potter facts that you probably didn't know.
Despite their simple writing style, many gamebook series contain incredibly rich and detailed worlds. Wouldn’t these masterpieces be great for open world video games?
Starting to read DC comics for the first time? Here's your guide to the New 52 Superman and "Super-Family" books.
H.P. Lovecraft (Howard Philips Lovecraft) was a great author of the Cthulu Mythos who began drawing followers to his works in the 1930s. The phases of his writings took three different perspectives: 1)Undead Horror, 2)The Dream-Cycle...
This article includes a list of sites that let you download light novels and web novels (Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, etc.) in PDF and EPUB formats for free.
So you want to know how to start reading Loki comic books? Here's a chronological guide for comics featuring Thor's adopted brother.
The release of the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga divided fans on whether it was a worthy continuation of the series. So what are the strengths and weaknesses of this new adventure?
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.
Information about the Renaissance and medieval period, with medieval and Renaissance costume ideas. Photos from Renaissance Faire included!
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!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban answers many questions about Harry’s father’s past and reveals the deepest powers true friendship can unlock.
One Piece ranks among one of the greatest manga series ever. The inclusion of the Devil Fruit enhances the appeal of the story. Below are 10 of the strongest One Piece Devil Fruit Users thus far.
The article explores the first stage of The Hero's Journey, "Departure," as it is depicted in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit."
Some of the most memorable novels fall under the dystopian genre. Find out just what a dystopian fiction is, its history, and some examples.
Taking at look at the epic Civil War crossover event through the eyes of Spider-Man, J. Michael Straczynski crafts a tale of conflict in the life of Marvel's favorite Web-Spinner.
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.
Have you read Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) and loved all the despair and brutality it showcased? How about the action, thrill, and overall development? Well, just read on to find similar manga!
Before there was the Flash, there was Hermod the Nimble, the fastest god in mythology. While speed may be his power, his legacy is as a character that bridges ancient and modern myth as a superhero.
Manga has been around for so long in the comic industry, but Manhwa is slowly gaining recognition as well. Which one do you prefer?
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!
Why Katniss does not choose. Why Katniss picks Peeta. Why Katniss chooses Peeta. Why Katniss does not choose Gale.
Dumbledore always had the best lines. Whenever he spoke, everything made sense! Here are the best, most powerful, and most memorable things Dumbledore said (quotes from all the Harry Potter books).
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.
Learn all about Snowy (formerly Milou), the white wire-haired fox terrier who was the faithful, sometimes cynical companion of Tintin, the adventurous boy reporter of comic book and film fame.
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.
Being a hero is hard. Enemies attack from every direction. However, the hardest enemy to defeat is the one that comes from inside them. Here are six heroes who had to overcome addiction.
In that far-flung time known as the 1990s, no author was getting kids more into reading than R.L. Stine. Many of the "Goosebumps" books remain entertaining today. Here's a list of ten of the best, along with a few that Stine might have wanted to rewrite, if only he'd had the time to do so.
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.
If you're looking for manga like "Ana Satsujin" (Peephole) with all the psycho and crazy stuff, then you're in luck because you'll find them here! Feel the thrill and suspense as you read them all!
A Court of Wings and Ruin is the culmination of the great war that has been building up for the last two novels and the satisfying answer to what the mighty, secret abilities are within ancient beings, including Amren, as well as displaying all the powers that Feyre is truly capable of wielding.
Do you favor assassins, stories with conspiracies, and world-shaking shadowy secrets? How about action, dark twists, and tragedies? Well, here is a list of manga similar to Akame ga Kill for you to read!
A book report on "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore: A summary and analysis of the five senses, anarchy and fascism.
Though there are hundreds of quotes from the series, I narrowed it down to the top 34 inspirational quotes relevant to people of all groups and ages.
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.
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!
The comic book scene of the early 1990s gets a pretty bad rap. Is it well-deserved? Well, yes. Here's why . . .
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.
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.
The Marvel Universe has an insane amount of characters in it. The fun part about finding obscure villains is that you can rarely swing a dead cat within the MU without hitting one. I can almost guarantee that any crowd scene in the Amazing Spider-man will have at least three villains in their civilian ID's thinking in their head, "There's that wall crawling jerk! Once my plans reach fruition, he will rue the day he ever made an enemy of me and I SHALL RULE THE WORLD!!"
Robots and androids play an important role in the Marvel Universe. Artificial intelligence does not necessarily mean artificial life. Learn more about these synthetic super beings who are not human.
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.
My translation of the Latin spells in Harry Potter: not what they do, but what the Latin words mean. Includes a trivia quiz for those studying for their OWLs.
If there was an annual award for "best professor" at Hogwarts, who would get it? Here are my eight top picks.
What if Supergirl and Wonder Woman fought each other? Who would win? Who would lose? How would the fight go?
Not sure where to start? This article covers all the major basics in terms of cosplay for people new to the whole thing.
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.
In this article, I analyze why overpowered and self-righteous superheroes tend to be less revered than flawed and imperfect ones and make a case for why they might be more interesting than we give them credit for.
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.
Learn how to play Quidditch from Harry Potter. There is even a version for us muggles to enjoy that doesn't require flying broomsticks to play the game.