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Graphic Novel Review: VEI-BOOK ONE

‘AN ADVENTUROUS VIKING TALE THAT BECOMES A NORSE LEGEND’ WRITTEN BY SARA B. ELFGREN  ILLUSTRATIONS/COVER ART BY KARL JOHNSSON Published by Insight Comics, an imprint of Insight Editions Published Date:19/03/2019 Hardbound: 144 Pages; Colour Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.25 ISBN:9781683834496 She trained her whole life to become the strongest warrior of Jotunheim, to become the beloved champion of her gods. But when the time came to finally prove her strength, Vei was cast into the sea by the very god she fought for. Rescued by a Viking ship, Vei returns to Jotunheim, home of the legendary giants. There she finds herself
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Wheel of Time For a First-Time Reader: Video Reviews of The First 3 Adventures

I wrote previously about my reasons for finally deciding to dive into Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time. Since the editor here is so nice, he has decided it was fine by him to continue chronicling my adventures as a novice through “Randland.” For those who missed it, I recorded these first three “video diaries” immediately after finishing each to help me keep track of what happened in which book and I recently decided to turn them into individual reviews. Below you will find the video review for The Eye of The World, The Great Hunt, and The Dragon Reborn. I’m
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Stephen King’s Dark Tower Has it’s Series Leads for Amazon Adaptation

By now, I’ve made it clear that I am a Stephen King superfan and a Constant Reader. That’s why I’m hoping no one is coming into this story thinking it is a continuation of the nightmare that was Sony Pictures attempt at adapting King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower. There is no Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the laughably bad Man in Black, nor the inexplicable decision to make Jake the main character. At least not yet. When the movie adaptation bombed worse than Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers, I was certain that they had poisoned the well enough that
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Man-Thing: More than Man, More than Monster

Ted Sallis was a chemist and biologist working on trying to replicate Captain America’s super-soldier serum. He toiled away in his hidden lab deep in the everglades, his only companion being his beautiful girlfriend, Ellen. After finally breaking the code, and a passionate night of love making, Ted comes face to face with an Advanced Ideas in Mechanics (AIM) hit squad. Seems Ellen was more than a pretty face. Ted burns his notes and sets his lab ablaze, snatching the formula and making his escape in the confusion. He doesn’t get far, however. AIM is hot on his trail; firing
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How Precious: Lord of the Rings TV Series Gets Writers

The highly anticipated return of Middle Earth is one step closer to being completed. Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly reported that JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been tasked with writing the scripts for the Lord of the Rings TV series, produced by Amazon. If you’re wondering who these guys are, they’re pretty new to the writing field, and have only done/are doing movies (Star Trek 4 and Jungle Cruise). As surprising as that may be, another hit show’s (and my personal favorite) writers first TV writing gig was writing for that show: Game of Thrones. Am I suggesting that instead
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Ewan McGregor Interviews Winnie the Pooh in New “Christopher Robin” Featurette

This lovely new featurette from Walt Disney Studios shows Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) sitting down to interview Winnie the Pooh and his fellow friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Check out the featurette and don’t forget to catch Disney’s Christopher Robin only in theaters next Friday.  Synopsis: In Disney’s heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up, living in midcentury London and dealing with the stresses of adulthood. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help
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