Celebrate BATMAN DAY On July 23

Time to dust off the Cape and Cowl, or in my case the Venom Tank. DC Entertainment have declared that July 23rd is BATMAN DAY with 1,000s of comic book stores taking part in the promotion ... also further down in the press release is this snippet of information "Continuing...

THE HOBBIT Trilogy Will Conclude With THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Peter Jackson took to Facebook this morning to announce a change of name for HOBBIT 3. Instead of THERE AND BACK AGAIN it will be THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES. Courtesy of Peter Jackson on Facebook

CAN YOU SEE HARVEY? CANADA CAN'T.

Despite landing a boatload of Harvey Award nominations, nobody in Canada seems to care. Canadian comic creator Conor McCreery explores why the comic geek gets no love in his homeland.

GeekWeek Podcast Episode 40 - We Say Goodbye

For the week of June 13th 2011, this is your multiverse. And yes, the very last episode of the GeekWeek Podcast. Hosts: Bryan J Daggett, Marisa Stotter Guest Hosts: David Hopkins, Austin Wilson and Andy Liegl *WARNING! THIS EPISODE MOST CERTAINLY CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE*

New DARK TOWER book in 2012

A pleasant surprise for Dark Tower fans-- Stephen King has announced that a new Tower book, "The Wind Through the Keyhole" has been completed and will be released next year. (perhaps in conjunction with a certain Movie/TV show?) Here's the announcement text: Dear Constant Readers, At some point, while worrying...

Los Angeles Gets Own Comic Con: COMIKAZE

Welcome to Comikaze, how may I blow your mind? As first reported by GirlGamer.com, November 2011 will see a Los Angeles comic con; Comikaze. Created by siblings Regina and Mario Carpinelli, who grew up in Southern California and spent their formative years loving all things related to the world of...

2010 National Book Award Winners Announced

Back in October, author Pat Conroy announced 20 finalists for the 2010 National Book Award in Atlanta, Georgia. The list included a previous National Book Award Winner, two former Finalists, thirteen women--the largest number of women Finalists in a single year in the Awards' history--and six books from small, independent...

"Walking Dead" to be Adapted...Again? Sort of

Eisner Award winning Creator-Owned series: Check Darabont backed ground-breaking television series: Check Short Story: Check Book Trilogy: Check? Yes. Check. The world just can't get enough of Robert Kirkman right now. Beginning in early 2011, Thomas Dunne books, an imprint of St. Martins Press, will release the first of three...

The Misfit of Gravity (Part One)

THE MISFIT OF GRAVITY Part 1 You may think this is about my journey of reading Thomas Pynchon’s novel GRAVITY’S RAINBOW. In many ways, you would be right. But this is also an apology. My apology. Because I am a liar. That’s why Mona Wilson broke up with me. I...

GM! on GW: Thurber Winning Author Larry Doyle Talks Go Mutants! The Simpsons (and Lets Me Ask Some Really Dumb Questions)

High school is tough on boys. Their bodies rebel, their hormones go crazy, girls are in a constant battle over skirt length and how exactly they can drive a young man insane. It is enough to make a guy feel like an alien. In Larry Doyle's brilliant and sick-funny coming...

VICE BOOKS Releases FULL BLEED: NEW YORK CITY SKATEBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Vice Books is proud to announce the August 2010 release of FULL BLEED: New York City Skateboard Photography. Created by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo, and Ivory Serra, Full Bleed is a visual journey through 30 years of skateboarding in New York.

Skateboarding and concrete are inextricably intertwined and nowhere do a city's concrete canyons have more life and rich history than in New York. With contributions from over 60 photographers, Full Bleed is the first-ever comprehensive overview of New York's skate history, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers.

An homage to the great ones that have built NYC skateboarding into what it is today, Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography includes -

Photographs by: Spike Jonze, Giovanni Reda, Tobin Yelland, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Atiba Jefferson, Angela Boatwright, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more.

Skateboarders featured: Steve Olson, Eric Koston, Keith Hufnagel, Harold Hunter, Jerry Hsu, Mike Vallely, Mark Gonzales, Rick Howard, Jason Dill, and more.

Best-Selling Crime Novelist Jeffery Deaver To Write New James Bond Novel

According to Yahoo News, "The next chapter in the life of the quintessentially English character of James Bond will be penned by U.S. author Jeffery Deaver, who believes he has the "chameleon"-like qualities to get inside 007's head. Crime writer Deaver, best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme...

Digital Book Revolution Putting Store Model "Under Pressure"

You know that something's up when the CEO of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, is saying this about the power of digital books: "The store model is under pressure, whichever way you look at it." Today's Wall Street Journal did a profile of the number one bookseller with the digital...

Is The iPad Driving E-Book Piracy?

Is the iPad driving E-Book piracy? That's a question asked by Wired and "the answer was a resounding 'kinda.' While almost none of Amazon’s top ten appeared on public torrent trackers, six out of 10 books in the business category were available. When TorrentFreak checked the before and after numbers,...

New Book Dares To Ask Who's Greater: Michelangelo Or Leonardo?

And no, this is not referring to the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Yahoo News is reporting, "The new book focuses on a 16th century competition that set out to discover who was the better artist -- Michelangelo or Leonardo Da Vinci, and says the outcome profoundly influenced the Renaissance titans'...