Growing up, I was petrified of Vampires; they were scary blood sucking monsters. But, things have changed thanks to the Southern Vampire Mysteries aka The Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris. Ms. Harris gave us sexy vampires! Now we can watch Sookie in action on True Blood, HBO’s supernatural blockbuster. So, sharpen those fangs and join me as we review season 5, after the jump.
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Okay, I don’t want to hear any groaning when I announce this bit of news… I’m a Twilight saga fan. Oh yea! I not only read the books, but also went to all of the midnight opening shows, and furthermore, I was “Team Edward.” Okay, okay, I’ll allow one loud groan for that part. When our illustrious leader, Andy Burns, asked us to post a story for Tainted Love February, I picked the Twilight Saga and my take on poor Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) the shape shifter and his on again/off again relationship with the ever fickle Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). Being a strong-willed Italian and a romantic at heart, I expect the lead female of any book or movie to know what she wants, but with the Twilight Saga, Bella and her relationship with Jacob goes through more dips and turns than a runaway roller coaster ride. If you think that Jacob was confused, well so was I. Meet me after the jump.
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I don’t watch a lot of TV and if I’m not with my grandchildren, I’m either ghost hunting or writing paranormal stories. When I do watch, I like stories that deal with the supernatural, science fiction, or horror, so it was really hard to come up with just five favorites. “The Walking Dead” is my #1 favorite and my reviews of this brilliant show can be found here at Biff Bam Pop! I’m also a fan of “Doctor Who” and “Firefly,” but I will save my reviews of these two for another time. So let’s begin with my Top Five after the jump.
Earlier this month, Biff Bam Pop!’s own Marie Gilbert wrote about Stephen King’s apocalyptic opus, The Stand. That is one of my favorite books, and its comparison to another book got me interested in the works of another king of suspense, and his magnum opus of the world after a terrible disaster. After the jump, I’ll tell you about Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon.
The Comic Stop Exclusive Interview: Caitlin R. Kiernan on Alabaster: Wolves, now appearing in Dark Horse Presents
One of the great things about the return of the legendary anthology series Dark Horse Presents is the great tastes of various authors readers get to check out in every issue. Lately, we’ve seen the return Beasts of Burden from Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, along with new stuff from Brian Wood (you can read our interview with him regarding The Massive here). The latest issue of DHP presents a first look at Alabaster: Wolves, the new series from author Caitlin R. Kiernan. Caitlin was kind enough to talk to Biff Bam Pop! via email about the series, its protaganist, Dancy Flammarion, her creative process and much more.