Category Archives: fantasy

Hit The Road With ‘American Gods: Shadows #1’ On The Wednesday Run

Gods, immigrants, the old world, the twenty-first century, road trips, deceits, magic and battles.

Under the pen of award-winning author, Neil Gaiman, you know that those seemingly disparate elements will make for a compelling story.

Heck, if you’ve read any of his comic book stories, let along his novels, it sounds a lot like the stuff you probably have in your long box collection: The Sandman, Stardust, Miracleman and Death: The High Cost of Living.

But this time, we’re talking about his Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula Award-winning novel, American Gods – which, finally, gets adapted into the comic book forum in a new monthly series from Dark Horse Comics.

And the writer and artists behind that adaptation are as star-powered as the author who penned the original prose.

Today sees the release of American Gods: Shadows #1!

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It’s A Good Day For the End Of the World In “The Kamandi Challenge #1” On The Wednesday Run

kamandi-challenge-1-coverA couple of weeks ago, friend and compatriot Glenn Walker (he of @monsura and regular contributor to all things cool on this very website), came to visit my hometown city of Toronto for Biff Bam Pop!’s Editor-in-Chief, Andy Burns’ monumental birthday celebration.

It was a wonderful affair, full of frivolity, chatter and seemingly endless shot glasses of Jägermeister (many of us are still shuddering at the taste in our mouths).

At a breakfast get together the next morning, Glenn and I stated talking about our love of comic book industry-changing creator, “King” Jack Kirby (creator of so many of your favourite comic book heroes and villains), and his 1972 post-apocalyptic protagonist, Kamandi. He reminded me of the mid-eighties DC Comics series, the DC Challenge, on which today’s Wednesday Run column comic book pick is based.

Cliffhangers.

Multiple creators.

And Kamandi, the beloved Last Boy On Earth: in a brand new, limited series, full of story and art and wonder and industry legends working on the creation of the industry’s all-time Legend.

Today sees the release of the hugely-anticipated The Kamandi Challenge #1!

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The Librarians S03 E10: And the Wrath of Chaos

Flynn cried, Eve cried, and I cried on this week’s tear inducing, Season Three Finale of The Librarians.

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The Librarians S03 E09: And the Fatal Separation

On this week’s episode of The Librarians, we were treated to a tornado of plot twists and were overcome by a tsunami of feels.

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Classic & Epic & Eternal Is This “Beowulf” Graphic Novel On The Wednesday Run

beowulfA monster wreaks havoc on a Kingdom.

A hero comes to a King.

A monster needs to be slain.

And so begins the old English epic of Beowulf, a poem that has inspired so many writers and artists in so many different genres: from painting to film to television to fiction to music to even video and board games. Beowulf has touched all aspects of human creativity.

Today, the translation of that ages-old story gets the graphic novel treatment with the beautiful hardcover of Beowulf, published by Image Comics.

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The Librarians S03 E08: And The Eternal Question

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It this week’s episode of The Librarians, it’s disconcerting zen, sunbathing vampires, and it can’t be said enough, Jenkins is a badass!

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The Librarians S03 E07: And The Curse of Cindy

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On this episode of The Librarians, we find out that Stumpy isn’t the only love of Ezekiel’s life.

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The Librarians S03 E06: And the Trial of the Triangle

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In this week’s episode of The Librarians, Flynn falls down the rabbit hole and learns that if you tell the truth, you won’t get a lance to the gut.

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The Librarians S03 E05: And the Tears of a Clown

Slow-mo clown walks, sassy second heads, and Sean Astin are just a few of the awesome things in this week’s episode of The Librarians.

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The Librarians S03 E04: “And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy”

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Get ready for stabby fingers, prophecies, and brain explosions in this week’s episode recap of The Librarians.

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