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Off The Rack Comic Review: Secret Empire
Off The Rack Comic Review: Secret Empire | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 6 views •  0 comments • 2 days ago

The eldest Trump son‘s first book is so bad he just might have written it himself.
In new book, Triggered, Donald Trump Jr. tries and fails to prove that he’s not mad, actually laughing.
Books • by raven13 • 5 views •  0 comments • 3 days ago

The 411 staff gives this week's comic reviews including Fallen Angels #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, X-Men #2 and more.
411’s Comic Reviews: Fallen Angels #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, More   | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 13 views •  1 comments • 5 days ago

Rob Stewart looks back at the 2004 Kurt Busiek minseries Superman: Secret Identity in the latest Off the Rack comic review.
Off The Rack Comic Review: Superman - Secret Identity | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 5 views •  0 comments • 1 week ago

The 411 staff provides this week's comic reviews including X-Force #1, Fantastic Four: Grand Design #1 and more.
411’s Comic Reviews: X-Force #1, New Mutants #1, More   | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 6 views •  0 comments • 1 week ago

Steve Gustafson takes a look at DC and Marvel's supervillains and which set is better. 
Marvel vs. DC: Whose Supervillains Are Better? | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 17 views •  0 comments • 2 weeks ago

Free, in full and read by the great Ann Coulter herself
Books • by MarkRowley • 12 views •  0 comments • 3 weeks ago


Macmillan, one of the Big Five publishers, plans to start enforcing a partial embargo against libraries. Beginning Nov. 1, libraries will be allowed to buy only a single copy of each new Macmillan ebook. After waiting eight weeks, they may then buy additional temporary copies — at a much higher price. Macmillan includes FSG, Henry Holt, St. Martin’s and many other imprints, so this change will dramatically challenge libraries’ ability to offer popular ebooks to their users. Macmillan CEO John Sargent has said that library lending is “cannibalizing sales” because “the American ebook reader is starting to lean heavily toward free.” Additionally, librarians complain that Amazon refuses to sell ebooks to them from its own proprietary imprints. Thursday, the American Library Association struck back by publicly releasing a report to Congress that claims Amazon and Macmillan are engaged in unfair practices that “threaten Americans’ right to read what and how they choose, and imperil other fundamental First Amendment freedoms” (full report). Libraries already pay much more for ebooks than you and I do privately, and many of those library e-copies expire — poof! — after a certain amount of time or a certain number of lendings. Long established copyright law allows unrestricted lending of print books, but ebooks are covered by different and more complex licenses, which the ALA fears will grow increasingly restrictive if people don’t speak up now. In protest, the large King County Library System in Washington state has announced it will not buy any newly-released ebooks from Macmillan. You can get involved, too: So far, more than 145,000 people have signed the ALA’s petition urging Macmillan to drop its embargo plans. Fortunately, other big publishers are treating libraries and American readers with more respect. A spokesperson for Penguin Random House tells me, “We have approached our business and partnership with libraries based on our belief that books should be available to readers — no matter the format, no matter the location. We see libraries as vital community centers and as an equalizer for everyone who uses them.” (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)
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Books • by GatorMcKlusky • 32 views •  3 comments • 3 weeks ago

From The Killing Joke to Death in the Family, Steve Gustafson takes a look at the best Joker stories of all time. 
The Greatest Joker Stories of All-Time | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 16 views •  0 comments • 3 weeks ago

Nick Tosches, a rock critic who turned his attention to celebrated biographies of Dean Martin, Sonny Liston and Jerry Lee Lewis, has died.
Nick Tosches Dead: Celebrated Chronicler of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Was 69 – Variety
Books • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 14 views •  0 comments • 4 weeks ago

The 411 staff does this week's comic reviews including X-Men #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1, and more.
411’s Comic Reviews: X-Men #1, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1, More  | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 16 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

From The Walking Dead's Negan to the Joker, the Saint of Killers and more, Steve Gustafson takes a look at the scariest comic book characters ever.
The Scariest Comic Book Characters of All-Time | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 32 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

Called the most notorious literary critic in America, Professor Bloom argued for the superiority of giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka.
Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89 - The New York Times
Books • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 14 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

The Lord of the Rings may be a work of high fantasy, but did you know there was a devastating real event that tied our world to Middle-earth, the mythical land of Elves, Orcs, and Hobbits?
Books • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 28 views •  3 comments • 1 month ago

Whites’ fear of and oppression and violence toward blacks was born in the Middle Ages.
“White people are afraid that black people will wrest from them their greatest power—the power that comes with embodying the norm.”
Books • by BOX • 30 views •  1 comments • 1 month ago

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke win the prize, which had a year off in 2018.
Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019 - BBC News
Books • by BOX • 14 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

From Spawn and Batman to Dr. Fate, Squirrel Girl and more, Steve Gustafson takes a look at the greatest superhero costumes. 
The Greatest Superhero Costumes Of All-Time | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 18 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

Steve Gustafson looks at the scariest comic books of all-time from Hack/Slash and The Walking Dead to Sandman and more.
The Scariest Comic Books Of All-Time | 411MANIA
Books • by raven13 • 19 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

In her new memoir, the legendary indie rocker shares tales of the shame, fear, and violence of ordinary life
Liz Phair's
Books • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 13 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

Three new comic book series were announced at New York Comic Con on Friday.

2020 is a year of new beginnings for some of Marvel Entertainment’s most iconic characters, with the company announcing relaunches for the comic book adventures of Thor, Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy during its “Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing” panel at New York Comic Con on Friday afternoon.
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Marvel To Relaunch Iron Man, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2020
Books • by Middleman • 28 views •  1 comments • 1 month ago


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