On Tuesday morning, the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards (the Oscars of sci-fi and fantasy writing) were announced by the World Science Fiction. Unsurprisingly, collected volumes of Marvel’s critically acclaimed Black Panther and Ms. Marvel series were both nominated for Best Graphic Story.
Ms. Marvel has kicked off a new series this week, and there’s big changes ahead for Kamala Khan. She’s now a known hero in Jersey City—and not just any hero, but one of Earth’s mightiest. But it wouldn’t be Ms. Marvel if she was just fighting giant monsters and supervillains. She has her own delightful problems to…
Superheroes fight. They punch. They zap supervillains and toss them around. Sometimes they kill people and sometimes they die. But, as a recent essay points out, the current Ms. Marvel does an excellent job of asking the question: does a superhero really have to hurt other people?
This year's World Fantasy Award finalists are an especially strong list, including N.K. Jemisin, Graham Joyce, G. Willow Wilson, Caitlín R. Kiernan and Kij Johnson. Seriously excited to see who wins this one.
Alif the Unseen is the debut prose novel by G. Willow Wilson, author of the critically-acclaimed graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen. This is a breezy yet thought-provoking blend of techno-thriller and urban fantasy, set in an unnamed Arab emirate. It will whisk you away to the new vistas of wonder and wisdom, then…
Three neat series are coming to an end this Wednesday, and we're sad to see them go. Let's have a moment of silence for Star Wars Legacy, Air, and Ex Machina.
There are so many top-notch stalwart Vertigo series that it's hard to keep track of them all, and it's always a bummer when they're canceled. G. Willow Wilson's Air falls into both of these camps: it's awesome and going under.
You're not new to comics, but you've read all the big names and you're not sure where to go next. Luckily, we're here with five suggestions to make your November bookshelf that little bit heavier.