More on the outrageous Elephant Man!

August 27, 2010 by  
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The latest on Greg Houston’s recent GN Elephant Man comes from Sequential Tart: “As a broad parody of Superman, I thought this first issue was spot on. I thought the humor in Elephant Man was great, the writing is definitely the comic’s strongest asset. The over-the-top dialogue was outstanding, particularly the rants of Handsome Dirk. […]

Alternative Views on ‘Networked’

August 25, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix, picked up by the big site IMDb: “Privacy Activism is a non-profit company designed to make people aware and give them knowledge and tools to determine how much they want to share or to protect. To educate the younger masses, they created Carabella, a hip, blue-skinned college-aged woman and have used her in […]

Horror Author Bob Freeman Reviews The Broadcast

August 24, 2010 by  
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My friend and fellow Indiana-based writer Bob Freeman had some very nice things to say in his review of THE BROADCAST this morning, saying “This is what you hope for when you dip into the indie market. Smart. Riveting. Complex. Compelling, First and foremost, The Broadcast is a solid literary work…..this should be an instant […]

Elephant Man: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement”

August 23, 2010 by  
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What they’re saying of Elephant Man , Greg Houston’s latest: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement, and release most notions of “plotting.” SF Site “Cheerfully grotesque. Has its sweetly offensive moments.” Bill Sherman, Blogcritics and picked up by the Seattle Post Intelligencer. And this one just in! “I can see it now: “I am […]

Booklist on Networked

August 16, 2010 by  
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“This cautionary tale—a project of PrivacyActivism, a group dedicated to online privacy education—outstrips simple purposefulness to provide a rip-roaring good story. Offers much for casual readers as well as book groups and curriculum designers.” Booklist On Networked, Carabella on the Run, at your store now, and from us.

2 for Mr Easter: Midwest Book Review and VOYA

August 13, 2010 by  
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“Allen‘s quirky book with its unconventional heroine may not be for everyone, but any teen who has rooted for the underdog, likes fantasy, and doesn’t need a heroine who is shapely and beautiful, will enjoy it a lot.” Kat Kan in VOYA, both of which are influential amongst libraries. “Vivid and action-packed, keeps the story […]

Mr. Easter and On Odd Hours reviewed

August 10, 2010 by  
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In a round-up that appeared on Sunday, The Miami Herald praised two of our books (out of a total of 6 only): “A Home for Mr. Easter” and “On the Odd Hours“. For Mr. Easter, by Brooke A. Allen, an exciting new talent, reviewer Richard Pachter said: “Astonishingly, Allen is still a student at Savannah […]

Newsarama and G4 review Geary

August 9, 2010 by  
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  “Terrific book by a modern comics master” says Newsarama on Geary’s Axe-Man of New Orleans at your store now. And G4 just posted a video review: “Great story-telling and absolutely captivating!”

A rain of reviews for Axe-Man

August 5, 2010 by  
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Comics Book Resources highly recommends Ricker Geary’s latest Axe-Man of New Orleans and provides a number of pages previews. “AXE-MAN is proof of Geary’s obvious talent for resurrecting cold cases and presenting them in an easy to read package. With each page the reader is absorbed further and further into a tragic scene long gone but never […]

Tony Isabella on Axe-Man: full 5 Tonys

August 4, 2010 by  
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“The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans is the latest book in Rick Geary’s “A Treasury of XXth Century Murder” series.  While it’s unquestionably ghastly of me to revel in these histories of murder most foul, I do find them irresistibly inviting and even charming. Geary’s style lends itself perfectly to this shocking tale of unsolved killings […]