- Dragon Age: Redemption — Tallis (Episode 1) — Felicia Day and DragonAge, what’s not to like?
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction — Yep, it’s a really big website.
- How to Finish What You Start — A five-step plan to help anyone who started writing something and really wants to finish it.
- You Spin Me Round: Making Cliches Work For You — You may hate them, but you can still use them.
- Beyond the First Two Pages: A Three-Step Guide to Getting Out of the Slush Pile — Some good advice about honing your craft.
- “Kraken” Sea Monster Emerges From Mythological Mists — And it was really big, no surprise.
- Ancient Lake in Antarctica May Reveal Clues About Earth’s Future — And you can get all your answers from this week’s new release, The Thing.
- A Strange Sunrise Over Argentina — APOD delivers another amazing photo, it looks like the end of the world!
- 9 Doctor Who Villains so Horrifying You’ll Hide Behind the Sofa — Or entice you to watch the show! Though at this point the Daleks and Cybermen really have little affect on me other than to whine, “Oh, not again!”
After the popularity and success of the original Strange Tales, Marvel is back with Strange Tales II, featuring a whole host of familiar and renowned characters and superheroes and villains, all in strange and unusual and unpredictable and shocking situations you’d never really expected them to be in. But the key to Strange Tales II is that it’s another great “what if” for known names readers may wonder about beyond the pages of their daredeviling and adventurous comic books.
Here you will find many know names – and some not – from the world of comics and illustration, including Jhonen Vasquez, Rafael Grampa, James and Gilbert Hernandez, Kate Beaton, Jeff Lemire, James Stokoe, Terry Moore, and Harvey Pekar to name a few. And within these pages you’ll discover the likes of Wolverine involved in mixed martial arts tournaments, eating hot dogs, and giving relationship advice; Spiderman being invited to the prom; or Thor forging an alliance with a disguised farm animal.
In Strange Tales II, you will find your heroes and your idols in strange places and strange situations, and you’ll be entertained and you’ll laugh, because sometimes these special people get up to mischief and engage in unusual actions to say the least. Eventually they will return to the action and saving of lives their famous for, but for now sit back and peer into the hidden stories beyond the adventure comic.
Originally written on September 21, 2011 ©Alex C. Telander.
To purchase from Amazon and help support BookBanter, click HERE.