The new dude playing Spider-Man admits to never having seen the original Star Wars trilogy.  For some reason, that makes me feel really freaking old.

Superheroes in Prose #15 on sale in June!

ghost-in-the-shell-poster-new-1280-1485383801212_1280w.jpgThere aren’t many anime I gravitate towards.  I generally don’t like the way they’re paced or the tone is inconsistent (super-serious and mature one moment and very childish the next).  I recognize what they do and that many of them do it well.  It’s just simply not my thing.

There are a couple however that I really dig, such as Cowboy Bebop and–as you might have guessed–Ghost in the Shell.  I’ve been excited about seeing this live-action adaptation since I heard of its release and, I’ve gotta say, I thought the movie was really well done.  The action is pretty and fun.  It captures the philosophy of the story without overstaying its welcome.  And, above all, the filmmakers did a great job Westernizing the story without losing any of the essential Ghost in the Shell elements.  It’s a shame that it’s not doing well in the U.S.

If you’re on the fence, get off.  Go see it.

Superheroes in Prose #15 on sale in June!

Kat Mandu of One Book Two recently posted a review!  (Take that, Dr. Seuss.)  You can check out her review for Superheroes in Prose here.

Superheroes in Prose #15 coming in June!

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Check out the complete first volume of Superheroes in Prose right here for free: welcome-to-prose.

Superheroes in Prose #15 on sale in June!

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I’ve always dug Peter David’s work, and the Apropos books are some of his best. This one is no exception … it’s a great and fitting addition to the series.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the other books yet, I envy you for what’s in store.  Check’em out.

Superheroes in Prose #15 on sale in June!

The amount of heart in the first JW is what made the movie so suprisingly awesome. Chapter 2 doesn’t really have that, but the story is still interesting, engaging and–ultimately–fulfills its purpose: to give the protagonist a reason to shoot people in the coolest way possible. Fans of the first JW should definitely check out the second and–like me–will inevitably  look forward to the third.

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Hard to believe he’s gone. His energetic performances trasncended film and worked their way into pop-culture lexicon.  My heart goes out to his family.