Category: graphic novels

Neil Gaiman’s Best Quotes to Celebrate His 60th Birthday

These following quotes by Neil Gaiman for both children and adults--his own advice, as well as phrases found within his numerous works of magic and lore--express the very wonder and fulfillment that fantasy and fairytale has to teach us. We're celebrating Neil Gaiman's sixtieth birthday today with a batch of his best quotes and phrases.

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Mina Lima’s New Illustrated ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’

Twenty-three years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published, the introduction to the legendary fantasy lives on in its newest illustrated edition by Mina Lima!

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Iman Vellani to Play First Onscreen Muslim Superhero- ‘Ms. Marvel’

Disney Plus brings its newest Marvel Studios' superhero to the screen with Canadian actress Iman Vellani to play Khamala Khan on Ms. Marvel. 

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The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

It has been 20 years since Michael Chabon’s legendary novel was published on September 19th, 2000. In that short time, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay has won a Pulitzer Prize, and many many other awards.

The book follows two cousins, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, as they reunite when Joe comes to America to escape Nazi Europe. The pair combine their skills, Joe the artist, and Sam the writer, to navigate the newfound world of comic books. It follows their careers, and intertwined love lives: Sam struggles with his queerness in a time when it wasn’t accepted and Joe falls in love with a woman he can’t have. Chabon lets readers into a world that is torn by war and patches it with the love and creative connection that the two cousins share.

It is incredible that in only 20 years the book has become a modern American classic. But, what is more incredible is the number of book covers that it has gone through.

There is a quote in the book that reads, “Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to.” Here are the TAAOKAC book covers. There are so many of them and they are all amazing. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but hopefully, after seeing these, TAAOKAC will be something you want to reserve your anxiety for and escape into.

Happy 20th.

1. The first edition published by Random House in 2000

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2. The 2001 paperback edition with Houdini on the cover

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3. the post-Pulitzer edition in august 2001

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4. The Italian Edition in 2001

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5. the Swedish edition in 2002

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6. the german edition in 2004

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7. the french edition in 2004

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8. the Chinese edition in 2012

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9. the rebranding of all Chabon books to look this way in 2012

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10. the polish edition in 2019

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11. the new paperback edition in 2012

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12. the gorgeous limited edition illustrated edition that costs $135

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When Should a Series be Laid to Rest?

Can a show or series go on for too long? When is the proper time for your favorite piece to end? And how much time before things get boring? Find out here.

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