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Hunger Games, Harry Potter, & Star Wars: Why Creators Always Go Back to Their Big Stories

Some franchises transcend both their genres and the first medium their stories appear in. They become a part of the cultural fabric so quickly that everyone knows something about them. Interestingly, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games earned this place in our culture very quickly. In little more than a decade, a simple dystopian YA novel […]

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116 Questions for Reviewing Comics + Resources: How to Review

As I sit here writing this, I think to myself “You know, this post is as much for myself as it is for the readers,” and it’s true. It’s impossible to read a comic and address every interesting aspect of it every time. That’s why I came up with these questions for reviewing comics to […]