“The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step out of the frame.” – Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
News & Links
- DC Comics, who previously released several YA novelizations of some of their popular characters, such as Sarah J. Maas’s Catwoman: Soulstealer, is consolidating all of their imprints and will be releasing several graphic novels meant for their young adult and middle-grade audiences. [CBR.com]
- While I was reading the above article at CBR.com, I saw a link to some news that made me very excited. The current run of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, written by Mark Waid, is being canceled with the upcoming 20th issue. Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel character, and I am not a fan of Mark Waid’s writing. It’s rare that a writer can make me stop reading one of my favorite characters, but Waid managed to do just that. I’m really hoping that they give the next run of Doctor Strange over to someone who will do the character more justice. Also, what the hell have they done to his costume? This is terrible: [CBR.com]
- If you need to spruce up your backyard, Amazon is now selling garden domes. You’ll spend a pretty penny on one, $1199 to be exact, but they look so cozy. If I lived in an actual house with a yard instead of a cookie-cutter apartment building, I think I would start saving up for one. [Apartment Therapy]
- I’m absolutely in love with these psychedelic cityscapes by artist Eunjeong Choi. [Hi-Fructose]
- So many books these days are part of a duology or trilogy, but sometimes you just want to read a standalone. If you’re looking for some standalone contemporary romance recommendations, the Under the Covers Book Blog has you covered.
- Everyone knows that the Gutenberg Bibles were the first printed books, right? Not so fast. Literary Hub has a great article about how printing technology actually got its start in East Asia.
I’ve been looking for some good adult booktubers, and I recently discovered the Ink and Paper Blog YouTube channel. I’m kind of obsessed right now, and thanks to Russell, I’ve added nearly fifty new books to my TBR that I had never heard of before! If you’re looking for an engaging, fun, adult booktuber, check out Ink and Paper!
What was your opinion of the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit? I wasn’t a huge fan, especially since I have no idea why they felt the need to stretch it into three long films. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
2 thoughts on “DC Comics moves into YA/Middle-Grade Territory: Foxy Links, June 24, 2019”
Loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Could not get in to the Hobbit – didn’t see the point of 3 films either and, I don’t know, the magic just wasn’t there.
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Same. The Lord of the Rings films were stunning and so well-made, whereas I had to literally force myself to sit through The Hobbit.