Die Hard Christmas Book

It’s hard for some to accept the fact that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and therefore even harder for them to accept that it’s one of the best holiday movies ever made. But that’s just a fact. Now you can relive the story every Christmas in a new way, thanks to an abridged, illustrated adaptation of the classic action movie coming to shelves in October.

Inspired by the famous poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Insight Editions is publishing A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, which looks like the perfect way to spend a night while roasting chestnuts by an open fire. Check out some pages from the Die Hard Christmas book below. Read More »

Winds of Winter Release Date

Update: You know it’s easy to get your wires crossed when you read things on the internet? Well, it happens to the best of us. Anyway, it turns out that George R.R. Martin does watch Game of Thrones – he’s just behind on the current season.

Our original story, which also includes a nutty conspiracy theory that you should read about anyway, continues below.

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Now that Game of Thrones has sped long past where A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin last left us with A Dance With Dragons, Martin has admitted that he no longer watches the show. Or, at least, the seventh season.

It’s not out of spite for the show making different choices with his characters than he — though Martin has long held a grudge against fan fiction of his work — but because he simply doesn’t have time. Martin is chipping away at his thousand-page sixth novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series, and it’s taking all of his Sunday nights to get it done. Although there’s an interesting conspiracy floating around that Martin may or may not be already done with The Winds of Winter.

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Joey Spiotto's High Fidelity

Joey Spiotto is one of our favorite pop culture artists. We’ve featured his work countless times over the years, from contributions he has made to various gallery shows to his own ongoing Storytime art shows turning your favorite movies and TV shows into Golden Books. In fact, his Storytime shows were so popular that he collected dozens of them into a book last year, and all of his fans helped fund the project to make it happen.

Now Joey Spiotto needs out help again as he sets out to collect all of the artwork from his ongoing High Fidelity series into a new book. Similar to his Storytime artwork, this series features adorable illustrations of familiar movies and TV shows, but presented in the style of album artwork vintage children’s records, creating bands based on the likes of Back to the Future, Stranger Things, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters and more. Find out how you can help fund this project and get your own book after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars novels

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, an edict came down from on high: every Star Wars-related product that the company produced moving forward would be canonical, from coloring books to video games to comics and beyond. We already saw how some of the books influenced the script for The Force Awakens, but now we know how a whole new set of Star Wars novels will connect to the events of Rian Johnson‘s upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters Crossover Sequel

Though everyone is excited about all the panels for blockbuster movies and sci-fi and fantasy TV shows at San Diego Comic-Con, there’s plenty more that happens at the massive pop culture convention, and we took the time to cover a much smaller panel that deserves your attention as well.

IDW Publishing hosted a panel for their Ghostbusters 101 comic book (which I talked about in The Water Cooler recently), and with it came some interesting announcements about the future of Ghostbusters not only on the page, but on toy shelves as well. Along with a crossover sequel reuniting the Ghostbusters with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is a new line of Playmates figures featuring the Ghostbusters as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…or maybe vice versa.

Find out more about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters crossover sequel. Read More »

The Art of Mondo Book

Since posters from Mondo can be rather pricey and difficult to get your hands on, the collectible arthouse has come up with a way for you to get your hands on some of them for a much cheaper price.

The Art of Mondo is a new book from Insight Editions that will collect some of the most iconic prints released from Mondo over the years, paying tribute to films from sci-fi, fantasy, action and more. The book will feature works from your favorite artists like Tyler Stout, Rich Kelly and many more.

Find out when you can get The Art of Mondo book below. Read More »

Star Wars Comics Box Set

Ever since Star Wars was announced to return to the big screen with The Force Awakens, the entire saga has been reinvigorated. Leading up to the release of the movie, Marvel Comics started creating several different comic books that expanded the stories of the Star Wars universe, and now you can get a ton of them in a single collectible box set.

Check out the awesome Star Wars comics box set after the jump. Read More »

War for the Planet of the Apes beach ceasar on horseback

There’s a two-year gap between the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. At the beginning of Matt Reeves‘ sequel, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his followers have grown stronger from the virus. War also starts with a full-on war raging between apes and the humans, which a prequel novel, in addition to some comic books, will fill in a few blanks for. Below, learn more about the War for the Planet of the Apes prequel hitting shelves tomorrow.

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marvel on comixology unlimited

It’s been almost a year since Comixology announced they would be offering an all-you-can-eat Netflix-style option for their comic books subscription service. We wrote about it last May, and I have been a paying member of the service since then. The biggest notable exclusion from the service was Marvel comics, who offer their own subscription service, Marvel Unlimited.

But today, it was announced that Marvel Comics is finally joining the Comixology Unlimited fold.
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heat prequel

Over a year ago, Michael Mann signed a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. On the list of priorities from the start was a prequel to Heat. Detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), Chris Shihirlis (Val Kilmer), and Nate (Jon Voight), they’re all a part of the book along with other familiar characters. Mann is co-writing the prequel with Reed Farrel Coleman (“Where It Hurts“).

Below, learn more about the Heat prequel.

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