Category Archives: Hard Copy

Reviews of things in print.

Hard Copy: Coming from Hachette Books is Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Story Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Planet of the Apes

Half a century ago the first Planet of the Apes feature film was released, marking the beginning of the cult-classic science fiction franchise. To celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary, Hachette Books is publishing PLANET OF THE APES: Caesar’s Story (Hachette … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: VAULT OF FRANKENSTEIN- Retrospective/Interactive Collection Celebrates 200th Anniversary of the Classic

Once a book thought questionable by many, Frankenstein managed to make its way to the top as one of few respected books in pop culture. The original novel, a beautiful take on societal flaw and wonder, is now re-imagined as … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Coming from IDW Justice Soars into the 21st Century with ROCKETEER REBORN

The Rocketeer, the pulp-inspired hero immortalized by the late, great Dave Stevens, blasts off once more in December with the first issue of a brand-new five issue IDW series: Rocketeer Reborn! Writers Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet (collaborators on Star … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Star Wars Smuggler’s Guide: Notes from the Underworld (Deluxe Edition) Coming in October from Epic INK

Available October 30, 2018 exclusively through Amazon.com is STAR WARS™ SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD. This is the sixth title in the successful deluxe Secrets of the Galaxy series which includes The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Young Adult Books Feature Rose Tico and Her Sister Paige from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced fans to yet another strong female character, Rose Tico. Rose was a maintenance worker on the Rebel flagship when she is introduced but her story didn’t start there. According to the book Rose Tico … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: September’s Previews Cover Features the Return of Firefly

The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on August 29th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2018.   … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Take a Journey into the Surreal with An Atlas of Imaginary Places

I guess this is my old man rant…kids these days lack something previous generations had in abundance, imagination. Even the most popular toys are ones linked to some kind of cartoon, movie or video game. I am a fan of … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story

I think my fascination with production art and designs goes back to when I saw Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the first Star Wars movie. Here we are many, many years later and I am still enthralled by art books. Some … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: A Review of the New Novel, A Mound Over Hell by Gary Morgenstein

Great science fiction transcends its own narrative; it is impossible to pigeonhole it. The most significant works of science fiction were so important precisely because they did not remain within the original, limited definition of the genre. Philip K. Dick, … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: New from IDW Comics…Star Trek vs. Transformers

The starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star … Continue reading

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