Book Review: ‘The Complete Maus’

On November 19, 1996, Pantheon Books published the hardcover edition of Art Spiegelman’s The Complete Maus, a 295-page omnibus edition that combines the two volumes of Spiegelman’s graphic novel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, with a related comic, Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case Story, included as a unifying element. Originally published in Raw –Continue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Maus’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 5, 2021, or: Of Storms, Summer Ailments, & Dealing with Weather-Related Ennui

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, July 5, 2021. It’s a hot day outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 92˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 5, 2021, or: Of Storms, Summer Ailments, & Dealing with Weather-Related Ennui”

Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020

Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020 Hi, there. As I write this, it’s early afternoon here in my corner of Florida, and boy, it is hot outside. According to my phone’s AccuWeather app, the current temperature is 89˚F under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and a southwesterly breeze of 4 MPH (withContinue reading “Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020”

Book Review: Marvel Comics ‘Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope’ (Remastered 2015 Edition)

Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope Based on a screenplay by George Lucas Writer/Editor: Roy Thomas Artist: Howard Chaykin Consulting Editor (1977): Archie Goodwin Cover Artist (2015): Adi Granov The original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star WarsContinue reading “Book Review: Marvel Comics ‘Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope’ (Remastered 2015 Edition)”

Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)

On June 18, 2019, Marvel Comics published the trade paperback edition of Solo; A Star Wars Story, which collected issues 1-7 of writer Robbie Thompson and artist Will Sliney’s adaptation of director Ron Howard’s 2018 film about the early adventures of Han Solo, Chewbacca the Wookiee, and their first caper as smugglers in the earlyContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)”