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DC Thursday Thirteen

Since I did a Marvel Thursday 13, time to do DC.

Here are 13 of my favorite DC Heroes:

1. Superman – Of course the most famous superhero of all time. The eternal Boy Scout has to be my favorite simply because with all of his power, he feels compelled to do good simply because it’s right. No hidden motives or agenda. His morals hold true.

Superman is born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton, and is rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father moments before the planet’s destruction. The rocket lands on Earth, where the child is found by passing motorists who adopt him and give him the name Clark Kent. As Clark reaches maturity, he learns that he has superhuman abilities, which he resolves to use to help others, fighting anything from petty crime to universal threats. To keep his identity secret when not fighting evil as Superman, Clark lives among humans as a “mild-mannered reporter” for the Metropolis newspaper The Daily Planet. Clark works alongside reporter Lois Lane, with whom he is romantically involved (and whom he marries in the current mainstream comics continuity).

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Ghost Rider News


From Sci Fi Wire:

Ghost Not Quite Ready Yet

Mark Steven Johnson, director of the upcoming Ghost Rider, told SCI FI Wire that he’s still working on the film’s visual effects and editing with only one month to go before its Feb. 14 release. “I literally came from the Sony mixing stage, but I wanted to give a good introduction to the fans,” Johnson said at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles on Jan. 14.

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Storm Front

Storm Front is the first novel in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a wizard, named after the famous magicians. Harry is the only Wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook. With his trusty staff and unique characters such as Bob the Skull, Harry tackles tough cases involving paranormal crimes.

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Another Book Meme

Taking this meme from Carl.

The Books You’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Dracula, by Bram Stoker – I started it, but never finished for some reason.
How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson – It’s been sitting at my desk at work for a few years. I think I’ve only read a few chapters.

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Thursday 13 Great Literary Detectives


For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, I was going to list my favorite fictional detectives. But TV detectives would have captured a majority of the list. So, those will wait for another week.

13 of My Favorite Literary Detectives:

1. Sherlock Holmes – Of course, the most famous and wonderful professional detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding

Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, was another exciting addition to the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Recently cured of cancer, President Roslin is having disturbing nightmares that begin to plague her while awake. In each alarming vision, she sees someone saying the cryptic message, “Sagittarius Is Bleeding.” Meanwhile, a religious cult is claiming to be a separate colony and demanding the rights that come with it.

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