About the book: Is your spider-sense tingling? This wonderful little book reveals all the quirks and quick-wittedness that the scarlet spider revels in and dispels it for your pleasure!
How funny is Peter Parker really? How does he cope with J. Jonah Jameson’s incessant barking? Is an upside-down kiss as easy as it looks? All this and more as the mind of the most popular superhero of recent history is unwebbed!
With great power comes a great number of jokes, jibes and jovial wordplay as you delve into some of Spider-Man’s most comedic comic book moments, laudable cover art, and pure Spidey-(non)sense.
Hero Collector is the publishing imprint of the collectibles company Eaglemoss Most of you have probably seen their Star Trek ship replicas. I’ve eyed quite a few of them! They sell collectables from some of the most popular genre brands such as Marvel and Harry Potter.
I thought this was a simple look-and-find book. But, no. This is a book for nerds! The first page is a scorecard, then you can dig into the description and instructions. There are 4 types of puzzles in this book: find the exploding tribble, find the continuity errors, find the story element in each spread, and find the random quibbles (that only superfans will get).
There are eight, 2-page, full-color spreads. The exploding tribbles are easy to find. But you’ll spend more time on the other puzzles. And there’s a handy answer guide in the back if you really get stuck.
If you’re a Star Trek superfan of the original series, this is a great book to test your knowledge. The artwork is fantastic. And there are a lot of fun Easter Eggs that all Star Trek fans will enjoy.
Similar to the Star Trek book above, this Ghostbusters version has a scorecard and 4 types of puzzles. Again, 8 fantastic 2-page spreads with scenes from the Ghostbusters films. Each spread depicts what to look for – from continuity errors to creatures from other mythologies.
There are answers, in the back, if you get stuck. But Ghostbusters fans will really enjoy these fun and unique scenes – whether you find everything or not.
If you love cars and James Bond – this book was made for you. The 50 cars included in the book are divided up by cars driven by Bond, driven by Bond’s allies, and driven by his enemies. So, quite a few Aston Martins, BMWs, Jaguars, and many more. Even a tank and a moon buggy. The updated Aston Martin from the upcoming film No Time To Die is even included. There is a huge variety of vehicles depicted.
Each vehicle has a nice write-up, specialized details about the car, and noteworthy moments from the movie it comes from. This is a gorgeous book, with a 2-page, full-color spread for each car.
The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:
DC Comics: Daphne Byrne by Laura Marks
Del Rey: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View by Seth Dickinson
Disney Hyperion: The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges by Eoin Colfer Trials of Apollo, The Book Five: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda Lore by Alexandra Bracken Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini
Gallery Books: Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing by John Jackson Miller Star Trek: The Unsettling Stars by Alan Dean Foster Star Trek: The Original Series: The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett Star Trek: The Original Series: Agents of Influence by Dayton Ward Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death by David Mack Star Trek: The Original Series: A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer
Random House Children’s / Delacorte Press: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White
Saga Press: Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris
Simon & Schuster / Adams Media: The Nemesis by S. J. Kincaid Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard by Chip Carter
Subterranean Press: The Best of Elizabeth Hand by Elizabeth Hand The Big Score by K. J. Parker
Titan Books: Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons by James Lovegrove The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway by Una Mccormack
In honor of today’s release of THE LAST DRUID by Terry Brooks, the final installment in the Shannara Cycle, SciFiChick.com has the first full chapter excerpt!
Tarsha Kaynin was not dead. She should have been, but she was not.
It surprised her when she woke from the blackness into which she had fallen when she had gone over the cliffs of Cleeg Hold and dropped toward the churning waters of the Mermidon several hundred feet below. She could feel sheets of hard rain beating down on her, soaking her clothing and chilling her body. She could hear the sounds of the storm all around her—the staccato slap of raindrops against the stone walls of the Rock Spur cliffs, the howl of the wind, and the thunder of the rain-swollen river as it surged wildly down its narrow channel. She was dangling from something that had snagged her and now held her fast. Yet as the buffeting winds set her swaying back and forth, she was reminded of how precarious her situation was.
Still, she was not dead.
Her aching, throbbing head provided further proof. She must have hit it as she fell. Perhaps the blow was even responsible for saving her.
Perhaps it had slowed her just enough, arresting her fall sufficiently to allow the cliffs to catch hold of her. She could not remember, and she would likely never know for certain. But one thing she did know: She could not remain where she was. Sooner or later, the winds would tug her loose and she would begin falling once more.