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Posts Tagged ‘Ryan North’

Marvel to Debut Squirrel Girl Comic Series in January 2015

marvel logoMarvel has given the green light for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics series. The first book starring Squirrel Girl (a.k.a. Doreen Green) will be released in January 2015.

Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly: “In her first appearance, she defeated Doctor Doom. Since then, she’s taken on Wolverine, Deadpool, and freaking Thanos—and she’s never lost. Not a bad track record for a superhero–especially considering that the superhero in question is Squirrel Girl, a Marvel Comics back-bencher who’s probably best known for being Luke Cage’s nanny.”

Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson will collaborate on this project together. Henderson created a cover for the first issue that includes appearances from The HulkThorCaptain America, and other heroes. Veteran comics creator Art Adams designed a variant cover. Follow this link to read an interview between North and Comic Book Resources.

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Humble eBook Bundle 2 Adds More Books

The organizers of the second Humble eBook Bundle have added four new books to the offer. Readers can pay what they want for a science fiction collection worth well over $70.  The video embedded above explains how the bundle will help support both authors and charity.

Last year, the first Humble eBook Bundle counted more than $1 million in sales. Here’s more about the new books added to the collection:

xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe, an intelligent humorous collection of comics covering everything from romance to math. Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, an ethereal graphic novel of a man’s last days. The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black, a dark collection of short fantasy stories. Machine of Death edited by Ryan NorthMatthew Bennardo, & David Malki, a collection of short stories surrounding a device that can predict a person’s cause of death. For those that have already purchased a bundle, this content will appear automatically on their download page. New customers can access them by paying more than the current average on the site, which will also get them all six books from the first week of our promotion!

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Chooseable Path Shakespeare Project Draws $160K+ on Kickstarter

Did you ever wish for a different ending in William Shakespeare‘s iconic play, Hamlet? Writer Ryan North has raised more than $160,000 on Kickstarter for a “chooseable-path” illustrated version of the famous play, To Be or Not to Be: That is the Adventure.

North promises that his book will contain jokes, sword fights, ghosts and “awesome as a mass noun.” We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “If we reach our goal for the book, I’ll be able to release the book as a professionally-edited, professionally typeset, professionally-designed beautiful volume with a single illustration commissioned from each of these artists, each rendering a different way your story can end. And the more money we raise, the more deaths get illustrated, until we have all 110 deaths done!  You can die a lot in a book like this, and I want to make each time something to look forward to. I want it to be a treat.”

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