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“(It) tells a story of strained family relations and identity. Omar and Yaqub are identical twins with many differences between them. The powerful love of their mother, Zana, had only caused more trouble, and a violent exchange sent the “good son,” Yaqub, from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon. As the book opens, he is returning home after five years, a virtual stranger to his parents and estranged from Omar. The story takes places on the riverbanks of the Amazon in the port city of Manaus, but its scope celebrates Brazil’s vibrant diversity.”
Sounds pretty spectacular, and it’s now a very highly anticipated book here at Multiversity.
– Scribd has launched a comics section, giving comics the closest thing it has to a Netflix. For just $8.99 a month, users can get access to over 10,000 titles (apparently expanding it to over one million titles overall) from publishers like Marvel, Valiant, Top Shelf and more. It’s something people have been waiting for, and I’m curious if it will be a game changer at all, or just the first step in a new and exciting direction.
– YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list is out, and as per usual, it’s a damn good one, filled with books that are well worth a read for many ages, not just teens. Big ups to our guy Chad Bowers for his book “Down Set Fight” with Chris Sims and Scott Kowalchuk making the list!
– Apparently there will be a “Secret Wars” tie-in series set in the Battleworld area designated to a world where the demons won in the 1989 X-Event, “Inferno.” Titled “Inferno” (shockingly), this book comes from writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Javier Garron, and it follows Colossus and a small band of mutants as they try to attempt to rescue his sister Illyana (who is sort of a villain). Could be fun, but not my favorite event to go back to.
– Sony seemingly doesn’t really care if it makes sense with their new deal with Marvel to have a “Sinister Six” movie, because they’re still planning on releasing one.
– Reed Beebe looks at the use of arcane languages in comics, citing their usage in comics like “B.P.R.D.” and “Fatale.”