July 2011

With the new volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen now in stores, we got to call up creator Alan Moore in England to talk about Century: 1969, the psychedelic tale that puts the League up against occultists, gangsters and the changing times. In the first part of this new interview series, Moore discusses the era of 1969, why the League had to get out of Victorian times, the ultra-dense variety of characters in the background of the book, and much more.

Read the full interview here!

Interviews with a trilogy of acclaimed, best-selling SF/fantasy authors!

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In two productions that opened at the Progress Energy Center this past weekend, the subject is changing times and black-white relations, but a century apart. The first is a campy family musical, while the other is a one-act, two-person Civil War drama.

Read both reviews here!


A quick look at some of the VERY obscure references in the new volume of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s work.

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Review of the retro-musical.

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What inspired a simple story about a spider? Author Michael Sims found the truth when he decided to examine one of the most beloved children’s books of all time in The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic (Walker and Company, $25).

Sims, who’ll appear at Quail Ridge Books and Music on Monday, July 11, talked with us about the book, which examines E.B. White’s inspirations and process for this heartfelt (and heartbreaking) story. It proves nearly as compelling as Charlotte’s Web itself.

Read the full interview here!

UNC graduate and filmmaker Onur Tukel has gone from living in the Triangle to showing his work at Sundance. The writer, artist and director, who lived in Durham and shot a short film in Cary, received rave reviews at the film festival earlier this year for Septien, an oddball comedy about a trio of impoverished Southern brothers. Septien was recently released in New York City and on video-on-demand. The Indy spoke with Tukel to discuss his success with the film and his roots in the Triangle.

Read the full interview here!


Michael Green, creator of the acclaimed series Kings (which you can watch in its entirety on Hulu, is going to be a busy man at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  Not only is he part of the much-anticipated DC Comics relaunch in September as co-writer of Supergirl [Click here to read a full interview about their run], but he’s also premiering his all-new ABC series The River.

Read more about the supernatural series here!

Our two-part interview with Grant Morrison on his new book Supergods, which hits bookstores this week, concludes today. We’re going to be blunt and say that this part is a free-flowing discussion of Morrison’s thoughts on recent trends in comics, some of his favorite all-time books, and what it’s like working on DC’s new relaunch. Also, why more comics need to be written by kids. Read on! 

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Grant Morrison’s has long held a reputation as one of the most imaginative (and occasionally surreal) creators of comics out there. This week, readers get a chance to understand what made Morrison the man he is with the release of his new book Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human.

Equal parts history and autobiography, Morrison takes us through the history of superhero comics from the Golden Age to the present, incorporating his own life history in the process – from growing up as a comic fan to being abducted by fifth-dimensional aliens in Katmandu. In the process, he examines the fundamental themes and aesthetics behind particular books, looking at how they tie into their respective eras – and further looks into how comics will affect human development in the very near future.

Read the full interview here!

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