I AM AMERICA: IF THE FIRE COMES by Tracy Daley

Jolly Fish Press has a historical fiction series for ages 8 to 12 called I AM AMERICA, written by various authors about characters who lived at different times throughout U.S. history. I picked up IF THE FIRE COMES by Tracy Daley. Here's the back-cover synopsis: Tracy Daley's writing is topnotch. I instantly loved Joseph and … Continue reading I AM AMERICA: IF THE FIRE COMES by Tracy Daley

THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL and TIPS FOR MAGICIANS by Celesta Rimington

On the hunt for an outstanding new middle-grade author? The next time you walk into a bookstore, ask for Celesta Rimington. THE ELEPHANT'S GIRL (2020) and TIPS FOR MAGICIANS (2021) were published by Crown Books for Young Readers and I cannot recommend them enough. Here's the jacket copy for THE ELEPHANT'S GIRL: And here's the … Continue reading THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL and TIPS FOR MAGICIANS by Celesta Rimington

Batman Mafex Dark Knight Trilogy Figures

Mafex put out some exceptional figures based on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Here's the ones I have. Check out the swapable heads with different expressions and the changeable hands for different poses. They come with so many accessories, and some are tiny, such as Scarecrow's lighter, batarangs, joker cards, "I believe in Harvey Dent … Continue reading Batman Mafex Dark Knight Trilogy Figures

G.I. Joe #1-155 by Larry Hama (Marvel Comics 1982-1994)

With Larry Hama's G.I. JOE series hitting #300 last month, I feel like breaking out my collection and taking a look at the issues that began it all, including Special Missions, Order of Battle, and the Yearbooks as they came out alongside the main title. These are original first prints with the following exceptions. #2, … Continue reading G.I. Joe #1-155 by Larry Hama (Marvel Comics 1982-1994)

Danny Elfman’s 2002 SPIDER-MAN Soundtrack on Vinyl for First Time

The original Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire SPIDER-MAN movie turned 20 this year, and to commemorate the occasion Sony Classical released the soundtrack on vinyl for the first time. Let's take a look. Love the cover, taken of course from the film's outstanding poster. Back cover: Gatefold: Sleeve: And the most important part - the music itself. … Continue reading Danny Elfman’s 2002 SPIDER-MAN Soundtrack on Vinyl for First Time