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Since the invention of the printing press, books are a gateway to new worlds and new universes. Let us guide you through the world of publishing with the latest news, most insightful analysis, and genuine love of stories that every bibliophile is looking for.

Wheel of Time News: Maria Doyle Kennedy Joins The Fantasy Show (Plus Episode Titles Revealed!)

The Wheel of Time news has been rolling out steadily since the show began production in Prague over the summer. Just this week, several actors announced via social media that they had joined the highly anticipated fantasy series. Among the new cast members for Wheel of Time is veteran actress Maria Doyle Kennedy. The Irish actress […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 23, 2020
BooksTV Shows
Christopher Tolkien Passes Into The Undying Lands, Dies At Age 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of author J.R.R. Tolkien died on Thursday at the age of 95. Christopher was the third and youngest son of the legendary fantasy author, and the literary executor of the Tolkien estate. He also helped edit and publish much of Tolkien’s posthumous works such as The Silmarillion and The Children of […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 17, 2020
BooksPop Culture
Beloved YA Series Animorphs Will Morph Into A Graphic Novel

Time for a nostalgia trip! The beloved young adult fantasy series Animorphs will morph into a graphic novel. Due for release in October, the comic book illustrated by Chris Grine will adapt the first book in the series The Invasion. Author K.A. Applegate took to Twitter to make the announcement on Wednesday. “We are very excited […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 15, 2020
BooksCOMICS
Binti Adaptation From Nnedi Okorafor In The Works At Hulu

African futurism is coming to Hulu. The streaming network has picked up the option for the acclaimed Binti trilogy. The Hulu pilot will be co-written by the author of the Binti books – Nnedi Okorafor. The author made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. Finally, I can be public about it! We are adapting Binti […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 14, 2020
BooksCOMICSTV Shows
Top 10 New and Ongoing Fantasy Book Series To Read In The New Decade

The past decade was a golden age for genre fiction, as sci-fi and fantasy fully entered the mainstream. The new decade promises plenty of exciting new fantasy book series, along with new entries in ongoing series. Below we have compiled a list of the top 10 fantasy series to read in the new decade. Let […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 12, 2020
Books
Outlander Season 5 Trailer Joins The American Revolution

The final trailer for season 5 of Outlander dropped this week. The acclaimed time-traveling historical drama on Starz will adapt the fifth book from the series. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon is the basis for the next season, although elements of the sixth book A Breath of Snow and Ashes will also appear. Outlander Season 5 […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 4, 2020
BooksTV Shows
The Witcher Review: Netflix Improves Upon Source Material In New Fantasy Series

The Witcher is streaming now on Netflix and other reviews so far have been decidedly mixed. But don’t listen to the haters. The Witcher is an excellent fantasy series that is faithful to its original source material. It hews closely to the short stories in the books The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny. It also […]

BY Emily O'Donnell December 23, 2019
BooksGAMINGTV Shows
A Guide to The Witcher Books and Main Characters to Get You Ready for the Netflix Series

The Witcher books illustrate a vast world full of complex characters, who will soon be brought to life in the Netflix adaptation. The show premieres this week on Netflix, and the streaming service has been releasing featurettes in anticipation. There are character profiles; an interview with author Andrzej Sapowski, and a delightful video of star […]

BY Emily O'Donnell December 19, 2019
BooksTV Shows
The Expanse Season 4 Review: The Resurrected Show Sets Up For The Future

The Expanse season 4 made its highly anticipated debut on Amazon Prime over the weekend. The shift from Syfy to Amazon has not changed the show, other than fancier special effects and more freedom to curse. With the premiere of season 4 of The Expanse, the show moves also in a new direction. Let’s explore what […]

BY Emily O'Donnell December 16, 2019
BooksTV Shows
The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier and Clay Optioned For Showtime Series

Michael Chabon’s beloved novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is coming to Showtime as a limited series. Chabon will serve as showrunner for the series, along with his wife/creative partner Ayelet Waldman. This option is part of a larger deal that the duo has struck with CBS TV Studios. The official synopsis from CBS […]

BY Emily O'Donnell December 13, 2019
BooksCOMICSTV Shows
Adaptive Switch Controller Goes Viral After Dad Builds Set-Up for Daughter

I thought the collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft as of late provided a great dialogue on the power of gaming. Instead of fighting with one another over sales, both companies focused on bringing together their fan bases. Well, as it turns out, the company’s efforts helped to make something incredibly inspiring and innovative possible. This […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 21, 2020
Marvel’s Avengers Game Delayed, Second Delay for Square Enix in 2020

Here we are, just weeks in 2020, and another major game is pushed back to the second half of the year. News of the Marvel’s Avengers game delayed isn’t necessarily surprising. In a lot of ways, the move to delay a game to improve its final product is all but routine. Not to mention, a […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 20, 2020
Why Is Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed?: Details on the Biggest Game of 2020

BeingThere are a lot of weird things that happen during the end of a console cycle. For one, developers and publishers start to work on games for the unreleased, future consoles. Usually, that means the current generation consoles sort of get left in limbo. It’s a weird period of time, but one thing left gamers […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 19, 2020
Left 4 Dead 3 Rumors Ended in Valve Statement

It’s funny to think about the state of gaming rumors today. On the one hand, it’s wonderful having so many people looking into the latest news in gaming. Of course, this is going to come with a number of false rumors and unfounded speculations. Here at Comic Years, we try very hard to not report […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 18, 2020

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The Star Trek: Picard Series Premiere Is What It Looks Like When Star Trek Distrusts Its Institutions: Review

On January 23, 2020, fans of Star Trek got what they wanted. We can revisit Jean-Luc Picard, a generation’s favorite captain of the Enterprise. However, reaction to the Star Trek: Picard series premiere was a bit mixed. Some people absolutely loved the slow-burn drama about Picard and the loss of Data. Others, however, felt that […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 24, 2020
Obi-Wan Doesn’t Have the High Ground! Series On Delay, Not Cancelled for Disney+

When Disney+ announced that Ewan McGregor would be reprising his role as Jedi Master Obi-wan Kenobi, fans everywhere rejoiced. The best character of the prequel trilogy coming back? Yes—we need that now. Well, we’re going to have to wait a bit longer as Disney+ and Lucasfilm decided to delay the Obi-wan series, though rumors it […]

BY Roman Colombo January 24, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Al Ewing and Juann Cabal Give Us A Dysfunctional Space Family (spoilers!)

For Marvel, a #1 issue generally means that a new creative team is taking over a title, and leading the character or characters into a new era. We just saw this recently with Thor #1. And we’re seeing that now with Guardians of the Galaxy #1, from writer Al Ewing and artist Juann Cabal. After […]

BY Roman Colombo January 23, 2020
WandaVision Writer Tapped to Start Captain Marvel 2, as Original Writers and Directors Bow Out

When Kevin Feige announced MCU Phase 4 at Comic-Con, there were two glaring omissions: Spider-Man and Carol Danvers. Spidey got sorted, but the future of Brie Larson’s character in the MCU was vague. A sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel is on the way, Marvel assured fans. Talent like Taika Waititi, Ryan Coogler, James Gunn, and […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 23, 2020