By Terri Schlichenmeyer —
Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC
If your workplace needs someone who can leap tall problems in a single bound, handle customers, dispense product in minutes, and stop time in the break room, then you need a superhero and “Slugfest.” Truly, this book speaks to the heart of everyone who spent weeks in eager anticipation of the next comic book issue with the next exciting adventure, but the nostalgia inherent in the subject doesn’t minimize one thing: Time and again, Tucker reminds his readers that comic books are a business. Former kids will want this book for the behind-the-scenes insight. Business folks will want it for a new look at what’s surprisingly an old industry.
What Would Happen? Serious Answers to Silly Questions
And if you have an 8- to 14-year-old who loves to ask “why,” then “What Would Happen?” by Crispin Boyer is what you need. If your child could change the world in any way, what would she (or he) do? Before answering that question, she’ll need to think carefully about what’s being proposed. What might be the consequences of those changes? In this book, your child will see what could become of her ideas through dozens of hypotheticals, and beyond. That might sound like work to a young reader, but flights of fancy and imagination are enjoyable with Boyer. For curious kids or those with big imaginations, it’s something you can imagine they’ll love.
Last fall, you headed to the polls hoping your single vote mattered and that you’d have a hand in history. On that note, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a few things to say, and in her new book, you’ll notice first that the title is not a question. You’ll also notice Clinton is quick to say that this book is based entirely on her point of view and her memories on the campaign itself, responsibility and blame, regrets, and concerns for the future. And though this “doesn’t mean I’ll ever run for office again,” it doesn’t mean the opposite, either.