Continuing the look at the new series of Marvel Comics prose novels that adapt popular comic arcs into novel form Arnie is back this week to review New Avengers: Breakout by Alisa Kwitney. The original story was told by Brian Michael Bendis in the 2005 New Avengers comics. This novel changes the story considerably making two characters not in Bendis' comics-- Hawkeye and the Black Widow -- the main characters. Listen to Arnie's review to find out if these reviews are for better or for worse.
Next Tuesday the fourth book in Marvel Comics new prose novel series is being released--Iron Man: Extremis by Marie Javins. This wraps up the four novel series announced by Marvel back in 2012. To commemorate the conclusion of this book series, Arnie is back to continue his reviews of these Marvel Comics novelizations of successful comic arcs. This week Arnie is reviewing Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, written by longtime Marvel Comics scribe Peter David, based on the comic series by Joss Whedon.
Even if you don't know the name Bruce Campbell the odds are you've seen him in television shows and movies. Currently a star of Burn Notice, Campbell has been featured in the Hercules and Xena television shows, as well as films like Maniac Cop, Escape from L.A., The Hudsucker Proxy, The Majestic, and all three Spider-Man films. But for all his work, Campbell is perhaps best known for his role of Ash in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead films. As today the remake of Evil Dead is being released, Arnie takes this opportunity to revisit Campbell's 2001 autobiography for the insights it gives on the actor and his films.