Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Release Tuesday

This week's offerings offer a nostalgic feel - new tales emerge from Gotham City with a new adventure for Batman presented by the very talented Neil Gaiman and a Star Wars Roleplaying Game. I grew up on both of these series and can't wait to check them out!

Amazon.com ReviewBook Description
This book looks awesome! Acclaimed best-selling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) joins a “who’s who” of talented artists in lending his unique voice to the Batman lore for this not to be missed Deluxe Edition hardcover collectible! Focusing on the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from Batman #685 and Detective Comics #852, Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman saga. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? also collects Gaiman stories from Secret Origins #36, Secret Origins Special #1, and Batman Black And White #2. This anthology is not to be missed!

In true Batman tradition, Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. But now the Dark Knight is dead; apparently fallen at the hands of dying god Darkseid.

I can’t wait to check out “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader”. It is said to be the “likes of which Batman and his friends have never experienced before.” This promises to be an exciting and thrilling tale!

Rebellion Era Campaign Guide (Star Wars Roleplaying Game) by Rodney Thompson (Author), Sterling Hershey (Author), Owen K.C. Stephens (Author), JD Wiker (Author)

Product DescriptionClassic Star Wars game-play...The Rebellion Era Campaign Guide brings the Saga Edition rules to the time when tyranny and oppression mark the reign of the Galactic Empire, threatening to extinguish the last flames of freedom. In this dark time emerges an alliance of rebellious heroes intent on overthrowing the Emperor and restoring the glory of the Old Republic.This book covers the clasic Star Wars films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. It also includes material from the Expanded Universe, as featured in novels and comic books. For players, it provides new character options for Rebel and fringe heroes. For Gamemasters, it offers adventure hooks, campaign seeds, and ready-to-use villains, creatures, droids, and vehicles.
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Helen Ginger said...

Love the Batman cover. I may go check this out with the idea of a Christmas present for my son. Thanks.

Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Wow...the Batman one sounds awesome. With Gaiman? Wow again.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Karen Walker said...

Congratulations, Nancy, on winning Julie's contest.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I'm a Batman fan from my youth, so, we're talking the Lincoln administration...long time. I'm hopeful that in this work, BM is NOT, in fact, dead, but rises to purge the bad guys from power. I'd be devastated if anything ever happened to him. Tell me there's a happy ending!!!

Best regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

The Practical Preserver said...

I remember when Star Wars came out the first time. Seven year old son declared he was going to be Luke Skywalker when he grew up. He was quite adamant about that.

Marvin D Wilson said...

I also love that Batman cover. And goody goody - a new Star Wars? Yay! :)

The Old Silly

N A Sharpe said...

Helen - I'm intrigued by the Batman book as well - Gaiman never ceases to amaze!

Elizabeth - I know! I hadn't heard about this one...how cool is that?!

Karen - thank you! I'm excited about receiving her book!

Galen - Don't know what they have in stores for us with this version...with Neil Gaiman anything is possible!

Karen - I know what you mean! I think ALL little boys wanted to be either Luke or Hans!

Marvin - Two super great selections this week, for sure!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Batman is one of my favorite super heros. And I love the Star Wars movies. Will have to take a look at the books.

Thanks, Nancy.



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