The Magicians: Alice’s Story Based on the novel The Magicians by Lev Grossman Hardcover
Written by Lilah Sturges
Art by Pius Bak
Colors by Dan Jackson
Letters by Mike Fiorentino
Cover by Scott Newman
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Before I dive into the review of The Magicians: Alice’s Story, I would like to give you a bit of the history of the source material. I was a store manager for a Waldenbooks, but little did I realize how close to the end that company was. In those days we got ARCs (advance reader copies) of virtually everything and let me tell you, that is no small perk. So when an ARC came in that was touted as an adult Harry Potter-esque book about a magical college, I was intrigued. I have some vague memories of starting it during a lunch break and being swept away by the realism of it all. Lev Grossman‘s book grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. The book became a trilogy, then later a SyFy series that is spectacular in its own way. So yeah, this graphic novel only adds one more dimension to an already breathtaking franchise. Allow me to elaborate!
Sigh. For me, Happy! was one of the best shows currently on TV. And now it’s dead. All thanks to old friend SYFY, who has a bit of a reputation for putting the axe to shows. This includes Deadly Class, which joins Happy! in the grave.
But all is not lost just yet. It’s being reported that both series are indeed being shopped around, so there is still some hope that someone out there beneath the pale moonlight will resurrect Happy! and Deadly Class.
Rocky once famously ran through the city of Brotherly Love training for the fight of his life. This coming weekend the geeks will be running to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the Great Philadelphia Comic Con. Beginning Friday afternoon, April 12th at 1:00 PM, the convention is three days of celebrating comics and pop-culture for fans of all ages. The Con’s motto is “Get UR Geek On!” and whether you are into comics, movies, anime, cosplay, or all of the above, you can bet you’ll find something to entertain you in Philly besides a good cheesesteak.
SYFY has released an official trailer for Happy! season two, which once again stars Christopher Meloni as an ex-cop named Nick Sax and Patton Oswalt as an imaginary flying blue unicorn named Happy.
This is easily the batshit craziest show on TV right now, and judging by this new trailer it looks like they’ve cranked that insanity up to 11 for the second season. Which is fitting considering the series comes from Crank and Crank: High Voltage writer and director Brian Taylor. He co-created the series, which is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, with Morrison.
You can find more info on Happy! and check out the official season two trailer below.
SYFY released the first look at season two of one of the craziest shows on television right now, Happy!, for New York Comic-Con 2018.
While not a trailer the preview does offer some peeks at footage from the new season paired with comments from those involved with the show. And one of the clear messages of this first look video is that they’re taking things to new levels of insane in the follow-up season, which is something truly difficult to grasp if you witnessed what they got away with in the first season.
Click on over to the other side now to check out the video.