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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round 2!

Whew! Round one of our 16-character Shakespeare duel saw a few fast knockouts and a number of battles that went down to the final minutes. Below is the new bracket featuring the winners, each duel's results...and your chance to vote in Round 2! UPDATE: The winner for the Shakespeare Character...

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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round One Begins!

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, his characters live on. It's the rare person who doesn't know about Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, or Othello. And most of us has an inkling about who Lady Macbeth is and can likely quote more Shakespearean lines than we realize we've memorized. The Bard's...

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Love Comics? See This Year's Eisner Award Nominees

The nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 19, with the winners to be crowned at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 22. According to the announcement from Comic-Con International, Fantagraphics and Image Comics acquired the most nominations (17 for Fantagraphics, and 14...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New Books

Lucasfilm kept tight wraps on the storyline of The Force Awakens (for good reason), so books that included major plot points were not released to readers until after the film hit theaters. But as the film is rolling out in digital and Blu-ray formats this week, it’s time to see...

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The Winner Is

And the Winner of the Great Literary Tournament Is...

After more than 50 duels between 64 of the greatest literary characters ever written, the two finalists faced off in the arena: Harry Potter, the boy wizard. And Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective. One man had a single friend by his side, the faithful Watson. His opponent had rows...

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The Great Literary Tournament: And Then There Were Two...

Last week, sixty-four book characters entered the Great Literary Tournament. More than one hundred matches have been fought. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers. And we're finally down to the final two contenders, who will face off on Monday, March 28, in the match of the century: Some...

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Round 2 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

It's getting messy, folks! We received almost 20,000 votes to whittle the bracket down to these sixteen book characters who are still (barely) standing after their hard-fought skirmishes. Fun facts about round two: Carrie (from Stephen King’s Carrie) and Marvel’s Black Widow fought the closest duel, with Black Widow coming...

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Round 1 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

Sixty-four book characters faced off in round one of our bookish March Madness this week, and you, our readers, chose your champions. Fun facts: Winnie-the-Pooh decimated Martin the Warrior (Redwall) with the largest lead, winning 86% of the votes versus Martin's 14%. Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson's duel was the...

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Jonathan Hickman and Tom Brevoort on "Secret Wars"

Secret Wars debuted in May 2015. The epic miniseries centers on the destruction, and eventual rebirth, of the Marvel Universe. When writer Jonathan Hickman first pitched the concept more than six years before, he imagined a dimension-hopping adventure, mixing elements of Marvel’s Exiles and Strikeforce Morituri. Hickman “hacked away at...

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The Great Literary Tournament: The Bracket Is Revealed

March 13 is Selection Sunday for the men's college basketball tournament. The Amazon Book Review is revealing our own tournament—the Great Literary Tournament—in which book characters duel for supremacy against each other. Jay Gatsby versus Mr. Darcy. Tris Prior versus Katniss Everdeen. Harry Potter versus Harry Dresden. Hannibal Lecter versus...

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