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THE ISSUE: Fanzines, BozCon and the Smallest Press of All

from Cairo, Illinois in June 1880 gives us the hook we need into exploring this completely-forgotten history.One noteworthy and well-documented instance of early American fandom was the incredible popularity of Charles Dickens here in the United States If you've ever heard the anecdotes about people waiting at the port for ships from England to bring[...]

A Dark Version Of “A Christmas Carol” Is Headed To VR

A Dark Version Of "A Christmas Carol" Is Headed To VR

MWM Interactive announced this week they're bringing a dark version of A Christmas Carol to VR with Chained: A Victorian Nightmare. Created and directed by Justin Denton, the same mind behind the immersive game Legion, you get a modern-day version of a Christmas classic. You can get the game right now for $6 on Oculus, […]

That New 'A Christmas Carol' Adaptation From BBC Heads to FX

Back in 2017, Sir Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and Tom Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker announced a join project with the BBC to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" to television We haven't really heard anything about it since then, until this morning's announcement that FX has partnered with BBC[...]

Bah! Humbug! Why 'A Christmas Carol' Needs a Holiday from the Holidays

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is an American tradition during the end-of-the-year holidays It's a quality story - but unfortunately, an abused one and most often the point gets lost on audiences Whether it's a direct adaptation of the Dickens' novel or the beloved American film It's a Wonderful Life, both main characters deal with a[...]

Fandom 1842: Happy 176th Birthday, Comic Books in America

He had authors he wanted to champion, he had rivals he wanted to best (in particular, Park Benjamin of the New World), and he was feeling his way towards a concept that his publishing peers hadn't caught onto, quite yet: Young America, fresh from its revolution and coming to grips with the meaning of democracy[...]

Olivia Twist: A Dickensian, Dystopian New Comic from Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, and Emma Vieceli at Berger Books

Dark Horse and the Berger Books imprint have announced their next upcoming series: a reimagining of Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist set in a dystopian future. Olivia Twist is billed as "a female-centric futuristic fable" from the slightly less female-centric creative team of bestselling author Darin Strauss, short fiction author Adam Dalva, artist Emma Vieceli, and colorist Lee Loughridge[...]

Tom Hardy, Steven Knight Adapting Charles Dickens For BBC One

[caption id="attachment_752898" align="aligncenter" width="547"] Credit: Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock[/caption]In 2019, Ebenezer Scrooge is set to be visited by a fourth ghost on Christmas Eve,"The Ghost of Christmas Adaptations," as Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and several of the author's other works for BBC One[...]

Harvey Kurtzman christmas carol

Unfinished Harvey Kurtzman Christmas Carol Adaptation Now Available On Comixology

Starting today on digital comics platform Comixology, you can purchase Harvey Kurtzman's Marley's Ghost, which is not, as the title implies, a graphic novel about a ghost named Marley belonging to deceased legendary comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, but rather a graphic novel called Marley's Ghost by Harvey Kurtzman, an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic,[...]

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Was Charles Dickens The Man Who Invented Christmas?

I don't think I'd consider Charles Dickens as The Man Who Invented Christmas, but I do often think of him as an author who would be very much at home writing in the modern-day comic book industry  He was mobbed, overwhelmed, and often perplexed by American fans on his first trip here in 1842 He[...]

First Look At Legion's Dan Stevens As Charles Dickens

No, it's not part of some Downton Abbey Christmas episode, it's a first image of Dan Stevens as none other than ol' Boz himself, Charles Dickens It's for an upcoming film The Man Who Invented Christmas, set to hit theaters in late '17 Set in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Dickens wrote a short novel which he[...]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 7

Something that is causing problems today as well. How about that?[gallery size="medium" ids="607877,607882,607880"]Birthdays today include John Deere (1804), Charles Dickens author (1812), Laura Ingalls Wilder author (1867), Sinclair Lewis author (1885), James Spader actor (1960), Garth Brooks country music singer (1962), Eddie Izzard comedian/actor (1962), Chris Rock comedian/actor (1966), Ashton Kucher  actor (1978)[gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="607878,607883"]Comic-related birthdays include Alan Grant (1949), Paul Castiglia (1966), and Richard[...]