edgar allen poe

What Does Sylvester Stallone Have to do With Edgar Allen Poe?

We would never in a million years make a connection between American author Edgar Allen Poe and American actor Sylvester Stallone, but that was before we knew about Sly's passion project.[caption id="attachment_975730" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sylvester StallonePhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Turns out, one of the first scripts Stallone ever wrote as a biopic about Poe, and[...]

There Are Now Not One But Two Treasury Of Victorian Murder Compendiums

I recently learned that NBM have recently released a second Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, having been unaware that there had been a first Treasury. I was, in hindsight, annoyed by my ignorance because I belong to the substantial throng of comics readers who can't seem to get enough of Victorian murder in sequential narrative. […]

John Cusack On The Politics Of Poe And Poetry, The Fascism Of 300 And Sequels

It's a murder mystery caper, verging on a modern slasher film, and features John Cusack as a fictional Edgar Allen Poe, getting all caught up in the police investigation of some perverse copycat murders borrowed from his fictions.I'm a great admirer of Cusack and many of his films, but The Raven is not the kind[...]

Win! A Poster For The Raven, Signed By John Cusack

I sat down with John Cusack last week to discuss his Edgar Allen Poe murder mystery, The Raven, and plenty more besides You'll be able to read some of what he told me later on today.Right now, though, you can win a poster for the film, signed by Mr Cusack Simply read and follow these italicised[...]