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Vikings: Valhalla EP Michael Hirst Updates Netflix Sequel Series

Vikings: Valhalla EP Michael Hirst Updates Netflix Sequel Series

While series creator and writer Michael Hirst's (Elizabeth, The Tudors) critically-acclaimed series Vikings may be coming to an end this month (on Amazon Prime, later in 2021 on History), his Vikings-verse is set to live on at Netflix with sequel series Vikings: Valhalla Written and executive produced by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive) and[...]

Vikings Finale: Valhalla Awaits December 30- If You Have Amazon Prime

Vikings Finale: Valhalla Awaits December 30- If You Have Amazon Prime

Some good news and bad news for fans of History and Michael Hirst’s historical drama Vikings On the plus side, Hirst's family saga focusing on the lives and epic adventures of the Nordic raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages will be back on December 30 in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria, and Ireland[...]

Is This Tomorrow Today Communist Fears and Comic Books

Is This Tomorrow? Today? Communist Fears and Comic Books

Control and fear go hand in hand, and with the Cold War defining an entire generation's worldview from the mid-1940s through the early 1990s, the idea of the "red scare" bled into nearly every aspect of society. "Better dead than red" became a slogan during the Cold War, with the color being the metaphorical representation […]

Mulan Joins the Army: 1939 Mulan Movie is Still the Most Fun

Mulan Joins the Army: 1939 Mulan Movie is Still the Most Fun

Mulan Joins the Army is the earliest available movie version of the Mulan story. There were two silent movies made before it, but they're lost. It's the first talkie movie of the story, made in 1939, and it's still the most fun movie version. 2020 has been a weird and messy bumper year for Mulan. […]

Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a Six-Year-Old

Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a Six-Year-Old

Last Gasp, 2004[/caption]Although history and media have long addressed the bombings of Japan in various movies and depictions (The Wolverine, for example), none have been as succinct or distressing as what Nakazawa portrayed through the eyes of a grade-school aged child: monsters walking through the streets with skin melting from their faces, moaning for water[...]

One of the Most Controversial Publishers You May Not Have Heard Of

One of the Most Controversial Publishers You May Not Have Heard Of

Chick is generally not one of the first names brought up when comic fans discuss the greats of the industry...but this cartoonist and publisher is, in fact, one of the most controversial figures in comic book history that you may not have heard of.Born on April 13th, 1924, Jack Chick lived a typical American lifestyle[...]

Justifying the 1983 Invasion of Grenada With Comics for Kids

Justifying the 1983 Invasion of Grenada With Comics for Kids?

On the morning of October 25th, 1983, the United States led a coalition to an island 100 miles off the Venezuela coast called Grenada. Their reason was to protect American citizens, primarily medical students, against the growing communist regime on the island and to establish a long-enduring democratic government. Although the United Nations Security Council […]

Alex L. Combs Sells Trans History: A Graphic Novel at Auction

Alex L. Combs Sells Trans History: A Graphic Novel at Auction

Combs has sold their debut nonfiction YA graphic novel, Trans History: A Graphic Novel at auction to Andrea Tompa at publishers Candlewick. Written and illustrated from an #OwnVoices perspective, Trans History: A Graphic Novel will be published in 2023 and aims to introduce readers to the history of transgender identities, the transgender rights movement, and what it means to be[...]

Cursed Cast Offers Viewers History Lesson on Legend of King Arthur

Cursed Cast Offers Viewers History Lesson on Legend of King Arthur

With writer/artist Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler's (Puss In Boots) Cursed spending its first weekend before the masses, the streaming service is offering viewers a "history lesson" of how Nimue's (13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford) journey and the legend of King Arthur came to be While the Netflix series is[...]


Ken Quattros Invisible Men: Black Artists of The Golden Age of Comics For 2020

Ken Quattro's Invisible Men: Black Artists of The Golden Age of Comics, For 2020

In September 2020, Yoe Press look to rewrite the history of the comics industry one more time, with a book by comics historian Ken Quattro, often known as The Comics Detective, about black comic book creators - not now, not in recent time, but in the nineteen-thirties, forties and fifties, known as The Golden Age And[...]

Vikings: Valhalla &#8211 Netflix Lands Michael Hirsts Vikings Sequel Series

"Vikings: Valhalla" – Netflix Lands Michael Hirst's "Vikings" Sequel Series

Series creator and writer Michael Hirst's (Elizabeth, The Tudors) critically-acclaimed series Vikings may be ending its run on History, but Hirst's Vikings-verse will live on at Netflix with sequel series Vikings: Valhalla.Written and executive produced by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive), Vikings: Valhalla begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the[...]

Motherland: Fort Salem &#8211 For Our Witches Training Begins Now as Dark Days Await Us [TEASERS]

"Motherland: Fort Salem" – For Our Witches, "Training Begins Now" as "Dark Days Await Us" [TEASERS]

and where their history-changing training begins, in this official trailer for Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem:https://youtu.be/wFZjqM2V8a4 Created by Eliot Laurence (Claws), Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, “Motherland: Fort Salem” follows three young[...]

Vikings Season 6: While He May Wear The Crown Was He Bjorn to Lead [TRAILER]

"Vikings" Season 6: While He May Wear The Crown, Was He "Bjorn" to Lead? [TRAILER]

Series creator and writer Michael Hirst's (Elizabeth, The Tudors) critically-acclaimed series Vikings is set to storm its way back to HISTORY for its final season on Wednesday, December 4, at 9 p.m ET/PT - with the 20-episode sixth season kicking off with a two-hour premiere After the premiere, the following eight episodes will air every[...]

Heels: Vikings Star Alexander Ludwig Joins Stephen Amell STARZ Pro Wrestling Series

"Heels": "Vikings" Star Alexander Ludwig Joins Stephen Amell, STARZ Pro Wrestling Series

Arrow star Stephen Amell and STARZ have found the actor's in-ring nemesis - and on-screen brother - with Alexander Ludwig (Björn Ironside on History's Vikings) set to tag-team in upcoming hour-long drama Heels Set in the world of independent professional wrestling, the eight-episode series will be written by Michael Waldron (Loki) with Mike O’Malley serving as[...]

The Plot Against America: Winona Ryder Zoe Kazan John Turturro 4 More Join HBO Miniseries

'The Plot Against America': Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, John Turturro, 4 More Join HBO Miniseries

Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Morgan Spector (Homeland), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Azhy Robertson (Untitled Noah Baumbach Project), John Turturro (The Night Of), and newcomer Caleb Malis are set to join the project, from Annapurna Pictures and Joe Roth.[caption id="attachment_1016402" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Penguin Random House/Netflix/HBO[/caption]Written[...]

First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books has announced a new line of comics aimed at middle grade readers and focusing on notable events in American history, aptly titled History Comics The School Library Journal had the official PR on the comics, which are set to start hitting stores in 2020 and serve as a compliment to First Second's[...]

Knightfall Season 2: More Mark Hamill As Talus Former Templar Knight

'Knightfall' Season 2: More Mark Hamill As Talus, Former Templar Knight

When HISTORY first announced that Mark Hamill was joining the cast of season 2 of Knightfall, we were of course intrigued Who could he be playing in such a series? Would he have a sword?[caption id="attachment_1011419" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mark Hamill as Talus in "Knightfall"Photo courtesy of HISTORY[/caption]Hamill's character Talus happens to be a former Templar[...]

Mark Hamill Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight What WILL He Talk About

Mark Hamill Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Tonight, What WILL He Talk About?

Galactic treasure Mark Hamill will be stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, and we've got a pretty good idea of what he'll be talking about during the visit.[caption id="attachment_976151" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mark Hamill at the 44th Annual Saturn AwardsPhoto by Mary Anne Butler[/caption]Mostly because Hamill posted about it:https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1108067203205627905The former Jedi Knight will be joining HISTORY’s Knightfall[...]

Katheryn Winnick Talks Vikings Season 6 Fitting End for Lagertha

Katheryn Winnick Talks 'Vikings' Season 6, Fitting End for Lagertha

Katheryn Winnick, actress behind our warrior queen Lagertha from HISTORY's Vikings, has some thoughts about the 6th (and reportedly final) season of the series, including the end for her character.[caption id="attachment_1001348" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Katheryn WinnickPhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com[/caption]While talk of the series makes >this< reporter strangely emotional, we are indeed comforted by[...]