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Q & A: Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher of DC Comics

Graphic novels thrive on reinvention. Their artists and writers endlessly surprise readers with ingenious and unexpected reinterpretations. The characters morph over time, acquiring different, fascinating nuances and taking on ever-deepening cultural significance. Publishing powerhouse DC Comics - and their stalwarts such as The Joker, Batman and Superman - have never been more popular. Here to talk about the launch of their new Rebirth series, which enriches the backstories of many of the DC pantheon, is none other than writer and DC Comics Co-Publisher, Dan DiDio.

Batman v Superman: five great graphic novels

Bookseller Asa Wheatley suggests a list of five Batman and Superman graphic novels in anticipation of the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.

In conversation: Kim Newman

Matthew O'Donoghue speaks to master of horror Kim Newman about scary monsters, super TV schedules, and his new novel An English Ghost Story.

"They'll Never Make It"

When Jonathan Tropper wrote his novel This is Where I Leave You, he was pretty pleased with it. But he never expected it would end up as a movie. And then it did...

Holy bulging bookshelves! It's a Batman reading list!

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! Batman, Batman, Batman! Everyone’s favourite brooding superhero turns 75 this week, and to celebrate Martin Wright from our Leeds bookshop has put together a Batman reading list. KAPOW!

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