Virus Popper, an educational and recreational virtual reality game developed in response to the novel coronavirus, was created by the indie VR gaming studio Starcade Arcade. more red_arrow.gif
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PW talks with noted comics artist Hawthorne, best known for his work on such superhero comics as Deadpool, about his bracing graphic memoir, the harrowing life-story of his rage-filled, emotionally damaged mother, and growing up poor and Puerto Rican in 1980s New York City. more red_arrow.gif
Sixty Seconds. Three Rules. One Gun.
In Will’s neighborhood, there are The Rules. No. 1: Crying. Don’t. No matter what. No. 2: Snitching. Don’t. No matter what. No. 3: Revenge. Do. No matter what. Jason Reynolds’s #1 New York Times-bestselling and award-winning novel Long Way Down is now a gripping graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff. (Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
Review: Dispersion by Greg Egan
In Egan’s timely sci-fi tale of an inter-dimensional pandemic, a strange disease infects inhabitants across parallel dimensional realities, dragging parts of people’s bodies into alternate planes of existence with devastating results, while baffling medical researchers. more red_arrow.gif

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National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi reached out to young adult author and NBA finalist Jason Reynolds to adapt Stamped, Kendi’s acclaimed work on the history of antiblack racism, for teen readers; which also led to a virtual book club on antiracist activism. more red_arrow.gif
Review: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
A showcase collection of works from the long career of renowned French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, a cofounder of the legendary Magnum photo collective, that celebrate a photographic style that elegantly captured the “decisive moment” in events of global historical importance and quiet moments of ordinary personal significance. More red_arrow.gif
paywall-icon2-64x64.png Interview: PW Talks with Kate Elliot
PW talks with Elliott about the debut novel of her new space opera trilogy, a feminist sci-fi coming-of-age adventure tale that juggles multiple storylines, cheeky humor, and a pair of kick-ass female heroes forced to untangle a political morass on their world. more red_arrow.gif

This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week on More to Come, Kate Fitzsimons interviews acclaimed comics writer and producer Geoff Johns about Stargirl, a teenage superhero he created for DC in the late 1990's, who is now the main character of DC’s Stargirl, a live action TV series that will debut on the CW/DC Universe this month. Johns also discusses creating and promoting comics and TV shows during a pandemic, and the value of truly all-ages entertainment. More red_arrow.gif

Acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai not only directed the Weathering With You anime released in 2019 but also wrote the novelization published in the U.S. by Yen Press, and wrote the forthcoming manga adaptation. It’s the story of Hodaka, a teenage boy who runs away from his small island home to the big city of Tokyo during a time when it seems to never stop raining. In Tokyo he meets Hina, a young woman who appears to have a mysterious power to affect the weather—indeed he discovers that she can stop the incessant rain and bring out the sun. In this 10-page excerpt from the manga, Hodaka is onboard a ship to Tokya when a storm begins to form ominously in the sky above, taking a mythological shape before showering the ship in a powerful, drenching rain that nearly sweeps him overboard. Weathering With You Vol.1 by Makoto Shinkai with art by Wataru Kobuta will be published by Kodansha in June. The excerpt is presented in a vertical scroll with the first few pages in color and remember that manga reads from right to left on the page and within each panel. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

PW Comics World and The Fanatic Editor: Calvin Reid
More to Come podcast cohosts: Kate Fitzsimons, Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid
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