Long time gone

Lots of time has passed since the last update.  Things have been very busy, and the demands of freelance writing while balancing a regular day job have kept me pretty tied up.  So, here's what I've been up. Reviews for Daytripper and Morning Glories have been posted at Graphic Novel Reporter.  Both are tremendous books, and currently at the top of my list for best of the year.  I spoke briefly about Daytripper here before, so let me just say that Morning Glories is an insanely wicked ride that fans of TV's LOST will not want to miss out on.  It's got some great characters, pop culture references, and an awesome story full of mystery and lots and lots of questions.

Also published are my thoughts on the classic Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson series, Transmetropolitan.  I already read and reviewed Grant Morrison's latest Batman entry, The Return of Bruce Wayne, after having spent some time here talking up the previous entries into his on-going saga.  Be sure to check out my thoughts on Hellblazer: Pandemonium as well!

I've also joined up with Dearborn Patch and The Counter Project.  You can read up on Saturday's Record Store Day here, and get the thoughts of some of those local record store owners involved.  My articles for The Counter Project are forthcoming, but on April 21 you can read about the work of a local environmental group, Friends of the Rouge.  Future issues will have my thoughts on the upcoming summer movies, and May 5 will have an article I did about graphic novels.  I got to interview a local comic book store owner, Dan Merritt, who run Green Brain Comics.  It's an awesome shop, and Merritt is a very knowledgeable fan and businessman of comics.  Hands-down one of the more enjoyable interviews I've gotten to do in my time.  That piece will be hitting newsstands just in time for Free Comic Book Day.

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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