Life and Death in the World of ‘The Punisher’

Close your eyes and imagine a long-running battle between a hero and a villain coming to an end. It doesn’t matter which hero or which villain; they’re all interchangeable here. It doesn’t matter how long the two have been pitted against each other — ten episodes, maybe twenty, maybe 110 minutes of a two-hour movie….

Inside Out: The Ultimate ‘Zeroes’ Power

Recently, I finished reading the incredible Zeroes series by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. This story about a bunch of teenagers who discover they have crowd-based superpowers is probably the first series I’ve ever read where I felt completely satisfied at the end. It didn’t end on a cliffhanger, demanding endless what-abouts. Nor did it end with me wishing there was another book in the series. It’s okay that there isn’t.

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