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“The Immortal Rules” book cover whitewashed, optioned for movie adaptation

“The Immortal Rules” book cover whitewashed, optioned for movie adaptation

Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire. The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitl...
Supporting character whitewashed in film adaptation of “Warm Bodies”

Supporting character whitewashed in film adaptation of “Warm Bodies”

Issac Marion’s zombie love story novel Warm Bodies is being adapted into a Hollywood film, but some of the diversity in the novel won’t be following it to the big screen. Warm Bodies was acquired by Summit Entertainment (the same studio that produced The Twilight Saga before Summit Entertainment merged with Lionsgate (the studio that produced The Hunger Games) In the novel, the be...
Racebending Recap at Wondercon 2012!

Racebending Recap at Wondercon 2012!

Although this is a bit late, it’s still noteworthy!  Last month, Racebending.com attended to WonderCon in Anaheim! Like last year, we were the only Avatar: The Last Airbender fan group with an official table, so we were really excited, especially since The Track Team was there to present the full opening of The Legend of Korra. We also got to meet fabulous Korra and Aang cosplayers! Our tab...
Annotated Korra! Episodes 1 and 2

Annotated Korra! Episodes 1 and 2

With the advent of a new Avatar and the premiere of The Legend of Korra, long distance Racebending.com co-founders and collaborators Lori Sammy and Marissa Lee got together to watch the online premiere together…on instant message! In what we hope will be the first in a series, we gush over and break down the concepts presented in The Legend of Korra using a racebending lens! What do the E...
Review of Eisner-nominated PrinceLess, and interview with writer Jeremy Whitley!

Review of Eisner-nominated PrinceLess, and interview with writer Jeremy Whitley!

The covers of Princeless. In the midst of a comic book world that feature the dark, grim alleys of Gotham and the ever-growing list of Hulks, Princeless is a brightly-colored and often hilarious four-issue mini that follows the adventures of Princess Adrienne and her trusty pet dragon, Sparky.  And boy–do they have adventures. Whitley (writer) and Goodwin (artist)’s Princeless offers a fr...

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