I’m always excited to see a new comic featuring Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning, as he has been a favorite since I bought his debut comic off the spinner rack in 1977. As I lived in a rural area with little access to a comic shop that carried everything, Black Lightning was also my first experience reading a solo title featuring a black hero.
It’s hard enough to write well in one genre, never mind blending two or more into one seamless whole. But Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops trilogy and its prequel series, the Reawakening Trilogy (which includes his latest, Siege Line), mixes zombie horror, military thriller, and urban fantasy, and makes it look easy. The cornerstone of his success? Characters that never fail to be three-dimensional people. Also: terrific pacing, and action sequences that make it impossible to stop flipping pages.
New York Fantastic is a collection of stories that take us to all corners of the New York City, providing a fantasy guide to the metropolis that works equally well for real life. “For countless people, New York has long been a city of dreams, the only destination that can truly fulfill all their desires and hopes,” says editor Paula Guran in the introduction. As the receptacle for countless, untold dreams and nightmares, I would be shocked if the real New York isn’t just a little bit fantastical.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".