Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

10 of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Out in June

From a middle grade robot adventure to a queer YA SFF anthology, and a silkpunk epic, here are the SFF books out this month you need to read, including The City Inside by Samit Basu.

11 Comic Villains Becoming Heroes

The pages of comic books are filled with colorful heroes and villains. Sometimes heroes become villains. Sometimes villains become heroes.

The Best Comics of All Time

Fantastic funny pages incoming! From comic books to comic memoirs to manga, here are the greatest comics of all time, like American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

8 Mandatory Multiverse Comics To Read No Matter What Timeline You Live In

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is upon us. Here are that absolutely mandatory multiverse comics for you to read, including Spider-Verse by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel.

What is Prose Poetry?

Prose and poetry seem like opposites, when in fact, prose poetry is its own form. So what is prose poetry?

No More Evil Superman Stories, Please

Superman, the Man of Steel, has long been one of the paragons of comic books. But it's time to say: no more evil Superman stories, please.

12 Essential Storm Comics

Marvel's Storm is set to feature heavily in Destiny of X. From the lowly Morlocks to Wakanda to Mars, here are the essential Storm comics.

12 Best DC Villains

DC Comics is filled with wonderful heroes and horrifying villains. But who are the best DC villains? Here are our top 12.

The Best Poems of All Time

Want to read more poetry? Find the best poems of all time -- the most enduring, influential, and popular poems to read.

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Reader

Whether it's one book a year or 100, being a reader is something you get to define for yourself, no matter when in life you do it.