Who Are Sam and Dean Winchester in the Supernatural Mythology?

by Paula R. Stiles

[This article has spoilers for seasons one through four]

Plot? What plot?
Along the way to Supernatural season five, a few odd things happened to the show’s protagonists. Sam Winchester started out as a college student with a nice girlfriend, Mr. Normal to his feral, ghost hunting older brother, Dean. This also made him, paradoxically, the black sheep of his screwed-up family. Then Sam’s girlfriend was killed and his life destroyed. Out on the road with …

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Ramblings of a Supernatural Junkie

by Charlotte Marsh

The closest I ever came to writing a fan letter was 1993, and I was Forever In Love with Jonathan Brandis. I agonised over that letter, making sure it would stand out from the crowd, thus securing me a surprise visit/marriage proposal/Happy Ever After. Lofty goals for a pre-teen? So it would seem – especially as the carefully-constructed, origami-heart tome never made it further than the kitchen bin. My concerns that I had done myself out of …

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Review: Supernatural Spoiler and Discussion Sites

by Paula R. Stiles

Are you a Supernatural spoiler junkie? Looking for your fix? Look no further. Supernatural has a variety of television-devoted sites that put out spoilers and engage in discussion. Gearing up for the new season, they’ve been on overdrive. This list is not comprehensive (and isn’t intended to be), but the sites below encompass confirmed spoilers and major fanwank/some fanfic. Most reliable rumours ends up on them eventually.

Spoiler sites
Buddy TV and Spoiler TV are general …

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Interview: Samroz83 (Supernatural Abridged Series)

Today we interview UniqueWinchester (known as samroz83 on Livejournal). Unique is the author of a parody photo series on LJ called the “Supernatural Abridged Series”. Unique’s accounts on LJ and IMDB were recently hacked and deleted by hostile parties who expressed jealousy on IMDB of her popularity in the SPN fandom. Alas, every fandom has its lunatic fringe. However, Unique did manage to preserve the “Series” and we have included some screencaps and links to Google caches to give you

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Interview: Supernatural: Anteka (Plastic!Winchester Theater)

Today, we’re talking to Anteka, creator of the Supernatural fan parody series Plastic!Winchester Theater [some spoilerage for season five, but not a lot]:

IFP: Tell us a little about Plastic!Winchester Theater. What’s it all about?

A: Plastic!Winchester Theater (or PWT as it’s also known) is a parody of the CW show Supernatural. I take the basic format of the show – Sam and Dean Winchester ride into a town, discover a monster, fight the monster, save the …

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Review: Supernatural: Rising Son

by Paula R. Stiles

Johnson, Peter and Dessertine, Rebecca. Supernatural: Rising Son. Artist: Diego Olmos. Colorist: Jonny Rench. Letterer: Wes Abbott. [Short story: Kripke, Eric and Johnson, Peter. The Beast with Two Backs. Artist: Dan Hipp. Colorist: Jonny Rench. Letterer: Wes Abbott] La Jolla (CA): Wildstorm Productions, 2009. 144pp. US $14.99/CAN $16.99 CAN. ISBN: 978-1-4012-2205-5.

Terri Clark, a reviewer for the site Supernatural Sisters, hits the nail on the head when she says that she liked …

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Review: Supernatural: Origins

by Paula R. Stiles

Johnson, Peter. Supernatural: Origins. Artist: Matthew Dow Smith. Colorist: JD Mettler. Letterer: Greg Thompson. La Jolla (CA): Wildstorm Productions, 2008. [Short story: Johns, Geoff. Speak No Evil. Artist: Phil Hester. Colorist: JD Mettler. Letterer: Greg Thompson] 144pp. US $14.99/CAN $16.99 CAN. ISBN: 978-1-4012-4701-3.

Supernatural: Origins is rather difficult to review. It’s come under a lot of fan criticism, largely due to some continuity problems relative the show. I understand that the original six-issue

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Welcome to Supernatural and Vampire Diaries

This fall, Innsmouth Free Press will be reviewing two TV shows on a weekly basis: Supernatural and Vampire Diaries.

To prep readers up we’ve decided to have a Supernatural Week (September 3-10) and Vampire Diaries Week:

(September 11-18). There will be interviews, articles, reviews and lots of fun stuff. We’ll talk about Lovecraftian vampires and MOTWs, interview writers for the Supernatural TV show tie-ins and fansites for both shows, review DVDs and books such as Let the Right One In

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Review: In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural

By Paula R. Stiles

In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural. Supernatural.tv with Leah Wilson, ed. Dallas: BenBella Books, Inc., 2009. xvi, 275pp. US $14.95/CAN $17.50. ISBN: 978-1-933771-63-2.

In the Hunt came out last spring and it’s already a bit obsolete. The publisher even admits this in the preface by noting that the forward by Keith R.A. DeCandido, introduction by Supernatural.tv and 22 essays were all written between seasons three and four of the show (interestingly, 18 out of …

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Review: Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Irvine, Alex. Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal. Dan Panosian and Alex Irvine, illus. New York: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (William Morrow), 2009. 218pp. US $21.99 (hardbound). ISBN: 978-0-06-170662-2.

I didn’t expect to like Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal, even though I enjoyed Irvine’s previous tie-in, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls. Despite his being played by an excellent actor (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Winchester patriarch John was not my favorite Supernatural character …

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Review: Supernatural Magazine

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Supernatural Magazine. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 2009. 68 (100)pp. US $6.99/CAN $7.99 ($9.99 for 100-page issues). ISSN: 1752-645X.

Issue 11 of Supernatural Magazine came out last week (July 28 in the U.S./Canada; August 13 in the UK). It’s a bimonthly ‘zine, so that’s not quite two years it’s been running. All of the major genre shows have their own official magazines now, even the mainstream likes of Grey’s Anatomy. So, in that sense, …

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Review: Supernatural: Bone Key

Supernatural: Bone Key by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Review by Paula R. Stiles

DeCandido, Keith R.A. Supernatural: Bone Key. New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007. 290pp. US $7.99/CAN $8.99. ISBN: 978-0-06-143503-4.

I was going to say that Supernatural: Bone Key was probably the closest we could expect to get to a good bit of official Supernatural fiction until I got hold of John Winchester’s Journal, which really is a good bit of official Supernatural fiction.

That said, Bone Key is …

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