September 26, 2022

The Brothers Flick: The Impossible Doors Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS by Ryan Haddock & Nick Wyche Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Ryan Haddock, Whitney Cogar, Nick Wyche (Illustrations), David Stoll (Illustrations), Jim Campbell, Rebecca Taylor (Editor)
Release Date: October 11, 2022
Publisher: Wonderbound
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, Kobo, TBD,

Sherlock Holmes meets the Wayside School in this Middle Grade supernatural sleuthing graphic novel about the Flick brothers - four siblings searching for explanations to outbreaks of supernatural strangeness and otherworldly weirdness in their Edwardian-era hometown.    

A bump in the night? They're on the case! At Strander House, things are…weird. There’s an ogre wedged in the closet, and you have to be careful not to slip on the leak coming from the ocean in the attic. What’s possibly weirder than the fact that you can walk into the bathroom and end up in next Tuesday are the four brothers who investigate these strange supernatural occurrences…the Brothers Flick!

Leo, Desmond, Remy, and Cub seek to get to the bottom of every shadow you swear you saw move. If they happen to stumble upon answers to the mysterious disappearance of their own family along the way, all the better.   For fans of  Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsGravity FallsWhispering Pines, the Hardy Boys, the Winterhouse series, the Greenglass House series, and the Wayside School series!


“… the metaphor of “impossible doors” leading toward unending universes, where even the smallest changes reverberate, provides a unique framework for themes of grief and healing.”   – Publishers Weekly

“…enjoyable.” – Kirkus

“… this graphic novel will attract mystery and adventure fans by the droves..."     -- Kirkus

“… a “Jonny Quest meets the Hardy Boys” vibe with a few modern twists…”  -- Kirkus

List your favorite graphic novels or comics from when you were a child and talk about how you see them as an adult.

Ryan - When I was young, Batman was my favorite superhero. He had the best villains, the look, the cool car, the gadgets, all of it. I was five years old when the 1989 Batman debuted in theaters, and I totally bought into it. I had all the toys. I had the lunchbox. I had multiple capes, and eventually a full Halloween costume.

I didn't really start reading comics until I was a teenager. Even then, all the books in my pull list were Batman titles. I eventually branched out into reading Teen Titans, Justice League, and a few other DC books, but it was always centered around Batman. He was dark. He was brooding. He hid in the shadows and lived by his own moral code. He was the perfect hero for a moody teenager and an even moodier twenty-something.

Then something changed for me. I began to see the world differently.

Batman was a product of his world and his worldview. And he was trying to change the world — and save it — through fear. He felt that if he could make the villains of the world afraid of him, they would be afraid to hurt or murder or steal. Eventually, they would stop. But, in the world I've grown up in, that doesn't seem to be the case. It's an outdated model. Fear doesn't lead to reform; it leads to innovation. It leads to figuring out how not to get caught.

The world doesn't need more fear. It needs more hope.

As an adult, I've grown to appreciate Superman more. I was one of those kids who thought Superman was boring, an irrelevant boy scout who just didn't fit in with the modern world. And, in a way, I was right. Superman isn't like the rest of the world. Instead, he's the example. He is who we should aspire to be. He has the powers of a god, yet he serves and protects people like us. He wants to see mankind grow to the point where he is no longer needed; he wants to retire.

There's a time and place for Batman, surely. But with where I am in my life and the way the world is today, we need Superman more than ever.

Nick - From the first comic I ever saw (an issue of “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, I think) and the first episode of the 1960’s Batman TV show I ever saw, I was hooked on comic books.

They’ve been an intimate part of my life for almost 50 years and the older I get the more I go back to the comics of my youth. I find the craft of storytelling to much superior in older comics and the clarity and connectedness they offer has more and more value to my craft.

List your favorite graphic novels this year and why you like them.

Nick -

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr – by Ram V and Filipe Andrade- Blew my mind from both a writing and art perspective. An incredibly moving story about the importance of life as seen through the view of the Hindu Goddess of Death.

DeadBox – by Mark Russell and Benjamin Tiesma- As someone who lives in the buckle of the Bible Belt, this horror story set amongst the very realistic prejudices, selfishness, and fear of small-town conservatism was a kick in the gut when I read the first issue.

Something Is Killing the Children – by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera- James asks what if all your childhood fears were real and, thankfully, there was someone who would fight them for you? What toll would that take on them? What kind of trauma would have made them who they are? And his answers to those questions riveted me from the first TPB. Werther’s art really impacted how I approach storytelling now, as well.

House of Lost Horizons – a Mignolaverse book by Chris Roberson and Leila Del Luca.- I love Agatha Christie stories and I love Mike Mignola’s universe of characters. This book combined both of those beautifully!

Green Arrow: Stranded – by Brendan Deneen and Bell Hosalla- A really cool story of fathers and sons using the origin of Green Arrow as the framing device. Bell Hosalla is a killer artist!

Ryan Haddock has wanted to write books since he was six years old. Over the years, his career aspirations also included rock star, lawyer, rock star lawyer, and teacher, but writing books never left his heart. Thank goodness someone finally let him write a book.

Ryan resides with his wife and kids in a charmingly quaint city known for its ridiculously fast internet and a jingle about a train.

Hometown/State: Chattanooga, TN


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About Nick Wyche:

Nick Wyche lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with his wonderful wife, Suzanne, overlooking the Tennessee River. He has been obsessed with comics and cartoons for over 4 decades and still can't believe he gets to draw professionally.
Hometown/State: Chattanooga, TN

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(2) winners will receive a finished copy of THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS - US Only.

Ends November 1st, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post



IG Spotlight


BookHounds YA

Guest Post/IG Post


Lady Hawkeye

Guest Post/IG Post


Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Two:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post


Mom with a Reading Problem

Review/IG Post


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Three:


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


Little Red Reads




Review/IG Post


Ya Books Central

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post



Review/IG Post



IG Review

Week Four:



IG Spotlight



IG Review



IG Review/Read Part of Book Out Loud


The Bookwyrm's Den

Review/IG Post


Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Five:



Review/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post



IG Review

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