Finally, a single map that identifies the “most famous” book set in every state across the country. Unless you’re familiar with the cover art of these novels, it’s a little hard to see which book goes with each state, but a full list—organized alphabetically by state name—is available here. The map was actually created by the magazine Business Insider last year (who didn’t give too many details about their selection methodology), but has gotten some renewed attention this week after being spotlighted by Mental Floss’s Afternoon Map series and Buzzfeed. Sorry Washington, you’re just never going to be able to live down that whole Twilight thing ... Discuss

 

The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation has commissioned this crazy statue, entitled “Poe Returning To Boston” to be erected near his parent’s home in Boston, where the poet was born. This thing’s got it all: A massive, wickedly-talonned raven; a dramatically windblown trench coat; a briefcase with a human heart and books spilling out the back. If you want to see the epic sculpture for yourself, the foundation is holding an official unveiling in October ... Discuss

 

A source close to the family has confirmed that the magnificent Nobel laureate novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away in his adopted land of Mexico. The 87-year-old was immortalized for works like Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, along with numerous short stories ... Discuss

 

He's been known as a lot of things—Robin, Nightwing and even a few stints posing as Batman himself—but since his first appearance in 1940, Dick Grayson never truly escaped being the quintessential sidekick. Even in his Nightwing series, he remained in his brooding mentor's long shadow. And now, that's all about to change. A new comic called Grayson is giving the Boy Wonder his long-deserved day in the sun outside of Gotham City as an international super spy. Now, comic titles come and go, but Grayson is notable in that it's being co-written by former CIA counter-terrorism operative Tom King, which lends the story some of the credibility comic books are always looking to nail. The first issue will hit shelves in July ... Discuss

 

Archie is sort of hard to explain. He's been in high school for the past thousand years (approximately), forever torn between the two women who would have his heart. But beyond that, what does anyone really know about him? Where did he come from? What are his dreams? Why does his friend wear that paper crown thing? So many questions, which we may never have answers to. But we will soon know one thing: the manner of his demise. Yes, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater has revealed to CNN that Life With Archie #36 will see Archie's untimely death, with all the somber gravitas fans(?) have come to expect from Archie(?).

But fear not, Archie fans. Just because this comic will show us how Archie dies does not—for better or worse—spell the end of Archie Comics. This is merely a glimpse into Archie's future. Goodness knows that there are many, many more stories to be told about his high school years, and that series will continue on and presumably outlive us all ... Discuss

 

If this doesn’t get TV-loving Americans reading again, we don’t know what will. Actor Bryan Cranston has announced that he is writing a memoir about his time portraying Walter White on the hit show Breaking Bad. In a statement, Cranston said that he hopes to “tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.” The book is due out next fall ... Discuss