Hey Erik! I totally agree, our stories are in no way replacements for the original books.
Nathan Bashaw

Love that way of thinking about it. Obviously, the writers/designers will not be able to encapsulate the concepts without a deep knowledge of the material, which involves considerable engagement with the text.

In a way, the consumer of Hardbound gets an even sharper experience.

Excited to see it grow and will continue sharing brief thoughts as you go :)