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Man of Steel Is the Superman Film You’ve Been Waiting For,...

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Warning: Minor Man of Steel spoilers follow. In all fairness, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is a beautiful movie. It’s the kind of thing you’d...

That Fighting Spirit! Yankees, Bad Boys, and Yakuza

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Girls just love a bad boy, right?  At least that's what we're led to believe in Western media.  But I've never been into the...

MCM Expo (Comic-Con) Part Deux

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I was recently in London – less than a week ago to be exact – and had the great pleasure of once again attending...

Superheroine Movie

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Imagine the teaser trailer. Peeks at the iconic costume, a villain’s growled one-liner, the title looming suddenly out of the darkness with THIS CHRISTMAS...

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

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Though my position here, such as it is, is that of "anime blogger," I think that my real interest in media from the Land...

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

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If you're looking for a glossy, full-colour account of Marvel Comics, featuring classic artwork and covers from the company's long history, this book is...

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

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Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep...

Sequential Wednesdays #12 – Of Panels & Piracy

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  If it hasn't been made immensely clear: I adore comics.  As an artistic expression, a narrative medium, and physical object I can hold in...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Zachary Clemente

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Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

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I spend a lot of time lately complaining about the state of anime and the series that have been created within the last five...

On Fatherhood

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When I was around six or seven, I discovered my father's old comic books. He's an archivist and his closet reflects this--it is a...

Acceptance or Exploitation?

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Author's Note: The following post will discuss depictions of sexuality in media. As such, content may not be acceptable for young children. Please read...

The Future of Manga Looks Dire

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I tend to avoid bookstores these days - not because I'm opposed to them in any way; quite to the contrary, I have a...

Sequential Wednesdays #5 – The Private Eye For the Public

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The publication of comics has drastically changed in the past 5 years.  As scores of e-reader devices hit the market to facilitate the millions...

Let Us Now Praise Betty and Veronica

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I became a comics fan at six years old. Something about the medium exhilarated me--something I still have trouble articulating. Something that made me...

Sequential Wednesdays #4 – The Off Week

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Sorry folks, looks like this week got the better of me!  I was travelling for work during the I would normally put together a...

Sequential Wednesdays #3 – Death: The Most Important Story Ever Told

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Let's talk about death. As we meander our way through one subplot to the next, it's something we typically don't discuss much.  Death is the...

Sequential Wednesdays #2 – To Stand The Gap: The Secret Truth...

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This is not how the World ends.  This oft-spoken mantra, among others, repeated throughout the narrative of the Marvel comic S.H.I.E.L.D. is a tried and true...

Strange Days

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Fighting monsters is easy. Maintaining an interstellar relationship? That's hard.

Sequential Wednesdays #1 – Rockwell’s Masked Heroes

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   Let's get one thing straight: I go weak at the knees because of some colored pigment on a stretched cloth surface - often and...

Halo Jones Interview with Ian Gibson

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Before From Hell, before Watchmen, before The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, there was The Ballad of Halo Jones. Co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Ian Gibson, Halo Jones was a...

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Manga

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The Japanese manga Planetes reminds us that it's not always about destroying the Death Star Sometimes, I tell people that it’s my brother Nick’s fault. Back in those...

Sequential Wednesdays #0 – Origins & Purpose

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Hello and thank you for taking time out of your day to look at this.  This will probably be the most viewed thing I've written on...

Amazing News, Tuesday February 12, 2013

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Via Gary Farber's Facebook Page, (Frederic Werther Juked His Stats) we learn that the book that was used to indict comic books as a...

It’s Getting Crowded In Here

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Who decides what makes a good book? How does an editor know what readers will want? A writer’s friends and family might thrill at...