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Comic Review: Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith is one of the best alternate history and fantasy comics out there.

Comic Review: DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke has a powerful message that should be experienced by those interested in both history and the DC universe.

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

The fourth installment of MD Jackson's comic art history.

Darwyn Cooke: 1962 – 2016

There are artists, and then there are comic book artists. Purely and simply, Darwyn Cooke was a comic book artist.

DC Comics at the Movies: Why So Dark?

These are the Four Color Heroes. They are meant to be bright primary colors - why are they do dark?

Marvel vs DC at the Movies

Suyperhero films: Marvel succeeds, DC fails. Could the difference be one of character?

Alex Ross

Ross' style has been compared to that of Norman-Rockwell and he has been praised for his realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters.


Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film's a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!

Illustrating Barsoom

Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough's tales

Avengers 2 Heralds the End of an Empire

Can you take a pill for superhero movie fatigue?

Review: Batman 66’ Meets the Green Hornet

The dynamic duo of DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment brings fans of two iconic super hero teams together in this exciting six issue comic series, Batman 66’ Meets the Green Hornet.


In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.

Stop the (parallel) Worlds – I Want To Get Off!

They're expanding everywhere: an infinite series of novels, an endless number of parallel stories, each one populated by people who seem similar to us but whose lives have changed in just one salient way

TV Review: Gotham

Gotham Begins. (Doesn't sound quite as impressive as "Batman Begins" now, does it?

Anyone For a Bit of DC on TV?

Marvel may have a lock on the big screen...but it looks like DC is going after the small one

Gotham Preview

Before Batman, there was Gotham. Before Gotham, there was the Gotham Preview.

Review: New Life and New Civilizations (ed.) Joseph F. Berenato

The history of Star Trek comics. (We've got one coming that's not in the book!)

My Hopes for Ben Affleck, DC’s Next Batman

Without resorting to kryptonite, does Affleck's Batman stand a chance against Cavill's Superman?

LEGO MOVIE vs. WRECK-IT RALPH: “You Gotta Have Heart!”

The Lego Movie is out on DVD--does it lack heart? Steve tells all.

SGT. Fury Special Marvel Edition – Captain America and Bucky

There is a lot of mystery and excitement in the comic edition of SGT. Fury Special Marvel Edition - Captain America and Bucky. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hid a lot more than just secret identities between their characters as readers see the early signs of unbeatable teamwork – a foreshadow of S.H.I.E.L.D. and things to come.

Interview with Carl Critchlow, artist, illustrator and inventor of Thrud the...

Carl Critchlow has been an artist and author on the SF and fantasy scenes for almost thirty years, during which his work has appeared in DC Comics as well as 2000AD.

A Farewell To My Caped Crusader: An Ode to Batwoman

Saying goodbye to good friends is one of the hardest things to go through - and sometimes it can be even harder when they're not even real.

Drawing Classes with DC Pro Jack Purcell

I would be lying outright if I said that I didn't have a lot of respect for the profound effect of Western comics and their history on society

Sequential Wednesdays #17 – Comic-Con: A Recounting

Another year, another Comic-Con touches down in San Diego's historic Gaslamp district and billows the hell around and makes a metric ton of people...

Sequential Wednesdays #13 – On Reminiscing & Predicting

Hey folks, I'm back after a self-imposed 6 week (or so) hiatus from writing posts for ASM.  I went off to work on an...

Monsters, super-heroes and conspiracy theories

Throughout his career as a comic book scripter, Doug Moench has moved effortlessly between genres and fictional universes.

Their name is Legion (a modest proposal)

The future isn't what it used to be, for one of DC Comics' oldest super-teams.

Superheroine Movie

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...

From the In Box Too/Two

"SHOULD YOU BE BLACKLISTED, MR. CARD?" The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art New York, NY Share this event: Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 7:00 PM - Wednesday Apr...

Guardians of Another Galaxy

Meet the Guardians you won't meet in the upcoming movie.