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What DC Can Learn From Marvel

The folks at SciFi4Me offer up their first guest post on Amazing Stories, examining the success of Marvel and the relative lack thereof at DC. Perhaps Detective Comics can learn a little something from their erstwhile competitor.

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

I do love me some board games. I’ve been playing ’em since I was below the recommended age and never gave up. Over the last few years, I’ve become a more frequent player, having made a series of friends who love games and even sometimes attend the Essen Game show, bringing back suitcases tight-packed with […]

The Best of Comic-Con 2013

Ok, before I start, this is my personal preference, so you may or may not agree with these, but here are my personal favourite highlights of Comic-Con 2013. I’ve been enjoying Comic-Con from the comfort of my sofa in front of my laptop, but have to say some of the tweets/announcements this year have been […]

The Case for Fashion in Comics

I love comics. Frequently, it doesn’t feel like they love me back–but I, like most fans, can take it. I can weather the bloated crossover events, the gimmicky romances, the deaths that you know won’t last before the bullet even leaves the gun. I can take artists who only draw three faces and X-TREME BLOODSHED […]

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not many of them good. Let me start with the good in this blisteringly bleak and depressing movie. The Lois Lane trope, that of a reporter tracking down an urban myth-like sighting […]

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

To be a comic fan and aficionado there are two stories that you have to appreciate, understand, grasp, and love: ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Dark Knight Returns’. Both products of the late 80s they are the cornerstone for a new type of ‘gritty’ comics and heralded the importance of the 9 panel-grid comic book storytelling method. […]

What super-movie are you most excited about?

The sun actually decided to finally show its face in London this week, and that along with me spotting that the 2012/13 season of TV shows is soon coming to an end has made me realise that the summer season is nearly upon us and that can mean only one thing. Blockbuster movie season. Over […]