Every one hundred years, a new Shadowpact comes together when there is a great magical crisis afoot.
Wonder Woman is the movie we – and the DC universe – needed.
Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn’t all the artist’s fault….
Chocolate and bacon, the only things better than cheap eBooks and SF movies! (Okay, there’s sex and alcohol too.) Steve offers you both! (No, not sex and alcohol—ebooks & movies!)
Could DC be making a run at Marvel?
Two new reviews by Steve: the new Michael Moorcock book and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Are they worth it? You bet they are!
SF & Fantasy in media from 2014
Who doesn’t like a ‘good ol’ superhero fight’?
The Flash & Arrow openers sew confusion and gosh-wow!
Samantha is not impressed….
More superheroes are coming to the little screen!
1978’s Superman movie got the tone right.
Fabien explains our March scribblings for reader of the language of love.
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.
An interview with Greg Viggiano, Executive Director of the Museum of Science Fiction
Is it possible to be Team Marvel and Superman (stand alone) at the same time? Because that is where I am….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 expect from a “New 52”-era DC Comics adaptation: loads of fun, generally on par with Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, light-years beyond lesser attempts like Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern (2011), and […]
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. […]
Go Massive, or go home…
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 […]