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Comic Review: Spirits of Vengeance – War at the Gates of...

The latest addition in the popular Marvel Legacy series, Spirits of Vengeance - War at the Gates of Hell #1 is fun with a lot of bite.

Comic Review: Star Wars Droids – Unplugged

A little different from what readers may be accustomed to from Marvel Comics, Star Wars Droids – Unplugged is still an entertaining look at droid life in that galaxy far far away.

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.

“STRANGER THINGS”—HOMAGE OR COPYCAT?

Have you seen the new Netflix series "Stranger Things"? Well, Steve has, and he's got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!

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

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

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 3)

The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren't the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part Two)

Will Eisner was part artist and part businessman. In 1936 at the age of nineteen he and his partner Jerry Iger formed a studio that hired artists to produce comic books

Comic Review: Seekers of the Weird

What better way for Marvel and Disney to work together than making comics based around Disney Park attractions?

Alex Schomburg

Stan Lee: "Alex Schomburg was totally unique!"

Marvel vs DC at the Movies

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

Surrealism: Giant Crabs Ate my Pontiac!

Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality

Earl Norem: 1924 – 2015

Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber

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.

Illustrating Barsoom

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

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? Part Two of Two.   

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

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good...

What’s not to like? You got your alien monster, your alien ruins, your sophisticated space science gizmos, your overall 1950s retro look and art style. Perfect. Exactly what I want in SF comic art, or “graphic art” as they say nowadays.

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

Spiders and Beatles and Books—Oh, My!

Steve takes a Beatle break... or does he?

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.

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Star Wars?

Darren Slade explores the dangers inherent in an ever-expanding Star Wars universe and asks if George Lucas will ever get to make his art films?

Unknown Worlds Unknown

A long time ago, in a comic book far, far away...

Surfing With the Alien

Getting reaquainted with some old friends.

Superhero Films by the Numbers

Once again, I am called back to my obsession with number crunching. This time, I turn my powers on Superhero films. The following useless...

New Volume Collects Jack Kirby’s Early SF Work

Talking animals and floating heads. You know you want it.

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...

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...

On Fatherhood

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...

NORVELL W. PAGE: WAN TENGRI – PRESTER JOHN

While Fritz Leiber was creating a boisterous style of Sword & Sorcery based upon E. R. Eddison and James Branch Cabell, Norvell W. Page...

The James Allison Stories: Dreaming of the Past

Robert E. Howard produced several series: Solomon Kane, Kull of Valusia, Bran Mak Morn, and finally Conan the Cimmerian, all existing more or less...