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.
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.
An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.
Have you seen the new Netflix series “Stranger Things”? Well, Steve has, and he’s got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!
The fourth installment of MD Jackson’s comic art history.
The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren’t the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business
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
What better way for Marvel and Disney to work together than making comics based around Disney Park attractions?
Stan Lee: “Alex Schomburg was totally unique!”
Suyperhero films: Marvel succeeds, DC fails. Could the difference be one of character?
Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality
Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber
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.
Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough’s tales
In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.
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.
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
Steve takes a Beatle break… or does he?
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.
Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes – with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.
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?
A long time ago, in a comic book far, far away…
Getting reaquainted with some old friends.
Once again, I am called back to my obsession with number crunching. This time, I turn my powers on Superhero films. The following useless trivia may only interest me, but I hope you enjoy. Statistics are taken from the Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia. The statistics reflect non-animated feature films only. The first real superhero […]
Talking animals and floating heads. You know you want it.
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 art installation, so now that’s done I can get back to writing about what’s truly important: comics. During the time I was working on the installation – I took a quick […]
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 or SUMMER 2014 beneath it. Imagine the interviews in Entertainment Weekly: the costume design chief noting how they “went with the more textured fabric, to get that realism in there,” the […]
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 meticulously organized trove of his interests, packed away in folders, binders and shoeboxes. The calm, stacked neatness of it compelled me, reigning in what might have been, in the hands of […]
While Fritz Leiber was creating a boisterous style of Sword & Sorcery based upon E. R. Eddison and James Branch Cabell, Norvell W. Page wrote two novels that seem on the surface to be closer to Robert E. Howard and his Conan series. But only to those who do not look closely. Norvell W. Page […]
Robert E. Howard produced several series: Solomon Kane, Kull of Valusia, Bran Mak Morn, and finally Conan the Cimmerian, all existing more or less in the same world at different times. In “Kings of the Night” (Weird Tales, Novembr 1930) he tied Kull with Bran Mak Morn through magic, as he did Turloguh o’Brien and […]