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On the Twilight of the Superheroes

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Joshua speculates on the consequences of superheroes going out of copyright.

The Flash, Arrow Spin Off – Are You Excited?

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More superheroes are coming to the little screen!

Setting the Tone for Superhero Movies

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1978's Superman movie got the tone right.

The Top Ten Greatest Aliens

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A list of the top ten best Alien movies.

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

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April 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the original US publication of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. Writing that makes me feel old. Not...

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!...

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Steve discusses both super and non-super flying heroes - Commando Cody, Captain Marvel and Superman. Who didn't want a rocket pack when they were growing up? Towels worn as capes just don't seem to be able to get the job done!

Just A League Of Bickering Clones

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Matter-Eater Lad, come home; all is forgiven: Bill Spangler visits the year 3,000 in search of the Legion of Super Heroes....

AMAZING News October 27-28, 2013

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Time wasters and nifty info

Superhero Films by the Numbers

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

Book Review: Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

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V.E. (Victoria) Schwab’s people are called EO, for ExtraOrdinary people; people with something extra. These abilities are not genetic, nor are they the result of spilled chemicals (The Flash), extraterrestrial birth (Superman) or encounters with supernatural forces (The Mask); EOs gain their powers by an unfortunate encounter with mortality.

Team Marvel or Team DC?

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Is it possible to be Team Marvel and Superman (stand alone) at the same time? Because that is where I am....

Rumour-tastic

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The other news this week is Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly signed on for the next Star Wars film.

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

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Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.

First Contact: First Interests in Science Fiction

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Recently a thread passed around on Facebook asked various writers what books mattered to them most when they were young, starting out with an...

The Artful Collector: Another Question from my Archives: Will They Still...

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A collector asked me last year: Watching Heritage and other auctions for the past couple of years, it seems that the artwork and books that...

When Our Heroes are Villains

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Don't do this; don't do that: a mantra of the adult world. Growing up, things were so simple: the good guys do good; the...

Review: Superman: Unbound

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The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have, for the better part, been pretty successful, due primarily to their high levels of enjoyment and excellence....

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

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When I returned to reading science fiction as adult I discovered a whole new generation of authors:Greg Bear, David Brin, William Gibson, Octavia E. Butler, and Orson Scott...

Review: Man of Steel Novelization by Greg Cox

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The novelization of Man of Steel by Greg Cox is a book looking for an identity. The obligation to remain loyal to a script while remaining faithful to the character is an improbable task - one reader’s must realize if they are to accept the work.

Movie Review – Man of Steel

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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...

What if Every Superman Actor Was One Man?

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This week there was only one thing I could write about. Man of Steel. I saw the film and it was amazing. I personally...

Man of Steel Is the Superman Film You’ve Been Waiting For,...

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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...

MCM Expo (Comic-Con) Part Deux

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I was recently in London – less than a week ago to be exact – and had the great pleasure of once again attending...

Four Color Heroes! or: Superman at 75!

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So Superman is 75 years old. That's astounding. What's even more astounding is how good he looks, given that he is now a senior citizen....

What super-movie are you most excited about?

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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...

From the In Box Too/Two

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"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...

The Fury – Blu-ray and Expanded Soundtrack

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Those difficult teen years. A time when you have no money, power or influence, and have to spend your day going to school without...

My Journey With Sci-Fi

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There are many reasons that I love science fiction on the screen above and beyond any other format. I've always been someone who enjoys...

Of Blacklists and Freedoms: DC, Superman and Orson Scott Card

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DC Comics recently announced that they had put a Superman title that was to be authored by Orson Scott Card in abeyance; the artist...