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WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

As he has done for the past several years, Steve looks back (without anger) at the previous year's columns, and hopes you found reading them worthwhile. And now: To Infinity—And Beyond! as someone once said!

“MRS. PEEL—YOU’RE NEEDED!” (THE AVENGERS REVIEW)

Before there was a Marvel version, there were The Avengers! Join Steve in a look back at some less-than-super heroes, but maybe a lot more fun ones! (And no CGI!)

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a great magazine! Get it now while it's still on the stands!

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

DC Comics at the Movies: Why So Dark?

These are the Four Color Heroes. They are meant to be bright primary colors - why are they do dark?

TRILOGY OF TERR..ible: Awful Movies “Snowpiercer – Left Behind – Last...

Steve stomps on several sucky SF/F movies. All had good actors; should have been better.

Assisting Entropy

Entropy happens whether we want it to or not. Why are we so fascinated with helping it along?

The Top Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time

Who has the most iconic villains in the land? Read on to find out.

MOVIE REVIEW: Would Scarlett Johansson get UNDER your SKIN?

Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.

Have YOU ever seen FORBIDDEN PLANET?

Steve revisits one of SF's all-time classic movies!

MY YEAR IN REVIEW—Looking Backward and Forward!

Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.

AMAZING News 3-30-29

STOP THE PRESSES! AMAZING STORIES will begin publication of a special 88th anniversary edition of the magazine on April 1st, 2014. April 1st may be April...

The MCU and S.H.I.E.L.D: A Crime Against Comics

John takes a look at the ever shifting background stories and world histories as comics move from books to film.

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...

I Can’t Compete with CGI!

When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for...

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...
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 as Critique of Techno-Darwinism

Iron Man Three surpasses its predecessor, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, in one very exciting and fundamental way: it feels more like an actual comic...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...