Yesterday, the world and our genre lost a terrific actress, Dame Diana Rigg (of The Avengers). Steve pays tribute to her this week.
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!
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!)
Steve reviews the current F&SF. It’s still a great magazine! Get it now while it’s still on the stands!
The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren’t the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business
These are the Four Color Heroes. They are meant to be bright primary colors – why are they do dark?
Steve stomps on several sucky SF/F movies. All had good actors; should have been better.
Entropy happens whether we want it to or not. Why are we so fascinated with helping it along?
Who has the most iconic villains in the land? Read on to find out.
Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.
Steve revisits one of SF’s all-time classic movies!
Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.
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 Fools Day, but this is no joke. Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, the contents of Amazing Stories’ 88th Anniversary issue (April 2014, Volume 75, Number 1, Whole Number 610) will […]
John takes a look at the ever shifting background stories and world histories as comics move from books to film.
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 […]
When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for art and was interested in science.. Based on these two pieces of information he told me that I should pursue a career in computer art. I laughed in his face. You […]
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 […]
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 book than any single Marvel flick before it—hell, maybe more than any comic adaptation, period. It celebrates the humor and cool-gadgetry flair of the first two Iron Man flicks while simultaneously […]
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 of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]