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DAME ENID DIANA ELIZABETH RIGG, FAREWELL!

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Yesterday, the world and our genre lost a terrific actress, Dame Diana Rigg (of The Avengers). Steve pays tribute to her this week.

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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?

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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...

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

Assisting Entropy

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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

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

MOVIE REVIEW: Would Scarlett Johansson get UNDER your SKIN?

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

Have YOU ever seen FORBIDDEN PLANET?

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

MY YEAR IN REVIEW—Looking Backward and Forward!

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

AMAZING News 3-30-29

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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

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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

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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...

I Can’t Compete with CGI!

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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

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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...
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 as Critique of Techno-Darwinism

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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

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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...