Crowdfunding appeals and a roundup of the past week’s posts.
February’s popular post round up for our Spanish reading friends
Arrowsmith is one of the best alternate history and fantasy comics out there.
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke has a powerful message that should be experienced by those interested in both history and the DC universe.
The fourth installment of MD Jackson’s comic art history.
There are artists, and then there are comic book artists. Purely and simply, Darwyn Cooke was a comic book artist.
These are the Four Color Heroes. They are meant to be bright primary colors – why are they do dark?
Suyperhero films: Marvel succeeds, DC fails. Could the difference be one of character?
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.
Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film’s a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!
Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough’s tales
Can you take a pill for superhero movie fatigue?
The dynamic duo of DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment brings fans of two iconic super hero teams together in this exciting six issue comic series, Batman 66’ Meets the Green Hornet.
In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.
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
Gotham Begins. (Doesn’t sound quite as impressive as “Batman Begins” now, does it?
Marvel may have a lock on the big screen…but it looks like DC is going after the small one
Before Batman, there was Gotham. Before Gotham, there was the Gotham Preview.
The history of Star Trek comics. (We’ve got one coming that’s not in the book!)
Without resorting to kryptonite, does Affleck’s Batman stand a chance against Cavill’s Superman?
The Lego Movie is out on DVD–does it lack heart? Steve tells all.
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.
Carl Critchlow has been an artist and author on the SF and fantasy scenes for almost thirty years, during which his work has appeared in DC Comics as well as 2000AD.
Saying goodbye to good friends is one of the hardest things to go through – and sometimes it can be even harder when they’re not even real.
I would be lying outright if I said that I didn’t have a lot of respect for the profound effect of Western comics and their history on society
Another year, another Comic-Con touches down in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp district and billows the hell around and makes a metric ton of people really excited. I love being one of those people and for as long as Comic-Con remains in the beautiful marina of San Diego’s downtown area, I will continue attending; no matter […]
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 […]
Throughout his career as a comic book scripter, Doug Moench has moved effortlessly between genres and fictional universes.
The future isn’t what it used to be, for one of DC Comics’ oldest super-teams.
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 […]