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The Artful Collector: Another Question from my Archives: Will They Still Love “it” When I’m 64?

The Artful Collector: Another Question from my Archives: Will They Still Love “it” When I’m 64?

Zombie Garden Gnomes. . . Future Treasured Collectible? or Temporary Fad Craze? 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 are selling best and at the hi... Read More »

Review: Superman: Unbound

Review: Superman: Unbound

The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have, for the better part, been pretty successful, due primarily to their high levels of enjoyment and excellence. However I can’t find it within me to say the same for ‘Superman: Unbound’, t... Read More »

When Our Heroes are Villains

When Our Heroes are Villains

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 bad guys do bad. And somewhere, sometime, somebody drew the line in the sand that you’re never supposed to cro... Read More »

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

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 Card. In each case I would read a recommended book and enjoy it so much IR... Read More »

Review: Man of Steel Novelization by Greg Cox

Review: Man of Steel Novelization by Greg Cox

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. Read More »

Movie Review – Man of Steel

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 many of them good. Let me start with the good in this blisteringly bleak and depressing movie. The Lois Lane trope, that... Read More »

What if Every Superman Actor Was One Man?

What if Every Superman Actor Was One Man?

This week there was only one thing I could write about. Man of Steel. I saw the film and it was amazing. I personally think it is the best outing of Superman ever. Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan have produced what is a brilliant new Superman fran... Read More »

Man of Steel Is the Superman Film You’ve Been Waiting For, So Long as You Don’t Really Care About Women

Man of Steel Is the Superman Film You’ve Been Waiting For, So Long as You Don’t Really Care About Women

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures / flicksandbits.com 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 expect from a “New 52”-era DC Comics adaptation: loads of fu... Read More »

MCM Expo (Comic-Con) Part Deux

MCM Expo (Comic-Con) Part Deux

I was recently in London – less than a week ago to be exact – and had the great pleasure of once again attending another MCM Expo at the Excel Centre in east London. It was amazing! The figures have not been released on attendance yet, but this was m... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Collecting Ahead of the Curve

The Artful Collector: Collecting Ahead of the Curve

When we started framing F/SF calendar pages to hang on our walls in the 1960s (the days before commercial prints or posters were available) original Victorian “fairy paintings” by the likes of Fitzgerald, Cruikshank, Doyle and Dadd (not to mention t... Read More »

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