A few years ago, my interest in the planetary romance genre was reignited, and I decided to read several classic series in this genre for the first time – and tell everybody what I thought about them.
The holodeck in the post-TOS Star Trek is an intriguing bit of future hi-tech, but it may have been used a bit too much as a storytelling device, and sometimes it was just plain annoying.
A few years ago, a bunch of Croatian comics artists created a bunch of spoof-like strips as a tribute to their pal, Goran Parlov, called Parlight Starlov – and now it’s lovely, a bona-fide book.
The Elseworlds (or ‘imaginary story’) concept is a tried and tested formula in comics, but it also exists in other media, although nobody calls it that. In particular, it has frequently appeared in (mainly American) serial television productions since the 1960s at least.
Almost a decade before the current upgraded ‘new look’ Archie was launched in 2015, Archie Comics took a more limited swing at the idea of giving the venerable Riverdale gang a new look – but with less apparent success.
Some thoughts on one component of what Jim Shooter once called ‘junk publishing’ on his blog, in line with the old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Former comic industry professional Irene Vartanoff, who was a staffer at both Marvel and DC back in the 1970s/early 1980s, penned two light-hearted super-hero novels: Temporary Superheroine and its sequel.