Category Archives: Hard Copy

Reviews of things in print.

Hard Copy: The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story

I think my fascination with production art and designs goes back to when I saw Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the first Star Wars movie. Here we are many, many years later and I am still enthralled by art books. Some … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: A Review of the New Novel, A Mound Over Hell by Gary Morgenstein

Great science fiction transcends its own narrative; it is impossible to pigeonhole it. The most significant works of science fiction were so important precisely because they did not remain within the original, limited definition of the genre. Philip K. Dick, … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: New from IDW Comics…Star Trek vs. Transformers

The starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Go Behind the Scenes with The Art and Making of Pacific Rim: Uprising from Insight Editions

The behind the scene workings of films and television shows has always intrigued me. I love looking through books with production art and set design because I like to get an idea of how different things are between concept and … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline Review

I have been a Star Trek fan all of my life. I wish I could recall when I watched the show for the first time but I don’t. My father says (though I really don’t believe it) that by the … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Movie Art of Syd Mead-Visual Futurist Review

Like many science fiction fans I am obsessed with the future. Sadly, we do not know for sure how the future will look. Since future vistas are sheer speculation film makers need someone with unique vision when they are making … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Debut Issue of the Gears of War Comic from IDW Sells Out

IDW Publishing and The Coalition® are thrilled to announce that Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1, the debut issue of the highly anticipated comic book based on the smash hit franchise, has sold out at the distributor level … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

I must admit that it isn’t a surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has held the top box office spot since its premiere 3 weeks ago. One of the main reasons for this box office supremacy would be the … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Star Wars Forces of Destiny-Tales of Hope and Courage Book Review

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a new series of animated shorts (under 5 minutes) that tells stories involving the female characters from the franchise. Coinciding with the release of the animation there is a line of action figures, toys … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Star Trek: Wavepoint In Stores This Week from IDW

Traversing the rich Star Trek universe, the debut collection of Waypoint stories feature captivating standalone tales drawing from five decades’ worth of history. These thought-provoking stories range from “fill-in-the-gap” tales that weave into previous events as well as pushing the … Continue reading

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