Stew’s Reviews: Iron Fist – The 7 Capital Cities of Heaven

I didn’t hate season 1 of Iron Fist on Netflix. I have had some harsh criticism for the Netflix series for a long stretch where, prior to Luke Cage season two, they had seemed to have lost their way, but I actually enjoyed Iron Fist somewhat. Honestly, until Punisher, it was probably my third favorite season of the lot (after the nearly-flawless Jessica Jones and Daredevil inaugural seasons). I … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Iron Fist – The 7 Capital Cities of Heaven

Top Ten Supporting Casts In Comics

To include independent comics in this list or not; that was the question. The problem that I ran into is that so many independent comics–Saga, Hellboy, Fables, Monstress, Strangers In Paradise, Spawn, and so many more–are so inextricably linked to their supporting cast that the idea of a “main character” in those books can get lost in the shuffle. Sure the BPRD are a support … Continue reading Top Ten Supporting Casts In Comics

Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 3

I’m still at this! We have done this twice before at this point (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), and I can’t stress this enough: I love alternate get-ups. I am the guy that, when I get a video game where the hero can unlock or earn various costumes, I will NEVER use the default look again. The Spider-Man PS4 game absolutely spoiled me for this. What an … Continue reading Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 3

Marvel Netflix Retrospective – Jessica Jones Season 3

We’ve come to the final entry in this series. Shortly after the second season of Punisher, it was announced that all Marvel Netflix shows were cancelled and further more, it would be two years before Marvel Studios would be allowed to use any of the characters due to its deal with Netflix. It was a massive blow. Jessica Jones’ third season, like the final seasons … Continue reading Marvel Netflix Retrospective – Jessica Jones Season 3

Stew’s Reviews: Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon

Andy has recently taken to giving me crap about the way I review books. Apparently, I am too vague and not precise enough! Which is fair. Sometimes I am more into reviewing a run or an overarching arc than I am , like, a single trade collection. Like when I reviewed Fear Agent, I reviewed the ENTIRE SERIES. And when I reviewed Savage Dragon, I tended towards … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon

Moon Knight – A Parody Script

Promo – Get ready for an exciting, action-packed episode of Moon Knight. Viewer discretion advised as this is a violent and brutal show with darkness and horror and scary things. Cute Hippo Goddess: Tee-hee. I’m so excited you’re here! OMG! Steven: Oi, Marc! It’s a bloom’n talk’n hippo, innit? Marc: Sure is, buddy. She’s adorable. Steven: But we’ve bloody better get out of here. Harrow’s … Continue reading Moon Knight – A Parody Script

Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 2

Welcome back! This is part two in a [X]-part series in which I look at the best outfits superheroes have worn when they weren’t in their usual attire. Like us, heroes have to keep their appearance fresh, and no matter how classic a look is, change can be good! When last we convened, there may have been some consternation that I considered Terry McGuinness, Miguel O’Hara, … Continue reading Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 2

The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #36-40

Hey, I’m back on the Wizard Top 100 Single Issue Stories bike! Sorry for the delay, everyone. I’m going to get right into it, so here we go. The only further ado is this: If you want to go back and see the prior parts of this list, click HERE! #40. X-Factor #87 By Peter David and Joe Quesada Another of the few comics from … Continue reading The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #36-40

Marvel Netflix Retrospective – Punisher Season 2

We’re down to the wire with only one more entry to go after this. When the second season of Punisher was getting released, Netflix had maybe two trailers for it even though previous shows had multiple trailers, interviews, and other promotional material. Daredevil hadn’t yet been cancelled but I remember a lot of people realizing that it wouldn’t be around much longer. It was unfortunate … Continue reading Marvel Netflix Retrospective – Punisher Season 2

Stew’s Reviews: Moon Knight

TITLE: Moon Knight: From The Dead Writer and Artist: Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Protagonists: Moon Knight Antagonists: Black Spectre Never let it be said I am not a man of the people, because this actually came in as a request! Back in volume 22 where I reviewed Mystique, 411mania.com (where I cross-post these articles) user Adam specifically requested a review of this book. … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Moon Knight

Netflix Marvel Retrospective – Daredevil Season 3

At this point in Netflix Marvel’s history, both Iron Fist and Luke Cage had been cancelled and the remaining seasons of Daredevil, Punisher, and Jessica Jones were being released almost a month from one another. I recall the build-up to Daredevil’s third season having almost no promotion from Netflix, which made me think the whole franchise was on the chopping block. After all, Daredevil was … Continue reading Netflix Marvel Retrospective – Daredevil Season 3

Jab’s Deep Dives: The Avengers Initiative

Marvel’s Civil War may have been a piece of junk, but I think a lot of the stories and concepts that sprung from it were quite strong, and full of potential. The Initiative was a great little book that featured the new status quo: Superhumans were forced to undergo military training and could only perform “heroics” as agents of the government. And they played both … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dives: The Avengers Initiative

Netflix Marvel Retrospective – Iron Fist Season 2

We’re winding down to the last few entries in this series. At this point in history, it seemed the Marvel Netflix showrunners were certain there would be future seasons, as evident by the number of cliffhangers in Phase Two. In reality, Marvel was removing itself from Netflix so it could stream more MCU-centric shows on Disney+ in the future. During this time, Netflix was trying … Continue reading Netflix Marvel Retrospective – Iron Fist Season 2

Jab’s deep Dives: The Immortal Iron Fist

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST: Now here was a fun, interesting little comic book series. Several years ago, Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction came out with a revamp of the legend of Danny Rand, a martial arts hero created in the 1970s. Despite an initial push centered around “Marvel Premiere” (a book set up around introducing new concepts after the dearth of big-name new characters by … Continue reading Jab’s deep Dives: The Immortal Iron Fist