Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Christina Strain

Ha, this was probably funnier in my head. “For my 50th article, I’ll review Generation X as a celebration! And then, just two weeks later, I’ll declare that for a weekly article, volume 52 is ALSO a celebration, and then I’ll do Generation X… volume 2! Haha whacky hijnx!” It was an idea that I thought of and got married to when I was too … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Christina Strain

Top Ten: Superman Stories

I wasted far too many of my years as a comic book fan complaining that Superman was “boring” or “vanilla”. It honestly wouldn’t be until within the last ten years or so that I would start appreciating who Clark Kent is as a character and look to abandon the whole notion that he was boring because he is too powerful. Superman’s powerset isn’t the defining … Continue reading Top Ten: Superman Stories

Stew’s Reviews: Curse Of The Mutants

Comic book sales! Wait, is something a “sale” if it happens every day? Or is that just a discount? How does that… what is the difference? Whatever, I’m going to call it a sale. My favorite local shop runs a perpetual sale where if you buy at least 50 back issue comics, you get 50% the total price. I’ve always been enticed by the idea, … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Curse Of The Mutants

Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Scott Lobdell

Fifty! See, this is why I number these things; so I can feel irrationally proud of myself for hitting arbitrary milestones. But yep, I have been at this for 50 volumes so far. Hopefully you have enjoyed most of them as much as I have enjoyed reading them. I do get a kick out of this series; I have reread some books I love, and … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Scott Lobdell

Stew’s Reviews: Pocus Hocus

Sometimes I get the privilege of reviewing smaller books that you need to know about, which is one of the cooler parts of what I do. Sure, you want reviews of stories in the history of Superman and Spider-Man and the X-Men, but you already know those characters and what you think of them. So I’m always a bit happy when I get a chance … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Pocus Hocus

The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #25-21

And we are once again back as we look back at Wizard Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Single Issue Comics Of A Seemingly Arbitrary Time Period. If you want to check up with comics #100-26 that got us to this point, click HERE. With that, I’m VERY excited to get into this part of the list because, well, I already sneaked a peak at … Continue reading The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #25-21

Stew’s Reviews: AdventureMan volume 1

It’s hard being in charge of a multimedia empire. I mean… I assume it is. That’s not… I am not saying that I am that. In charge of one. Or having anything to do with one. But I can picture it! I have a podcast that comes out three times per month. I have a website that promises new articles every weekday. I stream some … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: AdventureMan volume 1

Stew’s Reviews: Black Cat

Boy, it’s a manga issue again already? It feels like I just did one of these, like, 9 volumes ago. TITLE: Black Cat Writer and Artist: Kentaro Yabuki Publisher: Shonen Jump Protagonists: Train Heartnet, Sven Vollfied, Eve Antagonists: Creed Diskenth, The Apostles of the Stars There are a lot of Shonen Jump series from over the years, but they are all over the map in … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Black Cat

Stew’s Reviews: Life of Captain Marvel

I will never understand the DC/Marvel fan divide. It’s just one of those things that doesn’t make any sense to me. Why people feel the need to take two things that are virtually the same thing, declare undying loyalty to one, and perpetually lambast the other makes no sense to me. I mean, I guess sports are the same thing. And if you own a … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Life of Captain Marvel

On Nostalgia And Biases

“Never Trust Anyone Whose Favorite Movie Came Out After They Turned 21”. I saw someone post this once on Twitter, and I was aghast. (I wasn’t. I just like the word “aghast” and need to work it into more things. “Rob, what did you think of your niece’s 2nd birthday party?” “I was aghast!” See? Always fun) Anyway, I started thinking, “Well how true can … Continue reading On Nostalgia And Biases

The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #35-26

Yes, it’s been a while! I know, I know! I’ve been busy. Let’s get right into it. Not fair to make you wait any longer. For more on this list recounting up to this point, click HERE! Just follow the links backwards. #35) Omega Men #26 My very limited experience with anything having to do with The Omega Men is entirely the Tom King mini-series … Continue reading The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #35-26

Stew’s Reviews: Batman – Holy Terror

I have fought off the urge to say anything to this point, but I’d like to point out now that this is the 99th edition of Off The Rack! I’ve been at this for some time now, and when we reconvene next week, it will be for my 100th volume of this series! I have been working on a special article for number one-hundred for … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Batman – Holy Terror

Stew’s Reviews: Power Man & Iron Fist

As of this writing, I just finished Luke Cage season 2. Obviously, by the time you read this, that will have come out months ago, but I write these well in advance in case anything comes up where I can’t (for reference’s sake, volume 19, The Long Halloween, was just published yesterday). Sometimes it really matters, too, because I just went through through a stretch of two+ … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Power Man & Iron Fist

Stew’s Reviews: Hulk – Future Imperfect

I miss when Peter David wrote the Hulk. I get into this with my podcast cohorts a lot, because I feel like any Hulk not written by Peter David is not a Hulk to care to read. I feel like they are always coming up to me and saying “There’s a new Hulk book coming out! Check out this radical idea they are rolling out: … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Hulk – Future Imperfect