Top Ten: Best Part 4’s In A Franchise

Oh man did I call this one. Previously, when I ranked the best Part Three’s in movie franchises, I noted that when I started putting together the list, I was SHOCKED by how many of them were great. I ended up leaving off several high quality movies because there was such a dearth of winners when movies hit their third entry. So I wondered… if … Continue reading Top Ten: Best Part 4’s In A Franchise

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

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Hawkeye

We’re on our last entry. 2021 was a great ride in terms of the first batch of MCU shows on Disney+. Just before Christmas, we were given the appropriately holiday-themed show, Hawkeye. This was the show I was most looking forward to. First of all, the show was supposed to be following the Matt Fraction/David Aja Hawkeye series and while I hadn’t read it, I … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Hawkeye

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Falcon & Winter Soldier

Last year, Disney+ released the first crop of MCU shows on its site and the initial plan was that Falcon and Winter Soldier would be first. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this show had to stop filming, so in January of 2021, Wandavision was released instead. Falcon and the Winter Soldier would subsequently drop in September. While Wandavision was far removed from your typical superhero … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Falcon & Winter Soldier

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Wandavision

It’s a new year and we can all agree 2021 pretty much sucked. Know what else sucked? 2020. The sucktitude of these two years was mostly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected health, business, and even entertainment. As you are all aware, the pandemic hit early in 2020, which resulted in no new MCU properties being released that year.  MCU movies were … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Wandavision

The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #65-61

Wow, I’m still not even halfway through this list! Let’s keep going! For more of this series up to this point, start HERE and work your way backwards. #65. Avengers Annual #10 I feel like this story is less IMPORTANT (or even that good in particular) than it is just righting an egregious wrong. In Avengers #200, Jim Shooter wrote a tale of Carol Danvers … Continue reading The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #65-61

Stew’s Reviews: Age of Ultron

Boy, it still feels weird that Brian Michael Bendis isn’t at Marvel anymore. Like the dude or hate him—and there is plenty of material to support either decision—he WAS Marvel for, like, fifteen years. And now he’s on the other side of the tracks. Wild. I met Bendis at a Con waaaay back when Ultimate Spider-Man was less than a dozen issues in, and he … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Age of Ultron

Jab’s Deep Dive: History of the Avengers, Part 2

It’s now time for Part 2 of my history lesson on Earth’s Mightest Heroes, the Avengers. Again, as I pointed out in part one, this is only my understanding of the history of this historical superhero franchise, so if there are any bits I missed or forgot, please leave us comments! The 1990s In the early 90s, Bob Harras would show up and immediately throw … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: History of the Avengers, Part 2

Jab’s Deep Dive: History of the Avengers, Part 1

With the Avengers: End Game movie coming out and the focus on the Avengers here at Ghosts of the Stratosphere all week, I thought I’d take an opportunity to provide my take on the History of the Avengers. I’ll put a disclaimer on this now that it’s only my interpretation of the history of the Avengers so I’d be interested in any comments from any … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: History of the Avengers, Part 1

Top Ten: Movie Franchises

Franchises. No, not… I mean, MOVIE franchises. Why make one good movie when you can make somewhere between three and a hundred movies of varying quality, right? Hollywood is ON BOARD with this notion. If a movie is released to more than 2000 theaters nationwide, you can almost bet someone behind it all envisions it becoming a sprawling film empire. As someone who grew up … Continue reading Top Ten: Movie Franchises

Stew’s Reviews: The Korvac Saga

Welcome back, comic fans, to Stew’s Reviews! When last we reconvened, we discussed the merits 2005’s morally ambiguous (if a bit too rapey) mystery story from DC, Identity Crisis. Today, we’re shifting over to the Marvel side of things and taking the Delorean back to 1978 to remember the time the Avengers were given the worst CPR ever. The Korvac Saga, which ran from Avengers (volume 1) … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: The Korvac Saga