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... Continue Reading →

The Batman (2022) review

Wow, what can I say about Matt Reeves' take on The Batman? After nearly a decade of Snyder & Affleck nearly ruining cinematic Bat adventures for me (seriously, Batman using MACHINE GUNS and KILLING PEOPLE?! I mean, could you miss the point of the character's backstory anymore? Especially when so heavily relying on the "Martha" reference... Continue Reading →

Why the Best Comic Characters Just “Work”

Some of the most memorable and fascinating characters in all of fiction were first created for comic books. The last decade-plus of movie ticket sales can more than substantiate that. But even before cinematic effects caught up with the way these larger-than-life heroes deserved to be presented, you are still talking about characters that have... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: The Long Halloween

My wife hates comics books. It’s really frustrating, but honestly, we have so little in common, and some of that so little is that she just has no interest in them whatsoever. Not just superheroes, either. The whole notion of “books with pictures in them” is anathema to her. What’s really weird is that she... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: DC Comics Films

Hey, it's Snyder Month! Regardless of how you or I feel about the upcoming Snyder Cut, it's well on its way, and it will be hitting HBO Max on 3/18/21. And there has been a segment of fans who have been rabidly awaiting this moment in pop culture history. Between those fans and the morbid... Continue Reading →

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