Stew’s Reviews: Cosmic Odyssey

Every time I review a book from the 1980’s, I get Hobgoblins stuck in my head. Not the Roger Stern Amazing Spider-Man story arc from issue #~250 or so, but an episode of Mystery Science Theater called Hobgoblins. I’m sure I’m not alone here in loving MST3K; it’s pretty widely appreciated in the circles of people who... 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 →

Stew’s Reviews: DC Bombshells

I don’t know if I will have written and posted the article by the time this review is published, but I recently decided I would do a Top Ten list of my favorite comic book artists. What a foolish endeavor.  Within thirty to forty minutes of off-the-top-of-my-head thinking, I had a cut-down list of over... Continue Reading →

Characters Vs Creators – Which Means More to You?

Heroes in Crisis has ended! Tom King's latest mini-series has indeed wrapped its nine issue run, and it has joined the ranks of Vision, Mr. Miracle, and Omega Men among the short-term works for which the writer has become known. Ultimately, Heroes in Crisis was the story of how post-traumatic stress disorder affects the very real human beings behind... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Deep Dive: The Hangmen

DC is quite lacking in memorable Jobbers, often creating sub-par "serious" villains that are nonetheless recurring (most of Wonder Woman's Rogues Gallery is like that), or having Jobbers that are so forgettable that they never appear again. Marvel, by contrast, has DOZENS AND DOZENS of random-ass background Jobbers that are ALWAYS kicking around, thanks in... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: JLA – Gods & Monsters

You know what’s been badly lacking in this series of late? My reading something that really didn’t sit well with me. I’ve been reviewing a lot of books, and while some have been pedestrian—or, perhaps little better than “okay”—I haven’t come across anything in a while that really stunk up my chimney. And that’s fine!... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: Batgirl of Burnside

Welcome back once again to Stew's Reviews, your weekly source of completely random comic book reviews. As always, I’m your host, Rob Stewart, bringing you my thoughts on another title you may or may not care about! That’s pretty generic. Huh. Well whatever, I don’t really have a particularly noteworthy intro this week; they aren’t... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Battle Boards

Who would win in a fight? Superman or Goku? How about the Flash or the Hulk? And who would come out on top if Dr. Doom pitted wits against Brainiac? (Sidenote: "Brainiac" is one of the those names that have existed in comics lore for decades that we all just accept when we really shouldn't.... Continue Reading →

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