Stew’s Reviews: The Death of Superman

I’m probably literally the only one, but I am a big Doomsday fan (that’s right, you take your comic reading advice from someone who has so far declared his love for Jubilee, Kyle Rayner, and now Doomsday, so… that probably says more about you than me, honestly). I mean, he’s not a Top Ten character... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: DC Rebirth

It somehow simultaneously feels like the New 52 was both an eternity ago and yesterday. What an odd shitshow of an idea that was, and I say that as a person who has, comics-wise, preferred DC to Marvel for most of the 2000’s. To this day, I still have no idea what the New 52 even was;... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: Animal Man

Way back in Volume 12 of this series, I had made a promise I failed to follow through on, and for that, I owe you an apology. I believe it went something like “Every twelve issues, a review of a book starring Jubilee!” (because my first and dozenth article both featured Marvel fabulous, frantic firecracker).... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: Flash – Blitz

Devotees of my podcast will know I have something of a reputation on our show of being “The DC Guy”, and specifically as “The Flash Guy”. That mostly came about as when I was in college, my Marvel reading had all but fallen off the face of the Earth, while I started getting seriously into... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Favorite Comic Book Heroes

It's weird that it's taken so long to get here. A hundred-plus comic reviews. Dozens upon dozens of articles on the genre. Lists of all sorts. And I've never just sat down and written up a list of my ten favorite comic book characters? That's not entirely true. On the Ghosts of the Stratosphere podcast,... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: 52

I’m not… I’m not a Marvel fanboy, as it were. Admittedly, I own more Marvel comics than anything else. I have more access to Marvel comics than anything else. But I am not a card-carryin’, DC-hatin’, Marvel fanboy. So you can imagine, after the first four weeks of the revised "Stew's Reviews" and realizing I had... Continue Reading →

Stew’s Reviews: Death of Iris Allen

Even all this time later into Rebirth, I still can’t believe DC just ghosted Wally West for all those years that the New 52 was a thing. Are… are people still saying “ghosted”? If I know about it, then probably not. Wally will always be “my” Flash, no matter how hard they have been pushing... 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: 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 →

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