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. Really? An interstellar, cunning alien/robot who uses his intellect to … Continue reading In Defense of Battle Boards
It’s been a long way to the top, but since we do, in fact, want to rock ‘n roll, we have all successfully made it. After the past two weekends of tension-building action where I gave you my favorite comics #11-#15 and then #6-#10, I can tell that your anticipation is at an absolute fever pitch! But never let it be said that I don’t satisfy my readers … Continue reading My Top Fifteen Stories Ever: #5 to #1!
I turned 40 recently. I know it’s “just a number” and “you are as old as you feel” and all (which… isn’t useful ever since I fell down the stairs in December and hurt my back; I feel 65), but it’s still a whole thing, right? Turning FORTY, man. Thirty is no big deal; you’re just “more of an adult” at that point. Fifty is … Continue reading Top Ten: Best Comic Book Characters Since 1981
It’s been a while! I mean, not for you. The nice thing about writing these in bunches is that even though it’s been a few weeks since I penned (boy, that’s an archaic term. Computed, maybe? But that means something else. Computered? Going with “computered”) volume nine of this series, it will presumably come out to you right on schedule. So what have I been … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: World’s Finest
I don’t watch a lot of TV. There’s no real reason for it. I used to watch a lot of the ol’ boob tube. But I just never have the nerve to sit down and consume television these days. I think the advent of streaming content has had a negative effect on me. My wife watches approximately every show that airs on every channel, but … Continue reading TV Review: Recent Comic Book Properties on TV
I will buy books that feature characters I like. For example: I will buy anything Jubilee appears in. I have one solitary volume of X-23 on my bookshelf just because Jubes was featured in the primary story. Haven’t bothered to buy any other trades of that series, but by gum, I have the one with Jubilee on the cover. But yeah, I will do my … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: New Guardians
Superman and Batman. The World’s Finest Team. The two oldest and, likely, most well-known superheroes of all time. They are the pillars of comic book heroism. Without them, there may not be a Spider-Man or an Avengers or any comic book movie boom to speak of. A lot is owed to each of them. One is an unimaginably powerful being removed from humanity who has … Continue reading The “S” Stands For Superior: Why Superman Is A Better Character Than Batman
I touched on something last week in an article I wrote. I poked away at a sleeping, angry bear deep within me, and it stirred about in its cage. It demanded release, and that’s where we are today. But we’re going to try to channel that into something positive. We’re going to take those negative feelings and turn them upside down! I think. Eh, we’ll see … Continue reading When Beloved Characters Are Regressed: Two Case Studies
Admittedly, I was VERY LATE in my comic reading adventure when I came around on DC. I spent my childhood as an unabashed Marvel fan. I read the quite occasional DC comic–the Death of Superman got me to take a peek at their work, and I started following the new Superboy title in its wake–but the vast, vast majority of my collection was X-books, Spidey titles, Image … Continue reading Love and Hate and DC Comics
The big breaking news in the world of entertainment is that the long-awaited (long, Long, LONG awaited) sequel to DC’s Wonder Woman will finally be released in theaters on Christmas Day… the present we deserve at the end of the long worldwide nightmare that has been 2020. But that’s not all! In addition to releasing in theaters, it will be simultaneously debuting on HBO Max. … Continue reading Wonder Woman To Be Released On HBO Max!
I’ve been itching to cover this particular idea for a while now. I love fights and I love the funny, but comics are best to me when they make you FEEL. I remember reading the last issue of the six-part Spectacular Spider-Man series “The Child Within” as a boy and being struck because it was different than what I thought comics could do. I was … Continue reading The Top Five: Tear-Jerker Moments In Comics
This week we’re turning heel and delving into best assortments of villains in all of comics! A dictionary that I didn’t actually bother looking at presumably defines a villain as “the kind of person you chill like” and a gallery as “a place with… art, right? I don’t know“. But in the world of comic books, a line-up of villains–or rogues gallery–is the collection ne’er-do-wells … Continue reading Top Five: Rogues Galleries In Comics
It’s another edition of Stew’s Reviews, and this week we’re answering the age old question, what is better than one Green Lantern? It’s not two Green Lanterns. It’s not even three Green Lanterns. Obviously, the correct answer is four Green Lanterns! And no matter whether you’re a Hal fan or a Kyle man or a Guy guy or a John nut, this week’s story up … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: War of the Green Lanterns
As we inch closer to ending this hellscape that is 2020, we also grow ever nearer to the long-awaiting release of Zack Snyder’s cut of the Justice League. And news just keeps on breaking about it on our way there. There are two stories of which I was recently made aware. The first is that Jared Leto will now be in the Snyder Cut, reprising … Continue reading Snyder Cut News And Thoughts!
Back in my high school days, I went through an unfortunate “I’m too old to keep reading comic books” phase for two or three years. I’d try to keep up with some stuff in passing (which was much harder back in the formative days of The Internet), but I wasn’t reading or buying anything with any regularity. Kingdom Come was the book that put the … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Kingdom Come