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 DC for the first time ever. I was entering DC … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Flash – Blitz

Top Ten: Favorite Comic Writers

When you watch a movie, is the acting more important than the script? It’s weird how that is never really a consideration, right? Like nobody ever postulates “Would you rather watch a movie with Oscar caliber performances of a bad story? Or wooden, unfeeling actors portraying a brilliant story concept?” And yet, it’s something comic fans have always debated. If you had two books to … Continue reading Top Ten: Favorite Comic Writers

Stew’s Reviews: Superboy by Geoff Johns

Several weeks I ago I was critical of the Lex Luthor Unauthorized Biography comic, and ever since I reviewed it, I was hoping to swing back around and review another book I read once that also touches a bit on Lex Luthor’s home life and childhood. You know what? This seems like as good of a time as any! TITLE: Superboy: The Boy of Steel … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Superboy by Geoff Johns

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 done two Marvel books, two non-Big-Two books, and zero DC … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: 52

My Top Fifteen Stories Ever: #10 to #6

Last week, after doing some meditating on standards in grading books, I started a list of my Top 15 Comic Stories Ever. Go check it out to see how #11-#15 (the “Honorable Mentions” of my Top Ten, as it were) shook out, because here today, we are moving along to part two of that list, in which I will discuss stories ten through six. I’ve become … Continue reading My Top Fifteen Stories Ever: #10 to #6

Stew’s Reviews: Teen Titans by Geoff Johns

As I write this, it’s the god damn hottest May I can remember. And somewhere around 300% humidity. I get that you may live someplace where weather akin to this is more frequent, but as far as I am concerned, this is hell; this is what hell feels like. Weather like this makes me regret having skin; I wish I could just unzip that layer … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Teen Titans by Geoff Johns

The Top Five: Tear-Jerker Moments In Comics

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