Stew’s Reviews: Curse Of The Mutants

Comic book sales! Wait, is something a “sale” if it happens every day? Or is that just a discount? How does that… what is the difference? Whatever, I’m going to call it a sale. My favorite local shop runs a perpetual sale where if you buy at least 50 back issue comics, you get 50% the total price. I’ve always been enticed by the idea, … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Curse Of The Mutants

Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Scott Lobdell

Fifty! See, this is why I number these things; so I can feel irrationally proud of myself for hitting arbitrary milestones. But yep, I have been at this for 50 volumes so far. Hopefully you have enjoyed most of them as much as I have enjoyed reading them. I do get a kick out of this series; I have reread some books I love, and … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Scott Lobdell

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, there is a “lost” episode that will never air. It … Continue reading Top Ten: Favorite Comic Book Heroes

Episode 14: X-Men – Apocalypse

Back to the X-well this week, and Stew is joined by Marquee Mark from So Wizard podcast to discuss X-Men: Apocalypse

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Entertainment Rex: September 2021, part 2

I feel like this will be a very short discussion this portion of the month, as I could probably just plug in “I played Fallout 4, like, A LOT” and be done with it. Why did I not play more of that game way back when I bought it? MOVIES After a movie-heavy start to the month, I really tapered off in the back half … Continue reading Entertainment Rex: September 2021, part 2

Top Ten: Heroines of Marvel Comics

I’ve got two of these lists coming by the time Women’s History Month ends. I bet you can guess what the second might be. (I bet you can also guess, if you’ve ever paid attention to anything I’ve ever written, who #1 will be here. I’m nothing if not consistent!) I’ve long been a big fan of powerful female characters in comics, and not just … Continue reading Top Ten: Heroines of Marvel Comics

Top Ten: Best Comic Book Characters Since 1981

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

The Top Fifteen Jubilee Comics

Nobody liked 2020. I mean, it’s even kind of boring as a meme at this point, but yeah, we all know it… 2020 was kind of a dogshit year. That’s brutal, but honest. My 2020 more-or-less started with appendicitis (and that, having happened in January, genuinely feels like an eternity ago), and really… everything just went downhill from there. But don’t worry! It’s all over … Continue reading The Top Fifteen Jubilee Comics

Stew’s Reviews: Jubilee & Wolverine

VOLUME 2, ISSUE #1 Welcome, everyone, to the BRAND NEW Stew’s Reviews! What’s new about it, you ask? Why, there is a slight format shift; gone are the “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” sections, and in their place is a more detailed breakdown of each book’s stars and creative team. Also each issue will have a TALKING POINT where you and I can discuss something adjacently … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Jubilee & Wolverine

When Beloved Characters Are Regressed: Two Case Studies

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