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

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

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