Top Ten Supporting Casts In Comics

To include independent comics in this list or not; that was the question. The problem that I ran into is that so many independent comics--Saga, Hellboy, Fables, Monstress, Strangers In Paradise, Spawn, and so many more--are so inextricably linked to their supporting cast that the idea of a "main character" in those books can get... Continue Reading →

Pop-Tart Quest: Spider-Man

BRING ME POP-TARTS OF SPIDER-MAN! Man, Pop-Tarts never misses an opportunity to just print a picture on a Tart and call it new. Fun fact, the #PTQ skipped entirely because they are just Cherry Pop-Tarts with a picture of some kind of weird horse/narwhal hybrid on them. I actually thought those were My Little Pony... 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 →

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 →

Top Five: Spider-Man Costumes

Alternate costumes in comic books are really hit-or-miss. When you are dealing with classic, long-standing characters, the creative urge to change things up is understandable. I mean, have you been wearing the same outfit for the last 80 years? Do you even have the same style or taste in clothes that you did ten years... Continue Reading →

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