And we are back! For the last time! Wow, this took some work to get here, but let’s finish the list. Reminder: This is based on a list Wizard Magazine published in 2006 ranking their top 100 single issue comic stories of the previous 27 years or so (1979-2006). I’ve gone from 100 to 6 (you can see the list history [LISTORY!] by clicking the … Continue reading The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #5-1
It’s time to go on a Quest For Peace with Matt from the Culture Popped podcast! Will they end the threat of nuclear war? Or will they just get into a silly slap fight?
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And we are back! Let’s read some allegedly great comics! From Wizard’s 2006 list of the Top 100 Single Issues of all time! #15. Uncanny X-Men #159 My buddies over at The Multiverse Of Badness podcast covered this issue once for their show! Take a listen. I definitely seem to have dug this issue more than they did. Sorry guys! It’s the X-Men’s first (but … Continue reading The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #15-11
Okay, episode numbers are back in order now! Whew!
Shaner from the What’s Shaking With Shaner podcast joins the order to talk the first attempt at a Justice League movie given to us by Warner Brothers. Is it as bad as we’ve been told?
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I wasted far too many of my years as a comic book fan complaining that Superman was “boring” or “vanilla”. It honestly wouldn’t be until within the last ten years or so that I would start appreciating who Clark Kent is as a character and look to abandon the whole notion that he was boring because he is too powerful. Superman’s powerset isn’t the defining … Continue reading Top Ten: Superman Stories
And we are once again back as we look back at Wizard Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Single Issue Comics Of A Seemingly Arbitrary Time Period. If you want to check up with comics #100-26 that got us to this point, click HERE. With that, I’m VERY excited to get into this part of the list because, well, I already sneaked a peak at … Continue reading The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #25-21
It’s the start of the Snyderverse! For better or worse, this is where it all began for the ill-fated DC Extended Universe. How does it fare in the eyes of the Stew World Order and Carlo from The Movie Loot?
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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 lost in the shuffle. Sure the BPRD are a support … Continue reading Top Ten Supporting Casts In Comics
I’m probably literally the only one, but I am a big Doomsday fan (that’s right, you take your comic reading advice from someone who has so far declared his love for Jubilee, Kyle Rayner, and now Doomsday, so… that probably says more about you than me, honestly). I mean, he’s not a Top Ten character for me, but… Top 25? I could see that. It’s … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: The Death of Superman
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
Stew and his guest Kalvin from The Magic Number Is 3 take a look at the supposed Dawn Of Justice, with Batman Vs Superman!
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For more on this countdown so far, check out: #100-#96! #95-#91! #90-#86! On with the list: #85. Robin #46 Hey, I loved this title. Robin was the first DC book I ever started buying monthly (though that distinction is not truly amazing; it was very quickly followed up by The Flash, Green Lantern, JLA, and a few others in my college days). The years have … Continue reading The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime Part 4 (#85-81)
My wife and I just recently moved into a new house. The house-shopping process took… a very long time. We got to the point where we figured we were cursed. But eventually, the stars aligned, and we were able to both buy a new home and sell our old one. During the shopping process, we became close with our realtor at the time, and she … Continue reading Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 1
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 moved millions of units and endured for decades across many … Continue reading Why the Best Comic Characters Just “Work”