The Top 100 Comic Books Of A Lifetime, #25-21

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

Episode 35: Man Of Steel

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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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 lost in the shuffle. Sure the BPRD are a support … Continue reading Top Ten Supporting Casts In Comics

Stew’s Reviews: The Death of Superman

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

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 12: Batman Vs Superman, Ultimate Edition

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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The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime Part 4 (#85-81)

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)

Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 1

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

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 moved millions of units and endured for decades across many … Continue reading Why the Best Comic Characters Just “Work”

Stew’s Reviews: The Unauthorized Biography of Lex Luthor

So back in… 2006 or so, Wizard (GOD! Remember Wizard? Wizard Magazine, the comic magazine that was such a BFD in the 1990’s? Unless you have gone to a Wizard Con in the last few years, how long has it been since you’ve thought of that?) made a list of the top 100 issues of… some span of time. Maybe the 25 years leading up … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: The Unauthorized Biography of Lex Luthor

Stew’s Reviews: World’s Finest

It’s been a while! I mean, not for you. The nice thing about writing these in bunches is that even though it’s been a few weeks since I penned (boy, that’s an archaic term. Computed, maybe? But that means something else. Computered? Going with “computered”) volume nine of this series, it will presumably come out to you right on schedule. So what have I been … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: World’s Finest

The “S” Stands For Superior: Why Superman Is A Better Character Than Batman

Superman and Batman. The World’s Finest Team. The two oldest and, likely, most well-known superheroes of all time. They are the pillars of comic book heroism. Without them, there may not be a Spider-Man or an Avengers or any comic book movie boom to speak of. A lot is owed to each of them. One is an unimaginably powerful being removed from humanity who has … Continue reading The “S” Stands For Superior: Why Superman Is A Better Character Than Batman

Top Five: Rogues Galleries In Comics

This week we’re turning heel and delving into best assortments of villains in all of comics! A dictionary that I didn’t actually bother looking at presumably defines a villain as “the kind of person you chill like” and a gallery as “a place with… art, right? I don’t know“. But in the world of comic books, a line-up of villains–or rogues gallery–is the collection ne’er-do-wells … Continue reading Top Five: Rogues Galleries In Comics