Episode 53(?): X-Men Origins – Wolverine

I may have misnumbered my episodes. Last episode saw us go from #52 to #54. Whoops! Human error, folks! I could edit the episode titles, but I prefer to let my mistakes outlive me. ANYWAY, this episode, the guys from the Culture Shocked podcast join the order to discuss the notoriously bad X-Men Origins – Wolverine, and Stew has now covered all three movies in … Continue reading Episode 53(?): X-Men Origins – Wolverine

The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #20-16

And we are back! Let’s read some allegedly great comics! #20. Planetary #13 I’ve read Planetary but one time, a few years ago, and all at once beginning to end. It works better that way, I think. As I made my way back through issue 13 here, I found myself wanting to revisit the story the series told in its completion. That said, Warren Ellis … Continue reading The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, #20-16

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

Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 2

Welcome back! This is part two in a [X]-part series in which I look at the best outfits superheroes have worn when they weren’t in their usual attire. Like us, heroes have to keep their appearance fresh, and no matter how classic a look is, change can be good! When last we convened, there may have been some consternation that I considered Terry McGuinness, Miguel O’Hara, … Continue reading Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: Part 2

Stew’s Reviews: Old Man Logan

Sometimes… sometimes I have such big feelings about a book that I could talk about it forever and not get across everything I need to. This is what brings us to today’s book… TITLE: Old Man Logan Writer and Artist: Mark Millar, Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Protagonists: Logan, Hawkeye Antagonists: Red Skull, Hulk This was the second time in my life that I read Old … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Old Man Logan

Entertainment Rex: November 2021 Part 2

After seeing how close I had come by October, I knew that I’d definitely get 200 movies in by the end of 2021 unless something truly went awry. So then came the next thought… could I do it by the end of November? And that led me on a film spree where I averaged about a movie per day, so let’s get the heck into … Continue reading Entertainment Rex: November 2021 Part 2

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: Age of Ultron

Boy, it still feels weird that Brian Michael Bendis isn’t at Marvel anymore. Like the dude or hate him—and there is plenty of material to support either decision—he WAS Marvel for, like, fifteen years. And now he’s on the other side of the tracks. Wild. I met Bendis at a Con waaaay back when Ultimate Spider-Man was less than a dozen issues in, and he … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Age of Ultron

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