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
Fifty! See, this is why I number these things; so I can feel irrationally proud of myself for hitting arbitrary milestones. But yep, I have been at this for 50 volumes so far. Hopefully you have enjoyed most of them as much as I have enjoyed reading them. I do get a kick out of this series; I have reread some books I love, and … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Generation X by Scott Lobdell
Andy has recently taken to giving me crap about the way I review books. Apparently, I am too vague and not precise enough! Which is fair. Sometimes I am more into reviewing a run or an overarching arc than I am , like, a single trade collection. Like when I reviewed Fear Agent, I reviewed the ENTIRE SERIES. And when I reviewed Savage Dragon, I tended towards … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon
Groovy! Far out! Hip!
We’re traveling back to the bouncing 60’s where the men drank whiskey and the big name actresses paraded around in their undergarments! The fantastic fellas from the SP10 podcast are here to talk X-Men First Class, the FIRST attempt by Fox of muddying the hell out of the X-Men timeline.
But not the last!
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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
The last time we came together to discuss some of the better non-standard appearances of our favorite comic book characters, I mentioned that the X-Men alone could be at least one article. Never let it be said that I don’t sometimes fulfill my promises, because here we are with an X-Men Special Edition of Comics’ Best Alternate Looks! I may have done Wolverine and Jean Grey in … Continue reading Comics’ Best Alternate Looks: X-Men Edition
As I write this, my cat is chewing on the HDMI cable to the television. I mean… I don’t LET him. I stomp and yell at him, and he stops for a second and looks at me, but he just goes right back to it once I stop glaring at him. It’s a really weird behavior, as he is almost three years old, I had … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: X-23 – Chaos Theory
Hey, remember when The Walking Dead was a good television show? Wait, was The Walking Dead ever a good television show? No, no, it was good for a bit. I enjoyed seasons two and three. All the stuff with Shane (starting with when he killed Otis) through the prison’s destruction… that was some good, appointment viewing. After The Governor’s assault on the prison, it all … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: The Walking Dead
I have a feeling–I can’t substantiate it, but I somehow guess–that I still think I’m, like, twenty-six years old or so. Like, if you walked up to me and said “DON’T THINK, JUST ANSWER! HOW OLD ARE YOU?”, I would instinctively say a number in the 20’s. I’m not sure why that is. I am assuredly not in my twenty’s. I turned forty several months … Continue reading Fifteen Years Later: The Top 100 Comics Of A Lifetime, part 1
THE MUTANT LIBERATION FRONT: If there’s one thing I love in comics, it’s ridiculous teams of Jobber Villains. The M.L.F. has gotta go down as one of the most ludicrously overloaded villains teams in comics. See, they were created when Rob Liefeld had just debuted on the New Mutants title in its waning years (dozens of crappy Louise Simonson issues had basically killed the book off, necessitating … Continue reading The Mutant Liberation Front (Comics’ Weirdest Teams)
What the hell, right? I just did an X-Book last week! Where has the variety gone? Well, as of this writing (and I say the a lot knowing I’m writing batches of these at a time without really keeping track of when they will be posted), this has been the week from hell. Most notably, my cat died out of nowhere from a heart…thing (wait, … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: X-Tinction Agenda
It’s been a long way to the top, but since we do, in fact, want to rock ‘n roll, we have all successfully made it. After the past two weekends of tension-building action where I gave you my favorite comics #11-#15 and then #6-#10, I can tell that your anticipation is at an absolute fever pitch! But never let it be said that I don’t satisfy my readers … Continue reading My Top Fifteen Stories Ever: #5 to #1!
What would you put as the Over/Under on how many iterations of X-Men #1 there have been over the years? Like, factoring in all the various adjectives, color qualifiers, and other name addendums? Uncanncy, Blue, Gold, X-Treme, and the like? How many versions of X-Men #1 have there been over the years? It’s got to be more than 20, right? I’m not even counting other … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: X-Men Volume 4
Last week, after doing some meditating on standards in grading books, I started a list of my Top 15 Comic Stories Ever. Go check it out to see how #11-#15 (the “Honorable Mentions” of my Top Ten, as it were) shook out, because here today, we are moving along to part two of that list, in which I will discuss stories ten through six. I’ve become … Continue reading My Top Fifteen Stories Ever: #10 to #6
Nobody liked 2020. I mean, it’s even kind of boring as a meme at this point, but yeah, we all know it… 2020 was kind of a dogshit year. That’s brutal, but honest. My 2020 more-or-less started with appendicitis (and that, having happened in January, genuinely feels like an eternity ago), and really… everything just went downhill from there. But don’t worry! It’s all over … Continue reading The Top Fifteen Jubilee Comics