Andy’s Read Pile: Emperor Doom

Hello Boys in the Backroom. In case you are having a rough start to your Monday morning, never fear. Andy’s back with another review of a comic that was released decades ago, in hopes of either spurring some of you with thoughts of fond nostalgia, or galvanizing some of you to stop at your local…

Shopping Local Part 2/2: X-men Grand Design Review

Shopping Local as Part of the Grand Design, Part 2 of 2 Last week, I yammered on about Free Comic Book Day as part of the lead up to today’s review. Click here for said yammering. Ok, enough about shopping local–except maybe not. This week, the stratosphere blog deals with a local Pittsburgh creator: Ed…

Movie Reviews for Comic Fans: The Lone Ranger

So Today’s movie review, I’ll talk a film that we have mentioned several times on our podcast especially in comparison to a particular comic book run: The Lone Ranger. In particular, both myself and fellow Ghost, Chad Smith, love the 25 issue Dynamite run of The Lone Ranger as we highlighted it as our number…

Andy’s Read Pile: Magnus, Robot Fighter, Steel Nation

Howdy Gang of Four. It’s your old buddy, GhostAndy, back to pitch in my two cents on the continuing saga of the Stratosphere’s motley crew of misfits and their misguided attempts to educate and entertain the masses on with their views on comic books. Once in a while, something draws me back to reading classic…

Stew Reviews: Dragon Ball

This week is a little out of left field, perhaps, but is it really any more so than, say, The Life And Times of Scrooge McDuck, which was also initially printed in a foreign language and whose characters are a bit more famous as cartoons than comics? So I hope you hang with me here…

Show 8.7.18: Gangs of Injustice

Ghost Regulars, Andy Larson, Rob Stewart, and Chad Smith first do a read pile review of Grant Morrison’s original Animal Man run. It’s definitely a jungle in there!

Second, The Ghosts are joined by JA Scott to put together a super villain team capable enough to lay waste to the Justice League of America. Will your favorite villain make our list? Listen to find out!

Top 5 Favorite MST3k Experiments

As it was written in my official Ghosts of the Stratosphere Bio, so shall it remains true: I am a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000. To say it’s shaped my entire comedic outlook is an understatement. I feel really, second only to the Marx Brothers, MST3k really influenced the way I deliver jokes,…

Shop Local

Shopping Local as Part of the Grand Design, Part 1 of 2 Howdy!  It’s Chad again!  Today’s actually going to be my tangential build-up for next week’s review. It’s all about context, so for today, we’ll look at a Free Comic Book Day 2018. Everybody enjoys FCBD! Free Comic Book Day happens each year, and…

Stew’s Top Five Comics Of All-Time!

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…