Captain America: White by Loeb/Sale Review

Hi kids! Today I want to look at a six issue limited series much like its lead character, slipped out of time only to re-emerge years later: Captain America: White. To the best of my knowledge, this is the last published Loeb “color” collaboration following Hulk: Gray, Spider-man: Blue, and Daredevil: Yellow. Each miniseries (including…

Resurrecting Resurrection Man from the Bargain Bin!

Hi kids! This week we’ll be taking a look at a book that is definitely not for kids, DC’s Resurrection Man. I was able to pick up both trades for the New 52! story a ways back because of a handful of reasons: 1) I vaguely remembered hearing good things. It’s hard to believe the…

Art that Shapes Your Worldview

Too often in life, it’s too easy to get bogged down in what’s not working. I know I’m guilty of it. Being curmudgeonly can be fun. Whether it’s complaining about the wifi or the wife I should appreciate more out loud–it’s nice to let off steam. However, I know it’s important to focus on the…

Panels to Popcorn: Gotham by Gaslight Review

Howdy out there to our loyal followers! Andy Larson here, the host of the Ghost of the Stratosphere podcast and occasional movie fanatic. In this article, we are going to the unveiling a new concept on our blog which we hope will better simulate the kind of discussions we have on our podcast weekly. This…

2018 Eisner Reflections and Black Bolt Vol. 1 Review

Reviewing the Eisner Awards and Orange is the new Black…Bolt? Well, here we are. The summer is beginning to wind down. The hustle and bustle of activities, cookouts, vacations, and conventions are finally fizzling out and soon enough, we’ll all be back to some sense of normalcy. Or…whatever it is that my life is usually….

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…

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,…

Review: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye Vol. 1

Howdy folks! Today we’re going to take a look at the first trade of a title in Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint over at DC Comics. You may know Gerard Way from such hits as that band he sings in called My Chemical Romance or that time he worked with Gabriel Ba to put out…

Face-off: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 vs. Superman #1

Dual Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Superman #1 Bear with me here for a minute as I cleanse my mind of the recent decade’s worth of reshuffles and reboots to point out something mildly historic that happened when I stumbled into the comic shop this week: Superman and the Amazing Spider-man both have #1…

Chachachatting with Chad: The Man of Steel by Bendis & Friends Review

Howdy!  Chad here. Andy’s been harping on me to actually contribute (bah!), so contribute I will, I guess.  Feel free to ignore the corny title.  It’s just a stand-in until I can think of something much cornier. I’m going to break from the norm a little bit here, and offer a review that is actually timely.  Don’t…