Detective Comics #871

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Batman has always been billed as the world’s greatest detective an unparalleled fighter and a great strategist and the smartest person in the room. So what happens if the Batman is not Bruce Wayne but Dick Grayson the original Robin. Turns out it is not that much of a step… Read More

Mighty Thor #705

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Rairly is there a comic book story that is so epic as Mighty Thor #705. It began with people complaining that Odinson had lost the mantle of Thor and become unworthy then Jane Foster picked up Mjolmir and became the Mighty Thor even though it wasn’t revealed till later in… Read More

All Star Superman

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Grant Morrison is at his best with this 12-issue miniseries All-Star Superman. The series took almost three years to finish its original 2005 run but was worth the wait. Morrison created a Superman story that was both a fresh and timeless classic. He brilliantly shows the world of comic book… Read More

X-Men #207

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES X-Men 207 Chapter 13 in the Messiah CompleX is a definitive story of the X-Men in the 21st century. Almost extinct as mutants the X-Men have their future in the birth of a baby. On M-Day Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch used her reality-warping mutant powers to obliterate the X-gene… Read More

Captain America 25

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Captain America first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), from Marvel Comics’ 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America was Timely Comics’ most popular character during the wartime period. After the war ended, the character’s popularity waned and he disappeared… Read More

Civil War #2

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Civil War is a 2006-2007 Marvel Comics crossover storyline built around a self-titled seven-issue limited series written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven, which ran through various other titles published by Marvel at the time. Civil War #2 was the second-best seller of the decade behind the famous… Read More

Wonder Woman #219

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES Wonder Woman is a member of an all-female tribe of Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) who was created by Marston as a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to ‘a world torn by the hatred… Read More

Thor #1

THE GREATEST COMICS OF THE 21st CENTURY By WALT STILES The Mighty Thor is what Marvel called their version of the Norse God. Marvel’s God of Thunder did not have red hair from legend but was a very powerful guy. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) and was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry… Read More

Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

In 1994, DC Comics decided to do away with Hal Jordan, who had been the primary Green Lantern of Earth since his first DC Comics appearance in 1959, and replace him with a new character to carry on the Green Lantern legacy, Kyle Rayner. The storyline, ”Emerald Twilight”, which began in Green Lantern (vol. 3) #48 (January 1994), involved Hal… Read More