CK STEWART

C.K. Stewart is a freelance writer covering comics, wrestling, and wrestling comics for sites like Newsarama, Paste Magazine, and The GWW. His work includes reviews and editorials, podcast appearances, and live event coverage of some of the biggest conventions in the US. He can often be found livetweeting terrible wrestling moves on twitter @ckayfabe. C.K. also offers freelance editing and transcription services at affordable rates. For requests to review, e-mail C.K. at hey@ckstewart.com. No reviews are promised but all materials will be considered.

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Wrestling

INTO

Pro Wrestling and One Trans Guy's Path to Self-Confidence

Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Orlando's Amway Center is packed and swelteringly hot. This is not the time or place for all denim everything.

Paste Magazine

How "The Progressive Liberal" Dan Richards Became the Media's Favorite Wrestler

It takes a village to make a wrestler.

Paste Magazine

What You Need to Know for Tonight's Lucha Underground Third Season Return

Lucha Underground leans into a wild supernatural mythology that colors every aspect of the show with an enthusiasm unmatched by almost any other promotion.

Paste Magazine

Taya Is the Key to the Top Heel Stable in Lucha Underground

Taya has done a little bit of everything. Even before establishing herself as one of Lucha Underground's top stars, Taya was making a name for herself across the world.

Paste Magazine

The Mack Gets His Title Shot When Lucha Underground Returns

Junkrat seems to be one of the more underrated characters from the smash hit fighting game, but it's easy to see the appeal for a wrestler like the Mack.

Paste Magazine

The Carelessness of WWE's "Breezy Bella" Segment

This is the kind of gag that makes it hard to take WWE seriously when they claim to care about LGBTQ storylines and performers.

Paste Magazine

Then, Now, Whenever: WWE's Slow Progress on LGBTQ Storylines

The storytelling used to get Owens and Jericho over as a tag team is precisely the kind of writing that can be used to get LGBTQ characters over.

Spiky Clouds

Becoming the realest guy in the room: A personal journey with Midnighter - SpikyClouds

I am fortunate for Midnighter, for helping me to understand I didn’t have to predicate being a real guy on somebody else’s hard and fast masculine ideal.

Comic and Graphic Novel Reviews

Newsarama

Best Shots Review: ZOJAQAN #1

Zojaqan is a melancholic tale of loss and discovery, a surreal sci-fi adventure driven by emotions.

Newsarama

Best Shots Review: JUNKO MIZUNO's RAVINA THE WITCH?

Ravina the Witch? tells the story of a little girl raised by crows in a town dump who grows up to be a beautiful young witch, maybe.

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: BABYTEETH #1

Being pregnant at 16 is enough of a struggle, but what do you do when your newborn son turns out to be a real little devil?

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: SOMETHING CITY

Something City is an impressive debut, and an utterly engaging tale from start to finish whose visual style belies its emotional depth.

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: HEAVENLY BLUES #1

With an engaging and surprisingly relatable cast and beautiful illustrations, the debut issue [of Heavenly Blues] is a must-read.

Newsarama

Best Shots Reviews: MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #6

Their freedom and Midnighter’s life are on the line, but even though the stakes in last Wednesday’s Midnighter and Apollo #6 should feel higher than ever, this series finale...

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1

Quantum Teens Are Go #1 is a weird and fun book, and this week’s debut hints that it may be a tale about family loss and transition as much as it is about punk rock teens who...

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #8

Space Battle Lunchtime has been a strong showing from Riess, from her gorgeous illustrations and skillful storytelling to smaller touches like her lettering ability.

Newsarama

Best Shots Advance Reviews: WWE #1

WWE wrestler Seth Rollins is widely regarded as one of the most weaselly villains in recent wrestling history, but somehow writer Dennis Hopeless will leave you feeling...

Newsarama

Best of Best Shots 2016

2016 has been an exhausting year, and sometimes the best comic bookss are the ones that just make you smile.