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.

Portfolio

Wrestling

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.
How "The Progressive Liberal" Dan Richards Became the Media's Favorite Wrestler
It takes a village to make a wrestler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Best Shots Review: ZOJAQAN #1
Zojaqan is a melancholic tale of loss and discovery, a surreal sci-fi adventure driven by emotions.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Best Shots Review: MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #1 'A Strong Debut' (9/10)
By C.K. Stewart, Newsarama Contributor Credit: Fernando Blanco (DC Comics) Midnighter and Apollo #1 Written by Steve Orlando Art by Fernando Blanco and Romulo Fajardo, Jr....
Best Shots Advance Reviews: DEPT. H #1
Matt and Sharlene Kindt's newest endeavor DEPT.H #1 is a genre-bending mystery that will leave you clamoring for more.
If You Want Some Lovecraft In Your Eastwood, Grab "Deadlands vol 1: Dead Man's Hand"
Each writer and artist team invoke their own unique style of storytelling, but the tone of the book is consistent throughout, providing a cohesive and truly intriguing glimpse...
Becoming More InHuman "Ms. Marvel #13" Review
We're creeping ever closer to Kamala Khan's uncertain future in Secret Wars, but in the meantime Ms. Marvel #13 delivers more of what's made the series a knock-out hit: a little...

Convention Coverage

NYCC '17: ONI PRESS' 20th Anniversary
Talking its seminal hits like SCOTT PILGRIM and what it hopes are its upcoming ones as well.
NYCC '17: #BlackComicsMonth - Diversity In Comics
Tee Franklin, Gail Simone, and more talk diversity.
NYCC '17: IDW's Stars of 2018
Newsarama is your source for comic book news, reviews and all-things genre entertainment. We've been covering the entertainment industry since 1998.
Flame Con 2016: PRIDE & The X-Men with CHRIS CLAREMONT Panel
Geeks OUT's second annual LGBTQ pop culture event Flame Con boasted an expansive line-up of guests this year, but perhaps none with as storied a career and comics legacy as...
NYCC 2015: '25 Years of VALIANT: BOOK OF DEATH & Beyond' Panel
Valiant talks about the new A&A series, the finale of BOOK OF DEATH, and more.

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