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 [email protected] No reviews are promised but all materials will be considered.

Portfolio

Wrestling

Newsarama
04/02/2018
Pairing WWE WRESTLEMANIA Stars With Their MARVEL & DC Superhero Counterparts

Credit: Marvel Comics / WWE The connection between superheroes, comic books and wrestling is a profound one (and something we've written about before), and now with professional wrestling's biggest event of the year - WrestleMania - coming in less than a week, we are nailing down the superhero comic book counterparts of each major wrestler (and their manager).

pastemagazine.com
09/11/2018
BOOM! Studios' WWE Comic Gears Up for WrestleMania & the Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens Rivalry

BOOM! has announced the fourth arc of the series, starting this June: the story of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, one of the most emotional, longest-running rivalries in modern wrestling history. We talked to BOOM! Editor Eric Harburn and Associate Editor Chris Rosa about their thoughts on this upcoming arc, and Sami and Kevin's upcoming match at WrestleMania.

pastemagazine.com
09/11/2018
Mariko Tamaki Talks Supergirl: Being Super, Teen Angst & Friday Night Lights

Supergirl: Being Super isn't your average origin story. Instead of a run-of-the-mill post-event reboot, award-winning author Mariko Tamaki ( This One Summer delivers a heartfelt, modern take on Kara Danvers' early years on Earth that's heartbreaking and endearing all at once.

pastemagazine.com
09/11/2018
Close Out August With Two Awesome Comic Kickstarter Campaigns

Paste Comics is committed to bringing you regular coverage of campaigns across the internet that offer not only exciting new ideas, but a solid investment and good value for your money. Here are two August campaigns to check out before they conclude.

Daily DDT
09/01/2018
All In 2018: Jordynne Grace Eliminated Brian Cage To Heat Up Their Feud

There were plenty of surprises in All In: Zero Hour's feature match, from Marko Stunt's impressive performance to the "shocking" addition of a "masked luchador" who turned out to be Flip Gordon in disguise. Though Jordynne Grace didn't wind up winning the battle royale (you cowards), she did turn in an impressive performance before being ousted from the ring by Bully Ray himself.

Daily DDT
09/01/2018
All In: Let Jordynne Grace Win The Over-Budget Battle Royale, You Cowards

All In's Over-Budget Battle Royale has been a wild ride from the start. Initially announced as a part of the show's first-hour All In: Zero Hour live WGN broadcast, the fifteen-person melee had the ante up considerably when ROH Wrestling champion Jay Lethal offered the winner a title shot later in the show (as reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet).

Comic and Graphic Novel Reviews

Newsarama
07/26/2017
Best Shots Review: ZOJAQAN #1

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

Newsarama
03/06/2017
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 lacks the urgency and emotional punch of the series on the whole.

Newsarama
02/21/2017
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 mess around with theoretical physics in their spare time.

Newsarama
01/17/2017
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 sympathetic at the end of this week's WWE #1 from BOOM!

Newsarama
12/29/2016
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.

Newsarama
10/05/2016
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. Lettering by Josh Reed Published by DC Comics Review by C.K. Stewart 'Rama Rating: 9 out of 10 Steve Orlando has brought Midnighter back once more, with feelings - lots more feelings.

Geeks World Wide
03/12/2015
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 fun, a little action, and a lot of heart.

Convention Coverage

Newsarama
10/07/2017
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.

Newsarama
10/08/2015
NYCC 2015: 'LGBT in Comics' Panel

There's more than one kind of superhero or comic book character, and these creators and commentators discuss.

Geeks WorldWide
09/06/2015
CK's DragonCon Diary: Day 3 Parades, Panels and The Flash!

If you can only make it to one day of DragonCon, make it Saturday. During the newbie tour on Saturday, someone mentioned that attendees always seem to hold their best cosplays for Saturday. That seems to be the case for the rest of the scheduled events as well: between the parade and some amazing panels, Saturday seemed to bring my DragonCon experience to its peak.

Geeks WorldWide
09/04/2015
CK's DragonCon Diary: Day One It Begins

Fun fact: Years ago, I thought DragonCon was only a convention for fans of The Dragonriders of Pern. Surprise, surprise. I mentioned making my Very First Con trip to D*C earlier this year, and someone expressed surprise that out of all the cons I could pick for a first time, I went with the largest con in the Southeast.

Interviews and Features

Newsarama
04/26/2018
Looking Back (and Ahead) at LUMBERJANES as It Hits #50

Credit: Dozerdraws (BOOM! Studios) BOOM! Studios' Lumberjnaes hits #50 next month - not bad considering it was only originally planned as a miniseries. Created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A.

Newsarama
10/20/2017
DOOM PATROL, New Gods, Old Gods, & A FISSURE KING: The RACHEL POLLACK Interview

Credit: Bob Fingerman (DC/Vertigo) In 1993, Rachel Pollack took over DC/Vertigo's Doom Patrol following Grant Morrison's star-making turn on the book. Her run lasted 25 issues, but has never been collected - but will be, come February 2018. DC Comics has announced plans to collect the first half of her run as Doom Patrol Book Four, following Morrison's frequently-reprinted books.

Geeks WorldWide
08/24/2015
By the Power of Astra: GWW Interviews the Team Behind Zodiac Starforce

Earlier this month, Geeks with Wives had the chance to bring you an advance review of one of Dark Horse Comics' most anticipated new titles: Zodiac Starforce. In advance of this week's issue #1 premiere, we're thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with the creative team behind Zodiac Starforce, Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau!

Geeks WorldWide
05/19/2015
Nostalgia Bomb: First Jem and the Holograms Trailer Disappoints

The first trailer for Jon Chu's live-action Jem and the Holograms update hit the internet last week. The response? Practically frigid. Is this going to be a bad movie? Maybe not. But is this movie Jem? Right now, it's not looking like it.

Geeks WorldWide
04/13/2015
Cat herding, Kickstarting, and bringing romance back: an interview with Janelle Asselin

With just eight days left in the Fresh Romance campaign, Rosy Press is still raising funds at an impressive clip. At the time of posting our Fresh Romance write up on Saturday, the Kickstarter was at just over $40k - and now they're just $1400 away from hitting a stretch goal that will bring illustrator and Fresh Romance #1 cover artist back for their fifth issue.

Geeks WorldWide
04/11/2015
Janelle Asselin Wants To Bring Us A Fresh Romance

Just last month, comics editor and journalist Janelle Asselin launched her new publishing company Rosy Press, and this week they're already announcing a major new stretch goal - a twelve page story for one-year subscribers from the amazing Gail Simone ( Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) if the Kickstarter for their launch title Fresh Romance hits $47,500 in just under two weeks.