Author Archive for Kelly Harrass

Kelly Harrass is a comic shop worker and writer from Milwaukee, WI. You may know him as one of the regular hosts of the PoP!-Cast and the co-host of PCW. Find him on Twitter @comicgeekelly and email him at kharrass@panelsonpages.com

The PoP! Top 30 Matches of 2016

The PoP! Top 30 Matches of 2016

2016 was an amazing year for professional wrestling and Kelly couldn’t only pick 10 matches as the best of the best so he expanded the list to 30.

PoP! Top 300 Wrestlers Year Two

PoP! Top 300 Wrestlers Year Two

Kelly is back for the second year in a row with his list of the top 300 wrestlers in the world, but this time around, not everything is as at seems.

Breaking Down G1 Climax 26

Breaking Down G1 Climax 26

The G1 Climax has come and gone and after rating and ranking all 91 matches, Kelly has some data to share with all of you beautiful people.

Review: Zero Time Dilemma is a Bloody Good Time

Review: Zero Time Dilemma is a Bloody Good Time

In Zero Time Dilemma you’ll have to do everything you can to survive. Escape the room any way possible. Make tough choices. Spill blood. Kill your friends. Go to sleep. Wake up. Forget everything. Do it all again.

Lightning Round Reviews for New Crunchyroll Shows

Lightning Round Reviews for New Crunchyroll Shows

Crunchyroll has a bunch of new shows that they’re simulcasting and we’ve got reviews of four of them. Should you watch Mob Psycho 100 or Berserk? Find out inside!

Ranking Every Match from G1 Climax 26 (Final Update)

Ranking Every Match from G1 Climax 26 (Final Update)

Who’s ready to watch a bunch of wrestling?! The G1 Climax is here and I’m rating and ranking every match so you know which matches are the ones that you must watch and where the match of the year candidates are.

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The B Block

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The B Block

The G1 Climax is growing ever closer so let’s take a look at who could take the B Block and could potentially win the whole thing. This great summer of wrestling keeps heating up!

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The A Block

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The A Block

New Japan’s huge G1 Climax tournament kicks off on July 18th and today we’re looking at the ten wrestlers that make up the A Block. With the block loaded with talent, who will make it to the finals?

WWE SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN Will Superkick the Fun into You [Review]

WWE SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN Will Superkick the Fun into You [Review]

There’s a WWE board game and contrary to what you may have guessed… it’s actually kind of good. Surprised? Me too! Am I biased? Maybe. Am I asking too many questions? Probably! Do I ask more in the review? Find out inside!

The Best Matches of the First Half of 2016

The Best Matches of the First Half of 2016

We’re halfway through 2016 and that means only six months until the best of 2016 lists start rolling in. We’re getting a jump on things and we’ve got the best matches of the first half of the year ready for your perusal.

Can Ring of Honor Afford to Stagnate in the Ever Changing Wrestling Landscape?

Can Ring of Honor Afford to Stagnate in the Ever Changing Wrestling Landscape?

Ring of Honor is beginning to stagnate in terms of their booking and with the wrestling world moving faster than ever, that could lead to disaster for the company.

How Many Snails Does It Take: An In-Person Report of the 6/12/16 ROH Show

How Many Snails Does It Take: An In-Person Report of the 6/12/16 ROH Show

PoP!’s own Kelly Harrass made a trip to a Ring of Honor show on June 12th at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. How was the show? It was pretty great.

Breaking Down Best of the Super Juniors XXIII

Breaking Down Best of the Super Juniors XXIII

Best of the Super Juniors XXIII has ended and this is the conclusion of PoP!’s coverage of the tournament. Today we’ve got stats and graphs breaking down the tournament with some good old fashioned numbers.

REDMAN is the WorldStarHipHop of Tokusatsu

REDMAN is the WorldStarHipHop of Tokusatsu

Redman is the tokusatsu hero for you if you like a hero that goes around and beats seemingly innocent monsters to death. Justice or senseless violence? The decision is yours to make.

Ranking Every 2016 Best of the Super Juniors Match (Final Update)

Ranking Every 2016 Best of the Super Juniors Match (Final Update)

The Best of the Super Juniors is New Japan’s annual showcase of their junior heavyweight division and this year PoP! is ranking every match over the course of the tournament.

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

In this edition of Clearing Out the Backlog, Kelly remembers Darwyn Cooke, the amazing artist that the world recently lost to a battle with cancer.

Ring of Honor’s Global Wars Live Show Report

Ring of Honor’s Global Wars Live Show Report

On May 8th, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling co-promoted their big pay per view event, Global Wars in Chicago Ridge and PoP!’s own Kelly Harrass was in attendance.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day is on its way! Do you know what free books you want to pick up this year? If you need some ideas, your friends at Panels on Pages are here to help you with the tough decisions.

Where Are the Wrestlers from ROH's 100th Show Now?

Where Are the Wrestlers from ROH’s 100th Show Now?

It’s been 10 years since ROH’s 100th Show and today we’re taking a look at every wrestler on that show to see where they have ended up after a decade has passed. Who went on to great things on this star-studded show?

Tranquilo: The Rise of Tetsyua Naito

Tranquilo: The Rise of Tetsyua Naito

Tetsuya Naito is not the wrestler that he used to be. The former Stardust Genius is now tranquilo. With a laid back attitude and bad intentions, Naito has taken himself from the midcard to the main event.

Review: Miitomo is a Strangely Fun Way to Pass the Time

Review: Miitomo is a Strangely Fun Way to Pass the Time

Miitomo is Nintendo’s first foray into the world of phone gaming and it is not what you would expect. With this strange combination of game and social media, Nintendo might have a winner on their hands.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Twitter Follows for Wrestling Fans

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Twitter Follows for Wrestling Fans

Twitter is a very busy place with lots of different people to follow. If you’re a wrestling fan, today we’re bringing six account to you attention that are well worth you time.

Clearing Out the Backlog 12: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Clearing Out the Backlog 12: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

In this return for Clearing Out the Backlog, Kelly shoots from the hip and talks about where he’s been and the mistakes that he’s made in the past year.

Riddle Me This: How Long Is Too Long For A Wrestling Match?

Riddle Me This: How Long Is Too Long For A Wrestling Match?

Today we’re asking how long is too long for a wrestling match. Recently we were given two examples of long matches from NXT’s Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn and CWF Mid-Atlantic’s Trevor Lee and Roy Wilkins. Which one was too long for this writer? Click the link to find out!

Wrestling School: Remembering Hayabusa

Wrestling School: Remembering Hayabusa

In this edition of Wrestling School we remember the Japanese wrestling legend that was Hayabusa and look at the lasting mark that he left on the industry.

Holy Crap! Remember… When Ed Brubaker Wrote Godzilla

Holy Crap! Remember… When Ed Brubaker Wrote Godzilla

Before Ed Brubaker became the comic writing superstar that he is today, he was a part of the 90’s black and white indie scene. Let’s flashback to 20 years ago when Brubaker was given a crack at writing everyone’s favorite big, green monster.

TENGAMAN is the Japanese Sex Toy Superhero that You Always Wanted [NSFW]

TENGAMAN is the Japanese Sex Toy Superhero that You Always Wanted [NSFW]

In a world where sexual pleasure is in danger, Tengaman is there to save your right to solo gratification. In the grand tokusatsu tradition Tengaman wants to sell you some toys!

The PoP! Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2015

The PoP! Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2015

2015 has come and gone and Kelly Harrass is here with his list of the 10 best wrestling matches of the year. Did your favorite make the list? Find out inside!

New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 10 Review

New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 10 Review

This year Wrestle Kingdom delivered an amazing show and one of the greatest matches of all time. It’s the end of an era for New Japan and we’ve got a breakdown of the whole show.

PoP!'s 2015 Year in Review

PoP!’s 2015 Year in Review

The PoP! crew takes a look back at the comics, movies, TV, toys, Japan sh*t, wrestling, video games, and more that were given to us by 2015. It’s been a long year and we’ve got some #HOTTAKES.

Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview: Okada vs. Tanahashi

Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview: Okada vs. Tanahashi

Two of the biggest names in Japanese wrestling clash on January 4th at Wrestle Kingdom 10, one year to the day since the last time they met. This preview gives you a look at the past year for both Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Review: Train’s CHRISTMAS IN TAHOE

Review: Train’s CHRISTMAS IN TAHOE

This Christmas we all got a “gift” from the band Train in the form of an album for the season; Christmas in Tahoe. Your friends at Panels on Pages are here to listen to it so that you don’t have to.

Op/Ed: I’m Not Mad, Daredevil, I’m Disappointed

Op/Ed: I’m Not Mad, Daredevil, I’m Disappointed

Like all of the Marvel comics, Daredevil got a new number one issue, but there’s something about this one that make it more disappointing than the rest. How does the Netflix series play into this? Click the link to find out.

Roman Reigns Didn’t Screw WWE, WWE Screwed WWE

Roman Reigns Didn’t Screw WWE, WWE Screwed WWE

WWE’s ratings are tanking and with Roman Reigns being the guy that the company is pushing, many people want to blame him for it. If there’s anyone to blame for Reign’s tepid reaction from fans, I think it’s the WWE.

Riddle Me This: How Do You Rate Wrestling Matches?

Riddle Me This: How Do You Rate Wrestling Matches?

We’re coming to the end of the year and that means that the best of lists are on their way. Today we’re looking at a recent big match between Tenryu and Okada and we’re asking how you rate the matches you watch.