Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly Stallone’s All-Time Best Movies

Thomas Leatham and Calum Russell at Far Out came up with their list of The 10 best Sylvester Stallone movies.  Before you click over to see their thoughts on each film, here is how our rankings compared.  I also included some Stallone films that would have made my list, but didn’t make theirs.

Leatham & Russell


10. Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986)

09. The Suicide Squad (James Gunn, 2021)

08. Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993)

07. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

06. Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin, 1993)

05. Nighthawks (Bruce Malmuth, 1981)

04. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

03. Cop Land (James Mangold, 1997)

02. Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2016)

01. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

10. The Suicide Squad (James Gunn, 2021)

09. Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993)

08. Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986)

06. Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin, 1993)

06. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

05. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

04. Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2016)

03. Nighthawks (Bruce Malmuth, 1981)

02. Cop Land (James Mangold, 1997)

01. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

  • Get Carter (Stephen Kay, 2000)
  • Rambo (Sylvester Stallone, 2008)
  • Paradise Alley (Sylvester Stallone, 1978)
  • FIST (Norman Jewison, 1978)
  • Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone, 1982)

Two “Rocky Balboa” Newspaper Strip Samples by JOE KUBERT!

Back in January of 2005, I posted about meeting the legendary comic artist, Joe Kubert.  Here is part of what I wrote then:

I had the good fortune to meet Joe Kubert in the early 80’s. He was Guest of Honor at one of Jim Ivey’s OrlandoCons. Joe Kubert was there to pick up his Ignatz award. At the time Mr. Kubert was also promoting a series that he was to write and draw for DC called The Redeemer. Sad to say it never appeared.

Another thing that Joe Kubert worked on that never appeared is, interestingly enough, a proposal for a Rocky Balboa newspaper strip. Mr. Kubert told me that he was approached to work on a daily newspaper strip and that he had in fact worked up character sheets, some daily samples, etc. Sadly the strip was never picked up.

You can imagine how excited I was to hear that JOE KUBERT had drawn Rocky Balboa. I asked Mr. Kubert if the art was available for sale, but it wasn’t. I then asked if I could buy Xeroxes but again, Mr. Kubert politely declined. Man, you just know that those pieces look great… maybe someday we’ll get the chance to see them in a treasury of his work.

The two strips you see above (click on the art to see them biggie-sized) are samples that Joe Kubert created for the proposed Rocky Balboa newspaper strip.  These are the only two I’ve ever seen.  I’m not sure how many others he may have drawn.  One thing I am sure of: Any strip Joe Kubert drew would contain great art.

The 10 Best Sly Stallone Films Ranked by Reddit and Craig Zablo

Vidhi Narula at Collider posted The 10 Best Sylvester Stallone Movies, According to Reddit.  How the list doesn’t contain a single Rocky or Rambo film is beyond me.  Before you click over to get Narula’s thoughts on each film, here is how I’d rank the Reddit choices.


10. Cop Land (1997)
09. Tango and Cash (1989)
08. Bullet to the Head (2012)
07. Cliffhanger (1993)
06. Demolition Man (1993)
05. Daylight (1996)
04. Oscar (1991)
03. Nighthawks (1981)
02. Cobra (1986)
01. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)


10. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
09. Oscar (1991)
08. Demolition Man (1993)
07. Daylight (1996)
06. Tango and Cash (1989)
05. Cobra (1986)
04. Cliffhanger (1993)
03. Bullet to the Head (2012)
02. Nighthawks (1981)
01. Cop Land (1997)