About Chris Walker

Chris Walker (@back2past) is affectionately referred to as Back to the Past's social media lackey. He's all over finding nuggets of pop culture news, wherever they may be hiding!

Strange Times & Places: Batman The Doom That Came to Gotham

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we put Batman in a genre he rarely visits, Lovecraftian cosmic horror, in Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham! How’s It Different? It’s an Imaginary Story, utterly divorced from anything more than cosmetically familiar from the mainstream DCU. What’s The … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: Wonder Woman by Joss Whedon

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! In honor of Wonder Woman’s second weekend of box office domination, we go back in time ten years prior to her big screen debut and see how Joss Whedon would have treated her. Who Wrote It and When? Joss Whedon, already nerd royalty … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Wonder Woman & The Star Riders

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we celebrate the release of the surprisingly great Wonder Woman big screen solo outing by looking back at not-so-great attempt to bring Wonder Woman to the small screen, Wonder Woman & The Star Riders! How’s It Different? It, like most other media … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Saban’s Masked Rider

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we once more turn our eyes to the American adaptation of a Toei series – Saban’s Masked Rider! Plot Rundown The teenage Prince Dex is sent from the war-torn planet of Edenoi to protect Earth from the machinations of his megalomaniacal uncle Count Dregon! He and his … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Injustice 2

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we examine alternate universe stories in all their shapes and sizes. Today, we’ll be spoiling the heck out of story mode from the newly released Injustice 2 video game! How’s It Different? It’s a For Want of a Nail story in which The Joker tricked Superman into … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Pulgasari

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining a Kaiju picture from one of Japan’s neighbors to the west: Pulgasari, hailing from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Plot Rundown Pulgasari is an iron eating monster created by a dying blacksmith to aid in the other throw of a corrupt … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Marvel Future Fight: An Eye on the Future

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a video game time-in comic. Marvel Future Fight is a mobile game from South Korean studio Net Marble, and the comic Marvel Future Fight: An Eye on the Future expands on the origins of its signature original character. How’s It … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! Today, we’re reading a September 2005 draft of the film that would eventually become G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. We’ll see that even though the final film got a mixed reception, it could have been a bit worse. Since I couldn't find any … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: What If? #105

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week we’re reading a one-off, single issue story that spawned over two hundred issues worth of fan favorite comics – What If? #105, the first appearance of the Spectacular Spider-Girl! How’s It Different? Like most, if not all, issues of What If?, it’s a For … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re getting away from the venerable studios of Toei and Toho for the less moneyed flicks of Daiei. In particular, we’re watching the serious 1995 reboot of their goofy Gamera franchise, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. Plot Rundown First, a Japanese ship … [Read more...]

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