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: Ultimate Black Panther

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at an AU story starring Black Panther (in celebration of his big screen debut this week). It’s just about the only one I could find – Ka-Zar headlined more issues of What If? than King T’Challa, and he tops out at one! How’s It Different? Like … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Build, Part 2

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re doing another check-in the currently ongoing Kamen Rider Build. We’ll be talking about events up through episode 20, since this post goes to press before I can watch 21, and will contain spoilers for what’s happened up to now. Plot Rundown See my rundown of the first … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Vampirella Manga

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re turning our eyes away from the big two and towards the classic pin-up horror heroine Vampirella as we read the two Vampirella Manga ashcan specials. How’s It Different? These would be imaginary stories, placing monstrous femme fatales Vampirella and Pantha … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: Michael Chabon’s X-Men

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! Today’s entry would more accurately be called a MisTreatment, since I selected a 19 page X-Men treatment (the first step in the script writing process) rather than a full script. This post is illustrated with fan art by Scott Ngo, check … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: X-Men Forever

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re looking at a mutant-centric story in honor of The Gifted’s season finale last night – Chris Claremont’s X-Men Forever. How’s It Different? It’s a Royale With Cheese, where a bunch of little differences add up to create something very different, but it all … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Space Squad

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we’re watching a movie crossing over two different types of space cop – Space Squad: Uchuu Keiji Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger! Plot Rundown Geki Jumonji, AKA Space Sheriff Gavan Type G, is investigating a new intergalactic crime syndicate called Genmaku. … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: ST:TNG: Mirror Broken

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re taking a visit to the 24th century AND an alternate reality in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken. How’s It Different? I’d say that it’s a Royale With Cheese. The Mirror Universe canonically diverged from the mainstream Trek Universe … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Green Hornet: Dark Tomorrow

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where last week’s story gave me a hankering for more of those at least some of those of those characters: 1993’s Green Hornet: Dark Tomorrow. How’s It Different? I would term this an Imaginary Story, being as it’s a possible future that may or may not come to … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at one of the oddest AU stories I’ve encountered to date. Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure takes nine licensed heroes who don’t typically share a universe and puts them together in, shockingly enough, a steam punk world. How’s It … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Justice League: Gods & Monsters Mini-Series

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where in honor of sadly underperforming Justice League movie, we’re looking at another Justice League’s origin story: the Justice League: Gods & Monsters prequel mini-series. How’s It Different? This universe remains a Royale With Cheese. Batman is Kirk “Man-Bat” … [Read more...]

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