Strange Times & Places: I, Joker

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today I’ve noticed that The Joker’s been getting a lot of protagonist love lately – so we’ll be reading 1998’s prestige format one-shot Batman: I, Joker, in which Mr. J is a straight up hero. How’s It Different? It takes place in a distant possible future, which … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Batman & Captain America

Happy Independence Day from Strange Times & Places, where this week we’ll be visiting a world the Sentinel of Liberty coexists with the Dark Knight Detective during World War II – the world of John Byrne’s Batman & Captain America! How’s It Different? It’s hard to categorize, but I suppose I’d call this … [Read more...]

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...]

Strange Times & Places: Secret Six #24

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re talking about one of the stranger issues to ever cross my desk – Secret Six #24. How’s It Different? It’s an imaginary story setting the Secret Six, spiritual successor to the Suicide Squad, in the old west. It was sandwiched between a one-off story by … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Elseworlds 80 Page Giant

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re celebrating the end of the year by reading the Elseworlds 80 Page Giant! Though it was eventually published – with an extra story added – in 2012, the original printing was ordered pulped by Paul Levitz over scene in one of the stories…a story that would go on to … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Superman: War of the Worlds

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where superheroes and literature often collide. Today, in honor of Halloween, we’re looking at Superman: The War of the Worlds! How’s It Different? This is a combo of an Imaginary Story and a For Want of a Nail story, telling Superman’s Golden Age origin story more or … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Welcome to Strange Times & Places, where super heroes are taken from their familiar surroundings and put into…strange times and places. We kick things off by looking at DC’s first outright Elseworlds movie, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. How’s It Different? It’s what I like to call a "Royale With … [Read more...]

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