Strange Times & Places: What If? #77

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we examine comics and other media that answer the question “what if”. Seeing as FX’s Legion has made David “Legion” Haller far more popular than he’s ever been before, we’re looking at What If? #77, “What if Legion Had Killed Magneto?” How’s It Different? This, … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Timeslip The Collection

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week you’re in for a bit of a mind-flip, because we’re looking at Timeslip: The Collection. How’s It Different? This is a slightly strange example, since it’s a For Want of a Nail story…applied to the real world. Timeslip was a feature that ran in Marvel … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: The Fantastic Four

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where we do our best to be trendy. In that vein, today we’re talking about the made in 1994 but never officially released The Fantastic Four! What’s The Plot? Fantastic Four #1, with elements of Fantastic Four #5 and Fantastic Four #8 and some original elements. You know … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend! In honor of the impending release of Marvel's Ant-Man, today we flash back to a time the only available Marvel movie starred the guy from Baywatch as Nick Fury and we liked it – 1998’s Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD TV Movie! What’s The Plot? The villainous Viper (Sandra … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where bad reputations lead to good standing. Today’s subject is the rare big budget Hollywood feature to achieve commendable 1 out of 5 status, 2011’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. What’s The Plot? Johnny Blaze, the demonic biker known as Ghost Rider, fights to … [Read more...]

Top 5 Comic Characters Who Should Be Thankful

I Will Tell You #99: Top 5 Comic Characters Who Should Be Thankful   Anyone who knows me personally, or has at least read some of my past columns over the years, has often heard me say, "You don't have to be good if you're lucky," frequently amended with another statement, "You don't have to be lucky if … [Read more...]

Fantastic Find: Scream Along with Marvel record

What time is it kids?  It's time for another Fabulous Find!  And this week I'm featuring the Scream Along with Marvel record from 1967!  It's a flexible, black disc that came in a picture sleeve and it was part of the original 1967 through 1969, Merry Marvel Marching Society, or M.M.M.S. membership kit. The ads for … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #62: Top 5 Reasons Why The Avengers Are So Cool

Top 5 Reasons Why The Avengers Are So Cool The Avengers are so cool, in fact, that I will tell you why with no lead-in whatsoever. 5. Comics’ Mightiest Creators Sure, Fantastic Four had Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and Uncanny X-Men had Chris Claremont and John Byrne. But The Avengers had all of those guys too, at one … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #61: My Moments With Cap

My Moments With Cap My first moment with Captain America was a pretty inglorious one. That was in 1973 or so, when I was 10, before I was into comics but was plenty into the Adam West Batman TV series that ran daily on weekday afternoons, right after school. What does that have anything to do with Cap, you want to … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #59: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Earth's Mightiest Heroes Comics fans have understood the concept of The Avengers for a long time now; the idea, of course, was to bring the individual stars of the Marvel Universe together in one title to form not just a team of superheroes, but an all-star team of superheroes. That idea was hardly anything new or … [Read more...]

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