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...]

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...]

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...]

Strange Times & Places: Marvel Mangaverse: Avengers Assemble! #1

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re celebrating the opening of the Power Rangers movie this past weekend. To that end, I found the most Power Ranger-y alternate universe story I could (other than the actual alternate universe Power Rangers story currently ongoing in their monthly book) - Marvel … [Read more...]

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...]

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