Strange Times & Places: Gotham City Garage #1

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we promise you’re not reading a repeat! Two things happened this week that lead to doing another ST&P: First, Kamen Rider Build ended on a game changing cliffhanger last week and I felt it better to see how it resolves before writing about the show. Second, it turns … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Batman #131

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re reading in-universe fanfic from 1960’s Batman #131! How’s It Different? This is a classic Imaginary Story, with a twist – it is being written in-universe by Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred. Luckily, this tale predates the “Alfred as Father Figure” take on … [Read more...]

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: Americomics feat. Charlton Heroes

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re reviewing two comics that are rendered effectively an elseworld by the vagaries of copyrights and licensing – Americomics #3 and Americomics Special #1! How’s It Different? These stories were intended as continuations of the original Charlton Comics … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: DC: The New Frontier

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re looking at the second of the two all-time classic Cold War-set DC Comics Elseworlds: DC: The New Frontier! How’s It Different? It’s a Royale With Cheese and the best way to describe this mini’s timeline is “The DCU’s Post-Crisis timeline, but in real world … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: The Golden Age

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’ll be taking two weeks to examine two DC Comics stories that tackle similar themes with similar characters while being very different tales. First up is 1993’s The Golden Age! How’s It Different? Hmmm….I’d say Royale With Cheese, though honestly it barely … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Spider-Boy #1

  Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re celebrating the financial and creative success of Spider-Man: Homecoming by visiting a very different take on the Wall Crawler – Amalgam Comics’ Spider-Boy #1! How’s It Different? As explained last time we visited this universe, Amalgam Comics … [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: 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...]

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