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...]

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: What If? #105

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week we’re reading a one-off, single issue story that spawned over two hundred issues worth of fan favorite comics – What If? #105, the first appearance of the Spectacular Spider-Girl! How’s It Different? Like most, if not all, issues of What If?, it’s a For … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Future Tense

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week we’re watching the best cartoon of the 1990s, Gargoyles, one and only venture into the genre of possible futures – season two, episode forty-three, “Future Tense”. How’s It Different? It’s a For Want of a Nail possible future, a cyberpunk dystopia with a … [Read more...]

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