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...]

Strange Times & Places: Doom Link

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a one-shot exclusively available with a toy. The cover designates it Superman: The Man of Steel Co-Starring Batman #1, but it is better known by the name in its indicia – Doom Link! How’s It Different? It’s a Royale with Cheese, where a lot … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Star Wars Infinities – A New Hope

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, were today we’re looking at an alternate universe from long ago in a galaxy far, far away – Star Wars Infinities - A New Hope! How’s It Different? This is a simple For Want of a Nail story – Luke Skywalker’s torpedoes detonate too early and fail to destroy the Death … [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: Altered States – The Shadow #1

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where even the oldest Heroes can get a new spin. On that note, this week we are reading Altered States: The Shadow #1! How’s It Different? This one probably counts as an imaginary story, albeit one that has nothing in particular that prevents it from taking place and … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: JLX

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where the familiar meets the unfamiliar. There are few occasions that will be truer than today, when we look at the post Marvel vs. DC soup known as the Amalgam Universe! Specifically, we’re reading JLX #1 and JLX Unleashed #1. How’s It Different? It’s a new category, … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: The Adventures of Spawn

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where classic do-gooders are usually receive darker and edgier reimaginings. Today, however, just the opposite will be happening in The Adventures of Spawn! How’s It Different? This one is a Royale with Cheese, in which many of the mainstream characters exist but are … [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...]

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