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...]

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...]

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...]

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