Strange Times & Places: Injustice 2

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we examine alternate universe stories in all their shapes and sizes. Today, we’ll be spoiling the heck out of story mode from the newly released Injustice 2 video game! How’s It Different? It’s a For Want of a Nail story in which The Joker tricked Superman into … [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: 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: 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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Superman # 214

Hey, ho, it's almost Halloween, so how's about I dig into the comic vault and pull out a DC Comic this week featuring a supernatural element?  Sound good?  Okay, how about Superman # 214, cover dated February 1969?  Done! So let's jump right in.  Take a look at the cover to that issue, as drawn by Neal … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: The Superman Monster

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we this week we’ll see what happens when you combine one of comics’ greatest heroes with one of literature’s greatest monster in the 1999 prestige format Elseworlds one-shot The Superman Monster. How’s It Different? This one falls under the category of “Imaginary … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Welcome to Strange Times & Places, where super heroes are taken from their familiar surroundings and put into…strange times and places. We kick things off by looking at DC’s first outright Elseworlds movie, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. How’s It Different? It’s what I like to call a "Royale With … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1977 Batman String Puppet

Howdy partners!  It's once again time for a new Fabulous Find, and this week I've had to go to the research books and internet, as I do not actually own this collectible.  And what is this collectible I'm referring to?  Well, it's from Madison Limited and DC Comics, and it is the Batman Super-Heroes String Puppet.  It … [Read more...]

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've gone to the Treasury sized comics section of the vault and pulled out DC Comics' All New Collectors Edition, Volume 7, Number C-56, or as it's better known as, Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali.  This was published in 1978 and that's when I bought my copy, right off the … [Read more...]

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