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...]

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane # 34

Welcome once again to a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week it's time to dig in the DC Comics section of my comic book vault.  And I've brought up from the depths, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane # 34.  The comic is cover dated July 1962 and features a two-part imaginary story within the comic, plus a second nine (9) page … [Read more...]

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