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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Giant-Size X-Men # 1

I found myself wandering up and down the Marvel Comics section of my secret comic book vault this week trying to decide on just the right comic for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  The more I thought, the harder it was to decide, until finally, I came to the end of the row and reached the X-Men shelves.  Okay, so I'll do a … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: My Greatest Adventure # 80

Greetings to all my fellow comic book fans, be it here, at the Back To The Past website, or those that follow me on Facebook or Twitter.  It is time, once again, to take a look at a DC Comics comic book.  Therefore, this week, I've pulled out from the DC vault, a comic that goes by the name of; My Greatest Adventure # … [Read more...]


To once again quote the sign over the old spinner racks; Hey Kids, Comics!  and a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW for your reading pleasure, to boot.  This week it's time to dig around in the Marvel side of my vast collection and in doing so, I've pulled out my copy of X-Men # 10, cover dated March 1965.  It's got a … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Pryde of the X-Men

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where this week we start with a minor mea culpa: I thought that I had the first two episodes of Night Man ready to be watched, but it turns out I was in error and wouldn’t be able to get them before press time. So instead, this week we’re discussing 1989’s Pryde of the … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Generation X

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where today we look back the X-Men’s first live action outing, 1996’s Generation X TV movie! What’s The Plot? Two new students at the Xavier Institute, Jubilee and Skin, run afoul of mad scientist Russell Tresh, a murderous megalomaniac who needs live mutant brains for … [Read more...]

Top 5 Comic Characters Who Should Be Thankful

I Will Tell You #99: Top 5 Comic Characters Who Should Be Thankful   Anyone who knows me personally, or has at least read some of my past columns over the years, has often heard me say, "You don't have to be good if you're lucky," frequently amended with another statement, "You don't have to be lucky if … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: X-Men #s 49 – 51

It's time for another RETRO REVIEW, so settle back and let's turn the time machine back to 1968!  This week I've unearthed from my collection X-Men numbers 49 through 51 from Marvel Comics.  These three books are cover dated, October through December 1968, meaning that they would have been on the comic racks during the … [Read more...]

Avengers Versus X-Men: Cyclops Was Right!

Avengers vs. X-Men has reached its conclusion, leaving the intrepid Cyclops rotting in a cell. A fitting result for the leader of the X-Men? Sean Pigeon offers a few examples of AVX justice from the Avengers side, like Scarlet Witch and Namor, and questions the outcome in this video segment that all Avengers and … [Read more...]

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