Ten Things: Ten ‘What If?’ Stories That Mattered

Let me first say this:  Every comic story matters if you loved it, regardless of whether it’s ever referenced again or whether it’s even still in-continuity.  ‘Course, some of them come back around, which can be especially entertaining when it comes to the alternate universes of ‘What If?’.  Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Uatu The Watcher, Presents: TEN ‘WHAT IF?’ STORIES THAT MATTERED! 10) “WHAT IF THE INVADERS NEVER DISBANDED?” – VOL. 1 #4 An oddity from the beginning as it was explicitly part of the mainstream Marvel Universe, the fourth

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Ten Things: Awesome Elseworlds/What Ifs

Some theorize that every decision we make, no matter how small, no matter how automatic, creates an alternate reality.  Comics being comics, that theory is turned into something both wonderful and a little bit ridiculous…  Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Earth-38 Supergirl, Presents: TEN AWESOME ELSEWORLDS/WHAT IFS! 10) BATMAN/HOUDINI: THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP A square bound, Prestige Format one-shot, ‘Devil’s Workshop’ gives us a novice Batman, operating in the year 1907.  Thanks to Bruce Wayne’s society contacts, he comes into contact with (and learns to improve his escapology and lockpicking skills from)

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Retro Review: Venus #1 (August 1948)

The Golden Age of Comics was on the wane, and the superhero/adventure genre was waning, with romance on the rise.  Good thing Atlas Comics was ready to merge the two!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Venus #1 awaits! VENUS #1 Writer: Uncredited Penciler: Ken Bald (Unconfirmed) Inker: Lin Streeter Colorist: Uncredited Editor: Stan Lee Publisher: Atlas (Marvel) Comics Cover Price: 10 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $3,000.00 Previously in Venus:  I’m gonna be honest: When I started this week’s Retro Review, I was considering 1950s Marvel Boy #1, one of Marvel/Atlas Comics’ attempts to rekindle the fires of their comic

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Ten Things: Ten Time-Displaced Female Heroes

Time, time, time, see what’s become of these great heroes, all of whom have experienced temporal instability and whatnot…  Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, and Doctor Samuel Beckett, Presents: TEN TIME-DISPLACED FEMALE HEROES! 10) INSECT QUEEN Classmate of Clark Kent and designated love interest of Superboy, Lana […]

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Ten Things: Ten Supers With The Power Of Love

It’s a curious thing, making one man weep, making another man sing…  And, in some cases, it gives ya super-powers. Welcome to Ten Things! Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, and Canadia’s Own Celine Dion, Presents: TEN SUPERS WITH THE POWER OF LOVE! 10) STAR SAPPHIRE WONDER WOMAN The creation of the […]

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