Category: Back Issue to the Future

Back Issue to the Future: Flash #8 by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins

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Commentary by Sean H. Cast your minds back, dear reader, to the not-too-distant past. Specifically, 2010, when coming hot off the heels of Blackest Night and Brightest Day, Geoff Johns returned to Flash to pen a new era in the…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Spider-Man: The Lost Years

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Commentary by Sam S. As everybody likely knows by now, Ben Reilly, Peter Parker's controversial clone and occasional Scarlet Spider, has returned to the Spider-Man identity for the first time since 1995. The 90's clone storyline received plenty of deserved…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Batman #312, “A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay”

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Commentary by Dan W. When did The Joker become a ruthless, humorless psychopath? Not to say he wasn’t always a murderous clown, but rather that there may have been some winking charm in past eras of giant typewriters and poison…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: CONAN #1-32 (2004)

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Commentary by Dan W. 2004 was a good year to be a Conan fan. Publishing house Del Rey was in the midst of publishing three excellent collections of Robert E. Howard’s original Conan pulp stories (removing all the edits L.…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Spectacular Spider-Man #136 by Sean H.

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If you’ve been reading Amazing Spider-Man lately (and you should, it’s been great), you probably have become familiar with the Sin-Eater. I myself wrote on his debut appearance a while ago in death of Jean DeWolff. That was the story…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: IRREDEEMABLE

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Commentary by Sean H. If you ask the average reader for the best Superman origin story, you’re likely to get one of two answers. Superman Secret Origin by Doomsday Clock dream team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, or Superman Birthright…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: “THE DEATH OF JEAN DeWOLFF”

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Commentary by Sean H. Peter David has had a storied career in comics. A lifelong fan of comics and a staple of the industry, he has written seminal storylines for both Marvel and DC, and he generally can be relied…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Green Lantern: The New Corps #1-2 (1999)

December 17, 2019 Back Issue to the Future, Reviews
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Commentary by Sam S. DC in the 1990’s was filled with legacy characters, generally more hip, youthful and contemporary replacements for some of the company’s most iconic characters. Outside of Wally West as the Flash, no character exemplified this trend…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: DETECTIVE COMICS #747

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Commentary by Dan W. It’s 1999. You can’t go a day without hearing Prince’s seminal hit of the same name on the radio. (Everyone still listens to terrestrial radio.) DC’s Batman comics are in the midst of “No Man’s Land”,…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: MELTDOWN

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Commentary by Dan W. Have you ever burned out on something you once enjoyed? Woken up in the morning questioning why you ever cared? Let it poison your personal and professional interactions? Well, what if you were a hero. And…

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