Bizarro Back Issues

Bizarro Back Issues: Eat-Man Eats, Is A Man (1997)
Back in the dim and distant times before the manga boom at the turn of the century, if you wanted anything that looked even remotely like Japanese comics you had to hunt through long boxes and hope that you could track down a whole story.

But like a lot of inconvenient things from the '90s ---…
Bizarro Back Issues: Secret Of The Super-Box! (1957)
Getting super-powers can be a tricky bit of business. Sure, you could always wait for a magic space ring to just literally fall out of the sky, and if you're confident in your ability to be a protagonist and not just a background character, I suppose you could always try to fall into a nuclear …
Bizarro Back Issues: The Body Swaps Of 'Silver Age!' (2000)
So let's talk about The Silver Age. No, not the period from 1954 to 1971 that was largely defined by rigid rules, bizarre transformations, and Superman constantly playing educational pranks on all of his friends and loved ones; the other Silver Age. The fifth-week event from 2000? That's t…
Bizarro Back Issues: Colonel Blimp's Reign Of Terror (1982)
I think we can all agree that the single biggest piece of news in comics right now is the shocking return of Colonel Blimp in the pages of Tom King and Ivan Reis's Batman #6, in stores now.

But just who is Colonel Blimp? Well, if you read that issue, you already know that he's got a blimp…
Bizarro Back Issues: Badger, Bruce Lee, And Elvis (1990)
Badger is a very weird comic, and it's weird in a way that's such a product of its time that the best way to read it may be to just pick up whatever back issue you see and read it in complete isolation from the rest of the series. Which is how I got the one where the Badger teams up with E…
Bizarro Back Issues: The Teen Titans Are Secret Olympic Heroes
But while the spirit of the Olympics is built on international friendship and good-natured competition, there are definitely villainous organizations out there trying to sabotage the games with the somewhat nebulous goal of turning us all against each other.

Or at least, that's what was going …
Bizarro Back Issues: Supergirl Cheats At The Fake Olympics!
Over the past week or so, my thoughts have been primarily consumed with two things: Comet the Super-Horse and the Summer Olympics. For the former, I was mostly able to get all of my thoughts down on paper in the form of last week's Ask Chris column, but when I was doing the reading to talk abou…
Bizarro Back Issues: Lois Lane And The Deadly Typewriter
Tom Scioli has good taste in comics. That should probably be obvious if you look at the influences that have filtered down through his work on titles like Transformers vs. GI Joe. While most of his favorites might seem pretty obvious, though, there are a couple of others that you wouldn't neces…
Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy And The Alien Death Wish! (1980)
We've seen an awful lot of reboots over the past few years, and when it comes to giving a long-running character a new #1, there are a lot of choices you can make. The obvious one, of course, is to give readers a back-to-basics approach that makes things a little more accessible and lets new fa…
Bizarro Back Issues: Aquaman's One Hour To Doom! (1961)
All right, look. I have made my share of jokes about Aquaman over the years. Heck, if you really want to get down to it, I've made several people's share of jokes about Aquaman, to the point where I may have been personally responsible for the Great Aquaman Joke Shortage of '14. But h…

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