This week’s wanderings through the history of comics book landed me in 1973 and/or the far-away future years of 2001, following Jonathan Killraven and his band of rebels, battling the Martians who have taken over their world.  First off, I love a “future” tale that’s already in the past, but Killraven’s adventures are remarkably well-written, especially for the time period, and constitute a text book “Bad Future.”  It’s as noteworthy as the terrible world of the Titans of Tomorrow and even ‘Back To The Future II’. Well, maybe not that bad, but it leads us to today’s dystopian query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) kind of wants to say ‘Days of Future Past’, but that seems like a cliche answer, asking:  Which bad future is the worst dystopian nightmare of all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Time Enough at Last. At least with “The Last Man on Earth” you could kill some time destroying monsters.

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