IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! #NCBD The best day of the week just got a lot better with a new round of awesome comics arriving in stores this week. Staff members at Major Spoilers are here to help you with your comic book selection this week, with their roundup of comics they recommend.
Comics are a cyclical game. From the very earliest days of the industry, stories and concepts have been recycled, reused and generally repurposed on a regular basis. This explains why, for instance, Quality Comics’ Midnight was essentially The Spirit (and also why I laugh every time someone declares the latest incarnation of any given comic to be “the greatest ever”, but that’s another story.) Superman had been plagued by other-dimensional imp Mr. Mxyzptlk since the mid-40s, the world’s greatest detective waited a few years before getting his own, presumably to make sure that the phenomenon was worth his time… Your
This week, we turned to you (or more specifically, those of you who follow @MajorSpoilers) and asked for a Poll of the Week suggestion. Tweeter JayLv99 suggested pitting Mister Mxyzptlk against Bat-Mite. Two imps from the Fifth Dimension who plague Batman and Superman endlessly. Oh, by the way, JayLv99 wins a prize from the Major Spoilers Pile O’ Stuff.
Over the years comics have given us a staggering number of alternate realities, many of them just thinly veiled excuses to put our favorite superheroes into improbable situations with minimum clean-up. But sometimes alternate realities and alternate futures yield something more, sometimes they accomplish exactly what they should; to allow us to examine a character under a different light. What follows is a list of the best, most successful or so-ridiculous-they-come-back-out-the-other-side-and-are-cool-again characters from alternate dimensions or futures. To make it on this list a character had to be A) interesting B) be from the same company or creator that owns