What is evil? And what makes one become it? Does it require a life-altering tragedy, or are some of us ready to become bad guys because the tea was cold? What motivates one to become a villain? Welcome to Ten Things!
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!
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!
IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Rand is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory. Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) I also list all the comics I read that
Rand Bellavia, of Ookla the Mok fame, returns for another trip down memory lane to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this months’s Random Access Memory.
Press Release If you thought the blockbuster INFINITY event turned the Marvel Universe on its head, you won’t believe what could have happened! Those questions and more will be answered in WHAT IF? INFINITY – a brand-new 5-issue limited series coming in October! Rising star writer Joshua Williamson (Secret Wars: Battleworld, Illuminati) and an assembly of today’s hottest artists – Mike Henderson, Riley Rossmo, Mike Norton, Jason Copland, Goran Suduzka show you just how 2013’s chartbusting INFINITY event could have gone down!
Many publications and pundits have had a lot to say about this week’s Thor #1 (myself included), but a great many of them have also indicated that this is the first time EVER that a woman has carried the hammer of Thor in battle… Those reports are quite mistaken. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of What If? #10 awaits!
Marvel is reexamining the Age of Ultron with a new What If…? series that kicks off in April. With the buildup to the next Avengers grows, this might be a cool series to check out. At the very least, take a look at the awesome covers by Chris Stevens.
WHAT IF Marvel created the greatest Marvel live event of all time with the MARVEL MONSTER TRUCK LIVE show at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium in July of 2012?
Or – “This One Might Actually Kind Of Be #200. Kind Of…” I often have problems with Marvel’s renumbering schemes because the people in charge of counting like to skew things in their favor. Captain America’s renumbering to 600 only makes sense if you count the 100 issues of Tales To Something-Or-Other that came BEFORE the book changed it’s name to Captain America V.1, most issues of which didn’t even feature the character. But for What If?, the bean-counters seem to be playing fair, counting 47 issues of volume one, the hundred-plus issues of volume two, and the various one-shots