Back in the mid-1990s, TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine visited the “evil” Mirror Universe on several occasions. Since then, the Universe has shown up in the prequel TV shows, Enterprise and Discovery. We never saw a Next Generation version on screen. In 2017, IDW created a comic book limited series focused on who these characters would be.

Everybody has seen numerous retellings of Spider-Man’s origin from Amazing Fantasy #15 - from comics, to cartoons, to movies. Interestingly enough, the story from Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 1963, in which Spidey meets the Fantastic Four, has been told many times, as well. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby retold the story in the first Fantasic Four annual. Tom Defalco did a version of it as did John Byrne and later Dan Slott. The interesting thing about this story is that, unlike the origin, it can be told from a different perspective without taking away what is inherent to what came before. This is the basis for Marvel Action Classics #4.

How far would you go for love? Theoretical physicist John Tate is willing to travel between dimensions, if that’s what it takes to get his recently murdered wife back.

Quick recap: With the rest of the nursing home group (relatively?) ensconced in the Grail Castle, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose headed off to Bath to hopefully retrieve Rose’s parents. Unfortunately, a he-gorgon is a solid obstacle between them and their quarry.

With both sides of the team firmly on Earth That Was, a confrontation is due, especially given the diverging interests between Team Firefly and Team Earthers. With things primed to go sideways… well, here we are.

One of the things I like about the DC Universe Animated Movies is that they tend to be geared towards more mature audiences. This gives them the opportunity to explore complex moral and philosophical questions in greater depth. It’s clear that’s what the filmmakers behind Injustice had in mind. Unfortunately, it misses the mark.

Visitations #6: Death on the Elevated, Scott Larson’s latest installment in his comic book series about the paranormal influence on the history of Chicago, jumps forward to 1987 to frame several mayoral deaths as the work of Wadjet’s The Cult of the Snake.  Blending historical events with the happenings from previous issues creates a unique look at old Chicago while helping review key points from the first five volumes.

Steven Prince teased that the titular Monster Matador would be facing a fierce, new threat in Africa in the final pages of Tango of the Matadors, and Ramon is finally back to prove he is not just a protector of the New World. He joins an elite team of monster hunters to take down the xidachane, a variation of zombie native to several South African cultures.  This danger isn’t always visible to the naked eye, and it might even be an airborne virus. How can the team face off against a menace they can’t easily see, especially while they’re still struggling to work together?

The universe of Critical Role is vast, and with this new series comes something new: an area of the land of Exandria that has not been well explored, with its own mysteries and culture.

Space battles! Starships! Danger! Intrigue!

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