Batman, 1943

A mere four years after The Bat-Man made his debut in the pages of Detective Comics, the world was a very different place.  Specifically, it was at war.  For the United States, the front lines of the war were threefold: the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific, and the propaganda war on the … Continue reading Batman, 1943

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

As the title proclaims, she's the world's most famous heroine.  She has survived World War II, Congressional scrutiny, cultural irrelevance, and quite literally every single threat a comic book character can possibly endure, including a few that were created specifically for her. In spite of this, the general perception the world has very little idea … Continue reading Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

"A few words to writers who might be tempted to add to this game -- it's not enough to cover pages with flow-charts, family trees, and speculation to establish an extended kinship...  If you use a pre-existing fictional character, you are under the same obligation a writer of historical fiction is in using a real … Continue reading Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert