Comics. Man, they sure are great. I mean, where else can you have characters that are currently dating the clone of an alternate timeline’s granddaughter’s clone who became another species due to some sort of advanced radiation brought on by a secondary mutation? Exactly. And the best part about it all is when one writer screws up or changes the status quo, not only is death a revolving door, but there’s always the magical deus ex machina of “it was a clone” or “it wasn’t him” or, my personal favorite, “it was an alternate version.” As in, alternate reality version. As in, potentially limitless variations on one character, his origin, his background, his villains, and even, well, every single aspect about him, come to think of it. Got some favorites? Sure you do. So do I. I love lots. It’s hard to limit them, to be honest. Marvel seems to do this best (as much as it might shock you all that I can admit this).
Well? Here are mine. This week’s top ten, in no particular order: Best Marvel Comics alternate realities.
1. Ultimate Marvel
2. The Age of Apocalypse
4. Days of Future Past
5. Marvel 2099
6. Spider-Man: Reign
7. Mutant X
8. Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe
9. Marvel Zombies
10. Earth X
What are your favorites? Be sure to check out this Saturday’s debate. And, of course, put your own two cents in while you’re there! See you later in the week for Stir the Pot Saturday.