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Gridlock on the Temporal Crossroads


When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes encounter Vandar the First and Only – the immortal ruler of an Earth-based interplanetary empire who appears to be a hybrid of Flint from the original series episode Requiem for Methuselah and longtime DC Universe pain-in-the-ass Vandal Savage – in Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #5 (February 2012), he makes an initially cryptic comment…

Come into my parlor...

…the full implications of which soon become all too clear.

Where the Chronosphere from "Seven Days", dammit?

Now it’s time to determine your geekiness level: exactly how many of the devices and machines used for travel through space, time, and other dimensions did you recognize? From top to bottom, left to right, here’s what I was able to identify off the top of my head:

The TARDIS from "Doctor Who"

The time-travelling phone booth from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

The hot tub from "Hot Tub Time Machine"

The Flash's Cosmic Treadmill

Lazarus' ship from the "Star Trek" episode "The Alternative Factor"

The Stargate from "Stargate" and "Stargate: SG-1"

The time travel pod from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "A Matter of Time"

The Aeon-type timeship from the "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Future's End"

A Legion of Super-Heroes Time Bubble

The Time Tunnel from "The Time Tunnel"

The time machine from "The Time Machine" (1960)

The launch pod from "Timecop"

The DeLorean from "Back to the Future"

So how many did you get? 🙂

Oh, and if anyone happens to figure out what any of the ones I missed are, feel free to drop me a line. I’d be interested in knowing…

The Real (Doctor) McCoy


Can you base an entire comic book on a single punchline? Well, a lot of fans seem to think that this unlikeliest of crossovers only took place because somebody was itching to make the following joke.

It's almost like looking into a mirror, isn't it?

This case of mistaken identity has been brought to you by Star Trek/X-Men (December 1996) by Scott Lobdell, Mark Silvestri, David Finch, Billy Tan, Anthony Winn, Brian Ching, Batt, D-Tron, Aaron Sowd, Joe Weems, Victor Llamas, Team Tron, Jose Huillen, Viet Troung, and Mike Manczarek. (Whew!)

Vulcans? In My Green Lantern Corps?


It’s more likely than you think.

"Live long and prosper!"

A fascinating panel from Green Lantern #90 (August-September 1976) by Denny O’Neil and Mike Grell.

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