Welcome back all you Weirdos! For this installment of Top 5 Fridays I figured we get a little weird and nostalgic. With this week's issue of The Multiversity Guidebook hitting the shelves, I was thinking a lot about Universes that didn't make the cut for Grant Morrison's Multiverse or just happen to be one of the seven mystery worlds we don't know about yet. The one that I thought about the most, you know besides the Miller-verse, was something that I loved as a not-so-wee boy, which was brought to us in the aftermath of DC Versus Marvel. For those of you who aren't old enough to remember......... or for some reason weren't reading comics at the time, DC Versus Marvel was HUGE! I mean, it was the thing that every comic book fan had been clamoring for and would debate about ad nauseam. Finally we would get to see which heroes would win against another property's heroes............... and then we got pissed because there was no winner between Batman and Captain America. Anyway, for some fun one-shots, both companies put out comics under the Amalgam Comics banner and featured the combinations of characters from both Marvel and DC......... It was a good time and my boy brain could barely handle the excitement. So for this installment of Top 5 Fridays, I figured I'd look back and list the Amalgam Comics that made me shake uncontrollably with glee. Let's check it out and remember the 90's fondly.
#5. Lobo The Duck
Now this spot on the list might piss people off because I never actually read Lobo The Duck. But before you get all hot under the collar, I just want you to remember being a kid and how hard it was to come by money when you were that kid......... you know unless it was your birthday or something and your grandmother sent you a five dollar bill. Unlike that dude in the KFC commercials, I was using that money for action figures or comic books............or thinking about the pudgy kid I was, probably ice cream and soda pop. The point is, I couldn't always get every comic I wanted and I remember staring at this book and desperately wanting it. So because of my fond memories about how I learned you don't always get what you want, Lobo The Duck takes the #5 spot here. It's funny too, after doing some research on this book I wanted so bad as a kid, apparently Lobo The Duck takes place in an alternate Universe from the Amalgam Universe, due to him investigating the deaths of many prominent characters. Oh Multiverse!
#4. Bruce Wayne Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
That's it for this installment of Top 5 Fridays and let me just end this by saying......... Man, Multiversity is weird as hell, but you know what? It's gotten people discussing and debating what's going down and that's what it's all about. I hope you enjoyed this list and I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful weekend. See you in seven. Boosh!