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  1. Turing-Nash Power Hour Redux: A Collaborative Timeline

    Welcome Back to the Arcade, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Awesome Sauce and this is a reboot of the Turing-Nash TL. This time around, it isn't just pop culture, now everything is allowed (as along as it is not ASB or violate the rules of this site) on this thread (of course with my...
  2. (DBWI) No HIT Comics?

    OK, so everyone at this point has heard of the two biggest Comic Publishers of all time right? DC (formerly National) and HIT (Formerly Quality) have been in the pop culture Nexus ever since the 1930s, although it was the 40s when they both truly hit their stride with guys like Wonder Woman...
  3. The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    IDEA: Two acclaimed authors whose work everyone copies but has failed on television and the movies is Edgar Rice Burroughs (Jon Carter of Mars) and H.P. Lovecraft. Starting in the 1920s/1930s till now, make the franchises of John Carter of Mars and Lovecraftian media as popular as Star Trek or...
  4. The Secret History of AA Comics

    I found out about this book about a month or two ago and it's definitely Alternate History, so I thought it might be worth talking about here. Essentially, it's a book that takes place in a universe where All-American comics wound up buying out Detective Comics. In this universe, Alan Scott's...
  5. The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission. So here's the POD: POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide...
  6. DBWI: Tim Burton Doesn't Make "Superman Lives!"

    In 1998, Tim Burton's "Superman Lives!" was released into theaters worldwide. Starring Nicholas Cage as Superman, the film was Burton's attempt to explore the iconic character after having abandoned the Batman franchise six years earlier. The film had a rocky pre-production period and came close...
  7. Company 3: The History of Endgame Comics.
    Threadmarks: A Fateful Choice

    Prologue: A Fateful Choice It was impossible to pretend that Steve Ditko was anything other than one of the biggest names in the comic book world. Right alongside the likes of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Gardener Fox, he had been in the game for one hell of a long time and without a doubt, his...
  8. Mr_ Bondoc

    Spiderman: A Life Story

    We have all talked about it, but it has been done. Chip Zdarsky has written a nifty comic mini-series which details what would happen in Marvel characters didn't maintain their same age in a "sliding time scale". As such, the series details, "On this Earth, many Marvel heroes such as Spider-Man...
  9. GameBawesome

    Superheroes and Super Villains for the Craziest ASB Countries

    Basically, make up a comic superhero or super heroine or team or super villain(s) for the craziest ASB countries like for example and include: Aztec Empire Holy Roman Empire Mughal Empire Confederate states of America Republic of Venice Ming dynasty Russian Empire Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...
  10. Andrew Boyd

    AHC: Imagine any character as a Disney villain.

    Pretty simple really. For one, this take on Umbridge as such seems pretty accurate...
  11. WI: No Comics Code Authority and No Hays Code

    What if the Comics Code Authority and Hays Code never came to be. How does this effect pop culture?
  12. WI: Number One from Captain America Vol 1 #175 is outright stated to be Nixon.

    In Captain America Vol 1 #175, Steve Rogers finds out the identity of the head of the Secret Empire, Number One. It is heavily implied that this man is Richard Nixon but never outright said. What if it explicitly revealed in that issue to be Nixon? How does this affect Marvel and the comic book...
  13. Time Enough

    Brad Bird's The Spirit? Discussion

    In 1980 whilst at Cal Art's Brad Bird and a few friends created script for a Spirit film alongside a pencil test trailer made to help pitch the film. To quote ‘The Spirit’ movie that could have been "But if the world had turned a little differently, if fate had been a little kinder, a “Spirit”...
  14. WI: Amalgam Comics always existing pop-culture effects

    In a world where Amalgam Comics has been around since the 1930's (I'm assuming that's when they were formed since their fictional history goes back to the Golden Age of Comics) and DC and Marvel never existed what would be the pop culture effects?
  15. Heavy

    AH Vignette: The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit

    THE WEED OF CRIME BEARS BITTER FRUIT Alternate History Pop Culture Vignette The weed of crime bears bitter fruit -- crime does not pay! The Shadow knows! 1996 In the mid-1990s, the world of cinema was consumed by superhero fever. Directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Michael...
  16. Mr_Fanboy

    WI: No Image Comics?

    In 1992, several prominent artists for Marvel Comics, including Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, and Todd MacFarlane left the House of Ideas in order to found Image Comics. This due to their frustration that Marvel did not grant them much in the way of royalties from their popular works...
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