Celebrating the Weird World of Comics

It Came From Off-Panel! is a podcast and blog that celebrates the truly weird stuff that happens in comic books. We all know and love heroes like Superman and Spider-Man, Batman and Captain America–but what about the oddballs? The ones that don’t make it into the film adaptations? And what about the strange tales that have accumulated over the decades that these characters have existed? It Came From Off-Panel! is here to talk about Sam Wilson’s half-vampire bird, Detective Chimp’s stint as the host of a rhyming demon, and all the other mind-bending stories that comics have given us.

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Digimon Deck Profile: Red Hybrids (and General Blog Update)

Hey, folks, what’s up? It’s been a minute, huh? So, yeah, March didn’t really go as planned. I had an episode of the podcast recorded about Jessica Cruz, my favorite Green Lantern, but my laptop died earlier this year and wouldn’t you know it, I’d forgotten to back that episode up! So it goes. More…

Character Build: Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman)

If I’m being honest, Jessica Drew, better known as Spider-Woman, is perhaps not the most High Evolutionary-adjacent character I could be choosing for our second hero build of the month. Adam Warlock is more intrinsically linked to Herbert Edgar Wyndham, but he’s also a character I know a lot less about. I’d like to take…

Character Build: Thor Odinson

Since the High Evolutionary first debuted in the pages of Thor, it seemed appropriate that I dedicate a character build this month to the God of Thunder. Building a god is no easy task, but I think I’ve come up with a reasonable facsimile of Thor’s powers! There’s one caveat, though: this build assumes the…

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