If you are planning a trip to another dimension, it's always good to take some precautions.
For example, take Earth Two in World's End #23, it might be advisable to check whether or not it has been encapsulated by Apokalips and is in the process of being utterly destroyed.
Dimensional travel sickness can cause distressing side effects. Some people see pink elephants. But in Spider-Gwen #2, she sees pink pigs in Spider-suits. But she does get to bring back Spider-Ham, for which any excuse is acceptable. And giving us a pig who eats pig… that's another thing, local delicacies can seem a little on the stomach-turning side.
There are always familiar tourist sites to mark off your bucket list. Spider-Man 2099 revisits one of those classic scenes from Future Imperfect, the trophy room, detailing the Maestro's many victories. And answering the question in Wolverines of whatever happend to that adamantium skeleton. We resumed the Maestro had ripped it out of Wolverine. Maybe he just bought it?
Knowing the local terrain can be important but, as in New Avengers, just winging it can expose you to all sorts of new experiences. And to be fair, show me a map that can deal with extradimensional Escher…
You can get involved in local discussions. Worlds Finest tells stories of Earth Two's Superman and Batman, and adds fuel to the are-New-Gods-unique-in-the-Multiverse-or-are-they-splinters-of-a-whole debate.
Action Comics gives us a heads up on a very different Earth coming out way in June, the Bizarro Earth. And the issues that its Injustice League have to deal with. As Ardian Syaf knocks it out of the park – could he be DC's new Skottie Young?
You might want to avoid trouble spots but sometimes its unavoidable. Such as when the Fantastic Four has to deal with those pesky Heroes Reborn Avengers created by Franklin Richards. Thankfully their Captain America seems to have had breast reduction surgery since we first saw him.
Just try not to start any wars, Secret or otherwise…
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who are, today, running a signing for the second issue launch of Graveyard Orbit #2 with Paul Kamath from 11am to 2pm then from 4pm to 7pm.
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