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Deck Log Entry # 205 Captain America, G-Man!

You don’t have to read too many early issues of The Avengers before you realise that the original Assemblers were a pretty testy bunch.  Th…

Started by Commander Benson

4 Apr 7
Reply by Fred W. Hill

Deck Log Entry # 204 Dead on Arrival

A trim, athletic man in blood-red tights and a white cadaverous mask stands on a pedestal high above the crowd.  The smell of sawdust and p…

Started by Commander Benson

13 Feb 28
Reply by Richard Willis

Deck Log Entry # 203 Merry Christmas 2017!

To-day, on this day of days, as you gather around the Christmas tree, or sit down to Christmas dinner . . . …

Started by Commander Benson

7 Dec 27, 2017
Reply by Eric L. Sofer

Deck Log Entry # 202 Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Twenty-eight years ago---ye gods, has it been almost three decades?---I had just started a tour of duty as the executive officer for a larg…

Started by Commander Benson

18 Nov 29, 2017
Reply by Dave Palmer

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 57 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part One--Prelude to Super-Action

At the request of my pal, Jeff of Earth-J, who is hosting a thread on the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the mid-1960's, I'm re-running my 2008…

Started by Commander Benson

18 Nov 15, 2017
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 62 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Six--the Also-Rans

They can’t all be gems.   Between the vast imagination of Hanna-Barbera and the twin super-hero mines of DC and Marvel, there were hit show…

Started by Commander Benson

36 Nov 15, 2017
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 60 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Four--Hanna-Barbera, the Best to You Each Saturday Morning

In television, as in all other fields of endeavour, relative status is seldom above dispute.  However, one of those rare exceptions has to…

Started by Commander Benson

39 Nov 11, 2017
Reply by Emerkeith Davyjack

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?

If you were a kid and a comic-book fan from the fall of 1967 through the summer of 1968,  Saturday mornings were television heaven.  Super-…

Started by Commander Benson

50 Oct 23, 2017
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 59 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Three--Marvel Makes the Scene

As difficult as it may be for some of you youngsters out there to believe, there was a time when Marvel Comics wasn’t the overwhelming, cro…

Started by Commander Benson

20 Oct 22, 2017
Reply by Fred W. Hill

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 61 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Five--the Super-Hero Universe of Hanna-Barbera

In the 1966 season of Satuday-morning kid-vid, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera had accomplished a remarkable feat.  In Space Ghost, they had cre…

Started by Commander Benson

21 Oct 2, 2017
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