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Deck Log Entry # 208 So, You Want to Join the Blackhawks . . . . (Part Two)

The paramilitary Blackhawks were one of the most closed-door groups in comic-book history.  After the admission of Chop-Chop in 1941 (subse…

Started by Commander Benson

4 Jul 25
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry # 207 So, You Want to Join the Blackhawks . . . . (Part One)

If you wanted to become one of the famed Black Knights of the skies, you pretty much had to be around in 1941.    The story of the man call…

Started by Commander Benson

5 Jul 9
Reply by Fraser Sherman

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

14 Jun 12
Reply by Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod)

Deck Log Entry # 206 Death in the Silver Age: Abin Sur, R. I. P

“No use . . . fooling yourself, Abin Sur . . . you are dying!  You have only a short time left to live . . . .   Not the best way to début…

Started by Commander Benson

7 Apr 24
Reply by Richard Willis

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

6 Apr 23
Reply by Jeff of Earth-J

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
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