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Deck Log Entry # 236 Merry Christmas 2021!

Seven years ago, I told you the story of the Christmas Truce of World War I.   This is the other World War I Christmas story.   By the time…

Started by Commander Benson

8 Dec 27, 2021
Reply by Richard Willis

Deck Log Entry # 235 Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

It was about fifteen years ago.  The last week of November was near, and the Good Mrs. Benson and her sister were bemoaning the approach of…

Started by Commander Benson

9 Nov 30, 2021
Reply by ClarkKent_DC

Deck Log Entry # 233 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII

"Life," said comic-strip writer Allen Saunders, "is what happens to us while we are making other plans."  (Yes, I know that line has been a…

Started by Commander Benson

36 Nov 9, 2021
Reply by Eric L. Sofer

Deck Log Entry # 232 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part Two

Previously, in "The New Superman":   After a deadly green comet robs Superman of his powers, his hand-picked successor, Ar-Val of Kandor, t…

Started by Commander Benson

21 Sep 13, 2021
Reply by Richard Willis

Deck Log Entry # 234 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII . . . Answers!

Three . . . two . . . one . . . time's up!   Every time I put one of these quizzes together, I try to determine which question will cause y…

Started by Commander Benson

3 Sep 3, 2021
Reply by Fraser Sherman

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 31 A Real Pal

Philip José Farmer once wrote, “It’s lonely to be a superman; it’s far more lonely to be a superboy.”   He was speaking of Clark “Doc” Sava…

Started by Commander Benson

4 May 22, 2021
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry # 231 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part One

"The New Superman"   Editor:  Mort Weisinger   Writer:  Edmond Hamilton   Art:  Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein and Sheldon Moldoff (inks…

Started by Commander Benson

15 Mar 3, 2021
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry # 230 Merry Christmas 2020!

In our nearly three decades together, one area in which the Good Mrs. Benson and I still disagree is the subject of music.  I sensibly main…

Started by Commander Benson

7 Dec 27, 2020
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry # 229 Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

Even now, Maria would be considered a firebrand.   She was born in Massachusetts, to a sickly and emotionally distant mother and a stern, r…

Started by Commander Benson

7 Nov 26, 2020
Reply by Doctor Hmmm?

Deck Log Entry # 228 The Wienie-isation of Hal Jordan

By the green beam of my ring . . . I see that you are honest!  And the battery has already selected you as one born without fear!   Those w…

Started by Commander Benson

37 Nov 21, 2020
Reply by Jeff of Earth-J

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